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. …
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.
Your Current Egg Options:
Standard Eggs – these hens are raised in cages under cramped conditions prohibiting natural behaviours.…
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.…
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!
LAST – MINUTE TIPS FOR MARCH BREAK
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. …
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? …
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!…
Cutting out all the excess unneeded calories from your diet is important when trying to lose weight, but it’s much easier said than done. With these simple no fuss tips, you can easily cut up to 500 calories a day from your diet, and be on track to dropping as much as 1 pound per week! Check out my 5 simple tips below to get started!
5 Simple Tips to losing those last few pounds!
1. Don’t eat in front of the television! You’ll end up eating up to 300 extra calories per meal. Instead, enjoy all your meals at the kitchen table, and swap one hour of TV for a brisk after noon hike or walk. All together, you could burn between 500-600 calories.…
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.