Instead of Resolutions

Instead of Resolutions

  Instead of Resolutions   Hello 2019, I hope you are enjoying the New Year. I wanted to take some time to talk about resolutions, and share a bit about why I don’t believe in setting them and have a different approach instead. As some of you may know (or...
Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2018

It’s beginning to look (and feel!) a lot like Christmas!  Are you starting to think about what to get everyone on your list?   Spoil your loved ones this Holiday Season with the gift of health, while supporting local stores in Calgary...
Blue Coconut Lemon Smoothie Bowl

Blue Coconut Lemon Smoothie Bowl

Print Blue Coconut Lemon Smoothie Bowl Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Smoothie: ½ avocado A handful of spinach ½ cup whole pineapple shelled out ¼ cup unsweetened coconut cream 3 tbsp Yoso coconut yogurt ½ cup frozen mango ½ tsp blue Majik...
Kiwi Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl

Kiwi Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl

Print Kiwi Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 2 fresh kiwis 1 dragonfruit cut of the flesh frozen 1 frozen banana 3 tbsp Yoso coconut yogurt 3 tbsp coconut cream ½ avocado 1 cup fresh or frozen spinach 1 tbsp collagen...
Superfood Watermelon Smoothie

Superfood Watermelon Smoothie

Print Superfood Watermelon Smoothie Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 6 – 8 chunks of frozen watermelon 1 frozen banana 1 scoop Red superfoods powder A handful of frozen strawberries 3 tbsp coconut cream 3 tbsp Yoso unsweetened coconut...
Strawberry Pitaya Smoothie

Strawberry Pitaya Smoothie

Print Strawberry Pitaya Smoothie Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 5 frozen cherries A handful of strawberries 2 tsp Pitaya powder 3 tbsp coconut cream ¼ cup coconut milk 3 tbsp Yoso unsweetened yogurt 2 tsp Collagen ½ avocado Instructions...
Pitaya Pink & Coconut White Smoothie Bowl

Pitaya Pink & Coconut White Smoothie Bowl

Print Pitaya Pink & Coconut White Smoothie Bowl Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Pink Smoothie: 1 frozen banana A handful of frozen strawberries 2 tsp pitaya powder ¼ cup coconut cream 3 tbsp Yoso Unsweetened coconut yogurt 1 tsp...
Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Print Peaches and Cream Smoothie Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients A handful of frozen peaches 3 tbsp coconut cream ¼ cup of coconut milk 3 tbsp Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt 2 tsp Collagen Fresh peach slices for garnish Instructions Blend...
Banana Blue Smoothie Bowl

Banana Blue Smoothie Bowl

Print Banana Blue Smoothie Bowl Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients Main Ingredients: 1.5 frozen bananas A handful of frozen mango 1 tsp organic lemon extract 3 tbsp Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt 1 scoop e3live blue majik 1 tsp collagen Topping...
Blue Pea Blackberry Smoothie

Blue Pea Blackberry Smoothie

Print Blue Pea Blackberry Smoothie Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients A handful of frozen blackberries A handful of frozen blueberries 1 tsp blue pea powder 1 frozen banana 2 tsp collagen 3 tbsp coconut cream 3 tbsp Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt ½ cup...
Lavender Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Lavender Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Print Lavender Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 Lavender tea bag steeped in ½ cup coconut milk A handful of frozen blackberries A handful of frozen blueberries ½ avocado 1/2 tsp organic lemon extract A handful...
Festive Holiday Hot Chocolate Spoons

Festive Holiday Hot Chocolate Spoons

Print Festive Holiday Hot Chocolate Spoons Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 5 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Chocolate: 1 cup 100% pure dark chocolate (unsweetened) ½ cup honey For the Spoons: Marshmallow: 5 mini marshmallows Candy Cane: 5-6 small crushed pieces...
Festive Dark Chocolate Bark

Festive Dark Chocolate Bark

Print Festive Dark Chocolate Bark Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 16 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup 100% pure dark chocolate (unsweetened) ½ cup honey ¼ cup goji berries ¼ cup almonds ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut ¼ cup crushed up “wholesome brand” candy canes...
Festive White Chocolate Bark

