Chocolate Cherry Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Cherry Avocado Pudding

chocolate cherry avocado pudding

Chocolate Cherry Avocado Pudding

  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder (I use sun warrior – warrior blend)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon himalayan sea salt (or just regular salt) to bring out the sweetness
  • pure stevia extract (to your desired sweetness)
  • optional: ice to add thickness

Place all ingredients in a vita-mix, high-powered blender, or food processor and blend until smooth.

Serve immediately or allow to chill in the fridge or freezer until you eat it!

I like to keep it chilled for a while, it tastes best when it’s nice and cold.

Have you tried avocado pudding before? If not, do it now. Seriously.

Favorite avocado recipe?

Single Serve Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Single Serve Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Single Serve Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (vegan, gluten free)

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (I use gluten free oats)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup water or almond milk (I used silk unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • sweetener of choice (I used 1/4 teaspoon stevia)

- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in an oven safe dish and lightly grease or tinfoil that dish to prevent the bake from sticking.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes
- Finish off with adding the toppings of your choice! (I chose peanut flour frosting and a few fresh chopped strawberries)

I love the added coconut flour into this, but don’t I usually. It adds that nice cake-like texture to it

Banana Coconut Smoothie

banana coconut smoothie

Banana Coconut Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used sun warrior – warrior blend)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 an avocado (optional for added creaminess and healthy fat!)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. The coconut flour really helps to thicken up the smoothie and offers an amazing texture and a great taste too. Sort of cake like.

Do you ever eat smoothies for meals?

Chia Banana Protein Smoothie

It feels like I’ve been gone forever, in reality it’s been three days.

If you saw on twitter, my blog was in commission for most of the weekend, or so I thought. Somehow, I managed to block my own IP address from my website. Not even sure how that’s possible, as I don’t know how to black others. That would happen to me…

green power smoothie

Going green is quite easy, just throw a few spinach leaves into a smoothie and you instantly have a more nutrient filled meal. You can’t taste the spinach, I swear.

These have been my go to Dinners as of late. I just make sure to jam pack them with good stuff.

Chia Banana Protein Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop sun warrior protein powder
  • a big handful of frozen spinach (so simple – just freeze a fresh bag of chopped and rinsed spinach)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 of an avocado (optional for added creaminess)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Just blend and enjoy!

What’s your favorite green filled food?

Vegan Buckwheat Bowl

Vegan Buckwheat Bowl.

vegan buckwheat bowl

A few people asked about my buckwheat bowl I made on Wednesday. It’s super simple.

Vegan Buckwheat Bowl

  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon hemp protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin or mashed banana
  • 1/2  cup water/milk (you may need a bit extra-just go by texture)

Mix the dry ingredients (including chia seeds) together, add the pumpkin and milk and lightly spray a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for about 5 minutes.

You could also make this in the oven and bake at 350 for about 35 minutes. Depending on your oven.

I prefer the microwave version, since it’s done a lot faster, but whatever works for you!

Happy Where You Are

Let’s chat the future today.

We all make plans of what we’d like our future to look like.

Even when meeting friends, we’re constantly bombarded with questions from people. “What do you want to do with your future? How do you see yourself in the future?”

When people ask me my desires, dreams and plans, I’m often left puzzled.

I know that I have certain goals regarding the future, but if I were to all of a sudden rich and famous or working my dream job, it still wouldn’t give me true happiness if I’m not happy in the present. Even if my financial, physical or educational situation changes, I’m still the same person on the inside.

A lot of people have a mindset that if “x changes I’ll finally be happy”.

Meanwhile, we are unhappy in that moment and life passes by us, as we wait for that “moment” when we’ll be happy.

The truth is, there isn’t a better place to be happy than right now! If you’re not happy now, when will you be?

Our happiness ultimately lies in how we perceive our lives.

Life isn’t one specific path; we have to face many changes and challenges. Happiness comes with us through all these challenges, changes and hard times we ultimately face.

I feel like there is so much focus on the future that we don’t enjoy the present moments.

We plan our futures too much, that we miss moments of joy in our journey to the future.

I don’t believe we’ll truly find our path in life until we can let go of all those plans and put more focus into being grateful and happy for the person we are today.

Yes, I’ll always wonder what my future looks like, I’m a planner at heart. However, I know that I’ll end up where I’m supposed to be.

Most importantly, I won’t continue to think that things need to change for happiness to occur because I love who I am now.

Today, I choose to be happy with who and where I am.

What’s one thing making you happy today?

The Simply Bar

A few weeks ago, the kind folks over at the Simply Bar sent me samples of their bars and protein chips.

Each bar is gluten free, vegan high protein and low glycemic. All bars are around 160 calories, filled with 16 g protein and only 3 g of sugar.

These bars to me, taste like a lighter version of a rice crispy square.

I was sent four of the flavors to try out. Lemon coconut, caramel peanut, peanut butter chocolate, and cinnamon.

Two flavours stood out to me the most: the caramel and the peanut butter chocolate. I’m not a fan of lemon in sweet things, so this was obviously not going to be a favorite of mine.

I was surprised at how full these actually kept me. Usually when bars are this low in calorie, I don’t get full from them easily.

Unfortunately, a minus for me was that they contain soy protein isolate (I should note the soy is non GMO). I try not to consume soy in large amounts, so these are great for days when I’m in a rush. But, I wouldn’t consume them daily.

I still say they are a good option if you are looking for a crispy like treat, but don’t want all of the sugar from a crispy square and would be more filling as well.

Since they are certified gluten-free, these would make a great energy bar option for people suffering from Celiac disease.

Check out their site for more information!

Saucony Review

*The wonderful team at Saucony; thanks to a great partnership from Fitfluential, sent me these lovely runners.

The release of these shoes kicks off Saucony’s new Find Your Strong campaign. It is a very motivational one too, it’s about believing in your achievements. I wore them during my walk, and really liked the way they fit my feet.

They were also extremely comfortable, with lots of support and a cushioning feel to them.

I have very flat feet, so I appreciated the support and I like the fact that they aren’t “heavy” running shoes.

The colors are also pretty darn cool as well. They’re super bright, which always makes things more fun.

I’ll update again when they have more wear in them!