Carrot Cake Protein Bites

Ingredients (makes ~7 protein balls): 1 cup pitted dates 2 tbsp protein powder (I used Sunwarrior plain vegan protein powder) 1/4 cup carrots, shredded/chopped 1 tsp cinnamon Pinch nutmeg 1/4 cup crushed pecans 1/3 cup ground pecans 1 tbsp raisins 1 tbsp shredded coconut 1 tbsp maple syrup Directions: 1. Put 1 cup dates inContinue reading “Carrot Cake Protein Bites”

Ginger Carrot Mango Smoothie

I’ve been battling a head cold and haven’t had much energy for the past few days. So! This morning I wanted to boost my metabolism by adding some ginger to my smoothie. Additionally, the carrot juice provided me with a substantial source of beta carotene which is a precursor to vitamin A – works to maintainContinue reading “Ginger Carrot Mango Smoothie”

Nutz for the Butternut!

Winter squash is now in-season! My ultimate favourite is the Butternut squash. So what are the nutritional benefits of butternut squash?… Butternut squash and many other members of the winter squash family are high in beta-carotene and potassium. Beta-carotene: is converted to Vitamin A within the body. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in eye sight,Continue reading “Nutz for the Butternut!”