Sips, Sweets & Snacks

I consider myself so lucky to be surrounded by such a loving, inspiring community here in Toronto, and sometimes those connections lead to special connections elsewhere too. I was introduced to Ashley through a mutual veggie loving friend, and though we’ve never met in person (fingers crossed for this summer!) we have a great collaborative online relationship, and often turn to one another for blogging advice and anti-animal cruelty solidarity.

Ashley’s site Rae of Sunshine is one of my absolute favourite places to find meal inspiration every week, and her creativity in the kitchen never ceases to amaze me. Her dedication to healthy living and a balanced vegan diet is so swoon-worthy, and it really helps me get my act together when it comes to being lazy with cooking. When Ashley asked me a few weeks ago if I’d be interested in taking a look at her new E-Book “Start With Smoothies”, I immediately took out my blender, drew up a grocery list, and got my mix on!





A simple, beautifully designed e-book, Start With Smoothies contains seven delicious smoothie recipes, and each and every one is sure to put a spring in your step morning after morning. Being the sun-lover that I am, I was immediately drawn to Ashley’s “Sunshine in A Jar” smoothie, and with my own special twist it has quickly become my go-to on these bright Spring mornings. I call it the “Sunrise in A Jar” because of the pink hue the strawberries add, and here’s how you can make it for yourself:

Ingredients //

2 bananas
2 cups of fresh pineapple (cored and peeled)
1 peeled orange
1.5 cups coconut milk


1 scoop Vega Coconut Almond Protein Powder
1 cup fresh strawberries

Recipe //

Simply blend all of the ingredients together until smooth! I highly recommend doubling the recipe so you can take a jar of sunshine to work with you for later in the day.




A special thanks to Ashley of Rae of Sunshine for letting me share this recipe! Follow her on Instagram for lots of other delicious recipes and healthy eating tips