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PURPLE POWER SMOOTHIE BOWLS with elderberry & blueberries

PURPLE POWER SMOOTHIE BOWLS with elderberry & blueberries

I absolutely love these pretty purple elderberry & blueberry smoothie bowls. Not only do they look and taste amazing, but they’re packed with micronutrients, fibre, healthy fats, and protein, too!

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN MUG CAKE

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN MUG CAKE

Rich, fudgy chocolate cake in minutes?!  Count me in! Especially when it’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast!  Yup, this sexy single serving sensation is packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, fibre, and protein. It’s also nut-free and suitable for vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto diets.

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SWEET & SAVOURY BUCKWHEAT BREKKIE BOWLS (stove top)

SWEET & SAVOURY BUCKWHEAT BREKKIE BOWLS (stove top)

I am a diehard oatmeal fan, but I also love switching things up and trying new grain and grain-free porridge alternatives. Here I cooked some gluten-free buckwheat groats and used them to make both sweet and savoury breakfast bowls.

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SUPER SLAW

SUPER SLAW

I absolutely love this colourful coleslaw. It’s bright and beautiful with a wonderful variety of textures, and it’s bursting with fresh flavour and health benefits. My three chicklets gobble it up every time, shaved brussels sprouts and all!

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KALE IS KING!

KALE IS KING!

This kale, banana & grape smoothie is super simple, super delicious and super nutritious!

Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.  For only 33 calories per cup, you get loads of amazing goodness - fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even 3 grams of protein!

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FUDGY CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS

FUDGY CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS

These fudgy chocolate cookies are amazingly good AND good for you.  They contain no grains or refined sugar and are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats and protein.  All that plus they are super quick and easy to prepare!

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SMASHED CHICKPEA & AVOCADO SALAD

SMASHED CHICKPEA & AVOCADO SALAD

Smashed chickpea salad is a great plant-based alternative to egg or tuna salad.  It can be served on toast, sandwiches, crackers, tacos, salad, loaded sweet potatoes or even nachos!

This recipe gets a wonderful creaminess from avocado (in lieu of mayonnaise), along with loads of flavour from the addition of fresh herbs.  It was a huge hit with my meat-loving boys as well as my vegan taste-testers!  Better still, it’s super quick and easy to make and absolutely packed with fiber, healthy fats and protein!

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PEAS PLEASE

PEAS PLEASE

Yup, that's right — a green pea smoothie!!

As a kid, I loved to pick the pods from the garden and eat the little sun-warmed gems straight-up!

And green peas pack a nutritional punch, too!  They are rich in vitamins & minerals including vitamins K & C as well as disease-fighting antioxidants like coumestrol, which is believed to reduce the risk of stomach cancer.  Furthermore, one cup of peas contains approximately 8 grams of fibre and 8 grams of protein.

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AVOCADO EGG SALAD

AVOCADO EGG SALAD

True story...  When I was preggers with baby #2, I had the strangest food aversions and cravings.  I could NOT stomach sparkling water (shocking for a girl who drinks it daily).  And yet I would take any break I had between patients to wolf tomato, lettuce & egg salad sandwiches.  And I didn’t think I even LIKED egg salad.

Fast forward more than a decade and I am still not a fan of egg salad.  Except for THIS egg salad! The mayonnaise-laden mixtures of my youth have been replaced with a not-so-pretty but much healthier, more satisfying and tastier version using smashed avocado.  

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GREEN "MANGOCADO" MARVEL

GREEN "MANGOCADO" MARVEL

This greens + mango + avocado smoothie is truly marvellous.  It’s tropical, creamy AF, and absolutely packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, adaptogens, fibre, protein, healthy fats and pre & probiotics!!  Doesn’t get much better than that.  Go ahead and give it a try.  You can thank me later. 😉

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CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PROTEIN PUDDING

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PROTEIN PUDDING

This easy-make pudding is so rich and creamy that you’d hardly believe it gets the Dr. Tara stamp of approval for brekkie!  In fact, it’s a great breakfast option since it is refined sugar-free but packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, and protein!

Don’t let the avocado in here scare you off.  Avocado & cacao are a match made in heaven.  Even if you think you don’t like avocado, trust me on this one and give it a whirl!

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THE OPRAH

THE OPRAH

Here is my smoothie tribute to Oprah (and frankly to all the strong, passionate women out there!!).  It is a refreshing and vibrant blend including spinach, pineapple, avocado, mint and matcha.  All of the ingredients are real and help to support a strong body, mind, and spirit.

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GREEN "MATCHIC" SMOOTHIE BOWL

GREEN "MATCHIC" SMOOTHIE BOWL

Ok, we all know I am a sucker for the cheesy recipe names.  But whatever you wanna call it, this is one dreamy & creamy matcha avocado smoothie bowl.  It’s low in sugar but packed with all the goods — leafy greens & veg, probiotics, collagen/protein, and healthy fats!  

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RED VELVET PROTEIN PUDDING

RED VELVET PROTEIN PUDDING

This easy-make pudding is so rich and creamy that you’d hardly believe it gets the Dr. Tara stamp of approval for brekkie!  In fact, it’s a great breakfast option since it is refined sugar-free but packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, and protein!

Don’t let the avocado in here scare you off.  Avocado & cacao are a match made in heaven.  Even if you think you don’t like avocado, trust me on this one and give it a whirl!

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