January 5, 2018

"You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions & your intentions create your reality" Wayne Dyer.

Athletes often use visuals to train their focus, stay on target, build their confidence and gain a heightened sense of wellbeing. There are many stories of athletes who have used these techniques to cultivate mental strength and resilience, which have been shown to improve their success.

Visualization, whether done through meditation, mental...

December 29, 2017

Gut health, human microbiome, intestinal flora, probiotics and healthy bacteria are all terms we hear a lot lately, and for a good reason! Did you know we have 10 times more bacteria than gene cells in our body? Here are some more fascinating facts:

  • 99% of our microbiome (the community of microbes, an ecosystem of bacteria within our bodies) is located in our digestive system.

  • The microbiome in our intestine can weigh up to 2 kg and contains about 1...

December 26, 2017

I love having few go-to dishes I cook whenever I don't have much time to cook, I don't feel creative or it's the end of the week and I want to finish up all the veggies in the fridge. My winter pot is one of those quick, simple and flexible in terms of ingredients (hence you can skip some ingredients or add some of your own).

 Recipe:

Ingredients: 

1 diced onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup diced butternut squash

1 diced zucchini

1 big carrot, diced

2 diced t...

December 13, 2017

I love blueberries! These tiny gems give long life health benefits- rich in vitamins (C, K), antioxidants, fight cancer, aid weight loss, promote a young, glowing skin, boost the brain, support digestion and really the list goes on!

 Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe:

Ingredients-

1 cup frozen cauliflower  

3/4 cup frozen blueberries  

1 cup almond milk  

1 tsp vanilla  

1/2 tsp cinnamon  

1 tbsp cashew butter  

1/2 tsp maca powder 

Directions:

Place all ingredients in t...

October 12, 2017

I am not a big fan of winter, cold weather and rainy days. I am however, a big fan of oversized sweaters, fluffy soft blankets, snuggles and cozying up with something warm and nourishing. So whenever I notice myself getting negative around the cold weather I try to shift my mindset into a more positive state, reminding myself what I like about winter (rather than focusing on what I dislike).

Winter is a fact, it's reality, it's your circumstances, which you...

September 27, 2017

That's a question I keep getting.

The answer is pretty straight forward - BOTH.

But, and there is a BUT...:

  • Not all juices & smoothies are made equal, meaning - they are not all  necessarily healthy (even if they are green).

  • There is a time and place for a smoothie and there is a time and a place for a juice

So let's break it down.

Smoothies are made from fresh fruits and vegetables. As opposed to juicing, with blending the fiber remains in tact with...

September 22, 2017

That's a question I keep getting.

The answer is pretty straight forward - BOTH.

But, and there is a BUT...:

  • Not all juices & smoothies are made equal, meaning - they are not all  necessarily healthy (even if they are green).

  • There is a time and place for a smoothie and there is a time and a place for a juice

So let's break it down.

What is Juicing? Juicing involves the extraction of juice from fresh fruits and vegetables to create a drinkable cocktai...

August 31, 2017

Most of us humans are taught to equate food with success, we view food as a reward from a very young age. So each time we exercise or managed to deliver a project on time we indulge ourselves in a big scoop of ice cream cause we feel like we've earned it. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with eating ice cream every now and then, as long as its a conscious decision, as long as we don't feed this mechanism of rewarding ourselves with food. 

On the ot...

July 25, 2017

A few months ago I started experiencing acid reflux symptoms. My doctor prescribed me with proton pump inhibitors, which I had no intentions taking, not at least till I tried treating it naturally. It just didn't make sense to me to take a medicine that is used to treat people who have symptoms related to poor lifestyle habits, such as smoking, eating too much processed food, too much coffee, alcohol, sugar, stress... You get the point - non of which I fit...

July 3, 2017

Green smoothies can be delicious and don't have to taste like 'liquid salad' as my husband likes to call them. Adding greens to your smoothie is a great way to increase your green intake. Greens help strengthen the blood and respiratory system. 

Green Smoothie - Beginners Version Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 1/2 avocado 

  • 1/2 cup almond milk 

  • Pinch of vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)

  • 1 tsp maca powder

  • 1 tsp peanut...

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