Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler, authors of Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto, founders of ActiveVegetarian.com

Active Vegetarian

The Plant Based Eater's Guide To Fitness, Nutrition, And Lifestyle.
Active Vegetarian

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Plant Based Eater's Guide To Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle

Link: www.activevegetarian.com

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Easy Vegan Pear & Berry Crumble

Apr 13, 2019

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Easy and healthy, this Pear & Berry Crumble was inspired by a recent issue of Impact Magazine. The headline of the article read ” Beauty From Within” it was part of a series of skin-detoxifying recipes. I was instantly sold. One thing we always encourage our clients and readers to take into consideration when it comes…

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Apricot Maca-Roon Cookies

Mar 30, 2019

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I continue to be drawn to clarity and simplicity. ‘Less is more’ remains my mantra. -Stephane Rolland We often play around in the kitchen trying to recreate traditional recipes by stripping away the complexity and giving them a healthy whole food plant-based makeover. This recipe was inspired by the popular Girl Guide cookie called Somas.…

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AV 075 – Ten Ways to Stick To Your Plant-Based Diet In a Meat-Eating Household

Mar 25, 2019

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Today we are going to tackle a question that comes up time and time again on this blog, when we speak at events, hold classes, workshops, in our Facebook community, and among our AV Coaching members. “What can I do when my family refuses to eat plant-based? I can barely prep & cook one meal…

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Plant-Based Meals Made Simple

Mar 21, 2019

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For those days when you forgot to meal prep, or just need something quick and satisfying – it’s best to have some speed-friendly and nutritious recipes on hand. That is why we (and our fellow blogging community) have put together this recipe round up.  Below you will find 24 healthy, vibrant, nourishing and easy to…

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Best Celery Juice Recipe For Beginners

Mar 14, 2019

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Have you noticed the latest craze that is going on around celery juice? Everyone is on it, social media feeds are saturated with posts and videos of people drinking it and the demand for fresh celery has escalated so much that our local health food store is constantly sold out! Celery juice is supposedly the…

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Spanish Style Nourish Bowl with An Amazing Vegan Cheese Sauce

Feb 28, 2019

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It’s time to get your glow on with this Nourish Bowl. I get pretty excited whenever I open our fridge and find a bunch of random veggies that need to be eaten. It’s really a perfect opportunity to put on my apron, turn on some inspiring tunes and get creative in our kitchen. I really don’t like…

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AV 074 – Are You Addicted to Sugar and Junk Food? Eight simple ways to overcome sugar cravings and replace unhealthy processed carbs with nourishing plant-based foods

Feb 25, 2019

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This is a common struggle and in fact, most vegans, as well as vegetarians, are actually more “pastatarians” or “carbotarians.” They replace meat, seafood, and dairy products with bread, starches, processed carbohydrates and meat-substitutes, all of which are high in sugar and very acidic.  We promise to give you practical advice on how to break…

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Go-To Raw Coconut Yogurt (fermented)

Feb 20, 2019

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Confession alert! Coconut in any form is a household staple for Zuzana and me. With plant-based eating becoming more popular it’s great to see companies jumping on board and supporting it by making alternatives for peoples favourite “traditional” animal-based choices – like yogurt. In our opinion, coconut yogurt is the best non-dairy alternative, because it…

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23 Plant Based Meals in 15 Minutes or Less

Feb 15, 2019

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Short on time, yet still want to serve your family a healthy plant-based meal?  This recipe roundup is for you! No excuses to reach for that frozen pizza or another heavily processed “easy” dinner that is full of preservatives! Those chemicals that hide in pre-packaged foods, have zero nutrients, provide absolutely no benefits to the…

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3 HEALTHY SALAD DRESSINGS – (OIL FREE, VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE) ready in 4 min or less

Feb 14, 2019

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We all know that we should include more fresh vegetables into our diet. But how do you do this daily? It’s easier than you might think. When we work with our coaching clients one of the basic nutritional habits we focus on make greens the foundation of the plant-based plate. A green salad is the King…

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AV 073 – How To Smoothly Transition To A Healthy Plant-Based Lifestyle

Feb 9, 2019

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  – Hippocrates So much has happened in recent years to expand the plant-based movement, and for Nikki and I, it has been very exciting to watch things unfold. An article by Food Revolution pointed out that the number of vegans in the U.S. has increased…

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Post Workout Nutrition: Wild Rice & Hummus Collard Wraps

Jan 31, 2019

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Become a conscious consumer. Know what’s in your food and what it will do for you. Through our recipes and messages, we always encourage you to fuel your body with fresh and organic foods and avoid the highly processed stuff. We ask that you consider ditching the microwave oven, tinfoil and plastic. Stay away from GMO, fast…

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The Best Homemade Hummus

Jan 31, 2019

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We find that store-bought hummus is usually a big disappointment — over-salted, a little too coarse, has added oils and never worth the price tag. With that, it just makes sense to make hummus at home! This basic chickpea hummus recipe is one to have on hand because of it’s versatility. It can be used as…

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GREEN CREAM SOUP for a healthy gut

Jan 24, 2019

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Recently we started experimenting with making raw creamy soups heated in the Vitamix and today we are sharing with you one of our favourite creations, to date. This vibrant soup is nourishing and satisfying, especially on a cold winter day! Durning chilly winter months most of us tend to crave more warming and comforting foods and…

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Green Juice For A Slender & Healthy Body

Jan 17, 2019

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If you are seeking to have a slender and healthy body, you must educate yourself on the full side effects of consuming the wrong kinds of food. And by education, we don’t mean the kind of information you would often find in diet books, magazines and on popular TV shows. Many of these “revolutionary diets”…

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Light Vegan Chana Masala

Jan 10, 2019

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Chana Masala was always our number one choice when ordering food at an Indian restaurant. What could be better than curry chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce and served over basmati rice? So amazing! However, the way we would feel the day after eating it for dinner was the exact opposite of amazing.…

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21 Whole Plant-Based Recipes For Weight Loss

Jan 3, 2019

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Happy New Year! “According to a 2017 YouGov survey, the top three resolutions for 2018 were eating healthier, getting more exercise, and saving more money. According to a 2018 survey, the top...

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3 ingredient flourless vegan pancakes

Dec 27, 2018

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When it comes to breakfast we usually keep it pretty simple with fruit, fresh juice or a smoothie. However, when Zuzana made some fresh creamy macadamia & cashew nut butter – queue the...

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Macadamia Cashew Butter

Dec 26, 2018

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Want to make the best tasting nut butter? Look no further because this combination of macadamia and cashew nuts is simply amazing. It’s creamy, naturally sweet and takes less then 10 minutes to...

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Healthy No-Bake Nanaimo Bars

Dec 20, 2018

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As two proud Canadians, we cannot imagine the holiday season without the well-loved Nanaimo bars. Traditionally made with loads of butter and sugar, we decided to give the traditional rich B.C. treat...

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Raw Vegan Fruitcake

Dec 13, 2018

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Hello friends!  Today we have for you a holiday treat that will prove that indulging can be delicious and healthy at the same time.   Before we begin, I want to start with a...

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26 Vegan Christmas Party Recipes

Dec 5, 2018

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An almost Merry Christmas to you! December is here, and the festivities have started! With the help of some fellow food bloggers, we put together this incredible round up of 26 delicious plant-based...

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Raw Superfood Truffle Balls

Nov 29, 2018

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“Stress and in turn food cravings create mental clutter, decreasing the brain’s ability to perform to its full potential. The path to an uncluttered mind begins with stress management, and diet...

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Veggie-Stuffed Squash

Nov 22, 2018

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Let’s celebrate this holiday season by returning to eating real food! Nikki and I have been on the plant-based journey for over 20 years now and we can honestly report that the powers of whole...

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Winter Juice For Digestion and Healthy Gut

Nov 15, 2018

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As soon as the temperature outside drops naturally we begin to crave more warming and comforting foods. But just because we might be approaching the winter months doesn’t mean we should...

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Ayurvedic Kitchari

Nov 8, 2018

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Today we are going to make a traditional kitchari, and offer you vegan and grain-free variations. We love classic Indian vegetarian food, especially when it’s home-made and...

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Winter Red Salad with Curried Nut & Seed Mix

Nov 1, 2018

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A couple of weeks ago when Nik and I planned our winter recipe lineup for this blog, we thought it was time to share a savoury salad recipe with you. We love salads and enjoy making them pretty much...

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How To effectively reduce stress and anxiety with diet

Oct 26, 2018

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In today’s hectic world, almost none of us can escape the effects of stress. Whether it’s physical, emotional, or spiritual, stress is very much responsible for creating or worsening many...

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Holiday Pumpkin Mylk

Oct 25, 2018

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Hello Friends! Today we are making a delicious raw, vegan pumpkin mylk.  It’s that time of the year here in Canada where you just want to sit by a fire, wrapped in a blanket and drink...

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Vegan Chocolate Salted Caramels

Oct 18, 2018

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Super easy 5 ingredient Vegan Chocolate Salted Caramels! We’re all about treating yourself and health is all about finding that balance between nourishing your body and nourishing your soul....

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Soaking & Sprouting Guide: How to Soak and Sprout Grains, Nuts, Seeds & Beans

Oct 17, 2018

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Why and how do we make food choices? Is it for mere comfort, nourishment, satisfaction? Both Zuzana and I are always encouraging our AV Coaching members to understand what they are eating and why...

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Easy One-Pan Red Curry from The Vegan 8 Cookbook + a Giveaway

Oct 11, 2018

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Curry is such a great weeknight quick fix dinner. It’s a vibrant, one-pot dish, doesn’t take too long, packs a ton of flavor, and does well when loaded with all kinds of local, seasonal veggies....

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Easy Thai Red Curry Paste

Oct 11, 2018

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This is a recipe for a vegan homemade curry paste that uses 100% natural ingredients,  takes only 15 minutes to make and tastes very authentic to the red curry dishes we so enjoyed during our...

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Carrot Ginger Soup with Curried Raisin Relish

Oct 4, 2018

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Today we have a delicious soup recipe for you. This Carrot Ginger Soup is quite simple to make and it’s loaded with life-giving nutrition.  This soup is raw vegan so no cooking is necessary...

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Week 24 – Living The Good Life

Sep 30, 2018

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- LIVING THE GOOD LIFE - Welcome to week #24 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/291936890 this week's food for thought "You were born with potential. You were born...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 24

Sep 30, 2018

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Heads Up! We are releasing new workouts at midnight PST. You can also find this workout schedule on our home page with links that will take you directly to your daily fitness video.  ...

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Most Common Q & A

Sep 29, 2018

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Veganism is a philosophy deeply devoted to animal rights, and being a vegan is a lifestyle choice that involves diets, politics and ethics. Vegans not only eliminate animal products from their diet...

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Difference between organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables?

Sep 28, 2018

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Sound familiar? I am sure you have uttered this out loud, possibly rounded your shoulders forward, hung your head and surrendered. With all the contradicting information overloading the web...

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FARMER’S MARKET SALAD – THE ULTIMATE EASY TO MAKE RECIPE GUIDE

Sep 27, 2018

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Today, we wanted to share with you an easy to follow guide that will help you create a delicious, nutrient-dense, powerhouse salad all year round.  It’s no secret that we love vegetables and if...

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Week 23 – Breathe Deeply, Our Friend

Sep 23, 2018

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- THE HEALING POWER OF BREATH: SIMPLE TECHNIQUES FOR A HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER YOU - Welcome to week #23 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/290992057 this week's food...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 23

Sep 23, 2018

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Workout: Strength Workout #4 Duration: 22 minutes Equipment: No Equipment/ Bodyweight/Timer Notes: Remember to first Warm up Workout: Daily Flow #4 Duration:  30 minutes...

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GOOD VIBRATIONS JUICE  FOR WEIGHT LOSS, ENERGY AND DETOX!

Sep 21, 2018

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It’s easy to tell someone… “Just eat more raw whole fruits & veggies!” But we know quite well that that advice alone just doesn’t work. Making the switch to a whole food...

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Mobility #9 – Gentle Movement

Sep 20, 2018

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Often when we think of exercise, we may think of running, burpees, or other high-intensity movements... The physical movement doesn’t mean doing 100 burpees every day! Of course, we support...

