5 Steps to Stay on Track with Your Summer Fitness Goals

Women exercising having fun

By Guest Blogger: Roland Pankewich

The word exercise means different things to different people, and rightfully so as there are such a wide range of different modalities we can choose from. Having been exposed to almost everything under the sun over the last 11 years in the industry, I can confidently say that there is essentially something out there for everyone, even those who don’t like exercise! Read More →

Rawkin’ Raspberry Cheesecake

BirdseyeDear joyous readers!

I was inspired to create this wonderful cheesecake the other weekend eying all the beautiful berries at the farmers market. Originally I was going to create a strawberry cheesecake but since strawberry season is just ending and I would rather you use local berries if possible. Read More →

Strawberry Almond Butter Chocolate Cups

Strawberry Almond Butter Chocolate Cups

Hello my joyous friends,

I’ve been enjoying these gems for a few days now since I made them last week! As you might already know, I love chocolate at breakfast so I’ve been starting my day with a healthy hit of energizing cacao.

Apologies for not sharing them sooner. Eek! I know many of you on instagram have been dying to get your hands on the recipe. I’ve been a busy bee. However, I’m happy to report that they taste as decadent and wonderful as they look so they will be worth waiting for! But you won’t have to wait very long because now you have the recipe and can make them in a snap. Read More →

Key Lime Pie & Pineapple Strawberry Popsicles

Joyous Popsicles

Hello joyous peeps!

I did a segment on the Morning Show recently sharing some tips for making summer treats healthier (vid below). I featured my pops as you can see in the photo above. They might look freezer burnt but it’s because it was STEAMING hot on our balcony where we took the photo. The pops were sweating and overheating! Ha! Read More →

Health Benefits of Raw Cacao vs Cocoa Powder

I’ve made my Black Bean Brownies from Joyous Health three times in the last week if you can believe it! Once for the CHCH Morning Live segment and the other two times were for potluck dinner parties. Of course the main ingredient I used was raw cacao.

I love raw cacao because it’s incredibly flavourful, versatile and nutrient-dense. I’ve shared 5 of my favourite raw cacao recipes below!

Many people ask me “what is the difference between raw cacao and cocoa” so I have created this friendly shareable chart for you.

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