Delicious Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Delicious Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

  • 1 butternut squash peeled and chopped into chucks
  • 1 full fat coconut milk (without thickeners like guar gum)
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon (optional)

Sauté onions in butter. Once translucent, add chopped squash and season with salt and optional cinnamon.
After a few minutes add your coconut milk, bring to a boil and then simmer until squash is soft.
Once the squash is soft, blend in a blender or with a hand blender and voila dinner is made!

 

 

Updated List of Our Keto Friendly Foods

We’ve been searching high and low for clean, delicious low carb food and here’s what we’ve found.

Several of us have been doing a ketogenic diet and are loving it!
Come by if you’re in need of keto friendly recipe ideas or have any questions.

Find some of our favourite keto friendly foods here.

 

Pine Pollen Love

Pine Pollen ✨ is one superfood we love at Health Essentials. It’s packed with amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and has an effect on hormone balance, aging, improving immune function and testosterone levels ( a common misconception is that women don’t benefit from pine pollen but it’s ability to balance hormones can increase libido and it is a natural source of phenylalanine which stimulates dopamine production). Consumption of this amazing pollen also has a positive effect on neurotransmitters, hooray for better brain function
Harmonic arts wild crafts pine pollen 🌲through sustainable practices each spring and processes at a low temperature for optimum quality

It’s our 7 Year Anniversary this April 27th & 28th

Join us this Friday April 27th & 28th!  We are celebrating our 7 Year Anniversary and want you to invite you to come CELEBRATE with us! This day is all about you. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be here, throwing this awesome party. So first of all, thank you. You ROCK.

What can you expect on these amazing customer appreciation days?
– Store wide sales
– HUGE Icebreaker merino wool sale!!! AND WE MEAN HUGE!
– Tons of demos of our favourite products
– Free samples of great products you’ve always wanted to try!
– Many opportunities to win outstanding gift baskets full of goodies the whole family can benefit from!
– Live skin care and delicious treat prep demos by the experts themselves

Follow our event page on Facebook for more details by clicking HERE!


Wellness Essential Oil Rollers

All of our Wellness Essential Oil blends from our girl @sunstonearoma have gem rollers on top 💎so you can glide her hand crafted combinations on with a dose of crystal energy ( then when it’s empty pop the gem bead out and keep it)

This one is Calm with chamomile, rose and lavender with a rose quartz roller, great for evening wind down or keep it in your purse for anytime you want to breathe deep

 

March 2018 New Shoes

We have some AMAZING new shoes in this spring! From sandals to fitness to everyday, there are some really great new styles to check out.

LUNA

 

Brujita

  • A new style of our favourite barefoot sandals!
  • Brujita (Brew-He-Ta) means “Little Witch” in Spanish.
  • Strong enough to handle everyday wear, elegant enough to be worn out-on-the-town dressed up
  • Come with turquoise tassels and also include 4 other bright and natural colored tassels to mix and match!

 

 

VIBRAMS

V-Soul Women’s

  • The lately Vibram geared towards feminine, indoor alternative fitness
  • Stylish, sleek and snazzy
  • Light , 5mm sole for maximum feel

 

 

 

 

 

V-Alpha Women’s and Men’s

  • Vibram Megagrip offers excellent grip properties on both dry and wet terrain
  • High level of durability
  • Developed for the user who frequently encounters slippery surfaces
  • The essential outdoor minimal training tool

 

 

 

 

 

V-Trek Men’s

  • Great tool for walking, hiking and trekking, with a nice stylish urban flare as well.
  • Provides the premium outdoor formula for grip in both wet and dry conditions
  • Megagrip sole has unparalleled grip on wet and slippery surfaces
  • Mid-cut and traditional lacing system offers up a casual, sporty look as well

 

 

 

 

 

V-Trail Men’s

  • The perfect technical shoe for runners and racers, an ideal off-road minimalist shoe!
  • Great for the muck and slush that winter brings out on the trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

CVT-Hemp Men’s and Women’s

  • A casual minimalist shoe offers nature lovers a breathable, sustainable slip-on shoe with a true barefoot feel
  • Vibram® VI-LITE sole features the ultimate in lightweight, shock absorption cushioning, for maximum energy conservation
  • Ideal for working on your feet & long walks in the park

 

 

 

 

 

VIVO

Jing Jing Cobblestone

  • A super simple women’s barefoot pump
  • Made from quality Wild Hide leather
  • Stripped back, minimalist construction which gives you natural barefoot freedom from the office commute to the bright lights of the city in the evening
  • Strong, non-marking rubber compound for sticky grip and high-abrasion when you need it most.

