10 Feb: Being Active Needs to Include Strength Training

In a world full of fitness trends and fad diets, it can be pretty confusing and overwhelming about what a person should do when trying to get back in the groove. In this article, we will explain the difference between “building your strong” and being active; they are both great but they need to be combined for you to lead your best healthy lifestyle!

08 Feb: Raw Nanaimo Bars

Looking for something sweet for your Valentine? Why not whip up some of these tasty raw vegan nanaimo bars Ingredients: Bottom Layer: 3 Tb cocoa/cacoa 1/4 cup oats 1/2 cup dates/raisins (I use a mix of both) 1 Tb agave/maple syrup/honey 1/6 cup sprouted flour (or you can use ground flax seed, or ground nuts, buckwheat, etc.) 1 t vanilla extract 3 Tb coconut oil melted 1/4 shredded coconut (optional) Handful of walnuts

02 Feb: Avocado Oil – When and Why to Use It

Avocado oil is a very healthy oil and can definitely be beneficial to use both cold as dressing or hot in cooking! The majority of essential fatty acids found in avocado oil are monounsaturated fats which have several positive effects throughout the body including lowering risk of some cancers, preventing flare-ups of certain auto-immune diseases, speeding cell regeneration and wound healing, as well as reducing inflammation in your body. The monounsaturated fats in avocado oil can also help you lose weight – especially when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise – as these fats aid in making you feel fuller faster and keep your appetite satisfied longer. The vitamins and healthy fats in avocado oil also can improve your digestion helping you to get more energy from the other foods you eat with it.

01 Feb: Cilantro Salad

Ingredients: Dressing 1/4 cup cilantro 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp honey Dash of lemon pepper Salad 2 cups spinach 2 whole strawberries chopped 1/4 cup blueberries 1/2 avocado, sliced

25 Jan: Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients: 4 zucchini 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 lemon salt and pepper 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves