Kale Berry Protein Smoothie

image

I’m in love with this new kale smoothie; which works out great because strawberry season is just around the corner. This smoothie is refreshing and light, but packs an abundance of nutrients! From omega’s, protein, dietary fibre, and vitamin c, to iron and more, this is definitely a balanced, healthy smoothie choice.

Also, if you love hemp as much as I do, or would love to try it, be sure to check out my May Giveaway for a free 8oz bag of hemp hearts!!

Ingredients:

1 c water

1/4 c mason jar instant oatmeal mix

1/2 c kale

1 scoop hemp protein powder

1/2 c strawberries

1/4 c blueberries

Instructions:

1: Combine all ingredients into a high powered blender (add more water if needed)

2: Enjoy or store in mason jar in the fridge for later!

image

Advertisements

Buckwheat Banana Bread with Maple Cream Icing and Cacao Nibs (Dairy Free)

image

A delicious and healthy banana bread; refined sugar free and packed with superfoods cacao, hemp, and buckwheat. This recipe can be easily enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack. Top off the loaf with the dairy-free, maple cream icing and extra cacao nibs, and you have yourself an amazing dessert.

Servings: 7 mini loaves

Bake Time: 30 minutes

Buckwheat Banana Bread

Ingredients

1/2 c buckwheat flour

1/2 c whole wheat flour

1/2 c white flour

1/2 c cacao nibs

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 c margarine or butter (room temperature)

1 c coconut palm sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 c mashed ripe bananas (approximately 3 medium)

1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce or yogourt

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1: Preheat oven to 350 F

2: Grease and flour mini loaf pan

3: Cream margarine, eggs, and sugar

4: Whisk flours, soda, and salt

5: Add to margarine mixture

6: Add mashed bananas, apple sauce, vanilla

7: Stir in hemp seeds and cacao nibs

8: Bake for 30 minutes

9: Remove from oven and cool before adding maple topping

image

Maple Cream Icing

Ingredients

3/4 c cashews, soaked and drained

1/4 tsp salt

3 tbsp of pure maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 c almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1: Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender or bullet

2: Place into the freezer for approximately 15 minutes

image

Featured in the National Post

Sinful Mocha Ice Cream (Vegan)

imageI’m a little obsessed with “Nice Cream”… But can you blame me? For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it tastes like ice cream, looks like ice cream, but is dairy free. So if you’re looking for a healthier ice cream alternative, trying to loose weight, limit calories, or simply not consume dairy, nice cream is for you. There are countless creations you can do, from super healthy to rich and decadent; if you’re interested in checking out other flavour options, I’ve created several vegan ice cream recipes previously including Hemp Butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter, and Coconut Chocolate.

Mocha Ice Cream

Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 large frozen bananas

2 tbsp dark cocoa powder

2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

1 tbsp ground or instant coffee

Instructions

1: Thaw bananas for 5 minutes

2: Purée all ingredients in a food processor or put through a Yonanas machine.


image

Simple Chia Pudding Recipe

imageChia pudding is the new and improved tapioca; instead of just tasting delicious, it’s also nutritious. Simple to make, and can be stored in the fridge for a days. It makes a great breakfast or snack, and based on your toppings can be sweet or light and fresh.

Recipe is Vegan. Free of dairy, gluten, soy, and refined sugars.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1/4 cup chia seeds

2 cups non-dairy milk

Dash of salt

2 vanilla beans or 2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Plus, pick a flavour and add to the mix:

Chocolate: 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Cinnamon: 2 tsp cinnamon

Mango: 1/4 cup mango, 3 tbsp water puréed together

Summer Fresh: mixed berries + almonds

Instructions:

1: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix

2: Place bowl into the fridge overnight or first transfer into serving size jars and cover

image

Healthy Snack or Quick Breakfast Idea: Banana Toast, Almonds, and Chocolate

imageWhile brainstorming new recipe ideas that are quick and affordable, this recipe was born. Simple and easy, just combine toast, banana, almonds, and chocolate. Who can argue with that combination? Kid and Adult friendly.

