The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Splendid Protein Hot Chocolate

’Tis the season! Hot chocolate and marshmallows are a must after playing in the snow or getting cold tobogganing. Here’s a protein-filled super chocolate-y mix I threw together that I’d like to share with you. Ingredients: 10oz of boiling water 1 tbsp of your favourite hot... Continue Reading

Healthy Toddler-Approved Breakfast

I have a theory based on an observational study of my healthiest friends and colleagues over the years.  My friends and colleagues I’ve seen maintain what I would refer to as the most consistent and long-term health have mostly all eaten oatmeal / porridge as a staple breakfast. I am quite sure... Continue Reading

Pumpkin No-Cheese Mini Cheesecakes

Halloween may be over, but I'm not quite ready to let go of pumpkin recipes! I think we can keep the pumpkin going until at least the end of November, don't you agree? Today I'm sharing a delicious recipe for pumpkin no-cheese mini cheesecakes which are so rich and satisfying, you would never... Continue Reading

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall has arrived! There is something so magical about this time of year; the feeling of new beginnings is in the air, and the changing leaves and fall colours makes for a such a beautiful backdrop. And did I mention pumpkins? And pumpkin spice everything? There's nothing that screams fall more than... Continue Reading

What to do with all that Rhubarb!?

Rhubarb has fiber, vitamin K, antioxidants from Vitamin C and A. Best of all, it's a low maintenance vegetable, comes back each year and tastes better the older the plant gets. This plant needs to be celebrated indeed! I love the tartness of rhubarb but having said that, I also like it paired with... Continue Reading

Matcha Mornings

We have heard time and time again about the antioxidant value and health benefits of green tea. But what about matcha green tea? The process of making matcha involves finely grinding green tea leaves into a powder, which you then whisk or blend into a hot liquid. Ingesting the full leaf instead of... Continue Reading

The Basic Smoothie

So, here’s a recipe for a BASIC smoothie with ingredients in your home, that you can use as a meal or snack! It supports your brain, gives you energy, promotes anti-inflammatory pathways and hopefully will reduce the NEED FOR CAFFEINE on a daily basis – you will be energized!! I like my... Continue Reading

Shredded Beef – The Instant Pot Way

So… I have an instant pot and am over the moon. I love cooking with it and the ease with which it creates amazing dishes. When I received mine, the gift bearer said he was “giving me the gift of time”. I would agree. If you don’t have an instant pot, I’d look into it.  Here one of my... Continue Reading

Super Size Your Salad

What happens when you need to clean out the fridge because you are going away for while? This crazy amazing salad! We just kept adding food to the plate and the result was spectacular. So now when we meal prep we often individually cook meats and veggies so we can tailor our meal each day when we... Continue Reading

Shine Bright Energy Bites

These energy bites make for the perfect healthy on the go snack and with the added ingredient of Schizandra berry they help to revitalize your liver and give your skin a luminous glow. Hence the name "Shine Bright Energy Bites"! Benefits of Schizandra Schizandra is a unique adaptogen which helps... Continue Reading