avocado cucumber gazpacho


BRB PUMPKIN, there is an avocado gazpacho in town! this might be the most refreshing gazpacho i have ever tasted. i love a cucumber, honey & mint combo, so it seemed like a natural pairing for this recipe. the addition of the avocado makes for the perfect creamy texture. this is a great recipe for those who want to savour those last few days of summer before all the fall & winter comfort foods take over! while the bulk of gazpachos are finished off with heavy cream, this one features nutpods unsweetened original creamer. it is a dairy free creamer made of almond butter and coconut cream! i use it in my coffee every morning to add that creaminess you don't get from regular almond or coconut milk.

p.s. i just saw nutpods released a pumpkin spice dairy free creamer for coffee & i need it like, yesterday.

p.p.s. if you are in canada, all of nutpods creamers are available on naturamarket.ca!

happy last weekend of summer friends! xo


  • 3 medium (or two large) ripe avocados
  • 2 cups cucumber, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened nutpods original creamer
  • 2 cups water, cold
  • sea salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (for garnish)


  • in a blender add the avocado flesh, cucumber, mint, lime juice, raw honey, olive oil & creamer. pulse a few times until well mixed.
  • pour in the water one cup at a time until you reach desired consistency. blend until silky & smooth.
  • season with a touch of sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper.
  • serve as is or with a drizzle of olive oil, nutpods creamer & scallions.

orange raspberry lime popsicles


i hope you aren't sick of popsicles yet!!! kidding, i don't think it is possible when it's this hot outside. popsicles take no time to make & involve no heat elements (cause some days i don't even want to think of turning on that gas flame). simply prep these before bed & you will wake up to a batch of delicious (healthy) popsicles. up until now i have mostly done yogurt based popsicles, but i thought it was time for a dairy free version. bonus points: these contain no refined sugars & a whole lot of fresh fruit! one layer is made from freshly squeezed oranges while the other layer is made from freshly pureed raspberries. both include zevia's mandarin orange sparkling water which is lightly sweetened with stevia & has the perfect amount of orange flavour to lend to the popsicles. happy almost friday friends! get these in the freezer tonight for the perfect friday treat:)


for the orange layer

for the raspberry layer


  • for the orange layer: stir together the orange juice, mandarin orange sparkling water, honey & lime zest. pour into popsicle molds filling them half way. pop in to the freezer while you prepare the raspberry layer!

  • for the raspberry layer: in a blender puree the raspberries, mandarin orange sparkling water, raw honey and lime zest. run mixture through a strainer to remove any raspberry seeds. pour into popsicle molds filling them to the top. freeze overnight & enjoy!

this post was created in partnership with zevia! thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog xo

avocado hummus


summer time entertaining calls for ALL the hummus! it is the perfect appetizer to serve at any gathering because you can dip just about anything you can think of in it. from fresh veggies to warm pitas to different flavoured harvest snaps, anything goes! while a classic roasted garlic hummus is always a hit, i like adding different flavours & twist to it. remember that gorgeous pink roasted beet hummus from january? today, for a more summery twist, i incorporated fresh avocado! it makes for the perfect cross between guacamole & hummus. i brought in the classic guacamole flavours like garlic & cilantro, but kept the seasoning to a minimal. the avocado makes for such a smooth & creamy dip. just make sure that avocado is perfectly ripe! i topped it off with an avocado rose because they add such a wow factor to any finished dish. lastly, i served it with both black bean habanero & black pepper harvest snaps. they are the perfect shape for dipping into hummus with!


  • 2 1/2 cups chickpeas, drained + rinsed
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • sea salt + pepper, to taste
  • 85 grams black bean habanero harvest snaps, for serving
  • 85 grams black pepper harvest snaps, for serving


  • in a food processor add the chickpeas, avocado, tahini, garlic, cilantro, olive oil, water, lime, salt & pepper. puree until smooth.
  • transfer to serving dish & top with olive oil, fresh cilantro & sliced avocado.
  • serve with black bean habanero & black pepper harvest snaps!
  • stores for up to a week in a sealed glass jar or plastic tupperware.