Chocolate-Almond Protein Shake

Chocolate Almond Protein Shake

I’ve always loved the idea of smoothies for breakfast, but the way my body is built I can’t handle only having fruits and veggies for breakfast. I need some protein to help carry me through the morning. With things like almond butter, oats, chia seeds, and bananas, this thick chocolatey beverage gives you an energy… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothies (& how to turn your blender into a magic bullet using jars)

strawberry rhubarb smoothies

I’ve been waiting as patiently as I possibly can for my rhubarb to grow. Every couple of days we head to the back of the yard and scrounge around looking for signs of rhubarb life, but to no avail. Everything else is blooming and growing but there is no sign of this tart perennial vegetable…. 

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Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

Homemade Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

Ever since making Hazelnut Ice Cream I knew I had to make a hazelnut coffee creamer. Hazelnut flavoured coffee has always been one of my favourites, even before I was a coffee drinker. I took the general concept from the ice cream and ground up some toasted hazelnuts, steeped them in a mixture of milk, cream, and… 

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Healthy Strawberry Milkshakes

Healthy Strawberry Milkshakes

I love how food holds memories that can bring you back to a different time and place. When I was growing up my dad would take me on dates, whether it be to the garbage dump or out for lunch, we always had to stop and pick up some strawberry milkshakes along the way. It… 

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Fresh Cherry Slushies

Fresh Cherry Slushies

There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day then a nice fruity slushy. They were a favourite of mine growing up. These days I have a hard time justifying a run to the corner store just to fill my kids up on sugar, but I don’t want them to have to miss out either…. 

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Big Batch – Blueberry Lemonade

Big Batch – Blueberry Lemonade

Max’s latest food obsession has been anything with lemon, so when I asked him what beverage he wanted for his birthday he naturally chose lemonade. He’s also fairly obsessed with blueberries. “Because they’re blue” and that’s his favourite colour (“so are red and yellow. Actually all colours are my favourite.” -Max). So we settled on… 

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Iced Chai Tea Latte

Iced Chai Tea Latte

I’m a huge fan of iced coffee but I can’t get away with drinking it as often as I would like. I’m an avid tea drinker too and often get a craving for a cold glass of iced tea on a hot summer day, but sometimes I miss all the flavourful combinations that you can have with iced coffee…. 

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Rhubarb Strawberry Floats

Rhubarb Strawberry Floats

As far as I’m concerned summer is here. We’ve had a couple weeks of gorgeous weather, I’ve got my garden planted, the neighbourhood splash park is open, and we’ve been having picnics like nobodies business. It may not say so on the calendar but we had such a hard, long winter that I’m kind of ok that we skipped past spring. Next… 

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