No Bake Banana Cream Pie

Have I ever mentioned how hard it is to be an immigrant?! You are not “there” and not “here”. Honestly, I will never be “here” 100% and I am OK with that. We love where we live but we will never be true Canadians like our children who were born here and have absorbed this culture from Day 1. Me and Alex talk about it often…Immigration has impacted our social lives greatly but it was the sacrifice, and we finally have found a way to enjoy ourselves in the…
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Healthy Cobbler

This wholesome healthy cobbler recipe will become a staple on your menu this summer, especially when you have more fruit and berries than you know what to do with. I’m thinking Pacific Northwest blueberries, Okanagan peaches, neighbour’s plums, hundreds of figs and apples from my garden, wild blackberries and over ripen bananas. Apricots, pears, rhubarb, cherries – you name it! Here in Vancouver, BC our summer produce choice is insanely amazing. You could also use frozen fruit, go ahead! Mango – mmm-mmm-mmm.

Vanilla Popsicles

3 ingredient vanilla popsicles that my kids couldn’t wait for to set! I thought maybe darkish colour would put them off. Nope, not a problem. I even added cacao nibs for an antioxidants boost and boys were particularly looking for them in every lick or bite. I thought kids would find them bitter but no way. Cacao nibs add a nice crunch, chocolatiness without extra sugar and quite a few nutrients. I published my first cacao nibs recipe last week and I suspect there will be way more.

Clean Eating Banana Muffins Recipe

Banana zucchini muffins, banana oat protein muffins and whole wheat banana strawberry protein muffins? Yes. Whole wheat flour banana bread? Yes. I realized I do not have simple clean eating banana muffins recipe on the blog – a healthy whole grain muffin that is moist, bursting with banana flavour and without a dome. It has to be flat on top – means it’s moist. It freezes beautifully and is perfect for school lunches. Our family likes banana muffins plain but you can add nuts or chocolate chips. 

Banana Oat Bars

These banana oat bars is another favourite quick breakfast of mine. I have quite a collection by now, which you can check out under breakfast category. These bars are also very similar to banana oat protein muffins but without protein powder. I love having oats for breakfast because they are not wheat (everything in moderation) and cook quickly. I usually would pour boiling water over quick oats for a few minutes, then top with yogurt and fruits. These banana oatmeal bars are a baked alternative to traditional oatmeal. Naturally sweetened…
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Banana Oat Protein Muffins

If you are looking for healthy breakfast ideas, look no further. These banana oat protein muffins made with mashed banana, plant based protein powder and rolled oats offer a complete breakfast on the go. Also vegan and gluten free. Ever since I started using MyFitnessPal app to make sure I eat balanced, I was completely blown away how easy I over consumed carbs and didn’t get enough protein. Especially at breakfast time. That’s how these clean eating banana protein muffins were created. With 3 g of healthy fats, 9 g…
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Healthy Peanut Butter Pie

I feel like I’ve been cheating…on my wine…with this healthy peanut butter pie. Let me explain. On January 1 I woke up and thought it would be cool to live a year without wine or any spirits. If you just joined, let me put it this way => I’m not an alcoholic, far away from it, but I like a few glasses of vino on weekends. I got 2 kids and I do really-really-really need to vent at times. The truth is, we all need to. So, I had to figure out…
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Avocado Fudge

How was your Halloween? I ate zero corn syrup sugary candies. Zero. Could care less…But when it comes to this, I’m all in. I love dark chocolate and I love fudge. Usually fudge is made of condensed milk, butter and sugar. But not this clean, vegan and gluten free avocado fudge. Full of healthy fats avocado and walnuts are combined with natural sweetness of banana, antioxidant power of cocoa powder and sprinkled with coarse sea salt for that mixed feelings taste.

Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Protein Muffins

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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Banana Protein Smoothie

Hydrating banana protein smoothie full of electrolytes and potassium, makes a great post-workout recovery drink. Made with fresh coconut water, bananas, light coconut milk and organic brown rice protein. In the past year or two, coconut water became extremely popular among elite athletes and celebrity personal trainers. Coconut water health benefits include low in calories, fat free and has more potassium than four bananas.