Shani's Yummy Treats:

Shani Cranston is part owner of Milagro Retreats in Vancouver Island. She organizes and promotes yoga workshops with various yoga instructors. People freak out about her food. She is passionate about fueling the body with healthy, yummy food.

Shani is a great yogi and body worker as well as being one of Vancouver Island's fearless surf Wahines.

Bliss Balls
What To Use How to Put them Together
1/2 cup granola yields 12 - 18 balls (depending on size)

1) Lighty pulse first 3 ingr. in food processor
2) Combine with remaining ingr.
3) Form balls and roll in coconut.
4) Cover and refrigerate overnight, or enjoy immediately!!
If you plan to travel with these yummy protein packed bundles of love, I
recommend allowing them to sit for a min. 2 hours to hold their form
Optional: substitute whatever you have on hand, ie; almond or cashew butter,
pumpkin or sesame seeds, raisins
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
grated coconut
Balanced Beet and Feta Salad
What To Use
How to Put them Together
3 or 4 beets

Serves 4

1) Boil whole unpeeled beets 40 mins. or until tender. Reserve 1-1 1/2 cups
liquid. Allow beets to cool and peel. (the skins should remove easily)

2) Slice beets and marinate with vinegar, tamari or Braggs, and dill. Beets
will keep up to a week refrigerated.

3) Lightly toast seeds in a few drops of tamari or braggs, allow to cool.

4) Arrange greens on individual plates, cover with beets and some marinade,
sprinkle with feta and seeds

Optional: substitute rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup tamari or Braggs
fresh dill
mixed organic greens
4 0z feta cheese
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
Holy Hummus
What To Use
How to Put them Together
1 can chick peas

Yields 1 1/2 cups

1) Heat oil and lightly fry cumin seeds, turn off heat and add crushed

2) Puree all ingr.
Optional: use almond or peanut butter instead of tahini, add sundried
tomatoes or roasted red peppers
Serve with rice crackers or crudites!!!

This dip keeps well refrigerated, double the recipe and have that afternoon
protein fix all week long!!

3-4 Tbsp tahini
dash of toasted sesame oil
1 lemon juiced
2 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
fresh parsley or cilantro
dash of paprika & salt
water to desired consistancy
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