breakfast

Melon Creamsicle Green Smoothie

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Drive-Thru chocolate frosty’s with a long plastic spoon.

Orange creamsicle by the pool on a hot summers day.

–These are the daydreams that come to mind as I enjoy my frosty green smoothie on this lovely morning. Here I sit decked out in flannel from head to toe, wool slippers and a fleece house coat to boot. It may be -15 out yonder, but that doesn’t matter inside my delicious creamsicle smoothie bowl.

Creamy, with the classic flavours of vanilla and citrus, this just might be the perfect twist on your go-to breakfast smoothie. (more…)

Date, Banana & Walnut Oatmeal Bowl {vegan & sugar free}

005 017An Open Letter to Green Smoothies:

I urge you to not take this personally. I really do appreciate you and the energy you provide. However at this time you do not meet the criteria that makes me want to jump out of bed first thing in the morning when its -25 outside. Furthermore you do not make me feel good when you send an icy shiver down my spine. You do not make the chilly transition from fleecy pyjama set to clothes very easy. On that note you don’t even fill the deep dark cave I call my tummy. (but we wont get into that)

Sincerely;

Hungry & Cold

Happy Frosty Thursday everyone 🙂 This morning as I was begrudgingly digging myself out of my mile-high duvet, I had a craving for something sweet and filling. Like a cinnabon. or banana cake or poutine. I just couldn’t face another green smoothie morning with the wack temperatures that are happenin’ out there.

My healthy options weren’t looking too promising. I was too famished to squander minutes making waffles or pancakes or other baked wonders. Oatmeal didn’t tempt me much… I find it hard to enjoy oatmeal without brown sugar, anyone else? You can try and pretend to enjoy it with just fruit but it most likely reminds you of soft cement.

ENTER the Date, Walnut and Banana oatmeal bowl; The dates and banana transform it into something so  sweet and pleasing you will think you are eating dessert for breakfast. Equally filling and warming, you will wonder where its been all your life. Perfect for the coldest days of the year. (more…)

Spicy Sweet Potato Hash with Spinach and Peppers {vegan}

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Everyone can use another quick meal pour uno in their roster to shovel down in between getting off work and running out the door for evening activities. Why not make the meal delicious, seasonal, and body-glow inducing? Like tap your feat and go MMMMMM satisfying (more…)

Loaded Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

IMG_8905IMG_8901Quinoa for breakfast is not a new ‘Ah-ha moment’ apparently…  queen Martha’s been doing it for ages. If you are are someone who likes her oatmeal as much as the next girl, but has issues with the sludge/glue/mushy textural aspect of it, you will be enthralled by quinoa in the AM. (more…)

Crunchy Apple Crisp Granola

apple2apple1You know when you make an apple crisp, and you start to pick off the crunchy top first, and wonder who needs the apple filling anyways?

I could eat that crumble topping for lunch. Its the dangerous and irresistible crisp factor that occurs when you meld butter and cinnamon and oats. Its rare and almost only happens when your making an apple crumble so you have to savour it. (more…)