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Raspberry & Lime Chia Fresca

I woke up this morning with a sore throat and somehow, I gained a fever overnight. Not a good situation and I ended up taking the day off work which hadn’t happened in forever! It became apparent to me that the past couple of weeks were taxing on my body – I had some big changes at work, spreading myself too thin, and so on. You know, normal everyday stuff, right?

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Superfood Chia Bowl

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I’m giddy excited today. We’re just in the process of booking our Spring trip to L.A.  We had been toying with the idea of going to Thailand but given that we only had about a week, it just didn’t seem like the best use of such a short amount of time. We’ve tabled that trip for next year.

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Beautifying Mojito Smoothie

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This recipe is the perfect skin food! Avocados are an amazing fat that is so beneficial for health skin. Well, any good fat is great for you.

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Dairy Free Pumpkin Spiced Almond Milk

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I’m dropping in quickly this Saturday morning before I hit the gym.  I just wanted to share this simple and quick recipe – Diary Free Pumpkin Spiced Almond Milk. When I was back from my recent trip down to Arizona and Sante Fe, we did a little stop over to Trader Joe’s.  It’s a great place to grab organic produce, organic dairy, and even organic canned foods and it’s affordable.

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Energizing Nutty Orange Smoothie

 

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I just took a week long trip down to Scottsdale and Santa Fe, and I gotta tell you, I was pooped!  I was trying to finish up a case study for my nutrition certification which had me up at 5am. I had some projects that I needed to get done at my day job, and, I was just trying to balance time for myself and my own health practice.  That’s also probably the reason why I came down with bronchitis a week before I left!

So, what do you reach for when your low on energy? What about when you’re trying to enhance your focus?

Let me guess…

Coffee, sugar, caffeinated soda, energy drinks…Am I right?

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Just Peachy Chia Pudding

Oh geez my friends, I got my husband hooked on this recipe! He’s already a lover of my classic chia pudding but add in one of his favourite fruit (peaches), and now he won’t leave me alone.  “Can you please make that peach chia pudding?”.  “I really love that peach chia pudding”.  “We have to go to the farmer’s market on Sunday to get more peaches for that chia pudding”. And, on and on he goes.

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Homemade Vanilla Coconut Milk Yoghurt – vegan / gluten free

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YOU GUYS, this is the easiest coconut-based yoghurt that you’ll ever make! No fermenting required yet it is still loaded with probiotics which are essential for gut and immune health.


I literally did the happy dance when I made this recipe and it worked out and tasted great at the same time. And, then I thought, for a $2.00 can of coconut milk, I will never-ever-EVER have to buy store-bought coconut yoghurt again. Savings – PHEW! But, then I also get to control what I put into the yoghurt. And, as you can see, the ingredients are minimal.

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Choices Markets: 1 Day Meal Plan (PLUS, A GIVEAWAY)

One Day Meal Plan

I don’t know about you, but I often struggle with coming up with meal ideas, especially when I have to factor in breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Then what happens when you have kids or a finicky husband with meal restrictions?  Sometimes we just need help.

That’s why I have teamed up with Choices Markets here in Vancouver to highlight three ways they can help to inspire you in your wellness goals and menu planning!

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Homemade Coconut Almond Hazelnut Nut Butter

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Making my own nut butters brings me great enjoyment. Think about it – a jar of almond butter is sooo expensive.  When I walk through my natural foods store, I’m always looking for a sale since these decadent-type butters are in such small jars and they barely last a couple of weeks.

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Double Chocolate Orange Smoothie

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Happy weekend!

I’m sitting having a rare late day coffee.  It’s rare as I never drink coffee in the afternoon and it’s late because I have been celebrating my hubby, James’s, birthday!

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