Butternut Squash Soup


Butternut Squash Soup is thick, creamy and bursting with fall flavors. It’s a comforting soup that will warm you up on a chilly day. If you want to save time you don’t have to roast the veggies but I would recommend it because it does wonders for the flavor. Butternut squash is a wonderful ingredient because it’s high in beta-carotene (Vitamin A), antioxidants and fiber. It is one of the most concentrated vegetable sources of alpha-linolenic acid, which is an omega 3 fatty acid that is important for heart health. Vitamin A plays a key role in lung health by protecting the lungs from the damaging effect of cigarette smoke. Butternut squash is also an excellent source of energy producing vitamin B1 and B5 along with free radical scavenging manganese.

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Recipe, Vegan, Nutrition, Health,

From Harvest to Health: Planting Organic


While I’m the first to admit that I’m not a natural-born gardener, starting an organic vegetable patch has been etched on my ‘To Do’ list for a while now, recently leading me to dig up some details on the basics of this growing trend.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Eco-living



Chocomole or chocolate avocado pudding is a thick and creamy dessert that tastes indulgent, but it is actually healthy. It taste just like instant chocolate pudding in a good way – you would never guess the main ingredient is avocado! Chocomole is vegan, dairy free and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. In addition to being a rich pudding, it can also be enjoyed as a delicious fruit/berry dip or used as fudge icing.

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Vegan, Recipe, Nutrition

Healthy Snacks


As we all know, everything we eat and drink has a reaction in our bodies. But something that many people say is that we should always eat a morning and mid-afternoon HEALTHY snack. Why? Well, the way snacks work in our bodies is that when we ingest them they actually contribute to give us an “extra dose” of energy and nutriments, that eventually will lead to a better digestion, a faster metabolism, a better, faster and more natural fat burning process; these snacks of course need to be healthy and small to be able to actually work and benefit us.

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Vegan, Health, Weight-loss, Recipe

Yogi Date Balls


Things are often really busy in my life so I am constantly looking for quick snack ideas that I can grab on the go, especially when I’m heading out the door to yoga. I find that having a quick snack about 30-minutes before yoga helps boost my energy levels for a great class. Yogi Date Balls are one of my favorite snacks because they are easy to make ahead of time, store in the freezer and then grab as I’m running out the door.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Breakfast


It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of your day; even your dog knows that. You should never skip it and should always focus on what you put into your body first thing in the morning. So here's 5 steps to turn your breakfast into the healthy kick-ass start of your day.

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Health, Nutrition, Weight-loss

Acid and Alkaline Diets


Before I became vegan, I read a lot about healthy diets, how to lead a healthy life, the proper amounts of food someone should eat, the proper exercises, the best ways to get yourself in shape, the best ways towards becoming more conscious of your body, your health, your eating habits, etc. And there was one article that really grabbed my attention; it was a surprisingly small article, that talked about how the people who are not vegans or vegetarians are more susceptible to cancer. Why?

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Health, Nutrition, Vegan

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