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Hello my lovelies :) If you’re anything like me, you love a good snack! Today I’ve thrown together something lovely, and thought I’d share it with you all. It’s super easy and simple to make. All you need are a few carrots, cucumbers, and some grape tomatoes that you have no clue what to do with. Then just combine together all the smoothie ingredients, et voila! A brand new snack time is here :) Hope you enjoy <3

banana coconut smoothie
// what you’ll need:
+ 1 frozen banana
+ ice
+ shredded coconut
+ tsp honey
+ tsp flax seed
+ tsp chia seeds
+ tsp hemp hearts
+ 1 cup almond milk
+ 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth. add desired topping and enjoy with a side of chopped veggies :)

summer chickpea salad

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Happy Tuesday loves! As some of you may know, I am an absolute sucker for creative & fresh salads :) This summer I have been having the most fun coming up with new creations and trying out different tastes. Because my day is usually stacked with the classic work, work, work, work, work… I love just throwing a salad together for lunch because it’s quick and easy. One of my favorites has been this summer chickpea salad, which I am excited to share with you all today. Mediterranean cuisine is for sure one of my top favorites, so this tasty salad definitely makes the cut! The best thing about this one is there is so much room for variation and different flavors, depending on the mood of the day :p Hope you enjoy <3

// what you’ll need:
+ 1/2 avocado
+ a wedge of lemon
+ grape tomatos
+ 1-2 hardboiled eggs
+ mixed greens
+ alfalfa sprouts
+ 1/4 can chickpeas
+ cheese
+ balsamic glaze

// what you do:
+ grill chickpeas in olive oil
+ add mixed greens in salad bowl
+ layer alfalfa sprouts, grape tomatoes and avocado
+ top with chickpeas
+ add a squeeze of lemon
+ salt & pepper to taste
+ top with sliced egg & cheese
+ drizzle with balsamic glaze

juice & reboot

Fitness, Recipes

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Hello lovelies! Today I wanted to share the one day juice cleanse I did thanks to Cru Juice, a local cold-pressed juicery right here in Calgary. Those of you following along on Snapchat will know that after all the holiday eats and treats I thought it was time to kick it into gear and start off a clean eating month with a juice cleanse. I absolutely love Cru Juice for this! Their juices have the most fun names, and are so delicious. For the one day cleanse you get to pick 6 juices; 2 green, 1 fruit, 1 root, 1 nut, & 1 lemonade. The juices come with fun labels so you know exactly which order to drink them in :) Now as for the experience itself, after the first 3 I did feel a bit shaky and low on energy. However, I have to say these juices kept me full after drinking each one. But the best of all is that my blood sugar started to stabilize itself, for the first time in forever! So for those of you looking for that restart and reboot to end the summer off strong, definitely check them out <3

. // cru juice here . // wooden cheese board here

Cru Juice Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

strawberries & mint

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Hello my loves! We are travelling the west coast and I am so enjoying all the fresh food and the chic restaurants around downtown. It is beautiful and green here in Vancouver, and I just cannot get enough of being out by the harbour, going for a run in the mornings, and visiting every little coffee shop we can find.

Today I’m excited to share with you this delicious strawberry choc mint smoothie. This smoothie is definitely a go-to for me when I am looking for a boost of energy and has some incredible flavors to boot

 
. It’s great as a breakfast or even a post-workout snack. Smoothies are totally my favorite pick me ups, especially when I am running late or having a busy day of errands. They are quick to make, and delicious to taste :)

// what you need:
+ 3-4 fresh strawberries
+ mint leaves
+ 1/2 frozen banana
+ 1 teaspoon chia seeds
+ 1 teaspoon flax seeds
+ 1/2 cup oats
+ 1 teaspoon coconut
+ a few squares of dark chocolate
+ handful of ice
+ 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk

// blend all ingredients together in a blender, and enjoy! <3

eggs & arugula

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Morning lovelies! Today on the blog I am sharing one of my favorite breakfasts, eggs & arugula. I am an absolute sucker for poached eggs, and try out new methods whenever I can. For this recipe I used my Nordic Ware microwave egg poacher (link below). This is perfect for me, especially when I am having a busy morning and need to make some quick poached eggs on the run, which I know my husband will also enjoy. Together with this I add a whole grain English muffin with avocado, arugula (which some of you may know as “rocket”), and a squeeze of lemon as always! Season with pink Himalayan sea salt & pepper to taste. As a refreshing drink I paired this delicious breakfast with some blackberry infused water, just to finish it all off. I hope you enjoy, and do let me know if you try this for yourself <3 Xo

// what you need:
+ eggs & poacher
+ 1/2 avocado
+ 1/2 whole grain English muffin
+ fresh arugula (rocket) & kale mix
+ slice of lemon
+ pink himalayan sea salt & pepper to taste
+ blackberries

. // egg poacher here . // place matt here . // lemon squeezer here . // Kate Spade polka dot straws here

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