Today I want to talk about the magic avocado. Gosh I love these guys. They are my fave for sure. And to make life even more awesome my mother in law has a huge tree full of them. I know … so amazing . So this winter there have been a lot of meals with these little gems in. From desserts like chocolate mousse, good old avo on toast , guacamole with bean chilli and nachos .Sometimes just sprinkle of salt and pepper and a spoon (:
Along with all this avocados are a e great source of healthy fats which helps keep your cholesterol levels already in the healthy range, and help lower your risk for heart disease. They are also a great source of fibre and high in Vitamin K, Folate and have more than double the potassium of bananas (did not know that)!
Avocado chocolate Mousse
1 Ripe Avocado
1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
4 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
4 Tbsp Almond Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Hello friends! It has been a little while since I posted a blog. I have been working on my website, cleaning it up adding a new logo, and correcting some spelling mistakes in previous posts (; So pretty much revamping a bit! Let me know what you think I am feeling super inspired to share more and have a long list of posts to share. If there is anything you want me to talk about let me know in the comments! I have recently been having some serious raisin cravings, and oh boy these raisins from The natural Way are so amazing! I am on my second packet in just over a week…. My course mentor Mary Ann Shearer did a post on Raisins and their benefits and I am sharing all that good information on here for you guys , so lets get into it. Read more
This weeks interview is with the beautiful and inspiring Pixie Bennett. I know Pixie from high school, she was a few grades above me, I also, as I’m sure a few of you know her for her sweet and beautiful voice.
Over the years I noticed a lot of inspiring pictures and recipes of food by Pixie on her Facebook. I was transitioning to a more healthy lifestyle myself and am always looking for like-minded people and inspiration and pixie is definitely just that! Pixie is busy studying to become a raw food teacher, so exciting, so keep a look out for courses and retreats with her! So without further delay let’s get to it.
I have only recently jumped on this smoothie bowl bandwagon, I first saw them looking so delicious and exciting on some of my favorite blogs I follow. But I still thought why not just drink it? A smoothie bowl is so fun though once you try it, I like to make my smoothie thicker so its easier to eat with a spoon and add all kinds of fun and delicious toppings for extra texture.
This recipe is so yum, quick and so easy ! I promise.
Today is short post, I recently made this as i was craving ice-cream! Its winter I know but how gorgeous are these sunny days? Makes it all ok (;
In a previous post , I did a little write-up all about bananas and you can read that here. This recipe is a simple but delish recipe using only 4 ingredients, great for an afternoon snack and a really great alternative to your normal ice-cream. Kids will love it, and you wont have them buzzing on a sugar high afterwards.
I have meaning to do this post for quite some time, I recently made a big batch of Almond milk and felt inspired to do this post. Almond milk is definitely my favorite milk alternative and it is very simple. I prefer to make my own milk, as most of store-bought milks are filled with preservatives and a lot of the time sugar, and we don’t want that in our beautiful bodies do we!
So as always I will give you some nutritional info on our magical friend the almond (;
Dates oh dates oh how I love you! And it hasn’t always been that way. I remember thinking when I was on the processed sugar train, I can’t wait for the day where I find dates delicious and sweet! And the day has come my friends! I LOVE dates. Especially Medjool dates, they are soft chewy and toffee like, and did I say sweet!
Dates are such a great alternative to your usual refined sugar, they are great for cooking and raw desserts, or just on there own! Yum. So as I always do I’m going to give you a bit of info on the amazing health benefits of dates and why you should definitely add them to your diet!
Yes you read it right, easter eggs that are healthy! No refined sugar, addites preservative or dairy just plain good ingredients.
If you havn’t noticed by now I love my sweet treats, most of my posts are healthy treats. I love playing around with recipes and trying to recreate the “normal” store bought treats we all so fondly remember.
Today I am keeping it short and sweet for you. Im not usually one to celebrate Easter but this year decided to join in the easter spirit and make these delicious eggs, make for your kids and family and friends this easter. Instead of the regular sugar filled ones that will send your kids on a sugar high which then leads to tantrums and mood swings and not a very happy child (;
One of my best memories from childhood are all the sweet treats my mom made , sweet fudge, marshmellows melted on marie biscuits, and rice crispy treats!
Whenever we had bake sales at school we had rice crispy treats filled with refined sugar of course, oh but I loved them, the sweetness with the sticky crunch from the marshmallows. Since starting this health journey I have missed these. So I set out on a mission to make a healthy version. What to replace with marshmallows…mmmm I tried with the amazing almond butter and they turned out so great, I ate most of them , whoops(;
These are so good, and perfect for a hot summers day around the pool. And kids will love them too, a great alternative to your usual store bought ice-creams that are filled with preservatives, artificial colorants and sugar! Whats also great is they are so easy! I promise. (;