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Peanut Butter Crunch Goodies

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Something delicious for the weekend

Process until fine

1 c of nuts (pecans, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts anything you want)

I added 1 tbsp of chia seeds and dry cranberries, 1/4 c of coconut

Melt

1/2 c Peanut butter

1tbsp coconut oil

1-2 tbsp Maple syrup or honey

1 tbsp chocolate chips

Pour together in a bowl. Spoon onto the baking paper or a pan. Cool in a fridge or a freezer.

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Yummy!!!

Stay well and have a great weekend,

Izabela

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Warm fall breakfast – Steel-cut oats with apples and cinnamon

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Hello Friends,

One of the thing that I really enjoy in this fall weather is a warm breakfast. And since apples are in season now (another staple food next to pumpkin) we eat lots of them here. Usually I prepare some variation of oats the night before without cooking them but on a rainy day steel-cut oats seems to be a better choice.

Steel-cut oats with apple and cinnamon

1c. steel cut oats +1,5 c water

1 apple chopped

1tsp of cinnamon

roasted peanuts to sprinkle on top

1tsp of sweetener of your choice (I used Maple syrup)

Chop an apple and add it to your oats with a 1,5 cup of water and start to cook until the mixture starts to boil. Then lower the heat and simmer until oats become soft. Transfer to a bowl and serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy your day;)

Till next time

Izabela

Goji Berries Protein Bar to snack on

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I don’t want to say it out laud but fall is coming,,, and with fall the tendency to get sick. My immune system is pretty strong but I can never have enough of Vitamin C. Especially when I am stressed out and have no time to relax. My week was pretty intense with running errands before we leave for our vacation so I made these bars to help me with dealing with hunger when I am on the run.

Goji Berries are pack with vitamin C (more than oranges) and have more beta-carotene than carrots ( good bye wrinkles!!!). You can eat them however how you want, raw or cooked, add to anything really. The taste is similar to raisins but more tart.

Goji Berries Protein Bar

based on this recipe

with modification: I used: 1 cup of almond flour, add ¼ goji berries and pecans (instead of almonds) and coconut to sprinkle on top.

Enjoy and let me know how you like it.

Izabela

Wedding and Clean Egg Muffins to go

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We just came back from a blast of wedding at The Cambridge Mill in Cambridge, On. I love weddings so I was super excited to celebrate with our friends on their BIG Day.

Of course, it took ages to find a dress for me but fortunately I was pretty happy with the “retro” dress that I was wearing. What do you think?


The wedding was great. The Cambridge Mill is a beautiful venue for that occasion. You can see the waterfall from the windows that add this extra touch to inside design.
After dinner the party started and the dance floor was packed until they called it a night. Lots of fun!!!


We were really busy in a past week with the preparation for the wedding so my egg muffins were great for on the go. I do recommend heating them up before you eat them and put some extra spicy sauce on top.
Clean Egg Muffins on the Go
inspired by “Oxygen” recipe

3-4 whole eggs
6-7 egg whites
½ chopped red pepper
1 cup of spinach
1/2tsp of basil, oregano,
dash of salt&pepper
sprinkle with nutritional yeast on top

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Coat the muffin tin with a little of olive oil;preheat the oven to 375F.
Use 1/3 cup measure to scoop the egg mixture into the muffin tin. Bake for 30minutes  until slightly brown on top.

Have a great week

Izabela

My new fav. sweet tooth cure – Chia seed pudding

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I was hesitating to eat Chia seeds for quite a while. I kept it on my shelf but I couldn’t find a way to add it to my food and avoid GI problems. My newest discovery is making a chia pudding. Not only it doesn’t bother my tummy but it cures my sweet cravings; perfect for an after workout snack.


What are the health benefits of adding Chia seeds to your diet?

Chia seeds are an ancient food that belong to the mint plant family and are grown in Mexico and Central America. The ancient Aztecs called it “running food” because messengers could run all day around on just a handful. Some of the benefits of Chia are:

– Balance Blood Sugar (Because it’s a combination of soluble and insoluble fiber, adding Chia seeds to your meals helps with turning your food into a constant, steady energy without spiking your blood sugar and making you tired after meals)

– Helping with loosing weight (Chia seed absorb water and forms into a gel increasing its size and weight. You can make it to taste of whatever you like and feel full for hours)

   – Has Omega-3 oil (more than salmon)

– Helps with joint pain and provides tissue repair protein

– Deliver an energy boost (Chia is one of nature’s highest plant based sourced of complete protein, vitamins, minerals and blood sugar balancing gel keeps you full longer without jittery energy.)

– You can bake with it (Chia gel can substitute for half of the
butter and an egg in your fav. recipes)

– High in anti-oxidants

So recently I started to eat (and enjoy) the Chia seed pudding as my breakfast, before workouts and as an after workout snack. The pudding keeps me full without the heavy feeling.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

2-3 tbsp Chia Seeds
1/2-1 cup of water or almond milk
1 tbsp of Cacao Powder
1/3 cup raspberry pure+some for a decoration
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder or vanilla protein powder
5 drops of Stevia ( or 1tsp of Honey, Maple Syrup)
pinch of salt

Variations:
½ cup of Greek yogurt
vanilla extract
1tsp Cardamon
1/3 cup of banana, strawberry pure etc

Mix all together and whisk 5-6 times over 30 minutes

Play with this recipe, there’s tons of variations you can make. Enjoy and have a Happy Long Weekend!!!

xoxo

Izabela