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

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

Dr. Mawji’s Delicious Daal

Lentils are a source of vegetarian protein and can be spiced up a variety of ways to your tasting. Here is a recipe using lentils along with some warming spices, perfect for all seasons! Here is what you will need: ½ cup yellow split moong bean ½ cup red split lentils 2 tbsp avocado oil or... Continue Reading

BEET-alicious Hummus

This smooth, rich tasting hummus comes to you with roasted root vegetables in a sea of chick peas and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).  Normally, I like my hummus sharp tasting with lots of raw garlic but I decided, for the sake of those always consuming my hummus, to switch things up a bit. Its... Continue Reading

Dr. Jenny’s Favourite Soups: Chicken Taco

Winter is here, and that calls for soup soup soup. Some of my favourite cookbooks are the Whitewater Cooks cookbooks, and I’ve adapted the recipes from there. I often substitute based on my food sensitivities and available ingredients, so my apologies to the chefs at Whitewater. I will note... Continue Reading