Bikini Body Guide with Kayla Itsines

I am starting the Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines, an Australian personal trainer who specializes in helping women achieved a slim, muscular build without bulking. My workout routine has been off lately (or non-existent), so I am officially challenging myself to stick with the 12 week workout plan to get my body back on track.
This is something that I have been wanting to do for a while but have made excuses not to. Her workouts are definitely not easy but they are reasonable for time and space (if I cannot make it to the gym-cause, hey, I live  in Canada and there are snow storms-I can do them just as easy at home).
I will be keep track on my progress on Instagram which will include progress pictures, workout videos, food pictures, and other things that make me happy through this journey! I am starting week 2 this week and am very excited to start feeling better (Christmas vacay DESTROYED me!)
Do burpees WITHOUT dying
Do a full set of push-ups (NOT 'girl' push-ups)
Have a Kayla-toned stomach
Feel comfortable in a crop-top
Reward self with THIS bikini for my new bikini body!


Kayla - Picture from Kayla Itsines Instagram 

Kayla - Picture from Kayla Itsines Instagram 


Holiday Drinking | Nourish Nature

Christmas and New Years are the two holidays where people tend to over indulge in alcoholic drinks, I know that I am a fan of having a few drinks over the holidays (Christmas day usually starts with mimosas and ends with wine) So here are a few drinks that I came up with to avoid brutal hangovers from sugary drinks and bloated bellies from carbonates beers!

Kosmo Cranbucha - amazeballs!!

Kosmo Cranbucha
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. sparkling water
  • 2 oz. cosmic cranberry kombucha
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1-2 inch orange peel
  • Ice as desired
  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 4 oz. gingerade kombucha
  • 4 sprigs mint, roughly broken apart
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice as desired
The Grape Gin-bucha
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 4 Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 oz. divine grape kombucha
  • 1 oz. sparkly water
  • Ice as desired
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. gingerberry kombucha
  • 1 oz. POM pomegranate juice
  • 2 slices of gala apple
  • Ice as desired

These are all made with GT's Kombucha! Vegan, gluten free, and GMO free!  http://www.synergydrinks.com/


Vegan Cheesecake | Nourish Nature

I made these little treats over the weekend for a family Christmas party,  they were absolutely amazing! (not to brag or anything) These babies are not only free from animal cruelty but also from gluten, peanuts, soy, and other allergens one might find in your average cheesecake.
7 Ingredient Vegan Cheesecake

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes then drained)
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • Filling:
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews, soaked in water 4-6 hours or overnight
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • Optional Flavor Add-Ins:
  • 2 Tbsp natural almond butter
  • 1/4 cup wild blueberries (fresh or frozen)

  1. Add almonds and process into a meal.
  2. Add dates to food processor with almond meal and blend until mixed. Move into a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. Lightly grease a standard, 12 slot muffin tin (or add muffin paper to prevent sticking)
  4. Next, put the nut and date dough into the bottoms of the muffin tray to form the crust. Put as much as desired (about 1 Tbsp works well).
  5. Add all filling ingredients to the food processor and mix until very smooth.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. If adding peanut butter or berries, add to the blender and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Divide filling evenly among the muffin tins. Add berries for garnish or swirl in almond butter on the top. Then cover with plastic wrap and freeze until hard (4 hours or overnight)
  8. Once set, remove from freezer and serve frozen or wait about 10 minutes for them to thaw out a little.

Recipe Adapted From Minimalist Baker http://minimalistbaker.com/7-ingredient-vegan-cheesecakes/


My Christmas Favourites | Nourish Nature

Winter is WELL on its way in New Brunswick, which means Christmas is just around the corner :) Here are a few of my Christmas favourites
Christmas Lights
Christmas Trees
First Snow
Vegan hot coco + whipped cream (recipe coming soon!)
Maple Oatmeal for breakfast
Lush Bubble Bars
Lush Bath Bombs
Watching movies during a storm
Warms socks
Giving presents to loved ones
Christmas shopping
Butternut squash soup
Christmas Sweaters
What are you excited about this season?
I'm tagging
Amalie Luther @ http://sundesager.dk/
Katty Santos @ http://kscultus.com
Hope to see your posts soon!