Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Applesauce

At the beginning of this summer, I thought it would be prudent to buy myself two 12-packs of organic pumpkin puree, because I just knew that I was going to want to make everything pumpkin as soon as September hit. I thought that I was crazy when I unpacked all of the boxes of pumpkin puree, until I began thinking of all of the pumpkin recipes I wanted to share with you guys! Today's fall pumpkin treat is an easy one and it's the perfect healthy after school snack for the whole family!

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Boost Your Energy Naturally – 5 Maca Energy Bar Recipes For Athletes

I have never loved running. I couldn't understand why anyone would want to run unless they were being chased by a creepy clown or zombies, but it seems that I have a thing for pain. Or maybe I just like accomplishing things that sound totally outside of my comfort zone. Either way, I have decided to put aside my dislike for running and train for a 5K marathon. Who would have thought that me, of all people, could be heard saying “I want to train for and complete a marathon!” 

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Pumpkin Pie Turmeric Breakfast Smoothie – Vegan+Gluten-Free

Pumpkin season has arrived in the Hippy household, and I am already dreaming up all the pumpkin recipes that I want to come up with for you guys! I can't deny my pumpkin-love every fall. I like to indulge in pumpkin everything….except maybe those pumpkin Oreos. During the fall season, I am a glutton for pumpkin pie any time of day. I don't care that it's a dessert, it makes the best breakfast, but sometimes I am in a hurry and don't have time to make a pie. That's where my fantastic Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie comes into play. Not only is it delicious but it's also nutritious, so ditch the guilt and indulge your pumpkin season cravings!

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Decadant Dessert For Breakfast Homemade Chia Seed Pudding – A Sneaky Mom’s Confession

I understand the plight of the mom who has to sneak their kid's nutrition in every single bite. My child is a picky eater. A VERY picky eater. It's not for a lack of trying either! This kid has had the best of the best! As an infant, he ate nothing but my homemade organic baby food and loved every single thing I put into his mouth. Then, at around 3 years of age, he began fighting anything that was remotely vegetable related. I couldn't understand how my baby was turning against my every food whim and the harder I tried, the more he fought me. Not knowing what else to do, I started the stealth life of a mommy ninja chef.  Continue reading

Take Breakfast On-The-Go With Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets – 10 Delicious Flavors

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, but sometimes we have no time in the morning to make it! This leads to unhealthy choices on-the-go, but NO MORE! It's so easy to make a healthy energy-boosting bowl of oatmeal in any flavor you like and the best part is you control the ingredients! For our upcoming backpacking trip, I wanted us to have a healthy whole foods breakfast that was quick and easy to make, with flavors we could vary. Instant oatmeal was my answer; but I didn't want to bring the instant oatmeal packets found at our local grocery stores, because of all the unhealthy additives in them!

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Start Your Day Off Right With Strawberry Banana Energy Bars – Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened

I am beginning to plan out our summer adventures. Seriously, I can NOT wait until we go on our upcoming backpacking trip, so much so that I am doing an entire series over the next month on everything you will need to get ready for YOUR family's outdoor adventures! You're going to love what I have in store for you! This post, however, is a tasty way to start your day! These strawberry banana oat energy breakfast bars are so good, they might not make it to your breakfast table!

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3 Healthy Dessert Smoothies To Curb Your Sweet-Tooth Cravings

When I am craving something sweet, I like to trick myself with sneakily healthy desserts that feed my sweet tooth cravings without all the guilt afterward. I feel like a lot of people don't realize just how easy it is to put together something sweet and tasty without all the icky stuff that you are trying to avoid with your diet right now. When it comes to making something quick to feed my midnight cravings, I always turn to smoothies.

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5 Awesome Tips for the Perfect Smoothie – A Blendtec Review

It's the start of the new year and everyone is trying to keep themselves on track with their new healthy goals for 2016. Smoothies are definitely a big part of the health movement, and if you are trying to detox, go vegan, lose weight, or just plain be healthier, it's likely that smoothies on are your list to try out. I am right there with you! This year, with a renewed vigor for keeping my body healthy, I decided I was going to get serious about my smoothiemaking and really try harder to have breakfast every morning.

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Hippy Mother’s Day With Vegan Strawberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls

002_1We all know how much I love coming up with crazy awesome vegan sweets and treats. I can't help myself, when I get a craving for something…I have to create it! I decided for this upcoming Mother's Day, I wanted one of my favorites, but revamped for spring. Cinnamon rolls! These aren't just ordinary cinnamon rolls though, they are orange strawberry cinnamon rolls, and they are GOOD!! Continue reading