Spring has officially sprung and I have started craving lighter snacks...
Happy spring! Yesterday, was officially the first day of spring and I can sense the shift in energy and the delicious warm weather that is upon us. I truly can't contain my excitement for this year's spring and summer. Last year I got married, and all around the summer was super crazy busy for myself and my hubby. We were planning a wedding, I was working a full-time job plus building my yoga and nutrition business on the side. Things were definitely nutty, so this spring and summer I am so excited to have more balance in my life, plus more time to share with all of you my delicious recipes, and healthy inspiration.
I was inspired to make a healthy and light snack in the spirit of spring's arrival, so I whipped up these cutest little grilled zucchini and goat cheese slices. They were incredibly easy to make and quick to prepare. I made them in less than 10 minutes and with only 5 main ingredients.
You can top your zucchini slices with any of your favourite veggies and herbs. Have fun with it and experiment with different ingredients. The possibilities are endless! I would love to hear what else you have tried topping the zucchini with!
Once again, happy spring! I hope you are as excited as I am for this year's warmer weather and all of these spring and summer friendly healthy foods!
In health and happiness always,
Two things that you don't know about me are that I am obsessed with matcha and when I make a batch of cookies I can't just eat one, two or three cookies....
It is that time of year where everything is green for St. Paddy's Day! The online world was flooded with green smoothies, green salads, green cookies and more! In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I decided to use my favourite ingredient that is part of my daily routine every single day. Matcha. I drink at least one matcha a day as a latte at home, by using my frother to heat my coconut milk, cashew milk or almond milk. It's my instant pick-me-up that's loaded with antioxidants and gives me sustained energy without that nasty crash that coffee brings. On top of enjoying my usual matcha latte, I used matcha in these cookies in the spirit of St. Paddy's Day. Matcha green tea is amazing to use as a replacement for any dyes in baking, it works wonderfully. Ditch the artificial food colouring and use this instead as a healthier alternative that won't contribute to your toxic load. These Chewy Matcha Cookies can be enjoyed all year round, not just on St. Patrick's Day!
I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised to know that these cookies are...
Let me share a little bit about these cacao nibs as well...
The Health Benefits of Cacao Nibs
So, as you can see these cookies are a tasty little treat without all the toxic ingredients most cookies have like artificial colours, sweeteners and preservatives. I also love that they are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free, which are common sensitivities and allergies for many individuals. Your tummy and your gut will be happy with these as your afternoon treat or dessert after a healthy delicious meal!
Such a simple recipe and the cookies stay moist and chewy for quite a while. That's if they last that long in your house!
In health and happiness always,
Dreaming of sand, the ocean and pineapples....
I spent last week in Florida on a family vacation, and definitely got my dose of sunshine and vitamin D. Had quite the week unplugging from work and spent my glorious days golfing, laying by the pool and relaxing. Today, with the super cold weather it had me thinking of sunshine, sand, the beach and pineapples! Delicious right? Although, I don't have the sand and beach today, it's a gorgeous sunny winter day, and let's face it, pineapples can be enjoyed any day, not just on a beach! Who doesn't love a delicious fresh pineapple, even in the winter months? Yum!
Today, I made a delicious and spicy pineapple salsa, to remind me that spring and summer are right around the corner! I used all fresh ingredients from the earth. Foods from the earth mean high vibration, and we could all use some higher vibrational energy and more ingredients from the earth in our diet. I also purposely went for a variety of colour in this recipe- yellow, orange, red and green, adding an array of health benefits.
This Spicy Pineapple Salsa recipe I created has a little kick to it (I am super sensitive to spice! So I find it quite spicy however it may just perfect for you!). If you don't love spice however, just leave the cayenne pepper flakes out or reduce the amount from 1 tsp. to 1/2 tsp. It is perfect to eat simply as it is, as a side salad, with some yummy crackers (Mary's Crackers), or bean chips (Beanitos) or top onto a delicious piece of wild caught ocean fish or organic chicken.
This recipe is loaded with vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Although, I tend to recommend leaving fruit out of meals, since it goes away from proper food combining rules for optimal digestion, rules are meant to be broken once in a while, right?
This is such a nice treat combining the sweet taste of pineapple with the fresh herb taste of mint with some delicious veggies. Oh, and did I mention I like EASY recipes! Yep, I am all about what I can whip up in the shortest amount of time without compromising quality, and this recipe here is super simple to prepare, being made in less than 15 minutes.
Would love to hear how you enjoyed this recipe, or some other ways you love to eat pineapple!
To your health and happiness always,
Stephanie Morrison is a certified holistic nutritionist, registered yoga and meditation instructor with a passion for guiding others along their healing path. She uses a combination food, supplementation, homeopathics and lifestyle recommendations to create balance in the body and address the root cause of her clients health symptoms. She works in private clinic setting specializing in hormonal, digestive and emotional health.