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5 Simple Vegan Dessert Recipes Rich in Protein

By |2017-06-16T13:53:22-04:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , |

With spring in full bloom and summer coming soon, it is only normal you should be interested in maintaining a healthy figure. However, from time to time, you might be tempted to try out something sweet. The good news is that there are plenty of dessert recipes you can try, without having to worry about your figure. [...]

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Amino Acids: Essential vs. Non-essential

By |2017-03-26T01:12:47-04:00March 26th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellness, Healthy Living, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |

You’ve got a million types of protein to deal with, and now people are talking to you about amino acids. What are amino acids? What are they good for? And should you be taking them? The short answer is probably. It never hurts to stock up on amino acids, and you can take them either as [...]

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Foods to Boost Your Workout

By |2016-10-24T18:06:05-04:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Exercise, Fit & Fab, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you live a busy and active life, it's easy to reach for the quickest meal just out of convenience but the food you eat can have a big effect on your workout. If you eat the right food at the right time, it can leave you feeling energized and help to get rid of those [...]

Power Up with Pro Matcha Plant-Based Protein – Smoothie Recipe and Giveaway

By |2016-07-07T00:38:34-04:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Green smoothies, Healthy Living, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway. We received a product sample of Pro Matcha Plant-Based Protein for review. All opinions are our own.)   Maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle is a major priority for me. Like many women who are trying to live a balanced life – while juggling work, family, exercise and [...]

You Are What You Eat: How Diet Affects Hair Health

By |2016-03-21T16:04:11-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A nutritious and balanced diet is essential if you want to keep your body in prime condition, so it stands to reason that eating the right foods can boost your hair health. Here, we take a look at some of the foods that may help to give you strong, lustrous locks - and examine other factors [...]

Body Balance: Why Age-Related Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to Happen to You

By |2015-10-28T19:37:00-04:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Exercise, Fit & Fab, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , , |

It is a common assumption that our bodies will add a few extra pounds as we get older, as a result of factors such as a slowing metabolic rate as part of the aging process and perhaps just good living and less exercise than we used to do. Those fundamental reasons for weight gain will have struck [...]

Are You Getting Enough Protein? How to Optimize Protein on a Vegan Diet – Infographic

By |2015-07-20T15:17:49-04:00July 20th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

For those of us following a vegan lifestyle, optimizing adequate protein is not difficult, but it does take conscious planning and consideration. First of all, how much protein do we really need per day? The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. This amounts to: 56 grams per [...]

Meatless Monday: Banana Mango Peanut Butter Berry Protein Power Smoothie

By |2015-03-30T17:56:44-04:00March 30th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Happy Monday! After spending the weekend at my father's home--cooking, care-giving and working  around around the house, I realized that I would have to make a nutritious "smoothie meal" out out of whatever I  could scrounge up in my kitchen. Lucky for me, I found the necessary fruit, greens, healthy fats and superfoods to create enough protein-packed smoothie for two substantial [...]

A New Year, A Better Body: How to Reshape and Feel Great with Resistance Training

By |2015-02-18T00:01:08-05:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Exercise, Fit & Fab, Green smoothies, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"What are your fitness goals?" That's one of the first questions my fitness trainer asked me. I quickly said that I wanted to tone, tighten, increase strength and lose weight, which actually translates to looking good and feeling fabulous! "If a stronger, leaner body is your goal,  there is nothing quite like resistance training to help reshape your body." If the purpose of your fitness program is [...]

Planning Healthy Plant-Based Meals Plus My Favorite Meal: Rice and Beans, Collard Greens, Sweet Potatoes & Sea Vegetables

By |2015-01-26T22:19:46-05:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

People often ask me what I eat on a plant-based diet. They wonder if I actually feel satisfied and nutritionally-fulfilled on a diet consisting solely of meatless meals. They worry that I may not be getting sufficient nutrients. They are surprised that I don't crave meat, chicken, eggs or cheese. Well, following a plant-based diet has never been a problem [...]

Where Do You Get Your Protein? Plus Vegan Foods Rich in Protein & Iron: Infographic

By |2013-08-21T17:11:51-04:00August 21st, 2013|Categories: Nourish, Vegan|Tags: , , |

One of my favorite protein-rich vegan dishes is Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry. "Where do you get your protein?" If you follow a vegan diet, you have probably heard this question a thousand times. I certainly have. The good new is that more and more people are realizing that the vegan lifestyle provides a number [...]

What Should I Have for Lunch? Curry Lentil Mushroom Soup

By |2013-04-04T22:26:34-04:00April 4th, 2013|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Nutrition, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Soup, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here's my favorite recipe for a hearty, healthy, warming savory lentil soup. It's great for cool winter days, but I love lentil soup any time of year. This hearty, satisfying soup is great to carry in a thermos for lunch, accompanied by a  mixed green salad and flaxseed crackers. But the best thing about this soup [...]

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