STRAWBERRY BANANA YOGURT SMOOTHIE

STRAWBERRY BANANA YOGURT SMOOTHIE/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL
 It’s so great that people are investing in their health more and taking ownership of it.  It can be so empowering knowing that you are in charge of YOU.  Although it sounds so simple, and perhaps obvious, your health is something that can be easily overlooked.  What we put in our bodies each day has such a huge effect on us internally and externally.   I love sharing my new recipes with you guys, they are all quick and easy!   But most of all, they are no fuss, super healthy and delicious. I hope you enjoy my latest smoothie creation!!!!!
xoxo Saundra
STRAWBERRY BANANA YOGURT SMOOTHIE/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL
 STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 1/ cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla Vega sport protein

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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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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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 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.  …

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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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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