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)
 
Optional:
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup ground flax meal
Agave to taste
 
Directions:
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 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!

Ingredients:
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
Directions:
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth. Add water, if needed, to get the consistency you like. Enjoy!
September 27, 2017

A couple benefits of lavender essential oil

The last exciting essential oil I’ll be discussing in this series is lavender. How can lavender oil be a benefit to you? It’s uses are countless but here are 3 significant ways that lavender essential oil can be a benefit to you today!

1.) It helps relieve stress and anxiety. Isn’t that awesome! Simply apply 1-3 drops behind your ears and gently massage it in to help you relax and reduce stress. Having a stressful day at work, going through exams at school, or busy running around to evening activities with the kids? Lavender essential oil is a natural, effective and simple solution to your daily stress! It’ll help you calm right down.

2.) It will help you sleep better. Simply rub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your cupped palms, then breathe in deeply in order to calm your mind. Mist it on your sheets or smooth it on your pillows. These simple techniques will help you to fall asleep and even more importantly, stay asleep.

3.) It helps you manage migraines. Migraines are sometimes caused by stress, anxiety, hormonal changes and sleep deprivation. Simply apply 1-3 drops of lavender essential oil to the temples. To help your oils last longer, go ahead and use it with a carrier oil. You can also rub it at the back of your neck. Simply doing this will help to ease any feelings of nausea, reduce anxiety and relieve headaches.

Hope these tips about peppermint essential oil will help you to have a healthier fall and winter season. Click on the highlighted link to read a little more about or get some lavender essential oil.

July 11, 2017

3 Summertime Self-care tips

1.) Plan a staycation! There are so many fantastic things to do locally in the summer. Wherever you are, grab your family, put them in the car and go do something fun together. Laugh, take pictures, make memories. The important thing is that you’re taking the time to do something to fill your cup. At a loss for where to begin? Try and attend any summer festivals with music, food and fun — those are three simple ways that are good for nurturing the soul.

2.) Spend time near water! There’s something about being by a body of water. Bring a good book, sit and allow your cares to drift away. There’s something about the sound of moving water that’s thoroughly soothing to the soul.

3.) Savour fresh produce! In the summertime, many delicious fruits and vegetables are in season, so challenge yourself to try a new fruit or veggie every single week! You’ll enjoy the yummy goodness of seasonal produce and your body will absolutely love it.

May 8, 2017

Mother’s Day quotes

Happy Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, here are my top 5 favourite quotes about mom. Feel free to write any of these quotes in your Mother’s Day card this week to help your mom know that she’s super special to you.

  1. A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness. -Proverbs 31: 25-26
  2. Good mums have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles and happy kids. – Unknown
  3. Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. -Robert Browning
  4. God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers – Jewish Proverb
  5. The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven – William Goldsmith Brown