AV 074 – 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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Light Vegan Chana Masala

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Chana Masala was always our number one choice when ordering food at an Indian restaurant. What could be better than curry chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce and served over basmati rice? So amazing! However, the way we would feel the day after eating it for dinner was the exact opposite of amazing.…

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21 Whole Plant-Based Recipes For Weight Loss

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Happy New Year! “According to a 2017 YouGov survey, the top three resolutions for 2018 were eating healthier, getting more exercise, and saving more money. According to a 2018 survey, the top resolutions for next year are — wait for it — to exercise more, lose weight, and save money.” Sound familiar? Have you set […]

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3 ingredient flourless vegan pancakes

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When it comes to breakfast we usually keep it pretty simple with fruit, fresh juice or a smoothie. However, when Zuzana made some fresh creamy macadamia & cashew nut butter – queue the lightbulb – PANCAKES I thought! I instantly imagined the nut butter layered between pancakes with some fresh fruit pouring over it. I had…

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26 Vegan Christmas Party Recipes

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An almost Merry Christmas to you! December is here, and the festivities have started! With the help of some fellow food bloggers, we put together this incredible round up of 26 delicious plant-based Christmas party recipes.  With veganism on the rise, what a better way than the holidays to spread the cheer of how abundant…

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Veggie-Stuffed Squash

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Let’s celebrate this holiday season by returning to eating real food! Nikki and I have been on the plant-based journey for over 20 years now and we can honestly report that the powers of whole living foods helped us to awaken & become more conscious beings. So the fact that veganism is finally becoming mainstream…

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Ayurvedic Kitchari

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Today we are going to make a traditional kitchari, and offer you vegan and grain-free variations. We love classic Indian vegetarian food, especially when it’s home-made and prepared with love. It would be challenging to pick one dish that is our all-time favourite, however, there is something special about this traditional Ayurvedic Kitchari that keeps us revisiting this…

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 24

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Heads Up! We are releasing new workouts at midnight PST. You can also find this workout schedule on our home page with links that will take you directly to your daily fitness video.   Workout: ITT #2 + Mobility Session #9 Duration: 20 minutes / 23 minutes Equipment: Bodyweight/Timer Notes: Remember to first Warm up Workout: Strength Workout #1 Duration: 18 minutes Equipment:…

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weekly av fitness schedule – week 23

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Workout: Strength Workout #4 Duration: 22 minutes Equipment: No Equipment/ Bodyweight/Timer Notes: Remember to first Warm up Workout: Daily Flow #4 Duration:  30 minutes Equipment: No Equipment/ Bodyweight/Timer Workout: Yoga #5 Duration: 37 minutes Equipment: Yoga Strap/ Yoga mat/ Block /Bolster/Blanket Workout: Strength Workout #6 Duration: 15 minutes Equipment: Bodyweight/ Yoga mat Workout: 5 Minute Challenge (arms/abs) + Mobility Session #8 Duration: 5 minutes / 16 minutes Equipment:…

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5 Minute Challenge – Effective Low Impact Workout

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This Low-Impact  No Equipment Workout Will Make You Sweat!  “Low impact” does not mean low intensity and we will prove it to you with this 5-minute workout challenge that will target your glutes and core as well test your strength, muscle endurance, balance, and coordination. This quick workout can be used by all different fitness levels…

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