Maple Walnut Banana Pancakes

Somehow, sometime, I’m not sure when, making pancakes on Sunday mornings has become a tradition for James and I.  I can’t seem to settle for simple pancakes though, they always have to be a little spruced up.  This week was maple walnut banana, but last week we had chocolate chip pancakes with raspberry syrup drizzled…

Cleansing Blackberry Ginger Smoothie

After feasting on SO much delicious food this Thanksgiving, I wanted to start my day off with this smoothie to reset for the week ahead; it’s light, fresh and cleansing.  The ginger and turmeric help with digestion, the cilantro and lemon help with detoxifying the system.  The blackberries offer a slight sweet tanginess, which pairs…

Autumn Spice Muffins

Ahhh, the season of pumpkin spice is upon us!  I’ve put a little twist on this old favourite by using Acorn squash puree instead of pumpkin; I had some leftover from making the Sweet and Spicy Acorn Squash Soup.  I topped these babies off with some vegan cream cheese frosting that I had leftover from…

Green Dream Smoothie

After a celebratory weekend of summer fun, chips, ice cream and vegan cheesecake, today was the day to start of with a green smoothie to start setting things back into balance. This smoothie is simple, sweet and easy recipe; just a quick way to get some detoxifying nutrients into my body this morning. 4 –…

Chocolate Mint Nice Cream Smoothie

Ever wish you could just eat chocolate ice cream for breakfast?  But you don’t because then you’d feel like you’ve really given up on life?  Well, this recipe is essentially the best of both worlds: eating a balanced diet / ice cream for breakfast.  It’s perfect as a pre or post workout breakfast / snack….

Creamy Green Chai Smoothie

This smoothie is great for summer mornings, when you want to start your day off with something cool, refreshing and packed with lots of protein and healthy fats.  This smoothie is naturally sweetened with banana, and has a full servings of greens.  The ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg add the chai flavour and some invigorating spice…

Loaded Banana Bread (V/GF/Refined Sugar-Free*)

Somehow, I never seem to eat bananas quickly enough.  I always over-estimate how many smoothies I’ll actually make in a week.  By the time Friday rolls around, I have 3 or 4 fully ripened bananas that need to be used up quickly, or frozen immediately… which I should actually start doing.  But since I’ve been…