Monday, 22 February 2016

Cookie Dough Protein Balls!

Focusing on the Good

Staying positive is always easier said than done, but there are little tricks you can do to keep yourself on track. Every day wake up and remember everything you are thankful for. There is so much to be grateful for right down to the fact that you have the ability to be reading right now. ‎Focus on the great things in your life and you will be shocked at what shows up. Keep smiling!

Looking for a new snack with a little extra protein, well these little balls might be exactly what you have been looking for. They are full of low carb almond flour and coconut flour, coconut oil and some muscle building protein.

Cookie Dough Protein Balls:
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 scoops Vanilla Sunwarrior Protein
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tbs vanilla
1/8-1/4  cup maple syrup
1/8 cup Xylitol
1 tsp Salt
1 cup mini/dark chocolate chips

Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately. Then add the dry to the wet and mix. Roll‎ the mixture into little bite size balls or to a size of your liking and snack away! They are a great snack pre or post gym, or when you find yourself craving a treat.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Sweet Veggies

Sweet Squash!

Looking for sweet but healthy??? I thought this would be the perfect recipe to share just before the weekend to keep you on track. If you’re anything like me you love the sweets, but this recipe avoids any added sugars making it super clean!

Squash of any kind always tastes extra amazing when you add a little sweetness, so this time instead of using brown sugar or maple syrup, try CARROTS!

Take 1 Butternut Squash, about 2-3 Carrots and steam them together until cooked. Then with some butter or ghee place veggies in a food processor with a splash of apple cider vinegar and blend until smooth. The end result is a scrumptious buttery sweet side dish.

If you’re craving the comfort foods this recipe will hit the spot!

Happy Weekend

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Pulled Chicken?

Meal Prep

Many people comment that they don’t have enough time to prep healthy meals, but it can be a lot easier than you think. The crock pot can be a real life saver if you just take it out of your cupboard or closet wherever you have it tucked away and USE it. Here is our new favourite crock pot dish...

It may not look amazing but it tastes great!

Pulled Chicken
6-7 chicken breasts
1 Jar of Organic Salsa (watch the sugar content)
Taco spice flavouring (I made my own mix)

Place all of the ingredients into your crock pot, mix in the spices and then let it cook for 6 hours. The result, the chicken is so tender you can mash it with a fork and BAM, you have Pulled Chicken! You can eat it on its own, in rice wraps, or over veggies.  It doesn’t get much easier than that. And the best part is, it gives you lots of left overs for the remainder of the week. 

Try it out. 

I will be MIA for the next week or so, I am getting married this weekend sooooo I will be a little tied up woot woot! 

Happy Rest of the week all!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Nut Butter Bites


Here is a little thought to keep in mind as we move forward in the New Year. Life can get so busy and stressful that we unknowingly take for granted all the amazing things that are in our life daily. Try to be thankful for what you have today because it may not be the same tomorrow.  Remember that someone somewhere will never forget today for the good or the bad. So reach out to someone you miss, say hello to that person on the street and always hug your family when you get home.

Today’s treat is a hodge podge of a recipe. The initial recipe I started with was from Living Healthy with Chocolate- “Peanut” ButterTruffles. I didn’t want all the chocolate so I modified a few things.

Nut Butter Bites
¾ cup almond butter
1/3 cup sunflower butter
½ tbsp your choice of sweetener (honey, maple syrup, xylitol)
2 tsp vanilla                                        
2 tbsp flax seed
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut flour
Pinch of sea salt
Handful of dark chocolate chips
Chia seeds for sprinkling

Mix all of the ingredients together except the chia seeds. Line a cookie sheet with some wax paper. Then with a teaspoon, scoop the dough out and plop it on the cookie sheet into little mounds. Sprinkle with chia seeds or another topping of your choice and place them in the freezer to firm and enjoy.

Happy almost Wednesday!