{review & giveaway} 100 best juices, smoothies and healthy snacks

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Today I have the wonderful opportunity of sharing with you an awesome cookbook from a very special blogger Emily von Euw from This Rawsome Vegan Life. I’m sure you all know her, but in case you don’t, Emily is a wonderful vegan, high raw blogger who posts the most stunning pictures of simple, but delicious food. Her desserts are crave worthy and if you haven’t checked out her book Rawsome Vegan Baking (which I reviewed here), you are missing out on a gorgeous book both in recipes and in photos. Now she’s come out with a new book all about juices, smoothies and healthy snacks. This book is just as good as the last!

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It’s packed full of crave-worthy drinks and bites that are easy to make, with accessible ingredients. This is a book everyone can “cook” from. And what I love most about Emily’s recipes are that each of the ingredients shines through. If there are pecans in her recipe, you can TASTE pecans. No blending of ingredients and nothing getting lost. She truly brings out the best of every food!

When choosing a recipe to share with you, I decided to go against my usual sweet instincts and go with a savoury smoothie. This is not something I have ever made before, but damn was this one tasty.

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The Spicy Avocado Aviator blends together avocado, cucumber, unsweetened coconut yogurt and chilli powder so you get a smooth, creamy and insanely satisfying smoothie. Even better, Emily suggests adding mango to it. I tried mango and pineapple and these make it incredible. You must try this spin on a sweet and savoury smoothie, it will blow you away.

{review & giveaway} 100 best juices, smoothies and healthy snacks
 
smooth, creamy and a little kick!
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Ingredients
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cucumber (you can leave the skin on if it’s organic)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cup (245 g) coconut yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ tsp Himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder, to taste
Instructions
  1. Blend everything until smooth, adding the spice as desired! This is really tasty
  2. when you add chunks of mango.

Now I bet you all want a copy for yourselves! Have no fear, I have been given the lovely privilege of giving one away to you all. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter! OR if you can’t wait, click to buy 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks right away.

Here are some other delicious recipes you can expect in this book…

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Kale Craver juice

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Blueberrylicious Smoothie

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The Power Bar

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Dare to Date Squares

Now for the giveaway! This giveaway is open only to readers in Canada and U.S. (sorry everyone else!). Leave a comment below- tell me if you’ve every had a savoury smoothie (and share the recipe)! Follow me on Twitter or Instagram for extra entries and leave a separate comment for each telling me you did!

I was given this book free of charge, but was in no way obligated to post a positive review. All opinions are completely my own. 

strawberry banana green tea smoothie

Isn’t it strange how you can be wandering through life, totally secure with who you are and where you’re at, then in a single moment it can all come crashing down? Suddenly you are not who you thought you are and the things that you thought, aren’t true. How is it that the world can shift so suddenly and completely?


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Spring has sprung and that means more smoothies. I am such a fan of this blended meal, but in the winter I just can’t stomach the cold, rawness of them. But I’ve missed their convenience, fruity creaminess and all the different superfoods and flavours you can toss in.

So when I was asked to try out Kiss Me Organics matcha, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. Smoothies, smoothie and more smoothies. I was pleasantly surprised by this matcha- usually the less expensive ones are bitter and lack the real green tea flavour I love. I can’t say this was the best matcha I ever had. But was it a killer balance of quality and price? Hells yes. My friends, if you are looking for a matcha that is readily available online (on Amazon, in Canada too!) and won’t cost you an arm and a leg, I’ve solved all your problems. Continue reading

why your medicine cabinets should contain herbs and a traditional medicinals review and giveaway!

i hope you all had a wonderful long weekend! and if you were anything like me (eating lots of delicious food, and yes, some unhealthy) your system could use some rest and repair. what perfecting timing for a little chat about herbal medicine and a review of herbal teas!

having just finished a course on herbal medicine, i was of course intrigued when Traditional Medicinals asked me to try out some of their teas. i had used them in the past with great success, but it wasn’t until recently that i appreciated why and just how effective they really are. herbs are powerful things and infusions (tea) are an easy and enjoyable way to incorporate them in your healing process.

traditional medicinals tea review

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grinchy smoothie: apple avocado smoothie with Vega

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Best ornament ever? Possibly.

