Vegan protein no bake bliss balls

This no-grain, high protein, vegan bliss balls is so easy to make and extremely satisfying. These are a great snack for before or after a long bike ride, or picnics at the beach. This recipes can be tailor to your specific taste by changing the nut butters and the toppings, so feel free to experiment.

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Vegan protein bliss balls

1 cup of paleo flour of choice (almond flour or coconut flour)

3 TBSP of cacao powder

2 TBSP of monk fruit sweetener

2 tsp of chocolate chips (optional)

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1/3 cup of nut/seed butter of choice

1/4-1/2 cup of shredded coconut for rolling

Begin by mixing the paleo flour, cacao powder, monk fruit sweetener thoroughly. Then add in the nut/seed butter of choice. I used a mixed butter with all different seeds and nuts that I enjoy. Mix it till you have a dough like consistency that holds together. Add more nut butter if it is too dry. Roll in to balls and then into unsweetened shredded coconut or any other toppings of choice like hemps seeds, coconut sugar or cacao nibs. I choose to roll them in coconut flakes and it turned out amazing! Let set in the fridge for 20 minutes and then enjoy. Makes 12 bliss balls.

Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookie Recipe

I love snacks that are easy to make that are dense and full of nutrients. As a mom of three children and a business owner I am always on the run. Having snacks that are satisfying for the whole family is so important. These vegan cookies are great as a snack pre/post workout, as a breakfast treat and is kid approved. These cookies are nut free, soy free, gluten free and of course vegan. Most of all they taste delicious! As always feel free to mix things up and add nuts or other seeds if you wish. There are no rules here!!

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Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookies

2 Ripe bananas

2 Tbsp of chai seeds in 1/3 cup of water ( let sit for 20 mins)

2 Tbsp of coconut oil

1/4 Cup of hemp seeds,

1/4 Cup of sunflower seeds

1/4 Cup of pumpkin seeds

1/2 Cup of vegan chocolate chips

1/2 Cup raisins

2 Tbsp of sunflower seed butter

3 Tbsp of molasses

2 Tbsp of cinnamon powder

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp ginger powder

1/2 tsp of cardamon powder

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 cup of oats

1/2 cup of gluten free flour mix

1 cup of oat flour

Mash the bananas, add in chai seeds mix (with the water it was soaking in) molasses, sunflower seed butter, coconut oil and vanilla extract, mix well. Then stir in all your spices like ginger, cardamon, baking powder and cinnamon powder.  Add in seeds, then the flour, oats, then raisins and of course chocolate chips. Mix well. It will be a little sticky. Scoop out into little balls on a non stick pan or stoneware. Cook for 20 mins at 350F. If you poke the cookies with a toothpick and it comes out clean they are ready. Enjoy.

Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe

I absolutely love my green smoothies. I go through fazes of loving a specific combination but this is one I tend to fall back on and is my go to for all occasions. If you are new to green smoothies it’s a good idea to start with greens such as spinach or romaine lettuce that have very little taste, and then move yourself up to kale, swiss chard and mixed leafy greens. Start with two cups of greens and move your way up to three as your taste buds adjust. For this recipe I used greens from my garden which consisted of two types of kale and some swiss chard. Make sure when you are using kale you take the leafy part off of the spine which will make the taste far less bitter. And of course adjusting the amount of spirulina and chlorella if it is too strong. I have been drinking my greens in juices and smoothies for many years and I enjoy the more savoury flavour of the greens but if your starting off take it slow and find your happy medium.

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Green Goddess Smoothie :

1/2 cup of frozen strawberries

1/2 of a ripe banana sliced

1 scoop of vanilla plant-based protein powder

1 tsp of spirulina

1 tsp of chlorella

2-3 packed cups of greens of your choice.

Blend it all up in blender really well adding water as you go to get the consistency of your liking. Start with 1/3 cup of water and add more as you need it. Enjoy!

Vegan pancake recipe

We love having pancakes on the weekends as a special breakfast treat or even for a weekday “breakfast supper” as my kids like to call it. We have played with these ingredients and come up with a recipe that is healthy, packed with goodness and tastes AMAZING!! This recipe feeds a family of five hungry people and also can be used in a waffle maker if you chose to change up the texture.

We absolutely love our Vitamin blender and use it for this recipe, however you can use any high speed blender, food processor or a hand mixer. Because we have the Vitamix blender we like to make our own oat flour in the dry mixer, but you can also buy oat flour to make this recipe more accessible to everyone.

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Ingredients:

3 cups of oat flour

1/3 cup of hemp seeds

1/3 cup of ground flax seeds

2TBSP of coconut oil

3 1/2 cups of coconut milk

2 mashed bananas

1 blended fresh apple (or 1/2 cup of apple sauce)

1TBSP of cinnamon powder

1TSP of baking powder

2TSP of vanilla extract

Start by thoroughly mixing all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add in bananas, coconut oil, apple sauce or a blended up fresh apple, vanilla and coconut milk. Pour milk in slowly till you get the right consistency, thick but pourable. NOTE: As the ground flax seeds gel you will need to add more coconut milk to thin it out.  At this time they are ready to cook on a stove top until golden brown. Top with your favourite ingredients like nut butter, fruit, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, and of course we wouldn’t be a true Canadian without maple syrup!!! Enjoy this recipe with your loved ones!