Summer is all about relaxation and restoration. With constant pool and beach activities – not to mention the crazy heat – a delicious and healthy treat is well deserved. That’s why I’ve created this minty matcha protein smoothie. Refreshing with its minty flavor, energizing with matcha, and satisfying with protein, this is the ideal smoothie to get you back on your feet (or chez, whichever one you prefer 🙂 ).
After finals, all I wanted to do was eat comfort food. And after seeing one of my friends enjoy their french toast at a bakery, I realized that I hadn’t eaten french toast in the longest time… So, I realized that it was time for me to make french toast (vegan and gluten-free) with an innovative coconut twist and a 5-ingredient salted caramel sauce to top it off.
I love making homemade nut milks. Not only because it’s super easy and so much healthier than your typical store-bought type, but because you can take a simple recipe and make it your own… like making Chocolate Hazelnut Milk – or what I like to call it – “Nutella” milk. Imagine: liquified Nutella, but 100 times healthier. No junk allowed! Continue reading
Hello soon-to-be-smoothie lover! You may have already seen all over Instagram cute pictures of leafy smoothies, and wonder to yourself why anyone would drink that. I have to admit, that was my reaction to them until this month. Going from activity to activity, you need something that’s quick and will power you through – and smoothies are the perfect way to do so. They’re easy, and the most convenient way to pack in your fruits, veggies, protein, and healthy fats. For smoothie skeptics like me, along with smoothie enthusiasts, this simple smoothie recipe is the tastiest there is :).
My latest obsession has been sweet potato. People may think of them as only a Thanksgiving type food, but they’re actually quite versatile, and bring the most subtle natural sweetness to any dish. What better way to celebrate sweet potatoes than make it into a waffle?
These waffles keep you full, satisfied, and are quite the guilt-less morning treat. I like to refrigerate them, and pop them in the grill during the week. Yes, you may be thinking that waffles are all around bad for your – and yes, sometimes they can be, especially when they’re gluten free; manufacturer’s might add unnecessary ingredients like natural flavor, or other heavily processed like corn syrup.
When it comes to granola, personalization is everything. To satisfy all your wants, try making your own. Adjust the sweetness, add your spices, and just play around with it – it’s fun, trust me.
These past two weeks have been quite packed for me, and I needed a basic, no-fuss breakfast – that’s preferably seasonal too! Cinnamon spice overnight oats is as simple as it gets, even more than cereal and milk; all you have to do is mix and refrigerate, and you have yourself breakfast for the next 5 days. And before you discard this recipe because you think it’ll be mushy, I can assure you that with steel-cut oats, it keeps its hearty qualities. With just a three ingredient base, you can add anything you want – peanut butter, vanilla, pumpkin puree – the options are endless. Plus, you don’t need an exact recipe 🙂
Perhaps one of the best food related things about Fall is the beverages: the coffee cups warming your hands on your way to work, the pumpkin spiced latte on your break, the list goes on. Sometimes, instead of entering out in the cold to get your fix of these beverages, make it at home and make it better health and taste wise! All you need is a coffee creamer base to transform it into your favorite beverage.
Superfood and candy – now that sounds like an oxymoron. Enter peanut butter cup chia pudding, the perfect way to satisfy your candy cravings, while taking in some superfood benefits!
If you were to guess the ingredients that were in almond milk, you’d probably think just almonds and water. But if you take a look at the carton of almond milk in your refrigerator, chances are, it has a bunch of ingredients. That’s why you should make your own homemade raw almond milk! You won’t believe how easy and delicious it is! But first, let’s take a look at a popular almond milk pick, Silk’s Original Unsweetened Almond Milk:
Ingredients: Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, Natural Flavor.
Although none of their ingredients are considered unsafe by the FDA, (but what even is natural flavor?) why do you need to have more ingredients in your food than you have to? The truth is, you don’t; just keep it clean and simple, and make your own!