Vancouver is blooming and I just can’t get enough of all of the beautiful blossoms and their sweet scents.
My current favourite activity is leashing up my dog, hitting the beach and breathing in the floral wonderland around me. Nature’s aromatherapy has opened up shop in my hood. The light pink cherry blossoms that were lining our streets have loosened from their stems and glided down to cover the ground in sweet little pink petals. Luckily fushia Azaleas have taken their place, as well as a plethora of other blooms.
I am fully in flower-loving glory.
And what is the perfect food to snack on when admiring the explosion of pink petals?
Chia pudding. Here is a quick and easy recipe:
Banana Peanut Butter Pudding
- 2 bananas
- 2 T. peanut butter
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 T. flax seeds (optional)
- 2 cups almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
Blend ingredients together. Let still overnight. Enjoy.
I’ve been dreaming of sunshine lately and thinking about all of the hikes I’m planning to do this summer. Hikes like Joffre Lakes.
Joffre is situated a little north of Whistler and is home to the most beautiful emerald and aquamarine water I have ever seen.
Here are a few pics from my 1st hike to this extraordinarily beautiful destination. I can’t wait to get back.
I was a little outdoorsy when I arrived in BC from Ontario in the late 90’s but…only a little. Living in this beautiful province has, slowly but surely, turned me into a devoted, treehugging hiker and nature lover. And becoming these things has transformed both my physical fitness and emotional health. I cannot even imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t moved to BC and experienced the breathtaking beauty of this province’s mountain and forest trails.
I’m also forever grateful to this stunning province for teaching me a few lessons in peace, happiness and what life is all about.
Here they are:
1. Getting outside and working up a sweat makes you healthy and happy. Hello endorphins!
2. Taking the time to question the craziness of our stressed out society. And, when you do, you’ll probably reach the conclusion that the slow pace of the natural world is where to find true contentment.
3. And, last but not least, that hugging and old growth tree in the middle of a forest makes everything better.
Loving and thanking you today British Columbia ❤