Keto Friendly Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Have you been looking for a sugar-free smoothie option?  Well, look no more this chocolate almond butter smoothie is hit with both adults and kids too.  It’s super easy to make and can be made icy cold on a hot summers day or warm and comforting for those chilly winter nights. 


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk or cream
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 spoonful of almond butter (or pb if you prefer)
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)


It’s so easy just add all ingredients into a blender, blend and enjoy.

For a warm option, hold the ice and warm up the water and coconut milk before blending.


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Tyler and Lynn

Staying Balance During Uncertain Times

It’s an emotionally heightens time right now. You feeling it? I think we all are. 

What are you doing to stay balanced? 

A few things I’m doing to keep my self balance are having a daily practice of self care.  This includes quieting my mind, deeply breathing, hot baths, walking to work (taking extra time to notice the beautiful blossoms and new buds) and getting into nature whenever possible.  Social distancing is easy peasy in these environments and also brings you brings back to the present moment.  #beherenow 🙂 

Along with all of this, I’m also supporting my mind nutritionally.  My go to supplements are Veeva stress and anxiety ( I switch between the two) and L-theanine.   I use Veeva as a preventative to keep me balance and I love it because it’s a blend of adaptogenic herbs and amino acids, so it supports me from multiple directions.  I find it helps mould and shape me into these challenging times. 

For those moments where I need something fast and noticeable, I turn to L theanine, L-theanine is an amino acid that is known to help quiet 🤫 the mind.  I often say it makes me a better person, and I swear it does.  You know those times when you feel like you have a million things all happening in your brain at the same time? That’s when I use theanine.  I also really enjoy it before bed at night, especially when I find my mind circling the same thoughts.

What stress hacks are you using right now?  Share your ideas with the health community, we could all use a little extra support these days. 

Stay balance and well xo 


Keto Healthy Talk with Holistic Pharmacist RoseMarie Pierce

Are you puzzled and frustrated by your difficulty losing weight? Most people are. That’s one of the many reasons you are hearing so much about the Keto Diet. Because it’s easy, and because it works. Research shows that your daily diet is one of the factors determining body shape and metabolism.

Join us as we host Holistic Pharmacist RoseMarie Pierce and learn how a HEALTHY Keto diet can help re-set your metabolism, and ignite your body’s fat burning furnace.


RoseMarie Pierce B.Sc.Pharm has earned her degree in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University in 1972. After extensive studies in herbal and nutritional medicine, RoseMarie integrated these disciplinary practices with her pharmacy education to become Canada’s first Holistic Pharmacist. She is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost integrated health spokespeople.

To reserve your spot for this talk please purchase a $5 voucher through the EventBrite link below. This voucher will be redeemable towards the store following the event! 🙂

Update on upcoming keto talk

Due to the current state of the world, Rosemarie has made the precautionary decision to reschedule the live talk to a live webinar.

In place of the in-store talk we will be doing a live zoom webinar with RoseMarie. The talk will be happening at the same time on Wednesday March 18th at 7pm.

To tune in please click the link at the time of the talk on Wed at 7pm:

If you have purchased a ticket through eventbrite or in-store, your $5 voucher will still be honoured. Your voucher will be under the name you registered with and can be picked up in store at your convenience.

If you have any questions you can reach us by email or phone at 250-590-5524 or


We apologize for the inconvenience.

Stay well <3
Health Essentials