The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate

I love chocolate. If I had to live on one flavour forever, I feel like I'd be perfectly content choosing chocolate. Loving chocolate and craving chocolate are not the same creature. For the first week of World Vegan Month, I've been focusing on plant protein and how to get enough. Now I'm going to take … Continue reading The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate

LoveBites: Strawberry PB&J Nice Cream [Recipe Post]

This. Was. SO. Good. Healthy, homemade, low-sugar, high-protein frozen yogourt! Strawberry PB&J Nice Cream 🍨 1 cup frozen sliced strawberries 🍨 enough unsw cashew milk to not quite cover the berries (about 2/3 cup - tbh I didn't measure, I poured to the 250ml line with the berries!) 🍨 1/2 serving Prairie Naturals cafe caramel … Continue reading LoveBites: Strawberry PB&J Nice Cream [Recipe Post]

[Recipe Post] Cafe Brunch Smoothie Bowl

Sunday mornings are for smoothie bowl brunches! This chocolate peanut butter one features fresh market raspberries and Hippie Mylk's new oat milk from the Westboro farmers' market! In the smoothie base: - 1 banana - 1 cup Hippie Mylk oat milk - 1 serving Prairie Naturals cafe caramel rice protein - 1 serving Botanica chocolate greens … Continue reading [Recipe Post] Cafe Brunch Smoothie Bowl

[Recipe Post] Lion’s Mane Brain Power Slushy

Who loves lion's mane? This girl! I'm excited to try this drink mix from Botanica Health! Have you tried it? Lion's mane is a mushroom that's considered nootropic - great for brain function. It may help boost focus and concentration, and may even help with nerve healing! I love it for heavy work days when … Continue reading [Recipe Post] Lion’s Mane Brain Power Slushy

What I’ve Learned Camping on Plants

My first experiences with camping date back to when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old, at my uncle’s cottage in the country. I remember being carsick on the way there, Sam the stuffed Basset hound in my fists, and my elder cousin, a wise 7-year-old, telling me there were snakes under the bridge and … Continue reading What I’ve Learned Camping on Plants

LoveBites: Seed Cycling

Seed cycling! Who's doing it? Who wants to know more about it? This is one of many tools in your arsenal for helping rein in estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones involved in balancing your menstrual cycle, like testosterone, FSH, and LH. Seeds typically used for this: flax & pumpkin for days 1-14 or follicular phase; sunflower & … Continue reading LoveBites: Seed Cycling

PCOS Might Break Your Heart – What Can You Do?

February is Heart Month. What does that have to do with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) or plant-based living? Simply put, people with PCOS are at a greater risk of developing other metabolic disorders, including insulin resistance, diabetes, thyroid imbalance, and heart disease. Plant-based diets are a growing phenomenon not just for their environmental impact, but their studied … Continue reading PCOS Might Break Your Heart – What Can You Do?