keto coconut protein Cups

10-minute keto coconut protein cups!!๐ŸŒด 

This week Iโ€™ve whipped up some uber delish #KETO coconut protein โ€˜cupsโ€™ (more like rectangles, actually). PSA: As of the past few weeks Iโ€™ve been totally sold on the whole ketogenic trend. As a result of listening to 100,000 health podcasts & reading a trillion blogs on the subject, Iโ€™m incorporating MORE high-quality fat into my diet on the daily & somewhat attempting to mimick the #BulletproofDiet rage. It's only week two of intermittent fasting where I only drink that interesting grass-fed butter coffee + brain octane oil concoction till about 1230-2p. Surprisingly, Iโ€™m not even starving by the time itโ€™s okay to eat again ๐Ÿค”. In addition to upping the fat, Iโ€™ve SUBSTANTIALLY lowered my carbohydrates intake to between 30-50g /day (like how). Tbh not sure how & when Iโ€™m expecting to see results, but will keep you posted if I notice any significant changes in cognitive function or physicality. This is something that I find super interesting and that Iโ€™ve been curious about trying for a while. For some reason I could never rationalize such an extreme diet overhaul and actually bite the bullet (bulletproof, get it..) and try this out for myself! Talk is cheap, I'm diving into this head on and will update y'all with my progress (if any!).


ingredients (makes 16-18 cups) 

  • 1.5 unsweetened coconut, baked + shredded
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c softened coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 sc vegan vanilla protein powder (I use NitroFusion)
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 2 tsp stevia 


Pre heat oven to 350 F. Spread the shredded coconut evenly throughout a baking sheet lined with tin foil or parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until coconut shreds reach a golden brown colour.

Next, place baked coconut shreds into your Vitamix or food processor. Blend the shreds on high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you reach a smoother consistency. *NOTE: you may need to stop the blender and scrap the sides once or twice!

Next, add in warmed coconut oil, vanilla extract, peanut butter, chia seeds, protein powder, macca power + stevia & blend on high speed for another 1 minute or so. By now, you should have a smooth(er) + more runny consistency.

Spray your ice cube tray with a light layer of coconut oil (more?, I know right) then simply pour the blended mixture into each cube, almost filling it up to the top.

Lastly, place the ice cube tray into your freezer for an hour or until the cups become solid. 

Keep refrigerated & consume GENEROUSLY!! 

Love Belly xoxo ๐Ÿ’˜โœจ 


NO BAKE protein *winterized* fat balls

Some of my most favourite recipes to make are the ones which involve very little effort or mess- can I get an AMEN?! Nothing makes me happier then creating a recipe that has ZERO baking components. Call me lazy (or crazy), but for the most part I believe the simpler the recipe, the better when in the kitchen.

Lucky for me (and hopefully for you) these no bake winterized protein fat balls hit the spot and take about 10 minutes total to make (pretty ideal, eh?). The combination of warming pumpkin pure, dates, spices and nut melody make these balls the most irresistable snacking combo. They're a tasty win-win for all.


Makes 14-18 balls

Dry Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup unsalted cashews, whole
  • 1/2 cup unsalted almonds, whole
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 2 tbsp flax seed, whole
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 3 tbsp vegan vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp stevia
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbs chia seeds

wet Ingredients 

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened pumpkin pure (not filling!!)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 2 tbsp raw organic honey

Top with some so delicious dairy-free coconut whip and you got yourself some snacks for days (or minutes if you're like me!).  So easy, so tasty, SO dreamyyyyy. I literally ate 14 within 2 days and didn't share #noregrets hehe.

Enjoy bellies <3 xo


creamy, healthy cinnamon toast crunch smoothie (bowl)

Winter or not, smoothie bowls have been my STAPLE breakfast meal for the past few months or so. Aren't I sick of them yet? Actually no. Keyah and I are constantly playing with different variations for smoothies in the kitchen- whether the smoothie ingredients themself or even the toppings, we're always changing it up!!


My personal favourite this winter is definitely this dessert inspired cinnamon toast crunch smoothie. It's packed full of protein, fibre and healthy fats. You could even add some sweet potato into the mix to make it that much more filling for breakfast or lunch (admittedly, I've even eaten this for dinner lol).

