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Archive for December 2011

Setting New Year’s Goals and Keeping Yourself Motivated


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I can’t believe it’s nearly 2012! So ridiculously crazy! However, I’m soooo excited about what the New Year is bringing!

As the old year comes to a close, I start gearing up for the coming year…thinking about goals, things I want to accomplish, or how Continue reading »

12 comments » | Healthy Living, Life

A Magical Christmas


I can’t believe Christmas is already over…but what a special day it was. Our Christmas was pretty small…my brother and his family came over, as well as my Grandparents. On New Year’s almost my entire family will be here, which will be so crazy fun!

We started the day off with delicious Continue reading »

9 comments » | Life

Holiday Fun


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Hey guys! Can you believe it? Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! I meant to post earlier this week, but some crazy things came up and I simply had absolutely no time. I only started my Christmas shopping yesterday Continue reading »

4 comments » | Life

Why I Love Coconut Oil {& Eggnog Protein Shake}


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I’ve decided to start a new feature here on Colourful Palate. It’s called “Fresh Focus Friday” where I focus on a healthy food, why it’s so great for us, and then a recipe to go with it!

So today’s feature is about coconut oil…and when Continue reading »

23 comments » | Breakfast, Dairy Free, Fresh Focus Friday, Natural Body Care, Protein, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Weight Loss

Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate {& giveaway}


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*Giveaway is closed*

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! And I’m loving every minute of it! There’s just something about that word ‘Christmas’ that fills my heart with joy! To me, it speaks of special family time, sparkling snow outside my window, the fun of Continue reading »

38 comments » | Dairy Free, Drinks & Smoothies, Giveaway, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegan

My Experience with Healthy Fats (& Avocado Pudding)


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I went to a naturopath a few days ago and it turned out to be very interesting. She told me that I don’t eat enough healthy fats. She was a big believer in organic butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, ect. Of course, I freaked out (minorly) about the idea of eating at ton more fats, even if they were healthy. Continue reading »

12 comments » | Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegan

Chocolate Orange Protein Shake


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One of my favourite chocolates of all time are the ones that come out around Christmas. It’s those orange flavoured chocolates that are molded like an orange and come apart in sections. Not only do I get immense satisfaction from smashing the orange (so the sections come apart) before I devour it, but I think Continue reading »

7 comments » | Breakfast, Dairy Free, Drinks & Smoothies, Protein, Recipes, Vegan

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