The Cocoon: Rad Recipes

I’ve got some great tasting, easy-to-follow recipes that I will be sharing here. I’ve included a few favorites appropriate for special diets including Vegetarian (V), Vegan (VG), Gluten-Free (GF), Dairy Free (DF), and Paleo (P). 

I always opt for fresh, organic, non-GMO, minimally-processed whole foods whenever possible.  The fewer pre-packaged, fast-and-dirty foods I eat, the better I feel and the better my body functions!  KEY: Learn to eat mindfully and pay attention to the signals your body is giving you.  You can create a healthy relationship with food & love your body well.

As far as a “meal plan” goes: During the week, I typically have a smoothie for breakfast + a salad, wrap, or grilled/sauteed veggies for lunch + a snack of fruit, nuts and maybe some cheese + a solid dinner including a protein & salad, rice or other small side. I drink lots of water throughout the day, plus a cup or 2 of tea throughout.  On the weekends, I typically enjoy eggs & bacon in a tortilla and coffee or tea for breakfast + fresh fruit & a salad for lunch + something crunchy or sweet for a snack  🙂 + a solid dinner including a protein & salad.  Again, lots of water throughout the day.  As a general rule, I think it’s best  to cut way back on refined sugar, so:  Desserts and adult beverages in moderation, 1-2 times a week if I feel like having some.


My Sexy Smoothies & Bitchin’ Breakfasts

Bright-Eyed Breakfast “Ugly Smoothie” (V, VG, GF)

Coco-Nutty Grain-Free Porridge (GF, P, V)

Fresh Green Powerhouse Smoothie (V, VG, GF)

Avocado Egg Boats (GF, V, P) 

Sweet Sunrise Smoothie (GF, V, VG)

Immunity Boost Super-food Breakfast Bowl (GF, V,)

Apple-Cinnamon “Ugly Smoothie” (V, VG, GF, P)

Reset Smoothie (V, VG, GF, P)

The Good For Your Belly Smoothie (V, GF*)

Kiwi-Kale-Pineapple Smoothie (V, VG, GF)

Strawberry Detox Smoothie (V, VG, GF)

Dairy-Free Smoothie (V, VG, GF)


My Easy Entrees & Sumptuous Salads

Brussels Sprouts & Bacon (GF, P)

Romaine, Turkey, & Hemp Seed Oil Salad (GF)

Maple-Mustard Chicken Breast BLT (P)

Autumn Harvest Salad (GF, V, VG)

Grilled Garlic Shrimp, Veggies, & Avocado Salad + Detox Dressing (GF)

Killer Kale & Quinoa Salad (GF, V, VG)

Kale Apple Crunch Salad (GF, V, VG)

Big Meaty Balls (GF, P)

Cool As A Cucumber (V, VG*, P*, GF*) 

Perfect Salmon, Two Ways (GF, P)

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast (GF, P) 


My Super-Simple Snacks & Healthy Dips 

Home Made Granola Bars (V)

Super Simple Snack Rolls (V, VG, GF, P)

Killer Guacamole (V, GF)

Dairy-Free Guacamole (V, VG, GF, DF)

Goddess Trail Mix (V, P, GF)

Spicy Sweet Baked Carrot Chips (V, VG, GF, DF)

Creamy Dreamy Carrot Dip (DF, GF, V, VG, P)

Mediterranean Inspired Tahini (DF, GF, V, VG)


My Delicious Drinks &  Dang-Good Desserts

Sweet Cinnamon-Orange Sun Tea (GF, V, DF, P)

Turmeric Latte (GF, V, VG)

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding (GF, V, VG, P)

Wine Spritzer (GF, V, VG, DF) 

Did Someone Say Coffee? (GF, V)

Strawberry-Honey Lemonade (V, VG, GF, P, DF)

Cucumber Detox Water (V, VG, GF, P, DF)

Vanilla Date Shakes (V, VG, GF)

Frozen Smoothie Pops (GF)  – You can make your own delicious, healthy dessert treats at home using any of my smoothie recipes!  I love using these well-designed freezer molds from Mamacicles. They are BPA-free and super simple!  Check out their site for AMAZING recipes.  Use my Amazon link below for a discount.



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