Food & Drink
Pumpkin Protein Energy Balls

SweatTheStyle_ProteinPumkinBalls_IngredientsPumpkin is this season’s super squash and eating with the seasons is key for good health and vitality. These bite-sized, no-bake, dairy-free pumpkin treats make for a healthy, blood-sugar balancing snack that will keep mid-afternoon sugar cravings at bay and will fuel your body with the right set of nutrients for long lasting energy. What makes these snacks so filling and satisfying is their impressive protein and fiber content plus they’re rich in powering vitamins and minerals like zinc, iron, chromium (a natural blood sugar stabilizer), B vitamins and immune-boosting, skin-protecting antioxidants like vitamin A and C. Enjoy 1 or 2 balls as a snack or dessert or consume before or after a workout.

SweatTheStyle_PumpkinProteinBalls_SLC Ingredients:
Medjool Dates: 1 cup, pitted (about 10)
Pumpkin seeds: 1/2 cup
Almonds: 1/2 cup
Chia Seeds: 1 tbsp
Flax Seeds: 1 tbsp
Organic Rolled or Steel-Cut Oats: 1 1/2 cup grounded
Pumpkin Puree: 1/2 can
Almond Butter: 1/4 cup
Dark Chocolate Chips (optional): 1/4 cup
Shredded Coconut (optional): 1/4 cup

Instructions
In a food processor, combine the pumpkin seeds, almonds, chia seeds, flaxseeds and oats. Process until all ingredients are grounded up. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
Rinse the food processor and add the medjool dates, pumpkin puree and almond butter. Process until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Place batter in the fridge for about 30 mins to chill.
Form batter into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls and roll half of them in shredded coconut, coating balls completely.Transfer to a baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
Keep chilled, or freeze in an airtight container for a few months (though I guarantee they won’t last that long!).
Enjoy 1 or 2 for a snack or dessert.

By: Beata Rydyger BSc RHN, She Lives Clean

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Health
7 Benefits of Pumpkins

AdrianneHo_Supreme_HailMary_5Pumpkin season is here…
SweatTheStyle_PumpkinPumpkins don’t only taste great but they have a tremendous amount of health benefits…
1) Contain Vitamin A which aids your vision.
2) Great source of fiber which keeps your waistline in check.
3) The seeds can help your heart as well as boost your mood and immune system.
4) Their beta-carotene help prevent cancer.
5) Reduce bad cholesterol.
6) The carotenoids in pumpkin help protect the skin keeping it wrinkle-free.
7) They are an awesome source of energy after a great workout!

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Fitness
NIKE x ModelFit

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Darryl Richardson for Nike Women Summit

It’s all in the name, ModelFit’s mission is to help women develop long lean “model like” muscle while still building strength and enhancing their fitness levels. Combining workout methods like pilates, yoga, balance stability, and functional training with the use of light weights and sliding disks, a one hour workout will be sure to create a slow burn in muscles you didn’t know existed. The studio also offers appointments with a nutritionist and wellness counselor and has a cold press juice and prepared foods section.

Start with a stretch.
15 minutes of yoga holding weights.
15 minutes of Pilates holding weights and with weights strapped on to legs.
20 weighted crunches with each hand aiming to the right, centre, and left side of body.
15 backwards lunges using the sliding disks on each leg while holding a weight. Slide legs back to the right, centre, and left side of the body for each set.
Finish with a stretch.

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Beauty
Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser

AdrianneHo_UndftdTigerCamo_2Probiotics can work just as much on the outside as they do on the inside…
SweatTheStyle_EminenceProbioticFacewash Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser contains organic natural ingredients good enough to eat. It leaves skin feeling clean without stripping it of its natural oils. One of the main ingredients is yogurt which contains lactic acid that gently breaks down dead skin cells and exfoliates, while nourishing the skin with naturally occurring fat. Bacteria that cause breakouts are then killed off by tea tree oil while cucumber juice soothes, tones, and purifies the skin. Use a few pumps morning and night to get that fresh clean feeling free of any unnatural parabens, fragrances, and dyes.

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