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VANILLA BERRY BUCKWHEAT BREKKIE BOWL (instant pot)

VANILLA BERRY BUCKWHEAT BREKKIE BOWL (instant pot)

I am a diehard oatmeal fan, but I also love to switch things up and enjoy other grain and grain-free porridge alternatives. Here I cooked buckwheat groats in my Instant Pot and used them to make some super satisfying, naturally gluten-free vanilla berry breakfast bowls.

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PRETTY IN PINK FROZEN YOGURT BARK

PRETTY IN PINK FROZEN YOGURT BARK

Frozen yogurt bark is a nutritious and delicious family-friendly summer treat.  It’s super simple to prepare and can be made with dairy or non-dairy yogurt and your choice of toppings.

Here I made a pretty pink version using my favourite Salus Red Beet crystals. It was a hit with my whole family.

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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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BLUEBERRY, BASIL & BOOCH SMOOTHIE

BLUEBERRY, BASIL & BOOCH SMOOTHIE

I love this fresh & flavourful gut-healthy blueberry, basil & kombucha blend.

The blueberries and basil pair beautifully and you get a wonderful creaminess from the frozen cauliflower (trust me!) and coconut milk.  Better still, it’s packed with all the goods — micronutrients, fibre, healthy fats, protein, and pre & probiotics too!

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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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GOLDEN MANGO CHIA PUDDING

GOLDEN MANGO CHIA PUDDING

My whole family loves this turmeric-boosted mango chia pudding.  Which makes Doctor Mom pretty darn happy since it is absolutely packed with micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants), fibre, healthy fats, and plant-based protein!  Doesn’t get much better than that!

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CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT PROTEIN OATS

CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT PROTEIN OATS

I have always loved carrots — raw, steamed, roasted, blended into smoothies, and as cake!  In fact, I think carrot cake is one of my all-time favourite desserts.  And this recipe delivers the flavours I love in easy, no-bake overnight oats you can feel good about serving your family for brekkie!

Carrot Cake Oats contain no refined sugar and are absolutely loaded with protein, fibre, antioxidants, healthy fats, adaptogens, and pre and probiotics, too. Doesn’t get much better than that!

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"DOUBLE DOUBLE" CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE (grain-free, nut-free)

"DOUBLE DOUBLE" CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE (grain-free, nut-free)

This “Double Double” Cake — double chocolate and double banana — is made with both ripe bananas and banana flour. It’s nut-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly, and makes a perfect nutritious-and-delicious treat for breakfast, snack time, dessert, or school lunch boxes.  It has a texture that’s a cross between a fudgy brownie and good old fashioned snacking cake. Better still, it’s refined sugar free and packed with healthy fats and protein!

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SMOKED SALMON, MUSHROOM & SPINACH FRITTATA

SMOKED SALMON, MUSHROOM & SPINACH FRITTATA

This is the kind of dish I can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  It’s quick, easy, and well-balanced, not to mention super tasty and satisfying. I love the combination of smoked salmon, mushrooms, greens, and creamy vegan cheese. Sometimes I cut it up and serve it on homemade paleo bagels — cream cheese & lox frittata sandwiches are my jam!

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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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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD BAKED OATS

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD BAKED OATS

I love these easy vegan baked oats.  They can be enjoyed warm from the oven or made ahead and served cold or reheated for a quick weekday breakfast.  You get to enjoy all the chocolatey banana bread-like goodness, but with no refined sugar and loads of healthy fats, fibre (almost 10g!), and over 12 grams of plant-based protein.

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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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