Recipe: Dragon sKale Green Smoothie

I was thinking the other day that the people who have the job picking paint colour names or nail polish names have a fun and creative job. I decided I to take the opportunity to be creative with the names of my smoothies! I tried a wonderful combination of fruit and veggies for a brunch…

Food Combined Meal Ideas 6

I figured this would happen at some point — a week where it looked like we didn’t do so well. That’s not really the case. It’s just we had some repeat meals and leftovers and there’s no point in re-posting those as they are in past posts. I have three amazing properly food-combined suppers to…

Recipe: Avocado Flatbread & Vindaloo Chickpeas

That flatbread is green. You may be noticing that first. Yep, it’s green. And. It tastes amazing! I got the original recipe from Cook with Kushi. However, I made several accommodations, so find I used the original more as inspiration and feel comfortable posting my version. Avocado Flatbread/Chapati Ingredients: 2 small or 1 large avocado…

Food Combined Meal Ideas 4

This week I had some repeat meals from prior weeks, so I haven’t pictured those. I must say, avocado on hummus or baba gannouj on a plain rice cake, has become one of my favourite lunches! Also, the last couple of days, with the weather becoming milder, I am trying to put more emphasis on…

What is holistic nutrition?

I’ve been taking a course to become a holistic nutritionist, and so many of my posts have included information I’m learning as I study. It dawned on me recently, that I don’t think I ever defined “holistic nutrition.” Holistic nutrition is a well-rounded focus to find optimum health by natural means. “Holistic” or “well-rounded” meaning…

Food Combined Meal Ideas 3

This week, as the weather finally warms up, my desire to focus on more raw vegan recipes starts to inspire some creative lunches. Below: Starch: I made a raw vegan vegetable “paté”, a blend of sunflower seeds, brazil nuts and cashews with whatever veggies I had on hand – red pepper, green onion, tomatoe, spinach……

It’s a brain game

When talking to my friends/family about CrossFit lately, I’ve been repeating, “It’s a brain game,” as part of my description. I think that’s one of CrossFit’s secrets of success – tricking the mind. There are two ways I’ve noticed this: First, there’s my own personal transition in my thinking. Seven weeks ago, I’d look at…

7 observations about intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is having a period of time fasting from food every day. Timings are somewhat flexible, but usually fall within a 12 to 16 hours range. The benefits of fasting: Using up excess stores that your body may have collected during the day. Reducing caloric intake. Creates healthier eating habits, by reducing evening snacking….

Tip Tuesday: Do or do not drink with a meal?

Have you heard the advice, don’t drink with a meal? The reason for this is because it dilutes the stomach acid, making it harder for the stomach to digest. It’s recommended to drink [water, of course!] 20-30 minutes prior to, or after, a meal, but not during. For the most part, this is true. Most…

Tip Tuesday: Chew, chew, chew and other digestion aids

One thing that’s been made clear as I study, is that supporting our digestive system is of utmost importance. The better we eat, the better our bodies processes what we eat, the better nutrients our bodies receives from that food, the better we feel, the healthier we are…the list goes on. Part of me feels…