The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Splendid Protein Hot Chocolate

’Tis the season! Hot chocolate and marshmallows are a must after playing in the snow or getting cold tobogganing. Here’s a protein-filled super chocolate-y mix I threw together that I’d like to share with you. Ingredients: 10oz of boiling water 1 tbsp of your favourite hot... Continue Reading

Healthy Toddler-Approved Breakfast

I have a theory based on an observational study of my healthiest friends and colleagues over the years.  My friends and colleagues I’ve seen maintain what I would refer to as the most consistent and long-term health have mostly all eaten oatmeal / porridge as a staple breakfast. I am quite sure... Continue Reading

Pumpkin No-Cheese Mini Cheesecakes

Halloween may be over, but I'm not quite ready to let go of pumpkin recipes! I think we can keep the pumpkin going until at least the end of November, don't you agree? Today I'm sharing a delicious recipe for pumpkin no-cheese mini cheesecakes which are so rich and satisfying, you would never... Continue Reading

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall has arrived! There is something so magical about this time of year; the feeling of new beginnings is in the air, and the changing leaves and fall colours makes for a such a beautiful backdrop. And did I mention pumpkins? And pumpkin spice everything? There's nothing that screams fall more than... Continue Reading

What to do with all that Rhubarb!?

Rhubarb has fiber, vitamin K, antioxidants from Vitamin C and A. Best of all, it's a low maintenance vegetable, comes back each year and tastes better the older the plant gets. This plant needs to be celebrated indeed! I love the tartness of rhubarb but having said that, I also like it paired with... Continue Reading

Matcha Mornings

We have heard time and time again about the antioxidant value and health benefits of green tea. But what about matcha green tea? The process of making matcha involves finely grinding green tea leaves into a powder, which you then whisk or blend into a hot liquid. Ingesting the full leaf instead of... Continue Reading

Applesauce: 5-Ingredients Only!

5-ingredient applesauce, anyone? For anyone that knows me, they know that apples sprinkled with cinnamon is one of my favourite snacks! This applesauce is perfect to pair with nut or seed butters as well as a vanilla coconut ice cream (yum!!!). And it’s also allergy-friendly. NO GLUTEN, DAIRY... Continue Reading

Delicious grain and dairy free pancakes

These delicious and nutritious pancakes are a wonderful addition to any weekend routine! They are definitely a staple in my household - simple, yet so tasty. Ingredients: 2 bananas 6 tablespoons of shredded coconut 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of coconut oil Steps: Mash banana in a bowl until... Continue Reading

No Bake Gluten-free Paleo Protein Balls

If you tend to snack after dinner, these are the perfect goodies to try. High in protein, fat, and (most importantly) flavour, these protein balls send the signal to your brain that you are full, thereby decreasing the simple carbohydrate snack cravings (chips, chocolate, cookies…you know the... Continue Reading

3 Dairy and Gluten-Free Kid Friendly Breakfast Recipes

Finding food that you and your children can enjoy and that is also nutritionally dense can be difficult. Here are 3 breakfast ideas that are always devoured by all members of our household (including the dog, if we’d let her). When feeding my child (and myself) I need to consider food... Continue Reading