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Is it expensive to be Vegan?

We often hear that being a vegan is expensive. I am here to tell you that this is not true. Here's why. We often talk about vegan nutrition as being expensive, it is because we think that vegans are buying luxury foods, such as a non-vegan who buys lamb from time to time, but this is not the case. An plantbased lifestyle is the least expensive lifestyle in the world. The vegan diet consists mainly of legumes, lentils, rice, vegetables, fruits, seeds and pasta, which are the cheapest foods on the planet.

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Kombucha

Do you know about Kombucha? A drink that everyone has been talking about lately, but that has been around for more than 2000 years. You probably already know that's it's a sweetened tea that has been fermented, but what else do you need to know?

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Gorgeous Fall Salad

Squash, specifically butternut squash is in abundance during the fall. I love adding it to salads because it adds fibre, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and so many more nutrients. The fibre in the butternut squash will help keep you feeling full, which makes a great salad to take to work or school. Fibre also helps balance your blood sugar levels, which is important to help avoid that afternoon crash.

Continue reading → par: Brittney DesRosiers, B.Sc. Nutrition


Do you see what I C? (Vitamin C, that is)

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a vitamin that your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen in bones. It is considered an antioxidant that is vital to your body’s healing process. Because our bodies do not produce Vitamin C we must look to our diets to maintain our recommended intake.

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Bee Pollen: An Antioxidant Powerhouse & Recipe for My “Glow From The Inside Out” Energizing Superfood Balls

One of my favourite toppings for granola & fruit breakfast bowls, dairy-free coconut yogurt, almond or cashew cream, smoothies, chia puddings & oatmeal is bee pollen. You’re probably wondering, what on earth… she uses pollen as a topping? Well, not quite the kind that floats in the air & makes you sneeze if you have allergies. We’re talking bee pollen, an antioxidant-rich powerhouse & superfood with so many health benefits. I always describe it as “honey on steroids”… in other words, it has all the benefits of honey amplified in a more potent & concentrated form.

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Pumpkin & Banana Smoothie

We made some Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip Oat Bars last night and didn't use the whole can of pumpkin. Soooo... I decided to make myself a smoothie with the rest this morning. Little did I know, it would end up being one of the most delicious smoothies i've ever made. I know it's typical for Fall and everyone is sharing pumpkin recipes, but I don't care! You need this in your life!

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Simply Sweet

July’s Vegan Little Life Box had a lovely package of Yupik Organic Dates which one could enjoy on their own or add to a few other simple ingredients and make an amazing vegan dessert. Our favourite vegan dessert book that includes dates is “Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily Von Euw”.

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Homemade Granola

Do you love smoothie bowls like me? What better way to garnish your smoothie bowls than with granola. Granola bought in stores can sometimes contain a lot of refined sugar. So i've decided to share my granola recipe that doesn't have any refined sugar in it. 

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Urban Herb Gardener

There are few things for a vegan that are more exciting than finding the freshest summer produce at the local grocery store, but growing your own is that one step further in connecting to the healthy foods that sustain you.

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Mushroom Barley Soup

In our house there is never a bad time of year for soup!  There are soups full of comforting root vegetables for Autumn,  hearty warm-me-up soups for Winter, simple light broth or raw soups for Spring cleansing and then there is this wonderful Mushroom Barely soup that you can have in all four seasons!  

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The Nose Knows

There are few people, if asked, who do not have a powerful memory to share that comes from their sense of smell.  The olfactory experience can remind one of a time, a place, a food, an event, and even of a person or animal.  We unconsciously experience the world with our nose even though for most of us we are most reactive to what we see with our eyes.

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Açai Bowl

Ingredients: -1 1/2 frozen banana -1/2 cup frozen blueberries -1 packet of frozen unsweetened Acai puree (found in all health groceries) -1 medjool date -1 tablespoon Justins almond butter -1/4 fresh or frozen avocado -Almond milk to taste (the more you put the more it will be liquid) Instructions: Put everything in a blender. Mix until it is homogeneous. Put in a bowl. Garnish with your favorite fruits, granola and superfoods. For mine (as seen in the photo) I added raw cacao nibs, granola, raspberries, sliced ​​bananas, goji berries and chocolate coconuts. Enjoy!

Continue reading → par: Sabrina Labar

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