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…

Refreshing Red Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is quite easy to put together and is a great way to start the day or to have as an afternoon snack on a hot afternoon.  Prep time 5 mins Serves 2 2 bananas 1/2 cup of frozen Goji berries 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) 1 cup fresh spinach…

Overnight Oats with Easy Apple Compote (GF/V/refined sugar-free)

While I was baking the Banana Brownie Cake, I decided to prepare our overnight oats.  The apple compote is very simple to make, it just takes a little bit of time.  This recipe is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and 100% plant-based.  Of course, overnight oats are very simple, customizable and can be made in 5…

Matcha Mochi Pancakes (V/GF)

This recipe was quite the experiment.  I’ve only had mochi cakes a couple of times so I won’t claim to be an expert in this department. I’ve been really into Matcha these days.  And I got the inspiration to try my hand at Matcha pancakes from my friend Laura.  She and her roomies made my…

James’ Butter Tart Porridge

James came up with another yummy porridge recipe! This time around it’s a little more traditional than his Blueberry Chai Porridge. He told me he wanted some oats with cinnamon, raisins, pecans and maple syrup and I threw in some chia seeds and flax seeds to up protein and omega-3s.  It’s very simple, really tasty…

Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Perfect Smoothie when you want a little pick-me up and a nice treat on a hot day.  Really quick and easy to make and is quite filling.  Makes one large serving 1 frozen banana 1/2 an avocado 1 large handful of spinach 1 tsp Matcha powder 2 tbsp shredded coconut 1.5 cups of coconut milk…

Banana Coconut Pancakes

Sunday pancakes are a little tradition for James and I these days; mostly because by the time Sunday rolls around, all we have  left is whatever is in the pantry! Sunday is also our only day to relax together in the morning, so having a later, more decadent breakfast feels a little luxurious and comforting….