Ingredients:

2 pieces of bread

1 banana

2 tbsp slivered almonds

2 tsp melted chocolate or chocolate spread

Instructions:

1: Toast bread

2: Slice banana and place onto toast.

3: Drizzle chocolate onto banana slices.

4: Top with slivered almonds.

5: Enjoy before the kids eat it all.

image

Hemp Butter + Hemp Ice Cream Recipes

Who doesn’t love a good nut or seed butter? Great on toast, in baked goods, with fruit, or simply on it’s own. Being on a bit of a hemp kick lately, I decided to throw together a hemp butter. Simple to make, and all you need is hemp hearts and hemp oil. Combine the two into a blender, food processor or bullet, and ta-da, hemp butter is born.

Hemp Butter

Ingredients:

1/2 cup hemp hearts (seeds)

2 tbsp hemp oil

Instructions:

1: Combine into a blender until smooth.

image

Hemp Butter Ice Cream

Makes 1 servings

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, peeled

2 tbsp hemp butter

Instructions:

1: Combine ingredients into a food processor or yonanas.

2: Enjoy!

*Sprinkle with chocolate for an extra delicious treat!

image

Featured in the National Post

Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal Smoothie

imagePut down that blueberry muffin and drink this instead. If you haven’t tried adding oats to your morning smoothie yet, you’re really missing out! Try the recipe below for an out of this world smoothie experience.

INGREDIENTS

1 c almond milk

1/4 c oats

1 banana

1 tsp maca powder

1 tsp flax seed

1 tbsp chia seed

1/2 c frozen blueberries

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine all ingredients into a blender on high.

Irresistible Maca Chocolate Bar Recipe

imageWhy pay over $3 at a store, when you can make this easy recipe at home? Never pay for a Maca Chocolate Bar again! The ratio of chocolate vs maca has been calculated to create the perfect  balance of flavour. Create your favourite chocolate bar with the added benefit of maca by using the recipe below, and adding any optional ingredients.

Ingredients Per Chocolate Bar:

4 g Maca Powder

50 g Dark Chocolate

Optional:

1/4 tsp peppermint extract

1 tbsp chopped nuts or seeds

1 tbsp dried fruit

Instructions:

1: Combine maca powder and chocolate, melt over a double boiler or in microwave safe bowl. 2: Immediately stir in any optional toppings. 3: Pour onto a silicone mat or wax paper and slightly form into a rectangle (chocolate bar shape). 4: Let chocolate cool for 5-10 minutes and then continue to form until you get the desired look. A silicone spatula, cold hands, or slightly wet hands work well to shape. image

Tropical Banana Green Smoothie

When you’re constantly on the go, it can be a challenge to maintain proper nutrition; why not start the day off right by getting a full-serving of greens. This dreamy smoothie makes staying healthy simple by ensuring you’re getting a variety of vitamins and nutrients. So go ahead, enjoy, and while you’re sipping away, it’s okay to dream of the tropics.

image

Ingredients

1/4 c pineapple

1 c water or coconut water

1/4 c blueberries or blackberries

1 scoop protein powder (hemp, whey, casein, soy, or multi-source plant protein)

2 c spinach or mixed greens

Instructions

1: Mix all ingredients into a blender and enjoy!

image

Chocolate Banana Morning Buzz Smoothie

image

Chocolate, coffee, and protein? Why not! Wake up to this extremely uplifting smoothie; loaded with protein to get you through the day! While most smoothies give you a temporary sugar boost, this one’s sure to keep you going; because lets face it, who doesn’t need a little pick me up in the morning? With cinnamon and banana to balance your blood sugar levels, caffeine to give you your morning fix, and protein powder to keep you fuller longer, this smoothie is sure to keep you satisfied.

Servings: 1

Ready in: under 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 banana

1/2 cup coffee (hot or cold)

2 tbsp dark cocoa powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 scoop protein powder (hemp, whey, casein, soy, or multi-source plant protein)

1 cup milk or non-dairy beverage

Instructions

1: Mix all ingredients into a blender and enjoy!

*Hemp Protein Powder and Almond Milk were used in the above photo

Featured on The Loop