The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?
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  Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.   Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is fat and contains the same 9 calories per gram as other fats. … Read More

Recipe (vitamin D): Super-Simple Grilled Salmon
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  Serves 4   4 wild salmon fillets 1 bunch asparagus 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 black pepper 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp. dried dill 4 tbsp olive oil Preheat the oven grill and raise the oven rack. Place baking paper on a baking sheet and place fish on top, skin-side down. Surround with a single layer of asparagus. … Read More

Recipe (blood sugar balancing): Cinnamon Apples
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Serves 4 2 apples, chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil ½ tsp ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp vanilla extract   Place chopped apples into a small saucepan with 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After about 5 minutes the apples will become slightly soft, and water will be absorbed. Add 1 tbsp coconut … Read More

Recipe (Gut food fibre, Brain food omega-3): Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats
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Serves 2   1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup oats 1 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon chia seeds 2 tablespoons hemp seeds ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 banana, sliced ¼ cup chopped walnuts   Blend blueberries in the food processor until smooth. Mix blueberries, oats, almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds in a bowl with a lid. Let set … Read More

Recipe (naturally sweetened): Sweet Enough Matcha Latte
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Serves 1   1 teaspoon matcha powder 1.5 cup almond milk, unsweetened 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (optional)   Heat almond milk and maple syrup/honey (if using) in a small pot. Add matcha powder to cup. When almond milk is hot, add about a ¼ cup to matcha and stir to combine. Add rest of the milk to cup. … Read More

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?
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Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked.   Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral deficiencies (or “insufficiencies”). These may be due to digestion or absorption … Read More

Recipe (Dairy-free): Chocolate Ice “Cream”
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Serves 2   3 bananas, sliced and frozen 2 tsp cacao powder, unsweetened 1 tbsp almond butter   Instructions Place frozen bananas in food processor and blend until smooth (a few minutes). You may have to stop a few times to scrape the sides. Add cacao powder and almond butter and blend until mixed well.   Serve & enjoy!   … Read More

Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)
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  Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhoea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and even skin symptoms like rashes and eczema.   Dairy is just one of those foods that many people seem to be … Read More

Recipe (High fibre prebiotic): De-Stressing Chocolate Pudding
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  Serves 6 3 ripe avocados ¼ cup cacao powder (unsweetened) ¼ cup maple syrup (or you could try rice malt syrup) ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 dash salt   Instructions Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve & enjoy!   Tip: Try adding a pinch of cinnamon for a deeper flavour.  

Recipe (Myth-free salad, filling and nutritious): Kale Cucumber Salad
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  Serves 2   Salad 4 cups kale, divided 1 cup cooked beans of your choice (white beans, chickpeas, etc.) 1 cup cooked quinoa, divided 1 cucumber, sliced and divided Cucumber Dill Dressing ½ cup tahini ½ lemon, juiced 2 tbsp dill ½ cup cucumber, chopped 1 green onion, chopped ½ tsp maple syrup 2 dashes salt 2 dashes black … Read More

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