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What’s the first thing I do every morning before I drink my coffee, check my email or eat breakfast? I drink two giant 500 mL glasses of filtered water with a big squeeze from half of an organic lemon. If you’re worried about not drinking enough water, starting this easy daily habit ensures you get 1 litre of water into your system before you start your day! Why do I do it? The lemon alkalizes the body, aids with digestion and gives me a daily natural dose of vitamin C. I choose to use organic lemons because I usually drop it directly into my glass after squeezing it. The sheer amount of water also helps flush the system out and it wakes my body up so it can start up my metabolism.
If you don’t drink enough water everyday, this is a great habit to get you started. I continue to sip water throughout the day and aim to drink around 3 litres daily – especially on days when I workout and my body needs to stay hydrated. Water also keeps me full and staves off my sugar or salt cravings. Sometimes when we think we’re hungry – we might actually just be thirsty. Your skin will look great from all the hydration that your body is getting and you’ll feel less bloated overall. I keep a 500 mL glass Mason jar at my desk because it forces me to get up every time, take a break and refill it. (more…)
Oh summer produce…how do I love thee?
Everything seems to be ripe and ready to go this time of year and everything is on sale! I love being able to cook up some recipes that feature the best of the season. So if you are heading out to the farmers’ market, add some of these in-season picks to your list. They will be in their prime and the flavour will just shine through.
Here’s what in season for July/August and a few of my favourite recipes: (more…)
Trying to eat more fruit? What’s in your fruit salad?
Grossed out by the pre-cut melon and sour pineapple in a pre-made fruit salad? Me too. I finally got my grocery shopping act together and picked out a pile of fruit that I actually like to eat.
You’ll need: Nectarine slices, seedless green grapes, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries or any type of fruit that you like.
Preparation: Chop everything up on a Sunday night, layer it up in a mason jar and pack it up for work and you have yourself a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack – ta da! Add a small vanilla yogurt, hard-boiled egg or a piece of cheese for some added protein.
What do you like to put in your fruit salad?