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Mango smoothies. Just slice up a mango, add 1-2 tbsp of cashew butter, 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk and a pinch of cardamom. This drink is refreshing but also warming, great for a sunny end of winter day! 

 If you’ve never used cardamom much in the kitchen it’s worth a try. Its the worlds third most expensive spice, known as the queen of spice. Used to stimulate digestion especially bloating and gas, as an anti microbial, great for respiratory congestion, and is also an urinary tonic. It’s pacifying to all doshas.  

 #dartmouth #naturopathic #health #halifax #ayurveda #mango #cardamom #cashewbutter #smoothie #raw (at Dartmouth Naturopathic Health Centre)

Mango smoothies. Just slice up a mango, add 1-2 tbsp of cashew butter, 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk and a pinch of cardamom. This drink is refreshing but also warming, great for a sunny end of winter day!

If you’ve never used cardamom much in the kitchen it’s worth a try. Its the worlds third most expensive spice, known as the queen of spice. Used to stimulate digestion especially bloating and gas, as an anti microbial, great for respiratory congestion, and is also an urinary tonic. It’s pacifying to all doshas.

#dartmouth #naturopathic #health #halifax #ayurveda #mango #cardamom #cashewbutter #smoothie #raw (at Dartmouth Naturopathic Health Centre)

A standard protein shake: 

 1. Protein powder: I choose hypoallergenic protein from rice & pea. Together they make a complete amino acid profile. Look for something high in protein, ~20g, sweetened with stevia (a no calorie natural sweetener).  

 2. Antioxidants: mixed berries are high in antioxidants, and low on the glycemic index. Look for organic.  

 3. Fibre: I use 1 tbsp of chia seeds. You can also use freshly ground flax or psyllium husk.  

 4. Healthy fats: avocado, higher in potassium than bananas, very low in fructose, and full of heart healthy mono saturated fats! Usually ¼ will do.  

 5. Mix: I use unsweetened coconut milk, but almond, rice, non gmo soy etc will do.  

 6. Extras: matcha green tea, turmeric, maca powder found at bulk food stores, lecithin, greens powder or a handful of spinach or kale. All depends on taste and what type of support you want! 

 7. Winter tip: add warming spices to you shake like a pinch of cardamom or cinnamon. If you still find shakes too chilly first thing in the am. have them as midmorning snacks or after workout snacks.  

 Shake away, and enjoy! 

 #dartmouth #halifax #naturopathic #health #proteinpowder #smoothies #shakes #avocado #matcha #cardamom #berries #coconutmilk (at Dartmouth Naturopathic Health Centre)

A standard protein shake:

1. Protein powder: I choose hypoallergenic protein from rice & pea. Together they make a complete amino acid profile. Look for something high in protein, ~20g, sweetened with stevia (a no calorie natural sweetener).

2. Antioxidants: mixed berries are high in antioxidants, and low on the glycemic index. Look for organic.

3. Fibre: I use 1 tbsp of chia seeds. You can also use freshly ground flax or psyllium husk.

4. Healthy fats: avocado, higher in potassium than bananas, very low in fructose, and full of heart healthy mono saturated fats! Usually ¼ will do.

5. Mix: I use unsweetened coconut milk, but almond, rice, non gmo soy etc will do.

6. Extras: matcha green tea, turmeric, maca powder found at bulk food stores, lecithin, greens powder or a handful of spinach or kale. All depends on taste and what type of support you want!

7. Winter tip: add warming spices to you shake like a pinch of cardamom or cinnamon. If you still find shakes too chilly first thing in the am. have them as midmorning snacks or after workout snacks.

Shake away, and enjoy!

#dartmouth #halifax #naturopathic #health #proteinpowder #smoothies #shakes #avocado #matcha #cardamom #berries #coconutmilk (at Dartmouth Naturopathic Health Centre)