Super Food Energy Bars with Cacao

Once you try these energy bars, you’ll never look at a packaged store-bought energy/protein bars the same way! It is VEGAN, RAW, and full of nutritious ingredients. It’s a superfood snack your whole family will enjoy at any time. To read about how Emily von Euw created this recipe (and links for other incredibly healthy recipes that you won’t find here) visit her website: This Rawsome Vegan Life. This recipe makes about 15 bars. You will need: 1 cup walnuts 1/3 cup chia seeds 1/3 cup ground flax seeds 1/3 cup hemp seeds 1/4 cup cacao nibs 1/4 cup coconut flakes 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup dates 1-2 tablespoons  melted coconut oil, if needed Throw the dry ingredients (keep a little bit of each ingredient to add in a second) in...

The Glow Bowl

~ Baked Sweet Potato with Kale Pesto Pasta, Tomatoes & Pumpkin Seeds. This easy to prepare, yet deliciously satisfying meal was created by Emily von Euw. To read about how Emily created this recipe and why she calls it “The Glow Bowl” visit her website: This Rawsome Vegan Life. This recipe makes a great lunch or dinner meal and, with this much nutrition and fibre, you won’t miss the meat. This is a VEGAN meal; it is not wheat or corn free so if you’re on an gluten-free or anti-candida program, use alternative pasta (e.g. rice). If you’re on an anti-candida program, it is fine to use nutritional yeast.   You’ll need: The main stuff: 1 large sweet potato (make it organic if you can….to understand why, click here...

Healthiest Chocolate-Banana Pudding Ever!

July 7, 2013   If you like pudding but don’t like the commercial kind (too much sugar, and too many additives), then this is the recipe you’ve been waiting for! Not only is it easy, it’s also raw, vegan, gelatin-free, and healthy! Did I mention that it tastes incredible too?! You’ll need the following: 1 ripe banana (organic if possible) – mashed or pureed 1 tablespoon organic, virgin coconut oil – melted 1 tablespoon raw, organic cocoa powder 1 teaspoon maple syrup Mix everything together and pour into cup or bowl. The banana pretty much turns it into a pudding immediately, but if you’d like a firmer pudding, refrigerate for a couple of hours. If you’d like something akin to ice-cream, put the mix into the...

Healthy Granola Recipe

GRANOLA is a fabulous health food, packed with a variety of nutrients (especially minerals) and fibre. Unfortunately many of the commercially prepared granola and muesli products are loaded with sugar. Even some home made recipes have too much sugar in them. I was horrified to come across one such recipe that had a trio of sugars in it: white sugar, brown sugar, and honey (each at approximately 1/2 a cup), plus raisins and other dried fruit. That’s worse than the sugar content in many regular commercial cereals! To me, adding sugar to naturally healthy products is not a good idea, especially when the addition of dried fruit (and a touch of honey) is more than enough sweetness! It is not difficult to make your own granola that’s loaded with flavour and...

Delicious Home-made Nut “Milk” and “Butter”

February 10, 2013 Many people these days have dairy allergies or avoid commercial cow’s milk for various reason (reasons I won’t get into here – that’s a story left for another day, another blog). Instead they turn to non-dairy alternatives such as various “butters” and “milk” products. Butters are made from: * NUTS (e.g. peanuts, almonds, coconut, cashews, hazelnuts, chestnuts) * SEEDS (e.g. sunflower, pumpkin) Milk is made from: * nuts (e.g. almond, coconut), * grains (e.g. rice, oat, soy), * seeds (e.g. flax, hemp). As great as most of these products are, some still contain questionable ingredients and many contain sugar.  Sugar – even if organic – is still sugar, and the less we consume the better. So if you want a break from all...