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Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Parfait with Chia Pudding

June 25, 2020

This healthy strawberry smoothie is such a great breakfast to make on a slow morning. But, if you are in a hurry and still want to make it, I would suggest adding +1 cup to everything to make it totally drinkable for an on the go breakfast. Another thing you can do is put it in a container with a sealing lid and it travels really well since the smoothie is so thick! Believe me, I have brought one of…

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4 Ingredient Mini Pancake Cereal with Pink Power

June 23, 2020

Mini pancake cereal looks super cute, right? I saw mini pancakes from TikTok and Instagram and thought, “I bet I can healthify that recipe!”. And, rose-coloured mini pancakes are even more awesome! Plus, the soft pink colour in these little pancake bites is functional – it adds extra energy to start the day, thanks to Red Beet Crystals! Now, for the most part I aim to eat most of my carbs to fuel some kind of activity, since I want…

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Summer Fruit Aquafaba Pavlova

June 18, 2020

A pavlova is an airy cloud of meringue cradling fresh cream and fruit. It is named for ballerina Anna Pavlova, a childhood idol of mine, because it embodies lightness and effortlessness. This 100% vegan-friendly dessert is easy to make. We made it egg-free with the use of aquafaba – the liquid from a can of chickpeas. It is made dairy-free with the use of coconut whipped cream. You can make use of whatever fruit you have in abundance. Tart fruits…

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The Link Between Cardio, Respiratory and Immune Health

May 26, 2020

In these pandemic times, there’s been a massive upswing in people’s interest in exercise to support their immune, cardio and respiratory health. With gyms being closed in most areas over the past few months, it’s no wonder that online sales of things like weight training equipment and bicycles have skyrocketed. There’s also been a very noticeable increase in people jogging –and what’s not to like? It’s free, outdoors, accessible and reduces your stress while improving numerous measures of health. There…

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12 Tips to Maintain Fitness During Perimenopause

April 14, 2020

Midlife – when female athletes struggle most with fitness The slow weight gain of adulthood can be a motivator to take your exercise up a notch. But if you remember the big hair and waterfall bangs of the 80s, exercise might be getting more challenging. Being a female athlete means you have special needs, both nutritional and lifestyle-related, and these considerations become exponential as you race towards the finish line of your reproductive years. It’s not you, it’s your hormones…

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Veggilicious Donair with Pickled Turnips

March 19, 2020

This recipe is perfect for spring. Not only is it hearty enough to fuel your outdoor activities and bursting with color and flavor, it is designed to promote cleansing and detoxification. This vegan donair recipe features powerhouse detox supporters like cruciferous veggies and beets (pickled turnip with Red Beet Crystals), turmeric, fiber, and greens (flax, lentils, and Green Blend/Beyond Greens), and alliums (onions and garlic). Below is everything you need for a vegan-friendly donair feast at home! Feel free to…

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Beet ‘N’ Berry Overnight Cauli Proats

October 25, 2019
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This is one of my absolute favourite overnight oat combos.  Honestly, I am addicted to the colour, the taste, and how happy and satisfied I feel after eating them. Salus Red Beet Crystals have become a staple in my home (sponsored).  Even if you don’t like beets, these are worth a try. They’re naturally sweet, less “earthy” than regular beets, and rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant-based compounds such as betalains and nitrates.  Among their many benefits, these compounds may…

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Healthy Popcorn – 3 Ways

October 23, 2019
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Popcorn is healthy. Or unhealthy… even dangerous, all depending on how it’s done. The Good Popcorn kernels are always non-GMO, fiber-rich whole grains. If you like eating popcorn at night, I have good news. Corn kernels contain the amino acid tryptophan which can boost serotonin, the “happy” neurotransmitter. Because it can even help us have a good sleep by producing melatonin, the evening is my favourite time to eat foods rich in tryptophan. This amino acid gets into our brain…

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Family Recipes

Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops

August 1, 2019
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For the kids and the kids at heart, try this electrolyte replenishing, oxygenating ice pop post-play. I’m fairly certain it’s well known that when we engage in physical activity, we lose important electrolyte minerals through sweat and exertion. To restore that fluid balance and help our muscles recover from exercise, beverages that contain these electrolytes are extremely important. Where do we get these electrolytes if not from Gatorade? Of course, filtered water should contain trace minerals that allow us to…

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Red Beet Malabi Pudding

June 18, 2019
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Malabi pudding is the perfect cold, summer dessert. Not only is it delicious and special, but it’s also fast and simple to make. It’s a unique dessert, perfect for celebrating a birthday. Its versatility makes it a crowd pleaser. There are endless regional variations; change the toppings to suit yourself or the preferences of those being served. Best of all, it can easily be made ahead. There is a gorgeous visual contrast between the white pudding and bright syrup, as well…

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Lifestyle Recipes

Pre-Hike Smoothie from Simply Straws

May 14, 2019

Drink this smoothie with a friend, preferably before enjoying the great outdoors. It is reminiscent of all kinds of lovely spring things—fields of wildflowers, grassy green hills, picturesque sunsets that light up the sky. Pre-Hike Smoothie Category: Lifestyle, Recipes Servings:  2 Ingredients 1 cup frozen mango chunks 2 tbsp. Flora Omega Sport+ 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 tbsp. Salus Red Beet Crystals 4 celery spears 1 scoop Green Blend/Beyond Greens Instructions Blend two ingredients at a time for a layered…

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