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Orange Creamsicle N’Oatmeal

paleo vegan orange creamsicle noatmeal

Mmm, n’oatmeal (not oatmeal)! Have you ever tried it? It’s an oat-free breakfast porridge that’s low in carbs, filling, and super quick to come together. I honestly can’t tell the difference between this and the real thing, and I used to eat oatmeal ALL the time during my low-fat-errything days.

And if you’ve never tried it before, this orange creamsicle n’oatmeal is an excellent way to start. It’s absolutely delicious and creamy, and you’ll be reminded of the Creamsicle bars you used to get from the ice cream truck as a child. They were my absolute favorite!

paleo vegan orange creamsicle noatmeal

To be clear, I have nothing against oats and I don’t think they are bad for you if they don’t bother you. However, I know that for me (and for many others), the carb content is too high and it’ll bring on some unpleasant candida symptoms that I’m still healing from. Also, there are many people can’t tolerate grains because they cause inflammation, so a n’oatmeal is a great option that they can enjoy without those symptoms!

There are so many ways you can dress up a n’oatmeal with different flavors and toppings, but these blood oranges were calling my name at the farmers market last week. I just love creating recipes based on the local produce I find, and it helps me stay under budget, eat seasonally, and get creative in the kitchen.

If you are a coconut and an orange lover, I think you’ll love this breakfast option. You can even make a big batch ahead of time and heat it up in the microwave on busy mornings. Just make sure to add the toppings right before you dig in. Hope you enjoy!

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Orange Creamsicle N'Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • Optional: 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place orange and coconut milk in a high powered blender, and blender for 1-2 minutes, until completely smooth.
  2. Pour out into a small saucepan, and add almond meal, chia seeds, shredded coconut, maple syrup (if using), and sea salt.
  3. Heat over medium low heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract and remove from heat.
  5. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings (nuts, toasted coconut flakes, chocolate chips, orange slices, etc) and serve warm.

Paleo Whole30 Vegan Orange Creamsicle N'Oatmeal

Paleo Creamed Spinach

Paleo Whole30 Creamed Spinach

I’m writing this from our new house in Long Beach, CA, and I couldn’t be happier! This house is so comfortable and it’s everything I’m looking for in a home: lots of natural light, huge backyard, and hardwood floors! Oh, and we also have a gas stove that I’m very excited about. Our last place had an electric one and I did not love it.

Needless to say, this past week has been a whirlwind, with getting things out of storage and getting settled into our new home. However, it’s so nice to finally have a place to call home, and I’m eager to get back to work again.

Today’s recipe is paleo creamed spinach, and I’m kinda obsessed. I love dishes that make you eat a ton of veggies by wilting them down like crazy, and this recipe does just that. Especially when they are doused in a heaping amount of healthy fat!

Paleo Whole30 Creamed Spinach

This creamed spinach is thickened with coconut milk and tapioca starch, and you wouldn’t even know that you are missing the dairy! I couldn’t stop eating this because it was so delicious.

If you need a way to fit in plenty of greens, or want to make a spinach dish that your kids will enjoy, I hope try out this creamed spinach. It’ll have you fall in love with spinach all over again!

Paleo Whole30 Creamed Spinach

Paleo Creamed Spinach
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped,
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 big bunches of spinach, stems removed
  • 1 can of full-fat coconut milk
  • Juice and zest from ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat ghee or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions with salt and pepper, and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Add spinach (in batches, if necessary) and cook for 4-5 minutes. Make sure to stir often until wilted.
  5. Pour in coconut milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper, and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes until the sauce is reduced and thickened. Stir in tapioca starch.
  6. Remove from heat, sprinkle with red pepper flakes, and serve.

Paleo Whole30 Vegan Creamed Spinach Side Dish

Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Happy Friday, you beautiful humans! I’m in such a happy mood today, because a lot of good things happened this week and I’m excited to share them with you! These are just a few things taking over my life right now:

  • We found a house to live in! We’ve been living in an Airbnb in Los Angeles until we find a permanent place to rent, so it’s a been a stressful week of house hunting. But our application got accepted for a BEAUTIFUL house with a HUGE backyard in Long Beach! Guys, I haven’t lived in a house in forever. It’s been apartment living for over past 10 years, and it’s so exciting to finally have a house to live in. We move in at the end of this month!
  • I’m a guest on a podcast for the first time ever! A few moths ago, Dr. Jon Rojjanasrirat, a chiropractor and an health advocate, approached me and asked if I would like to be on his podcast, and I had to say yes! You can tell I was nervous by how I stumble on some of the words, but I talk about topics I’m passionate about: sugar detox, stress management, and self love. Go give it a listen!
  • Beautiful springtime produce and recipes are on my mind! First up: this Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet potato toast has been trending like crazy recently, so I feel like I’m late in the game but I had to try it out! My love for sweet potatoes goes deep so using them as “toast” to top with delicious things? Well, that’s a no-brainer for me. And refreshing and delicious bruschetta screams Spring to me. This is such a epic combo, you have to try it out!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

I’ve seriously been eating this Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast for the past several days because I just can’t get enough! The tartness of the bruschetta complements the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and I’ve been loving it for breakfast, lunch, and even as a snack.

I’m excited to bring you more delicious and fun recipes like this one this season so come check back often or sign up for my newsletter to get all the latest updates. Hope you have a beautiful weekend, friends!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 large tomatoes or 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
Instructions
  1. In a big bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except for sweet potatoes. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. While the bruschetta marinates, cut sweet potatoes lengthwise into ¼ inch thick pieces.
  3. Pop the sweet potatoes slices in the toaster until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can bake them in the preheated 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. Top with spoonfuls of bruschetta, and serve!

Paleo Vegan Whole30 Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast - Perfect for Spring!