Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Vega Shake & Go Smoothie Review

I have a shake every morning for breakfast,  I have a shake after a work out and sometimes for a snack instead of eating a bowl of chips I have....a shake.   When you make a shake there are endless possibilities of what goes in it.  That can be a great thing or if your counting calories it can be a bad thing.

I got to try the Vega Shake & Go Smoothie for the first time this last week.
 Vega Shake & Go Smoothie

Each smoothie is 100 Calories, 2 servings of veggies, 2500 ml Omega 3,6,9 and 11g protein.
They come in 4 flavors. The Choc-a-lot which was great I wished I had mixed it with some skim milk to make chocolate milk but I wasn't thinking :) I also tried the Tropical Tango.  I was surprisingly full after and not still wanting something else to eat.

The main thing I love about this is that its vegan and only 100 calories.  For someone who counts everything they eat its nice knowing I can keep one of these in my purse or gym bag and have it with out feeling guilty after.  Its extremely convenient as well.

These will definitely be a staple in my house now :)   They are great!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

***Fit Lips Review & Giveaway*** CLOSED

Fit lips is 100% natural Canadian-made lip balm.  It was created in the kitchen by the owner Fernanda Lazzoro then brought to a lab in Vancouver to make her dream come true.  The tin containers are 100% recyclable as well and can be re-used as mini storage containers :)

They come in vanilla, peppermint and unscented.  All which are fabulous but my personal favorite is the peppermint.   I brought them to work with me for the girls to try and they all loved them.  Its smooth, and not goopy at all and it leaves your lips feeling really smooth instead of dry after like some other balms. They also work well with other lip products.


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Friday, 5 August 2011

Blue Berry Recovery Smoothie

Blue Berry Recovery Smoothie

.5 C frozen blueberry's
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 C skim milk
1 scoop glutamine
.25 C raw oatmeal
Water if you like it not as thick. 

Makes 1 smoothie
Calories per smoothie 335
Takes 5 mins to make.

Why this is so good for an after work out power drink?

During an intense workout the glutamine levels in your muscles are depleted.  Since glutamine is the most common amino acid in your muscles it is important to refuel after a strenuous work out.  Adding glutamine into a shake with in 30 mins of exercise can help restore strength, stamina and recovery times.  It also helps your body metabolize fat and build new muscles.

Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Roasted Asparagus With Poached Egg

Roasted Asparagus With Poached Egg
2 pounds asparagus
4 eggs
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp white vinegar

Lay asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, balsamic and season with salt and pepper.
Bake at 450 for 15 mins.
Poach 4 eggs.
If you dont know how to poach an egg (like me until yesterday) this is a helpful vid:
How to poach an egg

Divide asparagus onto 4 plates.  Place on egg over each bunch and sprinkle with parm.

Takes 25 mins
Makes 4 servings
Calories: 210

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Oneka Elements Review

 I received a bottle of the lavender shampoo, conditioner and body wash.  I am allergic to most body washes and know within half an hour after showering weather I can use it again or not.  So I showered right away and was more than happy that I had no reaction.

Ive fried my hair in the last few months using at home hair dye in an attempt to save some money.  Ive tried several shampoos since December to try to make my hair soft again.  Normally after I shampoo my hair and I go to use conditioner its like I'm rubbing conditioner into a bail of hay.  I used the shampoo and rinsed it out and my hair was actually soft.  After conditioning it and drying it my hair was smooth, soft and actually felt lighter than it has in the past few months even though I'm long over due for a hair cut! And... I could still smell a hint of lavender.

I could do with out the fact that my scalp gets flaky this time of year.  I usually buy a certain conditioner that costs $35 to treat it.  I have had a completely flake free scalp since  using this shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is safe on colored hair which is important because 80% of women color their hair these days! They are also safe for kids as they are very gentle. 

I love the fact that the products are made with 100% biodegradable ingredients so we aren't polluting the water when we use them.  The smell is great.  Its not a chemically altered smell, its refreshing and natural just like a lavender plant. The products are made in Canada and are made with Certified Organic extracts.  Being a vegetarian I love the fact that they are vegan friendly!

