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.…
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. …
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.…
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.…
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.…
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!
- 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)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth, sip and enjoy!…
If you know me, then you already know how much I love peanut butter! I like to slather rice cakes or apples with my favorite all natural peanut butter for a quick and healthy snack, and my go to smoothie has always been peanut butter banana! Well I felt like it was time to come up with a new spin on my favorite post workout drink! Who doesn’t love pb & j ? Check out my recipe below for a nutrient packed twist of a must-loved flavour combo!
PB & J POST WORKOUT RECOVERY SMOOTHIE
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp. all natural peanut butter
- 1 cup frozen berries ( I like to use cherries! )
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
- 1 tsp.
Try my latest creation! With the smooth rich taste of chocolate, and just a hint of vanilla this smoothie is sure to tantalize your taste buds and provide all the power you need to fuel an intense workout or help speed your recovery.
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
2 small frozen bananas
1/4 kale ( I use frozen)
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp. Chia seeds
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients in your blender until combined, drink and enjoy! Add ice or additional almond milk to adjust to your desired thickness.
If you like this recipe then check out my Super Girl Breakfast smoothie! Smoothies are a great way to get in extra nutrients each day and are great snacks between meals whether you are short on time or always on the go. …
This smoothie is sure to tantalize your taste buds all while providing the right nutrients to fuel your recovery process after an intense workout!
1 scoop vanilla Vega protein
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or cashew milk
1/2 cup vanilla greek yoghurt
1 1/2 cups frozen cherries
1/4 cup kale ( I freeze my kale first )
1 tbsp. chia seeds
ice ( optional )
Combine all ingredients in a blender, mix well and enjoy! Add more or less ice to achieve desired thickness. Do you love smoothies too? Then check out My top 5 smoothie ingredients here!
Try my latest smoothie creation! A hint of summer, a glimmer of the tropics and completely satisfying!
1 cup almond milk ( adjust amount to achieve desired thickness)
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup kale (optional)
1 scoop Vega coconut almond protein
1 tbsp flax
3/4 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender or vitamix, and enjoy! If you love smoothies like I do, then check out my Super Girl breakfast smoothie here!