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Chocolate banana protein pancakes

chocolate banana protein pancakes

Chocolate banana protein pancakes Start your day out right with a healthy, protein-packed, decadent breakfast. What do you get when you combine cocoa powder, banana, coconut oil and oat flour . . . the most fabulous morning treat. Ingredients ⦁ 1 cup oat flour ⦁ 1/4 cup cocoa powder ⦁ 1 teaspoon baking powder ⦁ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda ⦁ 2 scoops vanilla vegan protein powder (I used Genuine Health fermented vanilla) ⦁ 1/2 cup banana, mashed ⦁ 1 1/2 cups milk or milk alternative ⦁ 1 tablespoon chia seeds ⦁ 1 tablespoon avocado oil or melted coconut oil Method 1. Combine oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, protein powder together in a medium sized bowl. 2. In another bowl, mash banana and…

Chocolate Cheesecake Balls

Chocolate Cheesecake Balls

Who loves cheesecake?! Now we all know cheesecake isn’t the healthiest dessert so I’ve changed the typical ingredients with a healthier Greek yogurt option. So why plain yogurt? The main culprit that turns yogurt from a healthy food into an unhealthy one is the added sugar. Although yogurt already contains some natural sugar in the form of lactose (milk sugar), most companies often add large amounts of simple sugars to make yogurt taste sweeter. Typically the healthiest choice is plain, unflavored yogurt. But if you don’t like plain yogurt, there are a few things you can do instead. One option is to sweeten it yourself with your favorite fresh fruit or add your own natural sweeteners, like raw honey, coconut sugar or stevia. Greek yogurt…

Refreshing Edamame Parsley Pasta

Edamame and Parsley Pasta

Refreshing Edamame and Parsley Pasta Serves 3-4 | Cook time: 10 minutes | Prep time: 15 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 3 servings whole wheat radiatori Kaslo Sourdough Pasta 1 cup organic non-gmo edamame, shelled and thawed 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup raw cashews (or sub with sunflower seeds, silken tofu, hemp seeds or the flesh of young coconuts for a nut-free alternative) 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Instructions: Boil water with salt. Add pasta and cook to desired firmness (5-8 minutes). Meanwhile, add cashews (or nut-free alternative) to a high speed blender or food processor, add nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pulse until parmesan consistency. Once…

Valentine’s Raspberry Chocolates

Valentine's Day at Crystal Hills Farm

Valentine’s Raspberry Chocolates Recipe Yields 12 chocolates You will need a chocolate silicone mold. Servings may vary depending on the size of the molds.  Ingredients 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life foods brand) 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 cup raspberries 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder* mixed with 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon maple syrup or sweetener of choice   Instructions 1. In a small pot, heat and mash raspberries until puree forms, add maple syrup. 2. Combine arrowroot powder with water (make sure the powder is fully dissolved). 3. Pour arrowroot powder mixture into the raspberry puree, stirring constantly until combined. 4. Turn stove to high heat until the puree thickens, remove from heat, pour into a glass bowl and place in the fridge…

Chocolate Maca Berry Smoothie

Chocolate Maca Smoothie

Who loves chocolate? This smoothie contains more than just chocolate, it has hormone supporting maca powder and antioxidant-rich blueberries and strawberries! Benefits of maca powder include: ⦁ Increase libido and fertility in men and women ⦁ Support hormones ⦁ Boost immune system ⦁ Improve memory and focus ⦁ Increase energy Chocolate Maca Berry Smoothie Recipe Serves 1 Ingredients ⦁ 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries ⦁ 4 medium organic strawberries ⦁ 1 frozen banana ⦁ 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder ⦁ 1 teaspoon maca powder ⦁ 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, hemp milk or almond milk (for those who do not have nut allergies). Add more if you do not like it too thick. ⦁ 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder (optional) Method 1. Blend all ingredients together and serve. Enjoy!    

2 Bite Brownies

vegan, gluten free brownies

2 Bite Brownies Everybody deserves a treat. These two bite brownies are extra special in that they are gluten free, nut free, vegan and low in sugar . . . so you won’t feel guilty having more than one. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups certified gluten free oat flour 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup dutch cocoa powder (the really dark stuff) 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 cup avocado oil 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Dash of salt 1/4 cup Enjoy Life (vegan and nut-free) mini chocolate chips   Method: Set oven to 350F. Grease mini brownie silicone mold with oil. Combine coconut milk, coconut sugar and oil in a medium sized bowl. Stir, and allow sugar to dissolve….

Slow Cooker Burrito Soup

Burrito Soup at Crystal Hills Farm

Slow Cooker Burrito Soup Here is a great slow cooker recipe that’s easy to make and is vegan, gluten free and dairy free. The protein and fiber from black beans offer a satiating and lasting effect to keep you going until your next meal. This recipe creates an abundance of servings which can be stored in the freezer for future meals. Recipe Vegan, gluten free, dairy free Yields 6 Servings Ingredients 2 cups, Black Beans (cooked, drained and rinsed) 3 cups, Diced Tomatoes 1 Sweet Onion (diced) 1 cup Organic Frozen Corn 1/2 Green Bell Pepper (diced) 2 Jalapeno Pepper (de-seeded and diced) 2 tbsps. Chili Powder 2 tsps. Cumin 1 tsp. Oregano 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper 2 tsps. Himalayan Salt 1 cup Brown Rice…

Mint Chocolate Layer Bars

Mint Chocolate Bar

Who knew these bars could be raw, gluten free, vegan, grain free, dairy free and of course amazing all in one go!? There are no artificial colours or sweeteners in this recipe and they are naturally coloured with spinach juice. This recipe calls for peppermint oil, which is more potent than peppermint extract. I have not tried this recipe with peppermint extract, if you do use it, add the required 1 teaspoon then add more to your taste. Recipe Yields 20 bars Ingredients Crust base 10 medjool dates, pits removed 1 cup sunflower seeds (or substitute with almonds, if you have no nut allergies) 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 tablespoon maca powder (optional) 1 teaspoon food grade peppermint oil 3 tablespoons coconut milk (or sub…

Mexican Lentil Quinoa Bake

Mexican lentil quinoa bake

Mexican Lentil Quinoa Bake I always try and incorporate one day a week to be devoted as meat free. It is generally a higher day in carbohydrates so I have more fuel for exercise! You can get plenty of vegetarian protein through beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, organic tempeh, free range eggs, and organic dairy. This lentil quinoa bake is great on its’ own or can be served with organic ketchup or barbeque sauce. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!   Serves 6 Ingredients ⦁ 1 cup dried quinoa ⦁ ¾ dried red lentils ⦁ 2 ½ cups filtered water ⦁ 1 small red pepper diced ⦁ 1 green pepper diced ⦁ 2 shallots or 1 small onion diced ⦁ 2 large celery stalks, diced…

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