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Green Smoothie. Mason Jar. Pretty much the iconic symbol of the health and wellness world, amiright? I love the sweet and refreshing combination of coconut milk, pineapple, mango, and lime. It’s basically a healthy twist on a pina colada.Read More
I often get asked, “Do you actually eat that healthy all the time or are you just sharing your ‘highlight reel’ of good food?” My answer? Yes, I actually practice what I preach every single day. Now let’s just rewind here for a hot minute. I used to be the most horrific eater. Seriously. I was my own worst nightmare.Read More
The Shamrock Shake In my early twenties, I would have been opting for a green beer this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Instead, I’ll be happily sipping on my Shamrock Shake. The best part? No hangover ;-). But let’s be real, the majority of people will be indulging in their fair share of celebratory beverages. This sweet and creamy smoothie makes the perfect pre-game breakfast or hangover helper. Stock Up Alcohol depletes your body of key nutrients like B vitamins, magnesium, and zinc. So it’s essential to stock up on foods rich in these vitamins and minerals before and after a night of drinking. And we all know that drinking dehydrates you, further depleting your electrolytes (ie. potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium). That’s why this Shamrock Smoothie is so great - it contains all those nutrients stolen by a night of green beer and IrishRead More
Sexy Red Velvet Smoothie In my books, anything Red Velvet is an auto-win. It’s pretty much that best flavour combo out there - so making it into a smoothie was a total no-brainer. Being Valentine's Day and all - I added in some bedroom boosting superfoods for kicks. ;-) Beets + Raw Cacao + Lemon Juice Traditionally, red velvet cake relied on unprocessed cocoa to react with the buttermilk and vinegar to form its reddish brown hue. These days, most red velvet baked goods use a cheaper alternative. Artificial red food dye. Since red food dye has been linked to increased levels of hyperactivity and ADHD in children, it's big no-go in our house. Instead, I chose to use beets, raw cacao, and lemon juice to give that classic red velvet taste. When combined with the raw cacao*, the rich red of the beets provideRead More
Holi-YAY My favourite part of the holidays? Christmas brunch. The ol’ turkey dinner gets so much of the spotlight, but brunch is totally where it’s at. I’ve been making the Christmas morning spread for as long as I can remember. Savoury crepes, eggs benedict, and sweet potato pancakes with fresh jam are the staples on our holiday brunch menu. And in honour of my family’s most loved recipes, I’ll be sharing one each week leading up to the holidays. Warm Gingerbread Smoothie Starting it off is my Warm Gingerbread Smoothie! This recipe is the perfect smoothie to whip up before you head out the door for last minute holiday shopping. I usually make this first thing Christmas morning to keep me fueled through present opening and brunch prep. Boosters By adding in the optional boosters, you’ll be giving yourself a meal in a glass! Hemp heartsRead More
Warming Wild Orange Smoothie Want a smoothie that’s as delicious as an orange creamsicle, but still warming enough to enjoy on a cool morning? With heated coconut milk and comforting spices, my Warming Wild Orange Smoothie is your best bet. Wild About Orange No orange juice in this smoothie! Nothing but pure Wild Orange essential oil. This is my favourite oil to add to my smoothies and water throughout the day. Not only does Wild Orange provide the most incredible flavour ever, but it also has awesome health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function. Want to learn more about the only essential oils I trust and use on my family? Click here. Warming Spices I love including lots of warming spices in my fall and winter recipes. More than just providing aRead More
Almond Butter Smoothie Nut butters like almond, brazil, cashew or hazelnut are tasty ways to add some protein to your meal - smoothies included. Notice how I didn’t say peanut butter? Sorry Peanut Butter As absolutely delicious as it is, I gave up peanut butter a number of years ago. Peanuts are actually a legume and grown underground. This puts them at a high risk of being contaminated with mold and fungus, specifically Aspergillus fungus. This fungus then produces carcinogenic aflatoxins on peanuts. According to the National Cancer Institute, exposure to aflatoxins is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer. Long-term exposure can also result in food allergies, autoimmune disease reactions, and growth impairment. For our family, peanut butter is not an option. Thankfully, almond butter has taken its place. Almond Butter Almonds are incredible for cognitive function. They contain L-carnitine and riboflavin, which are keyRead More