Cuisine: De-Stress

De-Stress Menu

Kick Back Flourless Sea Salt Decadent Chocolate Bites.

These Vegan and gluten-free (and grain-free and guilt-free) slices are extra dense, getting their fudgy texture from pinto beans (you won’t taste them, promise!). A dash of flaky sea salt gives your squares a bit of oomph! I was inspired by Alive’s 2018 Recipe Calendar to create my own delicious version!

By Jackie DeKnock

Kick Back Quinoa Kale Currant Bowl with Tahini-Turmeric Dressing.

If you're looking for a quick, healthy, relaxing dinner, these quinoa bowls are perfect! Quinoa is high in protein, containing all the essential amino acids, plus is very high in magnesium, potassium, zinc, (for women) iron. One cup quinoa provides a good amount of magnesium, which studies show can help control your body’s stress-response system, and hormones that elevate or diminish stress! Bring it on!

By Jackie DeKnock

Kick Back Spiced Citrusy Sweet Potato Salad.

This is a delicious & healthy twist on the long tired out summertime classic - potato salad! It features anti-aging sweet potatoes, a zesty citrus dressing and the powerful superfood - spinach. The sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C. Ginger & turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties and cinnamon helps control blood sugar. With this bowl of healthy ingredients, how can you go wrong? Potato salad will never be the same!

By Jackie DeKnock

Kick Back Coconut Lime De-Stress Smoothie.

A smoothie that is so refreshingly different, you’ll want to kick back as you sip. Trust me, it is that good!!

By Jackie DeKnock

Kick Back St. John’s wort Herbal Tea Tonic.

St. John's Wort has been traditionally used and studies have shown that it may also be (darn) good for relaxation, to de-stress, soothing depression, a nervous system tonic, improves mood and enhances cheer…and who doesn’t want that! Drink up to 2 cups throughout the day and let the sun shine in!! The flavour is slightly ‘barky,’ not that I go around licking trees…but that’s the best way I can describe it!

By Jackie DeKnock

Kick Back Lobelia Inflata Tea Tonic.

Lobelia is a flowering plant used for medicinal purposes for centuries, this tea tonic has a nice light earthy, sweet flavour. It is greatly valued and studies have shown that it may be (darn) good as a relaxant and sedative, its main active compound, lobeline, may also help to fight asthma, depression, antioxidant and memory issues to name a few. Lobelia has been used for centuries by aboriginal tribes for medicinal needs.

By Jackie DeKnock

Kick Back Iced Lavender Lemonade.

This guilt-free, refreshing lemonade helps to energize and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety! When life gives you lemons…you know the rest!

By Jackie DeKnock

Kick Back Lavender Blueberry Infused Water.

Lavender is used for baking, syrups, liqueurs, teas, spice blends (Herbes de Provence). Known for its strong floral scent, is sweet-tasting with a hint of citrus!

By Jackie DeKnock