Category: Healthy

We are constantly on the search for a healthy lifestyle. Follow us as we try to find the best tips and tricks to keep us healthy.


Simple Green Smoothie Recipe

Amy from Renegade Health Bar in Barrie shares with us her simple green smoothie recipe using her homemade almond milk.  It’s super quick and super delicious. If your kids turn their noses up because it’s green, Amy says just tell them it’s Shrek juice!! Print Simple Green Smoothie This sweet, delicious and nutritious green smoothie from Renegade Health Bar, using the Almond Milk recipe from earlier. Servings 1 Ingredients 1 cup Almond or other nut milk 1 handful Baby spinach (or favourite greens) 1 BananaContinue reading


Renegade Health Bar Almond Milk

If you caught our LIVE Facebook show, you probably had your mind blown by Amy of Renegade Health Bar in Barrie and her amazing 2 minute almond milk recipe. We sure were. She has graciously shared her recipe with us and emphasizes that ANY blender will work, you don’t need a Vitamix. Her other incredible trick is to not get a nut milk bag for $10, when you can buy a paint straining bag for about a dollar at a hardware store. She also notesContinue reading

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Natural Flu Fighting Soup Recipe

No Flu Shot? No Problem! Try This Natural Flu Fighting Soup. The flu has been nothing short of brutal this winter. Sarah’s family had it for weeks! So did my neighbours, friends, school friends, teachers and pretty much everyone around me. Husband included! I feel like I’m the last one standing this flu season. Just call me Darryl, female survivor of what can be best described as a flu version of the Walking Dead. I believe this natural flu fighting soup is the reason why IContinue reading


The Final Weigh In

We took part in the Transform in 12 program with Christina from Energy Balance, and we have to say, it’s life changing! Here’s the truth about us pre-Christina: We were yo-yo dieters… the extreme We had aches and pains EVERYWHERE We thought we were never going to be able to fit in our old clothes We gave up and wore a lot of leggings. We hated working out Now that we have gone through the program, we’re happy to report that NONE of those defineContinue reading


Healthy Holidays

Our amazing trainer, Christina from shares with us her top tips to maintain and not gain over the holidays. Here is what she advises: Portion Control:  Use the smaller plates! Fill it up and exercise self control Hydrate:  She recommends that you increase your water intake, especially before a party where you’ll be drinking. This will keep away any signs of dehydration caused by excess alcohol consumption. Fuel Up: Keep a stash of protein bars (we actually call these our secret hunger weapons), andContinue reading


Fitness Check In – The Half Way Point

Sarah and Apryl are on a fitness journey with the help of their trainer Christina from Energy Balance and today they’re checking in to see their results thus far, after six weeks! The results were very exciting.  Sarah lost 9 pounds and Apryl lost 8, both lost 10 inches! Christina says this is exactly the pace she wants them to lose, which is about 1 pound per week. The program is a 12 minute HIIT workout and Christina has them on a food combining mealContinue reading


Healthy Beginnings

We have started a health journey! Yeah, we know, you’ve heard that before. We start something that will make us healthier, only to fail miserably weeks…or days later.  That’s why we are so excited to have Christina from Energy Balance work with us for the next 12 weeks. Christina is a busy mom of 2 , and a personal trainer with more than 12 years of experience. When she had her daughter she realized her days were so hectic it was impossible to fit herContinue reading


Making Homemade Dog Food

We love our dogs, and it’s important to us that they are healthy. The best way to do that is to make sure their food is the healthiest possible. Dogs We Love is here to help. They have stores in Orangeville and Collingwood that specializes in real food for dogs. Lucy helped Sarah make a batch for her dog and shares the recipe with us! Dog Food Recipe: Ingredients: 2 whole eggs 1/4 cup sunflower oil 1 cup yellow vegetable (eg. carrot, squash, sweet potato)Continue reading


Crockpot Meals with Olivia’s Freezer

Crockpot meals are a staple in busy homes during the fall and winter months. While we start getting ready to send the kids back to school, we have a meal idea that is sure to make your weeknight dinners delicious and simple. Olivia from Olivia’s Freezer in Barrie helps people meal prep and offers tasty recipes too. She helped Sarah make a delicious Lasagna Soup. Here’s the recipe: Ingredients (serves 6-8): 5 Italian Sausages, cut in rounds 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic 2Continue reading