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Coconut Cashew Chia Pudding with Strawberries

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The original idea for this recipe came from Anna (a coworker) who asked if I was making a special smoothie for Canada day (July1). She had been disappointed when I had made nothing for our provincial holiday on June 24 (St. Jean Baptiste). I loved the idea and was excited to create something yummy that was red and white like the Canadian flag.

When Anna made the suggestion, I immediately thought of strawberries since they are in season. I liked the idea of making a dessert, a change from smoothies, not to mention it’s difficult to make a smoothie that is 2 colours. Thank you Anna for inspiring this dessert! I love it! (and I hope you do too!) Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Valentine’s Day Desserts – Vegan Chocolate Mousse & More

Let’s be honest, Valentine’s day eating is really all about dessert. Chocolate to be more specific. However, most tradiotnal desserts aren’t what most people would consider healthy. While indulging once in a while is fine, there are tons of healthier dessert recipes out there that will still make you smile. These vegan desserts are incredibly delicious and made with whole foods. They are made with natural sugars, healthy fats and yummy ingredients such as raw cacao, and cashews. Most of the recipes are completely raw which means the nutritional value of the ingredients aren’t lost in the baking.

I wouldn’t recommend indulging in these vegan Valentine’s day treats every day, because yes, many of the desserts are high in calories. However, because the ingredients used are whole foods, you can feel good about what you and your loved one are eating.  You can also feel great about feeding these to your kids.  I am pretty sure they will love them and be none the wiser.

I was sure to select recipes that are relatively simple and straightforward, so that success is almost guaranteed. You can either surprise your Valentine by making one of these vegan Valentine’s day desserts ahead of time or plan on making one together. Making food together can be very romantic. If you are a man who doesn’t cook often, suggesting an evening of preparing food together might be just the thing to thrill your wife/gf/date.

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Raw Peach Tart with Strawberry Cashew Cream Recipe

Nothing screams summer like fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries and peaches. This raw peach tart with strawberry cashew cream is a great dessert for summer. No baking required which means you don’t have to use the oven.

It is refreshing, incredibly delicious and healthy. No added oil or sugar. Just delicious natural whole foods to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Go ahead. No need to feel guilty. Continue reading

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Raw Berry Tart Recipe

This is a recipe I found on a blog called Oh, Ladycakes.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make it.  It looked and sounded delicious.  I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself. Probably because I don’t make a lot of desserts.

The crust is made with almonds and dates. Pretty simple. Then comes the cashew cream. Soaked cashews, dates, nut milk, lemon, salt. Pretty simple. Then fresh berries. Pretty simple. Topped with some coconut. Amazing. Continue reading

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Living Your Moksha- Be Healthy Smoothie

Posting live from Moksha NDG. Green smoothies for everyone who comes out of class this evening made by Nat and myself.

Today is the first day of Living Your Moksha. 7 Weeks, 7 Challenges to inspire your life.

The first week is Be Heatlhy. Which is why Nat, Raquel, and I decided to make 40 litres of smoothie today to kick off the challenge.

For those of you in the middle of the 30 day Moksha challenge this smoothie will rejuvenate you and boost your energy and immune system.

The smoothie features banana, strawberry, swiss chard, lemon, and ginger.  It’s great to see so many people who have never tried a green smoothie before giving them a try.

Going to go give out some more green smoothies now. More pictures and videos to come later from the evening here at Moksha NDG.

Living Your Moksha Be Healthy Smoothie

1 large banana
150 g strawberries (about 6-8 medium)
160 g swiss chard (about 2 leaves)
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 cups of water
a little piece of fresh ginger (peeled)

Put all the ingredients in an upright blender and blend until smooth.

Remember you can adjust the proportions to your taste. Feel free to start with more fruit or if your daring more ginger or swiss chard.

Enjoy in the morning for breakfast or after an awesome yoga class.

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Ginger and Flaxseed Green Smoothie


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Ingredients

1 cup water

1 banana

5 frozen strawberries

3-4 swiss chard leaves, washed and bottom of stems removed

Fresh ginger, peeled , piece approx the size of 1/2 your thumb

1 tbsp flaxseed, grind first if your blender isn’t powerful enough to grind them in the smoothie

Instructions

Put all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

Yield: Approx. 2 1/2 cups

Note: you can always you use fresh strawberries if they are in season where ever you live.  If you do you may want to add a few ice cubes if you want your smoothie cold.

This recipe can easily be doubled if you have a big blender and want to make more.  The quantity here is about one big glass.

Simple, healthy, and tastes amazing. Enjoy.

 

A little info on swiss chard for you. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2399/2

 

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