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Monday, 25 July 2011

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa 
1 mango - diced
3 tbsp cilantro - chopped
1 jalapeno - diced
Juice from half a lemon
Juice from 1 lime
2 tbsp red onion

Mix all together, add in lemon and lime juice and let sit in fridge for at least 30 mins.
This is a simple, healthy recipe which is great over a bbq salmon!

Takes 10 mins to make.
8 servings.
Calories: 23

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Stainless Steel Water Bottle ***GIVEAWAY***

 * The bottle in this giveaway is Pink*

Karscot Distributors is a company on Vancouver island who supply's wholesale stainless steel water bottles made from 100% recycled and reusable products to minimize all the plastic water bottles going into our landfills each year.   All Bottles are BPA free. 
Karscot does pad printing and screen printing on the bottles for company's or special events.
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Corn Salad

Corn Salad
3 cups corn
1 c diced red onion
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp red pepper flakes
1/2 c cilantro chopped

1. Put olive oil, garlic and onion in frying pan and heat on med heat.  Cook for 3-4 mins until onions are soft.
2. Add corn, cilantro and red pepper flakes, mix well.  Cook until corn is heated through.

See, wasnt that easy?  You can serve hot or put in fridge for 30 mins and serve cold.

This recipe can be used as a main dish and serve over mixed greens as a salad or as a smaller portion side dish.

Takes 15 mins to make and makes 4 side dish servings.
Calories per serving: 126

Friday, 15 July 2011

Why Stretch After A Work Out?

The first time I got asked to go to Yoga I said "No way I'm not flexible!" the lady who asked me laughed and said "neither am I that's why I go!!!"  The first few months of my weight loss journey I never stretched once.  Maybe if I was super sore Id throw my leg on the side of the bath tub and lean forward for 1.2 seconds and call it a night but other than that I just didn't know why I had to.   Now I stretch after every work out and through out the day.

Why Stretch?
Stretching prevents injury
Increases preformance
Increases or maintains flexibility
Offsets muscle soreness or stiffness after working out
Reduced muscle tension
Increased movements in your joints
Increased blood circulation

Basic stretching rules:
  • Stretch slowly and with control
  • No bouncing
  • No pain
  • Don't compare your flexibility with others
  • The key is to relax
  • Breathing should be slow, rhythmical. Don't hold breath.
  • Hold only stretch tensions that feel good  
So next time you do some physical activities take an extra 5-10 mins and do your muscles a favor and stretch them out! 

    Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

    Tuesday, 12 July 2011

    Home Remedies 4 Mosquito Bites

    The sun took its sweet time coming out this year.  Its July and I'm finally able to wear the new shorts I bought 3 months ago.  I love the summer for many reasons; bbq's, longer days, going for walks to the gelato shop, hanging out with friends on the deck, you know... all the fun summer things.  Last weekend after spending a few hours outside at a bbq I woke up with mosquito bites all over my ankles and then the itching began...  Here are a few home remedies for those of you who feel like me.

    Dab the bite!  With what you may ask... oh... there's many household items you can dab with:
    Rubbing alcohol, nail polish, tooth paste, mouth wash, vinegar, deodorant,  honey, etc.

    Tea?  Take a tea bag and make tea, this wont soothe the itch but using the tea bag as a hot compress over the bite will.

    Make a Paste.
    Salt & water.  Vinigar & water.  Baking soda & water. Mix together and rub over the bite.

    Clean yourself.  
    Have a hot bath with Epsom salts or baking soda.
    Take a bar of dry soap and rub it over the bite.  Apparently this works wonders.  Just make sure its dry and your skin is dry.

    Then there's the usual: 
    Calamine lotion, tiger balm, gold bond cream, after bite, vicks vapo rub, orajel, etc.

    Feeling fruity?
    Rub lemon or lime juice into the bite.  Id imagine this would sting.  Or take a lemon or lime and cut it in half, use it to rub over the itchy bite.  This also works with the inside of a banana peel.

