Tuesday, 22 April 2014

How to Pick the Right Detox Plan for You + Green Goddess Smoothie

green goddess smoothie detox

Which Detox Plan is Right for You?
There are a wide variety of detox plans and programs out there on the internet, book shelves and even in a box at your local health store. The question is, which one is the right one for YOU? And also, which one is safe for you? Some are designed for weight loss. Others are designed to help you eliminate a dependency on sugar, caffeine or gluten. Others are simply designed to help you purge toxins from your body. When you choose the right program, it's much easier to stick to it but also to recognize the benefits of detoxing and to celebrate the rewards.

Here are some questions to ask before choosing what’s right for you:

Giveaway Time ~ Organic Gift Set by Spice Sanctuary

spice sanctuary organic spices giveaway

There is nothing like the aroma of baking with fresh herbs and spices. Think apple cinnamon crisp, or oven roasted garlicky potatoes. Not only do herbs and spices help to enhance the flavour of our food, they add immensely in the the nutrient compartment. Cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar, ginger helps increase circulation and digestion, turmeric is known for its anti inflammatory and liver protecting properties, and helps to rid the body of harmful toxins. Not only that, herbs and spices contain a variety of essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which offer antioxidant protection. Its important to choose your culinary herbs and spices wisely, so they can offer you the most benefits and flavour.

Why Organic Spices are important

Unlike some conventional spices, organic spices are grown without pesticides or chemicals and are not irradiated or fumigated. This ensures the purity of the flavourings we add to our food for taste or for health reasons. However, to get the best taste and health benefits, organic alone is not enough because both of these reasons rely on the quality of the spices to take proper effect. Grades, short supply chains and recent harvest freshness really add value to organic spices and elevate them to a level all organic spices should aspire to. When you know you are using the purest, freshest, most sustainable and potent spices, herbs and blends it will inspire to use them more in easy everyday ways!

About Spice Sanctuary

Spice Sanctuary is a Canadian supplier of best grade, full flavour certified organic spices, herbs and blends across Canada. Delivered directly from premium growing regions around the world using the shortest possible supply chain. Their recently harvested, top grade, small batch spices are packaged only the once and done so in Canada. Spice Sanctuary is the only organic spice company in Canada to offer all of the foregoing benefits, enabling them to empower consumers to effortlessly transform raw food into quick, easy, healthy and delicious meals everyday.



Spice Sanctuary - Organic Spices and Herbs giveaway contest

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Dairy Free Alternatives + Raw Beet Ravioli Recipe with Macadamia Nut Cheese and Creamy Hemp Drizzle

Raw Beet Ravioli with Macadamia nut cheese and hemp drizzle

Hey there!

If you have ever taken on the challenge of doing a cleanse, whether it's candida, liver, or simply a whole body cleanse, you will notice dairy being one of the big no no foods on the list of foods to avoid. This can be a tough one to give up for most people because there are a lot of positive connections we have to dairy. Cheese is one of the ultimate comfort foods, it's an easy way to get your kids to eat calcium rich and calorie dense foods, and it can really add to the flavour and texture of most dishes. The problem is, it comes with a high price.