blueberry brain food smoothie

blueberry brain food smoothie

Filled with blueberries, walnuts, and spinach, this blueberry brain food smoothie is the tastiest way to keep your brain healthy and active for years to come!  my new favourite smoothie I used to make new smoothies all the time. I have a bunch on my site and they’re all delicious! chocolate pb smoothie carrot cake smoothie pumpkin spice almond smoothie peaches n cream smoothie tropical green smoothie Then I discovered THE WORLD’S BEST GREEN SMOOTHIE! And I must confess… for about a year I had no desire to create any new recipes. All I wanted was this green smoothie! That … Read More

high protein smoothies to promote satiety

Tropical Green Smoothie

high protein smoothies Your smoothie is only as good as the ingredients you put in it. If you load it up with sweetened yogurt, juice, and honey you’ll just get hopped up on sugar. Sugar is not very filling. You’ll get a blood sugar spike that will soon send you crashing down in hunger again.  One of the key components of a good smoothie is protein. Protein is hands down the top nutrient for keeping you feeling full for longer. In science-talk that’s called satiety. You don’t want to eat a meal only to feel hungry again an hour later. You … Read More

the world’s best green smoothie

world's best Green Smoothie

A creamy blend of pear, almond butter, kale, and vanilla. It’s gluten-free and can be altered to be vegan as well! Truly the world’s best tasting smoothie! Is this the wrong time of year to post a smoothie recipe? It’s not summer, so people aren’t hankering for a cold drink. It’s not January, so people aren’t looking for weight loss recipes. I might be out of my mind to post this recipe right now, but I just love this smoothie so much I need to talk about it! I first discovered this smoothie ingredient combo when I saw a post … Read More

maple oatmeal latte

You know those people who are so efficient and always seem to get all the things done? You know…those people you both admire but secretly kind of hate at the same time….. I have one of those friends. She even married one of those guys. They are the power couple of getting things done. Efficiency is on her mind all the time. One time she even confessed to me that she doesn’t drink water while she eats because she feels like that would limit her stomach’s efficiency at digestion.  Yup, she even eats efficiently. Which is why I think she would … Read More

tropical green smoothie recipe

Tropical Green Smoothie

“I want to eat healthy. I really do! But….. I just don’t like kale.” This quote was passed on to me through a colleague of mine, a registered dietitian. A client came to see her for learning about eating healthy. This person genuinely thought that healthy eating HAD to include eating kale! While kale is certainly a nutritious food, it’s not the be all and end all of healthy eating. You really can eat a healthy, varied diet without consuming kale.  That’s what I did for years. I was completely fine with my kale-less existence. I had tried kale chips and thought … Read More

anti-inflammatory turmeric smoothie

Anti-inflammatory turmeric smoothie

Recipe creation is a lot like song writing. Just like songs, some recipes begin with a simple thought that shows up one day. This thought or song is mulled over and refined several times. A grocery list is developed to buy the necessary ingredients. The song or recipe is tested, adjusted, and re-tested again and again, to perfection.  Or maybe the recipe starts with leftover ingredients in the fridge. Like a songwriter who has been hired to write about a specific topic, the artist is given very specific material from which to create something beautiful. These are often some of my favourite … Read More

vanilla chai latte smoothie (a vegan and gluten free recipe)

It’s starting to warm up and really feel like Spring. That means it’s time to ditch the hot drinks and bring out the cold ones! Smoothies, that is. Or Vietnamese Iced Coffee (healthified slightly!). Or  Copycat Orange Julius (healthified a lot!).  Consider this a good Spring transition drink. You’ve been enjoying your Winter Chai lattes and still have some concentrate left in the fridge. But you’re ready to move on and embrace the Spring. This smoothie is an edible way to bridge the seasons.   This smoothie is silky smooth, earthy, spicy, and creamy. Not to mention… amazing, fantastic, and deee-licious! (in the words … Read More