    Monday, 11 July 2011

    Portobello Bruchetta Burgers

    Bruchetta Portobello Burgers:
    2 large tomatoes diced and seeded
    2 tbsp low cal mayo
    1/2 C shredded mozza
    1 tsp dried sweet basil
    1/2 C minced red onion
    2 portobello mushrooms stemmed
    2 "thin" buns
    1 tbsp olive oil
    Paper Towel

    1.Mix the first 5 together and put in the fridge for 30 mins or so.
    If baking preheat the oven to 350.
    2.Place mushrooms in baking dish and brush with olive oil, cook for 5 mins, remove from oven.
    3.Take the bruchetta mixture and fill both mushroom caps, return to oven and cook for another 12-15 mins. Place "burger" in the bun and enjoy! Make sure you have your paper towel handy because these guys are messy!!!

    Tomatoes are one of the top anti-oxidants and even if you don't usually like them the sweet basil in this recipe changes the flavor!

    This recipe makes 2 servings
    Each "burger" is 368 Calories.

    Saturday, 9 July 2011

    Top 5 Exercises with no equipment

    Excuses.  I hear them in all forms from all sorts of people.  They all suck.  One I hear a lot is "I cant afford it"  So I'm writing out the first 5 exercises I would choose for someone who has not a lot of time and "cant afford it"  These are steps you can do at home, in the park or basically anywhere you feel comfortable.  Ive attached videos to each one for those of you who don't know how to do them :) 

    1. Squats. I couldn't do one of these to save my life until I watched a you-tube tutorial on how to do it. Squats work your thighs, hamstrings, butt and hips. Squats build core strength and increase the strength in your legs.  Start with doing 12 or 15

    How to do a squat

    2. Lunges.  Another leg exercise that works glutes, quads and hamstrings.  This one requires balance. Make sure your knee's are at a 90 degree angle before you start.  Start by doing 12 or 15

    How to do a lunge

    3. Plank.  This exercise builds endurance in both your back and your abs as well as stabilizing your muscles. Start off by holding it as long as possible.  Once you know your starting time you know what to work from.

    How to do a plank

    4. Push-ups. Working the pecs, triceps and deltoids the push-up is good for people in all levels of fitness.  If your just starting up don't worry about doing it on your toes, drop to your knees and make sure your form and posture is correct.  Start by doing as many as you can on your toes, then drop to your knee's hopefully between the 2 you can do 10

    How to do a push-up

    5. Mountain Climbers.  This cardio exercise brings up your heart rate while challenging your legs and core.  Instead of counting reps for something like this I like (well I actually hate it but...) to do it for 60 seconds.

    How to do a mountian climber

    Now start from the beginning and do it again :) Dont forget to drink water and breathe!

    Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

    Thursday, 7 July 2011

    Greek CousCous Stuffed Peppers

    A Delicious low calorie vegetarian main dish!

    Greek CousCous Stuffed Peppers
    4 Bell peppers
    1/2 Cup whole wheat couscous
    1 can chickpeas
    1 med onion - diced
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1tsp sweet basil or oregano
    1/2 cup feta
    2 handfuls spinach
    2 small tomatoes - diced 

    1. Cook CousCous as directed.
    2. Cut Peppers in half and remove the seeds.  Place in microwave safe dish cut side down. Add 1/2 inch water to dish and cook on high for 4-6 mins or until fully steamed and soft.  Remove from microwave and let cool down.
    3. Rinse and drain chickpeas and place in a bowl.  Take a fork and mash the peas until half are mashed and half are whole.  Mix with couscous, diced tomato and feta.
    4. Put oil in frying pan and heat over med heat.  Add onion and cook for 4 mins, add basil, stir, add spinach and cook until wilted. Add in the chick pea mixture and cook for a few mins til everything is mixed together and heated through.
    5. Spoon couscous mixture into peppers evenly and serve while warm.

    This makes 4 servings.  Total time is 40 mins.
    Calories: 340
    Fat: 11g
    Protein: 14g
    Fiber: 11g
    Carbs: 48g

    Wednesday, 6 July 2011

    Baking Soda Uses For Beauty

    We all  know baking soda is used to make the smell in the fridge go away or to throw into your cookie recipes but here are my top 5 favorite uses for Baking soda when it comes to your body.