 This healthy take on cinnamon toast crunch cereal is one that gives me all the warm and fuzzy feels. Cinnamon has SO many health benefits so I try including it in as many of my recipes as possible. Some of cinnamon's most powerful benefits include; antioxidant rich, anti inflammatory properties, decrease the risk of heart disease and lowers blood sugar levels.


Cinnamon Toast Crunch Smoothie


  • 1/2 c gluten free quick oats
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp ginger, ground
  • 2 tbsp yellow macca
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein 
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seed powder 
  • 1 tbsp stevia 
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

+ 1/2 handful ice

*optional: cacao powder, sweet potato, frozen cauliflower

All thats left to do is top this supercharged smoothie with all your favourites. I like to add some cut up fresh fruit such as bananas or strawberries, low sugar granola and definitely much more cinnamon.

Enjoy bellies! <3


I like you so matcha

...isn't that what everyone's saying these days? What is matcha and why the heck is everyone so obsessed with it as of late? It's being used in lattes, oats, baking and even cocktails! After doing some much needed research on the product myself, I've come to learn that matcha is actually an ancient trend that has recently made it's way back in popularity.

Matcha is an ancient Japanese greentea in powder form that is said to have amazing effects on the human body. For some, drinking matcha is a great alternative to coffee as it still contains caffeine (53 to 72 milligrams per serving, to be exact) but leaves you without feeling the jitters you may experience while drinking traditional coffee.

Why should you love matcha?

Well for one, the colour is naturally so pure and green it's really fun to play with (or is that just me?). Matcha is also known to have a ton of antioxidant rich properties that have been said to combat certain types of cancers (anti-cancer effects, if you will) through the high concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Matcha also compliments fat burning by lowering blood glucose levels and boosting antioxidant activity.

So, if you aren't sold on the magic green beverage yet, try out this recipe for a homemade matcha latte and then let me know ;)


  • 1 cup almond milk (or any nut milk!)
  • 1 *heaping* spoon matcha powder (I used David's Tea)
  • 1/2 cup boiled hot water
  • 1 teaspoon stevia (recommended as I find matcha quite bitter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or peppermint extract (optional, but better!)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Combine ingredients together in blender and mix on high speed for 2-minutes or until frothy. Pour into your favourite instagramable mug & enjoy! xx

all about diy almond milk

Let's talk about DIY almond milk for a second because I mean, it's friggen bomb! I'm always game to create any milk substitutes when possible- how do you feel about traditional cow's milk?


  • 1 cup almonds (raw, unsalted & soaked overnight)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (+ maybe a little more...)
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Place soaked almonds and water into the Vitamix and secure lid
  2.  Add remaining ingredients into your Vitamix
  3. Turn on Vitamix. Select variable increase speed slowly from 1 to 10 for approximately 1 - 1.5 minute
  4. OPTIONAL: Strain through cheesecloth or nut milk bag (I personally do not strain- the pulp has all the fibre!)
  5. Enjoy!!! <3 

avo on toast

Is this trend dead? I think i missed the stop on the avo toast train. Even still- avocado toast is probably one of my MOST favourite (aka easiest) meals I make. It literally takes 2 seconds but amounts to 2.5 hours of happiness (zero exaggeration)...

DO IT! (what you'll need)

  • ACE Bakery organic ground flax toast
  • LIBERTE 0% plain greek yogurt
  • mashed avocado
  • pink salt
  • cumin
  • roasted pumpkin seeds

Smash it all together and voila! Delicious avo on toast coming right up.




cookie queen!

I still crave chocolate & sweets (of course) but today i'm in the mood for a homemade healthy substitution straight out of KyKy's kitchen.

Enter: Guilt free, not-too-sweet, GLUTEN-FREE, pumpkin + oatmeal + flax cookies. perfect little bite-sized cookies full of pure blissssss. Great for a post workout pick me up or 3pm energy slump. bonus: very quick & easy to make!


