Taking care of your Physical and Mental Health
starts with Healthy Eating
… a great way to start your day, or anytime!
This Strawberry Kiwi Banana Protein Smoothie is Awesome!
4 Tablespoons Coconut Yogurt
3/4 cup of Mixed Fruit (Strawberries, Banana, Kiwi)
1/2 handful of dry roasted Almonds
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground Flax Seed
1 Scoop Whey Protein (Vanilla)
Add Water to mixture to top off.
Blend & Enjoy!
Collect a few flowers from the various locations you’ve visited and press them in a book for a few months. During the winter months, its a great opportunity to frame them. They also make for great gifts.
Here’s my first attempt at framing a couple of the pressed flowers I had collected this past summer during my travels.
The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden sits on 1.2 hectares in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park. It consists of over 300 works of sculptures, a gallery, renovated studio, and the outdoor display, which was unveiled on June 18, 1992.
The beautifully laid out paths will lead you to the sculptures of wildlife and people.
A few Summer & Winter photos
Have a look!
One of my favourite type of Hot Winter Meals after a day of outdoor winter activities…. Chili !
Here is a FREE recipe for a healthy Ground Turkey Chili
1lb Ground Turkey
1 Can Kidney Beans (Drain liquid before adding)
1 Can Corn Kernels
2 Cans Diced Tomatos
4 Diced Garlic Cloves
1 Medium Onion
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Oregano
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- Fry up the Ground Turkey with the Diced Onion & Garlic Cloves in a frying pan.
- Add all other ingredients to a pot and let simmer.
- Once the ground turkey, onion & garlic is cooked, add it to the pot of simmering ingredients and allow it to continue to simmer for a couple more hours.
Special thanks to the creator of Yogibarz (Facebook) for allowing me to share this with you
It took place on a sunny cool winter morning through the Cedar Bog Trail & Chickadee Trail, located in Birds Hill MB. Each trail takes approx. 1 hour to complete.
Idea for Families / Kids – during the spring / summer, pack a Microscope in your backpack and scoop up a couple drops of bog water. Have a look at the amazing little creatures & plant life under the microscope!
Welcome to Winterpeg!
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada – Worst Winters in Canada
…THIS is the recommended footwear for 1/2 the year!
The Great Trail
(aka: The TransCanada Trail)
An incredible adventure of up to 24,000km !
click here – MAP
As described on their website – “Whether you are looking for a place to hike, cycle, paddle, ride, cross-country ski or snowmobile, you can find an experience that resonates with you. As the longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. True to its name, The Great Trail embodies the vastness of our terrain and the diversity of our people.”
I’d like to thank The Great Trail
for choosing one of my photos as one of the
… and the prize…
A free pair of KEEN footwear delivered to my door!
Let’s put these to good use!
Learn more and create an amazing adventure on The Great Trail
… see you out there!
I’m always on the lookout for a healthy snack to take with me wherever I go. And let’s face it, its always nice when you can pack something that is light, healthy, compact, quick, convenient and definitely tasty.
The other day I met Maureen, who’s been following One Canadian’s Journey for over a year now. So when she heard I was in town, we met up for coffee and that’s when she introduced me to a Yogibarz.
At first, I’ll be honest, I was reluctant because its so hard to find a true healthy protein bar that tastes good. Also, the majority of the commercialized bars have so much other crap in the ingredients that kinda ruins its as far as being healthy.
Maureen (The Owner & Creator of Yogibarz) gave me 3 Flavours to try – “Chocolicious”, “Coconut Almond Joy” and “Simply the Zest-Lemon”.
My immediate reaction ….“Oh My Goodness, it was so good! ”. All were very delicious and I’m looking forward to trying a few of other flavours.
All YogiBars are made with 100% Whey Isolate Protein powders, freshly ground organic flax seed and many more natural ingredients and have no added sugar or corn syrups.
Hand Made & Homemade
Winnipeg Home Business
Very Tasty & Filling
Candy Cane Lane-Vanilla Mint
Simply the Zest-lemon
Crazy for Cranberry
Pretty in Pink Grapefruit
Mum’s Apple Pie
Coconut Almond Joy
Purely Pumpkin Pie
Maureen also shared that one of her creations was a total accident. While combining the ingredients, she reached into her cupboard, accidentally grabbed and tossed in the wrong ingredient. It ended up being a wonderful surprise for her.
Nutrition Facts (per 45g bar)
Calories – 200
Fats – 6g
Carbohydrates – 16g
Fibre – 3g
Sugars – 7g
Proteins – 18g
About Yogibarz Creator – Maureen Brown Van Schepdeal, is an accomplished athlete in various disciplines. She was born and raised in Winnipegger and has led a very healthy and very active lifestyle her entire life. She created Yogibarz because she was unsatisfied with the commercialized bars already out there. It was an opportunity to seek out and create a healthier bar, which she successfully accomplished!
Interesting side note: Maureen has not needed a website to advertise. Advertising has been all word of mouth, which gets her sales from all over! That’s how good of a product she produces! Even while we were chatting, she received a order from Vancouver Island.
Get your hands on these Dangerously Delicious protein bars
FaceBook Page – Yogibarz