Healthy recipes for busy lives & my 3 steps to success

Healthy recipes for busy lives & my 3 steps to success

Yes, we are busy, but we can still eat healthy! I know first hand that cooking healthy meals can be difficult on a busy schedule, reason why I dedicate my work to this very cause and I am happy to say that I have cracked the code of being healthy while busy and I want to share it with you, so you can also experience the same level of success. 

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More from Less - the Abundant Minimalism experiment

More from Less - the Abundant Minimalism experiment

It is interesting to me that we can overfill our lives with stuff and not even realize it. My husband and I have faced some financial changes in the last few years together. The intuitive part of me knows we will always be provided, but the logical part of my mind does not want to take any chances. The funny thing is that my need to control my environment is often what makes the process seem hard, when in fact, it is not.  

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How to make Kombucha - fermented goodness

How to make Kombucha - fermented goodness

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink near and dear to my heart. It is a source of probiotics (if fermented correctly) and it is a great replacement for sparkling sugary drinks. I brew mine at home, usually let it go a little longer than most to make it stronger and I consume about 1/4 to 1/2 cup a day for its benefits to healthy digestion. Like every new trend, there is already some contradictions when it comes to Kombucha, so here is my take on this awesome drink. 

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DIY Kid-safe Aromatherapy Play Dough

DIY Kid-safe Aromatherapy Play Dough

Growing up I loved play dough and I remember using it to make fake food from a young age. I guess my love for cooking started early! I also believe that play dough is a great learning tool for kids, but if the so called non-toxic ones contain hard to find ingredient lists, artificial fragrances and preservatives, making it not as safe as we think. 

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Minimalism - a simpler life

Minimalism - a simpler life

Minimalism is now a trend, but the principle had a place in my heart even before it was cool. Stuff (the best way to simply define the accumulation of material things) has energy and very quickly it can make a room feel heavy, cluttered and uncomfortable. I am particularly sensitive to messy spaces and unused things not fulfilling their purpose, so one day I decided to go on a 3-day journey that changed the way I shopped, organized and felt around my home.  

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High-Protein Chocolate Ice Cream - the perfect excuse!

High-Protein Chocolate Ice Cream - the perfect excuse!

Yes you heard me right, this is a protein-packed healthy ice cream that will leave you satisfied and healthy! It is full of vitamin C, anti-oxidants, good fats and it tastes delicious! Ice cream is probably the one I've struggled to give up until I discovered this recipe. I sometimes feel like a little chocolate sweetness in the days leading up to my period and this recipe hits the spot! It is so creamy, even though dairy-free, that most people don't even know it is made with.... wait for it.... tofu! 

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3-Ingredient Natural Bug Spray for Busy Lives

3-Ingredient Natural Bug Spray for Busy Lives

I love summer time, but  mosquitoes love me too. I am usually that one person that gets all the love, while no one else seems to have a single mosquito bite. I need to wear a god bug spray to even go out to my deck for 5 minutes!! So yes, this is something I take very seriously.

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Why to wear menstrual cups – my personal experience

Why to wear menstrual cups – my personal experience

I decided to write this article after talking to a few friends about menstrual cups. I have been using one for almost half a year now (wish I had discovered them sooner!), and after asking friends if they had tried one, to my surprise, I got 2 types of responses. They either said no because they were somehow intimidated by the concept or yes after a long period of anxiety. The “no” people were curious and the yes people were very pleased once they actually went through the process.  

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Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream - because I like ice cream

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream - because I like ice cream

Ice cream is probably the one treat that I cannot live without! The only time I am actually okay giving it up is during the first 3 days of my period, when I avoid anything cold. I have two favorite ice cream flavours, chocolate nut butter swirl and creamy strawberry, so in order to be able to have them as an occasional treat, I created healthy, naturally Re-invented versions!  

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Did you know you could use coconut for that?!!

Did you know you could use coconut for that?!!

Fractionated coconut oil has may uses and applications, from clean-beauty to natural bug sprays. But its benefits go well beyond personal body care. Coconut oil can also be used around the house, proving to be one of the most versatile ingredients of all times.  

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Washing produce the natural way

Washing produce the natural way

This is a super simple solution to unnecessary chemicals and makes food prep a lot quicker. I have been using this recipe for many years now and the addition of essential oils started to happen in 2015. If you don't have high grade essential oils, I recommend using an actual lemon (1/2 freshly squeezed) as it will also do the job.

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Green cleaning with citrus - whaaat?!

Green cleaning with citrus - whaaat?!

Green Cleaning has become the norm in our homes for many years. One day, after walking into a local store and seeing all the (real) green options available, I remember coming back to the car feeling overwhelmed (and almost angry for not knowing such a world existed!). After going home and doing tons of research, I started to change everything to more natural options. Today, I am proud to say I took it a step further and started making my own cleaning products, mostly using the ingredients below and DoTerra citrus essential oils. I know they are safe for my family, inexpensive, effective and good for the planet.

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Toxin-free Beauty, all you need is coconut

Toxin-free Beauty, all you need is coconut

As David Suzuki's Foundation have said, many of the ingredients in beauty products these days aren't so pretty! They explain that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products in the US alone are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Hormonal imbalance is a real issue that affects many women, so adding tons of chemicals to our skin daily, in the form of beauty care products does not help.

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Making broth - soup from the heart

Making broth - soup from the heart

I love making broth and even though I have made both broth before, veggie broths are my go to. I love how much flavour they add to sauces and soups and how many nutrients it can add to a dish. One of the ways I love to enjoy it is as a starter to a nice meal. Simply add some chopped sea weed for some extra iodine, some tilted greens and grated veggies and you got yourself a nice treat. 

This Liquid Gold, as some like to call it, is a lot easier to make than one may think.

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The Best Natural Shave - Gender Neutral Solutions

The Best Natural Shave - Gender Neutral Solutions

Shaving can be hard on the skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. Also, the lack of readily available good quality natural shaving creams makes doing so even more difficult. This is an area that I have personally looked for natural ready to purchase solutions for a long time with no success. 

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