Festive White Chocolate Bark

Print Festive White Chocolate Bark Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 16 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup coconut butter ½ cup coconut oil ½ cup honey ¼ cup cranberries ¼ cup pecans ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut ¼ cup cacao nibs Instructions In a medium size pot over...
Egg Nog Fudge

Egg Nog Fudge

Print Egg Nog Fudge Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 16 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup coconut butter ½ cup coconut oil ½ cup honey 3 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp nutmeg 1 tbsp So Delicious Egg Nog Coconut Beverage (optional) Instructions In a medium size pot over medium heat...
Gingerbread Egg Nog Parfait

Gingerbread Egg Nog Parfait

Print Gingerbread Egg Nog Parfait Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Gingerbread Layer: ½ cup Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt 2 tbsp molasses 2 tbsp maple syrup ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp allspice ¼ tsp cloves 1 tsp ginger powder For the Egg...
Gingerbread Overnight Oats

Gingerbread Overnight Oats

Print Gingerbread Overnight Oats Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients Recommended Serving Glass 1 stemless wine glass or mason jar For the gingerbread layer ½ cup Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt 2 tbsp molasses 2 tbsp maple syrup ½ tsp cinnamon...
Chocolate Gingerbread Parfait

Chocolate Gingerbread Parfait

Print Chocolate Gingerbread Parfait Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 Stemless wine glass or mason jar (For the chocolate layer) ½ cup coconut chocolate Yoso yogurt OR ½ cup Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt with 1 scoop Botanica chocolate...
Gingerbread Cake with Coconut Vanilla Icing

Gingerbread Cake with Coconut Vanilla Icing

Print Gingerbread Cake with Coconut Vanilla Icing Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 16 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Cake: 2 cups gluten-free Bob Red Mills 1-2-1 baking flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ cup molasses 2/3 cup coconut sugar 3 free range...
Warm Chocolate Matcha Mint Drink

Warm Chocolate Matcha Mint Drink

Print Warm Chocolate Matcha Mint Drink Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Chocolate: ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp cacao powder 1 tsp vanilla powder 1 tbsp coconut cream For the Matcha: ½ cup unsweetened...
Warm Festive Egg Nog Drink

Warm Festive Egg Nog Drink

Print Warm Festive Egg Nog Drink Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp coconut cream 1 tsp vanilla powder 1 Cinnamon stick Instructions In a medium size pot over...
Warm Matcha Mint Drink

Warm Matcha Mint Drink

Print Warm Matcha Mint Drink Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 tbsp honey 1 tsp organic peppermint extract 2 tbsp coconut cream ½ tsp matcha powder Instructions In a medium pot over medium heat add coconut...
Warm Gingerbread Drink

Warm Gingerbread Drink

Print Warm Gingerbread Drink Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 tbsp honey 1.5 tsp molasses 2 tbsp coconut cream ½ tsp ginger powder ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp cloves ¼ tsp allspice ¼ tsp vanilla powder Instructions In a medium...
Warm Cinnamon Chai Drink

Warm Cinnamon Chai Drink

Print Warm Cinnamon Chai Drink Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 chai tea bag (steeped in ¼ cup coconut milk for 5 minutes) 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tbsp coconut cream 1 cinnamon stick Instructions...
Warm Vanilla Mint Drink

Warm Vanilla Mint Drink

Print Warm Vanilla Mint Drink Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp coconut cream 1 tsp organic peppermint extract ½ tsp Prairie Naturals Red Superfoods Powder Instructions In a medium size pot...
Mint Chocolate Chip Nicecream

Mint Chocolate Chip Nicecream

Print Mint Chocolate Chip Nicecream Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1.5 frozen bananas 1 tsp organic peppermint extract large handful of frozen spinach or kale 2 tbsp coconut cream 2 tbsp Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt 1 tbsp collagen or...
Cranberry Nicecream

Cranberry Nicecream

Print Cranberry Nicecream Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup frozen cranberries 1 frozen banana 1 tsp vanilla powder 4 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2 tbsp Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt 4 tbsp coconut cream 1 tbsp collagen (or...
Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2017

  Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2017                   The snow is beginning to fall and it’s that time of year again! Amber Approved is excited to share all an all new, unique and healthy gift...
Egg Nog Smoothie

Egg Nog Smoothie

Print Egg Nog Smoothie Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 frozen banana ½ cup coconut cream 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp fresh nutmeg Instructions In a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Delicious with egg nog or gingerbread energy...
Classic Gingerbread Loaf

Classic Gingerbread Loaf

Print Classic Gingerbread Loaf Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 2 cups all purpose Bob’s Red Mill 1-2-1 baking flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup molasses 2/3 cup coconut sugar 3 free range eggs pinch sea salt 2 tsp ginger powder 1 tsp...
Gingerbread Pear Smoothie

Gingerbread Pear Smoothie

Print Gingerbread Pear Smoothie Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 frozen banana ½ cup coconut cream ½ fresh pear 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp all spice ½ tsp cloves 2 tbsp molasses Instructions   In a blender add all ingredients and blend...
Chocolate Orange Parfait

Chocolate Orange Parfait

Print Chocolate Orange Parfait Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Orange Layer: ½ orange ½ cup unsweetened coconut yoso yogurt For the Chocolate Layer:  Either ½ cup Yoso Chocolate Yogurt or ½ cup coconut unsweetened Yogurt 2 tbsp...
Cranberry Mint Matcha Parfait

Cranberry Mint Matcha Parfait

Print Cranberry Mint Matcha Parfait Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 2 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Cranberry Layer: ½ cup fresh cranberries ½ cup Yoso unsweetened coconut yogurt 2 tbsp maple syrup For the Mint Layer: 2 drops organic peppermint extract 1 tsp...
Egg Nog Energy Bites

Egg Nog Energy Bites

Print Egg Nog Energy Bites Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 20 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup smooth cashew butter 2 tbsp coconut butter 4 tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp nutmeg 4 tbsp coconut flour Pinch of coconut flour (to dust the outside of the bites)...
Gingerbread Energy Bites

Gingerbread Energy Bites

Print Gingerbread Energy Bites Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 20 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 cup smooth cashew butter 2 tbsp coconut butter 4 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger 1 tsp cloves ½ tsp allspice 4 tbsp coconut flour Pinch of coconut flour (to dust...
Peppermint Filled Dark Chocolate

Peppermint Filled Dark Chocolate

Print Peppermint Filled Dark Chocolate Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 12 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Chocolate: 1 cup 100% dark chocolate ½ cup honey For the Peppermint Filling: 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut ¼ cup coconut butter 2 drops peppermint oil 3...
Coconut Filled Dark Chocolate

Coconut Filled Dark Chocolate

Print Coconut Filled Dark Chocolate Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 12 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients For the Chocolate: 1 cup 100% dark chocolate ½ cup honey For the Coconut Filling: 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut ¼ cup coconut butter Instructions Fill a medium size...
Amber Approved Top 5 Healthy Back to School Snacks

Amber Approved Top 5 Healthy Back to School Snacks

  Amber Approved Top 5 Healthy Back to School Snacks   It’s that time of year. Summer is winding down and it’s time to start planning for back to school and work if you’ve been on vacation. So I’m excited to share with you my top 5 favorite healthy and...
Strawberry Watermelon Cucumber Infused Water

Strawberry Watermelon Cucumber Infused Water

Print Strawberry Watermelon Cucumber Infused Water Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 small bottle or jar (you can use a larger container and add more ingredients) 2 strawberries thinly sliced 4 slices of a long English cucumber 1 thick...
Exploring The Highs and Lows of Sugar Addiction

Exploring The Highs and Lows of Sugar Addiction

  Exploring The Highs and Lows of Sugar Addiction   My Story At one time I had a full blown sugar addiction. I couldn’t stop eating it, had no control around it, and it gave me a high each and every time I ate it. That high ended in self-hate, disappointment...
Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

