Moist blackberry pumpkin bread with amazing banana coconut frosting

Moist blackberry pumpkin bread with amazing banana coconut frosting Who wouldn't want to eat cake that doesn't cause your waistline to expand like the usual suspects do? This cake has zero added sugar and no flour either yet it tastes amazing. It's full of the pumpkin pie spices including cinnamon, clove and nutmeg which mix with the pumpkin to give you that lovely autumnal mix of flavours. The sweetness of the dates, pumpkin, and banana in the frosting (which I am addicted to) serve to make it taste very sweet, but the secret is pairing this natural sweetness with some superhero health [...]

Blueberry muffins for happy arteries

Blueberry muffins for happy arteries I used to think I loved those regular muffins you find at most local coffee shops. But man, once I started researching how to eat for optimal health, I realised they were causing my body to consistently gain weight and be hormonally out of whack. A few years ago I began to explore what was possible when baking using superfoods and incredibly heart-healthy ingredients.  It's not muffins (as an art-form) that are bad, just a few of their ingredients. Suddenly a whole new world opened, and my baking was baaaack.   These blueberry banana muffins [...]

Divine banana pancake recipe for all day energy

Divine banana pancake recipe for all day energy Sunday is pancake day at my house and I love slathering a rich fruity topping over the hotcakes as soon as they're flipped from the pan. You are going to love these. They are hearty, filling, tasty and very satisfying. You only need 1 or 2 to feel full and unlike a typical pancake they won't spike your blood sugar and make you sleepy very soon after eating them! Most pancakes tend to pack on the pounds because they're full of flour and sugar. These ones do the opposite and taste even better! Full of bananas, [...]

Nutty cranberry cake with zesty lime frosting (gluten free)

Nutty cranberry cake with zesty lime frosting (gluten free) Happy boxing day! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a few cranberries kicking around because I know exactly what you're going to want to do with them! MAIN BENEFITS / WHY EAT THIS? Helps you avoid dangerous wheat and sugar while still giving you a  lovely, familiar breakfast or "coffee" cake treat Packed with heart healthy almonds, pecans, coconut oil, oranges, omega 3's (chia), cinnamon, and antioxidant laden cranberries Cranberries are a superfood that you should enjoy year round. As in this recipe, aim to eat the whole [...]

Blender pancakes with oatmeal and banana (gluten free, heart-healthy)

Blender pancakes with oatmeal and banana (gluten free, heart-healthy) It’s Day 2 of Oat Week at The Curious Giraffe! I am a sucker for pancakes. I think it's because they drop me right into "weekend mode". But the regular wheat-y kind give me a sugar low about 20 minutes after eating them, and all I want to do is take a nap on the couch! So much for Saturday afternoon! Blender pancakes with oatmeal and banana (gluten free, heart-healthy) These oatmeal pancakes taste better to me than the original (egads, is it possible?) They are full of heart friendly goodness as well as [...]