I am back from my mini vacation to Niagara-on-the-Lake, where I had an absolutely amazing time. It was my first time visiting wineries, so I was pretty excited. I loved the experience and would definitely return.
The original reason for the trip was a wedding, a great excuse to take a few days off, and taste some wine. Don’t you think? Not to mention, it was my birthday.
Good Morning and Happy Easter! I spent yesterday afternoon whipping up some smoothies at lululemon athletica on Ste-Catherine street here in Montreal. The event was a blast! I met all different types of really nice and interesting people, as I always do at events like these. I always love hearing about other peoples smoothie making experiences and what they like to put into their smoothies.
I made 2 smoothies yesterday. One of them was an Orange Mango Lemon Smoothie and the other was the incredibly popular Banana Nut Butter Smoothie made with almond butter, raw cacao nibs, almond milk, coconut water, and dates. I loved seeing peoples reaction when they tried this smoothie. They were pleasantly surprised. Consensus is people like Chocolate! Was there any doubt in the first place? The good news is, that even though the Banana Nut Butter Smoothie tastes incredibly naughty, it is good for you! So if you are in the mood for a treat, go ahead, you deserve it!
The Orange Mango Lemon Smoothie was also very well received. Which is why I woke up this morning and made it again so I could share the recipe since it’s not up on my site yet. People were continuously asking for the recipe so here it is! Continue reading →
Everybody likes a little dessert now and then. Even those of us who eat healthy foods on a regular basis enjoy a sweet treat, and that’s okay. Not all desserts are equal. This chocolate coconut chia seed pudding is for those days when you are craving something sweet and delicious, but still want to eat something nutritious.
Not only is this dessert low in fat and sugar, it is nutritious. You are doing yourself a favour by eating this pudding. Chia seeds are a great source of essential Omega 3s that most of us need more of in our diet. They are also high in antioxidants, and a good source of protein. On top of all the nutrition that chia seeds offer, this recipe also contains raw cacao powder considered to be another great superfood because of its high content of antioxidants. It is considered to be be one of the best sources of antioxidants in the world.
Hot chocolate is a comforting drink that can be a great treat on cold winter evenings. This beverage can either be extremely processed, artificial and unhealthy, or natural and healthy. It all depends on the ingredients you use. The choice is yours. It is just as easy to make the healthy vegan hot chocolate, so give it a try.
Forget about those hot chocolate pre mixed packages filled with artificial flavouring, corn syrup and more. So many ingredients. So unnecessary. Listed below are the ingredients of Nestle’s Hot Chocolate mix found on their website .
Although these pancakes don’t have any eggs, wheat flour, or dairy milk, they are still fluffy and delicious. So whether you eat a vegan diet, a gluten free diet or neither, you will likely enjoy these vegan and gluten free pancakes made with buckwheat flour, millet flour, ground flaxseed and almond milk.
Saturday or Sunday morning are great days to make delicious healthy pancakes while relaxing with friends and family. This is how I spent yesterday and it was quite enjoyable. Nothing like a serious breakfast to sustain me through an afternoon of golf on a really hot and humid day.
If you love chocolate you are going to love this smoothie. I just tried this for the first time and wow. What a treat. A healthy treat at that. It is by no means a low fat or sugar free treat. However it contains healthy fats and natural sugars. So treat yourself and nourish your body at the same time.
Welcome to Health is Happiness! My name is Kieran. I am a foodie who loves to eat and cook plant-based whole foods. Health is Happiness is for those of us that love great tasting food but also want to eat healthy. You will find recipes, videos and more. Enjoy!