Vegan Chocolate Banana Milkshake


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 this recipe is vegan, naturally gluten-free, and can be made raw


-almond milk (enough to almost cover banana in blender)

-2 dates

-1 ripe banana (you can also use a frozen banana and omit the ice)

-1-2 tsp cocoa powder *this recipe can be made raw using raw cacao

Throw all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.  Serve on ice or alternately  try adding some ice into blender.  Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Waffles

Gluten-Free Waffles

I just made these waffles this morning and they were delicious!  The oat flour gave them a nice, chewy texture and they were very filling – the perfect complement to a lazy Saturday morning. 🙂

Generally I’m a big topping fanatic, but these were actually good without anything on them, and they were so easy to make.  If you want to make them dairy-free, you can use a milk substitute, such as rice, almond, etc.

I found this recipe at:

They’re pretty healthy, too, considering that they’re mostly oat, they don’t have any sugar (maple syrup is used as a sweetener) and you can substitute non-dairy milk for regular milk.  They also use coconut oil instead of butter, which is a superfood that has countless beneficial properties.  You can check out this site for more info on why coconut oil is so good for you.

So, here’s the recipe…


Basically, you just mix together the following ingredients and spoon the batter into your pre-heated waffle iron…then, when ready, top with whipped cream, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, sprinkle them with cinnamon, and drizzle some maple syrup on top!  Yum!  (Or you could top them with YOUR favourite fruits and toppings…I guess it’s up to you 🙂 )


-1 1/2 cups Oat Flour*

-1 Tbs Baking Powder

-Pinch of Salt

-2 Eggs

-1 cup Milk – dairy or nondairy (I used dairy, but according to the site I got the recipe from nondairy works well too)

-2 Tbs Maple Syrup (the maple syrup gives the waffles a divinely sweet hint to them)

-2 Tbs Coconut Oil


*I made my own oat flour (the original recipe suggests this as well) by grinding 2 cups of oats in a food processor.  I left mine a bit chunkier than regular oat flour because I wanted the added texture, but it would probably be a bit more like regular waffle batter consistency if you were to grind the oats finer.  Depends on how much chewing you want to do. 🙂



Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe















 This recipe is gluten-free and vegan

Prep Time: About 1/2 hr.


225 g (uncooked) Quinoa

Cucumber (1 large or a few small)

About 1/4 – 1/2 cup of Peas (frozen)

2 Bell Peppers

Onion – green or red

Fresh Dill


Cook your quinoa as directed on the package.  Chop the onion, cucumber, bell peppers, tomato, and dill.  For the peas, you can either lightly cook them or pour boiling water over them to defrost.  Mix together and enjoy!