Author: Grace

I’m a 20 plus newlywed, nutrition student and aspiring writer, with a love for chocolate, oatmeal and exercise. I enjoy exercising and learning about nutrition and health, and I am currently training for my first half marathon.

5 Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

Real Food can be quite the undertaking. In fact, my husband and I soaked a huge batch of white beans in whey over night and we are boiling them now in our huge stock pot! This process alone can take up to one full day – which is a lot more time-consuming that just popping ….

8 Effective Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

Fruits are naturally sweet. Hence, when only fruits are used to make juices, they are quite tasty and drinkable. However, due to their high fructose content, they are not always healthy. Hence, many people resort to making juices out of vegetables only. While highly nutritious, these juices don’t taste good by themselves. Hence, many adults and children alike don’t enjoy ….

How to get the most out of Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oils are getting popular, but I’m leery of outlandish claims. I myself have experienced some great benefits from using essential oils, yet I’m skeptical about some of the claims that many people make about them. I believe in honesty when it comes to natural remedies and am not likely to fall for gimmicks or ….

12 Baby Steps to Optimal Health

People are different. What works for one person may not work for the next. Some people (like myself) prefer to dive in head first, make changes right away and quit everything cold turkey. Others prefer the longer, slower approach. They like to dip their toes into the water first, then walk slowly into it and ….

10 Daily Habits of Those Who Live Mindfully

It’s true that we never use our full mental capacities – not by a long shot – and a lot of this is due to our daily routines. Everyday habits like taking showers, making meals and brushing our teeth are no coincidence. While habits help us to function with as little thought as possible, they ….

Honest Herbal Natural Remedies

Getting excited over new (or renewed) discoveries can give some people a bit too much of a push that sends them over the edge with exaggerated claims. I’m not one to buy into gimmicks and claims with an ‘Us vs. Them’ approach, its insulting to consumers. Many folks in the natural path for healing are ….

Vitamix Vs Blendtec – Which one is better?

In the Vitamix vs Blendtec discussion, there are some definite advantages of one blender over the other.  Before being fortunate enough to own both blenders I was rather convinced that they were the essentially the same blender but that really isn’t the case.  Each blender has some advantages over the other that make it unique–you ….

Juicing vs Blending – Which is Better?

As commonly perceived by a lot of people, juicing and blending are not the same. In fact, they are two very different things. The main difference being that juicing only extracts the juice of a fruit or a vegetable while blending makes use of the entire fruit or vegetable with skin and all. The produce created out of juicing ….

Best Blenders For Every Budget

A blender is a kitchen appliance that aids in mixing up a variety of ingredients. Blenders can be used to make smoothies, milkshakes, dressings, sauces, soups, and among many other things. There are also exceptional blenders available which can double as other kitchen appliances, saving you precious kitchen space. For example, some blenders also shave ice, which allows ….

Beyond Green Juices

The popularity of green juices and smoothies over the past decade has been rapidly growing in mainstream culture.  These days it is very much in fashion for celebrities to be seen with their bright green concoctions from the many juice bars popping up around the world.  Health books lining popular bookstore shelves are dedicated to ….