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How to Keep Yourself and Your Kids Cool This Summer

Okay Vancouver, we did it, we made it through the thick of the heatwave. It was rough, we're not going to lie to you, we were having hourly ice baths and ate more freezies than we would like to admit, but even though we are technically through the hottest week ever, it's looking like it's going to be a very warm summer so staying cool is definitely high on our priority list and we're pretty sure it's on yours as well. Through trial and error (and sweating) this week we learned a thing or two on how to stay cool in the heat and we wanted to share our tips for keeping you and your kiddos cool. For the adults Keep cooling foods on...

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The Importance of Counting Micronutrients Over Macronutrients

Okay, so maybe some of us have fallen off the health wagon since social distancing started a year ago, but that’s okay, we’re all human. As we all get ready to re-emerge into the world as our own versions of our “post-covid selves”, we wanted to remind everyone to not immediately jump to dieting, restricting, or counting calories and macros to get back into prioritizing health, but instead to focus on your micronutrients. We hear a lot about prioritizing macronutrient intake, but what about micronutrients? They’re the important ones after all. Micros, for short, are made out of various vitamins and minerals, which provide our bodies with the co-factors for proper functioning. So basically what we’re trying to say is; whether...

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How to Host The Best Vegan BBQ

Whether you're a long time vegan, new to veganism, catering to vegan guests, or just want to switch it up this summer, a vegan bbq is actually way easier to host than you would think! We're here to help you plan and execute the summer bbq of your dreams, since we're allowed to have real people over now!! These are some of our favourite vegan recipes and hacks. Let’s start off with the welcome cocktail, everyone loves a good welcome beverage, especially in the summer.  There are a few things you could do here but we like to keep it simple. Stock your standard options like beer and wine (make sure it’s vegan because surprisingly some wines are not) and...

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Vegan Friendly Frozen Desserts

We sound like a broken record but SUMMER IS COMING!! So we wanted to share our top favourite frozen desserts and treats, to help you stay cool and satisfied this season. All of the recipes are vegan friendly and super easy to make because we know you have better things to do!  And make sure you tag us on Instagram @tubify if you make any of these recipes so we can see! Chocolate Coconut Vegan Ice Cream Ingredients: 2 cans full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup dark chocolate chips Instructions: Pour coconut milk into freezer safe molds or ice cube trays, and freeze overnight. Blend frozen coconut milk with all other...

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Summer Activities

June is *finally* here and that means summer is right around the corner! As we've mentioned before Summer is our favourite season for a few reasons; The weather is warmer The days are longer The sun is out way more often More time is spent outside It's freezie season! We know that while we're all hoping for a somewhat "normal" summer, there are still restrictions in place in a lot of places in the world so we wanted to share some of our favourite summer activities that don't involve a ton of planning and can be done even if where you live still has restrictions! A Beach or Lake Day - This is a no brainer, but anything with sand and...

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