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5 Minute Challenge – Effective Low Impact Workout

Sep 19, 2018

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This Low-Impact  No Equipment Workout Will Make You Sweat!  “Low impact” does not mean low intensity and we will prove it to you with this 5-minute workout challenge that...

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Yoga For Digestion – relieve gas and bloating

Sep 19, 2018

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One of the most common comments we get from clients and AV members who are beginning to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet is that they are gassy and bloated! This is nothing unusual...

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Week 22 – Gas, Bloating And Gut Issues

Sep 16, 2018

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- GAS, BLOATING AND GUT ISSUES - Welcome to week #22 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/289613571 this week's food for thought "You are not what you eat. You are what...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 22

Sep 16, 2018

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Workout: Daily Flow #2 Duration: 25 minutes Equipment: Yoga mat/Timer Workout: Strength Workout #7 Duration: 24 minutes Equipment: No Equipment/ Bodyweight Notes: Remember...

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Daily Flow #5 – Combat Sitting

Sep 15, 2018

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Here’s the reality: Sitting all day can have detrimental effects if you don’t take care of yourself and combat those negative effects. But if you take care of yourself, sitting is not a death...

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Goji Berry + Ginger Smoothie

Sep 13, 2018

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For the first meal of the day, it’s important to supply your body with nourishing foods. We love to use breakfast as a way to pack in tons of superfoods to kick start our day. Some of our favorite...

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5 minute Challenge: Arms + Abs

Sep 10, 2018

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Alright, ladies, this one is for you! What woman doesn’t want toned core and firm arms?  – no more jiggles… With this quick 5 minute workout, we hit our core and those underarms. It...

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Week 21 – How To Slow Down And Relax At The End Of The Day

Sep 9, 2018

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- EVENING ROUTINE TO HELP YOU RELAX AND GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP - Welcome to week #21 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/288884462 this week's food for thought...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 21

Sep 8, 2018

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Workout: Strength Workout #2 Duration: 19 minutes Equipment: No equipment/bodyweight Notes: Remember to first Warm up Workout: 5 minute challenge...

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Mobility Session #8 – Full Body Stretch

Sep 8, 2018

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Like any form of movement, Zuzana and I always encourage mindfulness. So as you move through this mobility session, stay tuned in and connected to your body and your breath. This session is one you...

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Zucchini pasta with sweet corn cilantro pesto

Sep 6, 2018

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Who wants to eat processed starchy nutrient depleted food? Not us! Processed food, in bags, boxes and cans from grocery stores, fast food chains and restaurants are one of the biggest sources of...

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Strength Workout #9 – Toned Arms & Lean Abs

Sep 4, 2018

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In today's Strength Workout we will focus mainly on the muscles of ABS and ARMS and include a new piece of equipment - the water bottle. I truly enjoyed creating and filming this...

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Week 20 – Start Your Day Right

Sep 1, 2018

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- START YOUR DAY RIGHT - Welcome to week #20 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/287751129 this week's food for thought "The way you start your day determines how well...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 20

Sep 1, 2018

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Workout: ITT #3 + Mobility Session #1 Duration: 24 minutes / 18 minutes Equipment: Bodyweight/Timer  Notes: Remember to first Warm up Workout: Strength...

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Yoga #7 – Cultivate Gratitude

Aug 29, 2018

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"We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others." - John Lennon During this...

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Week 19 – Iron On A Plant-Based Diet

Aug 26, 2018

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- IRON ON A PLANT-BASED DIET - Welcome to week #19 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/286270820 “You have 75 trillion cells in your body. You create 10 million in a...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 19

Aug 25, 2018

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Workout: Strength #4 Duration: 22 minutes Equipment: Bodyweight/Timer  Notes: Remember to first Warm up Workout: Daily Flow #1 Duration: 30 minutes Equipment:  Yoga...

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33 Must-Read Books That Have the Power to Change Your Life

Aug 25, 2018

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In a world of screens, it can be easy to forget about the tangible creations such as newspapers, magazines, and books. Personally, I like to read and articles and posts on my computer but when...

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Daily Flow #4 -Your Best Self

Aug 21, 2018

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Welcome to the Daily Flow #4. This 30-minute practice will challenge you to step out of your "fitness comfort zone" and bring out your best self. And now what exactly do I...

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week 18 – the importance of daily exercise

Aug 19, 2018

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- THE IMPORTANCE OF DAILY EXERCISE - Welcome to week #18 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/285418023 this week's food for thought "Physical fitness is not only one...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 18

Aug 19, 2018

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Workout: daily flow #4 **NEW** Duration:  minutes Equipment:   Notes: Remember to first Warm up Workout: strength #7  Duration: 24 minutes Equipment:...

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How To Keep A Journal

Aug 17, 2018

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“If your life is worth thinking about, it is worth writing about. “ -Robin Sharma  Last week we encouraged you to get yourself a journal and start writing in it daily.  there is a...

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AV 072- How To Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Stick to the Food Plan of Your Choice with Glenn Livingston Ph.D.

Aug 16, 2018

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Glenn Livingston from NeverBingeAgain.com is on the show today, and he will share with us secrets for gaining the power to permanently overcome unhealthy food behaviours. Both his professional...

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RAW SUPERFOOD ENERGY BITES

Aug 13, 2018

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You are what you eat, so why pollute your body with artificial ingredients and nutrient-depleted foods? Let’s face it, it could be challenging to find a healthy on the go snack that is...

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Strength Workout #8 – “trouble zone workout”: glutes | thighs | abs

Aug 12, 2018

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This workout is one of those that looks like a breeze... on paper! However, once you have tried it - I think you would argue just how "easy" it is.  What makes it more challenging is not...

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week 17 – The Life-Changing Habit of Journaling

Aug 12, 2018

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- THE LIFE CHANGING HABIT OF JOURNALING - Welcome to week #17 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/284531604 this week's food for thought "A personal journal is an...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 17

Aug 11, 2018

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Workout: strength workout #8 -“trouble zones” **NEW** Duration: 26 minutes Equipment: Yoga Mat Notes: Remember to first Warm up Workout: 5 minute...

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Thank-You Message From Zuzana & Nikki

Aug 1, 2018

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- THANK-YOU MESSAGE FROM ZUZANA & NIKKI - https://player.vimeo.com/video/292426838 This is our final message for you in the AV coaching program, and it has been a privilege and joy to be your...

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Cellulite Removing & Fat Burning Juice

Jul 25, 2018

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The Truth About Cellulite  Cellulite is basically a combination of excess fat and body toxins lying beneath the surface of the skin. It’s important to understand that cellulite is always a...

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Benefits of an Essential Oil Diffuser + GIVEAWAY!

Jul 22, 2018

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There are so many different ways to use essential oils, apply them to your skin, inhale them, add it to a bath, enhance a massage… As we love to use them all different ways one of our habitual ways...

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Top 15 Veggie Packed Vegan breakfasts [recipe round up]

Jul 20, 2018

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Everyone knows that eating vegetables is absolutely crucial to enjoying vibrant health and great physical fitness. A powerful way to ensure you are getting enough is to start the day by including...

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Mango Lime Vegan Cabbage Tacos

Jul 17, 2018

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There are so many things to love about summertime… One is the abundance of fresh local produce! Every time Nik and I visit the neighborhood farmer’s market it feels like a trip to...

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Strawberry Maca Shake

Jul 12, 2018

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We made this vegan”mylkshake” a couple of weeks ago and absolutely LOVED IT! It’s loaded with Vitamin C, which helps to tone the skin and has an anti-ageing effect. On top of that,...

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Iron-Rich Green Juice – Treat Anemia Naturally

Jul 5, 2018

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After ‘where do you get your protein?, the second most common question the two of us get asked as female athletes on an entirely plant-based (vegan) diet is … “Where do you get your...

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Are you getting enough iron on a plant-based diet? | AV Coaching Message

Jul 2, 2018

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It’s a long held misconception that vegans and vegetarians must be low in iron because of the lack animal blood and flesh they intake. Marketing from the meat industries like “Beat Fatigue With Beef”...

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I just don’t have time for exercise (5 Quick & Effective Workouts)

Jun 28, 2018

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In our last coaching message, we talked about the importance of daily movement. A few of you reached out to us with a concern…How can I find time to exercise when my schedule is already...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – raw, vegan

Jun 26, 2018

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Warning: These homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are a little addicting. They taste like the real deal cookie dough, but they’re nutritionally dense and good for you! Read on to find...

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How Important Is Daily Exercise? | AV Coaching

Jun 25, 2018

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Human life has become structured in a way that makes it very easy to avoid movement. We sit in cars on the way to work. At work we sit at our desks for much of the day. Then we come home and sit down...

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Basic Green Salad

Jun 14, 2018

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Q: You recommend Basic Green Salad as a part of your weekly meal plans. What exactly is this salad?   Basic Green Salad aka BGS is a great start to an amazing meal. The ingredients of this...

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Reduce Gas And Bloating Naturally | AV Coaching

Jun 10, 2018

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Do you ever suffer with a bloated belly and gas after eating? I know it can be embarrassing, but honestly this is a pretty common thing. Majority of people in today’s world are dealing with some type...

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10 Minute Guided Breath Meditation | Nadi Shodhana

Jun 6, 2018

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It happens to all of us… One mindless thought and suddenly you're frustrated and mumbling to yourself… "Why is it so hard? Why can't I meditate?!?” It is hard - but a lot of things in life that...

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Meditation For Beginners: 4 Practical Techniques To Clear Your Mind | AV Coaching

Jun 3, 2018

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AV Coaching “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don't quit." -...

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Go To Kettlebell Complex Workout – great for fat loss

May 29, 2018

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This workout is considered a “Complex Workout”. A complex is where you pick up a kettlebell, barbell or dumbbell perform several reps of an exercise with it, then move right into another exercise,...

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Overcome Binge Eating – Practical Strategies To Food Freedom | AV Coaching

May 28, 2018

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AV Coaching4 Strategies to Help You Break Free From Binge Eating and Stick to a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet Zuzana here. This week’s coaching message is for those of you who have been struggling with...

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AV 071 – a fit moms life: how to stay motivated before, during and after pregnancy

May 21, 2018

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This episode is a little different than normal. I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Michelle Roots, A personal trainer, business owner and new mom from here in Vancouver BC. As a...

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How to turn challenging moments into victories| AV Coaching Message

May 20, 2018

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As I am writing this message I find myself repeatedly typing then hitting backspace. I am sure you can maybe relate. Whenever I notice patterns like this in myself, I stop and question it. There is...

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Simple Plant-Based Mexican Bowl

May 18, 2018

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“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~~Laura Ingalls Wilder I remember reading this quote on a day I felt unusually...

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5 Minute Challenge – Ease Low Back Pain

May 18, 2018

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We say it a lot but sitting really does cause havoc on the body. When we sit for long periods of time it can cause tightness in the hamstrings, shoulders, and hip flexors, as well as a weaken our...

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5 Minute Challenge – Build a strong push-up

May 12, 2018

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Are you up for another fitness challenge? Today we will be completing a 5-Minute Push-up workout. And yes it will be very challenging. It involves several rounds of push-ups for time,...

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My Top 10 Rules on Living a Good Life | AV Coaching Message

May 12, 2018

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How to master the perfect push up

May 8, 2018

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  Hello friends,  Today we have for you a step-by-step tutorial to help you master one of the most basic bodyweight exercises – THE PUSH-UP.  Push-ups are one of the best...

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How to Slow Down and Relax at The End of Day | AV Coaching Message

May 6, 2018

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The Cold and Flu Busting Juice

May 5, 2018

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Have a cold? A runny nose? A sore throat? Maybe even a touch of fever? No need to panic. Yes, in a perfect world we would NEVER get sick. But the reality is, that our “modern” day...

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5 Minute Challenge – Need a quick stretch? Poses for people who sit all day

May 4, 2018

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This yoga was designed to help you take some time to move your body. There are NO excuses to finding 5 minutes to do so, especially if you are tied to a desk all day.  Zuzana and I have went...

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How FOMO is Affecting Your Health and Fitness Goals

Apr 30, 2018

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Gratitude: A Way of Life | AV Coaching Message

Apr 22, 2018

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Yoga #6 – Letting Go

Apr 21, 2018

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5 Minute Challenge – Plank Party For Tight Abs!

