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Raw Cacao Energy Bars

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

Raw Cacao Energy Bars

Ingredients: 1 cup walnuts 1/3 cup chia seeds 1/3 cup ground flax seed 1/3 cup hemp seeds 1/4 cup cacao nibs 1/4 coconut flakes 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup dates 1-2 cups melted coconut oil 1 cup chocolate chips Instructions: Throw 3/4 of the dry ingredients into your food processor and mix together. Keep the remaining dry ingredients to add to the mixture afterwards. Add the dates and coconut oil to bind the ingredients together. If too dry add more dates or coconut oil. Be sure to take...

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Broccoli & Cheese Quinoa Bites

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

Ingredients 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups broccoli florets, finely diced 1 cup yellow onion, finely diced 1 garlic clove, finely minced 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Instructions 1. In a medium sauce pan, cook quinoa according to package directions. Let cool. 2. In a large bowl, combine cooled quinoa, eggs, broccoli, onion, garlic, cheese and salt. 3. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray mini-muffin tins with cooking spray. Put a heaping...

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Costa Rican Mint Lemonade Recipe

Posted on May 31, 2014

Costa Rican Mint Lemonade Recipe

Check out Jenn’s newest addiction after her latest trip to Costa Rica. This all natural drink is easy to make, very tasty, and refreshing all on its own or mixed with your favourite spirits! Honestly…it’s so good you will want to buy a lemon and lime tree for your own home!! And yes!! You can grow lemons and limes in Canada! Ingredients  1 handful fresh mint 1 fresh lemon 1 fresh lime 2 cups ice 1 tsp raw sugar (optional or substitute for other sweeteners) Water Rum or vodka (also...

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Crunch Maple Syrup Granola

Posted on Mar 30, 2014

Health Benefits of Maple Syrup Maple syrup is a staple in the Canadian spring and a tradition that should be honoured not only for our cultural heritage but also for the health benefits. Research on the effects of maple syrup has found that it contains antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation in the body. In fact, the darker the syrup the more antioxidants they contain. Maple syrup can also be a nice alternative to sugar in baking and cooking recipes as it does not cause sugar levels to...

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Lime-zested tomatillo black bean salad

Posted on Feb 28, 2014

A fun take on a quick salad lunch Ingredients 2 medium tomatillos, papery skin removed and finely chopped 1/2 medium poblano chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 medium plum tomatoes, finely chopped 1/2 can black beans (14 oz/398 mL), rinsed and drained 2-3 tbsp (25-45 mL) chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional) 1 tsp (5 mL) lime zest 1 ripe medium avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lime juice 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 6 Boston Bibb lettuce leaves or medium romaine...

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March Pose of the Month: Bow

Posted on Feb 27, 2014

  Instructions Lie on your stomach. Bend your knees and reach your hands toward your ankles. If you cannot reach your ankles, you can use a strap or a tie by placing it around your feet and then holding onto the straps. As you inhale life your chest and your legs off of the ground. Benefits Strengthens back muscles Stretches the entire front body, ankles, thighs, abdomen, psoas, and throat Improves...

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