It is February and love is in the air! February is all about making that heart happy, and nothing makes the heart happier than some healthy fats. If you want to boost heart health and brain function add some Omega 3’s. Salmon is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, this is my favourite way to enjoy salmon.
Lemon Dill Salmon
1 1/4 lbs Salmon Fillet
1 tbsp Ghee (melted)
2 Garlic cloves
2 tbsp Fresh Dill
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
Preheat the oven to 375ºF line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Mince the garlic and add to a small bowl. Chop fresh dill and squeeze the juice from the lemon add to the bowl. Mix together then pour over the salmon, sprinkle sea salt. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes.
This month I bring you two of my favourite (very easy) heart healthy recipes!
Olives and olive oil are a great source of a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid. This fat provides great anti-inflammatory qualities. If you’ve heard of the numerous health benefits of the Mediterranean diet it is largely due to the fat that this diet includes many olives/olive oil and other healthy fats.
Easy Peasy Greek Salad
3 cups Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup Red Onion (finely diced)
1 cup Pitted Kalamata Olives (chopped)
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Cut cherry tomatoes in half, dice cucumber and red onion, mix all together in a bowl. Add Balsamic vinegar and olive oil season with salt and pepper. Mix and enjoy!
Happy New Year!
Hope everyone enjoyed some time with friends and family over the holidays!
I always like to start the new year with a kick start cleanse to get back into routine. Healthy eating along with lots of water and fiber to flush out any toxins our body has been exposed to are key pieces to ensuring the best for your body. So enjoy some recipes below.
Hemp Crusted Trout
1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Nutritional Yeast
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 Rainbow Trout Fillet
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
½ Lemon (sliced into wedges)
Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the hemp seeds, Italian seasoning, nutritional yeast and salt.
Place the trout fillets on the prepared baking sheet and pat dry with a paper towel. Smear the Dijon mustard evenly on to the top of the fillets.
Spoon the hemp seed mixture on top of the mustard coating and press down with the back of the spoon to ensure the hemp seeds stick to the fish.
Bake for about 9 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakey.
Serve with fresh lemon wedges and season with additional salt if needed. Enjoy!
Healthy eating along with lots of water and fiber to flush out any toxins our body has been exposed to are key pieces to ensuring the best for your body. So enjoy some recipes below.
8 cups Broccoli (chopped into florets)
1/4 cup Red Onion (finely sliced)
1/4 cup Tahini
1 Lemon (juiced)
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Water
1/3 cup Pumpkin Seeds
Bring a large pot of water to a boil add broccoli florets. Cover with a lid and boil for 2 – 3 minutes, or just until slightly tender. Strain and run under cold water.
Roughly chop the florets into pieces and add them to a large mixing bowl. Add in the red onion.
In a small jar, add the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, black pepper and water. Shake vigorously until well combined. Pour over the salad and toss well.
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over top of the salad and serve.
I always like to start the new year with a kick start cleanse to get back into routine. Healthy eating along with lots of water and fiber to flush out any toxins our body has been exposed to are key pieces to ensuring the best for your body.
Cucumber Mojito (with aloe)
2 cups Water
4 Lime (juiced)
3 fl oz Pure Aloe Juice
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
2 Cucumber (large, peeled, seeded and chopped)
1 cup Mint Leaves (loosely packed)
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend on high for one minute or until very smooth.
Strain the juice into a pitcher if you’d prefer no pulp. Serve over ice.
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, seeing friends and family. Now, what happens when one of these people is fighting a cold/flu and refuses to stay home and get better. Avoid catching those bugs, boost your immune system! We are offering an immune-boosting shot at the clinic right now for $18. Here is one of my favorite Immune boosting smoothie recipes! Don’t miss out on a minute of fun this holiday season, stay healthy.
Immune Boosting Smoothie
1 cup Pureed Pumpkin
1 Banana (frozen)
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Ginger
1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 Navel Orange (peeled and sectioned)
1 tbsp Maple Syrup (can substitute with 1/4tsp stevia)
Blend all together and enjoy!