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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5 SIMPLE NO FUSS EATING TIPS: A GUIDE TO LOSING THE LAST FEW POUNDS

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!

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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.…

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THE ULTIMATE PB & J POST WORKOUT RECOVERY SMOOTHIE

 

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.
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BEST GRAB AND GO SNACKS TO BETTER YOUR HEALTH

 

When you are always on the go and spending most of your time getting from point A to point B,  it’s important to plan ahead.  Keeping healthy snacks and water on hand at all times will keep you in check, so you don’t find yourself heading to the drive thru to curb your cravings.  Nuts are not only one of the easiest snacks to take with you on the go, but they provide many health benefits too.

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Almonds would be the number one choice of nut for snacking, often a favorite among nut eaters.   Not only are these little gems low in calories and high in calcium they are the best choice for health and disease prevention.  Rich in vitamin E and fibre they help fight inflammation and conditions such as lung cancer.  …

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD START EATING CHERRIES TODAY

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There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy locally grown hand-picked fresh fruit.  Because of where I live, there are many fruits and vegetables readily available to me from local farms right on the side of the road. Cherries are among my favorite fruits to buy in the summer months. With such a variety of cherries grown here in Canada, some wich are sweet (mostly eaten raw) and others sour (often baked into crisps and pies) everyone is sure to enjoy their taste.  In addition, these delicious super fruits are packed full of all the antioxidants and nutrients we need for living a healthy lifestyle.  I am going to share all the reasons why, I try to include cherries in my diet everyday.…

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CHOCOLATE VANILLA CREAM SMOOTHIE

 

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.

INGREDIENTS

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 scoop Vega Chocolate all-in-one Nutritional Shake

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.  …

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OVERNIGHT OATS 5 WAYS

When striving to live a healthy and fit lifestyle, good nutrition plays a huge role in your success.  If your goal is to look good then you should know that 80% of your results are determined by what goes in your mouth each day and exercise only accounts for the remaining 20% .

I like to start each and everyday off with a bowl of nutritious oatmeal.  Not only is it rich in soluble fibre, this breakfast staple contains both calcium and potassium.  If consumed on a daily basis oats can also provide multiple health benefits.  They are known to help lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, help stabilize blood sugars and help prevent breast cancer.

One of my favorite preparations of this grain is overnight in the refrigerator.  …

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CHERRY VANILLA PROTEIN POWER SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is sure to tantalize your taste buds all while providing the right nutrients to fuel your recovery process after an intense workout!

Ingredients

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!

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STRAWBERRY COCONUT DREAM SMOOTHIE

 

Try my latest smoothie creation! A hint of summer, a glimmer of the tropics and completely satisfying!

Ingredients

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!

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