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15 Clean Eating Staples and Superfoods

So now that you know the basics of Clean Eating, I’m excited to share with you some of my favourite foods to add to your shopping list, with lots of amazing superfoods!  I know that you will end up incorporating many of these into your daily routine because they taste great and make you feel even better! Almond Milk Make sure to get unsweetened, and read the ingredients to make sure there’s no other added sweeteners.  Watch out for carrageenan, which can cause gastrointestinal inflammation.  Use in your smoothies and detox breakfast cereal. Goji Beries Super high in antioxidants, goji
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Clean Eating Guide Part 1

It seems like everyone is doing some sort of detox these days.  I don’t believe in many of those crazy fad detox diets out there.  This plan is all about totally clean eating for two to three weeks.  Two full weeks is required in order to rid your body of built up toxins, so you can get a real feel for what it’s like to eat clean.  And if you’re feeling hard core and want a deeper detox, go for three weeks, or even better yet, go vegan for the two or three weeks! I like to do this once a
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Skin Detox Tips and DIY Face Mask

Thanks so much for all of your positive feedback on my last detox post!  So many of you were interested in learning more about detoxing through the skin, so I’m happy to share with you! First of all, a bit of background on the different channels of elimination in your body.  There are 7 channels in total.  I can provide more info on each of these in upcoming blog posts if you’re interested.  Let me know in the comments! Colon Lungs Liver Kidneys Blood Lymphatic System Skin Before we get into how the skin eliminates toxins, I feel the need
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Delicious Dairy Free Pesto

I love taking regular recipes and healthifying them.  I don’t think that’s a real word, but you get the idea. It’s so satisfying when you can use healthier ingredients and have it taste even better than the original!   Pesto is something I love because it’s so versatile and easy to make.  You can have it on pasta (gluten free of course), as a dip with veggies or crackers, or on salmon.  Although it’s not too unhealthy in the first place, if you want to forgo the cheese without compromising on the taste, you may think you don’t have any
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Detox for Weight Loss?

Whenever I’m doing a juice cleanse or a 2-3 week clean eating cleanse, people always ask me “What’s the point?  I mean, it’s not like I’m going to continue to eat like that all the time, so why bother?”  But probably the most common question… Will I lose weight on a detox? Yes, of course you will lose weight!  But doesn’t mean you should do a detox or cleanse to lose weight.  If that’s you’re only reason you’re doing it, and you go back to your regular diet after you’re finished, you’re just going to put the weight right back on.
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Ultimate Green Smoothie Guide

Happy 2016 Radiant Beauties! I am declaring 2016 the Year of the Radiant Health Revolution!  And I’m super excited to share with you my Ultimate Green Smoothie Guide to start the year off on a delicious healthy note. For those of you who know me, you already know  that green smoothies are one of my trademarks. I bring them to work everyday, and would bring them to Nutrition school for dinner. I get all kind of comments, ranging from “What’s that green sludge you’re drinking?” to “Oooh, that looks delicious, what’s in your green smoothie?“.  I bet you can guess what comment came from my
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Diamond of the Forest Chaga Tea

What exactly is chaga you may be wondering.  Well, I’m very excited to tell you all about it!  It’s a medicinal mushroom that grows on the trunks of birch trees in the northern hemisphere.   Not to be confused with “magic” mushrooms, medicinal mushrooms have awesome health benefits, so I guess you can consider them pretty magical.  I sure do!  And as medicinal mushrooms go, chaga mushrooms are pretty special.  The Japanese call them the “Diamond of the Forest“.  I love that!  Sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? And I assure you it’s worthy of that title.  Here are some of the health
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Breaking up with my Chocolate Chip Cookie (and recipe for my new sweet love)

Ahh, chocolate chip cookies, my weakness that I’ve become too addicted to lately. It’s finally time to move on… Dearest Chocolate Chip Cookie, First off I must say that I am grateful for all of the joy and comfort you have brought into my life.  You’ve started off as a special once in a while treat that I looked forward to.  But your and sugary goodness  slowly drew me in until I became addicted.  As I sit here in Starbucks on a Sunday morning enjoying my productive working time with you, I must let you know that this is the
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DIY Foot Scrub for Sexy Summer Feet

Hello Radiant Beauties! I hope you’ve been enjoying a fantastic summer, getting outdoors to enjoy the weather and spend time doing what you love.  For me that’s been hikes with my dog Bailey, time at the cottage kayaking, and my new favourite hobby and addiction, stand up paddle boarding!  Whatever you’ve been up to, at this point in the summer your feet are probably in need of some extra pampering.   Here’s my amazing foot scrub recipe that you can will keep your feet feeling fresh, soft and sexy all year long!  And with just 4 ingredients, it’s super quick and easy to make,
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Starlight Blogger Award

Wow! I’m so honoured to have my brand new blog nominated for the Starlight Blogger Award !!  Thanks so much to the lovely and talented Shannon from Spoonfed Baby Food for the nomination.  Shannon has an amazing, entertaining and inspiring blog to teach busy moms how to make healthy homemade baby food.  And more importantly, how to make it easy and fun.  I encourage all of you new moms out there to check out her site.  You won’t be disappointed, I promise! The Rules The Starlight Blogger Award was created by Carolina from yesterday after.com. Check the details on her website. My
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