Apr 20, 2018

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Hello friends, you’re invited to this exclusive, incredibly effective, and so damn fun (once you finish) – PLANK PARTY. The name of today’s 5-minute challenge pretty much gives it away, but just in...

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Workout Nutrition: Plant-Based Vegan Guide

Apr 19, 2018

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Have you ever wondered what to eat to fuel your workouts, to become strong, lean, full of energy all while staying true to your plant-based lifestyle?  I know I have. I am fascinated by how food...

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West Coast Kale Salad

Apr 19, 2018

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I am not the most creative about coming up with names for salad recipes. Usually, I just name them according to the things that are in them, which is… well, boring. So this is a kale salad...

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Week #16 – How To Begin A Mindful Eating Practice

Apr 15, 2018

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- HOW TO BEGIN A MINDFUL EATING PRACTICE - Welcome to week #16 Begin by watching this week’s video: this week's food for thought “The path to a healthy body, and happy soul is based upon self-study,...

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 16

Apr 15, 2018

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AV Coaching Week 16

Apr 15, 2018

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5 Minute Challenge – Cardio & Legs

Apr 15, 2018

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Hello Friends, We get it, life can get hectic and sometimes fitting a 30 minute workout into your day can be a challenge, or even a complete no-go. We don’t want you to miss out on getting a...

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20 Most Eye-Opening Health & Sustainability Documentaries You Must See!

Apr 15, 2018

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“There is urgent need for the stories of people’s real-world experiences,” – Simon Kilmurry, executive director of the International Documentary Association Documentaries can educate and...

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12 Vegan Snacks to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Apr 12, 2018

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Let’s talk workout nutrition. As plant-based diets are becoming mainstream, understanding exercise nutrition, including what and when to eat before and after a workout is important to help...

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Daily Flow #3 – Grace

Apr 9, 2018

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AV Coaching Week 15

Apr 8, 2018

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Week #15 – How To Effectively Overcome Challenges In Your Life

Apr 7, 2018

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- HOW TO EFFECTIVELY OVERCOME CHALLENGES IN YOUR LIFE - Welcome to week #15 Begin by watching this week’s video: this week's food for thought "Out Of Darkness Shines Light" READ THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE...

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5 Minute Challenge – Core HIIT

Apr 7, 2018

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We started this series, so you can incorporate some movement into your day – and not find an excuse not to! Anyone, can find 5 minutes to take for themselves.  Fitness Level: Beginners,...

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 15

Apr 7, 2018

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Breath Awareness Meditation

Apr 6, 2018

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Plant-powered Muscle Mylk (raw, vegan)

Apr 5, 2018

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Looking for a way to refuel your body after a workout?   Look on further… This Raw Vegan Muscle Mylk was created with one main goal in mind: to replenish. Whether you are refueling after...

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Week #14 – The Protein Myth: Do You Get Enough Protein on a Plant Based Diet?

Apr 4, 2018

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- THE PROTEIN MYTH: DO YOU GET ENOUGH PROTEIN ON A PLANT-BASED DIET? - Welcome to week #14 Begin by watching this week’s video: this week's food for thought “Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.”...

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AV Coaching Week 14

Apr 4, 2018

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Strength Workout #7 – 50 Rep Challenge

Apr 2, 2018

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Strength Workout #6 – Tighten Up Your Core

Mar 31, 2018

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 14

Mar 31, 2018

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Interval Training #4 – 15 Minute Fat Burn

Mar 27, 2018

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Quick + Easy Veggie Curry

Mar 26, 2018

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Curry…the mere word makes my mouth water. This very easy plant-based curry may not be totally authentic, but it’s inspired by the flavors and aromas of traditional Thai...

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 13

Mar 26, 2018

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Daily Flow #2 – Energy Boost

Mar 25, 2018

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AV Coaching Week 13

Mar 24, 2018

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Week #13 – Weight Loss: 5 Advance Strategies For Success

Mar 23, 2018

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- WEIGHT LOSS: 5 ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS - Welcome to week #13 Begin by watching this week’s video: this week's food for thought "When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't...

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Vegan Borscht

Mar 22, 2018

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Borscht has been a staple meal in Eastern European diets for hundreds of years. When I was growing up in Czech Republic my Mom (who loves beets) would make this soup on a regular basis, however as a...

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Yoga #5 – Open Your Heart

Mar 22, 2018

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – The Week Of March 18th

Mar 18, 2018

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AV Coaching Week Of Mar 18 – Mar 24

Mar 18, 2018

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AV 070 – Easy Plant Based Meal Planning 

Mar 17, 2018

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Let’s face it. Life gets busy and cooking at home can be tough. Meal planning takes work. But those who’ve mastered it know it’s the key to saving money, eating healthier and...

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Week #12 – Take Full Responsibility… Only YOU Can Change Your Life

Mar 16, 2018

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- TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY... ONLY YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE - Welcome to week #12 Begin by watching this week’s video: this week's food for thought "The happiest people in the world are those who...

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Liver Cleansing Juice

Mar 13, 2018

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Your liver might just be the most underappreciated organ in your body. It is your body’s largest internal organ and one of its important functions is to help remove toxins and harmful...

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Week #11 – Self-Talk: How To Make It Work For You

Mar 11, 2018

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- SELF-TALK: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU - Welcome to week #11 Begin by watching this week’s video: this week's food for thought “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” - Brené Brown...

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Daily Flow #1 – 30 Minutes

Mar 11, 2018

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AV Coaching Week Of Mar 11 – Mar 18

Mar 11, 2018

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Practical Tips to Declutter your home – one room at a time

Mar 10, 2018

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Did you know your home is like a mirror reflecting your emotional state? Yep, you read it right – and clutter is a sure telltale sign of inner struggle. Where am I going with this? Why do we...

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Warm Up #2 – Open Your Hips

Mar 10, 2018

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Strength Workout #5 – Upper Body + Core

Mar 9, 2018

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Vegan Muscle Building Quinoa Sushi Sandwich

Mar 8, 2018

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I came across this creative idea quite by accident while surfing around on Instagram.  I shared it with Nikki and together we decided to put my own spin on Onigirazu — traditionally sushi...

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Yoga Nidra – The Yogic Power Nap

Mar 8, 2018

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yoga session #4 – Healthy Body

Mar 7, 2018

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – The Week Of March 4th

Mar 6, 2018

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – The Week Of March 12th

Mar 6, 2018

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Heads Up! We are releasing new workouts at midnight PST. You can also find this workout schedule on our home page with links that will take you directly to your daily fitness video.   Workout: Walk...

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AV Coaching Week Of Mar 4 – Mar 10

Mar 4, 2018

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AV 068 – What’s in Your Water – Is Tap Water Safe to Drink? Water Filters & Bottled Water, Explained …

Mar 4, 2018

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Anyone who is interested in being healthy understands that good nutrition is super important. Many of us also know that in order to prevent disease, to be in great physical shape and perform at high...

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Week #10 – Heal Yourself

Mar 3, 2018

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- HEAL YOURSELF - Welcome to week #10 Begin by watching this week’s video: this week's food for thought "It is better for you to take responsibility for your life as it is, instead of blaming others,...

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DIY – 100% Natural Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner

Mar 3, 2018

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The First Step to Eating for Health: Clean Your Produce Thoroughly! We love produce, obviously. All sorts of salads and greens, apples, bananas, berries, root vegetables, peppers,...

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Mobility Session #7 – All The Little Things

Mar 2, 2018

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Post Workout Sweet Potato Toast – 3 Different Ways

Mar 1, 2018

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OK, you just finished an awesome workout and are now trying to decide what to eat. Well, we can help… Today we are sharing 3 Ways to Make Sweet Potato Toast. This powerhouse meal is very easy to make...

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Interval Training #3 – Lean & Strong

Feb 26, 2018

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Yoga Session #3 – Mind + Body Awareness

Feb 22, 2018

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Week #9 – How To Achieve Your Health & Fitness Goals

Feb 22, 2018

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- ACHIEVING YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS GOALS - Welcome to week #9 Begin by watching this week’s video: this week's food for thought “You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to...

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AV COACHING Week of Feb26-Mar4

Feb 22, 2018

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Feb 22, 2018

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Heads Up! We are releasing new workouts at midnight PST. Workout: Walk or Hike in Nature Duration: 60+ minutes Equipment: Good Pair of Shoes Workout: Interval training #3  Lean &...

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STRENGTH WORKOUT #4 – Strong, Lean Legs

Feb 21, 2018

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INTERVAL TRAINING #2 – 15 min Full Body

Feb 20, 2018

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AV 067 – How To Stay Motivated To Achieve Your Health And Fitness Goals

Feb 18, 2018

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  We can either learn to embrace it or use all our energy and force to fight against it. Why? Why do we resist…change…resist control…resist acceptance? All of these things that can actually help...

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AV 066 – How to break the vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting

Feb 18, 2018

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  “According to a Boston Medical Center study, 45 million Americans go on a diet each year.“ If you are like most people, at some point in your life you will decide to go on a diet to either...

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AV COACHING: WEEK #8

Feb 18, 2018

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Week #8 Meal Plan

Feb 17, 2018

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Yoga Session #2 – Go Within

Feb 17, 2018

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Week #8 – Winning with Accountability

Feb 17, 2018

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- WINNING WITH ACCOUNTABILITY - Welcome to week #8 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/256267640 this week's food for thought "Accountability is the glue that ties...

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Feb 17, 2018

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10 Minute Buddha Bowl with Creamy Cashew Sauce

Feb 17, 2018

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Okay, we understand that making a fresh, wholesome plant-based dinner every night sounds like too much work, especially if your schedule is packed, you work long hours, you’ve got kids, etc. While we...

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STRENGTH WORKOUT #3 – Glutes Are On Fire

Feb 14, 2018

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Good Morning Smoothie

Feb 12, 2018

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This smoothie is powerful! Energizing and hydrating not to mention delicious. This will freshen your breath and clean out your GI tract, great for anyone who is constipated. It’s...

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INTERVAL TRAINING #1 – Tabata For Beginners

Feb 12, 2018

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Week #7 Meal Plan

Feb 12, 2018

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AV 065 – The Benefits of Cardio and Weight Loss

Feb 12, 2018

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Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. It’s the thing that keeps you alive! Ignoring it is the worst thing you could do! Now don’t get me wrong, cardio can be super boring which...

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AV COACHING: WEEK #7

Feb 11, 2018

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Vegan? Tips On How To Deal With Social Pressure

Feb 11, 2018

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Today we want to approach a common challenge many of you likely deal with on daily basis as a plant based eater; Social Pressure. We are talking about dealing with friends, family, and coworkers in...

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Week #7 – The Art Of Simplicity

Feb 11, 2018

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- THE ART OF SIMPLICITY - Welcome to week #7 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/255226442 this week's food for thought “I believe that a simple and unassuming manner...

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 7

Feb 11, 2018

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Feb 6, 2018

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Heads Up! Make sure to continue with daily walking – minimum of 30 minutes + follow this weeks fitness schedule. Workout: Walk or Hike in Nature Duration: 60+ minutes Equipment: Good Pair...

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Moroccan Cauliflower Rice

Feb 6, 2018

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Anyone who has a healthy appetite will quite enjoy this vibrant salad. We have mixed a riced cauliflower together with sprouted beans,pomegranate seeds and chopped up fresh veggies to create a...

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Week #6 Meal Plan

Feb 5, 2018

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STRENGTH WORKOUT #2 – Build A Strong Core

Feb 5, 2018

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Socca Pizza Pie

Feb 5, 2018

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Calling all pizza lovers! This plant based, gluten-free pie is loaded with protein and also contains a good deal of B vitamins, iron, magnesium and potassium. The base is actually a...

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AV COACHING: WEEK #6

Feb 5, 2018

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Yoga Session #1 – Connection To Breath

Feb 4, 2018

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10 Benefits of Yoga in Daily Life

Feb 4, 2018

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What is yoga, exactly? Is it just an exercise form? Is it a religion, a philosophy, an ideology? Or is it something else entirely? The word “yoga” literally means “union”. The...

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Week #6 – Growth Is In Discomfort

Feb 4, 2018

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- GROWTH IS IN DISCOMFORT - Welcome to week #6 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/253168134 this week's food for thought Growth is uncomfortable because you've never...

