Greens, greens, greens. I love to educate people about the benefits of greens and what they can do for your insides. And if you are anything like me, I am always looking for fresh new ways to incorporate a serving of greens into my day.
I am excited to share with you the recipe I found. It was very simple to make and is loaded with healthy veggies! It’s also loaded with some pretty beneficial stuff for your body. The uncooked garlic added to the soup really boosts your immune system. Parsley is a natural diuretic and helps reduce bloating, so does the lemon! Cilantro helps with anxiety and can lower your blood sugar. Have I sold you on the soup yet??
The lemon added to the soup at the end when you blend it gives the soup real kick, and will keep you coming back for more!! I hope you enjoy it, I will just be over here making this soup on repeat.
Warm Zesty Green Soup
2 large yellow onions, chopped
1 zucchini, cubed
1 head of kale, finely chopped
1 head broccoli, roughly chopped including stems
4 cups vegetable broth
1 whole head of garlic, minced
½ cup packed cilantro
½ cup packed parsley
2 lemons, juiced
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
- In a large pot, heat coconut oil over medium heat until warm. Add onions and cook until translucent.
- Add zucchini, kale and broccoli and cook for 5-7 minutes until they appear warmed and the kale has whilted.
- Pour in vegetable stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 25 mins.
- Turn off heat, remove lid and add garlic, then place in fridge to cool for 20 minutes.
- Blend with cilantro, parsley, lemon and sea salt until smooth.
I really hope you will try this recipe… and fall in love!
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Who doesn’t love pizza? Warm gooey cheese, soft chewy bread, the savoury pepperoni and all the toppings. Are you drooling yet? I am a huge pizza lover. It is almost ALWAYS my go to when I don’t feel much in the mood for cooking. And because of this, I had been looking for a healthier alternative to your traditional bread crust. Thankfully, I found this delicious cauliflower crust recipe! Modified from the Food Network Website (I cant help but make every recipe I use my own!)
There is some time involved in creating this, but I will say to you it is completely worth it! One thing I will emphasize is that you really take the time to press all the moisture out of the cauliflower. It will make it more dry and more likely to crisp up!
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How many of you scroll through social media and see women crushing their workouts, day after day and it makes you think “I wish I was motivated like they are to workout”? “They make it look so easy”, “I wish I could do that too”. Well, I am here to tell you you can! It’s all in the way you perceive it.
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I used to hear the term superfoods often, and to be quite honest, I wasn’t entirely sure what that mean. I thought it meant that they were foods that were really good for you, however; not sure of the extent or the reasoning.
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I recently had the opportunity to write a guest post for Devon regarding grief and healthy coping strategies. You can find that recent post on her site here, and graciously, she returned the favour. I am really excited to share with you about intuitive eating; how we sometimes hold ourselves to such high standards, and how it can sometimes sabotage us! Happy Reading!
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There’s a saying… every little bit counts. And when it comes to wanting to live a healthier lifestyle and incorporate more whole foods into your nutrition, this mantra couldn’t be more accurate.
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It has been a whirlwind of a January.
To start the year, I lost my grandfather. One of the most selfless people I have ever known. We were close him and I. My Opa was someone to look up to. He was kind and mentoring to all us grandchildren. He was always the mediator for as long as I can remember. Always encouraging us to be the best we could be, and to be kind to others… always telling us that he loved us. He was the glue that kept our family together, and I was feeling a huge loss. He was now free to join my Oma, who had passed when I was pregnant with my daughter.
Just after, I was struck with a serious blast of influenza. What started as fever and chill and exhaustion, turned into sinus pressure and a nasty cough, paired with more exhaustion. On the 10th day of riding out the sickness,
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Well that was an awesome week!!
In November of last year, a co-worker of mine asked if I had ever considered trying out a vegan diet and them sharing ig with you all. My first thought was I’m not sure too many people would be interested in hearing how that went. However; then I thought about it more and I thought perhaps it would be cool as a chance to try out some different recipes and then share them after. So, I did a Instagram poll to find out if people would infact be interested and low and behold, huge feedback saying “Yes, do it!”.
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You hear me talk a lot about self love and having a healthy lifestyle, and I truly do live and breathe those mantras. I believe in loving yourself and accepting who you are, flaws and all- will help you on the road to the goals you have for yourself.
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With the last few days of 2017 upon us (I honestly cannot believe how fast the last few months flew by!) I have been spending a lot of time planning all my goals for 2018, but I have also spent some time reflecting on the goals I have accomplished in 2017.
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