The Joy of Wellness

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 bake 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. Col[...]
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[...]
air cleaning plants

Air Cleaning House Plants

When my husband and I moved into our home a few months ago I had no idea what to do with the indoor balcony space that overlooks the living area. The space is kind of awkward in the way that it's quite narrow and there isn't much space to fit furniture in it. Initially I wanted to turn it into a meditative space with rugs and throw pillows but as the plants started to pile up because I'm plant obsesse[...]
welness on the go

Wellness On the Go

I always start my day with meditation, a healthy meal and some form of exercise. If I can't make it to yoga or a dance class, I'll do some stretches and breathwork to get my body loose and to get the blood flowing. I meditate first thing before I even get out of bed to set the tone for my day and to allow my day to manifest in a positive and productive way. As soon as we step out of the comfort of o[...]
Strawberry smoothie bowl

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

With Valentine's Day fast approaching I've been getting into the mood with this smoothie bowl. It's really simple and easy to make, you'll be done and eating in under 5 minutes.  This recipe only requires three ingredients strawberries, bananas and almond milk and yet it is still so creamy and flavorful. Be sure to use frozen bananas and strawberries to get that thicker texture. I freeze a couple of b[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]

Hike the Wisdom tree trail

Getting a workout in without it feeling like a workout is pretty much like winning the workout lottery. I love dancing, Zumba and hiking because of the high levels of fun and before you even know it, you're drenched in sweat and that heart rate is pumping. When I need to break up my workout routine from going to my regular gym session or yoga class, I'll throw in a hike. I love hiking not only for the[...]

Stressed? Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Meditate

We cleanse our physical bodies everyday so why not also clean up our emotional and mental bodies. Our crazy busy lives can be so stressful and filled with such highs and lows. To be able to live a balanced life, it is essential that we create some time to quiet our minds, shut out the world and come home to ourselves. Through meditation we can create a sanctuary within ourselves where we can alway[...]