Recipe: Blush Daybreak Smoothie

This combination of flavours is lovely in the morning. Nothing says “wake up” like a hint of tart grapefruit. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth: Half red grapefruit, peeled 5-6 fresh strawberries, stems removed 2 stalks celery, large chunks 3″ English cucumber, large chunks (I leave the peel on, but that…

Food Combining Meal Ideas 8

This week I have four new ideas for you as we enjoyed some repeat meals. I have decided that this will be the last time that I make this “meal idea” post weekly. I will continue to make these posts randomly as I gather fresh meal ideas over time. The photos below feature: Protein: Roasted…

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….