    1. Cleaning your hair!
    If you use hair spray or any other product in your hair after time it can build up.  Taking your normal shampoo and mixing in some baking soda (by making a paste then using it normally) will clean your hair and get rid of all the extra junk.  When my hair was accidentally died black I did the same trick to lighten it up a bit.

    2. Brushing your teeth!
    As a kid we used to wet our tooth brush then dip it in the soda and brush.  This doesnt only clean your teeth but it whitens them too.  Its way cheaper then those white strips.

    3. Facial!
    For those with sensitive skin or just needing a good clean mix baking soda in with your face wash OR just pour some soda in your hand and add a little bit of water, mix with your finger to make a paste, rub it all over your face then rinse it off.  Your face will look and feel so much better!

    4. Bath time!
    For itchy bug bites or sunburns run a warm bath and add in baking soda, this will sooth your skin and also leaves you feeling sparkling clean.  Add in some Epsom salts and this is a natural detoxifying bath.

    5. Rough skin!
    Elbows, knees, wherever you feel your skin needs a little smoothing down make yourself the same paste that you would use to wash your face, but with out the face wash of course, and rub it into your bumpy spots while in the shower.  This should smooth away all the bumps! 

    Saturday, 2 July 2011

    Take Your Cardio Outside This Summer

    No one likes to look at the same thing day after day, (unless its that semi dorky but totally hot dude that works in the store across from you but is totally to young)... So why not take a breath of fresh air and head out on the scenic route of burning calories this summer instead of staring at the wall or the sweaty butt in front of you at the gym?

    Where I live it rains most of the year so when the sun comes out we better take advantage of it! Running outside is a great work out because unlike a tread mill the ground is uneven.  Because you don't have a belt moving under your feet you need to push yourself forward which makes more of an impact and its harder.  This helps with toning and firming those muscles you may not work while on a tread mill.

    Training for a race?  Or maybe you want to beat your speed on a timed run?  Running uphill can help improve your speed and it builds stamina so you can beat your goal.  It also burns more calories since its harder to run uphill then it is to run flat ground.  You will really work your calves, glutes, hamstrings and quads.  Basically this means you'll have a sexy bottom half!

    For a person weighing around 150 who would go for a 20 min run at a moderate pace you could burn over 200 calories in just 20 mins! Even if you can’t run for 20 mins straight, trade it up, run for 3 mins walk for 2.  Walking at a fast pace can burn 100 Calories in 20 mins. A girl I know started running 2 weeks ago.  So far she's lost 13 pounds!  Feeling bored this afternoon?  Take it outside!

    Friday, 1 July 2011

    Lentil Pepper Salad

    Lentil Pepper Salad:

    1 cup green lentils
     1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
    1/2 lemon juiced
    1/4-1/2 cup parsley chopped
    2 cups chopped bell peppers (any colors)
    1 cup diced cucumber
    2 tbsp feta
    1 cup snap peas chopped
    1/4 cup slivered almonds
    1 tbsp olive oil.
    Salt, pepper, garlic powder (your fav seasonings)

    1. Cook lentils as directed on package, drain, put in fridge to cool.
    2. Once cool mix tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, peas, almonds, feta and parsley in with the lentils.  Mix in seasoning, olive oil and lemon juice.  Chill for 10 mins and serve.  This is a great recipe to make extra and bring for lunch the following day.

    The recipe takes 35 mins (not including the cooling time on lentils) and makes 4 servings.
    Each serving is 287 Calories.
    Note: For some there's not enough flavor from the olive oil and seasoning, if you want to add dressing I would suggest low calorie Kraft feta Greek!  Its delish on this dish ;)

    Wednesday, 29 June 2011

    Why Yin Yoga?

    I recently met Lily who is a new yoga instructor just a few blocks from my house.  She agreed to guest post on my blog.  Its been awhile since I last did yoga but now I think I'll have to go back soon :)
    Thank you Lily!

