January 17, 2018

Canadian Wild Blueberry Muffins


Dry Ingredients:
1 cup gluten free flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup hemp hearts
 
Wet Ingredients:
2 small bananas
1 egg or flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal 2 tbsp water)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups almond milk (Add 1/4 cup to make it a bit more wet if you’d like)
1 cup Canadian wild blueberries (frozen or fresh)
 
Optional:
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup ground flax meal
Agave to taste
 
Directions:
Add the wet then the dry ingredients into your Vitamix. Blend on low then turn it up half way. Stir in the wild blueberries. Pour into muffin liners spritzed with coconut oil spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until done. Let them cool and then enjoy with your family. Bon Appétit.

 

January 8, 2018

Berry & Kale Smoothie Recipe!

Looking for an easy yet yummy smoothie recipe that has great nutritional value? You’ve got to try this berry & kale smoothie that the kids and I have been enjoying. The berries are high in nutrients and antioxidants. Kale is an excellent source of vitamin C. Carrots help regulate blood sugar levels and helps with your digestive health. Ginger root reduces pain and inflammation. Besides being really good for you, this smoothie is also quite delicious. The recipe is posted below and here’s a super quick video of me throwing it all together. Now that’s what I call healthy fast food!

Ingredients:
2 cups frozen 4 berry blend
2 cups almond milk
1 cup frozen kale
2 scoops of vanilla Pea Protein
1 carrots
A bit of fresh ginger root
Directions:
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth. Add water, if needed, to get the consistency you like. Enjoy!
May 8, 2017

30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge

I’m a total foodie. However when a friend told me that she managed to improve her sluggish, tired feeling and increased her energy level I knew I had to know more! Turns out she was doing the 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge.

So I jumped on board, cutting out inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, soy, alcohol, refined sugars, peanuts, caffeine etc. What I incorporated into my meals instead, was way more vegetables, fruits, lean meats, poultry, fish and healthy fats. When I signed up, I got my own challenge kit with protein powders, fibre, energy sticks, detox tea, a 7 day cleanse and a helpful support guide. I was also included in a closed Facebook group where I got support and encouragement to keep eating healthier, weekly menu plans and ingredient shopping lists which made sticking with the plan super easy because it took the guessing work out of it.

I’ve now been following this system on and off for a year and I’m still loving it. I’m always looking for people to join me on the challenge so we can help keep each other accountable. The challenge starts the first Monday of every month. If you want to join in, click here to get your very own 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge Kit and kickstart your journey to healthy today.

October 20, 2016

Daal crockpot recipe

I love making soups and stews for the fall and winter and I have the best friends ever who always share recipes, ingredients etc. Well, recently, I wanted to make Daal/Dal/Dhal (Indian spiced lentil soup) for our family Thanksgiving dinner but needed to modify it because of time constraints. Well my amazing network of mommy friends weighed in with suggestions and spices etc. and I was able to make an amazing Daal recipe that my family thoroughly enjoyed and I’m sure yours will too.

General Ingredients:
1 cup dried yellow split peas
5 cups of water
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garlic flakes
1 chicken or vegetable bouillon cube

Optional depending on time. Ingredients for Tadka.
1 tbs oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds

Instructions:
Place all of the general ingredients in a crockpot.
Allow it to cook for at least 3 hours on high.
Heat a pan with oil.
Fry cumin and mustard seeds lightly.
Ladle a cup of daal broth into the pan.
Pour it all into the crockpot.
Add salt if you need to.
Let it cook for 1/2 hour more.
Enjoy.

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October 15, 2016

A cozy fall

If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing in the fall like curling up with a good book, under a cozy blanket, leaning on a comfy cushion. It’s absolutely lovely looking outside and watching the gorgeous, changing colours of autumn – reds, oranges, browns, yellows, dancing and undulating in the breeze like fiery bright ballerinas. Knowing that before long I’ll be hearing the crunch of fallen leaves under my feet as I go exploring with my little ones, but for now, it’s enough to hold something warm in my hands and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Hope you’re enjoying the many pleasures of autumn too my friends! xo

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