The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Summer slaw recipe

I’ve been crazy about this vibrantly coloured slaw for the last few months. I call it the summer slaw recipe and it really is slaw-tastic! I can’t seem to get enough of it and I’m glad since its full of antioxidants, fiber, potassium and taste! Here are the ingredients: Cabbage - great... Continue Reading

Grilled Veggies and Tempeh

You are also probably sliding into the best parts of summer - swimming, river hang outs, and BBQs!! Hopefully you love summer as much as I do, which is a lot. One of the best parts about summer is the fact that you get to eat outside - in the sunshine!! This recipe is meant for the BBQ and for... Continue Reading

4 Ways To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. Making lifelong efforts to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation is important to reduce the risk and prevent the development of cancer. Four main strategies are recommended when it comes to UV protection: 1. Limit skin exposure... Continue Reading

Summer Rainbow Salad

Long, beautiful sunny days are finally upon our bustling city and as always with them comes the magnetism towards fresh, colourful salads. I’m always telling my clients to make ‘rainbow’ salads; challenging them to achieve as many colours as possible on their plate. In the summer months this... Continue Reading

Lime Salmon Marinade

On these hot summer days, barbequing something fresh and light is key to a delicious dinner. I love this salmon marinade. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp lime juice 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp honey 1 tsp salt ½ tsp garlic ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp chili powder ¼ cup... Continue Reading

Black Bean Salad

I’m loving the sunny days we’ve been having, and sunny days always make me want to reach into my recipe box for fresh, tasty salads. This one is loaded with colour and flavour!   Black Bean Salad 1 can (19oz) black beans 1 can (14oz) corn 1 cup grape tomatoes 1-2 cups chopped red,... Continue Reading

recipe: kale & black lentil salad

With the heat this Summer in Calgary I’ve found myself craving more vegetarian lighter meals. I’ve rediscovered beans in this process. The latest one I’m playing around with are black lentils, also known as beluga lentils. They seemed a natural fit with black kale. I find them surprisingly... Continue Reading

Summer icy-smoothie

Post workout in the heat of summer deserves a cool version of your glycogen filing protein smoothie.  Blend this within 20min of your workout and eat right away to ensure you get some cold refreshing flavours.   Ingredients 2c frozen mixed berries 1/2 frozen banana (frozen... Continue Reading

recipe: classy summertime salad

This easy and scrumptious salad is perfect on a warm sun filled summer evening. Best served after a joyous city wide bike ride, by someone you love :) Ingredients 2 Pork chops 2 cups broccoli florets 1/2 apple, sliced 4 strawberries, sliced 1/2 cup blueberries 4 cups of mixed greens Olive... Continue Reading