    Yin Yoga

    Have you ever considered starting yoga, but changed your mind when you saw crazy inversions and twisting poses? Not all styles of Yoga have to be extremely physical. If you are looking for a practice that will allow you to relax and receive physical benefits at the same time, Yin might be for you.

    Yin Yoga is known as the “quiet practice” and targets much more than the muscles of the body. Traditional Yin postures are held anywhere from 2-20 minutes and target our connective tissues. A fast paced Yoga class involves active muscles and strong holds. Yin however, is a slow and relaxed class in which you are allowed and encouraged to relax the entire body while in the posture. Studies have shown that when the postures are held for more than 2 minutes and less than 20 the joints, fascia, and bones will be the main focus of the posture. This doesn't mean that any yoga pose can be safely held for such long periods of time. There are only a handful of poses that are safe, the majority of them being seated, and new Yogi's should try a guided Yin class at a studio or gym.

    Summer is a great time to start doing yoga. As we try to get outside and enjoy the season, we often engage in activities that help to strengthen our muscles. Gardening, swimming, and jogging, are all examples of great exercises that we can compliment by practicing Yin. The lengthening and elongating of the tissues helps create the balance between muscular strength and flexibility that our bodies need.

    Yin has opened the door for me to experience an amazing stretch for my body while quieting the busy and heavy thoughts of my mind. You will fall in love with this practice.

    Lily Kiewitz
    RYT 200
    Epic Yoga and Fitness (Maple Ridge, B.C.)

    Monday, 27 June 2011

    Hot Peppers to burn calories

    Chili peppers are tasty in all kinds of food from tuna salad to pizza.  I try to add them to at least one dish a week not only for the spicy kick but because they suppress appetite and help burn calories.  Red chili peppers are one of the best "fat burning" foods.  The spicier the pepper, the better.

    When eating a chili it increases your core body temp which leads to the increased calorie burn.  Eating chili's, especially Cayenne peppers can reduce hunger and increase energy. The capsaicin found in Cayenne pepper speeds up your metabolism and also sheds unwanted toxins from your body.  It also can reduce blood cholesterol.

    Tuesday, 21 June 2011

    Tofu Parmigiana

    Heres a simple dish thats high in protein and fairly low in carbs.  While trying to plate the final dish I dropped mine so theres no pics of the final meal :) oops.  I was hungry and in a rush. 

    Tofu Parmigiana
    1 Package firm tofu
    1/4 cup bread crumbs
    1 tbsp Italian seasoning
    1 tsp garlic powder
    8 ounce mushrooms - sliced
    1 onion - diced
    2 cloves garlic - diced
    3/4 cup marinara sauce
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1/2 cup shredded cheese

    In shallow dish mix bread crumbs, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
    Drain tofu and cut into 4 equal sized steaks. Press tofu into bread crumb mixture and set aside.

    In frying pan mix 1 tbsp olive oil with mushrooms, garlic and onions, fry until cooked about 5-7 min.  Put in bowl and set aside.

    In the same frying pan heat the rest of the oil and place tofu steaks in the pan.  Fry for 5 mins and flip over.  Take the mushroom mixture and spoon over the steaks.  Divide marinara sauce over the steaks and sprinkle cheese over them.  Cover and cook until cheese is melted and sauce is heated through.

    This recipe takes 30 mins to make and serves 4.

    Nutritional info:
    262 calories
    16g fat
    15g carbs
    16g protein
    3f fiber

    Thursday, 16 June 2011

    Taste Of Nature **Giveaway** CLOSED

    Winner is #24.  Congrats!

    Taste of Nature donated a box of 12 organic bars to one of my readers.
    These are a tasty, healthy alternative to pack in your lunch instead of a sugary chocolate bar.  Or a good breakfast on the go.  Since I still have a few I'm throwing in another water bottle donated by my wonderful HTC rep ;)

    This contest will run from June 16 to June 29.
    The winner will be chosen by and contacted through email.  Once contacted they will have 48 hrs to get back to me with shipping address.