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Long Weekend Hours

Here are our Long Weekend Hours:

We will be closed this Friday, March 30th for Good Friday,
and open for the rest of the weekend, with just one slightly shorter day on Monday, April 2nd.

We hope you all have a great long weekend!!

Got allergies? Immuno-care!

If you’ve got seasonal allergies… Celt Immuno-care Could Be for You

Seasonal allergies affect a lot of people come spring time.  Most people with severe seasonal allergies have tried any and everything they can get their hands on come spring time… One awesome solution you may not have come across is Celt Immuno-care! This patented, clinically tested formula contains plant sterols that help to modulate the immune system.  We all know what that means in terms up supporting the immune defense system to keep you from getting sick. But, did you know that allergies are actually the product of an OVER active immune system? This is where immune modulation comes into play.  This awesome formula can bring your immune system up when it needs to, and back down when it needs to. So… basically ANYONE can benefit from it!

If you want to save $3 on this amazing formula, print the coupon below and bring it into the store by May 31st, 2018!

If you’re shopping online use the coupon code: fightallergies in your cart! 

March Monthly Flyer 2018

NEW Icebreaker Spring 2018

Icebreaker Spring/Summer 2018 Has Arrived!!

Time to say goodbye to the old, and hellloooo to the new… and might we say the AMAZING. We seriously cannot get enough of all of the new Icebreaker pieces we have this season. More of the same premium quality that we all know and love, but with new styles like we have never seen from them before!

Just in case you’ve never heard of merino wool here are just a few reasons why we love it:

  • This natural fibre is extremely soft unlike more traditional wool clothing.
  • Naturally antibacterial and odour resistant!
  • Totally anti-wrinkle – perfect for packing on trips or in gym bags
  • It absorbs up to 40% of its own weight in water (or sweat)
  • It stays warm when its wet!!!
  • Its naturally thermoregulating, so you’ll be warm when its cold, and the same pieces will keep you cool in the heat!!! #magic
  • It dries EXTREMELY fast – perfect for our wet west coast climate in spring time!

If you’ve heard of merino, but never Icebreaker Merino.. here’s a few areas where it stands apart:

  • Icebreaker works directly with small farms in New Zealand to source the best quality merino from the most ethically treated sheep and sustainable farming possible!!
  • No sheep are harmed in the processing of the wool! They actually really love it… Merino don’t naturally shed their wool so its quite a relief once a year to get it sheered!
  • The farms that Icebreaker works with are committed to providing a stress-free environment for the sheep.. the quality of the sheep’s life = the quality of the wool 🙂
  • The wool that is produced from Icebreaker Merino Sheep specifically is softer than most other commercially available merino
  • Icebreaker core spins a number of their clothes to ensure durability
  • Their socks are all guaranteed for LIFE!!! 

Sneak Peak of What’s New This Season:

WOMEN’S COOL-LITE AFFIX ANORAK

  • Perfect for all weather conditions!! Brave the west coast wind and rain and look stylish while you’re doin’ it!
  • With patented cool-lite technology, you’ll be kept cool while being protected from the elements.
  • 100% merino wherever it touches your body, for added comfort, breathability, sweat wicking and warmth!

 

 

WOMEN’S COOL-LITE YANNI TANK DRESS

  • Who couldn’t use a little black dress addition to their wardrobe?!
  • This amazingly comfortable and form fitting dress can be dressed up or dressed down in all occasions!
  • With cool-lite technology you’ll be kept cool in the heat which is a huge bonus when wearing black in the sun!!

 

 

 

MEN’S ESCAPE HOODED PULLOVER

  • We really can’t get enough of this one!
  • Comfort meets style with this loose fitting and extremely stylish hoodie for men
  • With a large hood and a side zip to help you easily get in and out… this is the perfect cool-weather outer layer

 

 

 

 

MEN’S MERINOLOFT ELLIPSE LONG SLEEVE HALF ZIP HOOD

  • With MerinoLOFT™ technology panel and hood for added warmth and protection from the elements
  • Entirely merino wherever it touches your skin!!
  • This stylish and extremely functional half zip is perfect for the spring, and can definitely be worn anytime of year on the west coast