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Desserts, Drinks, Recipes / 14.01.2020

I can still remember 7 year old me trying to convince my mom that soda floats weren't dessert whenever we went to the Spur or Wimpy diner. Most people don't have the slightest idea what a soda float is, and that's so sad. A soda float is the glorious marriage of a glass of cold soda (my favourite was creme soda) and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. When the ice cream starts to melt it makes this fizzy deliciousness. This can be enjoyed with a...

Breakfast, Drinks, Recipes / 11.11.2019

With Medjool dates, maca and mesquite for a hint of salted caramel. In general, I'm more of a sweet tooth when it comes to breakfast. I also always try and keep it healthy and balanced especially in the week. This toasted coconut smoothie is the perfect combination of delicious and nutritious. Let's get blending! Ingredient break down I chose to use pea protein because I prefer the taste to whey protein, but you can use any protein of your choosing; vanilla, chai, maybe even chocolate for extra decadence. The addition of...

Drinks, Recipes / 05.11.2019

Cool off this summer with this crisp, smooth and refreshing Peach Ice Tea. There’s nothing quite as nice as sitting outside, enjoying the sunny weather and sipping on a glass of iced tea.Ok, maybe having one of these Matcha popsicles with white chocolate and pistachio is pretty good too! This homemade ice tea is easy to make and is all-natural, low in sugar, and loaded with fresh mint, peaches, and lemon. I used green tea, but rooibos tea or even earl grey would also complement these flavours perfectly. Secret to the...

Drinks, Recipes / 26.09.2019

Luxuriously smooth latte with added maca and naturally sweetened with Medjool dates. This rooibos chaga latte recipe is perfect for natural energy, fertility, PCOS, and hormonal balance. The mix of chaga and maca is the perfect caffeine-free pick-me-up replacement for your morning coffee.  Ladies, if you are finding yourself in the luteal or menstrual phase of your cycle this would be the ideal latte for you. According to Alissa Vitti from FLO Living's book, Women Code, our energy levels are at their lowest during these two phases. So...

Drinks, Recipes / 15.08.2019

Seasonal citrus juice with cinnamon and ginger to add a spicy and warm flavour . Did you know that you don't need a juicer to actually make your own juices at home ? A sturdy blender and a nut milk bag, cheese cloth or fine strainer would do the trick ! I almost always use my blender and nut milk bag to make a juice because it's so much less work to clean up afterwards than with a juicer. Just remember to chop the fruit and vegetables into...

Drinks, Recipes / 28.01.2019

AsWHAT? Classified as an adaptogen; that helps the body manage stress. Ashwagandha has been used for over 3000 years to relieve stress, increase energy levels and improve concentration. So what does science say about ashwagandha? Can reduce blood sugar levels ; human studies found that ashwagandha successfully reduced blood sugar levels for both healthy people and people with diabetes (1,2,3,4) . Can reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels ; (5,6) one study found that compared to the control group , adults who was chronically stressed and supplemented with ashwagandha had a...