All in Vegan

Energizing Cacao Elixir

In a funny turn of events…

I thought I was making myself a lovely elixir to help me fall asleep. Instead I’m sitting here awake at 5 am writing this to you because I completely forgot cacao could act as a stimulant. Oops!

In the end, what was a happy accident it was!

This creamy, hot chocolate-esque elixir is:

  •  Full of healthy fats from the coconut milk (Try to buy one with the least amount of ingredients on the label)
  • Loaded with magnesium, zinc, iron and fibre from the cacao
  • Has a large dose of amino acids from the collagen powder
  • Is a stress relieving, immune system boosting, rejuvenating adaptogenic drink because of the ashwagandha

Easy Vegan Protein Chocolate with Quinoa and Hemp Seeds

Well, my lovely friends, I’m going to keep this blog post short and sweet.

#migraineseason has hit and I’ve been in and out of bed for the past few weeks. With this, my anxiety has also risen so I’ve focused on health and self-care rather than my blog. But, you’re the most understanding group out there and have supported me nonetheless! So, for that, I thank you!

Now on to my new favourite recipe — one that has helped me because migraines definitely give me chocolate cravings! Luckily, I’ve added some protein and the recipe is low sugar so I don’t feel bad indulging one bit!

Easy Baked Sweet Potato Bowl for Two

If you were a potato, you’d be a sweet one.

November always brings pictures of sweet potato casserole to mind. I’m pretty sure this is a conditioned response to marketing campaigns and the prevalence of sweet potato casseroles at American Thanksgiving dinners because as a Canadian, sweet potatoes don’t make a big appearance at our October holiday. Nonetheless, Halloween ends and I’m focused on less pumpkin and more sweet potatoes.

This dish is inspired by a few of the lunch bowls I’ve seen across Instagram. Easy to make, easy to transport and super healthy — I’m sure you’ve seen a few of these bowls on your feeds too.

Chai Apple Scones

They say an apple a day will keep the doctor away.

But I say a slice of this scone every day will keep my heart and soul happy. And that’s almost as good as keeping the doctor away.

When I collected a bag of apples from my parent’s backyard this month, I knew the first recipe I was going to make was these apple scones. Growing up, I remember coming home from school for lunch and smelling their aroma when I walked in the door. My mom often made them when she had the neighbourhood ladies over for coffee and I always kept my fingers crossed there was a slice left for me.