5 TIPS TO HELP YOU RELAX AND ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!

On , In Lifestyle

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 give you some tips to help make sure you stay on track and enjoy the holiday season! After all…

read more »

#50: Nutritional Deficiencies: B Vitamins

On , In Blog, Nutrition, Podcast

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 to as the B-complex vitamins. In this podcast, we will take a look at how the B vitamins work so you can begin to understand…

read more »

Almond Joy Parfait (v,gf)

On , In Snacks, Raw, Breakfast, Recipes, Desserts, All Recipes

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 believe that is totally healthy, vegan, gluten free and packed with plant based protein?!?  And what better source of plant based protein, than #vegagreens #protein! What’s…

read more »

Feed Your Muscles Recovery Drink

On , In Recipes, Mylks & Smoothies, All Recipes

“What should I eat right after a workout?” Well, immediately after a workout, the best snack to eat is one consisting primarily of simple carbs. You have something called the “fuel window” – 45 minutes immediately following a workout. Make sure you take advantage of this window, as this is the best time for you to consume high-quality food. If you…

read more »

#40: How To Raise Healthy Vegan Children- Interview with Dreena Burton

On , In Lifestyle, Podcast

    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 BELLOW pleasing picky eaters structuring your child’s diet supplements dealing with challenging social situations (birthday parties, family members) incorporating and implementing a healthy plant based diet…

read more »

Top 40 Plant-Based Sources Of Calcium

On , In Blog, Nutrition

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. Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the the human body. Calcium helps form and maintain healthy teeth and…

read more »

Awesome Video – 40 Year Old Vegan

On , In Lifestyle

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 Toronto who created this awesome rap video about being vegan – I have to share it!…

read more »

Green Energy Smoothie

On , In Breakfast, Recipes, Mylks & Smoothies, All Recipes

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 1 banana 1 1/2 cups chilled green tea 1 tsp matcha powder *optional – 1 scoop…

read more »

Where do I get iron if not from red meat?

On , In Fitness

We’ve heard from a lot of you that your goal for the year of 2014, is to adopt a 100% plant based diet, part vegan, or just truly focus on including more veggies in your daily meals. We want to help. Nikki and I made a plethora of mistakes on our journey to living a plant…

read more »

Healthy Yogi Cookies

On , In Snacks, Breakfast, Baked Goods, Recipes, Desserts, All Recipes

The Yogi Cookie is my favourite post workout snack . This healthy cookie is packed with wholesome ingredients to help your body recover and give you “superpowers” :).  These cookies make a great after-yoga snack full of things to give you that additional boost of energy you may need. They also make a nice, healthy dessert when…

read more »

#24: Protein Myths Answered

On , In Blog, Nutrition, Podcast

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode, Zuzana and Nik discuss the number one question surrounding plant based eating… You will learn how easy it could be for a plant based eater to meet recommendations for protein, as long as calorie intake is adequate. Strict protein combining is not necessary; it is more…

read more »

#20: Reading Food Labels Part 2

On , In Blog, Nutrition, Podcast

It may come as a surprise to some, but buying foods labeled cage-free or grass-fed does not necessarily mean that those items are what they say they are, or what we assume they mean.  This can be really frustrating if you are trying to do your best to purchase humane and sustainable food, not to mention…

read more »