Arugula Salad: Mango, Macadamia and Avocado

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Arugula is one of our favourite greens for a fresh appetite-stimulating salad. It’s now in season and available everywhere. If you find that Arugula is too bitter for you to enjoy (as it can be later in the summer months), don’t throw it out! A simple squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt can…

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms – Keto Friendly

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Now that the weather is beautiful and we are socializing a bit more, these are a delicoious crowd-pleasing appetizer. These hearty mushrooms are stuffed with cream cheese, spinach, and sausage. A quick tip on washing mushrooms – you don’t! Rather, take a wet paper towel or a wet cloth and wipe them down. Mushrooms contain…

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Raw Cacao Hemp Seed Smoothie

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This smoothie makes a great nutritious dessert or a sweet afternoon energizing drink. It is nut-free and high in plant-based protein. Additionally, hemp and chia seeds are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Raw cacao is very high in antioxidants, even more than regular cocoa powder. The pear can be replaced with one frozen banana…

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Versatile Everyday Salad Dressing

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Spice up your salads with a new twist. This dressing packs an extra punch of garlic for heart health and livens up your taste buds. Make ahead of time and pair with some fresh spinach, arugula or spring greens, a handful of pumpkind seeds, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. Enjoy! ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil¼ cup red…

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Vegan Zucchini Apple Bread, gluten-free

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This vegan zucchini bread can easily be made into muffins that are moist, delicious and healthy! This is a gluten-free version, but you may also use regular flour if you wish. You can also freeze the second loaf for future use. This is a great breakfast loaf with butter and jam or can served as…

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Allergy-Friendly Energy Balls

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allergy-free energy balls – mind body soul kelowna

As more children and adults develop allergies, it can be a bit tricky to pack healthy accommodating snacks for school and work. This energy ball recipe skips on the nuts and uses black beans as a main protein base. Black beans are not only rich in protein but also in iron and fibre – and you…

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Recipe: Creamy Roasted Tomato, Garlic & Onion Coconut Soup

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The weather has taken a turn for the cold. This tomato soup will satisfy your taste buds and delight your insides. If you think that forgoing animal products means you’ll never get to have a cream-based soup, think again! This soup is rich and creamy thanks to the coconut milk but not weighed-down or heavy. The coconut…

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Recipe: Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

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Simple, six ingredient chocolate chia seed pudding that’s naturally sweetened and so thick and creamy. It’s loaded with nutrients and perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert! Author: Minimalist Baker Recipe type: Dessert, breakfast Cuisine: Vegan, gluten free Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins (not including chilling) Serves: 4 1 1/2 cups (360…

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