Banana Walnut Muffins

These muffins are maravillosa, to say the least. They’ve got a delicate crunch to them, are 100% bakery-worthy and can be whipped up in no time! These can easily be munched on as part of your breakfast, or packed in your lunchbox (do people still use lunchboxes?) for a banana-y snack. Let’s get our Betty Crocker/Martha Stewart//Niki…

Oat Thumbprint Cookies with Fieldberry Jam

Wait! Don’t throw out those overly ripe bananas! Put them to good use by making this incredibly easy recipe. You’re very welcome 😉 These cookies require minimal ingredients (only 5!) and are packed with satiating fiber, heart-healthy potassium and immune-strengthening beta-glucans. And, they’re fun to make with the kids (level of difficulty: slim to none). Let’s…

Banana Chocolate Cake

Just one look at this cake and you know it will please you. Banana and chocolate are a classic flavour combo. This cake tastes terrific, is deceptively healthy and is a great way to use those speckled/speckling bananas. It is moist and sweet with all the natural sweetness of pureed bananas. Plus, it’s no bake! Gotta love…

Banana Chocolate Pops

Caution: do not look at this picture if you are hungry as it will only make you hungrier. Oops, my bad. I guess you’re really hangry now? These popsicles are a great manner to cool off in the summer, plus are made with whole foods. Herro! Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops Ingredients: 6 large organic & fair-trade…

Raw Raspberry Cake

Raspberries. These bright pink and tangy fruits bring me back to my childhood summers. Back when I was a mini-me, we had raspberry bushes in the fields near our house. With my heart filled with courage, I would fearlessly fetch these fruits, though the thorns of the bush’s stalks left me prickled and scratched. I…

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for fries or baby food anymore, although this smoothie is slightly reminiscent of my first years of existence (I’m lying – I can’t remember that far back 🙂 ). Kidding aside, sweet potatoes are mildly sweet and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making them great for chronic disease prevention, individuals suffering from…

Dr. Kousmine Was Definitely Onto Something

Have you heard of Doctor Kousmine? Let me tell you all about her. Dr. Catherine Kousmine was born in Russia in 1904. She was one of the first doctors to be utterly intrigued by the role food plays in human health. Budwig cream, which is her take on muesli cereal and a hearty and refreshing…

Banana, Carob, Lucuma and Mesquite Smoothie

Being the documentary queen that I am, I chose to watch the 2009 Swedish documentary “Bananas!” yesternight. It paints the sad picture of banana workers working in Nicaragua for the Dole Food Company who became sterile from overexposure to the DBCP pesticide used on the banana plantations there despite it being banned all over the world. I highly…

Sunday (or Any Day of the Week) Sundae

Bono called it: “sundae bloody sundae”. Sundaes aren’t just for dessert anymore though, they’re now for any time of the day, maybe even breakfast! Today’s energizing sundae recipe features chia pudding, which I often struggle with as the presentation thereof often ends up looking less than appetizing. I do think that this time around, my…

Banana “Garbanzo” Walnut Bread

Yes, that’s right, I’ve given my bread a middle name. Garbanzo has a nice ring to it, no? Plus I’m quite sure there’s a celebrity child out there whose actual name is Garbanzo. Point being: ladies and gents, this “bananer” bread is ridiculously delicious. This sure ain’t  your standard banana bread, laden with sugar, eggs…

Detoxifying Green Smoothie

Step 1. Take out blender. Step 2. Do a little jig. Step 3. Blend together: 1 banana, 2 clementines, 1 cup greens, 1 cup soy or almond beverage, 1/2 cup water, 1 tbsp chia and ice. Step 4. Enjoy as a refreshing and energizing snack or as a post-workout recovery drink.