Book Club – Joyous Health

IMG_7154Each month we will be focusing on a book, either featuring one that we love, or something new that we can explore with you!

For the month of March we will be focusing on the book, Joyous Health, Eat and Live Well Without Dieting by Joy McCarthy, which features many healthy and delicious recipes, as well as a great deal of easy to understand holistic health information.

Here is a basic outline of the book:

1) The path to joyous health

2) Get your gut on track

3) Foods, supplements and habits for a joyous mood

4) Joyous Detox Solutions

5) Superfoods and healthy lifestyle habits for joyous health

6) Create a joyous kitchen

7) Joyous recipes

During this month I will be posting some of my favourite recipes:

RAW CARROT CAKE BALLS

FullSizeRender-2These energy balls are made with shredded coconut, medjool dates, walnuts, grated carrots, hemp seeds, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves.

SANGRIA KOMBUCHA

FullSizeRender-4This kombucha is filled with apples, oranges, peaches, ginger, limes, and red wine.

CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE

IMG_7327A healthy, dairy and gluten free way to enjoy the taste of carrot cake!

KALE WALNUT PESTO

FullSizeRender-8I used this wonderful pesto on the following meals:

TURMERIC SEA SALT POPCORN

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COCONUT FLOUR BANANA PANCAKES

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BUCKWHEAT FLOUR BANANA BREAD (Gluten and Dairy Free)

FullSizeRender-2This banana bread is delicious and doesn’t have any refined sugar in it! After I made it, I used some of it to make french toast!

APPLE BEET CARROT SLAW WITH HONEY DRESSING

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OVERNIGHT STRAWBERRY CHIA PUDDING

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CARROT GINGER SOUP

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I chose to start our book club with Joyous Health because this was the first book I read when I started to become interested in living a healthier lifestyle. I found it to be very informative, easy to read and understand, and it made me excited to start eating clean!

I also love that Joy is a Canadian from Toronto (the 6 – represent) because that allowed me to hear her speak in person at a local Whole Foods! Joy is a holistic nutritionist, so if you live in the area you can actually book an appointment with her to work on your health!

Check out her website.

Joy McCarthy

Me fan girling when I went to hear Joy talk about eating for energy and vitality at a local Whole Foods

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