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Summertime Smoothies for Everyone!

The Ultimate Summer Smoothie Ingredients 3-4 cups medium seedless watermelon - chopped into cubes 1 cup almond milk OR 1 cup Adrenal Balance Blend tea 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt OR 1 scoop of Vanilla Paleo Protein Powder 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 small wedges watermelon, garnish 2 sprigs mint, garnish Instructions Blend all but the small wedges of watermelon and mint in a blender Pour into a glass and garnish with watermelon wedges and mint and enjoy! Summer Breeze Smoothie This recipe is so delicious and refreshing it will become a personal or family favorite! Ingredients 1 1/4 cup frozen raspberries ½ - 1  large ripe, sliced and frozen banana (1/2 banana yields ~1/2 cup) 1/2 cup pomegranate juice OR Pure...

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Incorporating Daily Downtime Into Your Life

Imagine how you’d feel if you could take every Friday off, or have one week a month dedicated to vacation and relaxation time? Most of us would be a heck of a lot less burnt out and stressed if that were the case.  Alas, such a schedule is not likely for most of us, and so how can we live our lives without feeling a constant sense of urgency, busyness and overwhelm?What about taking little mini-breaks in our days so that we don’t get to the boiling point.  Small injections of calm that allow our bodies to decompress just a little and therefore recover during the day, not just later each night or on the weekend.BreatheYes, you’ve heard this one...

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Watermelon Spinach & Feta Salad

Now that we are starting to be able to see more of our friends and families, there will be more outdoor gatherings and celebrations. This super easy salad is delicious and will add a bit of flare to your next get together. INGREDIENTS 3 cups seedless watermelon, cubed and chilled 1/2 cup crumbled feta 7 oz spinach 1/4 small red onion, sliced very thin 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil kosher salt and fresh pepper INSTRUCTIONS Wash spinach and dry well. In a large bowl whisk vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss with the remaining ingredients and serve

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Healthy Sunscreens - love the skin you're in

Healthy sun protection is important but so is ensuring that you use healthy skin care products when you lather on the SPF. If you read the ingredients in many sunscreens you’ll notice that you can not pronounce a lot of them as they contain chemicals that we may not want in or on our bodies. Luckily there are some great options for healthy sun and skin care. Green Beaver, https://greenbeaver.com/en/collections/ecran-solaire-mineralGoddess Garden https://www.goddessgarden.comBeauty Counter https://www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/product/countersun-mineral-sunscreen-stick-spf-30s. Regardless of which brand you choose, ensure you read the labels and are comfortable with what you are using because what you put on your body will largely enter into your body as well.

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Asparagus & Radishes with Mint

This recipe just screams early summer bounty.  Asparagus and Radishes are the first few veggies to pop up in our gardens and this recipe is a delicious way to enjoy them! INGREDIENTS 1 pound asparagus 1/2 tablespoon butter or olive oil 4 ounces radishes (5 to 8 medium to large radishes) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon rice vinegar Flaky salt and freshly-ground black pepper 1/4 loosely-packed cup fresh mint leaves, stems removed INSTRUCTIONS Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus and cut each stalk into 1-inch pieces. Heat the butter or oil in a large sauté pan over high heat and cook the asparagus for 2 to 3 minutes, until it's warmed through and tender but still...

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