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STRENGTH WORKOUT #1 – Bodyweight Basics

Jan 31, 2018

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Week #5 Meal Plan

Jan 30, 2018

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AV COACHING: WEEK #5

Jan 29, 2018

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 5

Jan 28, 2018

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Heads Up! Make sure to continue with daily walking – minimum of 30 minutes + follow this weeks fitness schedule. Workout: Walk or Hike in Nature Duration: 60+ minutes Equipment: Good Pair...

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Week #5 – Be Consistent

Jan 28, 2018

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- BE CONSISTENT - Welcome to week #5 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/252984782 this week's food for thought “Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day...

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AV 064 – The Benefits Of Strength Training

Jan 28, 2018

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Let’s face it – things in life are easier when you are strong. Strong physically and mentally.  When we think of our physicality – it’s easier to carry groceries, do regular everyday...

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MOBILITY SESSION #6 – Full Body Movements

Jan 27, 2018

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MOBILITY SESSION #5 – Cultivate Shoulder Mobility

Jan 24, 2018

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MOBILITY SESSION #4 – Loosen Your Tight Hamstrings

Jan 24, 2018

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Protein Guacamole

Jan 23, 2018

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This smashed pea and avocado dip/spread is a nice protein loaded spin of the traditional guacamole. Use it as a dip for your fresh veggies, top it up on your veggie burrito, include into your macro...

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Week #4 – Believe In Yourself

Jan 22, 2018

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- BELIEVE IN YOURSELF - Welcome to week #4 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/250999332 this week's food for thought "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate....

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 4

Jan 22, 2018

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Heads Up! Make sure to continue with daily walking – minimum of 30 minutes + follow this weeks fitness schedule. Workout: Walk or Hike in Nature Duration: 60+ minutes Equipment: Good Pair of...

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How to select a juicer and make juicing a daily habit? 

Jan 21, 2018

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How do you pick the right juicer for you? With some many different types available how do you chose?   For the past 4 years Nikki and I have been testing numerous brands and types of...

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Going Hiking? Make Sure You Have These 14 Essentials

Jan 21, 2018

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Q: I want to go out hiking , but I am not sure what to pack with me. Can you help? A: Great question. The best strategy is to plan ahead. Nature is beautiful and unpredictable. Even the best...

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AV COACHING: WEEK #4

Jan 21, 2018

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AV 063 – Meal Prep 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Jan 21, 2018

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Before we dive into today’s topic (Meal prep) let’s first talk a little bit about meal plans… Most of our new AV Coaching clients get really excited about the weekly meal plans that are a part of the...

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MOBILITY SESSION #3 – Stretches to Improve Your Flexibility

Jan 21, 2018

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Week #4 Meal Plan

Jan 21, 2018

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MOBILITY SESSION #1 – Basics For A Healthy Spine

Jan 17, 2018

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AV COACHING: WEEK #3

Jan 16, 2018

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Week #3 Meal Plan

Jan 16, 2018

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 3

Jan 16, 2018

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Heads Up! Make sure to continue with daily walking – minimum of 30 minutes + follow this weeks fitness schedule. Workout: Mobility #3 – Stretches to improve your flexibility...

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Week #3 – Find Your Balance

Jan 15, 2018

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- FIND YOUR BALANCE - Welcome to week #3 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/250999099 this week's food for thought “If you want something you've never had, you must...

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VWM Meal Plans

Jan 15, 2018

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Get week 1 to week 8 of the FREE Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto Meal Plans below: VWM Meal Plan – week #1 VWM Meal Plan – week #2 VWM Meal Plan – week #3 VWM Meal Plan –...

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One Minute Guided Meditation

Jan 15, 2018

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We live in a busy world. Even if we try to relax, our minds are often filled with distractions. This busy-ness has a direct correlation with an increased amount of people reporting to feel...

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AV 062 Common Exercise Injuries + Ways to Stay in Shape While Injured

Jan 14, 2018

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Whether you’ve been exercising for years or are just starting a fitness program, it’s always important to pay attention to your body and avoid any possible injuries. This way you can stay...

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Toxin Cleansing Juice

Jan 12, 2018

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This is a powerful, cleansing, mineralizing and one of our all-time favorite green juice recipes. Great for anytime time of the year, however super beneficial if made in the cold winter months to...

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Weekly AV Fitness Schedule – Week 2

Jan 8, 2018

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Rest (active rest is always encouraged) Workout:  Walk – minimum 25 minutes Workout:  Walk – minimum 25 minutes Rest (active rest is always encouraged) Workout: ...

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AV COACHING: WEEK #2

Jan 8, 2018

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Bedtime Playlist

Jan 7, 2018

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As we mentioned in our 12 Habits To Ensure A Good Night’s Sleep & Thrive post, listening to music before bed can create a “zen” environment. For some it might be challenging to...

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Week #2 – Change Is Good

Jan 7, 2018

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- CHANGE IS GOOD - Welcome to week #2 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/248976936 this week's food for thought "Change is hard at the beginning, messy in the middle...

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How to Sit Smarter – Healthy Alternatives to Your Office Chair

Jan 7, 2018

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I believe that most of us know quite well, that sitting for a long period of time is not ideal. Our parents had a valid reason when they encouraged us to go play outside instead of sitting in front...

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AV 061 – How to Sit Less and Move More Throughout the Day

Jan 7, 2018

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For the past few years, the media headlines have been advising us to rethink the amount of time we spend sitting down. I am sure you have seen them… “Sitting Will Kill You, Even if You Exercise” and...

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Gut Healing Salted Caramel Smoothie

Jan 7, 2018

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The process of digestion and absorption is one of the most important to our health. It’s an idea that dates back more than 2,000 years, when renowned Greek physician Hippocrates said that...

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Warm Up #1 (8 Minutes)

Jan 2, 2018

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Week #2 Meal Plan

Jan 2, 2018

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Red Detox Juice

Jan 2, 2018

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Red Detox juice is a powerful liver cleanser as well as highly nutritious remedy. Grapefruit, apples, a whole lemon, a fistful of parsley, some ginger, all juiced with a couple of beets to create...

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 1

Jan 1, 2018

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AV COACHING: WEEK #1

Dec 31, 2017

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Week #1 – Fresh Start

Dec 31, 2017

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- FRESH START - Welcome to week #1 Begin by watching this week’s video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/248586082 this week's food for thought “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward...

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Week #1 Meal Plan

Dec 31, 2017

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Choosing the Right Shoes + Foot Health – with Coach K

Dec 31, 2017

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The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. – Leonardo da Vinci Have you ever noticed just how amazing your feet are? Seriously, just take a look! Your feet are perfectly...

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AV 060 – Plant Based Kitchen Makeover

Dec 31, 2017

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This time of the year many of you will be looking to make a fresh start. After the holidays we often realize that it’s time to clean up the diet and the key to successful healthy nutrition...

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The Power of Water: Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!

Dec 30, 2017

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Water is by far the #1 nutrient in our diet and absolutely essential for our survival. After all it makes total sense – our body consists of 65% to 70% water. About one gallon (3.78 L) of water...

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Avocado Goji Pudding

Dec 16, 2017

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The pairing of goji berries with avocado is a game changer as far as having your sweet treat become a remarkable supplement. Both of these foods will help your body maintain healthy clear skin and...

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Vegan Pecan Turtles

Dec 12, 2017

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This is seriously one of the best treats we’ve ever created. It’s no wonder, just listen to this yummy 4 layer combo… We’ve got a naturally sweet date caramel base, topped...

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Carrot Juice Pulp Cake Rolls

Dec 9, 2017

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Don’t throw away carrot juice pulp, there is still hope for it! Plus, you would be loosing on the there fiber and other goodness in there!!! Add some pumpkin seeds, coconut, dry fruit, spices...

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Turmeric Golden Latte

Dec 5, 2017

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Imagine a drink that could help your body heal, prevent and even reverse over 150 different health conditions. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? Well, this Turmeric Golden Latte is not only...

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Goji & Wild Rice Bowl

Nov 27, 2017

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Goji berries aren’t just for baked goods and topping a smoothie bowl. You can easily incorporate them into your savory dishes, too. They add the perfect touch of sweetness to finish off this...

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Moksha Sprouted Salad

Nov 25, 2017

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Nikki and I’ve been traveling to India to study yoga for almost 5 years now, and there are things about this amazing country that we miss every time we leave. Chai from small stalls along the...

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Hazelnut Kiss Yogurt

Nov 21, 2017

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I’m so excited to share this recipe with all you beautiful people. I’ve been dying to try and experiment adding some favours and create a spin off version of our original Raw Almond...

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Quinoa Mango Kheer

Nov 18, 2017

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Kheer is an Indian dessert, similar to rice pudding, that both Nikki and I happen to love! Traditionally it’s made with rice that is cooked in milk that’s flavoured with cardamon and...

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AV 059 Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto | Book Release

Nov 15, 2017

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LISTEN NOW! Dear Friends, Alright, we will keep it short and sweet. WE DID IT!!! THANK YOU!!  As you probably know, we have been working on writing a book. This project started eighteen months...

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Pure Almond Mylk [Video]

Nov 14, 2017

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Hello Friends! Guess what? It’s time to start making your own almond mylk. Don’t worry, it’s not complicated or time consuming.  On the contrary, once you have the right tools (a...

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Maca Rush Smoothie

Nov 11, 2017

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Nikki and I make smoothies pretty much every day. Yet we realized that for some unknown reason we only have a couple of our recipes posted on the blog. This has to change! Today we are sharing one of...

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AV058 – HOW TO STAY VEGAN: Restaurant, Holiday & Social Events

Nov 3, 2017

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Q: How to deal with eating out, especially going to a dinner party or to a “non-vegetarian” restaurant and staying true to a plant based diet? A: Great question and a legit concern for...

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Hazelnut Mylk – dairy free + vegan + raw

Nov 2, 2017

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Making you own nut mylk is very easy and one of the first steps we encourage you to take on your journey toward healthy plant based living. Nikki and I started making our own non dairy milk a couple...

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Apple Almond Butter Snack

Oct 30, 2017

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I have come up with yet another way to satisfy my almond butter cravings. This fun little snack can be quickly assembled by slicing a small apple and topping it with a thin layer of raw almond...

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Ayurvedic Vegan Lassi

Oct 27, 2017

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Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. Ayurveda is more than a mere...

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Fresh Herb Walnut Pate, Raw, Vegan

Oct 26, 2017

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Making your own pate might sound complicated, but the truth is that this fancy recipe comes together very easily and the results are impressive! Next time you’re entertaining, or want to treat...

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Active Recovery Smoothie

Oct 25, 2017

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During any exercise (strength workout, yoga, walk, hike or run > 45 minutes) your muscles become damaged, drained of energy, and in need of repair. Your muscle fibers are broken down during your...

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Stuffed Mushrooms Topped with Vegan Feta

Oct 20, 2017

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So simple and so versatile. Offer these light and tasty little bites to your guests as an appetizers or let them play a supporting role on top of your favorite salad. You can use either cremini or...

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Dirty Chai Nice Cream

Oct 18, 2017

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This recipe blends 3 of our favourite indulgences! I am hooked on all things chai, Nikki loves a good cup of coffee and together we have a mild obsession with the one and only banana ice-cream aka...

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AV 057 – The Healing Powers Of Nature

Oct 17, 2017

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LISTEN NOW! Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban environments and we are being surrounded by more and more concrete – and less trees. Not to mention the rise in...

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Berry Ginger Smoothie Bowl

Oct 16, 2017

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This smoothie bowl is filling yet low in calories and chalk full of nutrients. Berries offer extraordinary amounts of antioxidants, such as Vitamin A and C. It’s also got a solid dose of greens...

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The Incredible Turmeric Recipe Round-Up

Oct 13, 2017

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The Scoop Turmeric is a spice belonging to the ginger family. Turmeric is what makes curry powder yellow – specifically its derivative curcumin —  that is said to be a powerful antioxidant....

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Sunday Juice

Oct 8, 2017

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Ready for a flood of nutrients to kick off your Sunday? This refreshing combination will keep you not only hydrated but will also support healing and regeneration of your body. The benefits of this...

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Raw Sun-Dried Tomato Burgers

Oct 5, 2017

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Hello there! Yes this is a burger recipe. Yes it’s vegan. And yes, it’s RAW. Have you had the chance to try any of our AV raw recipes yet? If not this might be the one to get started...

