Gluten-free, dairy-free recipes to keep your family happy and healthy

Category Archives: Shakes/Smoothies

Honeydew Lime-Mint Cooler

When we moved in to our house, mint was taking over the ‘L’ shaped planter in the front.  We pulled most of it up and transplanted some into a couple of pots.  So I found myself searching for recipes with fresh mint.  I found this lovely simple salad (I think I left the cilantro out, but I am sure that would be yummy too) and made it for our house warming party.  I wasn’t completely sure Continue reading


Cake Batter Milkshake

Henry, who is coming up on 6 months, has totally been eyeing our food.  Not only that, but he frantically grabs for it with wild-bugged-eyes.  This boy wants to eat!  I decided to copy The Spunky Coconut in her choice for her daughter’s first food because I was completely intrigued by the creaminess of the Japanese sweet potato.  It required a trip to the Asian Grocer , but it was so worth it.  Henry loves it!

So you are probably wondering why I am blabbing on about Japanese sweet potatoes and Continue reading


I have been kind of a milk shake fiend lately.  It is pretty easy to make a tasty milk shake that is also GOOD FOR YOU.  The possibilities and flavors are endless.

I bought some hazelnuts on a whim one day.  They were on sale and I remembered seeing hundreds of recipes with them that peaked my curiosity.  One recipe was this chocolate hazelnut milk.  We already know chocolate and hazelnut go well together so this sounded delicious.  Why not throw a little banana in there too?  After all, another current obsession of mine is Continue reading


I’ve had a real hankerin’ for carrot cake lately.  What with Easter and bunnies and CARROTS and all.  I recently saw this Carrot Cake Milkshake
recipe on one of my new favorite food blogs, Chocolate Covered Katie.  She is a vegan dessert maker so all of her recipes are dairy-free.  Yay!  This crafty little milkshake is an easy and healthy way to enjoy the yummy flavors of carrot cake!  And a perfect Easter morning treat!!

Sugar free, dairy free, gluten free Continue reading