High Protein Hot Chocolate – 2 ways

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I felt this post was appropriate because the super cold weather we’re getting in Toronto lately has me craving warm and comforting foods. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still eat ice cream in the dead of winter but sometimes you don’t want to put on a big sweater and thick socks just to get your sweet fix. This is a high protein hot chocolate recipe I’ve been enjoying.  Growing up, I always loved coming inside to a warm cup of hot chocolate after playing in the snow or helping to shovel the driveway (for about 5 minutes). You know, one of the pre-made mixes with the tiny hard marshmallows. I’m pretty sure I liked the idea of it more than the actual taste because I would almost never finish it, which is saying something coming from the kid who used to put white sugar on her ice cream.    
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Get your smoothie on!

 
It seems like everyone and their grandma has heard of healthy smoothies. With more public awareness about the benefits of healthy eating, people are starting to care more about what they’re putting into their bodies and healthy foods are becoming much more mainstream. Smoothies have become very popular and with good reason; they’re super nutritious and delicious and take just minutes to make. They’re also very portable so you have no excuse to grab that greasy breakfast sandwich on your way to work.
 
Smoothies are a great way to add a lot of nutrient-dense foods into your diet without having to eat endless salads. They can easily be made into nutrition powerhouses, packed with antioxidants, fibre, vitamins, and minerals and they mask flavours very well so if you’re not a huge fan of ‘healthy tasting’ foods, you can still easily get them into your diet.  Add in some healthy fats and a good protein powder and you have yourself a well-rounded meal. Making your diet more healthy doesn’t have to be scary. A great way to start is by swapping out one less-than healthy meal for a green smoothie every day and see how you’ll start to feel more awesome and energized.

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Big on taste, not your waist – 3 recipes for healthy and refreshing summer drinks

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Summer is upon us and there’s nothing better on a hot day than enjoying a nice cold, refreshing beverage. Instead of popping over to the convenience store or the coffee shop, why not make your own summer treat? If you’re trying to watch your calorie intake, one of the best ways is to limit (or cut out) sugar-laden drinks. Most of them don’t offer much nutritional value and even seemingly healthy drinks, like juices, can pack a surprising number of calories without filling you up. 

Want a summer drink that’s refreshing, delicious, and low in calories? Here are 3 easy and delicious drink options that are both waistline and wallet friendly.
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