Persimmon Spice Shake

Persimmon Spice Shake

This is a fun, seasonal fruit shake that perfectly combines juicy winter citrus and sweet, ripe persimmons. Blended with warming ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, this shake truly feels like the holidays. Whip it up for breakfast or enjoy for dessert! Persimmon Spice Shake serves 2 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup cashews 1 […]

Date Nut Bonbons

Date Nut Bonbons

With Halloween just around the corner, I don’t think I’m the only one with candy on the brain! Temptations seem to be everywhere I look. I picked up the most amazing barhi dates at the Santa Cruz farmers’ market and with one bite of their sweet caramel goodness, I was instantly inspired to make my […]

Fall Inspiration: Cultivating Warmth & Golden Cashew Chai

warming spices

Cultivating warmth during the Autumn months can do wonders for our well being and help increase immunity. These three simple daily practices help to keep a sense of warmth when the days are cold and crisp. Light a candle upon rising each morning and before going to sleep. Beginning and ending the day with candle […]

Cardamom Rose Almond Milk

Cardamom Rose Almond Milk

Roses have always been a favorite flower of mine. During my childhood, my mom wore rose oil perfume and the scent and sight of roses have always held a maternal quality for me. This fall, as the last of the roses begin to bloom, I stand in awe of their beauty and fragrance. They invite […]

Raw Snack Bars: Your Way!

Snack Bars, Your Way!

Many of us in the pure food world buy lots of prepared snack bars for easy nourishment when we’re on the go. I know that I do! But with many of them coming in at around $2-$3 a piece, we can find ourselves hungry for a more affordable option! Taking a small amount of time to […]

Make Juicing Work for Your Budget & Lifestyle


I’m in love with green juice and drink it whenever I get the chance. There’s nothing like the flood of easy to digest & assimilate nutrients that a rich green veggie juice can provide. Regardless of how good it tastes or how amazing it feels for our bodies, I have heard (and used) so many […]

Fulfilling Raw Meals

super stuffed peppers

I’m often asked about the meals within the raw realm that will satisfy a deep hunger—for those times when a salad just isn’t going to cut it. When my appetite gets like this, I sometimes reach for dehydrated foods like pizzas & wraps—but when you haven’t planned far enough ahead, dehydrating is out of the […]

Sweet Satisfaction


As we’ve been running our Cultivating the Sweet Life course over the last few weeks, I have found myself inspired to refine my own self-care & nourishment practices. We’ve been exploring conscious comfort foods and avoiding those foods that just make us feel out of balance. I’ve been changing my relationship to sugar lately, knowing […]

Simple Spring Cleanse

Simple Spring Cleanse

Happy Spring! As the weather begins to warm up, Spring can be a great time to cleanse your body from the heavy foods and more inactive pace of the cozy winter. Participating in a juice fast or master cleanse, or eating a raw food diet can be a quick and effective way to deeply cleanse […]

Nourished Travels

chipotle hummus

I’ve been on the road for almost two weeks, living out of suitcases, spending lots of time in the car, exploring, working, learning…and of course, eating! I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard from others that when traveling, fast food is the only option. People often ask me how I keep up with […]

Embracing Winter with Hot Cacao

Embracing Winter

  Are you a winter lover or…not so much?  I must admit, it’s never been my favorite season.  I’m not a big fan of funky weather, being cold or layering clothes.  But the seasons are a part of our beautiful, natural world and I think it’s important to find ways to embrace parts of each […]

Winter Immune Boost

Winter Immune Boost

Are you one of those people that never gets sick or one that seems to get hit with every bug that’s floating around? In my life, I’ve been both.  I used to get sick all of the time, catching almost every little cold & virus that I was exposed to.  One of the biggest benefits […]

Conscious Comfort

Miso Soup

What’s your ideal comfort food?  You know, that dish you come back to, time & time again, when both your body & soul are searching for nourishment? For years, my go-to comfort food was macaroni & cheese.  No, not that orange, powdery “food” from a box—this was the real deal.  Pasta shells with a blend […]

Green Love

Green LOVE

The time has come for everyone to fall in love with greens!  Leafy greens like kale, spinach & collards are finally getting the attention they deserve.  Dare I say, they are even trendy?  Whatever it takes to get more people on board with vitamin & mineral rich salads, smoothies & soups, you won’t hear me […]

Smart Snacking

Brazil-Cashew Butter

On those super busy days, oftentimes nourishment is the last thing you think about.  You work until your belly cries out in pain & your blood sugar plummets.  When you hit this wall and you’re unprepared, it’s easy to reach for unhealthy snacks as a quick fix.  If you can work towards stocking the fridge […]