Feb 012017
 

raw snickersThe Ultimate Raw Snickers Bar

When I was growing up, Snickers was one of my favourites and if you’ve read about my sugar addiction in Cookie Dough in the Dark, you will understand why The Skinny on Chocolate is so important to me. I love having some “sweetness” in my life but the other stuff was slowly killing me. This is a yummmmmmy addition to my lifestyle of shifting to healthier choices.

So as you start to wind up for another Valentine’s Day, check out this great recipe and the other 10 included!!  Do you want the Skinny on Chocolate? Mark Monday February 13th on your calendar and join The Skinny on Chocolate Workshop.  Continue reading »

Jul 142016
 

Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber Dill SaladThis is a POTLUCK FAV!!!  This is requested every time I go to a Potluck. The dill gives it the most amazing taste and the dressing is so tasty and pure that your taste buds will be dancing for JOY!

Before we dive deeper into making this…

We all want to be healthy and feel more amazing, right? 

The truth is, it can be confusing to know where to begin.   When we feel overwhelmed, it’s easy to give up even before we’ve started.  I know how it goes because I’ve been there before too!

The top 3 goals I hear most often from my clients are:

  • feeling better
  • losing weight
  • having more energy

If you felt better, had more energy and reached your ideal weight, you would probably feel like a new version of yourself, right?

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Jun 122016
 

How To Make A Busy Mama Grab N’ Go Smoothie Pack

Grab n go ShamrockJust when you thought making smoothies couldn’t get any easier!!

  1. Find a recipe you like such as the Basic Green Smoothie or Shamrock Mint Shake and buy the ingredients.
  2. Buy freezer bags with a spot to write the Smoothie Name and any other instructions you may need.
  3. Put the dry ingredients of the smoothie into the freezer bag. You can make flax cubes and almond butter cubes too or you can add these ingredients when you make the smoothie.
  4. Seal it up and freeze it. Make as many Busy Mama Grab n’ Go Smoothie Packs as you’d like. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
  5. When you are ready to make a smoothie. Take it out of the freezer, put it in your blender or Vitamix with the remaining ingredients. Blend and serve. Delicious.
  6. You can also make your own flax/chia cubes (pictured here) or Almond Butter, vanilla, cacao nib cubes.

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May 252016
 

Post Exercise Nutritionbusy mama juggle

The precise nutritional choices before, during and after a workout depend upon what activity you did, for you long and at what intensity. It can also depend on what your goals are!

To keep this simple, refueling after a workout is a smart idea. It is the best time to eat any starchy carbohydrates because your glycogen stores have been reduced (glycogen is a major fuel source during a workout). Having a green smoothie with protein is a great option or a sweet potato and a protein choice. Continue reading »

May 082016
 

Smoothie Money Saving Tip

I love having an abundance of green in my fridge! But sometimes I can’t eat it fast enough! That’s when I discovered that I can freeze everything.

When you have a bounty of greens in your vegetable garden, use this technique to enjoy the greens all year long (bye bye, waste). Continue reading »

Apr 172016
 

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

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When you are shifting away from sugar these are a great addition to your diet. I used to eat cookie dough by the handfuls (butter, sugar, flour), but now these tasty wholefoods, raw treats do the trick!

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw organic almond butter (or any combo of a nut butter..except peanut)
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, organic
  • 5-8 pitted medjool dates (depends on your desired level of sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or liquid vanilla
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground chia or flax seeds for added fibre boost

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Mar 282016
 

Getting off the Sugar

This is one of the most frequently asked questions I am asked. How can I stop eating sugar?

Many people think because they are not eating “candy” that they are not eating sugar. That’s not TRUE. Sugar lurks everywhere and we are eating & drinking way too much of it.

