Kale Berry Protein Smoothie


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!!


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


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!



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


2 large frozen bananas

2 tbsp dark cocoa powder

2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

1 tbsp ground or instant coffee


1: Thaw bananas for 5 minutes

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


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


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


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


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.


2 pieces of bread

1 banana

2 tbsp slivered almonds

2 tsp melted chocolate or chocolate spread


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.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches (dairy free)

imageBeing overjoyed with warm weather has inspired my latest creation. At first I thought of making peanut butter cookies with strawberry ice cream or simply banana, but I ended up going with chocolate chip ice cream; just enough chocolate to satisfy my inner chocoholic, but not too much to take away the main focus, peanut butter. Make these and store them in the freezer for family and friends, because who can resist an ice cream sandwich.

Recipe is free of dairy, soy, and refined sugar. Vegan friendly with egg substitute and natural sugar choice.

Servings: 12 cookies (6 ice cream sandwiches)

Peanut Butter Cookies


1 c natural peanut butter

1/3 c maple syrup, agave, coconut palm sugar, or raw honey

1/4tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2c dark chocolate chips

1 egg or 1 egg replacer

1/2c oats

1/2 tsp baking soda


1: Preheat oven to 350 F

2: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and blend

3: Form dough into 2 in balls and slightly flatten

4: Bake for 10 minutes

5: Cool and then place into the freezer for 1 hour.

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


2 frozen bananas

2 tbsp dark chocolate chips


1: Put slightly thawed bananas and chocolate into a food processor until smooth.

2: Place back into freezer for 30 minutes.

3: Put one scoop of ice cream between 2 cookies, enjoy!

Healthier, Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream (Vegan)

imageChocolate and peanut butter; one of the best combinations invented. I sometimes feel as though I could survive off of the two… So, I went ahead and created a healthier, vegan version of Reese`s Ice Cream, using banana, chocolate, and peanut butter.

Servings: 1


1 banana, frozen

1 tbsp peanut butter

2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

2 tsp coconut oil


1: Put slightly thawed banana through a Yonanas machine or food processor.

2: Stir in peanut butter.

3: Place ice cream into freezer.

4: Prepare chocolate shell sauce by combining coconut oil and chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl. Microwave for approximately 1 minute, stirring halfway.

5: Pour onto ice cream.


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


1/2 cup hemp hearts (seeds)

2 tbsp hemp oil


1: Combine into a blender until smooth.


Hemp Butter Ice Cream

Makes 1 servings


1 frozen banana, peeled

2 tbsp hemp butter


1: Combine ingredients into a food processor or yonanas.

2: Enjoy!

*Sprinkle with chocolate for an extra delicious treat!


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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.


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


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


1/4 tsp peppermint extract

1 tbsp chopped nuts or seeds

1 tbsp dried fruit


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.



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


1: Mix all ingredients into a blender and enjoy!