TIPS FOR AVOIDING LATE-NIGHT SNACKING

TIPS FOR AVOIDING LATE-NIGHT SNACKING/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Hi everyone!  Hope you’re all having a great end to the week.  I wanted to share a little bit of insight on a topic that I think many of us have struggled with before – late-night snacking.  We’ve all been there at some point or another.  Or if you are anything like me, it’s an everyday occurrence.  Somewhere just an hour or so before bedtime, a little voice says, “I’m hungry”.

I know we really shouldn’t snack at night, but how bad is it really?  Are all night-time snacks created equally?  The rules of late-night eating are not black and white, it all depends more on when your eating, what your eating and what you will be doing after you eat.  

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TURN YOUR EVERYDAY HASSLE INTO AN EVERYDAY HUSTLE WITH VEGA AND CLEAN PLANT-BASED ON-THE-GO NUTRITION

TURN YOUR EVERYDAY HASSLE INTO AN EVERYDAY HUSTLE WITH VEGA AND CLEAN PLANT-BASED ON-THE-GO NUTRITION \ FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope you all had an amazing weekend.   As we step into Fall, some of us may find it a struggle to consistently make healthy choices and provide our bodies with the proper nutrition for optimal performance.  I believe having access to the healthiest of options should be a right, not a privilege — that’s just one of the many reasons I’m proud to partner with Vega.  Living a clean and healthy lifestyle is extremely important to me, and Vega is making healthy living and clean plant-based nutrition accessible to everyone.  Vega provides a wide selection of plant-based protein, supplements and snack options.  All these products can be found for purchase online at myvega.ca or check the aisles at your local natural food and\or grocery stores.…

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BOUNCE ENERGY BALLS: GLUTEN-FREE AND GUILT-FREE SNACKING

BOUNCE ENERGY BALLS: GLUTEN-FREE AND GUILT-FREE SNACKING/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

 

Anyone living a healthy and active lifestyle, knows that life gets busy and it can be hard to stay on track when your always on the go.  Well Bounce Canada has got you covered.  My new favorite snack, Bounce Energy Balls are a delicious and nutritious on the go snack choice.  These tasty little balls of goodness are free of artificial preservatives, gluten-free and made with all natural nutritious ingredients.

Bounce Protein Energy Balls are available in a variety of flavours such as Peanut, Coconut Lemon, Coconut Macadamia, Spirulina Ginseng, Almond, Berry Coconut, Cacao Orange, Cacao Mint and Apple Cinnamon.  With each flavour having its own intended benefits, ranging from an afternoon pick me up, a post-workout protein punch, or an extra dose of natural fibre.  …

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THE TRUE WONDER WOMAN SUPER SMOOTHIE

The True Wonder Woman Super Smoothie/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiiful

Who is Wonder Woman you might ask?   Wonder Woman is an Amazon and was granted her powers by the Greek gods, in particular by Aphrodite who created the Amazons.  It is said that much of her strength came from her training and channeling of her mental powers into physical abilities.

The truth is, we all secretly have super powers within.  Sometimes we just can’t figure out how to use them properly.  In honour of all the True Wonder Women of the world, I created a smoothie that combines the antioxidant and cancer preventative powers of cherries with the hormone balancing and mood enhancing powers of the maca root .  This smoothie is sure to stimulate your body, boost your energy and enhance your performance.  …

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A SIMPLE LESSON ON EGG AWARENESS – HERE’S A BREAK DOWN OF YOUR CURRENT SUPERMARKET EGG OPTIONS

Hers's a break down of your current supermarket egg options/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

 

Once upon a time in the grocery store, we were faced with the choice of only two kinds of eggs: brown or white.  Even then, did we really know what that meant?  Well most of us assumed when we were buying brown eggs they were the healthier choice.  Well, nowadays there’s more to selecting the right eggs than just the colour.  With so many egg options available at the supermarket today, it can get a little confusing.   To help you make an educated decision next time you buy eggs, I put together a little  break down of your current egg options.

A simple lesson on egg awareness - here's a break down of your current egg options

Your Current Egg Options:

Standard Eggs – these hens are raised in cages under cramped conditions prohibiting natural behaviours.…

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MAPLE WALNUT PROTEIN SMOOTHIE – MY NEW GUILTY PLEASURE

 

When it comes to smoothies, I usually like to experiment and create my own tasty concoctions to be shared with all of you.  But I could hardly resist, when I came across this tasty non dairy version of such a classic ice cream favour, I was just dying to try it.  Not only was this smoothie created by my all time favourite protein creator Vega, but it didn’t disappoint!

 I  am so excited to share this recipe with you and can’t wait for you to try it!   With its sweet Canadian maple core and the toasted crunch of walnuts, how could anyone resist this guilty pleasure.  I hope you all find it as delicious and indulgent as did I.…

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BLUEBERRY MUFFIN PROTEIN POWER SMOOTHIE

 

After a good workout, I always turn to a delicious smoothie to satisfy my hunger and fuel my body with the right nutrients for repair and recovery.  To ensure my smoothie will fill me up and keep me satisfied for more than a few minutes, I’ve learned that I need to pack it with nutritious ingredients such as whole grains, fresh fruits, greens and of course protein.

Another great addition to any smoothie is a spoonful of nut butter or a handful of chopped nuts to add a little texture, with the added benefits of healthy fats.  To achieve the unique “muffin” flavour in this smoothie, I turned to butter extract and uncooked oats to achieve the right taste and consistency.…

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SKINNY DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER MUFFINS

 

When I came across this recipe from Chelsea Lords of Chelsea’s Messy Apron, I practically fell out of my chair.  Can we talk about this for a second??   Chocolate, Peanut Butter and more Chocolate all wrapped together in one mouth-watering bite, in what way can we call all of that Skinny?  These muffins are basically all of my favorite things rolled into one.  If this woman has some how accomplished this, then  Sign. Me. Up!

These delicious little treats are the healthier, skinnier version of the greatest chocolate cake you may ever taste!  With absolutely no added butter or oil. And not even a pinch of flour, these muffins are also gluten-free.

So you may be asking yourself …how can these actually taste good?  …

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YOUR NEXT GENERATION SMOOTHIE: GUIDE TO MAKING A SUPER SIMPLE SMOOTHIE BOWL

What is a smoothie bowl ?

I’m sure everyone knows what a smoothie is nowadays, but what about a smoothie bowl? These filling and extremely nutritious breakfast bowls are just like smoothies, but thicker so they can be spooned up and topped with extra goodies.

Smoothie bowls are the perfect breakfast or healthy snack for those who like to sit and eat their food versus sipping it from a straw. It’s also a super easy way to pack tons of superfoods, protein, vitamins and minerals into one simple meal.

How to make a smoothie bowl!

Unlike a smoothie where all the ingredients are mixed together, smoothie bowls are usually topped with delicious toppings – like nuts, seeds, granola, fruit, shredded coconut or chia seeds – to add nutritional value and a little crunch.…

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BLUEBERRY VANILLA CREAM SMOOTHIE

Why is it so important to consume protein immediately after we exercise?  After we workout our muscles are completely depleted.  Therefore our bodies require an abundance of protein and other nutrients to help build and repair our muscles.  Additionally, if we intake the proper nutrition immediately after a good workout, our bodies are biochemically “primed” for maximum nutrient absorption.

My favorite way to fuel my muscles for recovery, is to create a delicious post workout drink.  Blueberries are filled with many antioxidants therefore they are a great addition to any smoothie.  Try one of my go to recovery creations today !

 Blueberry Vanilla Cream Smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla vega sport performance protein
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp wheat grass powder ( optional)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth, sip and enjoy!…

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