Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (no fancy equipment needed)

Jessica Penner, RDDrink, Recipes7 Comments

A mug of homemade pumpkin spice latte with a spoonful of spices and a bowl of pumpkin puree.

Enjoy this easy Pumpkin Spice Latte all year long. It’s much cheaper than Starbucks! No fancy equipment needed. Vegan version listed too. When does pumpkin spice latte season start? Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte usually makes its first appearance the last week of August or the first week of September. In my opinion, that’s much too early! At that time I’m still desperately holding on to the last shreds of summer I can. Remember, I live in glorious Winnipeg, Canada where we only get a solid two months of hot summer weather! But maybe you’re the opposite and are already itching … Read More

Vegetable Smoothies: make ahead freezer packs!

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes3 Comments

Make mornings easier & healthier with these grab ‘n blend vegetable smoothie packs in 4 delicious flavours: Chocolate Beet, Vanilla Green, PB Banana, and Blueberry! Just add your choice of milk! Mornings are hectic! People always tell me they want to eat healthier breakfasts, but don’t have the time to prep food in the morning. Breakfast ends up being a quick slice of toast before running out the door. This is a lost opportunity for fruits and veggies! Nearly 90% of Americans are NOT meeting the recommendations for fruit and veggie intake!  What are vegetable smoothie freezer packs and how … Read More

blueberry brain food smoothie

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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

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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

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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

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes1 Comment

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

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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