On my quest for health and wellness I have tried very hard to drink commercial coconut water. Despite  knowing all the health benefits  I just could not choke it down. It wasn’t until I saw a Maui surf babe drinking from a real coconut that I attempted to try it again. I stopped at a roadside stand with a truck filled with coconuts and a man with a machete cutting them fresh. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the refreshing water and after a full day spent in the sun and in the salty ocean I felt as if I was instantly recovered! My skin is going to love me now:) xx

 

 

 

 

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CooCoo for coconuts

Apr29
Michaela
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I love how versatile muffins are. You can tweak a basic recipe into anything you feel like at the moment. Today I felt like mixed berry muffins! We are low on flour so I looked pulled out my healthy muffin recipe. I’ve made these before with quinoa and they were also delicious! Baking also helped to heat up our basement suite so that was another bonus! : )

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healthy muffins

Mar23
Adri
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Popcorn is one of my all time favorite indulgences. Traditionally I would pop it for an evening of movie watching, since finding this recipe I have enjoyed it as a mid-day snack. It is soooo tasty and even healthy, I can’t wait to try more flavours! Ingredients list and directions below!

 

Ingredients: 3 tbsp coconut oil, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon curry powder, 2 dashes of hot sauce, 1 galon of popcorn

 

Directions: Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir in the garlic, turmeric, curry powder, and cumin; keep over heat 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 minute more. Add the hot sauce and pour over the popcorn. Serve immediately.

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coconut curried popcorn

Mar18
Michaela
food
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Normally I have a hard time drinking green tea, with lots of fresh mint I find it so much tastier and have been sipping on this for the past few days! All you need to do is add a green tea bag to boiling water, add in some mint leaves and let it all steep for a couple minutes. You can add some cane sugar or honey if you find it too bitter, I find the mint really  helps keep things fresh! Enjoy!

 

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green tea with mint

Mar10
Michaela
food
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This is my go to smoothie when I need a healthy boost of vitamins, its also a skin saviour! This has about four handfulls of spinach yet it tastes nothing like it, so if the colour is putting you off you could add blueberries to make it a little less green! hope you like it!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup greek yogurt.

1 banana

5 ice cubes

a splash of almond milk

1 tablespoon of peanut butter

1 teaspoon of vinilla

four handfulls of spinach

Directions: Mix all ingredients together a blender and enjoy!

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green machine

Mar4
Michaela
food
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Warm blueberry sauce over hot-off-the-press waffles and freshly brewed coffee is a marvellous way to begin the day! Micah and I collaborated to make this late breakfast one morning during my break. It was so nice to wake up slowly and enjoy a lazy breakfast at home, sweet home!

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waffle morning

Feb27
Adri
food
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Scones are good on any occasion, since valentines day is coming up I thought it  would  be necessary take them to a whole new level by making chocolate-chocolate chip scones. If you really want to go full on you can even get a heart shaped cookie cutter and go with the “heart” theme. Anyone will appreciate them and they are especially enjoyable with a coffee beverage! Here are the instructions below:

-2.5 cups of all purpose flower

-1 tbsp and one teaspoon baking powder

-3/4 cup of cocoa powder

-1/2 cup of sugar

-1/2 teaspoon of salt

-2 tbsp melted butter

-2 cups of whipping cream

-2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, cocoa, sugar and salt together. Then add whipping cream until ingredients are moist. Empty dough onto a lightly floured surface and begin kneading until the dough becomes soft (2 mins). Break the dough into 3 balls, flatten the balls so they are 7 inch circles. Cut the circles into four triangles. Bake the scones for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

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chocolate chip scones

Feb12
Michaela
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We have been a little quiet on here lately, that is because both Adri and I have been SO busy studying for midterms. Through all the cramming and stress one thing that helps me to relax and take a little break from all the anxiety is Chai Tea. This is the BEST Chai Tea I have ever had and it is so easy to make:

1. Add cardamom pods(I used 7), chopped fresh ginger (2 tbsp) and  cloves (about six) and bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat and add in black tea (I used three tea bags), raw honey (two or three tablespoons) and  milk (quarter of a cup)

3.Simmer for five minutes and cool for five minutes and enjoy!

 

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CHAI TEA

Feb11
Michaela
food
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If you have the January Blahh’s this is a great pick me up in the middle of the afternoon. Two scoops of vanilla ice cream, one shot of espresso and you have yourself one amazing treat. This tastes best after a fresh air experience, I enjoyed mine after a long ski this morning. So treat yourself and Enjoy!

 

 

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afternoon delight.

Jan17
Michaela
food
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Sometimes the holidays can seem so hectic. When I am feeling like things are just too fast-paced something that really slows things down for me is baking. When it comes to cupcakes I don’t fuss making a cake batter from scratch. Usually I just buy a cake mix from the store so that I can focus on the icing and decorating!  I used this recipe, then added my own little decorations. Another festive option would be chocolate icing with crushed candy cane on top. Give these to someone you love, so that they can enjoy this part of the festive season.

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a sweet Christmas treat

Dec23
Michaela
food
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