Drew (drink + chew) your smoothie

Are you hesitant to give smoothies a go because you feel you won’t be completely satisfied with drinking your food and would prefer to chew your food? I completely understand the need for chewing. After all, we’ve been wired to chew food to obtain nutrients and calories which are used to fuel our bodies. Chewing…

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Smoothie

Did you know? Peppermint oil has been shown to be effective at naturally treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Studies show that peppermint oil reduces spasms in the colon, relaxes the muscles of your intestines, and can help to reduce bloating and gassiness. To help relieve IBS symptoms, try: Adding 1–2 drops of peppermint essential oil…

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I lost my Costco virginity

OMG, I recently discovered a magical place called Costco! I know I know, you’re probably thinking – “Has this chick been hiding under a rock her entire life?” OK, so I knew Costco existed, but I never thought to venture into it to find healthy food options. Little did I know, Costco not only caters…

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4 ways to effortless weight loss & better health

There are many different approaches to weight loss, health and fitness – so many that it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to figure out which approach will work best for you. Looking back, I spent most of my life struggling to maintain my weight through intense and excessive exercise and a “healthy” diet that…

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How to winterize your smoothie

Do you find yourself drinking your smoothie with your shoulders up to your ears, teeth chattering, lips turning blue — all while you have a mini heater blasting at you and a blanket thrown over your shoulders? I get it – a cold smoothie on a cold Fall/Winter day can be uncomfortable to drink and…

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4 ways to boost your smoothie

Have you heard about different ‘superfoods’ that can be added to smoothies to make them even more healthy? There are many great powders, spices, herbs and foods that can supercharge your already supercharged smoothie; so many that it’s easy to get overwhelmed in the land of superfoods. I always recommend keeping things simple, but I…

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9 hacks for creating YOUR perfect smoothie

Although making a smoothie isn’t anywhere near rocket science, it still takes some experimentation to create just the right flavour, temperature and texture for your palate. I’ve put together some smoothie hacks that will not only help troubleshoot issues you may encounter in the land of smoothie making, but also help you create smoothies that…

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Stability ball workout: Legs, butt & core

So, my hand/wrist was out of order for unknown reasons (or maybe old age 😫) a few weeks back, which forced me to come up with workouts that didn’t require gripping or applying pressure on my hand. I came up with this stability ball workout which targets the legs, butt and core. As you probably…

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Holiday-inspired smoothie recipes

How would you like to indulge in holiday flavours like egg nog, candy cane, gingerbread, roasted chestnut and peppermint mocha without worrying about your waistline expanding over the holidays? I don’t know about you, but I certainly would which is why I spent a weekend in my kitchen creating a few NEW holiday-inspired smoothie recipes!…

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Drink your greens

Are you looking for an simple way to keep your immune system strong and energy levels high during your busy season? A quality greens powder can be an excellent addition to your diet especially during times when vegetables and fruits are the last thing on your mind and plate. Veggies and fruits are packed with…

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