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Nutrition

23 Apr, 2018

5 lower sugar, banana-less smoothies to try right now

Trying to keep your sugar consumption under control? These 5 lower sugar, banana-less smoothies are here to help! With ingredients that are high in fibre, healthy fats and quality protein, you'll feel fuller for longer and keep your blood sugar in check. Get that blender ready! Smoothie season is almost heeeerrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeee!!!! (Said in my [...]

26 Mar, 2018

Easy meal prep: Stir fry dinners for a week

Overwhelmed by meal prep? Make it easier for yourself with stir fry dinners for a week. Here's my simple process that'll have you eating healthy, delicious meals all week long. Let's talk meal variety. On most nights, if you were to talk into my apartment at dinner time, you'd probably see the same [...]

26 Feb, 2018

Natural Food and Wellness Highlights from CHFA West 2018

Just as some avidly follow fashion trends, celebrity gossip and sports, my love for following health and wellness trends runs deep. The holistic wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert in me loves to see how functional foods are being used in new ways, and watching how they emerge from being super niche to mainstream. On [...]

19 Feb, 2018

Is it a food intolerance, or are you just stressed?

It's time for yet another chat about one of my favourite topics..... digestion! Are you surprised? Probably not. But if you want some nutrition geekery this morning, I'm about to deliver. Food intolerances, allergies and gut health - they're all hot topics these days. Have you ever suspected that you're sensitive to things like gluten, [...]

14 Feb, 2018

Raspberry Almond Coconut Chia Pudding

Happy Valentine's Day! In honour of today's Hallmark holiday, and carrying on this week's theme of self love and self care, I figured a little sweet treat was in order. Not just any sweet treat though - a versatile one that's make-aheadable, portable, and healthy enough to eat for breakfast, as a snack, or as [...]

22 Jan, 2018

Prebiotics vs probiotics: Best sources and why they matter for a happy gut

Oh yes, it's time for another chat about digestion and gut health! I'm always fascinated and super excited to watch the trends that come and go in the wellness world. If you happened to catch the predictions of Well+Good and Mind Body Green that were released last month, you probably noticed that gut health is [...]

8 Jan, 2018

9 ways to get your daily dose of collagen (with and without supplements)

Collagen is having a moment, and being someone with big interests in skin and gut health, I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't into it myself. You've probably seen it popping up everywhere as a supplement, and a while back I mentioned it as one of the occasional supplements I take. That sparked several [...]

11 Dec, 2017

6 ways to winterize your smoothie routine

If you're a hardcore smoothie lover, I'm willing to bet you've sipped your favourite blended creation from under a blanket at least a few times. I've been there too, sitting at the table in my coziest sweater, favourite green smoothie in one hand and a mug of hot tea in the other. That habit wasn't [...]

27 Nov, 2017

Your must-have holiday SOS detox guide

At the time I'm writing this, we're still in the early stages of the holidays. Trees and lights are going up, Christmas shopping has begun, and I'm pretty sure I've already heard Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" at least 5 times. - not that I'm complaining. Holiday parties are starting, and [...]

20 Nov, 2017

Maintaining healthy habits during holiday stress

It's November 20th, and according to Costco as of about 3 weeks ago, the festive season is already here. I haven't started any decorating yet, but you can sure bet I've had my Spotify Christmas playlists streaming from my computer for a while now. (Please say I'm not the only one??) One of the topics [...]

6 Nov, 2017

Gift Guide for the Superfoodie’s Holistic Healing Kitchen

This post is sponsored by iHerb. Question: When it comes to holiday shopping, do you love it or hate it? Personally, I love the process of planning, curating and wrapping gifts for people in my life – especially when the latter is done with a hot beverage nearby and a solid Christmas playlist. I’ve never been [...]

5 Nov, 2017

Skin-Nourishing Collagen Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yep, still eating pumpkin things over here. Back when I was in university, I had a Starbucks credit card. I chose it because it allowed me to collect Starbucks credit every time I purchased anything - groceries, clothes, etc. I used this card all the time, and as a result, don't think I ever had [...]

29 Oct, 2017

6-Ingredient Matcha Mint Dark Chocolate Cups

Halloween is on Tuesday, so let's celebrate with a chocolatey treat, shall we? I've been testing a LOT of nut-free sweet treats lately - some successful, and some very much not! The reason behind it all is that one of my lunch customers at work has a severe nut allergy, and she can't eat sunflower [...]

16 Oct, 2017

3 water infusions to make staying hydrated more delicious

This post is sponsored by Dopper. Let’s talk hydration. Specifically, staying hydrated when it’s cold outside and the last thing you feel like doing is drinking water – or at least that’s how I feel when I’m cold. As someone who loves high sweat activities, hydration during training and races is a topic that’s often [...]