Wow, how did it get to be Christmas eve already? I still haven’t wrapped a single present (but at least they are all purchased!) and the holiday baking has only just begun. I only just arrived home for the holidays late last night and as a result, all things holiday have been put on hold a little.

Which means, I have not tested A SINGLE recipe I am making for Christmas. So sadly have no holiday recipes to share with you- they will all be shared after holiday is over. Let’s just hope they all work out or I will have no food to eat, and you will have to recipes to drool over. Not an ideal situation for any of us ;)

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Despite the fact that I am horribly behind on all things festive, I have a delicious and grinchy green smoothie for you all. It is grinchy only in colour I swear! I figure with all the sweets and decadent food we are all eating these days, a clean and nourishing smoothie might be just the thing to share. Not exactly the route most bloggers take right now, but hey, I’m not holistic nutritionist for nothing right?

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guest post: get up smoothie and your breakfast revolution with mad & nad

Hello my lovely readers!

Today I have a special guest post for you, straight from two of my former classmates who have quickly become holistic nutritionists extraordinaire since their graduation. Maddie and Nadya have put together an amazing program called Your Breakfast Revolution. It’s all about optimizing the first meal of the day to change the way you look and feel! It's not a vegan program (but it is vegetarian! and grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and with nut and dairy-free options), but it is very holistic in nature and full of wonderful advice. I am so excited to have them sharing a recipe here today for their Get Up Smoothie. I hope you’ll all check out their program and the wonderful work these ladies are doing. I know both of them personally and I have to say they are 2 of the most beautiful and inspiring people I know. 


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Morning smoothies are a great way to start your day right! They are a quick, easy and delicious way to have a healthy breakfast. You can enjoy smoothies before or after your morning workout, at home or on the go. Blending ingredients into a smoothie allows the nutrients to be easily absorbed because they have already been broken down. We encourage the use of healthy, nutrient-dense foods that will nourish your body, give you energy and taste great. This smoothie will definitely put a smile on your face in the morning! 

Get Up Smoothie is high in good fats and protein. This will give you steady energy in addition to balancing your hormones and blood sugar. Fat and protein are very satiating foods, allowing you to stay full which will help you avoid the unwanted cravings and mood swings. Get Up Smoothie has high amounts of minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Iron. Those minerals are vital for your bone and muscle health, nervous system function and building of red blood cells. Get Up Smoothie is also high in vitamins and antioxidants that will boost your immune system and metabolism.

Get Up Smoothie

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Ingredients:

·         ½ cup frozen blueberries or mixed berries

·         1 tbsp tahini

·         4 tbsp coconut milk

·         ½ tsp cinnamon

·         1-2 scoop of protein powder (pumpkin seed, hemp or any of your choice)

·         1 cups of water 

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Method:

Place ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency. Drink it down and be a smooth operator all morning!

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Health Benefits:

Berries – high in antioxidants, good source of fibre & low glycemic load fruit;

Tahini – source of unsaturated fat – very satiating, great non-dairy source of calcium

Coconut milk – High in saturated fat made up of medium and short chain triglycerides – enhance fat burning;

Cinnamon – known for stabilizing blood sugar, be a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory;

Protein Powder – complete protein, stabilized blood sugar, hormone balancing effect;

Water – hydration

For the Video recipe follow the link bellow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7wNgAX7CY0&feature=youtu.be

And for more recipes from Your Breakfast Revolution check out our website www.YourBreakfastRevolution.com

Lots of Love,

Mad and Nad


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Maddie and Nadya, or Mad and Nad, as they call themselves, are passionate nutritionists and educators who have taken on the challenge of changing how Canadians eat breakfast. Their goal is to make your body healthier, your mind sharper and your overall life more satisfying. Mad and Nad believe that with the right nutrition plan, correct physical exercise and positive mindset we all can be our best selves and go forth feeling beautiful and strong every day.