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PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE

This is one of my favourite fall smoothies.  It’s like pumpkin pie in a glass — yet it’s refined sugar free and absolutely loaded with veggies, fibre, healthy fats, plant-based protein, and adaptogens, too!

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PALEO PUMPKIN SPICE GRANOLA (vegan & keto options)

PALEO PUMPKIN SPICE GRANOLA (vegan & keto options)

Fresh from the oven granola has got to be one of my favourite things. And given that I’m a sucker for all things pumpkin, this recipe gets me doing the happy dance every time I make it!

Unlike most store-bought granolas, my Pumpkin Spice Granola is both grain and refined sugar free, and suitable for vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and low-carb/keto diets. Better still, it’s absolutely loaded with fibre, healthy fats, and plant-based protein.

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CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE

CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE

Early in my smoothie making days, my three chicklets requested a carrot cake shake.  Given how much I love all things carrot, I was more than happy to take-on the challenge! We still do variations of this blend on a regular basis — I change up the liquid, the nuts, and the spices, but it’s always a hit!

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CREAMY NUTELLA BUCKWHEAT PORRIDGE

CREAMY NUTELLA BUCKWHEAT PORRIDGE

I’ve got another nutritious-and-delicious recipe for all you Nutella lovers out there!

Here I cooked up some creamy buckwheat porridge and used it to make a super yummy, super satisfying chocolate hazelnut breakfast bowl! This porridge is thick, creamy, and decadent with that wonderful Nutella-like flavour.  Yet it’s free of refined sugar and packed with fibre, protein, and healthy fats, too!

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ALMOND PEACH CRISP (gluten-free, paleo, vegan)

ALMOND PEACH CRISP (gluten-free, paleo, vegan)

We absolutely love fresh local peaches at my house. To be honest, I don’t even buy them through the winter. But during the all-too-short peach season, we go through a basket or two each week!

This crisp is super easy to make and tastes as delicious as it looks! Better still, it is completely free of gluten and refined sugar and suitable for paleo and vegan diets.

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HOMEMADE POPSICLES

HOMEMADE POPSICLES

What better treat on a hot summer day than an ice cold popsicle!  Here I have 2 different flavours. The first is a fresh and tangy Blackberry Elderberry & Lemon combo.  The second is “PBBJ” — a play on everyone’s favourite PB&J, with an extra “B” twist! 

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CHOCOLATE "RISOTTO" (grain-free)

CHOCOLATE "RISOTTO" (grain-free)

If you’re a chocoholic like me — and especially if you love chocolate for brekkie — this is one you really gotta try.

My “risotto” is made with cauliflower.  Don’t let this scare you off — it has an amazing texture and flavour and a couple of my taste-testers actually thought it was rice!  It also happens to be dairy-free, grain-free, and packed with antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, protein, adaptogens, and even pre and probiotics!

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HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS

HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS

Have you tried my homemade granola yet?  It’s way lower in sugar than most store-bought versions, loaded with healthy fats, fibre, and plant-based protein, and has been a total hit with all my taste-testers.  Now if that weren’t reason enough to give it a try, here’s another: GRANOLA BARS!

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ALMOND BUTTER & JAM CAULIFLOWER PROATS

ALMOND BUTTER & JAM CAULIFLOWER PROATS

Almond Butter & Jam Cauliflower Proats are super easy to make and loaded with vitamins & minerals, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, protein, and pre & probiotics, too! Don’t let the cauliflower here scare you off! This is a simple and delicious way to get some veggies at brekkie. Riced cauliflower adds a great chew and extra nutrients without much flavour!

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"REESE'S" PEANUT BUTTER BALLS (or EASTER EGGS)

"REESE'S" PEANUT BUTTER BALLS (or EASTER EGGS)

I absolutely love these healthier “Reese’s” copycat candies. They’re rich and creamy with that chocolatey peanut buttery goodness we all know and love.  You’ll barely believe that they’re refined sugar-free, vegan, low-carb/keto, and easily modified to be paleo and nut-free, too!

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CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT PROTEIN "ZOATS"

CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT PROTEIN "ZOATS"

I am a big fan of overnight oats.  I am also a big fan of getting in some veggies at brekkie.  So zucchini oats or “zoats” are win win in my books. Especially when they’re packed with chocolatey goodness along with loads of antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, protein, pre and probiotics, and adaptogens, too!

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ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHUNK PROTEIN COOKIES

ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHUNK PROTEIN COOKIES

Cuz who doesn’t love freshly baked chocolate chunk cookies?!?  Bonus is, these tasty low-carb treats are grain, gluten, & refined sugar free, and packed with healthy fats and protein.  Know what that means? Go ahead a have a couple for breakfast!

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CHOCOLATE ALMOND KEFIR OATS

CHOCOLATE ALMOND KEFIR OATS

I love this kefir-based version of my Chocolate Almond & Adaptogen oats. Super yummy and satisfying, good for the gut, easy to make, and packed with antioxidants, adaptogens, fibre, healthy fats, protein, and pre and probiotics, too.  Doesn’t get much better than that!

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BROCCOLI BASIL & WALNUT PESTO

BROCCOLI BASIL & WALNUT PESTO

Broccoli Basil & Walnut Pesto is super easy to make and can be enjoyed in countless ways. In addition to mixing it into pasta, noodles, rice and spiralized vegetables, I love to use it as a dip for crackers and crudités, a topping for toast, pizza, salad, eggs, and baked potatoes, or a flavour booster for proteins.

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