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Chocolate Coconut Protein Truffles

Who has chocolate cravings? I know I do. Ever wonder why this happens? Chocolate is one of the best sources of magnesium that we can get from food. And when we are under stress, our bodies literally push it out of our systems to cope with daily life. So if you have a career, family, social life, drink caffeine or are a chronic over-thinker/worrier, you are likely deficient in this mineral. I take magnesium every night to help stabilize my blood sugars, regulate my stress hormones and keep my cravings at bay. But having a little extra in the form of these satisfying little bites surely won’t hurt you. In fact, your body will THANK YOU for the additional nutrition you will be getting from this stellar lineup of ingredients.

Say goodbye to stress and hello to chocolate. Plus, they are D.TOX program friendly!

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3 Magnificent Make-Ahead Salads

Many of my clients have a hard time planning meals for the week. Particularly lunches. Fortunately, I’ve had a lot of practice with this and I’m happy to share some of my time-tested experiences.

Now, I certainly didn’t invent the Mason jar salad. But there is an art to building the perfect jarred salad. Let me break it down for you, as the way in which you layer your salad ingredients is nearly as important as the ingredients themselves.

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Thai Pumpkin Soup

Curry is just one of those magical spices that I just can’t get enough of. Not only is it warm and bold, fragrant and sweet, it is actually a mixture of several different spices including lemongrass, red chili, garlic and ginger. Those ingredients combine together to have some pretty powerful health benefits. Most importantly? It’s role in reducing inflammation in the joints and improving overall blood circulation, which becomes pretty important when engaging in regular physical activity.

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Peach Crisp

I cannot look at a big bowl of peaches without thinking of my grandma. I know that she would have loved this very recipe that celebrates the simplicity of a nice, juicy peach. 

A crisp is the way to go when you are not in the mood (or have the time) to fuss with pie dough. It's not finicky nor requires a laundry list of ingredients you have never heard of before. The filling combines peaches, spices, agave nectar, and a touch of almond flour to thicken the fruit. This is then layered with the crunchiest and nuttiest of toppings that combines oats, almond flour, coconut sugar and pinch of cinnamon. After baked to a golden brown, spoon some coconut milk ice cream on top, or save for the morning and serve with cold almond milk. 

This could not be easier. Or more comforting and perfect for the Fall season coming soon.  Enjoy!

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Orange Creme Fudge

You have heard me wax poetic about my love for Generation UCAN (you can find my protein ball recipe here), and that love affair shows no sign of slowing down. Especially when I am in the thick of triathlon training. When it's hot and muggy out, I want something cold, but I also want something that could support the demands of my training! So that's where this fudge idea started brewing. 

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Mini Guilt-Free Cheesecake

Allergy-friendly, vegan single serve cheesecake. 

Cheesecake is one of those happy little desserts that appeals to all palates. It is not sickeningly sweet nor overly rich, yet it has just the right amount of tang and creaminess to satisfy even the strongest of sweet-teeth. With that said, cheesecake is often reserved for special occasions only due to the fact that not one thing on the ingredient list is particularly healthy. However, when the craving for cheesecake strikes, it is nearly impossible to ignore. But with the eggs and cream cheese and sugar—my body doesn’t always love cheesecake as much as my soul does. So in that sense, I was determined to create an alternative. A vegan one at that, and one that is sweet, but salty, light, but refreshing, and indulgent, yet healthy and completely allergy-friendly.

This is the kind of cheesecake I don’t have to wait a few times a year for. This is one I can have every day! And it’s even easier to eat more often because it’s already pre-portioned out for you.

With walnuts, almonds and dates as your crust, and a cool and creamy filling made from cashews and coconut milk—this is a dessert that won’t make you crash a couple of hours later.

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Cinnamon Chai Energy Balls

Generation UCAN has been a lifesaver this summer. I have used it to supplement my triathlon training and it truly has done wonders for my energy levels during the actual workout and recovery. Not surprising since clinical studies using the product have indicated that it keeps blood glucose levels more stable and also puts the body into an improved fat burning state. As an endurance athlete who needs to keep blood sugars from dropping out and prevent that dreaded “bonk,” you can understand why this product has been so awesome for me.

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