IG: We know we should be drinking lots of water, but what about eating our water?⁠ ⁠ We tell our clients to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water each day (so for a 150lb person, this would be 75 ounces / day).⁠ ⁠ But many of us forget, or maybe don’t even know, that food contributes to this amount too!⁠ ⁠ Our ancestors didn’t have continuous access to clean drinking water, so they often ate their way to hydration, choosing foods high in water content, and we can do this too!⁠ ⁠ Did you know?⁠ 🥗Iceberg lettuce and celery are both 96% water.⁠ 🍍Pineapple is 87% water.⁠ 🍓Strawberries are 92%, raspberries & cranberries are 87%.⁠ 🥒Cucumber is 96% water, zucchini and radish are 95%.⁠ 🍉Watermelon is 92% water.⁠ 🍑Peaches are 88% water and apricots are 86%.⁠ 🌱Spinach is 96% water.⁠ 🍅Tomatoes are 94% water.⁠ 🍊Grapefruit is 91% water and oranges are 87%.⁠ 🍈Cantaloupe is 90% water.⁠ 🍚Cauliflower is 87% water.⁠ 🌶️Sweet peppers are 92% water.⁠ ⁠ HYDRATION, peeps! Yet another reason to eat real foods from the earth 👊🏼⁠ ⁠ What’s your favourite high water food? Cauliflower is my jam ⁠

We know we should be drinking lots of water, but what about eating our water?⁠

We tell our clients to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water each day (so for a 150lb person, this would be 75 ounces / day).⁠

But many of us forget, or maybe don’t even know, that food contributes to this amount too!⁠

Our ancestors didn’t have continuous access to clean drinking water, so they often ate their way to hydration, choosing foods high in water content, and we can do this too!⁠

Did you know?⁠
🥗Iceberg lettuce and celery are both 96% water.⁠
🍍Pineapple is 87% water.⁠
🍓Strawberries are 92%, raspberries & cranberries are 87%.⁠
🥒Cucumber is 96% water, zucchini and radish are 95%.⁠
🍉Watermelon is 92% water.⁠
🍑Peaches are 88% water and apricots are 86%.⁠
🌱Spinach is 96% water.⁠
🍅Tomatoes are 94% water.⁠
🍊Grapefruit is 91% water and oranges are 87%.⁠
🍈Cantaloupe is 90% water.⁠
🍚Cauliflower is 87% water.⁠
🌶️Sweet peppers are 92% water.⁠

HYDRATION, peeps! Yet another reason to eat real foods from the earth 👊🏼⁠

What’s your favourite high water food? Cauliflower is my jam 😍.


#hydrationfromfood #eatrealfood #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #holisticnutrition #organicfood #rainbowfood #drinkyourfood ⁠

IG: Dreaming of: dirty barefeet in deep green grass, cultivating life energy in the form of edible plants 🤗. Aka, gardening. For now, re-potting and rearranging my vast collection of indoor greenery a zillion times will have to do 😆. How do you get your green fill? 📷@saramonikaphoto

Dreaming of: dirty barefeet in deep green grass, cultivating life energy in the form of edible plants 🤗.
Aka, gardening.
For now, re-potting and rearranging my vast collection of indoor greenery a zillion times will have to do 😆.
How do you get your green fill?




#gardentherapy #gardener #garden #growingfood #raisedbedgardening #barefoot #earthing #gettinginthegreen #healthylifestyle #outdoorlife #plantlady
📷@saramonikaphoto

IG: Not all meals have to be pretty, but colorful is important! 🌈🌈🌈 Eating a rainbow of varying foods is SO important to ensure we are receiving the micronutrients and antioxidants our bodies need to thrive. So do your best to make sure your meals contain a little bit of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white/tan/beige each day. I don’t usually eat breakfast but on weekends, a late breakfast sometimes goes. Today we’re having local pastured eggs and bacon with turmeric and black pepper, sliced avocado and tomato with sea salt and olive oil, blackberries, a sprinkle of hulled watermelon seeds, homemade kimchi and a dollop of avocado mayo. Do you make an effort to eat the rainbow? Let me know

Not all meals have to be pretty, but colorful is important! 🌈🌈🌈
Eating a rainbow of varying foods is SO important to ensure we are receiving the micronutrients and antioxidants our bodies need to thrive. So do your best to make sure your meals contain a little bit of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white/tan/beige each day.

