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CHOCOLATE CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT OATS

CHOCOLATE CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT 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, but in a refined sugar-free brekkie that’s loaded with chocolatey goodness — and antioxidants, protein, fibre, healthy fats, probiotics, and stress-busting adaptogens, too!

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MOCHA CHIA PUDDING

MOCHA CHIA PUDDING

I absolutely love chia pudding.  And this chocolate coffee combo tastes AMAZING, is super quick & easy to make, and happens to be packed with micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants), fibre, healthy fats, and plant-based protein, too!  Doesn’t get much better than that!

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CHOCOLATE CARROT CAKE QUINOA

CHOCOLATE CARROT CAKE QUINOA

I love this chocolate veggie-boosted quinoa porridge.  It contains no dairy, grains/gluten or refined sugar, but is packed with all the goods — fibre, complex carbs, healthy fats, and plant-based protein.  Better still, it can be made ahead for a quick morning meal and served warm or cold.

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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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MOCHA OVERNIGHT PROTEIN OATS (with added veggies!)

MOCHA OVERNIGHT PROTEIN OATS (with added veggies!)

My hubs absolutely loves these chocolate & coffee overnight oats. And why wouldn’t he?!? I mean, we’re talking two of the world’s best things combined into one nutritious-and-delicious breakfast bowl!

Better still, this easy, make-ahead meal delivers loads of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) along with fibre, healthy fats, protein, and adaptogens, too!

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ELDERBERRY CHIA PUDDING

ELDERBERRY CHIA PUDDING

I absolutely love chia pudding.  It’s nutritious and delicious and can literally be thrown together in just minutes the night before for a quick and easy breakfast, snack, lunch, or dessert.

Not only does this elderberry version look pretty, but it tastes great and is packed with antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, protein, and pre & probiotics, too!  It’s also suitable for gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and keto diets.

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GOLDEN "RICE" PUDDING (paleo, keto)

GOLDEN "RICE" PUDDING (paleo, keto)

I absolutely love this “rice” pudding recipe.  Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, low-carb, and suitable for paleo and keto diets.  Better still, it’s super easy to make and packed with micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants) as well as fibre, healthy fats, and protein!  Gotta love a simple dessert that's healthy enough to serve for brekkie!

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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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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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