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With such a busy schedule, planning ahead is essential! And as you might of guessed, my Sundays are spent meal prepping all day long. I love doing this for two reasons. First, because it completely eliminates that stressful question “What do I eat?” and second, I know I won’t be tempted to eat something unhealthy. So here is a post on one of my favourite mid-day snacks.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shaved coconut
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use vegan chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

Directions :

  1. Stir all ingredients together, except for the chocolate, in a bowl. If you feel you need more binder, add extra honey or peanut butter.
  2. Place parchment paper on a rectangular glass dish and spread mixture evenly in it.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate.
  5. After the 20 minutes, spread the melted chocolate evenly on top.
  6. Cover and continue to chill for another 20 minutes.
  7. Cut into squares and wrap them individually in plastic wrap for an easy grab-n-go!

Usually, I’ll double up this recipe and I’ll get 15 bars out of it which lasts us a week between the two of us!

MORNING SMOOTHIE

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I’ve been having this smoothie almost religiously for the passed few years now. It’s my go to breakfast that I make real quick while I’m about to step out of the house and make my way to work. Quite often, I’ll be seen making my way around the office with this in hand! It’s super healthy and helps banish belly bloat.

Flat Belly Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapples
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp ground chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup water

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

 

 

AVOCADO + POMEGRANATE TOAST

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Not only is this so pretty and colourful, but it is sooo yummy! I love to have this breakfast or snack on the weekends, it’s such a treat. It’s super easy, comes together under 5 minutes, low-cal and it is insanely delicious. Not only are pomegranates full of antioxidants, but they give the avocado toast a burst of sweetness in every bite! If you love avocado toast, you have to try this!

Avocado Toast with Pomegranate

  • 2 Slices Gluten Free Bread
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (plus more for snacking 🙂 )
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp honey

Toast bread. Cut avocado into chunks and place on toast. Top with pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle with hemp seeds. Drizzle honey on top.