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I wanted to jot down what I liked to eat in my first pregnancy so I can remember come the 2nd time around (God, I’m so not ready to think about that yet…) and I figured it could perhaps be interesting to anyone out there struggling to keep their food choices healthy and not boring. Hope this helps! PRENATAL VITAMINS It’s important to start your prenatals before getting pregnant to build up your supply of folic acid. I started with Seeking Health Optimal Prenatal but taking 5 – 8 a day was a little much, so I switched to Rainbow Light Prenatals…

pre-workout smoothie

I’m so proud of this smoothie creation! I invented it on the fly when I woke up late and risked missing a yoga class on the weekend. It powered me through an intense 1h15 minute class, so I officially deem this smoothie a great pre-workout snack/light meal. 3 cups almond milk or non-dairy milk 2 tbsp almond butter 1/2 cup of blueberry and raspberry mix banana 1 scoop of vegan protein powder 1 tbsp maple syrup Dash of cinamon I think some spinach and nutmeg could also go well in this smoothie as well. Enjoy y’all!

vata balancing smoothie

A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe to help balance the Ayurvedic Dosha of Pitta. As I’m a Pitta-Vata, I thought I would make a smoothie that appeals to my crazy and lovely Vatas as well. WHAT IS VATA Every living creature on the planet is made up of the 5 elements. The doshas express patterns of energy that make each person by finding that person’s main composition of elements. The Vata dosha is defined by the inherent interaction and exchange between space and air – this dosha therefore governs movement in the body. The amount of space…

pitta balancing smoothie

Ayurveda, meaning “life-knowledge” in Sanskrit, is a holistic system of traditional medicine that looks at one’s constitution to identify balance and health, or imbalance and disease. I wrote extensively about Ayurveda and my Ayurvedic consultation here, but the gist of it is that every person has a primary dosha (like DNA, a set of elemental forces that make you who you are) and maintaining balance in your dosha is a crucial factor to health and well-being. My dosha is PITTA – VATA and as you can guess from the title of this post, it’s out of balance. WHAT IS PITTA…

Beet smoothie recipe

Beets are one of those things that you want to eat ’cause they’re good for you, but you can’t be bothered to prepare them. My lazy girl solution? Drink ’em. Beets are a good source of carbohydrates and natural sugars, making them a great veggie when you need to boost your stamina (swap your 3PM coffee with this smoothie or drink it before a heading to the gym). They also contain nutrients that lower blood pressure, fight inflammation, boost immunity and detoxify the body. Here’s how to make this beet smoothie: With a juicer, juice a few beets and carrots, and…

Cashew cheese is a staple in the non-dairy world as it makes a phenomenal alternative to cream cheese and dairy spreads. Plus, cashews are packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect us from diseases and cancers. So boo to the moo. I use cashew cheese as a spread on crackers, in sandwhiches and wraps, and even as a base for vegan pizza (don’t tell any Italians that I do that). 2 cups raw cashews, soaked for a few hours or overnight in water, to soften 1/2 cup of water 2 tablespoons lemon juice…

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A little story to preface why I made my own granola and cereal this weekend. Matt: “How much was your organic gluten-free granola thing from the health food store?” Me: “Uh, 10 bucks I think” Matt: “…So if you buy that every week you’ll have spent over $550 on granola this year.” Me: “!!!!” Oh hells no. That’s a few outfits at Club Monaco right there. So this weekend’s project was to make my own. It was very easy, it is very delicious, it’s healthier than store-bought, and baking it makes the house smell good so triple bonus right there…

Humus is the perfect snack to bring to work and munch on with gluten-free crackers or rice cakes. This versatile legume from the Middle East is high in fibre and protein and has a low glycemic index, which helps control with weight control. No humus recipe is the same in our house, as you can easily add stuff and play with flavours. Here’s a recent tasty combo: – 1 can of chick peas – 1 garlic clove – 1/4 cup tahini – Just less than 1/4 cup EVOO – Zest and juice of lemon – Sea salt and pepper –…