Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

One of the beautiful things about writing an international blog is being able to post this refreshing Strawberry Papaya Smoothie in the dead of January, and no one will bat an eye.  Because it’s not winter everywhere!

Bex with papaya

While North American bloggers are wrapped in fleece blankets, posting warming lentil soups, hearty potato stews, & filling lasagnas, here I am…

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Happy New Year, friends!! It’s January, which means we’re all on diets, or at least doing some sort of “detox” for the next 7 days, right??  Like a juice fast, liver cleanse, or the “cayenne pepper drink”??  Aren’t we??  I mean, isn’t that the thing to do in January??? Weelll, as my Pa would say……

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Hello friends!  It’s almost the last day of the year, and I had thoughts of writing you all a grand and reflective post called “The Best of 2016” linking up your favourite recipes of the past 12 months and waxing poetic on how much the blog has grown. But to be honest, the blog actually hasn’t grown that…

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Vegan Pecan Turtles

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My Bodybuilding Diet

Most of what you see in the media (Pinterest, online search, “personal testimonials”, etc.) about bodybuilding diets is nothing but plain oatmeal, egg whites, skinless chicken breast, protein shakes, and broccoli.  Plain, plain, PLAIN!!!  So boring. And I thought to myself… NO WAY.   No fruits??  No banana oat cookies??  No green smoothies?  No CHOCOLATE?? And everyone…

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