#30: 6 Basic Rules For Being A Healthy Vegetarian

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet the needs of people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. The key is to be aware of your nutritional needs so that you plan a diet that meets them. So what are some basic rules of eating…

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Awesome Video – 40 Year Old Vegan

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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!…

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Green Energy Smoothie

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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…

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#29: How To Deal With Social Pressure

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode we will look at most common social aspects of living a plant based life. Once you decide to adapt to this way of living you’ll find new favorite foods.  You’ll find out what you like and don’t like to eat.  You’ll find great new food…

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Juice Pulp Carrot Cake Balls

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If you juice regularly, you’ve probably wondered what to do with leftover fruit and vegetable pulp. I feel incredibly guilty for throwing away the leftover pulp ;(  So first rule: never throw the pulp away! Composting is a great way to utilize it, but all that fruit and veggie goodness is an easy way to…

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#28: Vegetarian Diets: The Myths vs. Facts

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  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode of Active Vegetarian we uncover the truth about the top 9 veggie-eating myths. Whether you’re interested in learning more or are already plant based eater, test your knowledge of animal-free living. Nikki & Zuzana hope to help in answering some questions and correcting any misconceptions…

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Breakfast Power Smoothie

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This post is long overdue as w’ve had so many of you ask us what is the breakfast to give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for sucessful day. Many of us claim that we don’t have enough time in the morning to make something healthy, opting for a bowl of sugary cereal…

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Vegan Raspberry Brownie Mini Cheesecake

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Who’s ready for another healthy and mouthwatering dessert? How about Mini raw vegan brownie cheesecakes bars? No cheese? No milk? No butter?  Nope, nope and nope. Then what’s that in the “cheesecake”? Cashews. For people who love cheesecake and it’s creaminess, there probably isn’t a healthier alternative than this. Cashews are full of healthy fats such as omega-9…

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#26: Eating for Energy with Andrew Raines

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you have to drag yourself through the day, it’s easy to think popping a supplement or chugging an energy drink can help recharge your battery. Not so fast. All-day energy doesn’t come from a pill or a concoction in a can. It comes from real food, which…

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The Top 5 Healthy Habits To Boost Your Energy

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Our lives have become quite hectic. On daily bases we are faced with more tasks, deadlines, chores and to do’s then it’s feasible to fit in one day. I should know! I am a chronic over planner! However our bodies are not indestructible, and there is only so far we can push them before they…

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Where do I get iron if not from red meat?

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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…

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Healthy Yogi Cookies

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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…

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