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“Hello. I’m coffee. Nice to meet you. I’m Olena’s newest addiction.” Well, not that new but since the baby #2 sleepless nights “yeeees” and “yeeees” and “yeeees”. Luckily those nights are gone and are NEVER coming back! Until those nights I never touched coffee, needless to say I would never create an iced coffee recipe. Nowadays, I would be willing to brew fresh ground coffee every morning just to make my house smell like Starbucks or my Italian neighbours’ house. On a hot summer day, this glass of healthy…
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Cream…cream…cream…This cream is super tasty and good for you! Vegan, vegetarian and completely raw cream. Combine it with juicy raspberries, superfood chia seeds and some almond milk, you get this Raw Raspberries & Cream Chia Pudding. The morning after I made this chia pudding, I got a text from Alex. And Alex texts me every morning after leaving to work. Usually it’s “Morning, babe. How are you?”. But that morning it was a different text…

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Baby spinach, leafy kale, tiny chia seeds…All those are super foods and make this green stuff  > THE STUFF! Apple, cucumber and lemon are there for an extra health benefit but most importantly to make this smoothie drinkable. It tastes totally bearable and even delicious! Apple adds sweeteness without adding too much sugar and cucumber adds coolness. You know that summery refreshing cool feeling mint and cucumber have?! That’s the one! So, it’s delicious! MIL/sausage lover/junk food enthusiast’s verdict was “Mmmmmmm…mmmmmmm…mmmm”. Yes, I’m a good DIL. I feed…
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I have no idea why I have been putting off baking these yellow bundles of joy bursting with fresh strawberries?! Made with only whole wheat flour, protein powder and no added sugar, you get a strawberry flavour with every muffin’s bite. I know why. If you are a baker you know how hard it is to get goods made with only whole wheat flour to rise. And secondly, whey protein could make muffins dry and rubbery. OK, you know how Lululemon bags say “Face one fear a day”?!…
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Ever since I posted my first protein bar recipe, I wanted to make another one but higher in protein, lower in sugar and fat. And it’s not easy because nut bars rely on nut butter and sticky sugary liquids like agave and honey to hold them together. I tried to cut down the nut butter and agave to almost nothing and replace with almond milk. I also tried to use chia gel as a glue. Finally, after much testing, I came up with a copycat version of these Quaker…
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On my way to Los Cabos, while enjoying the breathtaking views, I finally had time to myself. What is your life about? For me, it’s all about creating memories. At the end of the day, that’s the only thing that stays with you forever and no one can take it away. I would be devastated if in 30-50 years I would not be able to close my eyes and smile.

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Disclaimer: I’m not a certified nutritionist, personal trainer or a chef. All opinions are my own. Consult your doctor or a specialist regarding your diet. I do not take any responsibility for what you put in your body and the outcomes. Hi, it’s me on June 5, 2013. I’m finally happy where I am physically. I reached my goal: to wear a bikini this summer. Finally, I feel happy at the beach and not guilty for last night! Stay tuned for the next…
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Here is the story behind these cookies. One night wondering through the natural and organic aisles of the Superstore, I stumbled across these: See, when you are a stay at home mom with almost no friends, grocery shopping by yourself at 9 PM is a big deal! I can actually read the labels and kind of fulfill the socializing aspect of my life?! Is that right? Don’t judge, I’m ESL, although a good one. And I don’t care. I don’t!:) I decided to…
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin No, I did not add protein powder to the crumble. Although I must admit after an explosive popularity of protein powder goodies among my readers, I was tempted to do so… Remember I told you last week our butter-cream friends came over and I made them this skinny shrimp & feta spinach dip?! So, they brought over a berry crumble. They always make me eat desserts, otherwise we might not be friends. It was good! Who doesn’t like a berry crumble or a crisp made with fresh…
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