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Back to Routine with PB&J Overnight Oats

These PB&J overnight oats are packed with protein thanks to the peanut butter powder and cooked quinoa and then they're topped with fresh strawberries, peanuts, dark chocolate, and a few goodnessKNOWS strawberry snack squares. Make the night before, enjoy the next morning (cold or hot).

You guys, I have bad news. Summer is OVER.

We're:

Back to school.

Back to routine. ... Read more » about Back to Routine with PB&J Overnight Oats

Banana Cake with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

This banana cake is lightly adapted from Christina Lane's new Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two cookbook. It is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and banana (of course!) and is topped with the most decadent and delish dark chocolate peanut butter frosting. 

These are my kind of bananas.

Ripened to sweet perfection.
Spotted with love.
Perfect for baking. ... Read more » about Banana Cake with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Fudgy Vegan Peppermint Brownies

These fudgy, delicious, minty brownies are vegan + grain-free (ie. ZERO FLOUR, say what?!?!? I know). They are super chocolately, infused with peppermint, and joy-producing. So you should totally make a batch, asap

This is my new go-to holiday dessert.

Seriously. So easy. And everyone loves them.

And there's good-for-you things hidden inside. ... Read more » about Fudgy Vegan Peppermint Brownies

Dark Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter Cups with Strawberry Jam

These dark chocolate hemp seed butter cups with strawberry jam are my jam. No seriously, they are soooooooooo dang good, super easy to make, and the perfect combo of salty and sweet.

I went back and forth about what to name them.

(No) PB&J Cups?

Nut-free PB&J Cups?

Paleo PB&J Cups? ... Read more » about Dark Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter Cups with Strawberry Jam

Grain-free Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Paleo)

These Coconut Cloud chocolate cookies are what dreams are made of. Lightly sweetened, grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, packed with protein, and absolutely decadent and delish --- you'll want to make a second batch asap. ... Read more » about Grain-free Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Paleo)

Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark

Dear Hubby and I will be celebrating our eleventh wedding anniversary this year. You know what that means?!?! I am officially old. LOL. But all joking aside, when I said "I do" I meant it. With my whole heart. Through thick and thin, sickness and in health, in times of plentiful and in times of need, when all in the world is right and when it's all crumbling down... I will be there. By his side.

Love is... 

A choice. 

A sacrifice.

A beautiful thing. ... Read more » about Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark

Gym Update + {Almond Mocha Green Smoothies}

It's been a week since I joined a gym, the first step towards my summer goal. I went every single day, which is more than I'll normally go...but I wanted to get in the habit of being there and I wanted to take a couple different classes to see what was most challenging and motivating. ... Read more » about Gym Update + {Almond Mocha Green Smoothies}

Yay Water + {Brownie Batter Zucchini Muffins}

I already declared my love for Silk almondmilk in this post, but now I have even one more reason to love it! I recently learned that switching to Silk once a week (instead of regular cow milk) will save over 26,000 gallons of water in a year!! Say what?!?!? I had no idea. Here's the deal. It's easier and takes less water to produce a gallon of almondmilk than to feed/nurture the cow and associated pasture and barn ... Read more » about Yay Water + {Brownie Batter Zucchini Muffins}

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