I don’t usually eat breakfast but on weekends, a late breakfast sometimes goes.

Today we’re having local pastured eggs and bacon with turmeric and black pepper, sliced avocado and tomato with sea salt and olive oil, blackberries, a sprinkle of hulled watermelon seeds, homemade kimchi and a dollop of avocado mayo.

Do you make an effort to eat the rainbow? Let me know! 🌈




#glutenfree #dairyfree #organic #realfoodbreakfast #ketostyle #paleostyle #realfuel #eattherainbow #colorfulmeals #fuelyourbody #micronutrients #antioxidants #nomnomnom #sogood

IG: Dreaming of the warmer months this morning as I realize that it’s about time to begin envisioning and planning my 2020 garden 😍 [truth be told, I am working on the whole “planning” thing, as I’ve never been much of a planner but more of a “fly by the seat of your pants-er”. My work flow? Google it to learn, try it, and hope for the best. Then make tweaks where necessary along the way 🙃]. Last year I spent a LOTTTTTT of my energy in the early growing months getting my seven new 4×8’ rough cut hemlock raised beds built, stained and filled with soil at our new home (shoutout to @theformfirm for the design and build, we get SO many compliments on our beautiful tiered beds)— SWEAT EQUITY (literally?): I transported 2 yards of soil, one wheelbarrow at a time, down a hill and then into the raised beds somehow… it was a doozy 😅. BUT I was then able to grow SO much food for us from May through October! This year I won’t have to do all that prep work and can just give the beds a quick top up, add some compost, and get planting🙌🏼. Hallelujah. I will be more efficient and focused with my seeding and planting, too, and will have WAY less kale, guys 😆. I am also going to give my plant babes more space as I have a tendency to push the limits, wanting to grow all that I possibly can, but this doesn’t always work out. Anyway, to my fellow gardeners out there, or first time aspiring 2020 gardeners (YOU GO!), have you already begun thinking about what you’re going to grow this year too? Let me know photo by @saramonikaphoto 😘

Dreaming of the warmer months this morning as I realize that it’s about time to begin envisioning and planning my 2020 garden 😍
[truth be told, I am working on the whole “planning” thing, as I’ve never been much of a planner but more of a “fly by the seat of your pants-er”. My work flow? Google it to learn, try it, and hope for the best. Then make tweaks where necessary along the way 🙃]. Last year I spent a LOTTTTTT of my energy in the early growing months getting my seven new 4×8’ rough cut hemlock raised beds built, stained and filled with soil at our new home (shoutout to @theformfirm for the design and build, we get SO many compliments on our beautiful tiered beds)—
SWEAT EQUITY (literally?):
I transported 2 yards of soil, one wheelbarrow at a time, down a hill and then into the raised beds somehow… it was a doozy 😅. BUT I was then able to grow SO much food for us from May through October!

This year I won’t have to do all that prep work and can just give the beds a quick top up, add some compost, and get planting🙌🏼. Hallelujah.

I will be more efficient and focused with my seeding and planting, too, and will have WAY less kale, guys 😆. I am also going to give my plant babes more space as I have a tendency to push the limits, wanting to grow all that I possibly can, but this doesn’t always work out.

Anyway, to my fellow gardeners out there, or first time aspiring 2020 gardeners (YOU GO!), have you already begun thinking about what you’re going to grow this year too? Let me know! 🌱




#ediblegardener #growyourownfood #organicgardening #sweatequity #getoutside #growfood #organicfood #realfood #handsinsoil #2020garden

photo by @saramonikaphoto 😘

IG: Dancing into 2020 with hearts full of LOVE and GRATITUDE for everything that came our way in 2019. Grateful for all the lessons 2019 delivered that we’ll both use to make 2020 NEXT LEVEL as partners, business owners, friends and family members. And speaking of family members, shoutout to the new family member 🐶(@truffletheblacklab) that 2019 brought into our lives— how did we ever live without you? I am absolutely positive that this next decade is going to be the best of our lives yet. ELEVATE is my word for 2020. What’s yours? • • • • Wishing you the most fulfilling year ahead #2020

Dancing into 2020 with hearts full of LOVE and GRATITUDE for everything that came our way in 2019.

Grateful for all the lessons 2019 delivered that we’ll both use to make 2020 NEXT LEVEL as partners, business owners, friends and family members.

