Teff Energy Bars

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Teff Energy Bars

These gluten free and whole grain Teff Energy Bars are LOADED with goodness! There’s fibre and iron rich teff, almond flour, walnuts and let’s not forget chocolate. They are  packed with less than 10 ingredients and it’s a treat you can feel happy about eating.   An energy bar never tasted so delicious! Continue reading

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Iced Coffee and Cocoa

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Iced Coffee and Cocoa

This Iced Coffee and Cocoa beverage will hit the spot!  This takes about 5 minutes to make and combines just 7 ingredients, including ice.  Espresso packs a punch and the raw cocoa powder  adds a touch of rich chocolatey flavour.   It’s sweetened with some maple syrup that you can adjust to your own taste.  Sure to give you that extra boost of energy as the busy holiday season approaches! Continue reading

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Fig & Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites {vegan & gluten free}

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Fig and Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

These no bake Fig and Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites will be your new go-to snack on the go!  The base of them are dried figs and pure pumpkin puree and then almond and oat flour are added to the mix with some flavourings of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and orange zest.  Chia, flax and nuts add an extra dose of nutrition.  Plus, they just taste yummy!

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Sweet-n-Tart Cranberry Smoothie

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Sweet-n-Tart Cranberry Smoothie

This Sweet-n-Tart Cranberry Smoothie is where it’s at, my friends!  There’s only 6 ingredients (and that’s including ice) and it is absolutely chocked full of goodies, including cranberries, strawberries and Kefir milk…not to mention that it’s gluten free & refined sugar free!  Makes for the perfect breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie {Vegan & Gluten Free}

This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a delicious dessert in beverage form that's relatively low in sugar and fat! Plus, it's vegan & gluten free - girlheartfood.com

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is pumpkin pie in drinkable form.  Pure pumpkin puree is combined with banana to create a silky smooth texture and then classic Fall flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup are added to really amp up the flavour.  This is made in about 5 minutes and, surprisingly, not loaded with sugar! Continue reading

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Peach & Chickpea Salad {Vegan & Gluten Free}

 This Peach and Chickpea Salad takes only 10 minutes to make and is the perfect side for your next Summer bbq! #vegan #glutenfree #lowsodium #lowsugar #cleaneating girlheartfood.com

Peach and Chickpea Salad

This Peach and Chickpea Salad is the perfect guilt-free side to have alongside your next barbecue.  It takes less than 10 minutes to make, vegan, gluten free and, most importantly, completely delicious!  There’s chickpeas and sweet peaches, of course, and also some fresh veggies like asparagus and bell peppers all tossed in a simple vinaigrette.  Totally fresh & super easy to make. Continue reading

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Skillet Berry Crisp

This Skillet Berry Crisp is super easy to make and uses the season's freshest berries! #dessert #skillet #fruit girlheartfood.com

This Skillet Berry Crisp is such a tasty little dessert, perfect for sharing between two people…perhaps you and your honey.  Or, if you are feeling extra hungry, just yourself, but where’s the fun in that?  There’s a combination of blueberries and blackberries and topped with a flavourful buttery crumble.  Just bake until the berries are nice n bubbly and the top is golden brown.  Perfect with whipped cream or ice-cream!

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Blueberry Kale Smoothie {Vegan & Gluten Free}

 

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  Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This Blueberry Kale Smoothie has got it goin’ on, my friends.  This literally takes less than 5 minutes to make and is absolutely loaded with good for-you ingredients…speaking of ingredients, there are only 5!  Plus, this smoothie is vegan, gluten free, low fat and no refined sugar.  How awesome is that?  So when you are thirsty these coming months, this smoothie will be sure to quench your thirst and give you an extra boost of nutrition.

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Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

 Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

This Blueberry Barbecue Sauce is so much tastier than any store-bought bottled sauce you can buy!  And just think about all those antioxidants in the blueberries!  There’s very little prep and you basically just simmer all the ingredients on low for about 2 hours.  You’ll be left with about 2 cups of the tastiest barbecue sauce you ever put in your mouth and you’ll want to smear it on everythang!

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Steak Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Steak Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

A simple dinner that takes less than 20 minutes to make, including steak resting time, this Steak Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette is a filling and delicious!  The steak is sprinkled with herbs, fried in a cast iron pan and served on top of kale and arugula.  There’s a whole sweet/savory combo going on here with toppings, which include sweet dried cranberries, crisp apple, thinly sliced red onion, creamy-n-salty blue cheese and mixed nuts for fiber and crunch.  The simple Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette contains just a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your pantry.  It’s the perfect go-to salad for a hearty lunch or dinner!

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