- 1 boiled beetroot
- 1 can cooked chickpeas
- 2 garllic cloves
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 a lemon (juiced)
- fresh parsley to garnish (optional)
- Brown Rice Sourdough
- 1/2 hass avocado
I am super excited about this recipe as it is simple and sooooo good! It is both creamy and tart. I taste tested this on a few of my family and friends who are not dairy free nor vegan and they loved it!
The crust is only 2 ingredients and the filling only 5 – must I say more? Go on and give this recipe a try. Enjoy xx
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup raw pecans (you can use any nut here)
1 1/2 cup soaked cashews
1 large lemon juiced
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup lemon grind
As a child Brussels sprouts was one of those vegetables that I cringed even at the thought of eating them. They have become one of my favourite adult vegetables (when in season of course). Brussels sprouts are a great source of iron and potassium (important for bone health) and offer other benefits that can boost your overall health. Butternut Squash is a staple in my household in the fall and winters months. It delivers an ample dose of dietary fibre as well as potassium and vitamin B6 (essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems). I try my best to incorporate vegetables, herbs and spices that boost the immune system during the fall and winter months to protect us from the common cold.
I adore the combination of ingredients here with all the flavours of winter. This dish is not only low-maintenance but it makes a beautiful presentation too – it was a wonderful holiday side dish that made a great addition to our Christmas menu.
As we have all likely noticed, smoothie bowls are the biggest trend on social media these days and for good reason! Take your smoothie make it thick and ditch your straw for a spoon. These thick and colourful bowls provide a ton of variety and the gorgeous toppings you can play with are not only healthy but fun.
Why are smoothie bowls so popular? You can eat them for breakfast, lunch or snack and feel confident that you will be getting the energy and fuel you need to tackle whatever the day throws your way. Filling your smoothie bowl with fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds and healthy fats gives you an easy meal packed with nutrients, fiber and vitamins.
The Açaí berry is the popular superfood from Brazil. It is an indigenous berry found in the rain forests of the Amazon. Along with this berry’s delicious taste, it provides an array of health benefits. The Açaí is a powerful fruit and its popularity is well deserved. Adding this energy-boosting fruit to your diet, will help stimulate your immune system and may help repair oxidative damage because of its high antioxidant content. In my popular eBook “Healthy is Sexy”, I speak a lot about beautifying from the inside-out and achieving true beauty from a whole foods diet. Antioxidants provide our cells with protection while slowing down the aging process.
Being an entrepreneur and mom I am always looking for fast and easy meals that are packed with nutrients to keep me going all day long. Needless to say, Acai smoothie bowls are my favourite these days. After eating this beautiful bowl of deliciousness you will feel satiated and full for hours. Not to mention it will satisfy any sweet craving you may have (minus any guilt or blood sugar dips).
Unfortunately here in Toronto, we are not able to get our hands on fresh Açaí berries. You can only purchase Açaí as a fruit puree and this can be found in the freezer of your local health food store. The biggest producer of this puree is Sambazon. Finding this puree is not the difficult part of this recipe, the challenge here is to find the balance of thickness for your smoothie bowl so that your toppings simply float on the top and do not sink into the mixture. Smoothie bowls really are not difficult but they can take a few tries, especially if you’re new to the smoothie-bowl scene.
If you want to blend a super thick and spoonable smoothie bowl follow my tips and tricks below:
Açaí smoothie bowls are popping up at trending local juice & smoothie bars however I encourage you to try my recipe below. Remember smoothie bowls have personality so you can change up the toppings to whatever your heart desires adding your own flare!
Prep time 10 minutes
Total time 10 minutes
Makes: 2 Bowls
2 frozen Açaí packs (unsweetened)
1 frozen banana
¼ cup coconut milk
¼ cup coconut water
½ banana (slices)
¼ cup coconut flakes
¼ cup hemp hearts
1 Tbsp chia seeds
These 5-ingredient muffins are my favourite go-to as they are not only delicious and moist but they are fluffy, gluten-free and naturally sweetened with banana and maple syrup making these a healthy treat!
As a busy bee, like many of you out there, I wanted to create a recipe with minimal ingredients that only takes 5-10 minutes to make. These muffins freeze very well so double my recipe below to make a larger batch so you always have some on hand.
Remember it is key to make simple healthy treats, like these muffins, that will stay fresh in your bag or desk drawer for easy, hassle-free snacking.
2 ripe bananas
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 organic eggs
1 cup GF All purpose flour (Bobs Red Mill)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp baking soda (aluminum-free)
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup Dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)