Yeilds: about 20 cookies


  • 2 cups GLUTEN-FREE oats
  • 1 cup flax meal, ground
  • 1 egg, WHISKED
  • 2 large bananas (ripe/mashed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 package stevia


  • pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mash both bananas until well combined.
  • Next, stir all remaining ingredients together until evenly mixed and moist.
  • Line your baking sheet with a layer of coconut oil to avoid sticking to the bottom of the sheet.
  • Use a spoon to grab the mixture and then flatten batter to desired thickness and shape (cookies will not expand upon baking).
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool and store in an airtight container to preserve freshness.

pancake breakfast vibes

itโ€™s gonnaโ€™ be a gooooood dayโ€ฆ probably because these little delights put me into the best mood of all time. Sometimes, when you literally canโ€™t imagine eating another egg for breakfast, making them into pancakes works just fine.


  • 1 free range egg
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp flax, ground
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (or moreโ€ฆ 1 tbsp is conservative)
  • 1 tbsp white chia seeds
  • 20 g (1/2 scoop) vanilla isolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (for cooking)


  1. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil onto your skillet and heat on medium to high heat
  2. In a bowl, mix all wet pancake ingredients together (very important to mash your banana first before mixing in other wet ingredients)
  3. in a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together
  4. Fold bowl of wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir together till smooth
  5. Take a large kitchen spoon and scoop the pancake batter from the bowl and place it in the center of your skillet
  6. allow the batter to heat for 2-3 minutes (Or until you see small bubbles on the top) and then flip and repeat until you run out of pancake batter

Top with your choice of fresh fruit, granola, cinnamon, etc. Don't forget to enjoy!


Amaze-bowl... Amaze-balls... same same.

Let's talk about breakfast. Probably the most important (and delicious) meal of the day! This bowl of weekend goodness has you feeling full, energized and content for hours and hours. If you've been following my blog for a while (or not) you can easily see that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. My perfect weekend morning consists of getting up nice and early (around 7am), hitting up my favorite 8am yoga class (thank you miss maggie), taking a quick shower and while my hair is in mid-dry mode, i start my quest for the perfect breakfast - both equally tasty and aesthetically appealing. It's literally full kitchen take-over at my abode through the weekend. My most crave-able breakfast item of the moment is this overnight oatmeal, but on steroids. See below for the how-to & ingredients!


  • 1/2 cup quick organic oats
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds, white
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground (+ more if you love cinnamon as much as i do!)
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp flax, ground
  • 1 tbsp coconut, shredded
  • hand full of blueberries


  • Using a fork start by mashing your 1/2 ripe banana in a small bowl.
  • Next, mix in oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, 2 tbsp chia seeds & stevia
  • allow the "ono" mixture to combine & set in your refrigerator overnight (or for 4-6 hours)
  • In the morning, remove your creation & top your oats off with sliced banana, chia seeds, flax, coconut shreds & blueberries!

*taking photos is also highly recommended... I heard it makes it taste better, too! ;)


Smoothie Sunday!

The only reason my friends come over to visit me is when I offer to make them food.... haha, I guess I set myself up for this by offering in the first place!!

This Sunday's Smoothie Bowl is filled with a mixture of blueberries, blackberries, banana, strawberry, mango, shredded coconut, vanilla protein powder, white chia seeds, almond milk & ice cubes! Super simple but super delish. Offer to make it for your friends and I'm sure you will have more visitors!


apple pumpkin spiced (overnight) Oatmeal

Don't cha want some?


  • 1/2 cup quick organic oats
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1/3 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts


Start by mashing your banana together in a mason jar or small container. Next, mix in all above ingredients, then allow the mixture to set in your refrigerator overnight while the flavors combine together. In the morning sprinkle your oats with some additional cinnamon & enjoy!

Happy brekkie!! xo

An omelette a day....

Three things I will never get sick of = overnight oatmeal, paleo pancakes & omelettes (yes, i do realize that all are breakfast foods)! Kylie's picture perfect weekend breakfast = veggie omelette stuffed with green peppers, red onion, tomato, egg whites & salsa with avocado and lemon on the side! You just can't beat it.


