LoveBites: Strawberry PB&J Nice Cream [Recipe Post]

This. Was. SO. Good.

Healthy, homemade, low-sugar, high-protein frozen yogourt!

Strawberry PB&J Nice Cream

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๐Ÿจ 1 cup frozen sliced strawberries
๐Ÿจ enough unsw cashew milk to not quite cover the berries (about 2/3 cup – tbh I didn’t measure, I poured to the 250ml line with the berries!)
๐Ÿจ 1/2 serving Prairie Naturals cafe caramel rice protein
๐Ÿจ 2 Tbsp rolled quick oats
๐Ÿจ 1 heaping Tbsp natural crunchy peanut butter
๐Ÿจ 1/3 cup Yoso unsw coconut yogourt

Add all ingredients to a blender (note: I used my bullet-style attachment) and pulse until desired consistency. It should be quite thick but easy to transfer to a bowl.

Top with coconut whip cream and chocolate-covered quinoa puffs like I did, or your other fave healthy ice cream toppings! Makes 1 large very satisfying serving or 2 smaller servings if you feel like sharing.

Great for post-workout or breakfast.

Seriously. So good. Who’s gonna try this?

Spirulina: Why it’s a Hot Topic in WFPB Food Talk & Why You’ll Want to Try it Too [Recipe Post]

It’s a rich dark green (or blue), it comes from the sea, and chances are you’ve seen it listed as a component in at least one food or beverage item at your favourite plant-based hotspot.

Spirulina is popular in whole-food plant-based diets, and not just because it’s fun to say. So why is it so prevalent in the discussion of nutritious staples to include in a balanced plant-powered lifestyle? Continue reading “Spirulina: Why it’s a Hot Topic in WFPB Food Talk & Why You’ll Want to Try it Too [Recipe Post]”

[Recipe Post] Lower Cortisol with Dessert? Yes Please!

STRESS!!!

Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree?

Our natural โ€œfight or flightโ€ stress response is supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after weโ€™ve, well, fought or flew. But, in our society, with stressors basically ever-present – it becomes a long-term reaction. It becomes chronic.

You might already be familiar with the main stress hormone, called โ€œcortisol.โ€ย  Itโ€™s released from your adrenal glands in response to stress. Itโ€™s also naturally high in the morning to get you going, and slowly fades during the day so you can sleep.

Now did you know that too-high levels of cortisol are associated with belly fat, poor sleep, brain fog, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and even lowers your immunity?

Do you experience any of these? Keep reading – I have a list of foods, nutrients, and lifestyle recommendations to help you lower this stress hormone naturally! Continue reading “[Recipe Post] Lower Cortisol with Dessert? Yes Please!”

[Recipe Post] Cafe-Style Summer Drinks, without the Cafe Lines and Name Typos

With the warmer weather comesย patioย season, and that often intertwines with frostyย cafe beveragesย with or without caffeine. While I am no stranger to these cafe offerings (especially on a lovely day out or a little walk amongst the shops), it does get pricey to buy one each time. Not to mention the amount of wasteful packaging that might accumulate in your bins, if you’re like us and try to remember to bring a tumbler but don’t always manage (it’s a work in progress).

My classic ice-cold bev tip for when you want that cafe taste but not the expense or the trash OR the questionable additives:

Continue reading “[Recipe Post] Cafe-Style Summer Drinks, without the Cafe Lines and Name Typos”

WHAT? I MISSED International Chocolate Day??

I love chocolate. Back in the day I thought it was going to be so hard to be vegan knowing I might never have chocolate again.

BUT then I discovered that it is possible to have compassion for all animals AND eat my sumptuous chocolate cake with velvety ganache frosting too. Continue reading “WHAT? I MISSED International Chocolate Day??”