Beet Smoothie, a Natural PMS Relief

When it’s that time of the month, you’re always offered an opportunity to re-connect with your body, and to be allowing of time to rest in stillness and also be gentle with yourself. It is an excellent time to sit in quiet meditation, practice a gentle yoga flow and nourish your body with nutritious foods. It’s not uncommon to experience belly cramps and aching lower backs as your body sheds, but rather than turning to pain medication, it’s worth …

Oat Pancakes with Citrus Compote

If your childhood was anything like mine, your parents most likely treated you to those shake and bake bottles of powdered pancake mixes. Then you became an adult and transformed into your own little guru on nutrition, educating yourself on the amount of sugar and unknown additives and preservatives that are actually in those bottles. Maybe every so often you still revert to these ultra-convenient packet pancakes? Regardless of your guilty pleasures, I’m here to show you a super easy and nutritious pancake recipe that might just become …

Gluten-Free Granola Bars with Pistachio

The search for guilt-free, highly nutritious snacks is kind of a never-ending journey for me. But never-ending in a good way. I always find myself cringing at some of the daily snacks consumed by so many people I pass by as I go about my day. The common denominator seems to be high carb, high sugar and highly refined ‘foods’ straight out of plastic wrappers. Sure they’re great if you’re on the run and simply don’t have time for baking, but in the long-run they can be incredibly …

Overnight Oats with Beet Juice and Coconut Milk

Oats have been a longstanding staple for my breakfast and I just love that they’re a minimally processed option, that’s as close to nature as possible. Unlike many other breakfast cereals in the supermarket, there’s no marketing gimmicks when it comes to good ‘ol oats! Oats have a low GI, meaning they release energy over a sustained period of time, not to mention …

Strawberry Milk for Restoring Your Hormonal Balance

Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol and insulin. Our body’s “chemical messengers”. As with everything that our bodies are made up of, these little guys are pretty important to keep balanced, because if not, they can cause all sorts of upsets. They affect the obvious hormonal issues such as infertility and irregular periods, but they also play a part in weight gain/loss/maintenance, fatigue, anxiety, depression, libido, digestive issues, insomnia, appetite, even hair thinning and hair loss. Hormonal imbalance can be caused by a number of factors, among them are…