Best Guacamole

Appetizer, Healthy snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian

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I have been making this Guac recipe for years but I wouldn’t be able to tell you where I got the recipe from but I can tell you that this guac has always been a hit and still is, every time I make it. I always use the same first six ingredients but depending of when it is being served and what it’s being served with, I love using chopped tomatoes to add taste and colour or in the summer, I love using my favourite mango, the Ataulfo mango. So sweet, so bright, so delicious.

  •  2 avocados
  • 1/4 of red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Juice or 1 lime
  • 1 chili pepper (or more)
  • Salt
  • Lots of coriander

Chop everything, mix and enjoy! Adjust the seasoning and feel free to add more of any of these ingredients. Serve with your favourite tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

XO

Alex

Chocolat Quinoa breakfast bowl

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Healthy snacks, Post Workout, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Here is a delicious and simple chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl that I love making lately. It’s my new favourite breakfast. Sweetened naturally with maple syrup and made with a rich coconut milk and organic cocoa powder! Not only healthy, tasty but also high in protein.

Quinoa also contains 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body as building blocks for muscles. It also contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. 1 cup of cooked quinoa has 2.8mg of iron, which is 15% of your daily value. Here is another great benefit about quinoa. It is high in Manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage of mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 can coconut milk (2 cups)
  • pinch himalayan salt
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Toppings (Optional)
  • Mixed berries
  • Sliced banana
  • Hemp seeds
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Cacao nibs
  • Pieces of vegan chocolate
Directions:
  1. Rinse quinoa in a strainer.
  2. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add rinsed, drained quinoa and toast for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, to dry up water and slightly toast.
  3. Add the coconut milk, and a pinch of salt, and stir. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the milk is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, remove from heat and add the cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir to combine.

Enjoy!

XO

Alex

 

Jal Gua Fire Balls

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Healthy snacks, Vegetarian

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These are the Jal Gua Fire Balls. You may have seen these in many of my Instagram posts. I also call these my miracle energy balls, made from this Golden superfood aka Jal Gua. I have been making these since I first discovered Jal Gua and I always try to keep some in my fridge. These are great to have when you run out the door in the morning and don’t have time to make breakfast, before or after a workout or just as a healthy treat. But I am warning you, they are addictive! And they kids will love them.

And what I also like is that you can add just about anything you like in or on them. You can even pick another nut butter instead if you prefer cashew butter for example. I added Goji berries on some of them, hemp hearts and coconut. I have mentioned it many times already but if you don’t have Jal Gua, get some and it will change your life, especially if you are a vegetarian or a vegan. Jal Gua is made of only two ingredients, Sorghum and Moringua. High in Iron and excellent source of Vitamin A. It’s organic and gluten free. It promotes healthy digestion, rich in vitamin and mineral, regulate calcium levels, boost immune system, support metabolism, cholesterol management, high in antioxidant and rich in fiber.

  • 2 tablespoons of Jal Gua
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons of honey or maple sirop (for a vegan version)

Mix very well. After mixing, use your hands to make round balls or a shape that you desire

Serves two

XO

Alex