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May 6, 2019

Blood sugar stability is King when discussing how your food choices and eating habits support metabolism, hormone balance, and improving health markers such as cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity. Learning how to stabilize and optimize your blood sugar throughout the day, and preventing extreme spikes and dips during and after meals can also have a dramatic impact on your overall energy levels, mood, concentration, and...

March 22, 2019

Willpower - let’s talk about it. It’s not uncommon to believe that the reason you were unable to stick to your diet was due to a lack of willpower. You tried to be “good” and eat a low-calorie, “clean” breakfast (or maybe you skipped breakfast), then ate the low-calorie, “clean” lunch you packed (or maybe you skipped lunch, too). Then 4:00 rolls around and you’re starving. You find yourself scouring the cupboards and munching...

February 28, 2019

Cocoa Coffee Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup liquid (I used Ripple dairy-free milk, but almond milk or coconut milk would be good too)

2 handfuls of spinach or kale

A shot of cold-brew coffee 

1/2 a frozen banana

2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

4 ice cubes

Optional: Protein powder

Directions:

1. Add liquid and greens to a h...

February 27, 2019

We’ve been bombarded with so many extreme diets over the years it’s hard to keep track of them all. There’s been low fat, high protein, low carb, vegan, paleo, keto, raw food diets, liquid diets, grapefruit diets, cabbage soup diets! What gives?! One of the most confusing topics for people right now seems to be whether carbohydrates are good or bad. Should we avoid them? Do they cause insulin resistance, diabetes, heart diseas...

February 23, 2019

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins

Servings: 14 muffins

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas, mashed

2 eggs

½ cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used Ripple - 8 grams of protein per cup!)

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups rolled oats

1 tablespoon chia seeds

¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

1. Pre-heat the...

February 17, 2019

Not only do we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but February is also American Heart Month making it the perfect time to give your heart all of the love. I’m guessing you’ve heard all about the warnings about saturated fat and cholesterol increasing your risk for heart disease, and maybe you’ve even been watching your salt intake. But did you know that inflammation is one of the primary culprits in the progression of heart disease? H...

February 13, 2019

Coconut Truffles 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup + 2  tablespoons cacao butter 
2 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ cup agave nectar
3/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons shredded coconut, unsweetened 

Directions:

1. Chop cacao butter into small pieces
2. Fill a small saucepan with a few inches of water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Turn it off. Place the cacao butter in a heat proof bowl, and place...

February 11, 2019

There’s no way around it – eating well while travelling is HARD. You may have seen those accounts on Instagram and think that making all of your healthy meals and packing Tupperware containers is the only way to eat well away from home. Unless you are a body builder or figure competitor striving for extremely low body fat for a competition, those extreme travel strategies aren’t necessary. With that said, many food choices are...

February 11, 2019

 Strawberry Mango Collagen Bars

Servings: 9 bars

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened dried mango, sliced

½ cup freeze dried strawberries

4 scoops Vital Protein Collagen Peptides

1 tablespoon honey

Juice of ½ lemon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon sea salt

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes

Directions:

1. Prepare a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper

2. Bring some water to a low bo...

January 27, 2019

I'm all for quick and convenient meals and snacks! However, most of the quick and convenient options on the market are less than ideal when it comes to supporting your health and wellbeing. More often than not, they're full of overly processed and refined flour, sugar, and unrecognizable ingredients being added to your grab -and-go options. 

Early morning workouts are particularly challenging to fuel beforehand... nobody wants...

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