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The Mighty Kale is one of my all time favourite smoothies from Jugo Juice. This season, one of the fastest-rising cocktail trends over the past few years has been blending herbal and botanical ingredients with more traditional flavours, but this trend isn’t just for the 19 and […]
I was sent some products from Karen Phytoplankton before I was pregnant. This new marine phytoplankton boast a series of great health benefits. For those curious about what Karen is, the company behind this new ocean picked “superfood” is New Brunswick-based Blugenics Innovations Ltd., which launched in November 2015.
Canada’s newest superfood is microscopic, but its health benefits are huge. Phytoplankton – found in the ocean and considered the world’s original vegetable – is also known as microalgae, packed with omega fatty acids, vitamins A, C, D and K, beta carotene, dietary fibre, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iron and protein.
The Karen brand of phytoplankton – a first-of-its-kind natural health product – is approved by Health Canada and according to company-led studies and anecdotal reports from those who consume it. Karen claims to be effective in treating everything from digestive issues, inflammation, fibromyalgia and migraines to chronic pain, low energy and skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema.
No doubt Karen marine Phytoplankton smells like the ocean – a concentrated perfume of seaweed and micro algae like Spirulina and Chlorella.
Karen Phytoplankton comes in two convenient packaging: powder and tablets. For powder mix half a scoop or 1/8 teaspoon (250mg) of Karen powder in 240ml (8 ounces) of water, juice or smoothie.
Health Benefits of Marine Phytoplankton
- Antioxidant & Nutrient Rich
- High concentration of SOD (Superoxide Dismutase)
- Essential Minerals
- Liver Support
- Regeneration of Cell Membranes
- Energy Boosting
- Improve Sleep
- Reduces aches and pains
If you are interested in trying this new product out, Karen is available over-the-counter at pharmacies, health food stores, and health and wellness centres across Canada in pure powder and tablet form for $49.99. 30-day trial challenge with a full money back guarantee across Canada.
Coupon code: KAREN4BLOGGERS
Discount: 40% off cart total
Expires: December 31, 2017
Cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons
Unlimited usage per coupon and per person (in separate orders)
Or enter contest below to win one month supply of Blugenics Karen Phytoplankton ($49.99 value).
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Results vary from person to person. Before starting any new diet program please check with your doctor or health care provider before beginning. I am not a doctor or registered dietitian. I do not claim to cure any cause, condition or disease. I do not provide medical aid or nutrition for the purpose of health or disease and claim to be a doctor or dietitian.
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Virtuous Pie is a vegan pizzeria Vancouver’s Chinatown at 583 Main Street next to Juniper on Keefer Street. It offers 100% plant based pizzas made with nut cheeses (cashews, almonds and soy). It also includes a selection of nice creams (vegan ice cream) and salads. Gluten free dough […]
Warby Parker recently opened its first Canadian store opens at 684 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. Even though there is no store in site yet for Vancouver, I am excited for their Home Try-On Program. That means I can try on 5 favorite new fall […]
Be Love in a wonderful all vegan, organic and locally sourced plant based ingredients located in downtown Victoria at 1019 Blanshard Street. The restaurant is bright and airy. There are a patio seats outside perfect for a nice sunny day! Travelling is hard on the body, having the option to eat some nourishing and energizing superfoods is so good for the soul.
Our cleanse began with a wheatgrass shot and refreshing kombucha. Dave doesn’t like kombucha. He thinks it tastes funny like old socks. But I am totally into fermented tea! Perhaps it is an acquired taste like Uni (sea urchin).
Raspberry Kombucha 7: kombucha, raspberry, lemon juice, honey, soda water.
Be Love also offers a bunch of superfood cocktails that are both healthy and tasty.
Bayou Bowl 16: Grilled BBQ tempeh, fresh corn, veggies and sprouts, dirty spiced quinoa and black beans with southern greens, avocado and chipotle aioli.
I love the vibrate colors of this Buddha bowl filled with Macronutrients and free from processed sugar, wheat, dairy and gluten. Although we are not Celiac and also do not suffer from gluten sensitivity, it is a nice change in pace from greasy fast food.