Blackberry banana paleo pancakes

Hell friggen YES! Felt like embodying a little bit of my "creative edge" this afternoon and BAM! out popped these Paleo friendly pancakes for the win! No other way to spend a Saturday (in my option) then in the kitchen making something deeeeelish! These ones are blackberry banana flavor & drizzled with a blackberry currant lemon sauce! 

 pancake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 4 free-range eggs, whisked
  • 1 ripe banana, medium sized
  • 1/2c blackberries, whole
  • 1 package/tbsp stevia (2 if you want em' super sweet like i do!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed, ground
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • coconut oil (for skillet)
  • splash of almond milk (if consistency is still too thick)

Lemon Sauce ingredients

  • lemon
  • blackberry


  1. Place skillet on medium heat & add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  2. Add wet ingredients together in a mixing bowl and blend using a whisk or fork (try not to completely mash the blackberries or your pancakes will be completely purple/blue colour!)
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the all dry ingredients together
  4. Fold both wet and dry ingredients together and then whisk till smooth
  5. Spoon batter 1 tablespoon at a time onto skillet (add coconut oil to skillet as necessary)
  6. After 1-2 minutes flip pancake with bubbles appear
  7. Repeat step #5 till all batter runs out
  8. Transfer pancakes onto a warm plate and top them off with blackberry currant lemon sauce, strawberries and fresh banana slices!

Have a beautiful blissful day xo

Pancake Sunday~

Cacao CASHEW paleo pancakes

Serves: 3


  • 2 free-range eggs + 1/4 cup organic egg whites
  • 1 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews, whole
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp flax seed, ground
  • 1 tsp stevia, powder
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 20 g (1/2 scoop) vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbsp cacao nibs, chopped

+ coconut oil for cooking


  1. In a food processor (or Vitamix), pulse cashews until finely ground
  2. Pulse in baking soda, then pulse in eggs, banana, and vanilla until very smooth
  3. Stir in chocolate cacao nibs by hand
  4. Heat coconut oil in skillet over medium heat
  5. Spoon batter 1 tablespoon at a time onto skillet
  6. Flip pancakes when bubbles form
  7. Cook for about a minute on second side
  8. Serves best with organic maple syrup, dairy-free coconut whip cream & granola!!

These are sure to make you feel *blissful* !! Enjoy xo

Smoothie bowl to soothe the soul

probably Couldn't get more blissful than this...


Serves: two large smoothie bowls


  • 1 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1/2 cup pitted cherries, frozen
  • 2 large handfuls spinach
  • 2 1/2 cups cup non dairy almond milk
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 handful ice cubes


  • banana, sliced
  • kiwi, sliced
  • goji berries
  • granola
  • flax seed, ground
  • coconut, shredded
  • hemp hearts


  1. Place spinach, flax seeds, ripe banana, avocado and non-dairy milk into your Vitamix/blender and puree until smooth.
  2.  Next, add all frozen ingredients including; blueberries, strawberries, pitted cherries & ice cubes and blend (don't puree too much! It's nice to have some texture to the smoothie bowl)
  3. Pour your smoothie into a white bowl (for the photo, obviously!)
  4. Lastly, add some fun and colourful toppings to your smoothie bowl creation!
  5. Enjoy immediately aka don't wait too long or it will melt! ;)

Oldie but goodie!

Carrot x Almond Butter Bliss Balls

Frankly I've missed these bad boys. I'm totally obsessed with carrots. Carrots and dip, carrot smoothies, carrot cake; to name a few! I use to make all sorts ofdifferent "bliss balls" but to be honest they've got pretty damn expensive! When you think about it, they all contain super overpriced nuts, seeds, butters and other expensive gluten-free, vegan, paleo, sugar-free ingredients lol... Even though they break the bank, it's totally worth it to know all of the ingredients I'm eating in my healthy treat. Plus, I do really enjoy making these little guys on a Sunday afternoon then saving them to snack on for the week... I hope you enjoy too!

Serves: 22 balls


  • 5 long stemmed carrots
  • 1 cup quick organic oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 3 tablespoons flax seed meal, ground
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup raw almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk


  1. Pulse ingredients in your blender (I used my Vitamix) or food processor for one minute or until you have reached a thick/chunky consistency.
  2. Next, line a baking sheet with a light layer of virgin coconut oil or wax paper.
  3. Using your hands start creating small 1-inch ball formations.
  4. Place each bliss ball on the baking sheet and allow them to set in your refrigerator for a couple hours prior to eating!
  5. Remove and enjoy!!!

The Blissful Belly


raw cacao energy balls!

