How To Make Your Own Sauerkraut in a Jar!
with Berthalila Avila, Private Chef and Nutritional Health Coach
The Bodytree team are big fans of Sauerkraut! It’s packed with vitamins, fibre and probiotics, aids digestion and helps combat inflammation. Why not make your own?
Curried Sweet Potato Red Lentil Soup
with Mira, co-owner of Nectar, Bodytree’s in house juice bar
This modern take on a lentil soup is a perfect to keep you warm on our short winter. A great gut healthy addition to this soup would be bone broth, see how to include this amazing ingredient to boost the health benefits of this simple soup.
Recipe: Ultimate Acai Bowl
by Suzan Terzian, Certified Nutritionist, Health & Wellness Consultant
A great way to enjoy a plant based breakfast is to make yourself a smoothie bowl. My all time favorite smoothie bowl is the infamous Acai bowl. I absolutely LOVE it!
Acai berries are mostly grown in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. These dark-purple berries pack a nutrient punch with their antioxidant properties, with health benefits such as increased energy levels, a boosted immune system, and improved skin and nails.
However did you know that many bowls offered at different restaurants are loaded with sugar, making this healthy dish a lot less healthy?
Recipe: Creamy Vegan PB & J Swirl Ice cream
by Mira Naaman Iskandar, Co Owner of Nectar
Summer is wrapping up! Long summer days intertwined with ice cream and sun kissed skin fade as the fall enters with new goals, clean living and cooler months. In honour of summer days and getting back on track, my “go-to ice cream” is this creamy, vegan, peanut butter and jam creation. Peanut butter reminds me a fall and the back to school routine… what better way to celebrate it with a fun play with this treat. The texture of this “nice-cream” surprises me every time, its lusciously velvet, smooth texture will have you ditch the processed, sugar heavy dairy ice creams for this versatile blend. Have fun with the toppings and create your own signature blends.
- 3 frozen bananas (chopped before freezing)
- 1 Tablespoon non-dairy milk (almond or coconut milk)
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 T creamy natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon cocoa nibs
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon roasted peanuts (chopped)
Five Simple Ways to Torch those Summer Calories
with Anissa Lickrish, Co-Creator of BTB and Dance Teacher at Bodytree
Welcome back to Bodytree after a well deserved break. If your summer was anything like mine there was a giant record scratch on diet goals. Hopefully all that cheese, bread, ice-cream and, possibly, wine were amazing. But it is time for us to get back to reality!
Now that it’s September, the timing is perfect for a healthy lifestyle reset.
Here are my top 5 tips to get us all back on track!
The Truth About: FAT
A conversation with Nadia Sehweil, co-founder of Bodytree & co-owner of Nectar and Suzan Terzian, Certified Nutritionist, Health & Wellness Consultant
Nutrition is an ever evolving science and we know that for years people have been bombarded with confusing and contradictory information telling you to avoid fats, that they are bad for your health and lead to many negative health consequences. Meanwhile, the low-fat and non-fat food industry grew and became the norm, while levels of heart disease, obesity and blood cholesterol increased.
So while everyone was eating less fat in an effort to get healthy, the result was the opposite due to the high carbohydrate content of these low fat products. Today we would like to end this fear associated with eating fat. Eating less fat has not led to better health, so let’s change this perspective and reconcile our relationship with fat that seems to have taken a wrong turn in the midst of all the false information out there. So let’s have an honest conversation about GOOD FATS!
Bone Broth: How to Make It and Why It’s Good
By Cecilia Rubio
I have been studying a lot about functional medicine lately and one of the things I learned and wanted to share with you is the benefits of bone broth. There are 4 very important reasons you should be drinking bone broth every day.
Change Your Eating Habits through Mindfulness
By Joelle Beyrouthy
If you are among the many thousands of people striving to lose weight and lead healthier lifestyle; who every year set resolutions to exercise and eat well, you may feel encouraged to learn that something else might also help and may be the secret ingredient to a healthier lifestyle: mindfulness.