The Joy of Food


Chocolate Raspberry Collagen Smoothie

So by now you hopefully know all there is to know about the benefits of drinking collagen. If not check out this post here and here. I always like to start my day off on a healthy note by having a smoothie or smoothie bowl as my first meal. This has always been my go-to for years to make sure I get super nutritious high vibration foods into my body first thing. By lunch or dinner time it's much har[...]
Vital Proteins

5 reasons why you need collagen in your life

I'm sure you've heard about collagen before in topical beauty and skincare products,  but recently ingestible collagen is having a huge resurgence being blended into smoothies, stirred in juices and mixed into baked goods. Let's take it back a little in case you don't know what collagen is all about. Collagen is a fibrous protein found in the body and it acts as a glue that holds the body together. Co[...]
poke bowl

How To Make A Poke Bowl

Living in California it's like a new poke shop opens up everyday. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining. I am a huge fan of these healthy tasty bowls and I have them at least 3 times a month. I've always been a fan of sushi and eating raw fish because of the flavor and the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Poke, pronounced poh-keh is a Hawaiian word which means to “slice or cut crosswise[...]
Green smoothie bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

I came across Amazing Grass Green Superfood when I was in my local Whole Foods. They had a little set-up where you could try their products in juice. I purchased the Green Superfood powder as a way to add more greens into my diet. It was just after the holiday season and I was feeling super sluggish and wanted to get back into a healthy lifestyle. I've used Spirulina powder as a green supplement in the[...]
whisky hot chocolate

Whisky Hot Chocolate

Yes whisky hot chocolate. At first I was like ugh I don't know if this is going to be any good. My husband was like ughhh I'll just have the whisky lol. It actually turned out to be delicious. Any Bailey's Irish Cream lovers? This drink is for you. One of my fondest moments of the holidays is sitting around the fire with my family and enjoying a glass or two of Baileys. I like how this drink is differe[...]
roasted butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup

First day of November and today and I am so00 ready for fall. The weather in Los Angeles has been all over the place lately. It got so hot last week it was 94 F / 34 C in October. I was fully wearing summer dresses all week. I still can't get over that being a Canadian. I'm used to it either being constantly raining or 3 ft of snow on the ground by now. Finally we've been getting some much needed rain[...]

Yummy Summer Meal: Gazpacho

Gazpacho is pretty much a must during summertime in our home. My husband and I usually add in some raw food options a couple of times during the week and Gazpacho is an amazing choice. It's so light and if you refrigerate it before serving, it is quite refreshing. We took our dinner to the beach one night and this Gazpacho recipe was a delight. Serve it up with some bruschetta and you have great summer[...]

Where to eat: Tulum

Tulum has such an eclectic vibe which just makes sense with all the different options of places you can dine at. Whether you decide to go to the main street in Tulum town for cheap and I mean CHEAP tacos or on the Tulum beach strip, there is an abundance of places to dine at. Here is a list of all my faves on the beach strip: Casa Jaguar This is hands down my favorite restaurant just because of  [...]
Spriulina Green Smoothie Bowl

Spirulina Green Smoothie Bowl

Transform your regular smoothie into a nutritionally dense smoothie bowl. Creating a bowl with all the right ingredients can be a perfectly balanced meal. I love all the health benefits of Spirulina but the taste is a little jarring for me. I like how this bowl hides the intense taste and is jam packed with so much goodness. Have you ever tried Spirulina? It’s an algae that is 60-70% protein, hi[...]
What to do in LA beach bike route

What to do in LA this Weekend

Does a scenic bike ride along the beautiful marina to the clear sand beaches of Playa del Rey tickle your fancy? Well how about we add on a boozy jazz brunch at Playa Provisions on the end? Sold? Yeah I thought so. Playa Provisions is from Top Chef alum Brooke Williamson & her husband Nick Roberts and has taken Playa Del Rey by storm with their popular multi-concept spot. There are four different[...]