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Chocolate Banana Maca Parfait

Oct 2, 2017

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We are so truly excited to share this recipe with all of you. Perfect for a post workout meal, or to fuel you up for a busy day ahead, this is one of our favourite sweet pleasures. Our inspiration...

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Healthy Crockpot Breakfast Scramble

Sep 29, 2017

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today we are sharing this easy to make 100% plant based overnight, Healthy Crockpot Breakfast Scramble. There are many vegan recipes for scrambles out there, but...

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Super Simple Vegan Raw Granola

Sep 28, 2017

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Love cereal but want to stay away processed food? Meet your new match. We made this raw granola couple of days ago and it was AMAZINGLY delicious! This recipe will certainly make a regular appearance...

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Chocolate Mint Mylkshake

Sep 25, 2017

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This is a creamy, silky smooth, superfood packed smoothie. Loaded with minerals and antioxidants, cacao gives it a nice mild chocolate flavor and helps satisfy those chocolate cravings. You will get...

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Vegan Thai Curry In a Hurry

Sep 22, 2017

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Home made Indian and Thai curries are delicious! However many people shy away from them. I used to believe that in order to cook a great tasting curry I will have to make a long list of exotic...

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Creamy Soothing Carrot Raisin Soup

Sep 20, 2017

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This soup is deliciously comforting and soothing. This is also the kind of soup that will provide your gut with just the right kind of nutrients to support and heal. The truth is that it’s...

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Going Strong All Day Long Smoothie

Sep 18, 2017

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We are excited to share this powerful and energizing smoothie with you! This recipe features Ashwagandha, an herb that provides an incredible amount of health benefits – especially for women! The...

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Raw Vegan Pad Thai

Sep 16, 2017

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It’s no secret that plant foods are good for you. Study after study supports the benefits of fruits and vegetables in staying healthy and preventing chronic disease. And many people all around the...

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AV056 – Dolores Luber: A 78-Year Old Shares Her Take On Healthy Aging and Living a Fulfilling Life

Sep 13, 2017

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LISTEN NOW! On todays episode we are joined by a special guest Dolores Luber. Dolores has been a long time client of ours and over the years of working with her, she’s provided us with many...

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Hulk Smoothie Bowl

Sep 8, 2017

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Not sure if you have noticed, but smoothie bowls have flooded Instagram! Every other day I come across someone’s photo with their variation of this trendy colourful bowl packed with so-called...

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Lentil Quinoa Loaf

Sep 7, 2017

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You may have heard us say this before, but for anyone with a busy lifestyle a great rule to live by “learn to like leftovers as they are your best friend“.  It will make it so much easier...

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AV 055 – Sleep: The Missing Key To Your Optimal Health?

Sep 2, 2017

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Sleep is an amazingly powerful, but commonly overlooked element of creating a healthy lifestyle. This is precious time that allows our bodies to heal and rejuvenate. Without enough sleep, soon your...

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12 Habits To Ensure A Good Night’s Sleep and Thrive

Sep 2, 2017

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-Benjamin Franklin You already might know that good quality sleep is an essential part of good health. It’s in our best interest to get 7-9 hours of shut eye every night. However reality is...

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Lettuce Tacos filled with Quinoa Apple Salad + Curry Citrus Dressing

Sep 1, 2017

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This past weekend Nikki and I picked up a bunch of beautiful organic red leaf lettuce at the local farmer’s market. It’s our go to leafy green mostly because it’s super versatile....

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The Good Heart Salad with Vegan Cashew Cheese

Aug 28, 2017

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On our recent trip to the Greek Islands, we not only came home with  super cool memories and a killer tan; we also brought home inspiration for some new recipes. Perhaps you have already try one of...

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Prime Lemonade

Aug 25, 2017

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This is a wonderful nutritious lemonade with no refined sugar that will give your body a doze of immune boost. Ginger is an herb that has been used both as food and medicine since ancient times....

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The Best Back to School Plant Based Recipes Of 2017!

Aug 20, 2017

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Everything from healthy breakfasts, make ahead lunches, school snacks, slow cooker dinners, and after school treats. We’ve asked fellow talented food bloggers to help us create the best collection of...

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Lemon Poppyseed Cake Balls

Aug 17, 2017

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If you like the traditional lemon poppyseed cake, we are pretty sure you’re going to LOVE these Lemon Poppyseed Cake Balls. To make these balls you’ll only need a few simple ingredients that you...

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AV 054 – 6 Steps You Can Apply Right Now To Overcome Emotional Eating

Aug 16, 2017

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Do you ever use food to cope with your emotions? Reach for a bag of chips, chocolate bar or a box of cookies to cope with uncomfortable feelings? “You are not alone. Emotional Eating effects a...

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Oatgurt, Dairy-Free & Vegan

Aug 11, 2017

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Yes, you can absolutely make your own non-dairy yogurt at home! And you should try it! For this vegan yogurt we are using oats and young coconut, blended together with good probiotics to create a...

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Crock Pot Grain-Free Choco’Nutz Granola

Aug 7, 2017

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Did you know that your Crock Pot (aka Slow Cooker) is capable of much more than just savoury dishes? Yes it’s true and today we are going to show you how you can make your own healthy, gluten...

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20 minute Rawvioli with Almond Pulp Ricotta

Aug 4, 2017

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These raw zucchini roll-ups are our spin on traditional ravioli. We realize that pastas often become a staple food for new vegans and vegetarians, however most of the time this kind of fuel is...

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AV- 053 – How To Manage Stress In A Healthy Way

Aug 2, 2017

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Demanding career, challenging relationships, house chores, kids’ schedules, money, and, yes, even keeping up with healthy eating and regular exercise could lead to stress. Stress has become an...

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Vegan Creamy Ricotta

Jul 31, 2017

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On top of socca pizza or tossed with zucchini noodles, this creamy non-dairy ricotta is a beautiful thing. Just saying. I never like to see the leftover pulp from making home made nut milk go to...

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Vision Juice

Jul 29, 2017

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Our eyes are like a window to the world. Think about it, from the minute we wake up each morning to the second we fall asleep at night, we rely on our eyes to bring us from place to place and to help...

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Chocolate Chai Mylkshake

Jul 22, 2017

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The inspiration was to create a creamy smoothie without the use of bananas. Personally I have nothing against bananas,I actually really enjoy them. However there are few reasons why some people might...

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Top 12 Vegan Summer Smoothies

Jul 22, 2017

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Summer is here and there is no better time to swap one of your meals for a smoothie. Ready in under ten minutes and packed with fruits, veggies, plant protein and superfoods. These creamy drinks are...

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Cheezy Tempeh Stuffed Avocados

Jul 21, 2017

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It all started with the desire to create an unconventional avocado recipe – something that would make us pause and say …wow! In our household we believe that avocados...

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Sprouted Yogi Snack Mix

Jul 14, 2017

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Combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruit can certainly provide a wonderful nutrient-dense snack But be aware! Most packaged trail mixes you will find in stores are far from healthy. Often they are...

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40 Plant Based Recipes – 5 Ingredients (or less)

Jul 5, 2017

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This recipe round up was inspired by one of Michael Pollan’s food rules : “Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce.” ...

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Carrot Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Jul 4, 2017

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Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to “eat your carrots” by your parents and you probably tell your kids the same thing, and when asked why,...

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Kale & Hemp Hummus

Jun 29, 2017

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This easy to make hummus is full of antioxidants, fibre and a great source of plant based protein. Another benefit is that you can easily blend it up in just a few minutes! Kale together with hemp...

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Greek Style Spaghetti Squash Pasta #LowCarb

Jun 21, 2017

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If spaghetti squash is not your favourite vegetable, don’t give up on it quite yet. Both Nikki and I didn’t really care for it either. Until we made this Greek inspired dish....

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21 Plant Based Muscle Building Recipes

May 16, 2017

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This is the “ultimate” question many plant based eaters ask and often times even the reason that holds people back from adapting this animal free lifestyle. To be honest I am not surprised that there...

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Coconut Buckwheat “Rice” Pudding

May 2, 2017

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Who remembers Rice Pudding!? It definitely reminds me of when my mom would make it when I was little. The warmth from the oven… and oh that smell!  I would always load it with cinnamon and well...

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AV 052-The Beginner’s Guide to Simplicity

Apr 22, 2017

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*If you would rather listen than read – PODCAST is AVAILABLE for DOWNLOAD HERE I believe a lot of stress and unhappiness is caused by the pursuit of stuff. More money, a bigger house, a better...

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AV 051 – Strengthen Your Immunity

Apr 21, 2017

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*If you would rather listen than read – download our PODCAST HERE. Dealing with a cold or suffering through a full blown flu is not exactly my idea of a good time. Feeling all stuffed up, run...

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Our Favourite Buddha Bowls Around The Web

Apr 14, 2017

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It may seem like we are talking about Buddha Bowls a lot lately, and well we kinda are. That’s because they are the perfect meal for plant based eaters!  Seriously though, they have...

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The Health Benefits of Herbs + How To Keep Them Fresh

Mar 30, 2017

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To enjoy the health benefits of herbs, it is best to either grow them at home, or buy them organic and fresh from a natural grocery store or farmers market. They are among the most nutritious greens...

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22 Healthy Plant Based Zucchini Recipes

Mar 19, 2017

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If you want a veggie that’s extremely versatile, look no further than zucchini. You can eat it raw, cooked or baked inside a decadent brownie – there’s so many ways to enjoy it and still get a...

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How To Build The Perfect Buddha Bowl

Mar 3, 2017

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Okay, we are officially 2 months into the new year! Crazy right?!  I hope that your 2017  “New Years Resolutions” or what I like to call them – “Intentions”...

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Reverse Heart Disease With Diet

Feb 23, 2017

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Along with Valentine’s Day, February also means Heart Disease Awareness month.  We are here today to talk to you about some surprising ways to keep your heart healthy—not through...

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Raw Salted Caramel Chocolates

Feb 14, 2017

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After my first bite of these chocolates, my eyes widened and I actually said to myself  “are you KIDDING me!??”. I couldn’t believe how delicious they were! Never having made chocolates...

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Health Benefits of Plantains + Recipe (vegan)

Feb 3, 2017

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Plantains look similar to bananas, yet they are more versatile and you should cook them before eating them. Raw plantains have a bitter taste, and cooking them brings out their flavour and makes them...

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7 Plant Powered Dinner Recipes

Feb 2, 2017

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How do you consistently eat healthy, balanced meals in today’s faced paced world? This is a common questions we get asked,  and our first response is MEAL PREP. If you have been...

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Anti-Aging Goji Cookies

Jan 31, 2017

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Did you  know that the Goji Berry is called the world’s most powerful anti-aging food? Li Qing Yuen is documented as being the oldest person to have ever lived in recorded history. Born in...

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Lemongrass Infused Butternut Squash Soup

Jan 28, 2017

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A bowl of homemade, tasty soup is a wonderful way to get your body fuelled – not only with nutrients, but also with a whole bunch of happiness.  If you enjoy cooking, you can have so...

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Don’t Stop Believing…

Jan 26, 2017

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This week I watched a powerful video that I felt compelled to share with to you. If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you would have already received this in your inbox.   If you are not...

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Banana Bread Cookies [vegan + gluten free]

Jan 22, 2017

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Bread + Cookies? Yep you read it right! These are a wondrous union of banana bread and cookie 😛  I will keep this post simple, just like the recipe. I started in the kitchen with...

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MOBILITY SESSION #2 – Gentle Hip Opening

Jan 18, 2017

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How To Build The Healthiest & Most Delicious Smoothie…

Jan 16, 2017

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Making a Smoothie… seems simple right? Yes…  When it is done right – it will taste amazing and keep you full for hours.  But when it’s not… You may start the day feeling...

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5 TIPS TO HELP YOU RELAX AND ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!

Dec 20, 2016

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Whether you’ve been enjoying the benefits of being plant based for a while, or it’s a recent lifestyle change, the holidays can be a tough time to try and maintain your healthy behaviour. We want to...

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AV 050 – Nutritional Deficiencies: B Vitamins

Oct 19, 2016

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We’ve all starred at a label wondering what all those words like riboflavin, folic acid, and thiamine really mean. The B vitamins are a group of eight individual vitamins, often referred...

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Recipe Roundup: Top 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Sep 29, 2016

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Can you believe it? Fall is here!  Guess what that means? Warm sweaters, toques (Yes, I am Canadian 😛 ) and comforting food and drinks! I don’t know about you – but I love...

