Cinnamon Vanilla Simple Syrup

  • 3 TB coconut sugar
  • 3 TB water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Small pinch of sea salt

Combine sugar and water in a stainless steel pan and cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the vanilla, cinnamon and salt and swirl to combine. Simmer over low heat for about a minute to thicken slightly. Remove from the heat and enjoy!

Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee

Brew coffee using your preferred method. Add simple syrup to hot coffee and stir to combine. Top with frothed milk! So yum!

Lemon Oat Bars

Bars:

  • 2 TB butter
  • 2 TB almond butter
  • 4 TB coconut sugar
  • 1 TB maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used coconut milk this time)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cassava
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup flax seeds

Glaze:

  • 2 TB butter
  • 1 TB honey
  • 1 TB + 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • Small pinch sea salt

Set the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a __ baking dish

Bars:

Brown the butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Once browned, add to a bowl with the almond butter. Whisk to combine. Add the coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla and lemon. Whisk to combine. Allow to come to room temperature. Whisk in the egg. Whisk in the milk in two additions.

To make oat flour, grind oats in a blender or food processor. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in two additions, folding with a spatula to combine.

Pour the batter into the greased baking dish and bake about ____ minutes, until the center is set.

Glaze:

Brown the butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Once browned, pour the butter into a bowl and add the honey, coconut sugar and lemon. Whisk to combine. Pour the glaze over the warm Lemon Oat Bars. Enjoy!

Eats

Green smoothie and eggs with chicken sausage. Smoothies are made with water, banana, 3 handfuls mixed greens, lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt, hemp seeds and frozen tropical fruit. Chicken sausage is browned in extra virgin olive oil with sea salt and black pepper. I scrambled a few eggs with a pinch of salt directly in the sausage pan.

Salad with chicken and veggies! I tossed some mixed greens with sea salt, lemon juice and Brightland extra virgin olive oil. I added roasted chicken, bell peppers, avocado dressed with sea salt and lemon, some hard Parmesan-like cheese and a quick cabbage and carrot pickle (cabbage, carrot, garlic, chili, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and coconut sugar) to this awesome salad!

Smoothie with cheesy eggs! Green smoothie made with water, banana, 3 handfuls greens, lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt, hemp seeds and frozen mixed berries. I browned chicken sausage and added eggs and a bit of cheddar cheese. I served the eggs with avocado dressed in lemon juice and sea salt!

Salad with bacon and Gouda! I tossed mixed greens with sea salt, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. I topped the salad with bell peppers, bacon, olive oil roasted potatoes, hard aged Gouda cheese and my quick pickle (cabbage, carrot, garlic, chili, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and coconut sugar).

Breakfast egg and veggie quesadilla! I cooked onions down in extra virgin olive oil with sea salt, pepper and a bit of honey. I added red peppers, parsley, quick cabbage and carrot pickle, and eggs and cooked until the scrambled eggs started to maintain a shape. Then I topped a toasted Siete tortilla with the egg mixture and some finely microplaned hard Gouda. I completed the quesadilla with another tortilla and baked until it was done. This was yum, but the tortilla didn’t get crunchy enough.

Quick chicken salad! I had a couple chicken thighs leftover from last night so I combined them with parsley, cucumbers, bell peppers and an avocado yogurt mixture (coconut yogurt, avocado, sea salt, pepper, lemon juice, chili and a bit of honey). This was delicious!

Coffee and Tea

Coffee and milk! I brewed Purity Coffee in the French press and combined it with whole milk.

Coffee and cacao milk! I brewed Purity Cofffee in the French press and combined it with Real Good cacao almond milk for a yummy mocha.

Tea with a bit of honey and mint! I brewed Pique tea and added a bit of honey and mint. I poured it over ice and stored it in the fridge for some refreshing iced tea.

Eats

Smoothie made with water, banana, mixed greens, hemp seeds, flax seeds, sea salt, lemon juice, frozen mango and collagen.

Spring rolls made with bell peppers, scrambled eggs and rice noodles. Dipping sauce made with peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, miso, water, chili and maple syrup.

Big cookies made with butter, coconut sugar, egg, vanilla, sea salt, all purpose flour, baking soda and chocolate chunks!

Rice paper filled with green eggs. Green eggs made with a vegan pesto (parsley, mint, garlic, lemon juice and zest, extra virgin olive oil, toasted pumpkin seeds, sea salt and nutritional yeast) whisked into eggs.

Smoothie made with water, banana, mixed greens, frozen blueberries, hemp seeds, flax seeds, lemon juice, sea salt and vanilla bone broth powder.

Mashed potato pancakes made with mashed potatoes (potatoes, coconut yogurt, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, sheeps milk cheese and pepper), eggs and brown rice flour. I served these with a salad and eggs.

Iced Mocha

Fill coffee cup 2/3 of the way with room temperature coffee. Add a few ice cubes and pour Quick Chocolate Almond Milk over coffee. Stir to combine. Enjoy!

Quick Chocolate Almond Milk

  • 3 TB almond butter
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • A small pinch sea salt
  • 2 TB maple syrup
  • 1 TB cacao powder

Blend almond butter and water in a blender until very well combined. Pour almond milk through a strainer. Rinse the blender out with water and discard the pulp. Pour the almond milk into the blender and add the vanilla, salt, maple syrup and cacao. Blend until combined and enjoy!

Eats

Potatoes roasted in extra virgin olive oil with salt and pepper. I made a veggie sauce in the food processor with famers market veggies (onion, garlic, zucchini, jalapeños, red chiles), lemon juice and zest, sea salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and extra virgin olive oil. I whisked the veggie sauce with some eggs and poured it over the roasted potatoes. I baked until it was set and it was super yum!

Fennel and onion rice dish that I ended up serving with roasted chicken and broccoli. The fennel rice was made with extra virgin olive oil, onions, fennel, sea salt, pepper, white rice, homemade chicken stock (water, chicken, carrots, onions and rosemary) and lemon juice.

Waffles made with almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, eggs, butter and chocolate chips. I topped the waffles with bananas, maple syrup and chocolate chips.

Smoothie made with water, spinach, banana, frozen mangos, cucumber, lemon juice, flax seeds, hemp seeds, sea salt and collagen. This is one of the tastiest green smoothie combinations in existence!!

Chocolate granola bars made with oats, walnuts, flax seeds, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, sea salt, cacao powder, butter and chocolate chips. I topped the bars with some extra melted chocolate chips.

This was my first take on this recipe. I thought making some Chocolate and Peanut Butter Granola Bars would be fun! These were delicious, but I rolled them too thin and they are a bit dry. I will try again and add a touch more butter and some coconut milk. I am also going to add some baking soda next time to try to achieve a better texture.