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As a full time fitness trainer, I have to eat. A lot. It's gotten to the point that I see food mainly as fuel instead of something to be enjoyed. Thankfully I have a partner who's an amazing cook who reminds me sometimes of the latter.
Take smoothies, for example. A friend who saw me make one recently got very queasy at the sight of me throwing a cup of dry oatmeal and 3 tbsp of ground flax seeds on top a couple bananas and frozen wheatgrass cubes. The big scoop of green Vega berry…Continue
This afternoon I happened across the most delicious meal quite by accident. Actually, I’m finding that in general, as my streak of bad cooking karma continues, it seems to be a case of trying too hard.
Awesome results in the kitchen is like finding a man. If you try too hard, it usually doesn’t end up well. ~ Confucius (okay, he didn’t say that)…
Added by caren magill on September 22, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments
I’m in love with a jerky.
I have found a little purse sized yum stick that has totally rocked my world. It’s delicious, about 80 calories and packs 10 grams of protein per serving.
Oh yes, it’s soy jerky.
This came in a vegan food box swap I recently participated in over at The Verdant Life. I also…Continue
Added by caren magill on September 22, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments
With things to do, people to see, and barely enough time to make it all happen, the holidays, while joyful, can also be slightly stressful. Here are my top 10 some stress-busting nutrients and tips to help you get through the season in bliss.
Need some inspiration to make better food choices? Must Have Been Something I Ate by Peggy Kotsopoulos is a quick, fun, and informative read. Peggy has a great sense of humour and keeps things real. You will discover how the foods you eat affect you. From increasing your energy to reducing pms learn what foods to eat and which to avoid. The book also includes some easy vegetarian recipes. Some of them are on her website…Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on July 1, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments
2 ripe pears
1 cup ground pecans
2-3 tablespoons hemp protein (I used Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer Vanilla Chai)
1 tablespoon ground flax
4 dates (or 1 TBS agave)
1 TBS Lemon juice
1. Cut up or pulse pears in a food processor for a few seconds.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
3. Transfer into…
I've read more than a little hype about the raw food trend. Part of me wants to think it's just that: a trend, held aloft by people with something to sell and all the crazy people that fall in line. But it sort of makes sense in at least a few ways, especially from an evolutionary perspective. So I had to give it a try. A few years back I made it the better part of a year on 95-100% and I felt pretty good but eventually caved to social pressure (you don't realize how important eating is…Continue
Added by Maria Rippo on February 24, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
After 7 months of waking up every day with one goal in mind it all comes down…Continue
Added by Nathane L. Jackson on February 13, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments
I have been a raw vegan for 10 years now and went raw overnight after a detox cleanse, this was due to suffering a serious illness in the gut. Doctors could not treatment me so I took my health in my own hands and went to a health retreat for treatment for 4 weeks. After 2 week water/juice detox followed by going completely raw vegan, cured me from my illness and the energy and vitality I had after this was amazing. I have never had the illness back.
With a light, fluffy texture and mild earthy taste, quinoa is not only delicious but also a staple Thrive food. Replacing wheat pasta or white rice with quinoa will add a host of health-building nutrients to your meals, including iron, potassium and high levels of Vitamin B!…
Added by Jay Atkinson on July 14, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments
As a whole food and a complete protein with all essential amino acids, flaxseed is a shoe-in as a staple Thrive food. Flaxseed is most well known for its omega-3. But there’s more.…
I'm lucky enough to live in an area where the farmer's markets are plentiful and the produce is delicious year-round. When you start eating a plant-based diet, your plates become hugely more sustainable, but…Continue
Added by Ariel on June 5, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments