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Nutrition

One of the most vital nutrients for Health and Wellbeing

One of the most vital nutrients for Health and Wellbeing

Our bodies were designed to be exposed to the rays of the sun, and our skin and eyes contain all the necessary mechanisms to extract and produce beneficial nutrients from it. The interaction of sun on skin is our human form of photosynthesis. Sunlight in the form of UVB rays touching the skin produces beneficial...

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Coffee ​and​ Tea Extras for an Exceptionally Brighter Morning

Rise and shine! How are you today? Excited for coffee and tea? ME TOO! It's especially easy to get fastened tight into a morning routine (and don't get me wrong, morning routines are marvelous!) but every once in a while, it's exciting to switch things up without having to veer too far off of your usual day-to-day, cherished grind. The morning time is the perfect time to...

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Where do you get your protein?

Where do you get your protein? Do you just munch on grass? Do you get enough nutrients? How are you not starving all the time? We all get it. Thanks to corporate advertising and misleading information, much of the population thinks you have to eat a steak every day to fill your protein quota. They view plant-based...

Mafalda Gluten-Free Muffin

The ONLY Gluten-Free Muffin Recipe You’ll Ever Need (With Vegan Option)

I’m obsessed with this muffin recipe, and I know you will be too! Here’s why: you can play around with it to find the perfect flavor (tips in the recipe). They’re low in sugar, high in fiber, high in protein, and are loaded with antioxidants. Put them in the freezer and they’ll last (practically) forever. They're...

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Delicious Chocolate Granola

That time of the week that you notice that Christmas is approaching FAST and you haven't bought all the presents (and your dreading shopping in the mist of big crowds). So why not go the easier (and cheaper) route and MAKE a present that everyone is going to love and EAT?! Everyone likes a snack. More than often,...

Balance is the key to Wellness

Balance is the key to Wellness

Think of wellness like a simple equation: what you do x how often you do it = results. What to do // Eat an abundance of hydrating, nutrient-dense whole fruits and vegetables, focusing on a rainbow-hued variety of plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and healing superfoods. Science shows that these are the best possible foods you can eat for...

Mafalda Plant Protein

Yes you can get all the protein you need on a plant-based diet!

Where do you think animals get THEIR protein from? Plants are abundant in the amino acids that make up proteins - in fact, many plant foods, like quinoa, hemp and spirulina, are considered complete, meaning they contain all the nine amino acids that your body needs to get from your diet. Plus, studies show plant protein sources...

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Stay Happy This Weekend: Coconut Turmeric Mood-Boosting Bars

The month of December is here, and sometimes stress gets the best of us (black Friday anyone?!) I created these mood-boosting bars spiked with Mucuna a natural antidepressant to elevate the spirits and Ashwagandha to alleviate stress and anxiety. Its so delicious and effective that I had to share. Great for a pre- or -post Christmas shopping snack...

Mafalda Pinto Leite - How to prepare for the holidays

How to prepare for the holidays

As we get closer to the holidays, we're guaranteed to hear more and more about cleanses. From Christmas to New Years Eve we wage a war with our bodies, falling victim to the Christmas food comas and New Years drink headaches, and then the days filled with guilt and regret. Each time we hop off...