Besides the obvious – sugar and anything ending in “ose” or artificial sweeteners or anything sweet (expect stevia – which is an herb). You’re an intelligent person – you know where sugar is!!! Breads, pasta, juice, pop, alcohol, pastries, muffins, packaged & prepared foods, oatmeal, chips, potatoes, some fruits and veggies, condiments and on & on (just in case I left any out). Continue reading »

Feb 232016
 

Winter 3 Day Body Replenisher

antioxidant potassium BMD 3 day detox soup

Winter detoxing is a little different than a Spring detox. At this time of year your body is craving warmth which requires eating warmer foods and we are typically hungrier. However, when we eat more, we keep our bodies in a continual digesting mode which takes energy away from detoxing and other necessary functions and makes us more vulnerable to getting sick.

So how can we make the most of detoxing in the winter cooler months?

  1. Wear warmer clothing and wear socks as energy leaves through our extremities.
  2. Take hot showers or baths
  3. Have Infra-red sauna sessions
  4. Cozy up with a great book or herbal tea in front of the fire
  5. Trade in your cooler smoothies for warming broths and soups
  6. To further activate detoxification do hot/cold hydrotherapy. When you are in the shower do 1 minute hot to 30 seconds warm or cold for a few minutes. Have a hot tub? Get in and then out, in and out!!!
  7. Drink water at room temperature.
  8. Warm detox lemonade to start your day
  9. Include warming spices in your meals, cinnamon, cloves, ginger etc.
  10. Enjoy the Antioxidant-Potassium Broth and this 3 Day Winter Detox developed by Busy Mama Detox

 Three Day Winter Busy Mama Detox

Listen to your body and feed it when you are hungry. You decide how much food you need based on your activity level & your goals. See Food and the Chakras section at the end to further deepen your connection to your energy (vibration)…those reading the blog..please email me tanya@moveyourbody.ca  for your complimentary PDF copy including all recipes and chakra information.

 

Day One

Upon rising

Glass of room temperature water

Glass of warm detox lemonade

Mug of herbal tea

Breakfast

Chai Gingerbread Shake

Snack

Mug of herbal tea

Detox Lemonade

Lunch

Antioxidant-Potassium Broth

Snack

Mug of herbal tea

Dinner

Kale & Sweet Potato Warming Salad with Almond Sauce

Snack

Almond Turmeric Latte
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Feb 042016
 

Various raw treats3 Ingredient Chocolate Turtles by Leanne Vogel

Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free

Serves: 12

This no bake recipe is super simple and super delicious. For step by step photos, please click on her link below.

  • 6 medjool dates, cut in half lengthwise with pit removed
  • ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips, melted
  • 48 raw pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Cut medjool dates in half lengthwise and remove pits.
  2. Shape each piece into a circle with your fingers. The dates should be squishy enough that this will be really, really easy to do.
  3. Lay the date circles on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, sticky side up.
  4. Press 4 pecan halves into the center of the date circles, fanning them out to look like a flower.
  5. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or saucepan with a bowl over top.
  6. Spoon ½ teaspoon of melted chocolate into the middle of the fan of pecans. Flip the turtle over and press down gently so that the chocolate touches the parchment paper.
  7. Repeat with remaining date circles and place in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden. You can keep the chocolate warm my placing back in the hot water bath.
  8. Drop each turtle into the melted chocolate and move around until it’s back is covered. Remove from the bowl and place back on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining and let cool in the freezer for 10 minutes for the chocolate to harden.

 mre-TheKetoBeginning-300x250_01Want more great recipes from Healthful Pursuits...click here….

Source: http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2012/12/3-ingredient-chocolate-turtles/

Thin is in, but FAT is where it’s at…getting healthy fats into your diet will:

cause your blood sugars to stay stable (the hormone glucagon is secreted) and your body enters FAT BURNING mode. The hormone glucagon moves fat from storage and therefore will be used as energy thus shrinking your fat cells. Fat from storage=burned fat=weight loss/stability.

Want more info on healthy fats…click here 

Why consume coconut oil or MCT oil…find out here

tanya1Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She has coached and trained many clients over the decades. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.