And speaking of family members, shoutout to the new family member 🐶(@truffletheblacklab) that 2019 brought into our lives— how did we ever live without you?

I am absolutely positive that this next decade is going to be the best of our lives yet.

ELEVATE is my word for 2020.
What’s yours? •



Wishing you the most fulfilling year ahead. #newyearsday #2020 #reflections #newdecade #gratitude #love #prosperity #wisdom

IG: Enjoying some tangy Thai Coconut Soup on this last day of the decade 🥰 [dairy-free, gluten-free, heavenly]. This gut-loving, anti-inflammatory masterpiece starts with a base of organic chicken bone broth in which I simmered fresh kaffir lime leaves, fresh grated garlic + turmeric + ginger. Fresh lime juice would have been perfect but I didn’t have any, so I added some kombucha vinegar for acidity, tamari for saltiness and a pinch of maple syrup to balance it all out. Then for creaminess I added coconut cream and coconut mana as well as some tomato paste, fresh ground pepper and a pinch of cayenne. I also added some rice noodles, cuz, yum. It’s zingy, comforting, cleansing, energizing and perfectly balanced, everything I’m hoping 2020 will be 😆. Stay safe this New Years and here’s to an amazing, healthful new decade ahead!

Enjoying some tangy Thai Coconut Soup on this last day of the decade 🥰 [dairy-free, gluten-free, heavenly]. This gut-loving, anti-inflammatory masterpiece starts with a base of organic chicken bone broth in which I simmered fresh kaffir lime leaves, fresh grated garlic + turmeric + ginger.
Fresh lime juice would have been perfect but I didn’t have any, so I added some kombucha vinegar for acidity, tamari for saltiness and a pinch of maple syrup to balance it all out.
Then for creaminess I added coconut cream and coconut mana as well as some tomato paste, fresh ground pepper and a pinch of cayenne.

I also added some rice noodles, cuz, yum.

It’s zingy, comforting, cleansing, energizing and perfectly balanced, everything I’m hoping 2020 will be 😆. Stay safe this New Years and here’s to an amazing, healthful new decade ahead!

IG: I’m the guy you ask to bring salads to your parties 😏 Cuz cookies and candycanes don’t have to be the only Christmas-y foods! How festive is this quick salad of mixed baby greens and romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, pecans and goat cheese? 😍 it’s got all the holiday colours you could need, plus a pop of purple! Top this with your favorite homemade dressing (EVOO + ACV + maple syrup + sea salt is a great simple one that you can customize) and you’re off to the races

I’m the guy you ask to bring salads to your parties 😏
Cuz cookies and candycanes don’t have to be the only Christmas-y foods!
How festive is this quick salad of mixed baby greens and romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, pecans and goat cheese? 😍 it’s got all the holiday colours you could need, plus a pop of purple!
Top this with your favorite homemade dressing (EVOO + ACV + maple syrup + sea salt is a great simple one that you can customize) and you’re off to the races!

#glutenfree #festivefood #eattherainbow #realfood #quickfood #easyrecipes #sogood #holisticnutrition

IG: DIY DETOX FACEMASK RECIPE⬇️ Warning, I accidentally scared the sh*t out of my dog, but my skin was glowing after! 😆 Combine: •1 tsp French green clay powder (available on Amazon or most health food stores) •1 tsp activated charcoal powder •1 pastured egg (or swap out for 2 Tbsp filtered water) •1 tsp avocado Make a nice paste. Paint on face with a makeup brush or paint brush. Leave on for 15-20min. Accidentally scare your dog. Use a warm washcloth to remove. Let me know if you try this

DIY DETOX FACEMASK RECIPE⬇️
Warning, I accidentally scared the sh*t out of my dog, but my skin was glowing after! 😆

Combine:
•1 tsp French green clay powder (available on Amazon or most health food stores)
•1 tsp activated charcoal powder
•1 pastured egg (or swap out for 2 Tbsp filtered water)
•1 tsp avocado

Make a nice paste. Paint on face with a makeup brush or paint brush. Leave on for 15-20min. Accidentally scare your dog. Use a warm washcloth to remove.
Let me know if you try this! 😘




#wholefoodbeauty #detoxfacemask #DIYfacemaskrecipe #DIY #foodonmyface #glowingskin #naturalbeautytips #holistichealth #holisticbeauty