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Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

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The quantities listed below make about 12 to 16 small to medium size cookies. Read more about Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

 

Simple Smoothie Bowl

For people who feel they need to eat a filling breakfast to prepare for a physically demanding day ahead, rather than turn to sugary cereals, I often suggest making a smoothie bowl.

Simply combine equally parts frozen banana chunks and unsweetened plant milk, blend until smooth, and top with anything you like. Almond butter and in-season blueberries are a favourite in our household. Read more about Simple Smoothie Bowl

 

Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, and Raspberry Cups

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For times when you crave Reese peanut butter cups but don't want your health to pay the price that comes with them, you might find all the satisfaction you're looking for with the following simple recipe for chocolate, almond butter, and raspberry cups. Read more about Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, and Raspberry Cups

 

Lovely Persimmons

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This might sound a little funny, but persimmons have long held a special place in my heart. As a young boy, I remember my parents picking up a case of heart-shaped Hachiya persimmons from the Korean grocery store in Toronto every winter just before Christmas. We'd gently check them every morning to see if one had ripened enough to eat. It was a true test of patience because if they weren't ripe enough, halfway down the fruit toward its stem, the flesh would make your lips and mouth pucker from its astringency, caused by a high concentration of tannins. Though I didn't understand the science of it as a child, waiting for full ripening meant allowing the naturally occurring tannins to become inert, leaving incredibly sweet and tender fruit. Read more about Lovely Persimmons

 

Healthy Almond Cookie Recipe, Free of Dairy and Gluten

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My aunt has long made these delicious almond cookies for our large clan of relatives over the Christmas holidays. Free of dairy and gluten, I would contend that these cookies are quite a bit healthier than most conventional store-bought baked goods. They're definitely a good source of easily absorbed protein, fiber, calcium, and magnesium.

Though the recipe calls for egg whites, my aunt has found that the cookies turn out just as scrumptious with the yolks included; the main difference in using just the whites seems to be a greater level of chewiness, so if you value chewy, better to skip the yolks and go with just the whites - either way, be sure to whisk well! Read more about Healthy Almond Cookie Recipe, Free of Dairy and Gluten

 

Cactus Pears, Cactus Fruit, Prickly Pears

Prickly pears, also known as cactus pears or cactus fruit, are well worth adding to your diet whenever you can find them. I have consistently found that prickly pears are well digested, support healthy bowel movements, and offer protection against sunburn, most likely because of their abundance in richly pigmented antioxidants (betalain, betanin, and indicaxanthin). Read more about Cactus Pears, Cactus Fruit, Prickly Pears

 

Peanut Butter & Jam Dark Chocolate Cups

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Since sharing a detailed pictorial on making homemade almond butter and raspberry chocolate cups last year, I've received several requests for a similar but less labour-intensive recipe for producing these decadent and relatively healthy treats. Read more about Peanut Butter & Jam Dark Chocolate Cups

 

How to Make Kale Chips

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When you're craving potato chips but looking to keep your intake of acrylamide and empty calories to a minimum, see if you can satisfy your need for salty and crispy with kale chips. That's right - chips made with nutrient-dense kale. Read more about How to Make Kale Chips

 

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