Have I got a recipe for you!!
Zain’s Raw (or Baked) Vegan, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men will knock your socks or Christmas stockings off!
Click here for full recipe and directions!
Sweet spirit Sunday…
In my world, it is a day of rest where I take the time to practice my gratitude meditation —> http://evepostapple.tumblr.com/post/56715135849/feeling-gratitude-meditation-this-is-a-big-one
And do an energy clearing by creating my own smudge stick:
1. gather a bunch of white sage and some twine
2. tie the ends of the sage together then wrap the bundle of sage all the way up to the top tightly with your twine
3. cover the bundle so that it is not exposed to light or it will discolour
4. hang the bundle to dry for at least a week
5. once dry, use your smudge stick to clear space, set a new intention or clear your energy field!
Zain’s Vegan Chocolate Moon Smoothie!
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 tbsp coconut butter or cashewbutter
1 scoop vegan protein I use @sunwarrior chocolate
21/2 tbsp raw cacao
1 tsp cacao nibs
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup coconut water
3-5 ice cubes
Big ‘ol bowl of love:
Guava, banana & raspberry ice cream puree with a scoop of vegan @sunwarrior vanilla!
Topped with chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, strawberries and coconut 😋
The perfect raw, vegan, healthy, organic power snack!
You can sub the harder to find fruits such as guava with another fruit of your choice ❤️
Practice today dedicated to the divine Nelson Mandela.
May we embody his message & teachings and may they live on through our actions.
Yam Kale & Poached Egg & Feta Winter Salad
1 cup mixed greens
1 cup purple kale (steamed)
1/2 yam (cubed)
1/2 cup teff (boiled)
1oz goat feta
2 soft poached quail eggs or regular eggs
1oz avocado (cubed)
1 tbsp walnuts
1/8 red onion (diced)
1 tsp walnut oil
1 tsp ground mustard
11/2 tsp raw honey
1 clove garlic (minced)
drizzle 2-3 tsp balsamic reduction S&P to taste!
***Vegans please omit eggs & cheese and swap honey for maple syrup***
Forward folds are all about surrender.
When I am having trouble letting go of a destructive thought pattern, behaviour, habit or perception, I introduce longer, deeper forward folds such as:
*pachimotanasana (forward fold with legs parallel)
*janusirsasana (forward fold with one knee in as shown)
*upavishtakanasana (wide-legged straddle fold)
which encourage deep release and surrender as your head bows to your heart.
If there is something/someone in your life that you are having trouble letting go of, introduce one of these yoga asanas or poses into your daily practice for 20-25 breaths minimum and experience the power of the shift yourself! Works like a charm 😊
Zain’s Christmas Gingerbread Pancakes
Who says you have to wait till Christmas Day for gingerbread? My famous, clean, gingerbread pancakes are the best excuse to enjoy Christmas breakfast all December long starting….NOW!!
8 Organic Egg Whites (Vegans sub for 4 Flax Eggs & 1/2 Cup Almond Milk)
3/4 Cup Slow Cook Organic Oats
1/2 Tbsp Organic Flax Seeds
2 Tbsp Molasses
1/2 Tsp Natural Vanilla
1/2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger (minced)
1/4 Tsp Powdered Ginger
2 Tsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (divided)
1/4 Cup Fat-Free Greek Yogurt (optional, Vegans please omit)
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
11/2 Tbsp Maple Syrup, pinch of cinnamon , sugar-free sprinkles and a dollop of Greek yogurt or coconut whip to top
1. Blend all ingredients in magic bullet or food processor
2. Heat coconut oil and then spread batter evenly over pan
3. Cook until golden and slightly crispy on both sides
4. Top with cinnamon, maple syrup, sugar-free sprinkles and a dollop of Greek yogurt or coconut whip to top
Avocado & Raspberry OvernightOats Breakfast TO GO!
1. In a mason jar MIX & STIR:
3/4 cup gluten free oats
1/8 cup unsweetened hemp milk or almond milk
1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (I use @sunwarrior vanilla)
1/2 cup Greek yogurt or ***vegans sub for coconut yogurt
stevia to sweeten ( I use vanilla stevia drops)
2. Cover and leave it in the fridge overnight.
3. The next morning put it all in a bowl & top with:
1/4 cup light coconut milk 1/4 avocado
1 tbsp natural raspberry jam OR 1/2 cup fresh organic raspberries or raspberry puree!
This breathtaking oceanfront hut has become my favourite place to do my afternoon yoga practice.
I feel so inspired everyday to practice to the music of the ocean waves…❤️