Can we just talk about how fantastic chia seeds are? First off, they're loaded with nutrients including giber, protein, omega-3s, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and the list goes on with the vitamins they're jammed with too. These itty bitty seeds have so much to them. On top of that long list, they also are full of antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are fiber, they can assist in lowering your risk of heart disease and blood sugar levels, and the best part is that they're vegan and super easy to incorporate into your diet! You can throw them into smoothies or drinks, sprinkle them on your recipes or salads, make chia pudding, and the list goes on.
'Tis the season where the sun is shining and you're constantly looking for something refreshing to drink that isn't always just boring water. I love this recipe because it's plant-based, and it is incredibly easy and colourful to make. You don't even need a juicer to make this, all you need is a blender and a nut milk bag. Plus, I wouldn't give you a recipe that wasn't loaded with health benefits and I think you'll love the flavours of the ingredients and maqui powder in this one!
This shot is loaded with anti-inflammatory benefits, filled with enzymes, B vitamins, micronutrients and organic acids. Plus, you can't forget the benefits that come from a dose of turmeric. Botanica Health is one of my favourite companies because they create amazing products, that are certified organic and so good for you. This particular product helps manage inflammation from arthritis or injuries, so it can help you recover quick and get moving again in a healthy way.
Who doesn't love a good juice? If you're like me, you get sick of drinking water all the time, and it's nice to have a mix of different beverages in your life, especially ones that are healthy, vegan, and add some flavour and excitement to your diet. Juices are great to have in your fridge for a boost of vitamins and healthy plant-based goodness, and did you know you can make juices without having a juicer?
turmeric1 FoodByMaria teamed up with The Light Cellar Calgary to bring to your this warming and delicious Turmeric Elixir! The light Cellar are certainly not new to this whole elixir deal, as you can see by their amazing menu, and stunning ingredients! But before I get into the Elixir too much since were on the topic of ingredients I feel obligated to tell you that The Light Cellar recently teamed up with SPUD YYC!  Click here to see how you can get your hands on some of The Light Cellars Products! You ask yourself why? Well simply because they are delivered to your home, and fabulous! We all lead busy lives so the both of these amazing companies teaming up could not be more magical for this city!
cc3 Introducing The Chocolate Cashew Coffee! This beautiful plant based, sugar free, and dairy free idea stemmed from a friend of mine Sara, from (@shisodelicious)! This beautiful woman is genuinely one of the most amazing friends, and people in this "foodie" world I live in! She has always got something creative and stunning up her sleeve, but the best part.. she is never afraid to share, and teach her techniques.  This is something that attracts me most about Sara.  She is like my own little mentor, and always helping me to learn more about food, their flavours and even remedies to help me deal with my random tummy issues.
carrotheartchoice Introducing the Carrot Berry Boom.  The smoothie that may confuse you, and your taste buds. Naturally when one becomes addicted to making smoothies they experiment right? Well I never thought carrots and berries would work, but I proved myself wrong and came up with this bad-ass recipe, using Heart Greens by HumanN. It is a Powder made from Kale, Spinach  & Greens Powder.

"HumanN HeartGreens provide the body with the nutrition you need to help support the body's natural ability to produce nitric oxide and promote cardiovascular health"

hg4 Hey guys! Back with this powerful HeartGreens. Smoothie made using a new, and amazing product from HumanN.  It is a Powder made from Kale, Spinach  & Greens Powder.

"HumanN HeartsGreens provide the body with the nutrition you need to help support the body's natural ability to produce nitric oxide and promote cardiovascular health"

So you guessed it, this product is unbelievable for you mental and physical health! Click here to see, and read more about the amazing product, HeartGreens!

img_5616 Before we jump into the Smoothie part of this post I thought I would quickly touch on the importance of good quality ingredients, and how crucial it is that you read the labels carefully before purchasing! My favourite panty ingredients to add to smoothie are hemp seeds, chia seeds, cacao, matcha, teas, and acai! Never be afraid to be creative, it is the only way you will learn! img_5977 This seven-ingredient Healthy Breakfast Smoothie is exactly what you need to get yourself back into that fit, and healthy routine.  Since we all lead busy lives there is really no time left to fuss with breakfasts, but thanks to blenders, and smoothies we can now pack drinks full with proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants!
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Hey guys, just thought I would share with all of you a recipe that I shared back in July! It is one of my articles that I have written for Branded Magazine YYC! You can find more amazing trendy, and chic articles on their website.. which I highly suggest you peek at if you want a good laugh, choose to stay in the loop, or simply just want to read about whats up "right now"!