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The Ultimate Holistic Athlete Sep 22, 2011

A new adventure began.  We arrived to Trinidad and Tobago and ran our first race in the scorching heat and humidity.  I swear it's more fun than it sounds!

First Race

At this first race is where we joined the ‘One A Week Hill Runners Club’ which has been an absolute one-of-a-kind...

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Almond Butter Cookies Sep 21, 2011

Who can resist a big moist cookie? I certainly cannot. This particular recipe is finger likin’ good and super easy to make! Even the kids will love it. The almond butter flavor is great, but the really wonderful thing about these is the texture.  They're thick, soft, and chewy –...

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Coconut - The Ultimate Superfood superfoods Sep 15, 2011

Welcome my Guest Blogger today, Alison Brown, Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist.

 

Derived from the Spanish and Portuguese word “coco” meaning monkey face, coconut has been used for centuries for culinary and medicinal purposes.  Specifically, what we...

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Sprouts - Nature’s Multivitamins! plant based superfoods supplements Sep 03, 2011

Beyond Vitality presented at the Trinidad and Tobago World Peace Festival at the beginning of June. It was a wonderful event! As exhibitors, we showcased raw superfoods, whole food bars, raw cereal and sprouts. I was astonished at the number of people who wanted to learn how to sprout from their...

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Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie drinks & smoothies plant based Aug 31, 2011

This flavorful and smooth drink combines three of the most nourishing tropical fruits to refresh and brighten up your day! There is nothing better than the goodness of liquified, ripe and juicy fruits to offer optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Ingredients:

1 ripe mango, diced

1...

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Super Salad Vinaigrette detox friendly plant based recipes salads & dressings Aug 18, 2011

It's easy to make your own vinaigrette to drizzle over raw leafy greens, pasta salad, steamed vegetables and anything you can imagine!  Try this nutritious olive oil and vinegar based vinaigrette on your next salad.

Ingredients:

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup Braggs Apple Cider...

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Energy Drinks = Energy Scam movement sports nutrition Aug 03, 2011
Welcome my Guest Blogger today, Drew Nathan, founder of  Vibrant Life.  He is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Iridologist. 
 
I'm sure we're all familiar with the ever-popular energy drinks: Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy, Monster, and Rockstar being the big...
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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint sustainable living Jul 30, 2011

Good day all earthlings! Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Tomorrow is EARTH DAY!  With Earth Day on Good Friday, I’m hoping we have a perfect blend of reflection, thankfulness and gesture for the...

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Age Gracefully with Proper Nutrition holistic health & nutrition home & body care Jul 21, 2011

Welcome my Guest Blogger today, Drew Nathan, founder of  Vibrant Life.  He is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Iridologist.   

Want to know the secret to looking AND feeling younger than your age? Looking for that fountain of youth?
 
Consumers spend billions of...
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Superfood Warrior Shake dairy free drinks & smoothies kid-friendly plant based recipes sports nutrition superfoods Jul 21, 2011

“Superfoods” in liquid form have become quite popular in the raw food world, and for a good reason.  You get a substantial amount of high energy foods, packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, all broken down to a smooth consistency for easy and optimal...

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Crunchy Kale Chips plant based recipes snacks Jul 20, 2011

Light and crunchy "chips" that are super nutritious and guilt free!  A great alternative to those salty chip cravings!

 

Ingredients:

1 bunch of curly organic kale (green or purple)

1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Unrefined Sea salt

 

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees....

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A Fabulous Adventure from Canada to Venezuela, and Now Trinidad! cultural & ethnic travel Jul 14, 2011

For those of you who have been wondering why one minute I’m in Canada, then Venezuela, and the next in Trinidad and Tobago, here’s is a little run through of my travels, which went from surviving the cold winters of Northern Ontario, Canada, to enduring the hot, humid heat of Puerto...

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