Thirsty Thursdays

Warm Ayurvedic Stewed Apples for Autumn

September 14, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Ayurvedic Stewed Apples Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa 🙂 As we come into the Autumn season vata dosha can be disturbed. Autumn is a season of transition and change and is dry, rough, windy, and erratic, just like vata dosha. According to Ayurvedic medicine, like increases like, so it is a time of year […]

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Festive Candy Cane Milkshake

December 4, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Vegan Christmas Milkshake The holiday season is here and Trinity and I put together this fun milkshake for you to enjoy with your family. This is a treat and not an everyday smoothie! 🙂 Chocolate Candy Cane Rim: The first thing we are going to do is create a chocolate and candy cane rim for […]

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Why Warm Lemon Water in the Morning

November 20, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Why Warm Lemon Water? Sam from Healthy Juicing Magazine sent me a Dovetail Stainless Steel Lemon and Lime Juice Squeezer to review and so I decided to do a video on why warm lemon water is a good idea first thing in the morning. Drinking warm lemon water upon waking helps to re-hydrate you. After […]

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Hydrating Water for your Dosha

November 13, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hydrating Water Hi Melissa! It is always nice to write you! I have a question that always comes to me while I am doing a long yoga´s video classes: How should be my hydration while doing yoga? I always have a bottle of water with me, but sometimes I feel that if I drink a […]

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Healthier Thriftier Vegan Mocha Frappuccino

October 16, 2014 Juicing Recipe
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Thriftier Vegan Cold Coffee Last time I showed you how to make a healthier, thriftier vegan caramel frappuccino. This week I’m going to show you my secret no-guilt iced coffee drink. Since I suffer from migraines, I abstain from the chocolate. So, I’m going to show you how to make this with carob, however you could […]

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Healthy Caramel Frap with Guest Barista

October 2, 2014 Juicing Recipe
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Healthier, Thriftier Vegan Caramel Frappuccino I don’t know about you, but I don’t know what makes me cringe more when my daughter goes to Starbucks, the price tag or the lack of nutrients in those frappucinos. Here is a compromise we have come up with at home. She still loves to go to Starbucks, but […]

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Healthy Orange Julius

September 18, 2014 Juicing Recipe
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Yummy OJ This morning when I was cleaning out my fridge, I started peeling over a dozen oranges to juice them. We get them delivered here in our Share Organics box. Share Organics is a fun local Victoria company that delivers organic produce to our home once a week on Tuesdays via bicycle! Anyway, nobody […]

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Juice Recipe for Eye Health

May 29, 2014 Juicing Recipe
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What are the benefits of green cabbage juice? : Green cabbage contains 57% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin K compared to 28% in red cabbage. Vitamin K helps your blood to clot and it regulates the mineralization of your bones. What is better green cabbage or red cabbage? Red cabbage has 10 times […]

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Anemia Juice or Herbal Remedy

May 22, 2014 Juicing Recipe
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Help for Anemia One of my girlfriends is having an issue with anemia and so I promised I would create an anemia juice for her. Anemia is a complex issue and not one that you can self diagnose. I am a Ph.D. and not a MD and so it is important to have a laboratory […]

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Breast Cancer Smoothie with Herbal Tea Base

March 13, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Smoothie for Cancer Hi Melissa! Wondering if you have ever used chilled herbal teas as the liquid ingredient in your smoothies? If so, did it work? I am interested in a breast cancer smoothie for my friend and my favourite combo is spinach, apple, banana, lemon juice and add a greens powder. Much Love Pat […]

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