    How to enter: (leave separate comments for each entry please)
    Mandatory entry:
    Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment saying you do so along with your email address.

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    Blog, FB or Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to your post (2 entries so 2 comments)

    Contest Rules:
    This is open to Canadians only.

    Sunday, 12 June 2011

    Peppers and Mushrooms

    Fried Peppers and Mushrooms:
    2 red peppers, cut into long peices
    2 yellow peppers, cut into long peices
    2 cloves garlic
    15 button mushrooms cut into 4
    1tbsp olive oil
    red pepper flakes

    Heat oil and garlic in a pan for 3-5 mins, add in all other veggies and sprinkle red pepper flakes over top to taste. Cook for another 7 mins or until soft. Serve as side dish by itself, or over spinach to make a spinach salad, or over rice.

    This simple recipe takes 10 mins to make.
    The recipe can serve 2 or 4.
    Calories per serving if serving 4: 88.25

    Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    Steamed Mussels in White Wine

    Steamed Mussels in White Wine Sauce:

    2 Tbsp butter
    3/4 cup dry white wine
    3-4 cloves garlic minced
    3 pounds cleaned mussels
    1/2 cup chopped parsley
    1/2 cup chopped onion

    Heat butter in medium/large stock pot.  Once melted add garlic and onion and cook for a few mins.
    Pour in white wine, parsley and mussels, turn heat to high, cover with a lid and let steam until the mussel shells open (about 5 mins) Pour the mussels and sauce into a serving dish.  I made this with a friend at a party and we dipped french bread into the sauce. Mmmmm :)

    Great appy that serves 4.  It takes about 15 mins to make.
    Calories: 160
    Protein: 10.6g
    Carbs: 5.4g

    Friday, 3 June 2011

    *** Fitness Giveaway ***Closed

    Some fellow bloggers are doing a spring into fitness event.  I thought I would go with the theme and do a healthy giveaway.

     The prize is:
    1 large water bottle
    1 bag Hippie Chips
    1 bottle liquid Iron
    1 bottle liquid magnesium

    The hippie chips were a nice alternative for potato chips, the texture of the chip was different and I enjoyed them.

    The water bottle is so you stay hydrated and with a cute bottle its easier to remember to bring it with you so you can drink more water though out the day.

    The liquid iron and magnesium was donated to this give away by UPTOWN Health foods in Maple Ridge, BC. The staff is really knowledgeable and very nice.  This is the first place I've found vegetarian jerky too!!

    Iron is known for muscle and brain function along with several other health benefits and magnesium is needed for strong bones.

    How to win this prize:
    Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment with your email address.

    Additional entry:
    "Like" my brothers facebook page and leave a 2nd comment on here letting me know you did so:
    (If the link doesn't work let me know please)

    Rules: Contest open to Canadians only.
    The contest will end on June 10th (2011)
    A winner will be chosen through
    I will email the winner and they will have 48 hrs to reply.

    Now Closed.
    Winner is # 12.
    Sending the email now :)

    Tuesday, 31 May 2011

    Roasted Cauliflower Soup

    Roasted Cauliflower Soup:

    1 head cauliflower, cut into peices
    1 onion cut into wedges
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    4 cups veggie broth
    1 large potato cubed (or a large yam)
    Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Roasted red pepper flakes.
    Olive oil

    Preheat oven to 400.  Mix the cauliflower with red pepper flakes and olive oil and bake on baking sheet for 15 min.  Add onion and garlic and cook until soft (Another 20 mins).  Stir every 10 min.

    Heat broth and potato in a pot, bring to a boil and reduce, add cauliflower when its cooked through.  Add paprika, salt and pepper.  Puree half the mixture in batches and add back in with the rest of the soup.  I prefer a chunky soup so thats why I only pureed half, if you like a smooth soup puree the whole thing.

    Cauliflower is a great source of fiber and will help clean your digestive system.  This recipe is so low in calories and takes so delicious you can have a second bowl with out the guilt :)
    This recipe takes 1hr and serves 4.
    Calories: 45
    Protein: 2g
    Carbs: 10g
    Fiber: 2g