Strawberry Coconut Milkshake

Summer is well on its way and that means its high time to do away with hot beverages. Break out the blender because its a perfect time to whip up a cool and sweet treat. What you will taste is a creamy, strawberry concoction, but what you are actually drinking is a great source of healthy fats, antioxidants, fibre and enzymes! Coconut milk is a great source of MCT's (medium chain triglycerides) which do not have to be digested like long chain fatty acids, and provide an instant fuel source for your body to burn! Berries, like strawberries, are so concentrated with nutrients like Vitamin C, Potassium and Fibre, and are a great addition to any diet. Ingredients 1 can full fat Coconut Milk [...]

Crunchy Chocolate Bar

“Healthy “and “delicious” are two words we all want to see more of together and today is your lucky day because this sweet treat is the perfect hybrid of those great traits! This is also the perfect recipe to sneak some extra nutrition into unsuspecting snackers, as you can add a variety of nuts, seeds and fruit to this recipe. Ingredients ¼ cup Cashews, chopped ¼ cup Sunflower seeds ¼ cup Raisins 2 tbsp Goji berries 2 tbsp Coconut flakes 2 tbsp Brown rice crisps 2 tbsp Pretzels, broken 2 Dates, finely chopped 100 grams Dark chocolate (70% cocoa) If you do not have chocolate or would like to make your own, use the following: 2 tbsp Cacao powder 2 tbsp coconut oil/cacao butter [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  When you have that cookie craving and just can't shake it, this is the perfect recipe for you! I said "you" instead of "you, your family, and friends" because once you taste these there's no way you are sharing them. These can be whipped up in about half an hour so they are the perfect quick treat. This version also happens to be vegan and gluten free, so its safe for almost anyone to indulge! Dry Ingredients 1 cup Brown rice flour 1/3 cup Arrowroot powder 1/3 Chocolate chips (definitely more if desired!) 2 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp Sea salt Wet Ingredients 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1/4 cup Coconut/Cane sugar 1/4 cup Maple syrup 1/4 cup Water Directions [...]

Rainbow Veg Roast

  When you need a veggie dish that looks as great as it tastes, give this one a shot! If you have the time to chop vegetables and preheat the oven, you can make this when your in a rush. This also works well to make a head a day Vegetables 1 lb brussel sprouts 1 large beet 1 red onion, peeled 1 Gala apple 10 cloves of garlic, peeled For the Marinade ¼ cup marmalade 3 tbsp olive oil 6 cloves of garlic 1 inch piece of ginger 3 tsp Himalayan salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp paprika Directions Slice brussel sprouts in half and add to a large bowl. Chop beets into roughly 1 inch pieces and [...]

Asian Inspired Slaw

For a fresh and eastern inspired taste, this slaw is the perfect solution! If you want to slice your veggies and keep them in the fridge for up to a couple days before the event, this is a great recipe for that! Its great to eat as a side salad or even mixed with a grain like rice or quinoa. For the Salad: ½ head red cabbage 1 bell pepper (any colour!) 1 mango 1 large carrot ¼ cup goji berries ¼ cup sesame seeds For the Dressing: 1/3 cup tahini or sunflower seed butter 1 tbsp. tamari 2 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup 2 cloves of garlic ½ inch piece of ginger 2 tbsp. water Himalayan salt and chili [...]

The Facts About Aphrodisiacs

The debate of aphrodisiacs and their ability to spice up your love life has always been a heated one. Whilst some individual’s legacies are due entirely to their life long commitment to these types of foods (Casanova, anyone?) many modern medicine practitioners tout the supposed benefits of aphrodisiacs. While most of the evidence for aphrodisiacs is anecdotal, it dates back to practices that have existed and passed down for thousands of years. There are historical records of the utilizations of foods and herbs as sexual performance or fertility enhancers come from a wide variety of backgrounds including ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, and China to name a few. Whether or not you believe in the direct effects of consuming these foods, the truth remains that [...]

I’d Like to Clear the Air

With the cold weather here our sleeves are rolled down and windows are rolled up. This is great for keeping our houses warm but it's unfortunately terrible for keeping the air we breathe clean. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the air inside our homes and work environments can easily be several times more polluted than the air outside. Dust, dander, toxins, allergens and chemicals are what we expose ourselves to every day and aren't even aware of it most of the time. Many people suffer with sensitivities or allergies from products like detergents, perfumes, cleaners and other household items and cosmetics. We filter water we drink, we even go so far as to filter cigarettes, but how often do you think of [...]

Best Baths Ever

  Making a point to have a long soak in some steamy and sudsy water is not something many of us take the time to do these days, unless you’re me of course. It seems the fine art of the bath has been lost in this modern time of convenience, to the quick and easy shower. Other than the obvious benefit of personal hygiene, baths have proven useful for centuries to alleviate a number of ailments that any person could face in a lifetime. No disrespect to the shower, but it really doesn’t stand up to the advantages of a therapeutic bath. From infants, to children, to adults, there are recipes for everyone to encourage healing and maximize relaxation. Much of the fun of [...]