THE “DIRTY DOZEN” – FRUITS AND VEGGIES THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO BUY ORGANIC

THE "DIRTY DOZEN" - FRUITS AND VEGGIES THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO BUY ORGANIC/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

Hello Lovelies!  I hope you’re all doing great this weekend!  Today I wanted to share a little something about buying organic.  It’s extremely important to eat a lot of fresh plant-based foods.   Not only are they good for your skin but  they make your body feel good, give you energy and help keep you lean without calorie restricting.  But knowing what produce is safe and what items to stay away from, can be a taunting task!  Find out wich produce items you should always buy organic, whenever possible.

You can’t expect to fuel your body and achieve optimal health by eating food, laced with toxic chemicals, that your body doesn’t recognize.  So, why settle for just getting by when you could be thriving?  

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KICK SUGAR THIS HALLOWEEN WITH THESE DIY CHOCOLATE-Y TREATS

KICK SUGAR THIS HALLOWEEN WITH THESE DIY CHOCOLATE-Y TREATS/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Who doesn’t love chocolate??   I do!  This recipe is the perfect substitute for for all those miniature candy bars this Halloween.  The spooky part — something sooo good can actually be good for you.  If you’re anything like me, you’re very intrigued by anything that combines both chocolate and peanut butter in the same sentence!

Skip all the calories and sugar this Halloween, and indulge in some rich, decadent chocolate-y goodness without sacrificing your goals! This recipe has only three simple ingredients and totally lives up to it’s reputation of delivering big taste without all the added sugar.  Hope you enjoy!

xoxo Saundra

 

KICK SUGAR THIS HALLOWEEN WITH THESE DIY CHOCOLATE-Y TREATS/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

VEGAN CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE BITES

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Servings: 32

Ingredients

  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 tbsp.
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DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES

DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES/ FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Happy Friday everyone!  What better way to start the weekend than with a great new recipe .  One of my favorite ways to start the day is with a healthy, protein-packed breakfast. This recipe only takes about 12 minutes to make, and is packed with enough fiber to keep you full and fueled for hours.  Best part of all they taste just as good as the traditional fluffy white pancakes.  What more could you ask for in a breakfast?!

xoxo Saundra

 

DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES/ FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL(all images by Elena Veselova)

 

FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 scoops your favourite protein
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp.
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EVERY GIRLS GUIDE TO GORGEOUS GLOSSY HAIR

EVERY GIRLS GUIDE TO GORGEOUS GLOSSY HAIR/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Hello Beauties!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.   My hair goes through some pretty intense transformations on a daily basis. Whether I’m headed to work or out for a romantic dinner date, my hair sees its fair share of heated styling tools – complete with tugging, curling, straightening and dont forget the hairspray.  While I do take precaution to use gentle products, the truth is there’s only so much you can do to save your strands while styling like this, really.

I think we all desire that gorgeous glossy hair, so I have decided to share everything from my own personal care hair routine, to tips on how to make it grow faster, break less and have more volume.  

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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 IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY EATING HABITS

THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY EATING HABITS/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Good nutrition has a very important role in your life when leading a healthy lifestyle.  When combined with exercise, good nutrition can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. It also helps reduce risk of disease, boosts energy, improves mood, and promotes great overall health.

Here are the three main reasons that I eat healthy:

1. Health – This is the most important reason to eat healthy, it helps you to stay in peak condition.  What you put in your mouth everyday has an enormous impact on your overall health.  Eating fiber will lower cholesterol and blood pressure and can prevent certain types of cancers. Fresh fruits and vegetables are very high in antioxidants which protect against a variety of diseases.  

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BENEFITS OF POST EXERCISE STRETCHING

BENEFITS OF POST EXERCISE STRETCHING/Fit.Fabullous.Beautiful

 

As I strive to live an active and healthy lifestyle, making each and everyday count, exercise has become a core part of who I am.  Living a fit and healthy lifestyle not only will change your body, but it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood.   I like to start off each and every morning with a hot cup of java, then I slip into a pair of my favorite Critical Pump leggings, before I  find a bright open space where I can engage in a good 30-45 minutes of physical activity.  Exercising each and everyday, helps me to get fit, stay healthy and feel beautiful.

One of my favorite parts of exercising is stretching.  What is stretching, you ask?  …

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HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF MACA – INCREASE YOUR ENERGY AND ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE

HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF MACA - INCREASE YOUR ENERGY AND ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful
What is Maca?

Maca is a root vegetable native to the Andes Mountains in South America.  Maca root (lepidium meyenii) is a relative of cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli and cabbage, but due to its unique properties it considered to be a “superfood.”  It has traditionally been used to enhance both the female and male libido, and help treat a variety of illnesses.  But today this superfood is readily available as a dietary supplement in the form of powder, liquid and a pill.  Maca is being used regularly by athletes to increase stamina and enhance their athletic performance, as well as help speed up post-workout muscle recovery.

HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF MACA - INCREASE YOUR ENERGY AND ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Key Health Benefits

 Maca provides a powerful source of nutrition, including:
  • Over 20 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids.
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