OH my do I have some exciting stuff going on! Aside from doing some blogging here of course, I have been working with lots of local businesses and I am so excited! I love being involved in the community and meeting new people, and I have been doing a lot of it. Not just around me but all over the country too.
I haven’t got much I can reveal to you JUST yet, but what I can say is that you should sign up for my e-mail list!
Coming out this Monday is a SMOOTHIE E-BOOK and that’s not all, I have all kinds of goodies that will only be going out to subscribers! This week I have even included a recipe for delicious pancakes, they are so good I have to remind myself pancakes don’t need to be eaten every. single. day.
There will be more opportunities to get your hands on this smoothie e-book but there wont be a any other time you can get the recipes in the newsletters, along with other exclusive information!
GUIDE TO GREEN SMOOTHIES
You here lots of good and bad things about green smoothies, but I personally have good things to say! They are what started me on a healthy eating path, they have given me energy that I have never had before. I love how they easily get all kinds of greens in a glass with very little effort.
By signing up for my e-mail newsletter you will get access to a list of ingredients, tips and tricks to make your smoothie perfect, plus recipes for some delicious smoothies!
How can you sign up? Easy... just fill out the form below and you will be getting an e-mail from me Monday with my smoothie e-book all ready to go. How simple is that!?
With fall in full swing and winter coming shortly, we need to ensure we are properly supporting out immune systems to prevent us from getting sick during the winter season.
Here are five tips to help keep you healthy when cold and flu season comes along.
1. Get lots of antioxidants
Choose brightly coloured foods that are alive like fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene and vitamin E are all critical for boosting immunity and work best when consumed in together in whole foods
2. Manage your stress
Stress is a nutrient vacuum and will utilize many of the bodies nutrients reducing immunity to things like the common cold. Look into journaling, meditation, exercise, or relaxing baths to help you relax and reduce stress to help minimize the impact it has on your immunity.
3. Ditch the sugars
Remove artificial sugars and refined sugars from your diet, and only consume moderate amounts of natural sugars from maple syrup, honey and coconut sweeteners. It can be tempting around holiday time but try to stick to fruits for your sweetness and treats made from whole food sweeteners. Sugars can depress the immune system reducing it’s ability to detect and kill the harmful bacteria and viruses.
4. Get lots of probiotics
Up to 80% of our immune system is in the gut, so you need to ensure it is populated with the right bacteria. Choose a high quality and potent probiotics supplement or use food as your medicine. Add in raw sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, or plain raw yoghurt to your diet to help get good bacteria into your body.
5. Get some sunshine
We tend to stay indoors in the winter, but you should try to expose yourself to natural sunlight or consider a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D helps increase self-destruction of mutated cells preventing the spread of an infection.
When I was in university, I would get sick when I came home for the holidays, and I know it was because of all these factors! First off I never took probiotics or ate fermented foods, but I was also going through exams just before holiday season and I would be cooped up indoors, eating a terrible diet high in sugar and refined foods like pizza and fast food! Last year was the first time I didn't feel terrible for a few days over holidays, and it is not a coincidence that I was on holidays from nutrition school, I was already applying what I had learned!
What tips do you have to stay healthy through the holidays? Do you find this time of year is when you get sick most often?
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Today I am sharing a smoothie recipe with you that I created earlier this week. I have been experimenting with Genuine Health products and used on in this smoothie. I also won a contest and got some free samples, so I will wait to do a review on some of the things I have tried until a bit later.
First up, I have some exciting news. I have been working with a local business, Jaydancin & Zoe’s Market Place in Lambeth, ON. They are an organic make-up shop and provider of high quality natural products for body care and they also offer a variety of natural local and organic products sourced from trusted resources in and around London, ON.
This Saturday I will be in store offering nutrition information and helping you to take simple steps to improve your health. This Saturday I will be chatting about…SUGAR! I will have some alternatives and tips to help you reduce your sugar intake and why you should!
This is a great opportunity to meet me and chat! I look forward to being there and seeing everyone who stops by!
Saturday November 8th, 2014
Jaydancin & Zoe’s Market Place
2454 Main St., Lambeth, Ontario, Canada
Okay, on to the recipe!
Like I said, I have been experimenting with Genuine Health products, in particular the Vegan Greens+ O. It has lots of good ingredients and it is made from 80% organic ingredients. I like that it adds an easy boost to my day in just one scoop and I know I am getting lots of nutrition that is difficult to get from just eating food.
Our food today unfortunately is not as nutritious as it used to be, and while I do believe that supplements are not necessary I think the to thrive with optimal nutrition without supplements is a large challenge! What I like about Genuine Health Greens+ O is that it is whole foods based, I get lots of whole foods in some small package so it isn’t another pill that my body might not breakdown properly and then I have wasted money.
I have only been using this product for about a week and although the flavour is strong (I opted for natural flavour!) it is definitely easy to add to my daily diet and in particular my smoothie!
1 cup almond milk
1 kale leaf
½ cucumber, chopped
½ lemon, juiced (by hand)
1/3 ripe banana
1 scoop Vegan Greens+ O by Genuine Health
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp hemp oil
Add all ingredients into your blender and blend on high until smoothie. Drink and feel energized!
What do you have when you need an energy boost? Do you take a supplement to get more nutrients into your diet?
Amanda is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist out of Southwest Middlesex, and London ON. She works with clients to help them achieve their health and wellness goals!
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