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Detoxifying garlic & nettle potato salad

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

I picked up some in-season stinging nettles from Nutrient Dense Farm at the Squamish farmer’s market this weekend! Although you may cringe at the memory of a sting from this little bugger, nettle is actually a very nutrient-dense food and a remedy for many medical conditions including allergies and arthritis. Nettle tastes much like spinach when cooked, and it’s a fantastic substitute to try in things like pasta, pesto, soups, smoothies, pizza and gomae.

Nettle is esteemed as a famous longevity herb in chinese medicine, containing high levels of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, beta-carotene and chromium — all important nutrients for muscle growth and health. Continue Reading…

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Sublime Lime Latin Bowl

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A tasty recipe is what I got

Early in the morning, risin’ to the street. Light me up that Santa Cruz and I strap shoes on my feet. I got a labrador, and I can still get by. Life’s too short, so love the one you got’, cause you might get run over or you might get shot. Take a small example, take a tip from me, take all of your money, give it all to charity. Lime is what I got, I said remember that lime’, is what I got, now remember that.

This recipe is not just about eating a bowl of healthy veggies to cleanse you of your sins from the weekend. It’s about energizing and nourishing you with sublime, crave-worthy and guilt-free vegan flavours. Continue Reading…

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The Zesty Life Bowl

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Fuel your greatest moments

The Zesty Life Bowl is a plant-based buddha bowl that equips you with vibrant and nutrient-dense fuel for your life!

I’ve always eaten quite healthy, but since going fully plant-based/vegan, I’ve seen accelerated effects on my well-being. Improvements have ranged from; enhanced energy and recovery time, healthier skin, improved digestion and a less expensive grocery bill—plant-based is anything but a hindrance.

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I Love You So Matcha Superfood Smoothie

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Give your body some love

Honour your body with mindful food choices. It’s not about feeling deprived of tasty food, it’s about feeling empowered that you made healthy decisions—one meal at a time, you can love yourself from the inside out!

This smoothie is like a big fat superfood smooch for your body. Complete with matcha powder to protect against free radicals, snuff out inflammation and fend off disease. Spirulina to nourish you with plant-based protein, boost your nerve function with B12 and fend off anemia with iron.

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Post-workout, Gut-Healthy Veggie Slaw

If you wanna slay, you gotta slaw!

When it comes to performing at your best, food can be your secret weapon, or your greatest weakness. Knowing how to navigate nutrition will be part of a winning strategy and an invaluable life lesson.

After a long workout or day at the office, your willpower is at its lowest—and you’re probably starving. This is the time that many people lose their grip on healthy food and make poor choices. A great trick is to make sure you’ve got healthy meals ready ahead of time, when you’re brain and willpower are fresh.

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Superlicious Vegan Tacos with Pink Sauerkraut

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From amateur to pro-biotic in one bite

The differences that exist between pro athletes and the rest of us involve a few things beyond training and equipment. Being able to train and compete is taken to another level by having an optimized gut.

If you want to enhance performance, feel better and improve your recovery, consider sinking your teeth into these vegan soft tacos, full of micronutrients and a healthy dose of probiotics!

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Zesty Life gluten-free nut & seed granola

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This granola is nuts!

Healthy snacking can be difficult, especially when you’re in full-on hangry mode. The trick is to plan ahead, make big batches and make healthy eating easy.

In order to curb your hunger you need high energy, nutrient-dense foods that won’t spike your blood sugar. This Zesty Granola makes a delicious snack or add-on to your breakfast. Full of healthy raw seeds and nuts, you can play around with whatever nuts and seeds appeal to you, although a mixture is will give you the most variety of nutrients. —Keep in mind that peanuts are not included, as they’re not nuts, they’re legumes.

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