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Gluten-Free, Vegan Banana Pancakes

Find yourself with some overly ripe bananas at the end of every week? Well don't we have the recipe for you! This simple + wholesome Banana Pancake recipe is the perfect way to ensure those ripe bananas don't go to waste while also acting as the perfect natural sweetener! Let's get into it! Ingredients: 3 C oat flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 finely mashed bananas 1 400ml can coconut milk (I used Cha's Organics original) 1.5 tbsp oil 1 tsp vanilla     Throughly whisk dry + wet ingredients separately then combine mixtures. Bring a greased pan to med heat and fry for ~5 mins each side! Feel free to add any nuts, spices or fruit...

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5 Reasons to Try Veganuary in 2021

If you’ve never heard of Veganuary, you might want to check your living space to make sure it is not under a rock. Just kidding, we don’t judge! Veganuary may not be as popular as, say, Movember, but it is gaining momentum as is the plant-based movement. From 3,300 sign ups in 2014, to over 400,300 sign ups in 2020, Veganuary has seen over 1,000,000 participants in the movement.   The idea is simple - go vegan for January (and for the rest of the year if you’d like!). With Bruized being a vegan business, we love inspiring others and sharing all the great reasons there are to go vegan, or simply to go more plant-based. Although there are many...

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FIBRE - An important part of a healthy diet and why Pulp Crunch is loaded with it

As a dietetics student, I am regularly asked “what is the best thing you can eat?” Unfortunately, there is no one “miracle” food, a healthy diet is based in variety. However, if I could choose one nutrient that comes close, I would choose fibre. Despite its countless sources and several health benefits, fibre is still one of the least glamourized and most underappreciated nutrients in the media. Fibre is available in many foods and many products; you just need to know where to find it. Today, I hope to clear up any misconceptions you may have about fibre, convince you that fibre is a nutrient you want more of and explain why Bruized’s Pulp Crunch can be a great option...

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A Year of Bruized // Challenges to Opportunities

We can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we launched Bruized! What an amazing first year of operations we’ve had, with tonnes of ups and downs, new opportunities and learning experiences. Here are some of the highlights we’ve been blessed with in this journey of fighting food waste… 2019 June Our launch started with our first farmer’s market at the Leslieville Farmers Market. We gained lots of interested and loyal customers at this market and overcame huge learning curves in terms of how to sell our products. Peep both of us at the booth running on adrenaline and three hours of sleep... ah to be young and naive... July  We partnered with the Spent Goods Company by incorporating their...

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