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Easy Dark Chocolate Paleo Grain Free Granola {paleo + vegan}

This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it’s going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!

This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it's going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!
 
Okay guys. It’s the weekend. Let’s talk granola.

Love it? Hate it? Have a favorite brand? Ever tried making it?

Sorry that was a lot of questions. Hope I didn’t scare you away. Bear with me! This topic is worth a chat.

Homemade granola is something I make on a super regular basis for the family that I work for. It’s one of those pantry essentials that’s as necessary to have stocked as milk and eggs. So I’ve really gotten the whole granola making thing down, and trust me, it’s not half as hard as you think it is.

BUT, while I do occasionally eat oats if they’re gluten free, I just feel better if I avoid them, or at least have them in moderation. And you and I both know that for better or for worse, when it’s good, granola is not one of those things that you eat in moderation. Am I right?

If it’s on my counter, I’m gonna eat it every morning for breakfast. Either straight up with almond milk and some fresh berries, or sprinkled over my smoothie (so good. go try it.) Especially if it’s this easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola.

Because granola with oats is not the only option! Paleo friendly grain free granola is totally a thing and it is totally worth trying.

what is grain free granola?

 

In short, grain free granola is granola without any grains! (duhh of course you knew that) Let’s get a little bit more specific.

While granola has kind of become synonymous with grains, this version subs in nuts and seeds for the grains creating a more nutrient dense and deeply satisfying alternative. It’s held together and sweetened with almond butter and maple syrup, and spiced up with some vanilla extract, cinnamon, and chocolate.

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This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it's going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!

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Blood Orange Sunshine Ginger Mango Smoothie {paleo + vegan}

This blood orange sunshine ginger mango smoothie is made with juicy blood oranges, sweet ripe mango, bright lemon, zippy ginger and hydrating coconut water. The perfect in-between-seasons smoothie! Full of sweet and bright flavor and good for you vitamins and minerals.

This blood orange sunshine ginger mango smoothie is made with juicy blood oranges, sweet ripe mango, bright lemon, zippy ginger and hydrating coconut water. The perfect in-between-seasons smoothie! Full of sweet and bright flavor and good for you vitamins and minerals.

So techinically, it’s spring, right? But technically doesn’t mean much when it’s been cold, gray and raining for the past 3 weeks 🙄. I mean, you’d think mama nay nay would be just as ready as us to see the sunshine and the flowers, but I guess for now she has other plans.

But even if the sun isn’t shining, I’m going to pretend that it is by drinking all of these blood orange sunshine ginger mango smoothies. Because they are full of all the good fruit that’s in season right now, and pretty much = sunshine in a glass.

Which, second to actual sunshine is not a bad option.

This blood orange sunshine ginger mango smoothie is made with juicy blood oranges, sweet ripe mango, bright lemon, zippy ginger and hydrating coconut water. The perfect in-between-seasons smoothie! Full of sweet and bright flavor and good for you vitamins and minerals.

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Colorful Winter Potato Salad {vegan + paleo}

This colorful winter potato salad is loaded up with all the healthy winter veggies, and also brings a taste of what’s to come with warmer weather eats! Simple to make and whole30 friendly, vegan, and paleo – a perfect dish to enjoy and share as the winter months turn to spring! 

This colorful winter potato salad is loaded up with all the healthy winter veggies, and also brings a taste of what's to come with warmer weather eats! Simple to make and whole30 friendly, vegan, and paleo - a perfect dish to enjoy and share as the winter months turn to spring! 
 
We made it! Somehow it’s already March – I mean, thank goodness! This is always the time of year where I am just SO ready for spring weather.

If you’re like me, your head and your heart are all in on those warmer days and lovely spring produce, but your pantry is still stocked with hearty winter vegetables like beets, cabbage, potatoes and onions. Still. The same ones that have been on repeat for the last 3 months.

In all fairness, these vegetables really are an incredible way to nourish our bodies during the colder months. You know, that whole eating with the seasons thing really does have a purpose. And while heartier winter veggies usually end up roasted, caramelized, and sautéed, there’s nothing wrong with switching it up a little bit! This potato salad will help you channel some of that warm weather longing and turn it into a dish that hints at what is (surely!) just around the corner.
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