January 17, 2018

Canadian Wild Blueberry Muffins

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup gluten free flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup hemp hearts
Wet Ingredients:
2 small bananas
1 egg or flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal 2 tbsp water)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups almond milk (Add 1/4 cup to make it a bit more wet if you’d like)
1 cup Canadian wild blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup ground flax meal
Agave to taste
Add the wet then the dry ingredients into your Vitamix. Blend on low then turn it up half way. Stir in the wild blueberries. Pour into muffin liners spritzed with coconut oil spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until done. Let them cool and then enjoy with your family. Bon Appétit.


January 17, 2018

Winter Styles

Loving all of these winter outfits, which one is your favourite?

January 8, 2018

Berry & Kale Smoothie Recipe!

Looking for an easy yet yummy smoothie recipe that has great nutritional value? You’ve got to try this berry & kale smoothie that the kids and I have been enjoying. The berries are high in nutrients and antioxidants. Kale is an excellent source of vitamin C. Carrots help regulate blood sugar levels and helps with your digestive health. Ginger root reduces pain and inflammation. Besides being really good for you, this smoothie is also quite delicious. The recipe is posted below and here’s a super quick video of me throwing it all together. Now that’s what I call healthy fast food!

2 cups frozen 4 berry blend
2 cups almond milk
1 cup frozen kale
2 scoops of vanilla Pea Protein
1 carrots
A bit of fresh ginger root
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth. Add water, if needed, to get the consistency you like. Enjoy!
December 18, 2017

New Year, New You!

As we transition into 2018, I want you to share with you a few words of encouragement.

*First, the world needs you! It needs the unique light that only you can bring to it. So keep striving to be your best you, keep loving on the people around you and keep making a positive difference in your corner of the world.

*Second, remember to fill your heart with gratitude. There is so much to be grateful for; so many blessings in your life. Give thanks for the small and big things. It’s so important to keep giving thanks with a grateful heart.

*The third and final thing is to set your intentions for the new year. I don’t believe in making New Year’s Resolutions per se, but I do think there’s something amazing about setting an intention live happier, to choose to be healthier, to love more fully and to contribute in meaningful ways to the world we live in. So go ahead and set some intentions for the new year that resonate well with your values and who you are.

Og Mandino said, “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” So set the intention to plant some good seeds, be grateful for what you have and keep striving to be your best you. Sending you good vibes, positivity and blessings for the new year.

Btw, in 2018, I’ll be running a 30 day ‘Mind, Body and Soul Transformation Program‘ where I will give you tools and resources to help you make healthier eating choices, build a more positive mindset and get into a deeper relationship with God. If you’re ready and open to making this kind of positive change in your life, then you can join by simply clicking this link: New Year, New You!

November 22, 2017

Top 5 Black Friday Survival Tips

With Black Friday just around the corner, it’s important to prepare yourself for impact. These 5 tips will help you navigate the treacherous Black Friday terrain. I’ll see you on the other side my friend. 😉

Survival tip number 1: Gear up!

Ditch the heels and lace up your sturdiest pair of sneakers. Not the super cute white Converse ones either, I mean the old school running shoes in the back of your closet that you haven’t worn in years. Why? If someone steps on them, and they will, you won’t lose precious shopping time looking down to see if they’re scuffed. You’ll also be able to run around from store to store without worrying that your feet are going to be killing you by the end of the day.

Survival tip number 2: Hydrate dude!

Keep yourself fuelled so you don’t fade. You might be tempted to take a break for lunch and have a quick martini. Don’t do it!!! It’ll dull your senses for the afternoon and you’ll never get your shopping edge back again. Instead, stick with water, botanically based hydration powders, coffee or energy fizz sticks. Beware though, bathrooms are tough places to be on Black Friday. Even those with the strongest stomachs might not be able to handle the mall bathrooms on Black Friday. Dude, you were warned.

Survival tip number 3: Research well!

Make your list and check it twice! Know who you’re shopping for and what they’d love. Check out what stores have it and make a game plan for how you’re going to easily pick it up. Do this by ordering the stores, starting with those closest together, to those furthest away. That way you’re not running back and forth through the mall. Instead, you have a organized plan of attack.

Survival tip number 4: The buddy system!

Looking to escape those stores in one piece? Bring a buddy and a reliable way to communicate with them. Picture this:  as soon as you enter the store, one of you can go directly to stand in line while the other beelines to the item you came for. Keep the lines of communication open by walkie-talkie or cellphone, so you can keep in touch with your shopping bestie. This by far is one of the quickest ways to cross your preferred items off your list.

Survival tip number 5: Pick your battles!

You’ve seen the footage, people fighting like crazy over the last iPad at Best Buy, like it’s the last case of water on the shelf and they’re a doomsday hoarder. Dude, don’t be that guy. Sometimes, you just gotta let it go because it’s not worth the stress. Take it from me, drop the iPad and moonwalk right back out of that store.

Hope my Top 5 Black Friday Survival Tips help you to get prepared and survive the treacherous terrain of the malls and plazas this weekend. As for me, I’m planning on doing all of my shopping online. Personally, I think that’s the ultimate Black Friday Survival Tip. You still get the deals but you don’t have to slough through traffic, fight for parking spots once you get to the mall, push your way through stores to see if they still have what you’re looking for or run around from store to store all day long. Feel free to swap out the other five for this Yoda of a survival tip. Wishing you iron-man endurance as you attempt to survive Black Friday. Drop a comment below and let me know if you’re going to be braving the malls or shopping online this year?