The words healthy & chocolate are like music to my ears! Eat these raw cacao energy bites guilt-free and thank me later ;)



  • 1 1/2 cups (dry) old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  •  3 tablespoons chocolate (gluten-free) peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate (vegan) protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, slivered
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 package or tablespoon stevia 
  • 2 tablespoon cashews, chopped 
  • pinch of sea salt 
  • coconut oil to roll


  1. Stir ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix together until combined.
  2. Transfer ingredients from mixing bowl into your Vitamix or food processing machine.
  3. Pulse mixture until you reach your desired consistency *careful! you do not want them too liquidy/smooth in texture or they won't roll well!
  4. Remove mix from your Vitamix/ food processor and place in a bowl
  5. Refrigerate and allow to set for 15 - 30 minutes
  6. Remove from fridge and using warm hands, roll mix into small 1-inch balls.
  7. Recipe makes 12-15 balls.


overnight peppermint chocolate chip oatmeal

Not usually the biggest peppermint chocolate fan but hey, I was feeling a little bit festive. Is anyone else freaking out that it's DECEMBER 6th?! Where has this year even gone? Anyway, one of my favourite style of overnight oatmeal thus far! The mixture of peppermint, milk chocolate, almond milk & cacao nibs makes this oatmeal simply irresistible!! I've had quite a few requests for this recipe so here it is... Enjoy my friends & happy Sunday :)


  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup quick oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons milk chocolate protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon white chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs 
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 - 1 cup almond milk 

Optional: vanilla extract, raw cacao powder, greek yogurt


  • Using a fork, begin mashing the banana in a sealed container, bowl or mason jar
  • Next add all of the dry ingredients into the same bowl and stir until all ingredients are combined
  • Lastly, pour your choice of almond milk overtop and continue to stir the ingredients together
  • Seal the oatmeal bowl with saran wrap or lid & allow the ingredients to set in the refrigerator overnight
  • In the morning remove the overnight oatmeal from the refrigerator & top with greek yogurt and cacao nibs!

- the blissful belly xo

paleo x pumpkin pancakes

Yes, another pumpkin recipe delight... I just can't get enough ;) I never really liked pumpkin as a kid but it's now one of my most recent  food obsessions... I find myself ordering pumpkin at every place I can.

These paleo pumpkin pancakes are especially yummy. Give em' a try!

Recipe is as follows; Yields: 3 pancakes


  • 3 whole free-range eggs
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce (this one was homemade)
  • 1 tbsp maple extract
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin pure
  • 2 packets stevia (or another sweetener)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp almond meal


  1. Place a non stick pan on med-high heat and add a teaspoon of coconut oil. Allow the coconut oil to melt onto the pan.
  2. Mix all of your wet ingredients together; 3 eggs, apple sauce, maple extract & pumpkin pure in a medium sized bowl using a whisk or fork.
  3. Next, in a separate bowl, mix the following dry ingredients together; stevia, cinnamon, baking soda and almond meal.
  4. Fold both wet and dry ingredients together and whisk till smooth.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop the mixture and create medium sized circles on the skillet with about 1/3 of the pancake batter. (you may need to add more coconut oil onto the skillet for the next pancake to avoid sticking)
  6. After 1-3 minutes check on the pancake (lift up one side) to see if the edges have become a golden brown colour, if so flip it to the opposite side and cook for an additional 1-3 minutes. (Little bubbles may appear on the top of the pancake when it is ready to be flipped over)
  7. Repeat step # 5 until batter runs out.
  8. Transfer pancakes onto a warm plate and top them with maple syrup, cinnamon & pumpkin seeds!

Enjoy xoxo:)

Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie



The time has come again - Friday, that is! Thank gosh for the weekend. The past couple of weeks have been beyond killer and sadly I haven't created enough time to post a couple of my new recipes.

So, here's a new one for ya :)



  • 2 cups. organic frozen strawberries
  • 1 small frozen banana 
  • 1/2 scoop creamy french vanilla protein 
  • 2.5 cups. creamy cashew milk
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup quick organic oats
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. maca powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax meal
  • 1 tbsp. hemp hearts 
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. organic maple syrup  

+ blend with 1 cup ice & enjoy!!

Happy weekend