#81: How To Break Free From Diets & Build A Healthy A Relationship With Food

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I had the honours of sitting down with Cara Carin Cifelli and we talked about how we can take a holistic approach to our wellbeing. All of us humans are gifted with “four bodies” the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. However, our society disproportionately focuses on the physical body – size, appearance, and what…

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#80: What are your thoughts on the plant-based keto diet?

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Sharing thoughts on the plant based keto diet

In this episode, we are going to answer a question that keeps coming our way on a regular basis these days – What are your thoughts on the plant-based keto diet? The ketogenic diet has become one of the most popular diet approaches in recent years, with everyone from celebrities to fitness gurus claiming that…

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#79: The Game Changers Movie Review

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This is a picture of Nikki and Zuzana

Hello Friend!  Thanks for checking out our latest podcast episode.  In this episode of the AV Show, Nikki and Zuzana give their opinion on the latest plant-based film The Game Changers. Without going into too much detail and giving the film away Nikki & Zuzana discuss the storyline of Game Changers, parts that they really…

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Tips To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

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This is Zuzana showing how to reduce your plastic

By 2050, plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish, predicts a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum. It’s due to the rapid rate of single plastic pollution in today’s world. According to a report, worldwide use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years! Furthermore, it…

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Marinated Kale Salad

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This is a kale salad made by Active Vegetarian

The right foods can heal us and the wrong foods can make us sick. Fresh, plant-based foods can nourish your body, calm your cravings, energize you and at the same time provide you with mouthwatering flavours. Print This salad comes together in just 10 minutes and you can serve it as a side dish or…

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Best Hiking And Camping Plant-Based Recipes

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best hiking and camping plant-based recipes

Whether you are planning a day trip outdoors, overnight hike or a full out camping adventure – good food is essential. Take the time to prepare for your time in nature by packing foods that are lightweight, ready-to-eat and of course provide high levels of nutrients. Nutrition Tips For Outdoor Adventure Lightweight –  All your […]

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Superfood Ice Cream Parfait, (Dairy-Free, Vegan)

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This is a superfood ice cream parfait recipe made by Active Vegetarian

If you’ve never made banana “ice cream” or tried chia seed pudding before, now is the time! We’re putting them together in this delicious and nourishing parfait.   Blending frozen bananas with superfoods of choice is the easiest way to enjoy the creamiest and healthies ice cream in just a few minutes. Don’t let the instructions…

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#77: Self-Care: 10 Simple Ways To Take Better Care Of Yourself

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Self-Care has become a trend and buzzword lately – which is great! We are happy more people are becoming aware of the value in attending to their personal needs! However, maybe you hear (or read) the word self-care and think “I WISH!”, the idea of a bath, a spa day or just curling up with…

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#76: Anemia: A Plant-Based Approach To Iron Deficiency


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This is a podcast about Anemia made by Nikki and Zuzana

As health coaches, we often talk with people and even see clients, who struggle with iron-deficiency anemia after adopting a plant-based diet. It’s common to hear people describe just how much better they felt eating this way until the issue of anemia arose, and they were ‘forced’ to return to eating meat and or taking…

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Easy Vegan Pear & Berry Crumble

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This is a fruit crumble made by Active Vegetarian

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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Difference between organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables?

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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 –  It’s no wonder we have these moments of defeat. It’s no wonder we fall off track or get persuaded into something new and shiny. We…

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Plant-Based Meals Made Simple

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This is a plant-based meals simple recipe round up by Active Vegetarian

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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#74: 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

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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)

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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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