Grain-free Banana Berry & Coconut Pancakes

Grain-free Banana Berry & Coconut Pancakes

Sometimes (I’m learning most times) when we get back to the simple, foundational tasks of life, it is then we are brought back to the moment and truly able to appreciate being alive.  This is what food has done for me, for I’m not a very grounded person.  I spend a lot of time in my head - dreaming, imagining, considering endless possibilities.  This is another gift.  But to be really present, to loving what is NOW, to tasting and truly experiencing life in the moment, there is no easier way to do this than with food.  The rhythmic actions of chopping, mixing, peeling, stirring, tasting, smelling are a type of therapy.  And when it finishes with a nourishing meal (and great company), well, this is life at it’s finest, friends.
So, today I share a recipe with you that is great for a weekend.  It’s a grain-free, high fat, high protein pancake recipe that is simply delicious!

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Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can probably tell by now that I love 'healthifying' baking recipes.  I just love baked goods.  Nothing is more comforting than a delicious baked good and a hot drink - especially one that won't boost your blood sugar to unholy levels, have you craving more sugar throughout the day and keeping energy levels a bit maniacal, to say the least.  No, you know you've won in life when you can manage a bit of both indulgence and health.  Here it is, folks.  Again, you're welcome! :)

The high protein and quality fat content of this cookie, namely, the chickpeas, nut butter, coconut oil and hemp seeds help lower the impacts of the sugar.  

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Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Having a few favourite smoothie recipes in your repertoire is perfect.  They are nutrient dense, easy to make and versatile.  I used to drink a smoothie a day, and to be honest, have them much more irregularly.  I find that I prefer them in the warmer months or specifically when I'm sick or around my workouts.  But they can also make great easy breakfasts and snacks too.  My biggest tips when experimenting with smoothie creations are - Make sure you include quality fat and protein (coconut oil, avocado, nut butter, nuts, quality protein powder) and more veggies than fruit.  We're not looking for a high sugar fruit juice here, we want some sustaining nutrient dense energy!

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Freezer Fudge

Freezer Fudge

Friends, today I give you the gift of chocolate - homemade chocolate, healthy chocolate, chocolate you can indulge in, and just in time for Valentine’s.  You’re welcome! 

I talk about quality chocolate a lot with clients as chocolate is a treat I recommend indulging in (in moderation).  Cacao is rich in the mineral magnesium - a mineral deficient in many andresponsible for bone health, muscle relaxation and blood sugar modulation.

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