Summer Glow Smoothie

Summer Glow Smoothie

As much as I love a good green smoothie in the morning, I’ve been getting a little tired of my tried-and-true’s. Sometimes the best results come out of whipping up random stuff – and that was certainly the case with this smoothie!

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Loaded Choco-PB-Banana Protein Smoothie

When it comes to working out, some of us need a bit of a push.

While I’m regimented about hitting the gym/yoga studio/running paths five days a week, sometimes it takes a bit of extra effort getting myself out the door or to push myself through a tough workout. Continue reading “Loaded Choco-PB-Banana Protein Smoothie”

Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings

Oatmeal seems to have had a resurgence as of late — it certainly has for me. And why shouldn’t it? The breakfast staple is inexpensive, healthy, hearty and versatile. 

Growing up, my Dad would make a big pot of oatmeal every morning as fuel for our busy school day ahead — he called it “funky porridge,” adding in any mix of pantry ingredients handy that day (apple cinnamon was a favourite). At the time, I spooned in brown sugar and poured a swig of milk, but these days a swirl of almond milk on top does the trick. But just like back then, a bowl of this delicious and nutritious classic keeps me full all morning long. Continue reading “Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings”

Beat the heat with these sugar-free treats: chocolate banana “nice” cream and healthy fudgesicles

June 20 is the official first day of summer and in light of this season of sun, I wanted to share some of my favourite cool-down, refined sugar-free treats.

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Sugar-Free Snack Swap

Similar to Cookie Swaps popular around the holidays, my sugar-free version had guests make and bring something refined sugar-free to share and take home so people could get new recipe inspiration for healthy snacks.

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Peanut butter pie, banana date muffins and more

Holidays and rainy days are great excuses to whip up some delicious treats — not that you need an excuse! I used the Easter weekend to catch up on some recipes I’d saved and wanted to test out.

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