INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp (7 g) raw cacao powder 1 tbsp (10 g) cacao nibs 1 (120 g) medium frozen banana 1/4 of an avocado (30 g) 1/2 cup (60 g) lightly steamed then frozen cauliflower pieces 1/2 serving (20 g) Vega Performance Protein in Vanilla 1 tbsp (15 g) almond butter 2 small or 1 large […]
What better topic for Heart Health and Valentine’s Day month than to talk about the love affair between chocolate and your heart. Observational and interventional studies have demonstrated that the flavonols in chocolate yield cardiometabolic benefits. A recent study published in 2017 by Lee et al demonstrated the individual and combined benefits on […]
Easy vegan fudge made healthy with a base of coconut, nut butter, and cacao powder. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and dates, and intensely chocolaty thanks to melted cocoa butter and cacao powder. The ultimate rich, vegan-friendly fudge. Ingredients 2 cups (170 g) unsweetened desiccated coconut (finely shredded) 1/2 cup (128 g) creamy nut butter […]
With Valentine’s day coming up, what does the research say in regards to chocolate and its impact on your health? ND INSIGHT Systematic Reviews: Comparing highest chocolate consumers to those who ate little to no chocolate Based on the research, presented below, there’s a small reduction in cardiovascular disease, heart attack/angina, and stroke from the […]
1 scoop of protein (For this smoothie, I use either Chocolate Vega, Chocolate Dreams Protein, or you can try the Pure Paleo Protein which is sourced from Beef) Yes…I said Beef. At first it sound like a very odd choice, but it is equivalent to whey in terms of being able to build […]
Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie A great, festive way start your day to avoid sugar cravings and overeating during the holiday season. Ingredients Vega Energizing Smoothie – Chocolate 1 scoop 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond or cashew milk for a creamier taste 1 tsp of vanilla 2-3 drops of peppermint extract 1 frozen banana (or […]
Here is a smoothly recipe that I LOVE! Overcome Valentine’s Day chocolate temptations with a healthier alternative! Ingredients: 1 scoop Vega Choc-a-lot Protein Smoothie 1 ½ tbsp organic peanut butter 1/8 cup organic quick oats (uncooked) 500 mL almond milk ½ banana Blend and enjoy!
Dazzle your friends and family with these healthy valentine’s day candies. Vanessa forwarded this bloggers website to me and I have been really enjoying her creations. Check her out: www.spunkycoconut.ca Her recipes are all grain free, so great for those on low grain plans. Important: Make sure that your bowl, blender, and all other equipment are […]