Kombucha Smoothie

Kombucha smoothie. No, I’m not kidding. Think of a root beer float, just instead of ice cream – pureed with creamy almond milk frozen fruit, and in place of pop – kombucha. The same sweet treat floating in a fizzy drink but healthy. And it literally takes 3-4 ingredients, blender and 2 minutes and. Perfection for summer and a breath of fresh air in a tired smoothie world. Don’t you think?! Did you think I would just stop with my “kombucha business”?! I’m literally obsessed, especially during hot…
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Healthy Brown Rice Pudding

We are back from Mexico and it feels so good to be home. What feels even better is my own kitchen where knives are sharp, pots are stainless steel and stove is gas. Oh, how I have missed my kitchen! No place like home, even without an ocean view my home is so clean, new and beautiful. Now that 10 loads of laundry are done and put away, fridge is stocked and everyone is back into a routine, I can finally cook creatively again. As I was staring at…
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Pina Colada Protein Milkshake

Let me tell you how I envision my healthy path in 2016 since we started talking about yours. I really upped my game in a smoothie department and I’m shocked how fun it is to whip up different smoothies! Like this pina colada protein milkshake with Nature’s Path Coconut Chia granola, frozen pineapple chunks and Greek yogurt…So-so-so good and who would think to add granola to a smoothie, right?! But it totally works making one heck of a healthy milkshake high in fat, fibre and protein without the protein powder.

Banana Chia Pudding

I posted this banana chia pudding a few years back but pictures and recipe itself could have been better. A radio host said “January is like Monday of the year” while we were returning from a day of skiing a few days ago. So true, because I keep making and craving chia pudding. You definitely won’t find me doing it on a weekend. On a weekend I recover from a crazy week in the kitchen and we survive on Alex’s cooking and organic quick prep Costco finds (I spill…
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Anti-Inflammatory Red Smoothie

Tasty, pretty and healthy red smoothie with raw beets, juicy strawberries and a generous dose of healthy fats from coconut oil. Beets: the antioxidant betalain gives them their signature color and is an excellent anti-inflammatory. When added to the diet, beet benefits include repairing cells and adding high levels of inflammation-fighting potassium and magnesium (Source).

Healthy 10 Minute Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits Recipe

  All time favourite dessert full of calcium, antioxidants, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and free of saturated fat. These healthy cheesecake parfaits are out of this world!!! Perfect 10 minute dessert that anyone can make. No baking experience required, so easy, delicious and guilt free. When it comes to hosting and entertaining, I usually pour all my energy into the main meal and ask the guests to bring a dessert. You will not find me perfecting the icing on a cake the day before. One night, a friend…
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Healthy Iced Coffee

“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 (needless to mention a healthy frappuccino 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…
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Raspberry Chia Pudding

Raspberry chia pudding with juicy raspberries, superfood chia seeds and some almond milk.  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…

Papaya Chia Pudding

No added sugar, vegan, gluten free and high in protein simple & quick papaya chia pudding recipe with chia seeds. Prep time = 2 minutes, cooking time = 0 mins. Gotta love that! Chia seed is the new superfood that is sold in any grocery store and is recommended by many athletes and other health authorities. There is also a belief chia seeds help in weight loss but studies remain inconclusive. According to the USDA, a 1 oz serving of chia seeds contains 9 g of fat, 11 g of fiber and 4…
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Eggnog Latte Recipe

Eggnog, candy canes (least of my favourites), Glade spruce and apple cinnamon candles (love these on sale – I’m cheap), brandy beans (not everyone knows those but I have a special relationship with them) and healthy gingerbread cookies. Christmas is here! Hard to believe. It’s like a hurricane – comes unexpected although everyone knows it’s coming, makes a mess and leaves us to recover. And let me guess, 1 out of 3 has a New Year’s resolution to…to…to go to the gym! That’s right.:)