* = required field

Tag Archive

Anti-aging Ayurveda Balanced Lifestyle Beauty Beverages Breakfast Clean Recipes Contests Cookies Dairy free Desserts Detox Digestion DIY doTERRA Environment Essential Oils Fitness Food Facts Giveaways Gluten Free Guest Posts Guest Recipes Health Health Facts home hormone solutions Juicing Kid Friendly Lifestyle Solutions Mains Man Approved Music Playlist My Life paleo Q+A raw Relationships and Spirit Salads Series Smoothies snacks Soups Superfoods Top Favorites List

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

It was an epic week for me. I hit a a big milestone. I have literally completed all of my case studies for submission for my registered holistic nutritionist certification. I’ll be submitting them this week and as long as there are no technical difficulties, I’ll be on my way.




The next big step is my exam which I hope to have done by June. Honestly, it’s been a long road. I’ve worked a pretty demanding job over the years while I’ve tried to complete this certification. I took a year off school when I transitioned to the job that I have now. I was a big set back for me at the time but I figured if it was meant to be, I’d get back to it.

And, it happened. I started waking up at 5:15am throughout the week. I ended up tapping out my cortisol levels and ended up burning myself out. And, with the right supplementation and rest, I’ve managed to pull through.

Thank you for your continued support over these past few years.  I really, REALLY, R-E-A-L-L-Y appreciate it.  Once this is over, I’ve got some big things planned for us.




The next step, after passing my exam, is to create a program which will be a much bigger and enhanced program of my Weekend Stress Detox. You can get this free e-book HERE.

Now to the Grain Free Breakfast Cookies. These are so good, friends. They are so flavourful and hearty, making it a great option for breakfast on the go.  I’ll make a bunch and free them for later!

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

ingredients
2 cups blanched almond flour (I used meal and it worked fine)
2 Tbsp coconut flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp orange or lemon zest
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 Tbsp ground flax
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes
6 Tbsp of either coconut oil, butter (unsalted), or ghee, at room temperature (not melted)
2 large eggs
3 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ cup unsulphured dried cranberries
Almond milk (optional: if the batter is dry, you can add a 1/4 cup of almond milk)

directions
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a mixer, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, and coconut oil. Mix until they become a pea-like consistency. Then, slowly add in eggs, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir in the dried fruit. If the batter seems dry, just add a bit of the almond milk.

Take ¼ cup of the batter (I used a measuring cup) and dollop onto the prepared baking sheet (I used the measuring cup to flatten it out).

Bake until the cookies are golden on the outside and no longer soft on the inside, about 25 minutes.

Allow to cool. These can be stored in the fridge for a week or freeze.

Superfood Chia Bowl

IMG_9762

I’m giddy excited today. We’re just in the process of booking our Spring trip to L.A.  We had been toying with the idea of going to Thailand but given that we only had about a week, it just didn’t seem like the best use of such a short amount of time. We’ve tabled that trip for next year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Golden Milk Chia Seed Pudding

IMG_9692

James and I are in Seattle for the weekend. I decided mid-week that I really needed to get out of town (literally) as I had been pushing myself a bit too hard. If you read my last post, you would have learned that after a few months of feeling pretty great, I had a set back.

Read the rest of this entry »

Grain Free Chai Spiced Apple Muffins (Paleo)

IMG_3653

One of the great things about transitioning into the different seasons is the change in flavours. Besides pumpkin, root vegetables, spice, and apples take centre stage.

Read the rest of this entry »

The BEST Protein Pancakes – Low Carb // Paleo

IMG_5038-2

Here’s the thing about pancakes – they’re heavy, filling, and from a traditional sense, full of flours that provide zero nutritional value or energy. But aren’t they good???

Read the rest of this entry »

Just Peachy Chia Pudding

Oh geez my friends, I got my husband hooked on this recipe! He’s already a lover of my classic chia pudding but add in one of his favourite fruit (peaches), and now he won’t leave me alone.  “Can you please make that peach chia pudding?”.  “I really love that peach chia pudding”.  “We have to go to the farmer’s market on Sunday to get more peaches for that chia pudding”. And, on and on he goes.

Read the rest of this entry »

Vanilla Bean Turmeric Milk

IMG_4703

Lately, I’ve been on a homemade nut milk frenzy. Last week, I made coconut and almond milk and this week, one of my favourites, brazil nut milk.

Read the rest of this entry »

Muir Glen Organics + Fire-Roasted Baked Eggs

IMG_4623

I’ve just planted my first garden that I was able to get through a local community plot. Every single item in there is GREEN (oh, except for the tomatoes and orange peppers),100% organic, and non-GMO!!  It’s just such an amazing thing to be able to grow your own food and have complete control over what you bring into your home and fridge.

Now, growing your own vegetables isn’t possible for everyone. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t play a big part in ensuring that you’re bringing the best quality ingredients into your home.

Read the rest of this entry »

Palm Springs Recap + Super Power Breakfast Muffins (vegan/gluten-free)

I’ve just returned from a trip to California where we spent some time in Palm Springs/Desert and a couple of days in the Newport Beach area.  It was nice to finally get a stretch of time to rest and relax.

Normally, when we’re travelling, we do like to stay in hotels that may have kitchen’s available and we really, REALLY love Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort in Rancho Mirage – isn’t it gorgeous?  We’re now hopping over to The Westin Mission Hills Gold Resort and Spa mostly because I’m curious since I work with a Westin Hotel myself. But, what I love about Westin Hotels is that they are a very health conscious hotel chain with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and lots of health food options that include an array of superfoods and even their own juice bar.

Read the rest of this entry »

Grain Free Vegan Vanilla Coconut Porridge

IMG_4334

I’m baaaack!!!!

Okay, if you missed the big ta-da, my website went down for a few weeks. I was soooo upset because this baby is so important to me.  I love posting recipes, wellness advice, inspirational interviews and product reviews for all for you. I spend my early mornings and weekends writing to you all and hoping to inspire you to a healthier you.

Read the rest of this entry »