Layering for Winter Walks with Lolë
Having a husband whose favourite season is winter, I’ve learned to embrace the inevitable and find my own love for the snow. I live in Canada after all! Snowmobiling, snowshoeing and crisp winter walks with my girl are a few of the things I love doing outside in the winter. He’s taught me well in that dressing properly is the key to staying warm and dry while participating in winter activities. For example layering ability, fabric quality, and
Homegrown Mint Tea
With the cold weather well upon us there are few things that warm me up as much as a hot cup of tea, especially when it’s enjoyed in front of a cozy fire. I LOVE tea! But despite my fondness of the hot beverage, we’ve lost touch until recently. Up until a year ago green tea was my caffeine fix of choice. I’d start my morning with a scoop of Matcha in my breakfast smoothie, and then would
Creamy Homemade Dark Chocolate
Want to know a dark little secret?  I eat 2 pieces of chocolate every evening.  I LOVE chocolate!  It makes me happy.  What makes me even more happy is enjoying it guilt-free!  I have been working on perfecting my dark chocolate recipe for some time and am excited to have finally found “the one”.  My husband, the “healthy food critic” is also a big fan. Guilt-free chocolate you say?  How can that be so?  We have
Planning for Success
At some point, failed New Year’s resolutions have been a reality for us all. You vow to get back on track on Monday after a weekend of overindulgence. Your morning starts off great with a healthy breakfast, but you run out of time to pack your lunch. Before you know it, it’s 12 pm and you are famished. You try to opt for a healthy option so you grab a salad. It fills you up
Alcohol & Your Goals
‘Tis the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, and all-around good cheer. Overeating during the holidays can undoubtedly cause you to derail from your health and fitness goals, but many don’t realize that binge drinking can have similar effects. Whether you are a regular social drinker or only indulge on special occasions, here are four reasons why alcohol is not conducive to your goals:   1) Higher calories Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, whereas carbohydrates
Crispy Coconut Balls
Who needs dessert when you have Crispy Coconut Balls?! Not only are they delicious they are super easy to make, all natural, and much healthier than many other tempting treats.   Crispy Coconut Balls Makes 18 Balls Ingredients: 1 cup of chopped dates 1/2 cup of xylitol 1/4 cup of coconut oil 1 tsp egg substitute 2 tbsp water 1 1/2 cup puffed brown rice cereal 1 tsp vanilla Shredded coconut Preparation: Mix first 3 ingredients together
Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl
​Check out my Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl using VERDA Plant Based Superfood in Chocolate Truffle. So good you’ll feel like your eating dessert for breakfast!   Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl Makes 1 Serving Ingredients:  1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder 1 scoop of VERDA Plant Based Superfood in Chocolate Truffle 1/4 tsp xanthan gum Ice 1/2 banana 1/2 cup of my Homemade Cashew Granola (click here for recipe) Preparation: Mix
The Importance of Hydration
While water does not provide direct energy and calories it is essential in the proper functioning of your body. The human body is made up of 60% water. Every cell in the body contains water and it is required for processes such as digestion, circulation, and temperature regulation. It also helps keep your skin, hair and nails healthy, strong and radiant. Not getting enough water can cause low energy, headaches, irritability and a decreased immune
Very Berry Granola Parfait
This morning I made my Homemade Cashew Granola recipe and my house smells amazing! I got a little creative and made Very Berry Granola Parfaits using VERDA Plant Based Superfood The best part is it only takes ~20 min to make! You have to try it out for yourself!   Homemade Cashew Granola Makes 6 – 8 servings  Ingredients:  2 cups of rolled oats 2 tbsp hemp seeds 2 tbsp chia seeds 1/2 cup raw cashews,
Organic food: Is it worth the cost?
The popularity of organic food is ever increasing. Consumers continue to become more concerned with their health as well as the impacts of conventional farming on the environment and, therefore, are choosing to buy organic. Organic food, however, is more expensive than conventional food and can be harder to find in more rural areas. Many people are also hesitant to trust organic labelling and question if the benefits do actually outweigh the extra costs. So