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AV 049- Nutritional Deficiencies: Vitamin D & K

Sep 22, 2016

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We are back with part 2 of our Nutritional Deficiency Series, if you missed our last one on Calcium and Magnesium check it out HERE.  Better idea – if you are not subscribed already...

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AV 048 – Nutritional Deficiencies: Calcium & Magnesium

Sep 8, 2016

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As Plant Based eaters we are often asked, “where do you get _____ from?”, “Are you getting enough _____?” Sadly, healthy plant based diets are often questioned whether to...

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Raw Almond Coconut Yogurt

Sep 4, 2016

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Mostly, everyone nowadays has heard of probiotics – but do you really know what they do for us and why we should be consuming them? Over the past few months Zuzana and I have been quite...

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AV 047 – Adrenal Burnout: My Road To Recovery

Aug 28, 2016

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Before we get into today’s topic please read this important disclaimer: Just like any post or podcast on this blog, Nikki and I share only our personal experiences. None of the material...

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DIY Organic Detoxifying Body Scrub

Aug 19, 2016

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So recently with cutting back on coffee… I think I am still having withdrawls. Normally if there was ground coffee in the house, you could guarantee it was being used. Yet the other day I...

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AV 046 – On Illness, Death and Grief

Aug 13, 2016

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In today’s episode – we are changing things up, Zuzana interviews me as we talk about why we have been more absent than usual with our site, as well as podcasts.   With this...

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I ♥ Tahini – take me anywhere bars

Aug 1, 2016

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We are back with another quick and simple recipe!  Being someone who is not really a fan of peanut butter, I have come to love tahini. True confession – dipping dates in it is kinda like...

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“Tastes Like Sunshine!” (Juice Recipe)

Jul 28, 2016

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With summer here I love having so many fresh fruits and veggies around! Aside from eating them and tasting their natural deliciousness – I also love juicing them. The fact that I can also cram...

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Organic Skin Care – On A Quest To Heal Adult Acne

Jul 24, 2016

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ast Christmas Our friend Missy gave each Nikki and I a box filled with organic skin care goodies. Amongst all was a tiny sample of Day Balm Concentrate by Ryz Rémi. The simplicity of the label design...

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Anti-Inflammatory Mango Salad Dressing Recipe

Jul 18, 2016

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Hey Hey! So summer has arrived! Well for most… it’s actually been cooler here in BC? However that has not stopped me from indulging in all the fresh summer fruits that are out there...

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Plantain Protein Packed Cookies

May 16, 2016

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Okay so I will admit, and anyone who knows me will agree… I am a bit of a cookie monster. When it comes to sweets, desserts, what have you – besides some good homemade banana ice cream,...

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Activated Charcoal – 3 practical ways you can benefit today

May 15, 2016

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more specifically activated charcoal (AC from now on). Maybe you’ve heard of this black dust and are curious about it’s magical powers. Or perhaps you’ve never even came across the name. Either way...

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2017’s Dirty Dozen: Shopper’s guide to the produce with the most (and least) pesticides

Apr 27, 2016

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Hello Friends… …this time of the year gets me excited! With all the fresh and local produce available, farmers markets popping up in every neighbourhood… I really feel like a kid in...

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Vegan Vegetable Korma

Apr 19, 2016

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Mmm do I ever love Indian food… after having traveled there several times, still nothing compares. But… it still brings some great memories and some comfort of India whenever I do eat a...

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Junior Mint Avocado Pudding (Raw + Vegan)

Apr 10, 2016

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Another competitor on the shelf! Aside from quality, there are 2 things to look for in protein powders – 1.Taste and 2.Texture.  To be honest we were super impressed that...

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What foods give you the most energy?

Feb 25, 2016

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Read most any article about increasing energy levels to adequately support your workout sessions and it will likely tell you that the number-one thing you should do is eat more protein—usually in the...

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Crunchy Tempeh Sticks – Dining at the Ravens

Feb 19, 2016

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I found this recipe in a cookbook we’ve recently received. The name of this cookbook is Dining at the Ravens. You will find over 150 amazing healthy vegan recipes in this book created by Jeff...

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“Eat Your Veggies” Recipe Round Up: Breakfast

Feb 11, 2016

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Can’t decide on what to eat? Or getting bored of eating the same thing every meal!? Well… we are here to help! Zuz and I love creating Recipe Round Ups for many reasons: we get to...

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Cupid Protein Orbs

Jan 24, 2016

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Thinking about buying a box of chocolates for your Valentine? Well hold on for a second…instead of the processed sugar loaded store bought stuff why not try your own homemade treat? These...

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Slow Cooker Morning Glory Oatmeal

Jan 15, 2016

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I am a big fan of oatmeal. I can eat it anytime – breakfast to get me going, in the afternoon to refuel after a tough workout and even as a comforting dinner! One of my nutritional rules I...

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Crazy Good Hummus Soup

Dec 28, 2015

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Whenever Nik and I share a cup of this warming soup we always comment on how much we enjoy it. I honestly don’t know what took me so long to share this recipe with you!?! If you like hummus you...

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Our Top 10 Healthy Homemade Holiday Treats

Dec 1, 2015

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Christmas cookie baking has been a tradition in my family ever since I can remember. Our traditional Czech holiday baking includes lots of butter, eggs and icing sugar…not really the most plant...

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Crunchy Protein Bliss Balls

Nov 23, 2015

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Kitchen is my happy place! It’s calming and I absolutely loose sense of time. I love getting lost in creating recipes, that are not only pleasing for the senses but also healing and full of...

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Almond Joy Parfait (v,gf)

Nov 16, 2015

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Yup it totally happened! We created the perfect post workout meal, mid afternoon snack, sweet breakfast or lovely dessert to share with friends. Look at this creamy rich treat! Would you...

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Apple Inspired Vegan Recipe Round Up

Oct 15, 2015

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-Gaiam Life Eat local. Eat what’s in season. Eat organic. Confused by multiple messages about what to eat and where to buy it?  We’ve looked into eating seasonal food and have it all figured...

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Chewy Plantain Sesame Cookies (Gf, Vegan)

Oct 4, 2015

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Sesame seeds are a tiny but powerful nutritional powerhouses.  Sesame Seeds Health Benefits Include: prevent diabetes lower blood pressure prevent a wide variety of cancers build strong bones...

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AV 045 – Shift to Vegan Lifestyle Part 2

Oct 1, 2015

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The word ‘vegan’ doesn’t simply mean meatless, milk-free, or egg-free. Unfortunately, various animal parts and bodily fluids have found their way into numerous food items that are often mistaken as...

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Creamy Spiced Pumpkin Butter

Sep 29, 2015

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Do you have a nut intolerance but secretly dream about licking a big spoon of peanut butter? Ok maybe it’s just me but still this pumpkin butter taste like heaven and totally satisfies any...

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Benefits Of Bodyweight Training + Workout!

Sep 20, 2015

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streNG(k)TH – the quality or state of being strong, in particular.   Heart-Pumping and Strengthening: One of the most important benefits of bodyweight exercise is its...

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AV 044 – Shift to A Vegan Lifestyle Part 1

Sep 14, 2015

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A couple of weeks ago we’ve received a FB question from one of our podcast listeners Lee-Ann: How to go from vegetarian to vegan? “I was wondering if you could do a podcast on “Vegan...

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Delicious Apple Butter – [no sugar added]

Sep 13, 2015

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When the garden gives you apples…you get your slowcooker out and make an apple butter 🙂  This delicious butter is nicely spiced with fresh ginger and slowly cooked for several hours...

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Recipe Round Up – 28 Low Carb Vegan Recipes

Sep 11, 2015

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Low-carb eating is a great way to manage blood sugar and many people find it also helps with digestion, managing diabetes, and maintaining  a healthy weight (even if not trying to lose weight)....

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Chocolate Coconut Gooey Goodness Bars

Sep 3, 2015

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Coconuts have slowly become a very hot and versatile food commodity, and are being used in everything from our daily cuisine to our beauty regimens. Yay to coconuts! Coconut meat is that white lining...

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Grilled Romaine Hearts with Lemon, Turmeric Vinaigrette

Sep 1, 2015

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The other day Michelle from Organic Girl stopped by our gym with a big box full of goodies! So as a thank you, I decide to create a recipe using these organic romaine hearts. Honestly...

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Easy Plant Based Meal Planning

Aug 30, 2015

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Prepping your food ahead of time is honestly  the #1 one strategy you need to implement to make sure you and your family eats healthy meals throughout the week. I know what you might...

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Go To Kettlebell Complex Workout – great for fat loss

Aug 26, 2015

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This workout is consider a “Complex Workout”. A complex is where you pick up a kettlebell,barbell or dumbbell perform several reps of an exercise with it, then move right into another...

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AV 043 – Beginners Guide To Zero Waste Living

Aug 24, 2015

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Recently I came across two hugely inspiring ladies who both live the “Zero Waste” life and after leaning more about them I couldn’t wait to share their message with you beautiful people....

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Vegan Plum Protein Parfait

Aug 21, 2015

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Plums you either love ’em or hate ’em… some interesting facts about plums you probably didn’t know: Great for relieving constipation and digestive problems. Plums are...

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Recipe Round Up – 14 Vegan Protein Bars

Aug 18, 2015

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Let’s face it energy bars are a great snack to have on hand at all times! Whether you keep ’em in your gym bag, the car for the kids, or in your office desk drawer –...

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5 Yoga Poses For A Happy Back

Aug 17, 2015

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qui·e·tude: a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place

Aug 9, 2015

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Silence is a source of great strength. Let me start by asking you one question… How often do you stop and take time for yourself, to just be? We live in such a fast paced society that feeds off...

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The China Study: Quick & Easy Cookbook – Recipe & Review

Aug 5, 2015

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As  having read The China Study about 5 years ago now (oh my, time flies!) I was pretty excited to see what their latest cookbook had to offer.  In late May of this year The China...

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Banana Trifle

Aug 2, 2015

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    This dish came out just great! Deeply rich creamy chocolate pudding, mixed with sweet local berries inside gluten free raw crust. Best of all it’s so clean and wholesome, you can...

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AV 042 – What Plant Based Eaters Need To Know About Losing Fat and Building Muscles

Jul 31, 2015

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We often hear about people having a huge success dropping weight after changing their diet to fully plant-based  losing 20, 40, 60… or even 100 lbs. is not an unusual story. However there...

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Vegan Guilt Free PB&J Smoothie

Jul 29, 2015

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Smoothie time! It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s… peanut-butter jelly!!! This will definitely be kid approved too. If peanut-butter is not your thing, simply replace with almond or...

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Oil Pulling 101: Miracle mouth cure? Or new age hippy hype?

Jul 27, 2015

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Many people are probably aware that most toothpaste and many mouth rinses contain fluoride because that’s what dentists have recommended for years to prevent cavities. But did you know that most...

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Why We Shouldn’t Eat Meat & Dairy From 10 Year Old

Jul 24, 2015

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Meet Bridget Burton, beautiful and honorable ten year old girl who shares her reasons why not to eat meat and dairy. She presented her speech to her class, and was then chosen to...

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Our Largest Kale Recipe Round Up

Jul 22, 2015

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Kale has undergone a serious image overhaul in recent years. It has evolved from being a decoration in salad bars and seafood display cases to being perhaps the most popular superfood. By now, you...

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Leg Day!

Jul 19, 2015

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Kid Tested Protein Power Balls (vegan, GF)

Jul 17, 2015

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When the kids are hungry and the fruit bowl just isn’t cutting it, you want some healthy snacks at your fingertips. Today we are sharing a perfect treat for those busy, on-a-go kind of days....

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AV 041 – Surprising Daily Habits That Are Harming Your Health

Jul 15, 2015

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We are constantly under an influence of media promoting products that are promising tons of benefits, convenience and the ability to save us time. However very little attention is paid to health and...

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Feed Your Muscles Recovery Drink

Jul 15, 2015

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  “What should I eat right after workout?” Well, immediately after a workout, the best snack to eat is one consisting primarily of simple carbs. You have something called...

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5 Negative Effects Of Bad Posture & How To Correct It

Jul 13, 2015

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We are a nation of poor posture…. slouching and internally rotated shoulders are the norm…. I bet that made you sit up straight, didn’t it?  Don’t worry we’ve got a video at the...

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Meals Every Kid Will Love “Plant-Powered Families” Review

Jul 12, 2015

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I’ve been pretty pumped up to get my hands on Dreena’s  Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole Foods Vegan Recipes book. Mostly because I wanted to know from someone...

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Peanut Butter Pudding with Berrylicious Swirl

Jul 9, 2015

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When it comes to kid friendly snacks it could be challenging to compete with prepackaged, highly processed, sugary snacks that get so much exposure. However I have a feeling that this tasty snack...

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AV 040 – How To Raise Healthy Vegan Children- Interview with Dreena Burton

Jul 6, 2015

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    In this episode of AV podcast we were fortunate to sit down with an author, blogger and mom of three beautiful girls,Dreena Burton. The topic? DOWNLOAD EPISODE HERE OR PLAY...

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Recipe Roundup: 43 Recipes For Your Picky Eater’s (kid approved)

Jul 3, 2015

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Schools Out! Thats means… camping, picnics, road trips, etc. And all of that with a topping of kids can mean only one thing… How do you make it convenient while...

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“Who Am I”

Jun 27, 2015

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It’s Wednesday evening and I am quietly reading in the waiting room of the yoga studio. Patiently I wait for an always fulfilling and calming practice led by my favorite teacher, Peter. I consider...

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Tahini Kale Protein Bowl

Jun 25, 2015

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In need of a good summer meal recipe? Don’t worry – we’ve got it covered! If you are anything like us, you probably don’t want to be spending hours in the kitchen during these...

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The Ultimate Take-It-Anywhere Workout!

Jun 23, 2015

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Are you traveling out of town? Can’t make it to the gym today? With a couple of pieces of equipment stashed in your suitcase, it’s easy to get in a workout without leaving your hotel...

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APPLE GRANOLA WRAPS – When You’re Short on Time

Jun 21, 2015

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“I just don’t have the time to make those complicated meals.” Okay, I get it,  making a fresh, wholesome plant-based meal every breakfast, lunch and dinner sounds little overwhelming,...

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AV 039 – 10 tips for staying healthy while travelling

Jun 18, 2015

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It usually doesn’t matter if the trip is leisure or business, most people give up on their healthy eating and exercise habits. With either the constant rush of things, new excitements or even...

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Sprouts: Great Nutrition in Tiny Packages

Jun 17, 2015

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Have you ever heard of synchronicity? Sometimes describe as coincidence its a term created by psychologist Carl Jung who originally used the term synchronicity in his 1952...

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Baked Stuffed Apples with Date Caramel Sauce

Jun 11, 2015

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Baked apples stuffed with oats, coconut and cinnamon. Like little individual apple crisps without all the added fuss of cutting and peeling the apples. A simple, healthy  treat that you can have...

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Low Carb Zucchini Pasta with Garlic and Lemon

Jun 7, 2015

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Have you ever tried to make zucchini pasta? If you haven’t attempted to make zoodels yet, I encourage you to explore the world of spiralised veggies. So simple, low calorie, light, easy to make...

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AV 038 – How To Handle Your Beans

Jun 3, 2015

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Beans are a super healthy, super versatile and super affordable food. Here is just a short list why to include beans into your diet: high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium,...

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Why Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

Jun 1, 2015

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Thoughts are land mines In this battlefield which I call mind One wrong step [EXPLOSIONS] As haze fills my head I cannot see Clouds of dust & debris Making it difficult To clear a path And raise...

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Light Lemon Pie (Vegan, GF)

May 30, 2015

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Looking for a summer recipe you can bring for family barbecue or picnic and don’t know what to bring? How about this wonderfully refreshing lemon pie? Just look at it? Doesn’t it look...

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AV 037 -How to Be Your Own Personal Trainer!

May 27, 2015

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  LISTEN NOW! [powerpress] What should I do for a workout? We get this question at least once a day, and I’m sorry to say that we don’t have the perfect answer for everybody. As much as everyone...

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Gym Hacks – Assisted Pull-up

May 24, 2015

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Most of us go to the gym with a plan. We have an idea of what exercises we are going to do, how they should flow and the weights or machines we will use. However it doesn’t always pan out . The...

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19 Best Copycat Vegan Recipes

May 21, 2015

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Have you’ve ever wished you could recreate Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, Cheesecake Factory Avocado Eggrolls, tasty Sheppard’s Pie, or Starbucks Pumpkin Scones all in a healthy vegan...

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No-Bake Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies

May 18, 2015

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Girl Scout cookies aren’t the healthiest cookie out there. They are highly processed and full of nasties like trans-fats, GMOs, and artificial flavors. Basically all kinds of man made stuff that...

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How To Achieve Any Health & Fitness Goals

May 14, 2015

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Hello Friends 😉 Today I would like to talk about a very common human trait. A trait that if left unnoticed, could ruin your journey to success. How often do you hear others or perhaps catch yourself...

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Mango & Peanut Sauce

May 12, 2015

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Today we are excited to share with you a guest post from Green Evi.    “I am so glad to be here at the awesome Active Vegetarian and to share with you one of my favorite recipes! I am...

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Take Your Butt From Flat to Full Workout

May 8, 2015

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This workout challenge is designed to tighten, tone, lift and reshape your butt. Is this challenge easy? “No”. Will your behind be sore? “Probably”. Will it be worth it? “Definitely”. How much time...

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4 DIY LOW FAT SALAD DRESSINGS

May 4, 2015

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It’s no secret that Salads make a healthy foundation for any diet — but it’s all too easy to ruin their nutritional benefits by drizzling on the wrong salad dressing. At the same time, to keep...

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10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Children

Apr 30, 2015

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 “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”...

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Everything You Need To Know About Beans

Apr 26, 2015

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If you have been on your plant based journey for some time, you have come to understand that beans and legumes play an important role in this diet. And for many good reasons. Beans are a super...

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Vegan Tiramisu Brownies (gluten-free)

Apr 22, 2015

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What’s better than dessert? How about 2 desserts in one? These Tiramisu Brownies are sure to be a crowd pleaser.  The Brownie is dense and fudge-y with an intense chocolatey flavor,...

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Best Documentaries That Change How You Think About Food

Apr 20, 2015

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Factory farming poses serious health risks for people, animals and the environment, but critics can cite more than just poor treatment of animals and environmental pollution as major reasons factory...

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Your Guide To Plant Based Protein Powders

Apr 19, 2015

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This is a very common questions we get from our readers and clients. Before I get into this post let me mention that both Nikki and myself are firm believers in striving to get most of our...

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Aloo Gobi (vegan + gluten-free)

Apr 17, 2015

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There’s just something about a good plate of Indian food. Since recently spending a few weeks in India, and now with my family in Canada – I miss Indian food! Haha I know I know… crazy...

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The Great Dairy Free Cheese Round Up

Apr 15, 2015

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I have a confession to make. For a large part of my life I was having a love affair with cheese. Not just any cheese, but real, wholesome European kinda cheese. I am blaming my parents for this...

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Give Up the Need For Happiness: Timeless Wisdom For Enjoying Your Life

Apr 13, 2015

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So much has been written lately about happiness. Numerous books, guides, articles that promise us steps, tips and formulas that will “make us happy”. Yet according to a worldwide happiness survey...

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AV 036 – Your Guide To Plant Based Protein Powders

Apr 12, 2015

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  PLAY HERE:  Walk up and down the aisles of any major health store, and you’re bound to feel overwhelmed by the variety of protein powder available. If you’re unsure about what...

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Juicing: What are the health benefits?

Apr 10, 2015

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Juicing has taken the health world by storm, and millions of people are now gulping down pounds of produce by the glassful. Will it be a trend or actually start to open peoples eyes, and change...

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3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Apr 8, 2015

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Today we have a treat for you! When I came across this creation from  www.micibakes.com I knew I had to share it with all of you. Andie, who is the chef, photographer, tasting guinea pig, content...

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10 Ways to Save Money in a Plant Based Kitchen

Apr 5, 2015

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When talking to people about cleaning up their diet and going plant based, I often hear that it’s difficult to afford a healthier lifestyle. I won’t argue with you there. Real food and organic...

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Top 5 Workouts to Beach Volleyball Abs

Apr 3, 2015

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The season of change is just a spring away, which means those dreams about having toned abs need to become a reality. To get the fittest abs in the fastest amount of time, look no further than the...

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Thai Curry Sweet Potato Soup (vegan & gluten free)

Apr 1, 2015

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Soups are my go to recipe! I love the simplicity – yet complexity of them 🙂 The process to make a soup is usually pretty uncomplicated yet the final product is erupting with flavor.  This...

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AV 035 – Live and Work on Your Own Terms

Mar 30, 2015

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  Most of us spend the majority of our lives doing work that doesn’t align with our innermost values, principles and convictions, and most of us hate it. The road to...

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Beet, Pepper and Cashew Cream Tart (vegan, GF)

Mar 28, 2015

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Are you up for a challenge? I am not gonna lie. This dish is not one of the quick meals to make in a hurry. This one will take some time and effort. However at the end you will be rewarded with...

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23 Plant Based Meals in 15 Minutes or Less

Mar 26, 2015

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Short on time, yet still want to serve your family a healthy plant based meal?  This recipe roundup is for you! No excesses to reach for that frozen pizza or another heavily processed...

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Dare to be free?

Mar 23, 2015

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Beauty in the mountains, beauty in the sky, the teachings of such,  are here where they lie. If you listen closely,  you can hear it clear, within their silence,  freedom is near. Come...

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Life Should Be Fun And If It Isn’t, Change It Until It Is

Mar 21, 2015

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The following post is a guest post by Colin Stuckert, co-owner of The Training Box and Wild Foods. He is  a coach, author, food nut, fitness fiend, and pursuer of all things...

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VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHILI

Mar 18, 2015

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We are of the opinion that you can never have too much of a good thing. Chili is definitely a good thing in our book, and so is dark chocolate. Why not put those two together? When Nikki and I saw...

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AV 034 – 10 Ways to Eat Plant Based and Save Money

Mar 17, 2015

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Today we sharing our top tips for saving money on nourishing, plant-based foods.   “Do your best to invest in yourself today; your future depends on it.” Even on a limited...

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22 Quick Plant Based Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Mar 15, 2015

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Ever wondered what is the best thing to eat before and after a workout? This is a common question from readers and clients so I thought it would be a great topic to address and give you suggestions...

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HOW TO MAKE FRESH CRISPY FALAFELS FROM SCRATCH + SPICY TAHINI SAUCE

Mar 12, 2015

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This is the first recipie post brought to you in partnership with Leah from Love Me Feed Me. This fellow Canadian down to earth girl created her website with a goal to inspire and share...

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SIMPLE BLACK BEAN ZUCCHINI BURGERS

Mar 6, 2015

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This simple Black Bean Zucchini Burger recipe is a guest post from Katie the face behind Produce On Parade. My mission is to help inspire people to lead kinder lives; lives with less impact...

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Here is how to live more meaningful life today

Mar 3, 2015

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What would your life look like if each decision you made came from a place of conscious intention? Would you spend less time lingering online and more time outdoors? Would you slow down to connect...

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Vegan + Gluten Free

Feb 27, 2015

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One afternoon while doing some work on the site a certain someone (ahem… Zuzana) kindly requested some cookies and the only ingredient she recommended was organic pumpkin puree so heres what I...

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Dirty Dozen VS. Clean 15

Feb 25, 2015

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“Pesticides are toxins and they can’t be good for you, so the only question is – how bad are they?” – Dr. Andrew Weils Don’t want to eat bug- and weed-killers? Did you know two-thirds of...

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Powerful Fat Burner From the Nature

Feb 19, 2015

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Juicing with Chlorella- Powerful Fat Burner Chlorella is a freshwater algae found abundantly over the world. Chlorella is among the specied of algae that contains the largest amount of chlorophyll...

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The Most Effective Ways To Cultivate Gratitude

Feb 16, 2015

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Are you a natural pessimist? Take heart: The benefits of gratitude aren’t only available to people with a naturally grateful disposition. Instead, feeling grateful is a skill we can develop with...

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Raw Vegan Double Chocolate Fudge

Feb 14, 2015

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Friday evening chocolate cravings…oh yeah, i have just the right treat for you! The best thing is, it only takes the food processor, few ingredients, good vibrations and few minutes. Here is...

