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The Best Morning Smoothie for Your Daily Health

1 Feb vega one all in one nutritional shake review

Vega One All in One Nutritional Shake Smoothie

vega one all in one nutritional shake review

Vega One smoothies are a fantastic way to start the day with a ton of nutrients. Fruit is more beneficial to you at the beginning of day when  your stomach is empty.

Vega One Nutritional Shake is free from dairy, gluten, soy, and contains no added sugar, artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. I chose the Vega One nutritional shake with natural flavour to give me the flexibility to mix it with anything I want.

Vega One All in One Nutritional Shake. Below is the list of nutrients in the shake I found on the Vega website:

Vega one all in one nutrients

• 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals

• 15 g protein

• 6 g fibre

• 1.5 g Omega-3

• Antioxidants

• Probiotics

• Greens

You can get all of your fruit servings required for the day in your morning smoothie.

Easy, Healthy, Morning Smoothie Recipe:

Blend together 1 scoop Vega One All in One nutritional shake, 1.5 cups unsweetened original almond milk, 1/4 cup dried Goji Berries, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit, 1 teaspoon of manuka honey. 1 tablespoon of flax seeds (optional)

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The fruit portion of the smoothie can be different each time. Blueberries, mango, mixed berries, banana and strawberries all make great smoothies.

***Tip for working girls: If you are like me and have to leave the house quite early to get to work on time, make your smoothie at night. Blend your smoothie before bed or while you are watching TV at night and place your Vega One smoothie in a to-go container to take with you the next day.

Vega DIY Power Up Protein Balls

2 May

One of the blogs I follow, RunSoulCycle, shared a great recipe to make your own Vega protein balls for after a workout!

protein balls

DIY Power Up Protein Balls.

St. Lawrence Market – A better way to shop

20 Apr

St. Lawrence Market

Friday afternoon is always my time to clean and do groceries to get ready for the weekend. Yesterday I decided to make the trip to St. Lawrence Market in Toronto for some fresh fish and ingredients for ceviche. My dad is a huge fisherman so we always make ceviche with freshly caught fish when we are in Florida. This was my first time making ceviche on my own and I think it turned out quite nice. It was super easy to make, you just have to make sure you leave enough time for it to sit and “cook” before eating. The St. Lawrence Market in Toronto is one of the best Markets in the world and a great place to get high quality meat, fish and vegetables. Every time I buy vegetables from there I’m surprised by how much cheaper it is.

Seafood Counter St. Lawrence

Here’s what you need:

Red snapper fillet (deboned)

3 Lemons

2 Limes

Red onion

1 tomato

Cilantro

1-2 Jalapeno

Avocado

Ceviche

Here’s how to make it:

First juice the lemon and lime into a large bowl, the acid from the lemon and lime are what cook the fish. Slice the fish into small 1 inch bite size pieces and put them into the bowl. Chop your onion, tomato, jalapeno and cilantro and add them to the bowl too. Put your ceviche in the fridge for 4-6 hours and right before eating slice up about half an avocado and add it on the side. This is such an easy fresh tasting recipe for an appetizer or a whole meal. Enjoy!

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Sunday Morning Smoothie

7 Apr

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A fresh smoothie is a great way to get the day started instead of eating something heavy or greasy. This is a super simple smoothie that you can make on the weekend when you wake up, after a workout or even in a rush right before you leave for your work day. All you need to do is:

Blend together in a blender or food processer:

1 cup frozen or fresh mixed berries

1 cup coconut water

a few scoops of greek yogurt

1 banana

Optional: Add 1 tablespoon of manuka honey for extra sweetening

Pour into your cup of choice and enjoy!

Baked Kale Chips with Dill

27 Mar

Kale chips

Kale is an excellent source of antioxidants, fibre and vitamin K! Here is a great recipe for some yummy Kale Chips, an alternative to unhealthy potato chips. Another great way of getting your serving of kale is by blending it into a green morning smoothie.

Happy Tummy Healthy Body (Baked Kale Chips with Dill).

Beets, Beets, Beets!

15 Mar

Beets?

Yes beets, my new obsession. Beets have always been one of those foods that I was afraid to try. Recently I ordered an arugula salad at restaurant that had beets in it, and I thought it was delicious! I have since then been recreating my own version of the salad and doing a little bit of research on how beets are good for you.

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Here’s what I found:

Beets are a natural cleanser for the body and really good for getting rid of toxins.

They are high in folic acid this is something our body needs to keep producing healthy new cells.

Great source of dietary fibre, fibre is a big component of digestion and helps to keep things flowing through your system.

High in magnesium which is needed by the body for proper muscle and nerve functioning and helps maintain a healthy immune system to fight disease!

My beet salad recipe:

Baby arugula or mixed greens, dark greens are better, the dark colour means more nutrients like iron, women need lots of iron!

Toasted pecans

Sliced pickled beets from a jar

Sliced avocado – great source of vitamin B for healthy hair

Sprinkled bits of goat cheese on top

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