Summer days are here! Trips to the cottage, camping excursions and backyard barbeques are thankfully becoming easier to enjoy as covid restrictions begin to ease. Holidays are meant to restore us and give us rest from our everyday routine. It makes sense to take good care of yourself over the holidays – emotionally, physically and nutritionally.

I have a simple request for you this summer – please don’t take a holiday from healthy eating! While in vacation mode, there can be a tendency to throw caution to the wind and eat less sensibly than usual. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all in for beach fries and a few trips to the ice cream shop, but it needs to be kept in balance. We live in a truly abundant geographical location where the choices of fresh veggies and fruit are too many to count. We would be wise to eat well, especially when it is so easy to do so. I urge you, love your local farmer and purchase their produce – right at their laneways or at the market.

To help you stay on track with healthy eating, try this delicious & balanced smoothie recipe.

Berry-licious SmoothieSmoothie

1 cup blueberries
1 small peach
1/2 small banana
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 c Greek yogurt
a little water to get desired consistency

Blend in small personal blender & enjoy. You can also try freezing smoothies into delicious frozen treats using popsicle molds.