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14 Valentine’s Day Vegan Treats That Beat a Box of Chocolates

Feb 12, 2015

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Who doesn’t want to do something special for their significant other on Valentine’s Day? It doesn’t have to be huge or expensive — just a little something that shows you care. Well, skip the jewelry...

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Bounty Bar Chocolate Cups (Vegan,Healthy & Refined Sugar Free)

Feb 12, 2015

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With an irresistible combination of coconut and chocolate it’s no wonder that bounty bars have been a classic candy bar for decades. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a version free of refined sugars,...

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Healthy Valentine Peanut Butter Cups (sugar free, low carb, gluten free)

Feb 9, 2015

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Do you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? I can’t imagine anyone saying “no.” We’ve got a real treat for all of you Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers out there. A delicious DIY Peanut Butter...

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Skinny Sweet Potato Vegan Quiche

Feb 8, 2015

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This Quiche is one of my favorite go-to breakfast/dinners when it is time to mix things up at the house! It is just over-the-top delicious, easy to make, tasty and healthy.  Instead of...

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High Protein Vegan Blondies

Feb 3, 2015

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These blondies are seriously magic. They’re:   Vegan Gluten Free Peanut Butter-y Super moist Full of protein Hearty Wholesome Salty-sweet Healthy Portable Addicting  This recipe is a...

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AV 033 – The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition with Julieanna Hever

Feb 1, 2015

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  PLAY HERE Download the episode Here! (24:36) Today we dive deep into the topic of plantbased nutrition.  Is it possible to truly thrive on 100% plant based diet? What should...

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12 Exercises You Can Do Without The Gym

Jan 30, 2015

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Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machines or extra equipment. From legs...

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Top 40 Plant-Based Sources Of Calcium

Jan 28, 2015

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Calcium is the most plentiful mineral found in the human body. The teeth and bones contain the most calcium. Nerve cells, body tissues, blood, and other body fluids contain the rest of the calcium....

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Raw Vegan Coconut Balls– Perfect for Valentines Day

Jan 26, 2015

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Happy Early Valentines  ♥ Today we are celebrating super talented vegan foodie, recipe developer and cookbook author behind Elegantly Vegan (available in AppStore worldwide) Veronica. She...

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Vegetarian Moussaka with Eggplant and Lentils

Jan 24, 2015

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Made with eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and lentils, this layered casserole is a great dish for dinner. It’s as filling, tasty and nutritious! Traditionally, moussaka is a Greek casserole made...

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WHOLE GRAIN SORGHUM PECAN GRANOLA

Jan 19, 2015

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This week we were lucky enough to have Tessa over at Salted Plains contribute this recipe post.    For those of you who aren’t familiar with Salted Plains, read on. Created...

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Why Do We Limit Ourselves?

Jan 16, 2015

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Sometimes I wonder why we willingly settle for less when we’re being offered more. Why do people not have drive and passion for more? We often dream and say we want it… but are too afraid to...

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BEETROOT CHIPS WITH ORANGE AND SEA SALT & HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Jan 11, 2015

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Baked root vegetable chips are a healthy alternative to your average store-bought tortilla or potato chip. It may seem like a lot of work to peel and slice vegetables, but I promises you it’s...

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Dragon Fruit Breakfast Bowl

Jan 8, 2015

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Dragon fruit also known as pitaya, these fun-looking fruits contain around 60 calories each and are rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. And that’s...

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Top 5 Time-Saving Tips for Healthy Eating

Jan 5, 2015

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One of the obstacle I come across from clients when it comes to adapting healthy habits is “not enough time” . With statements like: I’m too busy to cook! I have no time to prepare...

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AV 032- 11 Proven Tips To Start a Running Routine

Jan 4, 2015

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  With the New Year come new goals. Have you thought about starting a running routine?  If you’ve never run before or you’ve had a long break from running, it can feel...

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Vegan Paleo Banana Bread

Jan 1, 2015

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I had a bunch of very ripe bananas hanging in the fruit basket and knew it was time to either use them or freeze them for smoothies. Inspired by my crossfit friends I decided to take the challenge...

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PALAK VEGAN ‘PANEER’

Dec 27, 2014

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Today I want to share with you one of my favorite Indian healthy meals – Palak paneer (spinach gravy with Indian cottage cheese). Traditional Palak paneer is made soft cheese that is not aged, called...

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Yum Universe Maple Spice Sandwich Cream Cookies & Book Review

Dec 23, 2014

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Last week I’ve received an early Christmas present – a plant based cookbook “Yum Universe” by Heather Crosby. From the moment I opened it, I was in love. Yes I have a bit of...

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Beginners guide to running – make it a fun hobby (even if you hate it)

Dec 21, 2014

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Have you ever wished you were a runner? With cool pair of shoes on, enjoying the movement, fresh air and  freedom that comes along with it? Well, you are not alone. Many of us fantasize of being one...

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RAW CHOCOLATE CHAI TEA

Dec 16, 2014

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Have you gotten into the Christmas spirit yet? I have yet to start decorating my house, which always makes it feel real to me. There is something so magical about this time of year, especially when...

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The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Dec 13, 2014

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If you plan on making a pumpkin pie this holiday season I highly recommend trying this one out, you won’t regret it! Not only that it’s vegan and gluten free it’s also rich and creamy,...

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Raw Persimmon Parfait

Dec 11, 2014

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Have you ever tried this exotic fruit? There are two main types of persimmons, the Fuyu and Hachiya. While most recipes will specify which to use, it’s good to have a basic understanding of the...

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7 Steps To Healthy and Enjoyable Holidays

Dec 5, 2014

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Yes! You are on the roll, dedicated to healthy eating, regularly making the time to workout and starting to experience the positive changes in your life. It feels good and you crave it now. It’s...

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“Cheesy” Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Dec 4, 2014

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Hmmm…roasted cauliflower. I find that this recipe turns even cauliflower haters into fans. So what makes this cauliflower “cheesy” but dairy free you may be wondering?  No I did not use...

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Do You Realize What Difference You Can Make?

Dec 3, 2014

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  Today feels like a good day for a story. Get comfortable here we go…  A man is taking a Sunday late afternoon walk on the beach hoping to get some inspiration for the busy...

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EASY SPINACH & PEPPER VEGAN QUICHE

Nov 30, 2014

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The good news about this quiche recipe is that it literally just takes a few minutes to whip up.  No crust necessary. It is great for brunch or even those nights when you want breakfast for...

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Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies, GF

Nov 27, 2014

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A delicious and creamy with no added sugar pie filling, vanilla infused and spiced is filled in a gluten-free coconut crust that gives these pies a buttery and nutty flavor, creating...

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Be Vulnerable…

Nov 25, 2014

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  I wanted to share with you a poem I wrote during my recent visit to India. I think it is self explanatory – however if not… what I am trying to express is how beautiful...

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The Death By Chocolate Vegan Raw Pudding

Nov 23, 2014

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When you CRAVE a rich, decadent chocolate treat but don’t want to blow your day with preservatives and sugar, this easy vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe is the one to reach for!...

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Lessons Life Has To Offer…

Nov 21, 2014

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“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” ~ Pema Chödrön I think there are teachings all around us – nature, connections and interactions with people … Everything...

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Warm Kale Salad with Potatoes and Miso Ginger Dressing

Nov 19, 2014

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2 small sweet potato 2 tbsp coconut oil ¾ tsp smoked paprika Salt Black pepper 1 large bunch of kale 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup of cooked quinoa (brown rice would work as well) 2 tbsp raw pecans...

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7 Small Changes To Your Morning Routine To Create An Awesome Day

Nov 17, 2014

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 Routine! What a strange word for me. I’m more a fly by the seat of my pants type of person, so having a morning routine was not something I ever even considered until I started getting serious...

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Super Quick Granola Bars

Nov 14, 2014

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I wanted to make a tasty and healthy snack to share with my yoga friends this week so I started a kitchen experiment and since my class is on Sunday morning I decided to make a granola bar....

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MOST Iron-Rich Foods for Active Vegetarians

Nov 13, 2014

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It is not uncommon for vegetarians, especially active female vegetarians, to suffer from anemia –  low iron counts.  Low iron and anemia can mean increased fatigue and...

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Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup

Nov 10, 2014

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Warm up on a cool day with this sweet potato cauliflower vegan soup… Who doesn’t love some comfort food once and a while? This savory, creamy, and flavorful soup totally hits the...

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10 Min High Intensity Workout

Nov 8, 2014

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AMRAP stands for As Many Rounds/Reps As Possible. In these workouts, you’ll set a timer for a fixed amount of time and go through the sequence as many times as you can. The goal behind AMRAP’s is to...

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AV 031- 7 Morning Habits For Happier, Healthier, More Productive Day

Nov 6, 2014

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A good day starts the moment you wake up. To have a good start, you must also have a good morning routine. The following are 7 small ways you can give your mornings a makeover and set yourself for an...

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Vegan Gluten-Free Granola – High Protein Too!

Nov 4, 2014

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Vegan Gluten Free Granola   Awe granola… I love making granola – it’s not only easy, it makes a large batch for those moments when you need to grab something on the run or...

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A simple tip to connect with the present moment

Nov 2, 2014

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As we rip through society our senses are exposed to so much we become unaware of half of it. Recently while home visiting my 15month old nephew, Hunter. He continuously reminds me of the importance...

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AV 030 – 6 Basic Rules For Being A Healthy Vegetarian

Nov 1, 2014

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A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet the needs of people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. The key is to be aware of your nutritional needs so that...

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Lime Cashew Cookies

Oct 27, 2014

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                     Lime Cashew Cookies makes 8 large cookies 1 cup dates, pitted 1/4 cup  raw almonds 1/4 cup raw cashews 2 teaspoons...

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How To Get B-Vitamin Boost, The Easy Way

Oct 24, 2014

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The Scoop on Nutritional Yeast Hold on, hold on, I know what you might be thinking ….nutritional yeast doesn’t sound like something you want to willingly eat; and it doesn’t sound...

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Healthy Baked Vegan Pakoras

Oct 23, 2014

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I have a serious addiction to Indian cusine! I love the smell, the mixture of flavours, spices … However many Indian dishes are not the healthiest  🙁 One of my favorite appetizers in...

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Are You Making This Self-Sabotaging Mistake?

Oct 19, 2014

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I love meeting new clients and hearing their story and what brought them to the fitness world. During a consultation the other day with a new client,  I realized how much pressure and...

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Awesome Video – 40 Year Old Vegan

Oct 18, 2014

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Hey guys! Okay so I love when random things come my way. Especially those that make me either laugh or smile, or both! And well this was one of them… I just got a message from this guy from...

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Green Energy Smoothie

Oct 16, 2014

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It is packed full of all the nutrients you need – pretty much a blended meal with a little energy boost from green tea and matcha! 🙂 1 stem of kale 1 small head of Broccoli 1/2 cup blueberries...

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AV 029 – How To Deal With Social Pressure

May 5, 2014

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In this episode we will look at most common social aspects of living a plant based life. Once you decide to adapt to this way of living you’ll find new favorite foods.  You’ll find out what you...

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Pecan Pie Delights (Raw, Vegan & Gluten Free)

May 2, 2014

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These bars are great for anyone with a busy lifestyle, and especially athletes. They are packed full of energizing raw foods that will help you either fuel for a workout or recover from one. Lets...

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Roasted Cabbage

Apr 28, 2014

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This method of preparing cabbage is very simple and extremely delicious! Once you’ve taste roasted cabbage, you will never go back to boiling it. Because of the quick cooking in a very hot and...

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Fat Assault Workout

Apr 21, 2014

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This workout is 18 minutes long and it’s made up of bodyweight exercises. I didn’t use any fitness equipment except of my Gymboss Interval Timer (click the blue link for more info on the timer) which...

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Juice Pulp Carrot Cake Balls

Apr 13, 2014

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If you juice regularly, you’ve probably wondered what to do with leftover fruit and vegetable pulp. I feel incredibly guilty for throwing away the leftover pulp ;(  So first rule: never throw...

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AV 028 – Vegetarian Diets: The Myths vs. Facts

Apr 9, 2014

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  In this episode of Active Vegetarian we uncover the truth about the top 9 veggie-eating myths. Whether you’re interested in learning more or are already plant based eater, test your...

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