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February, 2018 |
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  • Nutrition

    The easy breakfast inclusion that also improves insulin resistance in women with PCOS

    Cinnamon-with simply a generous sprinkle a day, research is now also showing favourable outcomes on insulin resistance in women with PCOS.(1) What’s PCOS? PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age.(1)  PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome is a multisystem hormonal and metabolic disorder that affects both reproductive hormones as well as blood sugar regulation, through insulin resistance.  Women may present with acne, excessive hair growth, balding, missed menses, heavy menses, or long, irregular cycles or infertility…

  • Recipes

    Chorizo Lentil Stew

    Spicy chorizo and peppery lentils make this stew unforgettable. Ingredient: 1 pound Chorizo Sausage 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Cannellini Beans, Drained 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes 1 cup Dried Lentils 2 cups Chicken Stock 6 cups Fresh Chopped Spinach Salt And Pepper, to taste Crumbled Goat Cheese, To Serve Preparation In a big stockpot, brown the chorizo in a little bit of vegetable oil, stirring constantly, until almost done, about 5-7 minutes. Add in the cannelini beans,…

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    Valentines Day Overnight Oats + Raspberry Chia Jam

    Ingredients Raspberry Jam 1 cup frozen/fresh raspberries 1 tsp coconut oil 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup Overnight Oats 1 cup oats 2 tbsp chia seeds 3/4 cup almond milk 1 tbsp honey/other sweetener Instructions For the jam, place your raspberries and coconut oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until the berries have turned mushy and the juices are coming out, about 4-5 minutes. Add the honey/syrup and chia seeds. Keep stirring until it…

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    SUPERFOOD CHOCOLATE ALMOND AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

    INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp (7 g) raw cacao powder 1 tbsp (10 g) cacao nibs 1 (120 g) medium frozen banana 1/4 of an avocado (30 g) 1/2 cup (60 g) lightly steamed then frozen cauliflower pieces 1/2 serving (20 g) Vega Performance Protein in Vanilla 1 tbsp (15 g) almond butter 2 small or 1 large (20 g) pitted date (can be omitted to reduce sugar) 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon (or regular cinnamon) 1 cup liquid of choice, either plant-based milk, water or…

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    NO-BAKE VEGAN HEMP PROTEIN BARS

    NO-BAKE BARS You only need a couple of minutes to whip up these healthy, no-bake bars made with hemp protein. They’re all-natural, nutrient-packed and totally delicious! Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 14 bars Cuisine: Vegan INGREDIENTS 1 cup (150 g) raw almonds 2 cups lightly packed (350 g), soft pitted dates 1 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 cup (70 g) plain organic hemp protein 2 tbsp maple syrup 1/2 cup (120 g) almond butter (or nut/seed butter of…