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Quick & Healthy Quinoa Breakfast

Health, Lifestyle By January 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

As someone who doesn’t eat meat, the first question I often get asked is ‘How do you get your protein’? The protein really is not a problem, I find it in all sorts of ways. Quinoa (pronounced: Keen-wah) for example is an excellent and complete source of protein that is incredibly nutritious. Here in Brazil, I bought myself some organic…

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Brazilian Mango & Black Bean Salsa

Health, Lifestyle By January 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I’m a huge believer in the importance of eating fresh, local produce. Now that I’m in Brasil, tropical fruit is abundant and as I face my fruit phobias I’m exploring flavours and today I actually used an entire mango and turned it into a delicious salsa. I think I always knew Brasil would be the place that I would have…

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Tasty Tapioca Salad with Tangy Salsa, Black Beans, Coconut and Mango

Lifestyle By December 31, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I have been embracing the culture here in Brasil as much as I can within my own health restrictions… Tapioca is now on my food radar, I love it and although it’s a carb, it’s actually gluten-free so I’ve been enjoying it occasionally. I once made the mistake of getting tapioca from someone selling on the street. Needless to say,…

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Cashew Nut Cheese Spread Recipe

Lifestyle By December 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

In North America I don’t eat cheese because I have no real guarantee that the animal was living in a healthy, happy environment and was not treated poorly. I don’t want to eat abusive energy into my body, I am also lactose intolerant so more often than not, cheese just does not agree with me. However, I do love the…

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Juicy Content: Coconuts 101 (health benefits, how to consume them, creative uses… and more, in a nutshell)

Health, Lifestyle By December 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I somehow knew that Brazil would be the perfect place for me to face my fruit fear, a phobia that has stayed with me since my infancy and only in recent years have I began to explore my fruity palette. It wasn’t until I was in Buenos Aire 2011 that I actually willingly at my first strawberry (very slowly) nibble…

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Home-Made Healthy Alfajores (Inspired by Argentina)

Lifestyle, Travel By December 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Upon my last little visit to my beloved Argentina I found myself in an interesting position. It was the first time I’ve really been there and was extra conscious about what I ate. I never really ate much meat there, but I did really enjoy the Argentine Dulce de Leche. When in Argentina (or anywhere really) I like to embrace…

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Sweet Chia Seed Pudding Topped off with Fruit

Health, Lifestyle By December 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Here’s a sweet change for your breakfast routine. This is a Superfood Specialty that is easy to make and sooooo good for you.   Since I’m traveling in Buenos Aires at the moment, and now that I’m vegan and an active fitness model I don’t do the typical desayuna which includes cafe con leche y media lunas (sweet croissants and coffee with milk)….

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Creamy Vegan Chocolat Chaud

Lifestyle By November 29, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

One of my favourite memories about my visit in Paris was sitting on a patio with my friend who was travelling with me and we were sipping on a glass of white French wine, when two guys at the next table began to chat with us. We eventually joined tables and I couldn’t take my eyes of the chocolat chaud…

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Peppermint Infused Protein Packed (Vegan) Brownies

Health, Lifestyle By August 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I made these decadent Peppermint Infused Black Bean and Quinoa Brownies the other day for my Sexy Flexy class because I like to provide a healthy snack and if possible protein after a 2-hour full-body stretch class since it’s a pretty intense workout for the muscles. It also gives me an opportunity to try out new recipes, or at least…

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Post-Fitness Protein Fix

Health, Lifestyle, Recipes By July 19, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 7 Comments

Things have been really crazy lately, even more so than usual but I’m making some real positive changes, growing my business, expanding my network and also my impact potential To keep my energy up, I need to get lots of exercise and so I’m like a whirlwind when I get busy because I boost my energy by increasing my workouts, but with constant…

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