The salad itself is very tasty. There is a not a lot of salad dressing and no salt is added. If you prefer it salty, there are salt shakers for you to adjust to your own taste buds. But not having to add extra salt is great to keep water retention away!
Taco Salad 15: avocado, corn, black beans, cashew queso, pepitas, tomato, cilantro, green onion, veggies, sprouts, romaine, baby greens and sweet chilli lime dressing. I thought I wouldn’t be full, so I also added a soft boiled egg. The egg was very much a hard boiled instead.
If I am ever back in Victoria, I definitely will come back to Be Love. Eating superfoods simply makes me so happy to nourish myself with fresh ingredients. I wish someone would make this for me everyday!
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Mon 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
1019 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2H4
Warby Parker is coming to Toronto, Canada. The first Warby Parker Canadian store opens at 684 Queen Street West on Saturday, August 6th. No doubt I love online shopping! Pretty boxes mailed directly to my home and I barely even need to lift a finger! […]
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As much as working out is for self-improvement, staying fit, mood enhancement and general combat to health ailments – there’s also some pride in taking that post-workout selfie. After all, if it’s not on Instagram, did you really work out? You can have been on the couch the whole time, right?
Jokes aside, these studios have some pretty amazing backdrops and workouts that make for great images. From white backgrounds and marquee lights to a wall full of quotes and trampolines, these are totally pose and post worthy.
This is Bear. He stopped by today and did things puppies tend to do – ran around, licked people then napped. In a way… We're all kinda like bear. We can't promise there'll be puppies but there will be bells… Tonight's 5:30 Everything and this weekends schedule are ready for ya – if you've got some holes in the sched let's fill em up! Find that link in our profile. #dogsofinstagram
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Learn to stabilize your core and strengthen your muscles with TRX, kettlebells and weights. With a clean space with graphic deigns, it’s so photo-ready that a cute pup may join you!
Whether you are sweating it out on the saddle or catching some down time in their sanctuary, this Moroccan-inspired lounge will have you busting out your smartphone for that one picture perfect square.
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Take a selfie up against their bright white walls (or mirrors) filled will motivational quotes is a must. Join them for courtyard outdoor battle rides with local businesses and make some new friends!
This studio offers power, hatha and Ariel yoga. Get super-strong this summer at this boutique studio. The space is intimate and friendly, so you won’t feel embarrassed asking the instructor to help take a photo after class.
Jumpstart your week with Seacity’s Mini Tramp classes. Jump for joy now you can embrace your inner 3 year old. Remember those backyard play dates? Grab a buddy or two and head over for HIIT, boxing, power yoga and Pilates class now!
PUR MOVEMENT is a boutique fitness studio in Richmond (Ironwood neighbourhood). This studio offers a range of workout classes from dance, yoga, pilates, Power Plate® training, Barre, SexyStilettos Dance® and TRX. The studio is opened by Stephanie Sy with a background with over 15 years international experience in the dance and performance arts industry. In 2009, she founded a unique dance program aimed at empowering women she branded SexyStilettos Dance®.
The studio itself is clean and brightly lit. PUR MOVEMENT offers lockers and there are plenty of free parking.
Studio gym memberships start at $190 per month contract free. Drop-In rates are $20. Students also recieve 10% off all regular priced services (with valid student I.D.)
What I like about them, is that they are also part of ClassPass. This makes it really easy for me to book an extra workout session right after work. There are a variety of 60-minute classes throughout the day.
I can’t wait to put on a pair of cute leggings and hit their TRX or Power-Plate classes. I always keep a set of my gym essentials with me. This way I can go for a quick run at lunch or head to class (even last minute)!
By the way, if you have never heard of Power-Plate, this machine gives the body’s muscles a high intensity workout using vibrations to stimulate the muscles. Muscles typically contact once or twice per second. The Power Plate machine contacts the muscles 30-50 times per second. It is an effective way of training in limited time.
PUR Movement Contest
30 day Unlimited Class Pass Bundle ($190+)
Included in the prize pack is
- one x 30 day Unlimited Class Pass
- one x PŪR Tote
- one x PŪR tank top
To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Winner must be able to claim in person at PUR Movement studio.