Vegan Apple Oat Protein Muffins

Crazy times over here, guys! I had a bunch of posts planned for the last two weeks and whaddya know, I didn’t get to any of them! Yikes! But it’s a-ok, the reason I’ve been a little busy lately is my husband and I made the decision to purchase our apartment so we were working…

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Vegan Apple Oat Protein Muffins with Chocolate Chips - Gluten-Free

Chocolate Chip Chia Seed Granola Bars

Vegan Chocolate Chip Chia Seed Granola Bars - No baking and just a handful of simple ingredients needed!

This was my second try making these bars and I’m glad I re-attempted because I love the addition of chia seeds in this version. They give a nice little crunch and add some extra nutrition. I love chia seeds, they are definitely a kitchen staple at my house. I usually just use them for chia seed…

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Raw Hemp Seed Maca Balls

Raw Hemp Seed Maca Balls - Just a few ingredients, vegan gluten-free. A perfect, energizing, healthy snack!

Have you guys ever used maca before? I’m a big fan and I add it to my diet 4 or 5 times a week for it’s wonderful health benefits. Maca is a root plant native to Peru, sometimes called “Peruvian ginseng.” It’s grown at high altitudes in the mountains of Peru and is most commonly available…

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Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas

Homeade Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas

Homemade roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds, if you’re unfamiliar) are officially my new favourite thing. I always have raw pepitas in the cupboard and eat them as a snack almost every day. I don’t know why it took me this long to roast them, especially when you only need a smidgen of oil and the flavour variations…

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Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie with Adams Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie with Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter - Vegan #adamsPB #naturalupside

You guys know I love my peanut butter and I share a lot of peanut butter recipes here at Running on Real Food. Well, lucky for me I’m teaming up with Adams once again to bring you new recipes and hang out with them at some upcoming Vancouver events. This coming weekend I’ll be joining the…

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My Favourite Pre-Workout: MCT Oil Bulletproof Coffee

Amazing Frothy MCT Oil Bulletproof Coffee - The perfect, natural vegan pre-workout!!

This drink may seem a little strange to you at first but I really can’t recommend it enough. I’ve been having a variation of it every morning for a few months now and I’ve noticed a huge increase in energy, especially in my early morning workouts. Essentially, I’m using this as a pre-workout and it’s…

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Favourite Things: February 2015 + $100 Natural Calm Giveaway

Running on Real Food Favourite Things February 2015 Edition

Wow, 2015 is shaping up to be another speedy year, isn’t it? It’s almost March, can you believe it?! That means we’re almost one quarter of the way through this year. How are you coming along with your goals and resolutions for this year? Are you still on track to reach everything you set out…

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Free Calmful Balance eGuide + Chocolate Chia Smoothie

Chocolate Chia Smoothie + Free Copy of Calmful Balance

Who couldn’t use a little more calm in their life? I know I sure could! When I was recently contacted by the team at Natural Vitality to review and share their beautiful new eGuide, Calmful Balance, as well as try their popular supplement, Natural Calm, I jumped at the chance. I’ve always been an advocate for…

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Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Mousse Stuffed Dates

Vegan Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Mousse Stuffed Dates

That recipe name is a mouthful, isn’t it? But how else to describe these insanely decadent treats. My goodness, the melt-in-your-mouth factor is outta control with these little morsels. They’re like, that roll your eyes, oooh and ahhhh kinda good. Yesterday, I made the peanut butter mousse portion of this recipe for a dessert but…

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2 Years Later: My Advice for New Bloggers

2 Years Later: My Advice to New Bloggers

It’s hard to believe, but Running on Real Food just had it’s two year anniversary at the end of January! With two years of experience behind me, I wanted to share a bit of advice for new bloggers. During the last 2 years blogging was very much a hobby that didn’t always receive priority in my…

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Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Balls

No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Pie Balls

Guys, please come over and help me eat all the snacks I’ve been making for the blog…someone? Anyone?! I can’t stop. They’re too good! I better start taking some to work instead of indulging ummmm….pre-breakfast, snack time, after work, dessert…anytime. I totally didn’t just eat two as a pre-dinner snack as I type this. Okay,…

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Bell Pepper and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Bell Pepper and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing - Vegan

Can you guys tell I love chickpeas, lemon and tahini? Or maybe it’s just convenient to limit myself to a certain selection of ingredients each week. Ya, that’s it. I’ll go with that. Okay, never mind…I love chickpeas, lemon and tahini! They are some of my favourite ingredients and I use them a lot over…

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8 Days on Koh Lanta, Thailand

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Oh, Koh Lanta. How I long for those 8 perfect days we spent lazing about your beautiful beaches, enjoying happy hour cocktails over epic sunsets and exploring all your hidden gems. After a recent trip to Thailand, this tranquil little island on the Andaman Sea was quickly added to my list of favourite places. My husband…

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11 Tips for Early Morning Workouts

11 Tips for Early Morning Workouts

I love working out first thing in the morning and I’ve been doing it for just about as long as I remember. I swam growing up so it was 5:30 am swim practice weekday and Saturday mornings…gross. As yucky as that was for a teenager, it helped set a lifelong habit of early morning workouts…

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