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Summer is almost here! Which means we're saying a tearful farewell to our favourite winter warm-ups; hot chocolate, mac n' cheese bites, pumpkin pies and beaver tails. As we get ready for summer entertaining and afternoons spent lounging by the pool, we're switching gears and serving up lighter bites to satisfy our cravings.
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Chocolate chips hold a special place in our heart. They truly are that one ingredient that can make any dessert better! We like to add them to pretty much anything: smoothie bowls, pancakes, ice cream, cookie dough; the list goes on and on.
Move over Kim Kardashian...because we've just broken the Internet with these ultra drool-worthy recipes. You heard that right! We're too busy gawking at these awesome recipes that are the total package filled with so much yum factor. After you feast your eyes on these delicious beauties, you'll want to cook or bake one up too!
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Mornings are hectic. The rush to get everyone out the door often means you're lucky to down a few sips of coffee before your day begins. But we all know the key to eating well starts with a good breakfast. So we've come up with a solution that should help. These easy five-minute smoothie bowls are the perfect way to kick-start your day.
Smoothies can be a great quick and easy meal on the go, but without a good source of protein, they can leave you feeling hungry 30 minutes later. I often use Greek yogurt for that very reason, but recently I've had a lot of clients looking for a vegan protein option, so I got to testing.
These five-minute smoothie bowls are super easy and fast to whip up. These colourful bowls are packed with flavour and loads of nutrients that will keep you feeling fresh, awake and energized.
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Hangovers often leave you with a combination of less-than-desirable symptoms. Nausea, stomach upset, headache... no thanks. Although there's no guarantee of a diet that will cure you of your pain, you may be able to offer some relief.
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Ohio has been making headlines recently. I was in town last month for my very first time and I can't believe how little publicity Columbus is getting, lifestyle-wise. Columbus, Ohio is a college town...
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Now that Halloween is behind us and the colder weather has settled in, it's the perfect time to dig in to some healthier eats to boost your immune system (and pace yourself before the holiday party invitations start arriving.) Mealtime is a great opportunity to stock up on your vitamins and nutrients. So we've put together a list of recipes that will help you get a healthy boost while enjoying a delicious meal or snack.
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I'm not sure about everyone else, but I have a tendency to overeat when the food is particularly delicious. I pick at the food as I'm making it, I eat standing while serving my guests, and in the chaos of kids running around and the dishes piling up, I end up eating more, thinking that I forgot to eat to begin with. By the time I'm really stuffed, it's dessert. And like everyone else, I eat some more.
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Fortunately, not all smoothies are unhealthy or dangerous -- in fact, green smoothies, when made with the correct vegetable to fruit ratio, along with healthy fats and plant proteins, not only provide greater nutrition than many common sit-down meals, but also serve as an easy, real-food alternative to many dubious prescription medicines.
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Protein powders can be a great way to boost your smoothie's protein content in a flash, but they're not for everyone. Maybe you're confused by the many options available at your health food store, don't love the sometimes chalky texture, are price conscious, or simply prefer to eat whole foods. Regardless of why and with what you want to use to bulk up your smoothie, there are plenty of ways to do it! Here are some of my favourite clean, whole foods, protein options.
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If you've ever tried to "over-haul" your life in one giant leap it's often very difficult to maintain, if not impossible. There will always be some occasion, family emergency, or important work function that will interrupt your new healthy way of living. But healthy living is just that -- living your life in a healthy way.
From cool cocktails to nutrient-rich smoothies, let's get to sippin' with these easy to make at-home recipes that are also perfecting for summer entertaining!
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While both yogurt and kefir provide probiotics -- the good bacteria that keep our digestive tract happy and healthy -- kefir boasts an even more potent dose. On top of its digestion-friendly benefits, it's also a great source of calcium, protein, potassium and B vitamins.
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Meet Joanne Gerrard Young, holistic nutritionist, master raw food chef and well-being educator behind The Healing Cuisine, who happens to also be the Brady-Bündchen family and friends' private chef when they are in town (Joanne is based out of Costa Rica).
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Encouraging people to eat more fruit is fairly easy; however convincing them to add more vegetables daily is a different story! Getting the recommended seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day can seem overwhelming for some. However, there are delicious and simple ways to include veggies in your diet.
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Weight loss isn't as easy as those before and after photos may make it seem. There is no one food (or drink, more like) that's going to sculpt your abs and give you buns of steel. Likewise, there isn't any one food that's going to miraculously boost your energy, get rid of "brain fog," and "cut inflammation." Yep, lot's of quotation marks around here, guys, and you know what that means.
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Maybe the thought of bringing a glass of thick, green, fluid up to your lips leaves you thinking something along the lines of "not in my lifetime." If this is you then now is the time to expand your smoothie horizons; who knows what kind of health benefits await you with your first sip?
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Whether you are going back to school, back to work, or organizing the family in September, it is easy to get off track with your eating habits. Here are some top tips for a super healthy back-to-school smoothie that you can make quickly and easily.
It's no secret, I love smoothies. Two reasons why I love them so much are that you can make them to taste similar to ice cream and they pack a great nutritional punch! You can pack a lot of veggies into one smoothie.
Simple and delicious smoothies make the perfect breakfast beverage, afternoon treat and in some cases, a late night snack. For a healthy smoothie, simply mix together blueberries and kale or for a swe...
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As a health practitioner I'm always advising people to really add variety to their diets so that their bodies don't run the risk of developing a food intolerance to it. And trying out a different dairy alternative like coconut milk is no exception.
No doubt some of these ingredients may sound a bit weird (cottage cheese, tofu, black beans?!) but blended together, they just become part of the mix. Take a look at the recipes below for inspiration for these unique ingredients and remember, recipes are just a guide!
Whether smoothies are your breakfast go-to, or afternoon snack to keep blood sugars balances and hunger at bay, having a solid dose of protein is key to success. But bumping up the protein doesn't necessarily mean turning to weird, artificially flavoured powders, here are five all-star, non-powdered ways to add some oomph to your blended beauty.
This time of year is always bittersweet -- we hate saying goodbye to the sunshine, but we love saying hello to warm soups, cuddles by the fireplace and crunchy leaves under our feet. Fear not. As the weather changes, so should our routines. Staying in tune with the seasons is key to being happy and healthy all year round.
I discovered my "fountain of youth" in juicing. With juice bars popping up all over the place it might be tempting to think that juicing is a new trend. But it's really just the latest manifestation of a centuries-old practice. Here's how to make a fruity green smoothie.
Smoothies are both nutritious and fun to make for the young and old(er) alike. When the grands come to visit I love that I can give them something that feels like a treat while it pumps them full of antioxidants and vitamins. The varieties are endless. What is your favourite smoothie flavour?
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There's always some wacky new fad that I discover while looking for my weekly round up. This week:Toe-besity! (It's what it sounds like) Also, a pregnant Yahoo! CEO, a hilarious birth plan, a delicious summer smoothie and great outdoor games for the kids. There is so much to talk about this week!
Strawberries and bananas? We're over them. Yes, adding fresh fruits like strawberries and blueberries to your smoothie can make them healthier, but it can also get repetitive. Instead, mixing veggies...