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Chocolate Almond Energy Balls

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Chocolate, mmmmmm! Everybody loves it, well, almost everybody. I certainly do.

Chocolate comes in many many different forms. Some good, some, not so much.

People love to grab a chocolatey snack in the afternoon. Some people grab a Kit kat, and some people, like myself, grab one of these chocolate almond energy balls.

This is a much healthier option of course, and a whole different type of delicious.

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Popped Amaranth & Seed Gluten-Free Cereal

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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.

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Kale, Chickpea, Carrot Rice Bowl


Rice Bowl with Carrots, Kale, and Chickpeas

Bowls like this one are great for a quick, nutritious and delicious meal. They are good for lunch/or supper. The different possibilities and combinations for a bowl like this are endless. So many different ingredients can be used in different ways. Then comes the different possibilities for dressings. This is my second bowl post, the first one was Amazing Vegan Bowl with nutritional Yeast Sauce.

They are especially quick if you think ahead and do some of the preparation ahead of time. By this I mean cooking a big pot of rice or quinoa at the begining of the week and keeping it in the fridge ready to go.Cooking rice is the longest part of the prep. Quinoa however can be cooked in about 12 minutes so it is perfect if you don’t have much time or you don’t have some in the fridge. Cooking a big pot of chickpeas ahead of time is also a great idea. I like to make a lot soIi can make some hummus as well! So if you haven’t had the chance to do this, simply open a can.

The dressing can also be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. If you have your rice, chickpeas and dressing ready all you need to do is grate some carrots and steam some kale. This means you can have a beautiful bowl ready in less then 10 minutes! How do you feel about that? I feel pretty good about it.

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Healthy Post Workout Smoothie; Orange Hemp Maca Smoothie Recipe

The gym used to be a huge part of my life.  From the age of 17-27 I went to the gym religiously several times a week, and I loved it.  I couldn’t imagine my life without the gym.  Going to the gym wasn’t something I had to force myself to do, it was something I did with pleasure, because it made me feel great.

Then, I discovered yoga.  Over the past 2 years, yoga seems to have taken over from the gym.  During the first year I was practicing yoga I still went to the gym on and off, but yoga changed the way I felt about the gym and it slowly started to take over.

The last time I went to a gym was over a year ago, and then today I went back.  I had stopped going completely after  breaking my elbow, and then going back too soon for my elbow, which was still giving me pain in the gym.  When I tried to go back to the gym, I could still feel pain in my elbow so decided to give it more time.  During this time yoga became an even bigger part of my life, and now I couldn’t imagine my life without yoga.  Community is a very important part of life.  Surrounding yourself with like minded people who share many of the same values as you is really nice.

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Garlicky Sautéed Kale with Hemp Seeds

Kale. A nutritional powerhouse that too many of us don’t eat at all or don’t eat enough of. When is the last time you bought kale? I will be honest. Before I started consuming green smoothies I don’t know that I had ever bought kale. It isn’t something that most of us grew up eating, so we don’t think of buying it, and we aren’t sure how to prepare it, or what dishes it complements?

Now that green smoothies are part of my (almost) daily routine I consume kale quite regularly. Kale is one of the greens I use most for making green smoothies, but it is great in a wide variety of dishes. Kale is great in salads, stews, soups, or simply sautéed with some garlic. I have several different recipes with kale on my site, so if you aren’t sure how to use it, check it out.

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Coconut Banana Vegan French Toast with Hemp Seeds

French toast. A breakfast classic. Something a lot of us grew up eating as kids and loving. Weekends at my house growing up often meant either french toast or pancakes. There are many different twists on french toast. This is the first time I have made vegan french toast. It is a coconut banana vegan french toast.

Although I had never made it or tried it, I imagined vegan french toast made with silken tofu. It didn’t interest me that much. Then I came across the idea of making french toast with bananas and coconut milk blended together instead of eggs and milk whisked together. Genius. I wish I had come up with the idea myself.

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Raspberry, Cacao, Hemp Squares Recipe

I came across this recipe  randomly on the internet.   I was not looking for a recipe.  I was just browsing around and the next thing I knew I was staring at a delicious recipe for chocolate raspberry hemp squares.  They sounded rich and divine.

Coincidently,  I had some raspberries in my fridge as well as all the other pantry ingredients.  Coconut oil, agave syrup, hemp seeds, raw cacao powder are all ingredients anyone with a whole foods kitchen should keep on hand at all times. Continue reading

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Raw Cacao, Almond Butter, Hemp Seed Smoothie Recipe

This is a great smoothie when you are hungry and craving a sweet treat.  Just because you are craving something sweet doesn’t mean that you have to turn to something unhealthy.

Hemp seeds are a complete protein as well as a source of healthy essential fats. Raw Cacao nibs are one of the worlds best sources of antioxidants.

What this means is that not only is this smoothie a delicious treat, it is good for you. Continue reading

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Almond and Hemp Seed Granola

Granola has been something that I have been wanting to make for quite a while. This week I finally did.

So many different ingredient combinations possible for granola. I kept it pretty simple for my first time. It turned out great and I can’t wait to try more variations. Continue reading

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Quinoa, Lentil, Beans and Greens Salad

This salad is filled with nutritional powerhouses. I am sure most of you know about how good quinoa, lentils, hemp seeds, swiss chard, lemon, green beans, and garlic are for you.

This is a serious salad. If you were looking for recipe ideas for any of these amazing ingredients look no further.

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