Author Archives: Maura Knowles

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Info: “Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.
Iced Matcha-Chia Latte

Iced Matcha-Chia Latte

The secret to this luscious latte isn’t loads of milk—or a strong shot of espresso. In fact, dairy and coffee play no part at all  in this irresistibly chilly sip, whipped up with brightly colored matcha green tea powder and unsweetened almond milk. ...
Grilled Artichoke Hearts With Lemon & Olive Oil

Grilled Artichoke Hearts With Lemon & Olive Oil

Pop open a can of artichoke hearts and where do they land? In a creamy-cheesy, baked party dip or tossed into a vinaigrette salad, most likely. But these tender, sweet centers are also great grilled, giving your usual corn-on-the-cob side dish some s ...
Creamy Coconut Chili-Lime Ice Pops

Creamy Coconut Chili-Lime Ice Pops

They say opposites attract, but who would have guessed fire and ice paired so perfectly…in a dessert? These gourmet coconut pops chill your tongue while tingling your taste buds with the flavors of fiery chili and tangy, fresh lime. Freezing th ...
Roasted Baby Bellas With Rosemary & Garlic

Roasted Baby Bellas With Rosemary & Garlic

Baby corn, baby carrots, baby bok choy—tiny vegetables have big appeal, whether you’re a kid or a grownup. If you’re a fan of portabella mushrooms, pint-sized baby bellas are sure to bring smiles to your dinner table. Also known as criminis, these cu ...
Coconut-Avocado Smoothie

Coconut-Avocado Smoothie

It’s a fact: your body needs fat. Not the kind packed into a pile of cheese fries, a deep dish pizza or triple-fudge brownie sundae, though. Healthy fats, found in nature’s perfect foods—nuts and seeds, fish, olives, soybeans—are nourishing and essen ...
Homemade Chia Flour

Homemade Chia Flour

The versatility of chia seeds is one of the reasons they’re so adored. Scoop them into smoothies, sprinkle ‘em on salads, stir them to just about anything for an instant omega-3 and protein boost. But there’s a way to enjoy these tiny treasures of nu ...