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Philosophie Cleanse (part 2)


Philosophie 5 Day Cleanse

Yesterday marked the end of my Philosophie cleanse. I can’t tell you how great it was. After way too much fun in the holidays (i.e. food), it was fabulous to saturate my system with vitamins, minerals, hydration…it felt like pure energy!

I did have some headaches that seemed to come with the whole detox thing, but it wasn’t Continue reading »

7 comments » | Healthy Living, Weight Loss

Philosophie Cleanse (part 1)


Philosophie 5 Day Cleanse

Yesterday and today have been FABULOUS! My friend Sophie (who has the best superfoods) has amazing advice and sells awesome superfoods/cleanses, so I thought, “What better way to start the New Year but with her cleanse?” So that’s what I’m doing right now and I LOVE it.

You know how it Continue reading »

5 comments » | Healthy Living, Weight Loss

The Colourful Smoothie Challenge


The Smoothie Challenge for JULY

I have been SOOOO excited about this post for weeks! The idea came to me a while ago and I started making plans to make this a super fun challenge for you guys and myself. Next Sunday (July 1st) all the fun starts! Continue reading »

64 comments » | Drinks & Smoothies, Giveaway, Weight Loss

Superfood Spotlight – Spirulina and Why It’s Cool



When I was a teenager, all I pretty much ate was raw food and I loved experimenting with new foods like cacao nibs, lucuma, goji berries, and maca. It was such an adventure and I loved how I felt when I incorporated more superfoods into my diet. Since then, I’ve become a lot more balanced with my diet and I don’t exclusively eat raw foods (actually, now I don’t think I eat enough raw foods…so lately I’ve been trying to amp it up). Continue reading »

7 comments » | Healthy Living, Protein, Reviews, Weight Loss

Every Day Ab Routine


Hello Colourful Palate readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa. Yes, there are multiple tall, blonde, healthy-minded “Charissa/Carissa” bloggers! Craziness!

I’m honored Charissa asked me to Continue reading »

8 comments » | Fitness, Weight Loss, Workouts

5 Fitness and Health Apps I Like


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There are tons of amaaaazing apps out there. However, since I have a pretty busy day happening (think course finals!) I won’t tell you about ALL the apps I’m nuts about. However…I want to quickly tell you about a few of my favourites Continue reading »

13 comments » | Fitness, Healthy Living, Weight Loss, Workouts

Birthday Challenge


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Today’s post will be a Motivational Monday post (even though it’s Tuesday – we’ll just pretend). It’s also only two weeks till my birthday, so I decided to take this next while to amp up my nutrition, diet, and fitness. These last two weeks I’ve noticed I’ve been Continue reading »

10 comments » | Fitness, Weight Loss

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