Green-ish Smoothie for Beginners

Saturday, May 31, 2014

We all have heard of green smoothies and good they are for you, but we also know how intimidating it is to down something green right off the bat! I found that adding a little more greens into my fruit smoothies is a perfect way to acquire the taste.


In my smoothie I put coconut water & lemon water as my base, then some fresh pineapple, some kale, Greek yogurt and topped it off with some frozen strawberries!

  
When it's done it looks almost reddish-brown in colour but it tastes mostly like strawberry pineapple - no green taste at all! 

Let me know what your favourite green smoothie recipes are!

With love,

Nikki


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Healthy Lifestyle Update

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The water battle has been going fantastic ever since I bought one of those 1.5 litre bottles. I find it help because you can visually see how much you need to drink in the morning all at once. This lets me know when I need more when I'm at work.

Also I have been spending more time packing healthy snacks and lunches for work instead of getting something here (where your only options are sugar and more sugar.) 

I was off caffeine but I've reintroduced it into my life - but in extreme moderation as while I think there are some health benefits to drinking coffee, I don't want it to affect my sleep cycle. Half-caf seems to be the answer to my prayers.

What are your favourite tips and tricks for improving your eating habits? Let me know!


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Drinking More Water | Tricks & Tips

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hey guys! Just wanted to quickly share two tips that I have used to drink more water after I was inspired by this video! The water time maker is the best tip i've found so far. Definitely check out the video:




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Recipe | Fruit Pops

Monday, February 17, 2014


I love ice cream to death. I would eat it all day everyday if I could. So I've been on the hunt to satisfy my ice cream craving without all the sugar and fat. I decided the best way to do this was fruit smoothie popsicles, but they cost so much for such a small amount if product. So what better way to cut down costs then to make your own?

Here's what you need:


Cut up fresh or frozen fruit. Here I have chosen cherries.


Yogurt. Greek or regular. Flavoured or plain. It's up to you. I just happened to have this vanilla on hand.


Popsicle sticks. Or cake pop sticks. Whatever you can find.


Some sort of mold. I used a brownie pop baking tin.


And of course, a blender. Take the ratio of ingredients you prefer ( I chose half and half for this, but if you want it more fruity or more yogurty, do it however you prefer.


Once it's blended you your liking, pour it into your tray or molds.


Stick the Popsicle sticks into the Center and freeze away! In a few hours you will have a healthy sweet treat!


What are your favourites flavours to make? Let me know!
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Recipe | Chocolate Strawberry Almond Overnight Oats

Thursday, February 13, 2014


For Valentine's Day breakfast, I wanted something festive! I've also been wanting to try out the 'overnight oats' trend that has been all over pinterest. I decided to make a version of the overnight oats that was chocolate covered strawberry with almonds flavoured.

Here are the ingredients you will need:


1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup milk (cows, almond, coconut, soy, etc) OR greek yogurt 
1/4 cup rolled oats
a sprinkle of chocolate chips
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup (or a couple drops of stevia)
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 ripe banana, mashed (optional)
1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)


And of course, jars to store them in the fridge overnight.



Begin by adding your milk ingredients and oats. In the above picture, I did one for me (with greek yogurt and chia seeds) and one for Cory (with just cow's milk)


Then you can customize it as much as you would like with your mix ins. 



I wanted more strawberry where as Cory wanted more oats.


After you've put in the ratios and ingredients you prefer, close the seal on the mason jar tightly.


Then shake 'em up and store 'em in the fridge overnight and voila! Your breakfast is ready to go in the morning!



Have you tried making overnight oats? What are your favourite flavour combos? Let me know!


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