ways to take care of yourself on sundaze. i loveeee me some self care. we all need to indulge in it. it allows us to recharge for the week and shake off any stress. and if you’re a creative trying to balance “real life” work and creative outlets/passions (in my case, the blog) then you DESERVE it. moms do. students do. dogs do. we all need self care. shit, grab your dog and cuddle – that’s one of my favorite ways to de-stress. I found that when I began setting time aside for myself, my moods remained… View Post

  yesterday I’m talking about making yoga more hardcore, and today I’m giving you a chocolate pb dream team in an overnight oat recipe looking dessert worthy.  I guess it’s what they say… balance. but honestly, these overnight oats are dairy free, gluten free, and don’t have any added sugar. this breakfast is also filled with super food  cacao, healthy fats like nut butter & coconut…. ok, I take it back- eat all the chunky monkey overnight oats your little heart desires this sunday morning. if you don’t want to do them overnight style, just stir… View Post

pitaya nice cream must mean temperatures are rising… bring on the 1 ingredient raw vegan treats.  banana nice cream is so good. it’s raw. it’s naturally sweet. it’s full of fresh fruit. it’s pretty. it doesn’t require nasty milk to make. it’s food in pure form.  this morning I woke up craving some nice cream. and since I keep a large bag of frozen banana in the freezer at all times, it was possible.   breakfast is when I consume the most fruit. since fruit is so easily digested (and hydrating) I find that my body responds well… View Post

she’s here! I mentioned last week that my nutrition guru/friend will be filling us in on all things iron (and other nutrients) – so, welcome Carly! and please note that she seriously talks my EAR OFF about iron on the reg, therefore it’s only fair that you get to hear it as well… hi! Carly here. I’m not cute like Kate so I didn’t have a clever intro planned. I’ll work on those! I’m here to talk to you guys about iron. it’s a little embarrassing how excited I am about this. I stopped eating animals when… View Post

green smoothies are here for the new year! these cups of green goodness have been all over my instagram feed since the beginning. above are some examples, not even counting the smoothie bowls! but with 2016 resolutions and the urge to detox after holiday feasting, i’m sure you’re seeing them everywhere. if you’ve been interested in a diet based on more plant based foods, i’m sure you have done your research. getting more fruit, leafy greens and fiber are really good for you. no brainer. i’m here to provide you some tips that i’ve learned along… View Post

raindrops on roses and candy canes with everything…. these are a few of my favorite things. after this recipe you’ll hopefully add peppermint mocha lattes to the list as well. when the holidays roll around, i’m all about getting in the holiday flavors. with this recipe you can get a plant based breakfast with plenty of protein, + a bit of christmas cheer. we had an odd december heat wave (close to 70!) this week on the east coast, but that didn’t stop me from getting the candy canes out. however an iced latte/smoothie concoction was super… View Post

  chia seeds- they are my jam. see what i did there? chia jam, i love it. it packs my favorite superfood seed into a naturally sweet, fruit filled jam that goes well on toast, in oatmeal, on thumbprint cookies, maybe even by the spoonful. with a few simple ingredients that you most likely have in your pantry, + fifteen minutes gets you plenty of servings of jam to store in the fridge. 

love apple pie? < enter a resounding “yes!” reply. > while the leaves turn, we welcome the abundance of countless varieties of crisp apples. i went apple picking last week, + if i only made desserts with all the apples i brought home, i would be in some trouble. so i switched up my smoothie routine + made a healthy take on apple pie that absolutely made my morning. it’s spiced, sweet, + simple. all around a damn good smoothie.   here’s how…