Cuisine: Sugar-free

Raw Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Raw cacao is a source of serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine – three ingredients to "feeling good". Dark cherries contain more antioxidants than their lighter-hued relatives. A good source of Vitamin C, a very well-known immune booster.

myWholeLifeBy myWholeLife Team

Gut-Healing Smoothie

Whether you have IBS or simply want to optimize your energy and health with a nutrient packed smoothie, the following recipe is for you!

Start with half a cup of unsweetened, organic kefir for the probiotic, magnesium and calcium contents. Then add one quarter of an avocado, for the gut-healing essential fatty acid benefits and spinach for a healthy dose of antioxidants and soluble fibre. Next, throw in a handful of berries because they contain pectin which is soothing to the digestive system and vitamin C which is healing. Then add lemon to help detoxify your liver and get your digestive juices flowing for the day. And finally, add a fingertip sized slice of ginger for its anti-nausea and digestive stimulating plus soothing properties.

myWholeLifeBy myWholeLife Team

Blue-Lavender Smoothie

This smoothie is one of my favorite ways to start the day. In addition to an unique flavor profile, it is packed with a double punch of antioxidants and fibre from the blueberry`s and chia seeds. The kefir provides beneficial probiotics and you even get a chance to sneak in a few dark, leafy kale greens! If you use fresh blueberries or want a thinner smoothie throw in a handful of ice.

Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural ChefBy Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural Chef

Raw Strawberry Pie

One summer after picking buckets full of local ripe strawberries, Dreena wanted to make a pie deserving of their glorious, fresh flavor. She created this pie, and it did the strawberries proud!

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Almond Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Avoiding refined and genetically modified beet sugar when baking is simple to do. Replace white sugar with non GMO coconut sugar. It’s also a great way to reduce the glycemic load in baked goods.

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN

Coconut Almond Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats are delicious and satisfying, but can take more time than I want to spend each morning cooking. Soaking the oats overnight significantly reduces their cook time, allowing this recipe to be a staple in my home. I mix it up by adding different nut or seed butters plus dried fruits such as apricots or juice-sweetened cranberries. And often, I double the recipe to make sure I have leftovers that can be reheated even more quickly another morning.

Terry WaltersBy Terry Walters

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This pudding is a perfect 'treat' to alleviate a chocolate craving. Dairy free, refined sugar free, full of plant based protein, omega 3 fatty acids and fiber this pudding can be eaten for dessert, breakfast or a snack. Cinnamon is helpful in controlling blood sugar and a pinch of cayenne pepper will give your metabolism a boost. Lucuma powder is a low glycemic sweetener that will not increase blood sugar levels.

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN