Healthy Happy Life

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Smoothie Bowl. Healthy Treat!


Acai bowls, I love you, but make room for another smoothie bowl on the block. The Chocolate Bowl. The Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Smoothie Bowl to be exact. This creamy-layered, decadent-looking dish is actually quite the healthy-delicious vegan treat. And I made this bowl with a special favorite protein powder for added plant-based protein and nutrients..

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Spicy Blackened Cauliflower Bites


Snack on veggies with this fun and tasty way to serve up cauliflower. Bite-sized cauliflower florets are coated in my spicy creamy sauce, then quickly cooked in the oven to blackened perfection. Healthy meets delicious in each warm and lively bite. Add a cool ranch (vegan!) dipping sauce on the side, a pile of freshly sliced veggie sticks and happy snacking time is ready! These "buffalo wing" inspired bites are perfect for vegging out in front of your iPad or paired with some "me time" watching Netflix or browsing a good book or cookbook! (There are soooo many vegan cookbooks, like this one, out or coming out this year, I need a bigger bookcase!) This recipe would be fun for parties too, simply add a toothpick to each bite and serve! The bright red-orange color looks so pretty against a green tablecloth or napkin. Grab a head of cauliflower at the store or farmer's market and make my Spicy Blackened Cauliflower Bites!..

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Spring Fling Scones


Happy spring! Pretty recipes like colorful salads, fruit-filled smoothies, spring-y pastas and soups, and these fluffy scones are welcome this time of year. They compliment the bright yellow spring sun, pastel flowers and blossoms ready to bloom, happy birds, crisp breezes and cheery disposition of spring. These Spring Fling Scones with a colorful pastel ribbon of pink, green and yellow (all-natural colors) are perfect for pairing with afternoon tea or serving at spring fling brunches. A zesty lemon glaze on top..

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Matcha Green Tea Reviews & Brand Buying Guide


Matcha Madness has begun. Let me introduce you the the magical world of matcha in my own special way. Buy reviewing a wide selection of brands, surveying them based on color, price, taste and packaging. And I will give my own tips and tricks for enjoying matcha green tea as a part of your healthy, Zenergized lifestyle. Let the matcha madness begin..

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Mint-Matcha Chia Pudding with Dark Chocolate Drizzle


My dairy-free, vegan Mint-Matcha Chia Pudding with Dark Chocolate Drizzle is a sweet spring treat that you can prep in a flash and be enjoying in a few hours or the next day. For this spring-approved dessert or sweet snack, healthy chia seeds combine with coconut oil, dark chocolate and a cool breeze of peppermint. Plus there is a nice boost of green tea goodness in each spoonful..

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Peanut Butter Caramel Bars


I call these lovelies my Golden Crunch Peanut Butter Caramel & Chocolate Bars. Or just Peanut Butter Caramel Bars for short. Since the peanut butter caramel filling is really the star of the recipe show here. These squares are perfect for a nibble-style treat. A little nibble goes a long way. Simply cut out a cube, straight from the fridge or freezer, and peanut butter-chocolate crunch bliss is yours..

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Marly McMillen VGP Interview!

To close out my latest collection of amazing vegan ladies via my Veggie Girl Power Interview Series, I chat with the amazingly talented Marly McMillen, of the blog Namely Marly. Marly has so many insights and tips to share!..

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Lucky Charmless Vanilla-Green Tea Latte Granola


Granola isn't usually too surprising in flavor and texture. Some spice, lotsa crunch, plenty of nuttiness and richness from the baking (or dehydrating) process. But this granola feels different to me and I get excited just writing about it. This crunchy granola is so easy to make and carries a unique flavor profile from earthy-sweet matcha green tea, vanilla and nutty, buttery pumpkin seeds. And to me, these flavors actually taste very familiar. Like a cereal from my childhood even. And yes, there is a whole story behind why I say that. Check out my Lucky Charmless Vanilla-Green Tea Latte Granola! Perfect for springtime crunching in the morning!..

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Black & Beet Mushroom-Walnut Veggie Burgers


This oversized, thick and bold veggie burger is perfect for anyone who craves a burger bash! Bring on the burger toppings, my Black & Beet Mushroom-Walnut Veggie Burgers recipe ahead..

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Cookbook Review: The Oh She Glows Cookbook + recipe, giveaway


I am thrilled to be reviewing Angela Liddon's first cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook. A book based on her amazing blog Oh She Glows. Check out my review and try a recipe from the book and a book giveaway!..

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Magic Mint-Chocolate Matcha Cups


These easy-to-make, simple-ingredient, melt-in-you-mouth Magic Minty-Chocolate Matcha Cups are rich in chocolate flavor with a silky center of minty-matcha green tea bliss. Sweet and cool, I store these little cups in the freezer and grab one when I have a chocolate craving. The hint of mint is super refreshing and the green tea accent adds color, antioxidants and a cravable flavor you simply must try...

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