Today I’m sharing a little bit of the countryside where I grew up with you! Last weekend we took a girl’s trip my family’s acreage in rural Alberta, east of Strathmore, and spent some time exploring (my girlfriends had never been to the prairies!). The country is such a calm, serene place — it’s become almost therapeutic for me, and I like to visit when I need a break the hustle of the city. Here’s a collection of images I’ve captured this summer — a snapshot of the beautiful Alberta prairies in fifteen photos.
Today I’m sharing my favourite green juice recipe — Lean Green Protein Juice! I love this recipe for a few reasons:
1. It’s quick to make and I usually have all the ingredients on hand
2. It’s a perfect on-the-go option when I’m busy
3. It’s full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and complete protein
4. When I drink it consistently my skin is more radiant
5. It’s absolutely delicious!
Are you looking for a quick and clean spring brunch idea this long weekend? I’ve got you covered! These drool-worthy Banana Maca Pancakes are made with just 3 main ingredients, packed full of nutrition and protein, plus they’re dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian. Topped with my fresh Raspberry Maple Syrup, they’re always a hit!
Have you ever had a Shamrock Shake? I can honestly say that I haven’t, but I know the limited edition Shamrock Shake has a cult following, and people go nuts over it every year come mid-February. The shake is minty and creamy, and I thought it would be fun to put a healthy spin on it for St. Patrick’s Day. I need to get my St. Patty’s beverage fix in somehow, and my green-beer-drinking college days are long gone (hey, I am half Irish, after all)! My Superfood Shamrock Smoothie is dairy free, gluten free and vegan, plus it’s made without food colouring and refined sugar.
Need to make a last minute dessert this weekend? Whip up my Vegan Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries in ten minutes or less, with only 4 ingredients (including the strawberries) that I bet you already have in your kitchen! They’re super clean, made with natural ingredients, vegan, dairy free and gluten free.
I get together with my college friends once a week for dinner. Each week we alternate who hosts, and if you’re not hosting, you bring a bottle of wine for everyone to enjoy. Pretty sweet deal, right? I absolutely love our little tradition and look forward to catching up with my girls each week.
Last time I hosted dinner, I made basa fish tacos with all the fixings — and today I’m sharing the recipes for my favourite 3 Fresh & Festive Taco Toppings! I really enjoy authentic Mexican food, and could happily eat it everyday for the rest of my life. The flavours are so fresh and festive!