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smoothie love + swiss bound

I am so excited to share some more delicious smoothie inspiration that I hope you will fill your cup with this week.

By now you know just how deep my love affair with blended and juiced drinks are. If you need a friendly reminder about just how wonderful these bevy’s are for your health – read THIS.

mint chocolate

A cup of minty chocolate madness is sure to bring some glowing energy into your day. Filled with protein and healthy fats that make not only a great snack or even meal such as breakfast, but will promote healthy skin/hair/nails that will help your body glow from the inside out.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened rice milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 scoops Vega Smoothie Infusion
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 2 heaping handfuls of spinach
  • frozen banana
  • 3 medjool dates {pit removed}
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey

 

berry blaster

This beautiful berry-liciousness is packed with lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein that will curb cravings to give you lasting energy, support a healthy immune system and promote radiant skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 organic cucumber
  • 2 big handfuls of greens {I used some romaine and a mix of other greens that I had on hand}
  • 2 scoops Vega Smoothie Infusion
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • frozen banana
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • option: 1/2 Tsp. bees pollen {this can be an acquired taste but the benefits of bees pollen is UNBELIEVABLE – this is truly a superfood. to know more about it read THIS}

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Serve immediately OR store in an air tight jar {I love mason jars} and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

I have to be honest, I rarely measure my ingredients when it comes to smoothies. I throw some of my favourite ingredients in my blender and often create more than enough for two or even three servings. All the above amounts are approximate so feel free to play around with them to reach your desired consistency and flavour.

And just for good measure, here are a few more blended recipes….


I am busy packing as we get ready to leave for a getaway to Switzerland. I am over the moon excited as we will not only be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, but we will be in great company with friends who we haven’t seen for almost 2 years! I can’t wait to share some pictures when I get back next week.

I hope you will continue to choose food that nourishes your body, mind and soul so that you can move through your day with more energy and vitality!

Much love friends,

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attention healthy and eco conscious mama’s: giveaway

Welcome to Monday friends!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine included a bit of work, lots of play, and some time at the rink. The hubs has a couple days off so we are packing up and heading to Belgium! I am so excited. This will be our first little road trip since we touched down in Europe a few months ago.

Before we hit the road, I blended this beauty of a drink. Not only are blended greens amazingly awesome for you always, but it is a wonderful way to use up your fresh produce! This was a fabulous way to start the day and there was plenty left over to take with us on the car ride for a little snack later in the day.

blended jan 7

water + apple + pear + banana + blueberries + cucumber + mixed greens {approx 3 or 4 cups of whatever I had left in my kitchen – some romaine and kale} + lemon + lime + parsley + vega protein powder


As you know, I am so thrilled to be a Nutrition and Wellness Expert with LittleEcoFootprint. This is a fabulous monthly subscription that delivers safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly products to your door. You can still sign up so you are the first to know when they officially open their subscription {first delivery set for February}.

Buuuuuut I am so excited to be able to gift one FREE 3 month subscription to someone special!

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In order to be entered to win you need to comment on this blog post {below}. Feel free to leave some lovin’ about why you want to win this prize pack {for you or someone else} OR what your healthy New Year goal is OR anything else friendly and uplifting :).

The only fine print is that the contest is only open to those of you in Canada. You have until Thursday night at 11:00 PM EST to enter. One name will be chosen at random and I will announce the winner on Friday. Good luck!

PS. I also think you should head over to LittleEcoFootprints Facebook page and “like” them. You won’t be disappointed, this is a great resource for all the mamas about there and we {myself + all the other awesome Green Living Experts} will be sharing lots of healthy and eco-friendly tips with you in the coming weeks + months.

I’m off to Belgium with the fam! I hope you have a wonderful day friends.

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