All posts tagged: #coconut

Top 5 Superfoods You Must Include In Your Diet To Boost Your Mood & Increase Your Energy

Cranberries, kale, goji berries and spinach! We’ve all heard countless times that these foods are considered highly nutritious and are often referred to as “Superfoods!” I personally know how my body reacts to food because I pay close attention to how I feel after I eat all types of foods. If I feel bloated, lethargic or moody, I know my body does not need that particular food and I avoid it at all costs. On the contrary, there are foods that make me feel great. I have energy and I’m happy and satisfied. Then I know my body loves and needs those foods. Through becoming in touch with how I feel after I eat I have come up with my TOP 5 “Superfoods” that make me feel amazing and I never miss a day having them. Here is why: Goji berries – These orange-red tangy berries have been used by Chinese herbalists for centuries to treat visual ailments and poor circulation and to help boost the immune system. They are high in vitamins A and …

Bluebanna Coconut Protein Pops

Jackson and I love summer and with the heat in full effect in Toronto , what better way to cool down than with a delicious homemade ‘Bluebanna Coconut Protein Popsicle’ powered by Interactive Nutrition New Zealand Whey Protein Powder. These cool treats are less than 100 calories per Popsicle and they are packed with healthy fats, antioxidants. fibre and sustaining protein to keep you hydrated and energized for an active ‘Strong Mommy‘ and Family day in the sun. Jackson tried a few licks (only a few) and he absolutely loved it. I felt super guilty afterwards because I’ve only introduced him to a few solid foods like, sweet potato, rice cereal and avocado. However, I know the ingredients are pure and it was only about 4 licks…but oh boy was he super mad when I took it away.  At least I know that they are ‘kid approved’. Recipe makes 12 Popsicles. Ingredients: 3 Scoops of Vanilla New Zealand Whey Protein Powder  1 Can of Coconut Milk 1 Banana 1 cup Blueberries 1/2 cup water Popsicle molds …

Coconut Chocolate Protein Frozen Yogurt

Summer is finally here and what better way to cool down than with a sweet treat that isn’t full of saturated fat and processed sugar.  You can easily make this a head of time and I love the idea of pouring the mixture into Popsicle molds but I didn’t have any (boo!). I’m off to buy Popsicle molds now…stay tune for my next protein frozen treat.  Bring on Summer! Ingredients: 2 Scoops of New Zealand Whey Protein Powder form Interactive Nutrition 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt 1 cup Coconut Cream 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar 2 tbsp Raw Organic Coconut Flakes How To Make: Blend all ingredients until a smooth consistency Pour into a baking dish or container (approximately 2 inches deep) Freeze for at least 2 hours Scoop and serve into a bowl  Top with coconut flakes

3 ingredient Macaroons! 

I love how this recipe has only THREE ingredients and one of them is coconut (my absolute fav!).  Coconut has been a superfood by many cultures around the world and the saturated fat in coconut is a fat that is rarely found in nature known as Lauric Acid. This type of fat is like a miracle ingredient because of all the health promoting properties.    Our body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa properties which help with viruses like HIV, herpes, measles and the common cold and flu. Coconut is also amazing for our hair, nails, skin, metabolism and supports the health and proper function of our thyroid.  So while these macaroons are quick and deliscious they’re also a powerful package of nutrients.  Ingredients: 3 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut  3 egg whites  2-3 tbsp Maple Syrup or sweetener of your choice  How to make: Preheat oven to 300 degrees Spray a muffin tin with coconut spray  Mix shredded coconut, egg whites and syrup together until combined  Press mixture into …