The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

No Bake Gluten-free Paleo Protein Balls

If you tend to snack after dinner, these are the perfect goodies to try. High in protein, fat, and (most importantly) flavour, these protein balls send the signal to your brain that you are full, thereby decreasing the simple carbohydrate snack cravings (chips, chocolate, cookies…you know the... Continue Reading

Before a Workout Breakfast

On my days off the only thing I want to do is exercise. Usually on Sundays I will wake up and run 5-10km and on Mondays I will swim for an hour and go to a hard yoga class. Sometimes I even throw in a hard bike ride on either day. Depending on how I ate the day before I will choose to eat... Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Recipe: A Clean Pumpkin Spice Latte

This recipe is for Thanksgiving morning, verse Thanksgiving dinner. Use this stimulating pumpkin latte as a helping hand while you are stuffing your turkey or preparing your vegetables. Unlike other pumpkin spice lattes this one is sugar-free, dairy-free, and additive free! Did I mention it's... Continue Reading

the skinny on fat

A balanced diet is likely the cornerstone of health and in that balance is the essential need to consume fat and the right kinds of fats.  For the health and weight conscious, fats may get shunned however without them in your diet you’re likely preventing optimal wellness.  Here’s why. Fats... Continue Reading

why everyone should have coconut oil in the cupboard

There seems to be a lot of hype lately about coconut oil but do you really know all the things you can do with it? Here is my personal take on the why everyone should have coconut oil in the cupboard. What is coconut oil? Coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride (MCT) which, as a saturated fat... Continue Reading

Phil’s Bars Recipe

I caught wind of these bars while listening to a podcast featuring Dr. Phil Maffetone. He  recommends these bars because they have good sources of fats and protein.  Depending on the size of the bar you eat, they can be used as a meal replacement.   I've tested different batches amongst hungry... Continue Reading