About a year ago, I decided to try a cup of coffee. I have so many clients ask me how to overcome caffeine/coffee addictions and I try to give recommendations, but I always feel like I'm not being fully empathetic, so I decided the only thing to do was try it to see what they enjoyed about it.
The thing is, I've never liked coffee. I'm a tea kinda girl. The first time I tried it was a hotel coffee maker, and it was the most terrible thing I'd ever had. Since then, I just had no interest in trying to like it.
As a nutritionist, I'm very aware of the downsides of coffee as a stimulant. I am, however, also aware of the health benefits of coffee. Since it's not something that's downright unhealthy for me (like Coke), I felt really curious to see if it could actually be helpful in terms of boosting energy levels.
Sweetened by banana, blackstrap molasses, and agave, this healthy gingerbread from Allyson Kramer tastes just as rich and spicy as the traditional version.
This recipe comes from Allyson's newest cookbook, Sweet Eats For All, available now on Amazon - would make a lovely Christmas gift, I think. You can also enter to win a free copy below!
I am thrilled to be hosting Allyson for a live q&a session, and will be getting lots of answers about gluten-free vegan baking techniques for you! That's her gorgeous photo up there, too, both the book cover and the gingerbread squares on the right.
Makes 8 squares
I wanted to share my favorite running route with you - along the beach in Bermuda. There's a trail through the trees and grass that winds along some cliffs above the ocean, so there are some gorgeous views.
I also wanted to share what I eat before and after a run. Not that it's perfect for everyone, it's just what works best for me.