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Vegan in Montreal

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Although I don’t follow a vegan diet 100% of the time, the majority of my diet consists of plant based whole foods, which means I have a pretty good idea of what it’s like being a vegan in Montreal. One thing I find interesting as well as encouraging, is how many non vegans are eating at vegan restaurants in Montreal. This is because these establishments are making quality food that is delicious and affordable. I won’t complain about that. All I ask for is more of them.

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Pineapple Blueberry Parsley Green Smoothie

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As some of you know, I spent yesterday afternoon doing a smoothie demo at lululemon athletica Ste-Catherine here in Montreal.   I just wanted to say a big Thank You! to everyone who came out yesterday. You guys made it a huge success and in the process, I got to meet with some great people.  Thank you to everyone who tried the smoothies and asked questions, I loved your enthusiasm!

I hope that the smoothies I made yesterday inspired some people to start making some healthy smoothies on their own, or to try new ingredients in their smoothies.  People loved the green smoothie that I made which was awesome.  The Lemon-Ginger Zing was a hit! You can find the recipe on the back of my new business card! Check it out! Continue reading

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Jean-Talon Market in the Fall

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If you haven’t been to the market recently, stop what your doing and go right now. This is the best time of year in Quebec for local produce.  It is the end of the growing season and the market is flooded with incredible local produce.

There is still a taste of summer available like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, zucchini, a little corn etc.  All the food we love to warm us up in the fall and winter;  beets, carrots, leeks, potatoes, brussels sprouts, leafy greens, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkins,butternut squash, spaghetti squash; so much to choose from. Continue reading

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Zephyr Farm – Co-op La Maison Verte – Radish Top & Lemon Smoothie

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What do you usually do with the green leaves attached to the radishes you buy?   You probably throw them out, but did you know they are loaded with nutrition? They can be used in smoothies or even salads.

So save those radish tops!  We throw out the greens from a lot of the vegetables we buy and this is a huge mistake. Those green leaves are extremely valuable sources of nutrients. The greens from vegetables are actually higher in many nutrients than the vegetables themselves, and lower in sugar. So next time you see some carrots, beets, radishes, or even turnips with the green leaves still attached, be sure to pick some up and use the greens.  Just be sure  to rince them thorougly, or try to buy organic if you can.

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Video: Discovering Green Smoothies @ Moksha NDG

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The best part of making green smoothies to kick of the 7 week Living You Moksha challenge at Moksha Yoga NDG was seeing how people who had never tried a green smoothie before reacted.

The majority of the people who came for a smoothie after their yoga class had never tried a green smoothie before and were very curious. I would also say that the majority of the people that tried it liked it. I was very pleased to see this.

So many people have negative thoughts about green smoothies mostly because of their colour. Guess what? They are green! What a surprise. Despite their appearance, which doesn’t bother me one bit now that I am used to it, most people who try a green smoothie are surprised to find out that they like it. It tastes delicious. Yes, some can be sweeter than others and some can taste very green. Be sure to start with a well balanced green smoothie.

So if you are someone who hasn’t tried a green smoothie because they are afraid of how they look let this inspire you to push yourself to try one.

If  you are someone who wants to have more energy, lose weight, feel more alert or simply make a healthy change to your diet then I urge you to consider trying a green smoothies and if you like it, try  incorporating it into your daily routine.

The recipe for the smoothie I made on this day can be found here.

Let me know how you like your first green smoothie.

 

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Green Smoothies / Moksha Yoga / Change

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It wasn’t that long ago (less than 2 years) that I had never taken a yoga class in my life or tried a green smoothie.  This seems hard to believe given how important these 2 things are to me now.

Today, my yoga practice and my daily consumption of green smoothies are an integral part of my life.  I am so grateful for discovering these 2 amazing things.

It just so happens that the person who pushed me to try my first yoga class is the same person who made me my first green smoothie. Continue reading

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Interview With Dina T: Moksha Yoga Teacher & Studio Owner

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Listen to the interview in its entirety below.  Dina T teaches regularly at Moksha Yoga Montreal on St-Laurent Blvd. I strongly recommend you take her class if you haven't done so already.  As you will see from the interview, her energy is incredible.

 

 

Below you will find the interview transcript and you will be able to listen to the different sections of the interview individually if you prefer.

 

I hope you like the interview and get something out of it. Dina has a lot interesting things to say and I hope everyone takes something away from the interview whether you practice yoga regularly, are a yoga teacher, or have no interest in yoga at all. I think we all have something to learn from what Dina has to say.

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Montreal Health Store vs. Montreal Supermarket

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I just got back from a peaceful walk on this beautiful Saturday evening.  Blue sky, sun setting, air fresh. I happened to make 2 stops on my walk. My first stop was at one of my favorite Montreal Health Food stores, 3 Pilliers on Gilford street. My second stop was at Metro, the big supermarket. 

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Montreal Health Food Stores

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Montreal has quite a large choice when it comes to health food stores. Each montreal health food store has something different to offer. Yes, you will find a lot of the same things at each store but you will find different brands and prices for different products at different stores.

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Fruits and Vegetables from the Market

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Jean Talon Market in Montreal

If eating healthy is one of your goals going shopping for healthful whole foods is a must. Going to a farmer’s market is usually a much better bet then your local supermarket. You will find better produce, more local and organic produce and it will be cheaper. If you don’t go shopping for the healthful whole foods you want/should be eating you can be sure you won’t be eating them this week. So make eating healthy stock your kitchen full of fresh goodness on a weekly basis. Here is what I picked up this week.

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