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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#24: Protein Myths Answered

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[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…

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How to Get Enough Protein as a Plant Based Eater

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  Recently we sent a survey to all our newsletter subscribers and one of the questions was; “What are your biggest questions or obstacles when it comes to plant based eating or fitness and nutrition in general?” After reading over the answers it became very obvious to us that many of you are still trying…

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Raw Vegan Three Layered Shortbread

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These little raw cookies turned out better than I imagined. I didn’t really think you could mimic shortbread  without butter or baking but somehow the ground cashews & dates create a buttery/nutty vibe and the result is super tasty.  You will want to store the shortbread in the freezer and enjoy piece or two with nice cup of…

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Goji Berry Truffles

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Goji berries are a truly remarkable superfood. Ounce for ounce goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than spinach. They also contain over 20 trace minerals and 18 amino acids! These beautiful truffles contain a flavourful red filling and a rich chocolate exterior, making them a special festive treat.…

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Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, GF

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies These cookies are high protein, low sugar, vegan, and naturally gluten-free. Plus with no grainy gluten-free flours, these cookies stay moist and gooey in the centre for days. I use roasted almond butter which gave the cookies nice nutty flavour. For the ground flax, I grind my own in my…

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Holiday Detox aka Green Monster Soup

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You might be thinking that there’s no way a bright green bowl puréed veggies can be filling and comforting enough for chilly weather, but this Winter detox soup will prove you wrong. Clocking in well under 100 calories per serving, this warming, hefty soup is packed with flavour and detoxifying stars like vitamin A, vitamin…

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