Berry Blast Green Smoothie

1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp flax seed 
3 – 4 pitted dates – more if needed for sweetness
1 orange or 1 cup mango
A big handful of greens; spinach, kale, collards, bok choy etc. (the more the better!)
1 cup frozen blue berries
1 cup frozen mixed berries
Blend everything in a high powered blender until smooth.
Spinach and bok choy are mild greens and are preferred by most smoothie drinkers. Kale and Collards, which are very high in anti-cancer phyto-chemicals and a great source of calcium, are much stronger and will make your smoothie bitter if too much is added. Start with just one small leaf and work your way up. If desired, use different fruits. The darker the color, the more anti-oxidants and the easier it is to cover up that green color which can be very unappealing to your novice smoothie drinker. 

Sesame Seed Milk Shake

From Whole Food Goodness

This is a high calcium drink that healed my tooth destined for root canal. See my story here and in Whole Food Goodness.
1/4 cup sesame seeds (un-hulled – the hull is where 90% of the calcium is)
1 cup water
4 – 5 pitted dates
1/2 cup frozen banana slices (a good way to use ripe bananas)
1 heaping Tbsp carob powder
Soak sesame seeds and dates in water for at least 8 hours. Blend with banana and carob until smooth. Add more water if needed to thin. Add more banana and dates to taste.

Health for Life Granola


8 cups old fashioned rolled oats
3 spotted bananas
1/2 cup water
1 cup raisins or pitted dates
2 tsp vanilla
Place oats into a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients to a blender jar. Blend until smooth. Pour contents of blender over oats and stir to combine. Add raisins or other dried fruits, chopped nuts, coconut, etc. Bake at 170 degrees for 4 – 5 hours stirring at least once half way through baking. Enjoy as a snack or with your favorite non-dairy milk.
I will often cook the granola without adding any fruit or nuts. It’s very good this way and saves time! You could probably dehydrate this in a food dehydrator instead of baking. 

Recipes Categories

If you live in the St. George Utah area and would like to receive notices about upcoming cooking classes, subscribe to my mailing list.

* indicates required
Email Format

Cookbooks by April

Now at a reduced price of only $13!

Order yours today!
100% Plant Based
100% Nutritious
100% Delicious

Book front

Whole Food Goodness

“Thank you April for your cookbook. We have been using your recipes for about 10 weeks now and I’ve lost 25 pounds. We’ve not been perfect but darn near. Best of all, I’m feeling healthier and I don’t feel deprived.” Rob - Pocatello, Idaho
Whole Food American Favorites FRONT cover finale

Whole Food American Favorites

Buy the set

“I’ve been using the recipes in your cookbooks. I love the Spicy pumpkin soup and your mustard potatoes…. yum! I cook up a batch of the potatoes and freeze them to use for meals for my brother. Usually potatoes get mushy in the freezer but these seem to be OK. I tried the Peppermint Patty’s and really liked them too! Thanks!”  K. Page, St. George, Utah
"Your recipes are making it much easier for us to keep on the diet." Yvonne, St. George
“I just love your cookbooks! I’ve been gradually working towards a plant based diet since about 2012 and have used a few really good cookbooks – the happy herbivore books, the China Study Books, Engine 2 etc — which all gave me a great foundation for this approach. Your cookbooks have offered new ways of seeing some of the recipes . I’ve made a few of the deserts, some of the loafs, and breakfasts. Great use of herbs and spices, and I like the fact that the ingredients are very simple to use. ” Thanks again, Sue

Whole Food Goodness and Whole Food American Favorites contain a collection of my favorite high nutrient whole food plant based recipes. My recipes are unique in that they contain no extracted oils, minimal processed sugars, and limited processed grains. I use an abundance of leafy green vegetables, which are the healthiest foods on the planet and have the greatest power to cleanse, detoxify, and repair damaged cells and bring you greater health for life.

Along with the recipes, you will find quotes from some of my favorite nutrition experts and documented research studies that will tell you why it's important to eat a plant based diet. Knowledge is power and it is my hope and prayer that these books will help you gain the strength and determination to make the changes necessary that will bring you excellent health throughout your entire life!

You can purchase a copy of Whole Food Goodness at these locations:

Downtown Yoga
50 E Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770

Sunshine Nutrition
111 W. 535 S, Cedar City, Utah

Harvest Moon Health Foods
1241 North Main, Layton, UT 84041