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.
Continue Reading

5 TIPS TO STAYING FIT FOR THE WORKING GIRL: YOUR GUIDE TO STAYING ACTIVE AT THE OFFICE

5 TIPS TO STAYING FIT FOR THE WORKING GIRL: YOUR GUIDE TO STAYING ACTIVE AT THE OFFICE/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

To maintain good health, it is important to keep moving and stay active throughout the day.  But, for those of us who have jobs keeping us at our desks all day, this can sometimes seem like a daunting task.

It has been proven that sitting for long periods of time has become one of the major risk factors for poor health.  Overtime this inactivity is leading to an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.

So I think it’s in everyone’s best interest to get up and get moving – even while we’re at work.  There are plenty of ways to become more active in the workplace.  Here are just a few of my ideas to get you started.…

Continue Reading

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.  …

Continue Reading

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST NATURAL DEODORANT

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST NATURAL DEODORANT

 

Finding the best natural deodorant on the market can be a difficult task.  Many of the formulas may be goopy, leave stains on your clothes and have unpleasant scents.  I know this, because I have experienced it first hand.  As I started my journey as a blogger a little over a year ago, one of my first posts was “Why to go natural when choosing a deodorant.”  I explained in detail, the harsh effects of the ingredients found in these products we apply to our bodies each and every day.  I also talked about one of the best natural deodorants I had discovered at the time.  Since then I have tried several new products and eventually found one that worked for me.…

Continue Reading

EVERY WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PROTEIN – WHY WOMEN NEED PROTEIN TOO

Protein consumption is one of the most important factors in a woman’s diet today.  Yet very few of us are educated on why women need protein, how much we need, and how to incorporate it into our diets.  Proper nutrition can be complex all on its own, but as woman the confusion is an even bigger struggle.  Where do we turn to for nutrition advice these days.  As most of the information available for protein is geared directly towards men and increasing muscle mass.

You ask yourself, do woman have different nutritional needs than a man?  Well of course we do!  Not only do we have different fitness goals than most men, but most of us are looking to achieve a healthy, toned and lean physique, not a bulky one.  

Continue Reading

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.…

Continue Reading

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.…

Continue Reading

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.…

Continue Reading

5 LAST-MINUTE TIPS TO GET FIT, BE FABULOUS, AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL FOR MARCH BREAK

Original image courtesy of pexels.com

 

All though you may have had big plans to focus on healthy eating and step up your fitness game in the weeks leading up to your March Break getaway, your plans to be bikini ready likely got pushed aside. As time began slipping away, everyday life left you stress-eating and lacking the time or energy to step foot in the gym. Well don’t fret – these last-minute tips will get you back on track, so let’s get fit, be fabulous and feel beautiful!

xoxo Saundra



LAST – MINUTE TIPS FOR MARCH BREAK

5 last minute tips to get FIT, be FABULOUS, and feel BEAUTIFUL for March Break! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

1. Drink up – staying hydrated will help to keep you de-bloated and have your skin looking fresh and supple.  Don’t forget to drink up while you are travelling either.  …

Continue Reading

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?  …

Continue Reading