This is one of my favorite recipes. It is so simple yet so yummy. Watch the video below to see how simple it is.


I want to let you in on a little secret. Smoothies alone can change your health. It is so simple, it tastes yummy and it can be the difference between your system working and not.

I notice such a difference in my body and day whenI have one for breakfast, or as a snack.

Are you willing to give it a try?

Give yourself 2 weeks with adding in a smoothie and let me know how you feel.

Heres a recipe that allows you to add anything.

Monkey Milk

Monkey Milk is just bananas and non dairy milk whipped up in a blender. It’s simple yet so delish. The first time I had it was at small little raw cafe in California and I was hooked. Being that we always have bananas in Hawaii, it is a staple at breakfast and it serves as the base for endless smoothie possibilities. Sometimes I add Kale, other times, berries. I also add cocoa powder to make it chocolatey and no one has ever been mad at me for adding in peanut butter…

Make 16 oz.

2 minutes total time

1 cup organic sliced frozen bananas

1 cup non dairy milk

In a Vitamix or blender mix bananas with milk, starting on slow gradually taking it to high.

Bananas are powerhouses containing:

  • Potassium: 9% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 8% of the RDI.
  • Copper: 10% of the RDI.
  • Manganese: 14% of the RDI.
  • Net carbs: 24 grams.
  • Fiber: 3.1 grams.
  • Protein: 1.3 grams.
  • Fat: 0.4 grams.

Total nutrition for you and your monkeys!

Sweet & Sour Lilikoi Cake

Sweet & Sour Lilikoi Cake

This is maybe my favorite recipe I have ever created. It screams Hawaii.  Did you know Lilikoi (passion fruit) is what Hawaiian punch was originally made with.  This cake is the perfect combination of sweet and sour.  I blend the seeds with fruit and it creates a poppy seed effect.  The recipe is up on the blog and it is one of over a hundred recipes in, Good Food Gratitude.

Lilikoi means passionfruit in Hawaiian. It is sweet and sour. It was the flavor behind the original Hawaiian Punch. It has this beautiful yellow or orange flesh and lots of seeds. The seeds have so many nutrients so we decided to grind them with the pulp in our Vitamix and make a cake. In Hawaii, Lilikoi are ripe for the picking six months out of the year and we are lucky enough to have a huge vine on the fence at the restaurant. You can find them at speciality stores on the mainland or plant a vine of your own.

1 ½ cups (about 15) Lilikoi, blended with seeds, set aside ¼ cup for icing
1 ½ cups water
½ cup olive oil
Mix together and set aside.

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

In Kitchen Aid or in large bowl add all dry ingredients and mix. Slowly add in wet ingredients. Pour into prepared (oil and flour) Bundt pan. Bake 30 minutes at 375. Let cool for about 30.

Lilikoi Icing
In container add:
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
¼ cup Lilikoi puree
Stir together.

Remove cake from the pan onto plate after it has cooled and isn’t warm to the touch. Pour icing over top. You will want thank me for this one, so you’re welcome!.

Lilikoi seeds have different supplements that you don’t get from most fruits so they should be eaten with the lilikoi! Your heart and intestines will truly thank you.

I also highly recommend the song LILIKOI 

By @pfunklove

Coco Pudding Cups

Coco Pudding Cups

These are surprisingly light. They can be made ahead and served cold or made right before dinner and served warm.

Makes 8 mason jars or enough to fill one pie Prep time 10 minutes

2 cans coconut milk 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
3⁄4 cup cocoa
1 can water

Mix on medium heat in saucepan until bubbly. Add in slurry: 1 can water & 8 tablespoons cornstarch. Wait until bubbly and thick, pull off stove top and pour into tall mason jars. Refrigerate or serve warm. So yummy when topped with coconut whipped cream. You can also pour into a precooked pie crust.

Coffee Frappe (vegan)

Coffee Frappe (vegan)

I hope you don’t mind my short blogs but if you’re like me you just want to get to the recipe, right!? So know that I always aim to help a girl (or guy) out by making the recipes quick and to the point. I hope you share and come back often! 😉

This will make you feel like you are a barista!

Make your coffee as usual and add in…
2 teaspoons of maple syrup
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Non-dairy creamer
1 teaspoon coconut oil

Mix all the ingredients in a blender, and slowly bring to high. Make sure you careful as coffee is hot. As you blend it, it will become whipped!!

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