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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…)

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INDIA BOUND- Chewy Chia Coconut Almond Energy Bars

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Chewy, sweet, with hints of coconut, these bars are addictive as they are healthy. Lightly drizzled with dark chocolate and sweetened with dates, they act as a dessert and an energy bar in one wholesome bite.

Everyone needs a good natural energy bar recipe. Whether you plan to be on the plane for 20+ hours or hiking the Bruce Trail with your pooch. There is just way too many unfamiliar ingredients in even the so called ‘nature’ bars. I have been trying and testing out many a granola bar recipe, but what really makes them shine is the gorgeous dates, which provide lots of sweet and chewiness. (more…)