Juicing or Blending: What’s Better For You?

by Natalie on April 14, 2014

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This seems to be one of many topics that has the health world divided. Some health experts swear by fresh juicing, while others say it’s more beneficial to blend your fruits and vegetables. The way I see it is that one is not necessarily better than the other but that they are both important in their own way and each play a vital part in nourishing our bodies. Here’s why: [click to continue…]


What’s the Deal with Activated Foods?

by Natalie on April 11, 2014


The first time I heard the phrase ‘activated almonds’ I thought someone was seriously messing with me. I was about to write to my friend at Healthy But Smart to have him properly debunk it.

But it turns out I was wrong, and the process of activating foods is a very real and traditional practice – one that could help you to better digest your grains and legumes, and even get the maximum health benefits from your nuts. If you’re already soaking your grains and sprouting your seeds like a pro then this might be old news to you. For those who aren’t quite familiar with it, I thought it was important to rehash why it’s so beneficial to activate certain foods before eating them.  [click to continue…]

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Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

February 16, 2014
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I’m really into Smoothie Bowls right now. The truth is they’re really just smoothies, but a bit thicker, in a bowl, and you eat them with a spoon! What’s not to love? This is one of my favourite green Breakfast Smoothie Bowl recipes. Occassionally I’ll heat mine slightly on the stove and eat it warm, which is […]

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Shopping Organic on a Budget

February 10, 2014
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We recently talked about the topic of whether buying Organic is really better for you than buying conventionally grown foods. If you missed it, then check out the article – Is Organic Really Better?. The only trouble is that shopping organic can become quite expensive, especially when you’re on a budget or you have a large […]

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Banana and Walnut Bread (gluten free)

February 7, 2014
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When you’ve got a massive bunch of farmers market bananas that are nearing their expiry date, then you know it’s time to get your bake on with a deliciously moist and healthy loaf of Banana and Walnut Bread. What you can also do with ripe bananas so that those little guys don’t go to waste is peel […]

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5 Reasons to Plant a Herb Garden

February 6, 2014
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If you only do one smart and creative thing this month it should be planting a Herb Garden! Why? Because unlike a full blown Vegetable Patch, herbs are relatively easy to grow and don’t require all that much space or effort, so it doesn’t matter whether you have a huge backyard or you live in […]

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Is Organic Really Better?

February 2, 2014
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This is a question I have been asking myself for quite some time, especially when I’m nervously swiping my card at the health food store with a basket full of organic goodies and a dwindling bank account balance. Is organic really better? Sure, we know that organic foods are alleged to be the better option, […]

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Raw Chocolate Pudding Topped with Raspberries & Macadamias

December 15, 2013
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If you need a delicious wholesome dessert that you can make in literally 30 seconds, then this is your baby. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love a good Chocolate Pudding and the fact that this one is raw, healthy, and full of whole food goodness makes it even more appealing. I know that avocado […]

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Banana Protein Pancakes (wheat free, dairy free)

December 15, 2013
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Sometimes a green smoothie or homemade nut muesli just doesn’t cut it for breakfast and on those days you need a big stack of delicious Pancakes. But not just any pancakes (because you still want to be healthy and kind to your body)… you need some wheat free, dairy free, refined sugar free, Banana Protein Pancakes! I […]

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Tofu & Red Quinoa Sushi Rolls

December 10, 2013
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I travelled to Japan earlier in the year with my partner and had the most incredible time. We saw everything from shrines and temples, to samurai museums, to castle ruins, to wild deer, to geisha! It really is such a beautiful country and one that I have always been in love with. On the down side […]

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