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.

Nov 132014
 

garden is open

Are you starting to make every day greener?

 

Enjoy a Crunchy Kale Salad today

crunchy kale saladPlay around with how many of each item you would like in your salad – what are your taste buds craving more of today?

Handful of kale, sliced thinly

1 lemon

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp oil (coconut, flax, olive)

Handful of cabbage, sliced thinly

1 carrot, peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler

5 cherry tomatoes, sliced into quarters

Handful or pecans or walnuts

Handful of raisins or cranberries

½ an apple, peeled into ribbons

¼ cup sliced onion

Add any sprouts if you have them on hand

 

Directions:

Place the kale in a bowl and juice ½ – 1 lemon on top of it, add oil and salt and pepper.  Let this sit while slicing the remaining ingredients.  This will soften the kale.

Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix.

 

Some Green links:

2 great salads & quick dressing  

Bok choy, red cabbage and carrot  

Cabbage (coleslaw) salad  

Kale Waldorf Salad  

Spirulina Vs Chlorella – Power up your smoothies with these Super GREENS

Freezing your Greens and Saving Money

What is Matcha Green Tea Powder  

 

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  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.  You can get your PDF copy here

 

 

Source:

www.tanyamorrison.ca

Sep 012014
 

It’s time for the grocery cart challenge….

grocery cart with running shoes

Step one – Notice what you are choosing to put in your grocery cart.

Maybe you aren’t ready to let go of some of your processed food items, if so, ask yourself WHY?

Take pictures or at least notice the variety of colours in your cart.

Read labels of everything that goes in your cart…it may not end up in there!

Step two – Limit your cart to 5 or less processed food items

Get picky about what you choose to feed your cells and the cells of your family.

Step three – Where do you buy your food from?

ü  Do you support your local farmers who are raising grass fed beef, bison, chickens etc.?

ü  Do you buy your eggs from a local farmer?

ü  Do you support your famer’s market?

ü  Do you visit your local health food store?

ü  Do you grow your own food in a garden?

ü  Do you sprout?

Step four – Notice any justifications or excuses for the items that you are choosing to put into your cart, which will then go in your mouth..

Is there a healthier choice?

Can I make this from scratch?

Why am I buying it?

Processed foods are too attractive and easy to buy.  If you really want a cake, cookies or other “fatty snack”, make it.  Add love into the process and use real ingredients.

 

Here is my grocery cart for April 22, 2014.

It wasn’t a big shop today, but 2 loaves of rye bread found their way into my cart.  I must say it is sometimes super hard to not be drawn in by the sales and the recent Easter Candy.

grocery cart

  • The berries and pears will be used for morning fruit or smoothies
  • Bananas will be used with the plain organic yogurt I already have at home with maple syrup (after school snack for my kids.)
  • Oranges will be juiced or eaten whole or used as part of a salad dressing or marinade
  • Green peppers for an omelet later this week and raw veg at some meal
  • Broccoli as a side with wild organic salmon and millet tonight for dinner and as a side at another meal.  I will juice the stems.
  • Squashes because they were on sale and I will either make a butternut soup or have them as a meal
  • Cherry Tomatoes for the Millet Salad I am making for my lunches mixed with lettuce and other greens that I have at home and a Kale- Quinoa Salad that I made.
  • Ginger for smoothies, marinades, tea

Are you confused, struggling to make the healthy choice for you and your family, needing a change….. check out I don’t want to be different. But I don’t want to be normal  or Shopping Cart Detox Part One

Tanya Morrison 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

New online session starts September 21, 2014 – available to anyone with a computer!!

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

May 192014
 

Mixed Vegetable Seaweed Rolls with Sesame Dipping Sauce

I bought seaweed and it sat unused for a long time.  I eventually started by putting a piece of Kombu in soups or when I was boiling water or making rice to increase the nutritional value.

I like sushi, which uses Nori wraps but I couldn’t get myself to make anything with seaweed at home.  Then one day, I was ready and after reading many recipes I found this one by Ani Phyo in her book Ani’s Raw Food Detox.

It is super simple to make and super delicious.

ani nori wrap (1)

  • 2 nori sheets, raw and untoasted preferably
  • 2 tbsp miso, unpasteurized, any colour
  • 2 cups sprouts, any type
  • ½ c sliced avocado
  • ¼ c julienned cucumbers
  • ¼ julienned or shredded carrots
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)

Spread miso on the ½ of the nori sheet. Layer the sprouts, avocado, cucumber and carrots on the miso. Roll it tightly.

ani nori wrap

Serve with Sesame Dipping Sauce

  •  1 tbsp nama shoyu or tamari
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil, organic
  • 1 tsp sliced scallions or onions
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)

Whisk everything together.

What great dishes do you make with seaweed?