Feb 222017
 

raw chocolate shortbread

Raw Chocolate Shortbread from Rawtarian.com

Every year I love searching for new recipes and then taste testing them for my Move Your Body Studio clientele.

My class participants and personal training clients love the box for raw goodies they receive every year and the samples they get to taste throughout the year.

This is one of their FAVORITES!!!

My clients now want to make these recipes because they are so delicious and satisfy the sweet tooth in a healthy way.

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Feb 152017
 

skinny choc shakeSkinny Chocolate Shake

So we are the typical family that loves a good burger, fries and milkshake.

And this is a super fun family meal to make together.

When I can, I love to upgrade our meals to be just a bit healthier. Such as buying grass fed beef, or local. Making our own fries from local potatoes and using coconut oil in the oven.

And lastly adding a yummy milkshake to wash it all down!

My kids love this. It’s a great step up from having a traditional milkshake. This one is loaded with nutritional goodness and you can add more ice and less liquid to make it thicker. Continue reading »

Feb 082017
 

Protect Your Skin….with Chocolateliving libation skin

Chocolate isn’t just for eating, you can also put it on your skin.

Ever heard of chocolate skin care.

Sounds off beat doesn’t it? It is now a craze in skin beauty care industry. No doubt, the word chocolate means, in general parlance, bad skin- a cause for acne.

Chocolate became synonymous for bad skin. Now it happens to be the solution to perfect skin care.

How? Let us have a look. Continue reading »

Feb 012017
 

raw snickersThe Ultimate Raw Snickers Bar

When I was growing up, Snickers was one of my favourites and if you’ve read about my sugar addiction in Cookie Dough in the Dark, you will understand why The Skinny on Chocolate is so important to me. I love having some “sweetness” in my life but the other stuff was slowly killing me. This is a yummmmmmy addition to my lifestyle of shifting to healthier choices.

So as you start to wind up for another Valentine’s Day, check out this great recipe and the other 10 included!!  Do you want the Skinny on Chocolate? Mark Monday February 13th on your calendar and join The Skinny on Chocolate Workshop.  Continue reading »

Jan 292017
 

There is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends.

 

But some of that information may be doing you more harm than good.

 

In this post I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat.

 

Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider.  Plus try my green smoothie meal recipe.  HINT:  Smoothies should be considered “meals” not snacks or drinks. Continue reading »

Apr 172016
 

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

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When you are shifting away from sugar these are a great addition to your diet. I used to eat cookie dough by the handfuls (butter, sugar, flour), but now these tasty wholefoods, raw treats do the trick!

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw organic almond butter (or any combo of a nut butter..except peanut)
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, organic
  • 5-8 pitted medjool dates (depends on your desired level of sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or liquid vanilla
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground chia or flax seeds for added fibre boost

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Feb 022016
 

Various raw treatsRaw Chocolate Macaroons

I love coconut and one day I had a craving for chocolate macaroons but wanted a healthier version. These treats are so delicious, simple to make and nutritious. This client gift box is packed with raw goodness (cosmic fudge, raspberry filled chocolates, coconut filled chocolates, haystacks, hazelnut balls)

2/3 cups raw cacao powder

½ cup pure maple syrup

¼ cup coconut oil (if not in liquid state heat slightly)

1 tsp organic vanilla

2 cups shredded organic coconut

2 tbsps. hemp hearts (optional)

2-4 tbsps. organic cranberries chopped into tiny pieces (optional)

2 tbsps. of your favorite nut chopped into tiny pieces (optional)

Mix cacao powder, maple syrup, oil, vanilla together until smooth. When blended add in coconut and any or all of the optional ingredients (I love the hemp and cranberry combo).Using a small spoon or melon scoop form 12-18 macaroons and place on parchment paper in a freezer safe container. Freeze until firm and can be stored for up to 30 days in fridge or freezer if they last that long!

 

Thin is in, but FAT is where it’s at…getting healthy fats into your diet will:

cause your blood sugars to stay stable (the hormone glucagon is secreted) and your body enters FAT BURNING mode. The hormone glucagon moves fat from storage and therefore will be used as energy thus shrinking your fat cells. Fat from storage=burned fat=weight loss/stability.

Want more info on healthy fats…click here 

Why consume coconut oil or MCT oil…find out here

Hemp Seeds

  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Key factor for speeding the repair of soft tissue damage

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades and has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Reboot 28 Day Program, 10 Day Body Reset Detox, 30 Days to a New You, Holistic Weight Management System and many more on-line programs. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.moveyourbody.ca

Tanya has created FREE Healthy Living Challenges that you can sign up for HERE, because even though we know all this “healthy stuff” it’s good to be reminded to keep it in our awareness. Tanya created the Busy Mama Healthy Mama Facebook page so that like-minded mama’s could get great healthy information and recipes in a fun and light-hearted way.

Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending, the 21 Laws of Irrefutable Fat Loss, How to Get Rid of Cellulite and more. Her blog, www.tanyamorrison.ca  has lots of great articles to help you navigate your way to the healthy life you want, tons of recipes and great tips!

Tanya presents High Performance Nutrition for Kids and Teens, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, hosts Raw Smoothie Parties and many more presentations. Please contact her to set up your presentation.

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Feb 012016
 

mre-TheKetoBeginning-300x250_01Chocolate Avocado Freeze Bites by Leanne Vogel

Recipe type: Vegan (option), Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, adapted from Leanne Vogel’s recipe

Prep time:  20 mins  Cook time:  6 mins Serves: 6

Get a great dose of healthy fat every time you pop one of these yummy treats in your mouth!!

 Avocado Balls

  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons raw, organic honey, coconut nectar or yacon syrup
  • ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract or powder (I used powder)
  • 1 tbsp collagen powder
  • 1 tbsp rice bran soluble (tocotrienols)
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • Pinch salt

Chocolate Coating

  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut nectar, or yacon syrup
  • 3 drops stevia
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Add the avocado to a small bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix until combined. Then, take 2 tsp and shape into balls (or use a scoop). Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 4 hours.
  2. When ready to dip frozen avocado balls, prepare chocolate sauce. Combine cacao powder, coconut oil, coconut nectar, stevia, vanilla and sea salt in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
  3. Remove cookie sheet from freezer. One at a time, take avocado ball and cover it in chocolate sauce. Transfer back to cookie sheet and freeze again for 2 hours. Keep in the freezer until ready to eat.

Did you know that you can freeze avocados…check out this tip and some great recipes

Thin is in, but FAT is where it’s at…getting healthy fats into your diet will:

cause your blood sugars to stay stable (the hormone glucagon is secreted) and your body enters FAT BURNING mode. The hormone glucagon moves fat from storage and therefore will be used as energy thus shrinking your fat cells. Fat from storage=burned fat=weight loss/stability.

Want more info on healthy fats…click here 

Why consume coconut oil or MCT oil…find out here

Source:adapted from  http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2014/06/chocolate-avocado-freeze-bites/

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Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She has coached and trained many clients over the decades. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.

Jul 012015
 

Many of you have had the opportunity over the years to taste my raw treats at Move Your Body Studio…well now they are AVAILABLE at Kawartha Coffee Co in Bobcaygeon….enjoy these organic homemade treats with your tea, coffee or latte, or as a wonderful way to finish off your meal.

 finished productOrganic Raw Maca Chocolate Balls – Medjool dates, almonds, goji berries, cacao nibs, cacao powder, cinnamon, maca powder, vanilla…Hey What’s Maca??

 

Organic Raw Cosmic Fudge – Coming Soon – Hemp seeds, cocoa powder, coconut oil, lucuma, tocotrienols, cacao nibs, mesquite meal, local maple syrup, blue-green algae / spirulina, vanilla, Truly Natural Acerola Cherry Vitamin C powder, chaga mushroom powder, mucuna pruiens, ho shou wu,  collagen, sea salt

 

Organic Coconut Macaroons – Coconut, local maple syrup, coconut flour, cacao nibs, vanilla powder, sea salt. Chocolate coating: coconut milk, ghee, vegan chocolate chips.

 Why Can Chocolate help us get Skinny?

chocolate macaroonsOrganic Chocolate Haystacks – Coconut, cacao powder, local maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, sea salt

 

Organic Cocoa & Orange Nut Cookies – Pecans, almonds, cacao powder, local maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, sea salt, orange zest. Chocolate coating: coconut milk, ghee, vegan chocolate chips.

Price: $2 for one, $5 for 3, mix and match

I’d love to hear what your favourites are and I will keep them stocked up!!!

When the chocolate cravings hit and you want to make your own yummy treats, click here

 

tanya1Handmade by Tanya Morrison from www.moveyourbody.ca in Bobcaygeon

Move Your Body Studio is located in the beautiful and natural surroundings of Bobcaygeon, Tanya leads a variety of classes at Move Your Body Studio that energize and motivate all of her students and keeps them on track with their fitness & health goals. Tanya has many certifications and 25 plus years of fitness/health experience that she is able to pass on to each and every one of her students. Your lifestyle is an accumulation of choices which become habits. With Tanya’s guidance and education you will naturally start to make healthier choices with simple shifts. It is when you start to focus on your health that your weight will naturally come off or your health will improve. You must take pleasure in the journey, not be racing to the finish line.