• Nutrition,  Recipes

    Iced Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte…with a twist!

    Iced Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, soy-free This is a fun way to get a healthy matcha fix even if the temperature is getting a little cooler. Rather than using regular ice cubes (which tend to water down lattes), I like to keep a stock of almond milk ice cubes on hand. Blending a couple almond milk cubes into this latte ensures it gets cold without the flavour being compromised! Vanilla bean adds a gourmet feel to…

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    SWEET POTATO, BLACK BEAN AND KALE QUESADILLA (a quick and easy lunch)

       As good as they are for dinner, I thought that the filling got even better the next day, making for a quick and easy  lunch. Recipe for sweet potato, black bean and kale quesadillas. Filled with mashed sweet potato, beans, kale and plenty of spices. Topped with a little cheese. FOR THE QUESADILLAS: 3 medium sweet potatoes, sliced ½ inch thick* ¾ teaspoon salt, divided ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon oregano 1 to 2 chipotle…

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    Sautéed Mushroom and Avocado Quesadillas (quick and easy lunch)

    I often default to quesadillas when I am out of time, out of other options or pretty much whenever I can create any other excuse to make them. My kids always enjoy them. And they can be served warm or cold.  Yes, the quesadilla name may imply cheese but my version, as always, is vegan.  No cheese is needed when you can use hummus. Trust me on this. Hummus, cooked in a sandwich, tastes absolutely fantastic and it will even do a…

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    5 Tips for Increasing Water Intake (And why it’s important!)

    Most people are looking for the next magic key to weight loss. From green coffee bean to green tea extract we are in constantly in search of the “answer”.   The search often becomes so detailed and complex that we miss the basics.   While I believe there are many basics to weight management like timing, frequency and quality of food choices – the other large basic that we should all be focused on is the amount of water we consume…

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    PALEO BANANA BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

    These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and make the perfect quick snack or easy breakfast. They’re gluten-free, grain-free and sweetened only with bananas – they also freeze super well, so they’re great for meal prepping! Ingredients: 4 bananas (2½ cups mashed or 575 grams) 4 eggs ½ cup (140 grams) almond butter (or nut butter of choice) 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted ½ cup (75 grams) coconut flour (see Notes) ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon…