Monthly Archives February 2016

Guilt Free Chocolate Mocha Smoothie

Are you addicted to chocolate, but want to stay away from the sugary processed kind of chocolate that you know is not good for you? What about coffee?  Another common addiction that I’ll admit I share. I love coffee.  For me it’s not so much the caffeine, but the taste.  And there’s just something about the feeling of a nice warm cup of coffee that makes me happy.  Am I right? I’ve been experimenting with replacements for my morning coffee, some that taste like coffee, others not so much (but still awesome!).  The best “substitute” I’ve found (although there is no
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Sexy White Smile, DIY Style

Lets talk about your toothpaste. Have you ever read the caution on the back of the toothpaste tube. Here’s what mine says: “CAUTION: Do not swallow. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE. If more than used for brushing is accidently swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Centre right away.” Yikes! Why subject yourself and your family to that when you can make your own toothpaste in minutes with simple ingredients.  And you probably already have some of them in your kitchen.  This DIY version is super effective, and can even help whiten your
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Love and Chocolate

Happy Love Day Friends! Whatever you feel about Valentine’s Day, and whatever your relationship status is, remember that loving yourself is the secret to more love and happiness in all areas of your life.  So take some time this weekend to love and appreciate yourself first, then be sure to let all the loves in your life know how much you appreciate them too!  But don’t limit that to Valentine’s Day.  It’s the small acts of thoughtfulness, appreciation and gratitude that make all the difference. So make it a priority to let your partner know what they mean to you each and
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Purple Power Smoothie

I’m excited to share a delicious new addition to my smoothie menu, the Purple Power Smoothie! The deep colourful pigments in fruits and vegetables contain different flavonoids, which are all super healthy and each have their own unique health benefits.  Purple just happens to be one of my favourite colours, and it contains a flavonoid called anthocyanin, which is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Free Radicals and Antioxidants Explained I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about antioxidants, maybe so much that the word has started to lose it’s meaning.  But do you really know what antioxidants are and how they
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