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”

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Refined Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups: This is what dreams are made of

Four ingredients, no-bake, vegan and decadent

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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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Battle of the brownies

We’ve previously done a Battle of the Burgers post. Well, welcome its sweeter neighbour, Battle of the Brownies!

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My Go-To Recipes

Sweet without the sugar – my go-to, no-guilt recipes

After a sugar-induced holiday season last year, Adam and I vowed to have a sugar-free January and clear our bodies of the stuff. We made a pact to not consume refined or added sugar in any of our foods, which immediately eliminated a lot of desserts, sugar-laden store-bought snacks, and unnecessary extra calories that were hidden in everyday products (cereal, granola bars, yogurt, bread, spreads and condiments, etc.)

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