Super Food Soup with Broccoli, Avocado & Hemp

This week’s creation makes use of avocado to lend a lovely creamy quality to the soup, while adding much-needed healthy fats. With the added benefit of broccoli and its indole-3-carbinol, plant-based omega 3 fatty acids from hemp hearts, the anti-fungal and anti-viral properties of coconut oil (not to mention the medium chain triglycerides), this is…

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Red Lentil, Eggplant, Corn and Spinach Soup

The original recipe comes from Clean Eating magazine. I couldn’t help myself though; it didn’t have onions and that just isn’t right in our house! How can you have a vegetable soup without onions? Of course, my meddling didn’t stop there; I had to switch up a few other things: add coconut oil, blend it instead of leaving…

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Blueberry Lemon Gummies

These are fun and sure to be a hit for the young, and young at heart! In our spirit of having more “play”, what could be more fun than delicious gummy treats? Even better, these contain pure protein which is readily assimilated, and they don’t have nasty stuff like high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavours and…

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Cinnamon Cacao Pumpkin Seeds

I love experimenting in the kitchen, coming up with easy (MUST be easy) and nutritious recipes that hopefully taste good (my team of critics can be harsh)! I’m often searching for healthy snacks to add to lunches for myself and family. Most “prepared” snacks are just loaded with sugar, salt and fat (the ultimate nasty…

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Maca Roons

I have always been a huge fan of macaroons- enjoying their chocolatey, chewy goodness! I was highly motivated to take this yummy treat and infuse it with an extra dose of superfood nutrition. This recipe includes coconut oil, which truly one of the only foods that nutrition experts from all camps (vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Traditional…) can agree upon. In…

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Ginger Turmeric Lemon Tea

This time of year in particular, has me reaching for this warming, deeply nourishing tea. I love this blend of spices, citrus, and, of course, raw honey. Turmeric is perhaps the current darling in the spice world. It contains potent, anti-inflammatory properties among other benefits. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Highlights of this powerhouse include: immune…

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Kind Cereal

Looking for a nourishing and quick breakfast which is not a smoothie? I really enjoy this dense, nutritious cereal. The healthy fats and fibre really help to keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours. This particular combination of ingredients is exceptionally heart and brain healthy. We are still recovering collectively from the botched “fat…

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Whipped Body Butter

Have you ever heard that expression about never putting anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat? It’s good advice, as skin is your largest organ. Have you noticed as well, that many pharmaceutical drugs are now available in transdermal patches? That is because of the rapid and efficient absorption into your system. This fact should…

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Peanut Butter Hemp Banana Wraps

I absolutely loved peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches growing up. I loved the crunch of crisp lettuce and nutty, creamy peanut butter. While I haven’t shunned grain products, I think it’s wise to not always reach for bread, crackers and wraps when looking for a snack or meal. Wishing to recreate my childhood favourite snack, and looking…

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