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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.

Chocolate & Vanilla Coconut Macaroons

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I first have the say that I often make raw chocolates and cookies similar to these. Check out these Mint Chip and Wild Orange Protein Macaroons. And, the first person stealing them out of the fridge/freezer is my man, James.

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Chocolate Pistachio Energy Bites (Paleo // Vegan)

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When I was eating a primarily vegan eating lifestyle, I was all over making protein bites as I was/am a snacking machine!  And I’m back with these Chocolate Pistachio Energy Bites.

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Grain Free Chai Spiced Apple Muffins (Paleo)

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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.

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies – Paleo // Grain Free

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Hi Friends!

I wanted to quickly share these super-easy cookies for you.  I know when something is good when I have to make a second batch within the week. And the great thing about these cookies is that they have minimal ingredients that can be made in a very short amount of time – awesome, right?

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Raw Matcha Energy Bites

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I’ve been a Matcha fan for years!  I mean, just look at all of the recipes that I’ve created with this powerful superfood:

Coconut Matcha Energy Bites — my absolute favourite.

Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie — creamy & satisfying.

Creamy Tropical Matcha Smoothie — perfect for summer.

Pineapple Matcha Sparkling Cocktail — a cocktail with a healthy spin.

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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.

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{SPRING GIVEAWAY} Wonderfully Raw Healthy Snacks – vegan / raw / gluten free

Happy dance!  It’s Spring! The sun is rising earlier and setting later.  I hear the birds chirping every morning when I get up.  And, the truest sign of Spring in Vancouver are the Cherry Blossoms.

And, awesome news.  I just got my first urban garden plot!  I grew up with a garden and I am often trolling the local farmer’s markets and now, I can grow my own treasures.  Here’s a snap of my garden:

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Homemade Coconut Almond Hazelnut Nut Butter

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Making my own nut butters brings me great enjoyment. Think about it – a jar of almond butter is sooo expensive.  When I walk through my natural foods store, I’m always looking for a sale since these decadent-type butters are in such small jars and they barely last a couple of weeks.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Whiskey Cherries – Gluten & Dairy Free

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The only time that you’ll find me in the kitchen making desert is when I have company coming over. Sooooo, we had company over!

My friend Chanel is flying off to Italy later this month as she got accepted into an art school.  She’s an amazing artist so I was thrilled to hear the news.

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