Print Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 20 - 24 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 500 gram jar creamy cashew butter 4 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp coconut oil 4 tbsp coconut flour 4 tbsp cacao powder ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut for...
Peanut Butter Goji Chocolate Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Goji Chocolate Energy Bites

Print Peanut Butter Goji Chocolate Energy Bites Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 20 - 24 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 500 gram jar creamy cashew butter 4 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp coconut oil 9 tbsp coconut flour ½ cup dried goji berries ½ cup dark chocolate chips (I use...
Raspberry Almond Muffins

Raspberry Almond Muffins

Print Raspberry Almond Muffins Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 2 Cups Almond flour 2 tbsp cinnamon 4 Free Range eggs 1 pint raspberries washed 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 Cup Olive Oil 1 Cup almond Butter Instructions...
Dill Mayo

Dill Mayo

Print Dill Mayo Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 cup 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 Large Organic Egg Pinch of Sea Salt Pinch of Garlic Powder Pinch of Pepper 1/2 Organic Lemon (squeezed) 1 Cup LIGHT Olive Oil 1 Handful Fresh Dill Instructions In a blender, add 1 egg,...
Regular Simple Mayo

Regular Simple Mayo

Print Regular Simple Mayo Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 Large Organic Egg Pinch of Sea Salt Pinch of Garlic Powder Pinch of Pepper 1/2 Organic Lemon (squeezed) 1 Cup LIGHT Olive Oil Instructions In a blender, add 1 egg, 1/2 Lemon, and spices. Blend...
Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Print Baked Apples Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 4 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 4 Gala Apples 4 TBSP Coconut Oil 1 TBSP Cinnamon 2 TBSP Lucuma Powder ¼ Cup Pecan Pieces Instructions Pre-heat oven to 350° F Core the middle out of apples, and slice them in half Place the...
Protein Banana Bread

Protein Banana Bread

Print Protein Banana Bread Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 4 large very ripe bananas 1/2 cup coconut sugar 2 cups Bob red mills gluten-free one to one flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup Olive oil 2 eggs 1 cup Rainforest Nut Butter or...
Banana Bread 2.0

Banana Bread 2.0

Print Banana Bread 2.0 Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 1 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 4 large very ripe bananas 1/2 cup coconut sugar 2 cups Bob red mills gluten-free one to one flour 1 tsp aluminum free baking soda 1 tsp aluminum free baking powder 1/2 cup Olive oil 2...
Dan Chen Inspired Chocolate Chip Muffin

Dan Chen Inspired Chocolate Chip Muffin

Print Dan Chen Inspired Chocolate Chip Muffin Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 2 cups Almond flour 2 tsp Aluminum-free baking powder Pinch Sea salt 3 Organic eggs 1 tsp Xanthan gum 1/2 cup Maple syrup 1/2 cup Olive oil 1 tsp Organic vanilla extract 1...
Screamin Brothers Banana Split

Screamin Brothers Banana Split

Print Screamin Brothers Banana Split Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 1 medium ripe banana 2 tbsp cacao nibs 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded cocont handful of fresh raspberries 2 scoops of vanilla Screamin brothers Dairy-free frozen treats 2 Scoops of Mint...
Mini Carrot Muffins

Mini Carrot Muffins

Print Mini Carrot Muffins Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 2 cups almond flour 2 tsp aluminum free baking powder pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt 2 tsp organic vanilla extract 3 organic eggs 1 cup shredded carrot 1 tsp xanthan gum 3 tbsp cinnamon ½ cup...
Carrot Cake Granola Bars

Carrot Cake Granola Bars

Print Carrot Cake Granola Bars Author: Amber Romaniuk Yield: 10 1x Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 2 cups coconut oil 1 cup raw honey 4 cups only oats 1 cup crushed pecans 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1 Tbsp organic Vanilla extract 1 cup raisins 1 cup shredded carrot 3...
Spicy Berry Smoothie

Spicy Berry Smoothie

Print Spicy Berry Smoothie Author: Amber Romaniuk Scale 1x2x3x Ingredients 2 cups spinach 1/2 cup frozen cherries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup almond milk 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 avocado 1/2 medium lemon 1 tbsp. flax seeds protein...

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