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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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Benefits of Manuka Honey

11 Apr

Benefits of Manuka Honey

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It has been said that honey contains antibacterial benefits but Manuka Honey specifically has even more antibacterial benefits than your average jar of honey. The Manuka pollen is collected by honey-bees from the Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium). The bush only flowers between 2-6 weeks of the year and comes from the same plant family as the Tea Tree in Australia.

This honey is full of antioxidants and natural properties to keep itself fresh naturally without any preservatives or refrigeration. The natural antibiotics in Manuka Honey are perfect for adding to your tea, steel cut oats or smoothie. Take daily to prevent sickness and help your body fight against disease!

When you are buying your Manuka Honey pay attention to the “Active” number, this one I have in the photograph has an active level of 12, anything over 10 is going to be beneficial! This honey tends to be a lot more expensive but a little goes a long way so you will find the jar lasting you a long time.

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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!

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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