For a treat that is safe for friends or family with allergies try this simple dessert. Made with the natural sweetness of dates.
1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
2 cups pitted dates
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup chia seeds
1. In a blend or food processor, place coconut milk, dates and chia seeds. Blend until completely smooth.
2. Add cocoa powder and continue to mix until combined.
3. Place into 8 small ramekins to serve. Top with slivered almonds, raspberries or shredded coconut if desired.
It's that time of year! The time when clients of mine begin feeling apprehensive towards the next few months of dining, drinking and merry making.
"I'm definitely going to fall off the wagon!"
Wait, what wagon?
Healthy eating does not start and stop from one day or season to another. Black and white thinking about indulging during the holidays tends to encourage more overeating.
Real life has room for some days of eating a little more, they tend to be balanced out by days when we eat a little less - this is natural. This natural way of eating gets lost in the mix once we begin trying to diet, cut calories and eat "perfectly". Eventually exhaustion kicks in and we justify "just a small cookie" soon deprivation and guilt opens the flood gates - next the whole bag is gone.
If you expect your experience of improving your lifestyle to be the top line, how will you cope when set back occurs?
What if we focused on feeling good instead? Feel good about enjoying your Grandmother's cooki...
Carbohydrates have had really bad PR over the last few decades. From no carb diets, to gluten free diets, to paleo diets. Carbs have been the scape goat of nutrition calamities for years. Here we see this misunderstood macronutrient distributing resumes trying to get back on your plate!
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As the main energy source in your diet, carbohydrates offer 4 calories per gram. Carbs want to set the record straight and win back lost fans though education about the different kinds, and the benefits of enjoying carbs in your diet daily. “Sugars”, “starch” and “carbs” or often confused, but these all fall under the umbrella term: carbohydrate.
Experience: (Different Kinds)
Monosaccharides – “one sugar”
Glucose – Made by plants via photosynthesis or by animals in the liver. Glucose is turned into energy inside our cells. Fructose – Found in honey, fruits, and some root vegetables. Galactose – Not found alone in nature, part of buil...