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with Sarah Hawthorne

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The Only Way To Eat Oatmeal

 Steel cut oats are less processed than rolled or quick oats, so they are a low glycemic whole grain, giving you a long and steady release of energy to power your morning.

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The Snack That's Better Than Energy Bars

Ok, so I am totally addicted to this super healthy snack. Between meals, if I experience a little hunger, slump in energy, or need an extra boost for a heart pumping workout, I simply make the following: 

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Video special: Check out my favorite videos for eating clean, feeling amazing and looking your best…

Watch the following videos: "Simple ways to get the morning off to a healthy start", "How to make homemade nut milk", and "How to eat out without damaging your waistline"

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My Favorite Smoothie Recipe - The Perfect Breakfast

Make fiber, protein and fat your best friends when it comes to making smoothies. Here’s an example of how I like to make mine...

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How to build the perfect smoothie

Smoothies are a popular health drink with my health coaching clients as they are quick and easy to make, and are a great choice for breakfast on the go. The key to building the perfect smoothie is to think about nutritional density, incorporating a balance of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats. Basically the raw materials your body needs to THRIVE.   

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BEWARE: Hidden Sources of Sugar in "Health" Foods

I generally have a pretty low sugar diet and encourage the same for my clients. The general Western population gets excess amounts of sugar from processed and packaged foods such as ice-cream and cookies - some of the obvious. At My Balance & Wellness, we prefer to ditch these junk foods and substitute our sugar intake with natural sources such as sweet root vegetables (two of my favorites being yams and sweet potatoes) and from whole pieces of fruit.

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