Lemon Zest Chia Pudding


4 servings


  • 3.5 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tsp lemon zest (or half a lemon’s zest)

  • 1 TBL liquid or melted unrefined coconut oil (optional) 2 TBL maple syrup

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chia seeds


  • Whisk almond milk, coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, maple syrup and vanilla in a large bowl. Add chia seeds, whisk for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth (this helps prevent the chia seeds from clumping). Divide between four small mason jars; cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, or until firm.

  • Top with fresh summer berries and/or coconut whip, Tru whip, low sugar granola

mPowering Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • 1½ cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 (15 oz.) can, drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup gluten-free oat flour (or Bob's GF flour blend)

  • ¾ cup coconut sugar

  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 TBL ground flaxseed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar

  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs (I like Enjoy Life mini chips bc they are dairy free)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Process the chickpeas, coconut oil, egg and vanilla in a large processor until smooth.

  • Add in the coconut sugar, flax, flour, salt, baking soda and vinegar and blend until until a smooth batter is formed.

  • Add in the dark chocolate chips and pulse briefly until incorporated.

  • Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto a lined baking sheet and use wet fingers to gently flatten each scoop

  • Bake about 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Coconut Date Cookies

Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

15 - 20 minutes


24 small cookies


  • 6-7 dried pitted dates

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tbsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


  • Soak dates in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.

  • Combine oats, flour, coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.

  • Roughly chop the dates.

  • Add oil, syrup, and dates and mix until all ingredients are moist.

  • Form little balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet (it may take some work to form the dough and get the balls to stick together).

  • Press cookies lightly so they do not roll off cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 10 minutes.

  • Take out cookie sheet and flip cookies.

  • Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.


If you have a food processor, you can use it to mix the dough, which makes the cookies easier to shape. Do not over mix the dough or you’ll lose the texture of the cookies.

Healthy Glow Shamrock Shakes

Prep Time

5 minutes

Prep Notes

Cooking Time

5 minutes


  • “Healthy Glow” Shamrock Shakes

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond, flax or coconut milk

  • 1/4 avocado1 handful baby spinach

  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract OR 1 drop peppermint essential oil

  • 5 Medjool dates or 1 TBL maple syrup1 teaspooon

  • 1 TBL flax meal or chia seed (optional)

  • Handful ice


  • Blend well and enjoy!

Protein Breakfast Cookie; adapted from Chia Leah


Prep Time

5 min


  • 2 ripe or overripe bananas

  • 1 cup gluten free oats (I like Bob’s quick-cooking GF oats for this recipe)

  • 1 T chia seed &/or 1 TBL flax meal

  • 3 T organic Non-GMO almond and/or peanut butter or sunbutter

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or Enjoy Life mini dark chocolate chips for dairy-free –choose 70% or higher


  • Preheat oven to 350.

  • Mash bananas.

  • Add other ingredients.

  • Let batter sit 5 minutes.

  • Spoon a dollop onto parchment paper lined baking sheet and press down with fingers or fork.

  • Bake 15 minutes.

  • Let cool completely.

**These are good fresh BUT even more tasty after sitting a few hours, as they have time to soften and naturally sweeten up. They can also be made without baking… just roll into balls and stick in freezer. 


Gluten free, dairy free, kid friendly. Freezer friendly. 

Grab and go on the way to school, for after school snack or as a no-sugar added energizing treat… 

full of fiber, protein and potassium.

Makes 12 cookies or dough balls


Adapted from Chia Leah "Breakfast Cookie"


Avocado CCC (Choc Cherry Chia) Pudding

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  • 1 ripe avocado pitted

  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries

  • 2 TBL chia seed*

  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder*

  • 1/4 cup almond milk , or water*

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*

  • pinch of sea salt*

  • 2-3 Medjool dates , pitted OR 1-2 TBL pure maple syrup


  • Place all the ingredients for the pudding in a vitamin or blender and blend until the mixture is thick and creamy.

  • Divide between serving cups.

  • Cover and place in fridge for at least 2 hours, if not overnight.

  • In the morning, it’s magically turned to pudding. Top with all natural whip cream, Tru Whip or coconut whipped cream, bright berries & dash cinnamon

To Make Whipped Cream: 

  • 1 can light coconut milk, chilled in fridge overnight

  • 1 TBL raw honey

  • Take coconut milk can out of fridge and scoop out the hardened cream layer from the top, leaving the liquid behind. Place cream in small bowl with honey and whip until light and fluffy.


Chia seed: Full of fiber to keep you full longer, aids in digestion. Natural source of energy. High in Omega 3’s (heart healthy, anti-inflammatory & mood food)

Avocado: Contains both soluble & insoluble fiber which aid in digestion and improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels. CherriesRich in quercetin, an antioxidant that helps combat inflammation & acts as an antihistamine, Contains melatonin which helps with insomnia. 

Dates: A “gentle” sweetener. Less likely to cause indigestion & bloating, compared with processed sweeteners. Fiber, Iron, Magnesium & B vitamins. 3 X potassium than bananas.Loaded with polyphenols, plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants. 

Cocao Powder & Dark Chocolate (70% or higher)Polyphenols, flavanoids, and antioxidants to fight disease and inflammation. Low in sugar and low glycemic.