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Protein Smoothie – Strawberry Kiwi Banana & Coconut Yogurt

Protein Smoothie – Strawberry Kiwi Banana & Coconut Yogurt

… for the adventurer in you! …

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!

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Ideas – Keepsakes of your Travels

Ideas – Keepsakes of your Travels

Idea for you while you travel

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. 

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Leonid Molodoshanin, or more famously known as “Leo Mol” (Jan 15 1915 – July 4 2009), emigrated to Winnipeg Manitoba in 1948, where he became a famous sculptor.

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!
 

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Best Winter Meal after a day of being outside?

Best Winter Meal after a day of being outside?

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

Ingredients:

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 

Instructions:

  1. Fry up the Ground Turkey with the Diced Onion & Garlic Cloves in a frying pan.
  2. Add all other ingredients to a pot and let simmer.  
  3. 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.  
  4. Enjoy!

Special thanks to the creator of Yogibarz (Facebook) for allowing me to share this with you

Birds Hill Park – Manitoba

Birds Hill Park – Manitoba

A photo journal of what I had come cross during one of my early morning walks.  

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!  

The Great Trail – KEEN – Photo Contest

The Great Trail – KEEN – Photo Contest

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.”

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Recently The Great Trail held a Photo Contest on INSTAGRAM (#KEENselfeet),
showing your Keen Footwear selfie.     

I’d like to thank The Great Trail
for choosing one of my photos as one of the
Contest Winners!


… 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

The Great Trail Website
The Great Trail FaceBook 

… see you out there!

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Yogibarz – Pack Light – Pack Healthy

Yogibarz – Pack Light – Pack Healthy

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.

About Yogibarz:

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

19 Flavours:
Chocolicious
Very Vanilla
Scrumptious Strawberry
Blueberry
Mochalicious
Choco-chili  (spicy)
Choco-mint
Candy Cane Lane-Vanilla Mint
Banana Walnut
Simply the Zest-lemon
Orange clove
Blueberry Lemon
Crazy for Cranberry
Pretty in Pink Grapefruit
Mum’s Apple Pie
Coconut Lime
Coconut Almond Joy
Carrot Cake
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     

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