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Hydrating Super Green Smoothie

Over the past year, I got 3 bad colds where I lost my voice for days. This is when I created this hydrating super green smoothie. That last cold happened in the same week we learned we were moving to British Columbia. I had 2 interviews and needed to work and prepare for our move. Needless to say I was a bit desperate to get my voice back at that point. Perfect timing, right? That week, I was drinking this smoothie daily. A smoothie I had created earlier that year when I had lost my voice the first time (the same week Shaun proposed – I really choose the best times!). My goal was mostly to stay hydrated (which I hoped would help with my dry, irritated throat) and to get in some fruits and vegetables. No fancy “superfood” powders…

Mint Matcha Latte

Saint Patrick’s Day is Saturday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with this mint matcha latte… In the morning. Of course you may prefer celebrating with alcohol at night if that’s your thing. Honestly, I’ve never done anything special for Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s just not something my family or friends ever did. But now, I’m happy for an occasion to create more green recipes. So today, I’m here with another cozy drink recipe – A mint matcha latte. Just in time for Saint Patrick’s day. A cozy drink recipe also seemed appropriate since we’ve been getting a good amount of snow lately. We had a small snow storm last week and we&#8217…

Golden Mango Citrus Smoothie

I’m taking advantage of citrus season with this refreshing golden mango citrus smoothie. I’m also hoping this smoothie gives me the extra boost I need to stay healthy this flu season… I caught two colds last fall (I lost my voice for a week, both times), so I really don’t need another one. Working in a hospital probably doesn’t help – I’m constantly exposed to sick patients. So since it’s winter and I’m working in a hospital, I’ve been trying to take extra care of my health. I prioritize sleep, I exercise regularly, I try to manage stress and eat more protein, fruits and vegetables. This may not be true every day, but I try! Whenever I feel like I’m lacking fruits and vegetables, I make a smoothie. To be…

The Healthiest Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Everyone is sharing healthy smoothie and salad recipes to start the New Year and I’m just here, sharing a peanut butter hot chocolate… One week into 2018. This is not just any hot chocolate recipe though. This is the healthiest hot chocolate recipe (just go with it). Why am I calling it the healthiest hot chocolate recipe? Well, because it doesn’t have any cream or sugar. Instead, it’s made with cashews, peanut butter, dates and cocoa. What could be healthier?! (Okay, there is probably a “healthier” hot chocolate out there with special expensive ingredients, but I wanted a simple healthy drink that uses everyday ingredients). I made this recipe a few weeks ago, after walking home from work in -34°C weather (we’ve been experiencing very cold temperatures over…

The Healthiest Peppermint Mocha

This may just be the healthiest peppermint mocha you’ll ever see.   I realize that this may be an exaggeration; I have no idea what other peppermint mocha recipes are out there. Nevertheless, this is the healthiest one I’ve ever had. Plus, it’s the perfect holiday drink. Peppermint mochas were always my holiday drink of choice when going to Starbucks. And I don’t know about you guys, but I’m all about making my favorite treats a little healthier. That way, we can enjoy our favorite treats and feel good about it. There’s still place for real treats of course… It’s all about balance.   Are you as excited for the holidays as I am?! Now that my dietetic exam is done, I have more time to relax and enjoy the holidays. This is the…