5 Ways to CHOOSE your best day.

5 Ways to CHOOSE your best day.

 Are you on auto-pilot?  Overloaded?  Sacrificing workouts because you feel too damn busy? We’ve got you covered. Most days we wake up, reach for the phone, and check all our emails and social media before our feet even hit the floor.  We all do it, and we all know it’s the best possible way to have a crappy start. For most of us our mornings are a routine race against the clock instead of the glorious fresh start they should be. Revving up our commitment to fitness and healthy living is pointless if it’s adding stress…there’s no use building our strongest, hottest bod if we’re shaving years off our lives by feeling like we’re constantly racing to make things happen Here are our 5 favourite ways to slow down and CHOOSE awesome. Screenless mornings. Let’s wake up and BE in our world.  Our emails and newsfeeds aren’t going anywhere, right?  Let’s take ONE HOUR in the morning to wake up and set the tone of the day before diving into technology.  Enjoy morning coffee and breakfast.  Put some good music on.  Take ten minutes and jot down a few goals and even a few things we’re grateful for.  Now THAT’S a sure-fire way to start the day right. Cut yourself some slack. Adopting healthier habits isn’t about hating ourselves every time we fall of the rails and have a secret poutine binge in the car.  Not that I would ever do anything like that - I’m just saying, people might accidentally go through the drive-through. Cheesy fries covered in gravy can happen, especially to Canadians. What do you do?  Press the Revkor™ Reset Button of...
Hot-Date Goodness!

Hot-Date Goodness!

These are raw, vegan and gluten free, and make a great treat to satisfy your clean-eating chocolate cravings.  Even though there’s no sugar added, the dates are loaded with natural sugars so enjoy in moderation.  This makes a great energy-boosting pre-workout treat. Make it happen: Square: 1.5 cups whole raw almonds 1.5 cups organic oats 3/4 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 tsp sea salt 35 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped (3 cups) 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup water Chocolate Topping: 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup raw cacao powder 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey vanilla For the squares: Throw raw almonds, oats, and dates in food processor, mix until it becomes small crumbs. Mix in coconut, coconut oil, and water slowly.  Add only as much water as you need to help the mix become sticky. Spread over parchment-lined 8″x8″ cake pan and put in the freezer for an hour. Meanwhile… For the chocolate: Over very low heat in a small saucepan, add all ingredients and stir thoroughly to combine.  Pour slowly over well chilled and set squares.  Option to add a good sprinkling of pink salt.  Return to the freezer for one hour. Chop into 2″ squares and keep refrigerated. #revkorshred....
The “I’m too busy for dinner” Dinner

The “I’m too busy for dinner” Dinner

Erin Moraghan runs Revkor™ with her superstar partner Angela Rivard. She is a writer, Revkor™ instructor, yoga teacher, business-builder, and chef-school drop-out. But who really cares? We’re here to talk about kale and muscles. Let’s do this! Dinner can be easy. Whenever we launch into a food challenge, the world wants recipes, recipes, and more recipes, but maybe we need to simplify. I love cooking - I really do.  One of my favourite things in the world is to crank the Mellow Indie Songza playlist and cook an entire Sunday afternoon away. Unless you’re Gwyneth Paltrow however, there isn’t always enough time in the day to make a Chinese Five Spice Sweet Potato Stew with hand foraged mushrooms.  On busy days, we can trade an hour in the kitchen for a 10 minute meal.  And maybe by doing so, we can steal 20 late-afternoon minutes with a juicy novel or treat ourselves to a before-bed soak in the tub. Here’s how I cook my perfect tenderloin.  And don’t let a man tell you your steak needs to be grilled to be delicious.  In Canada we get good at not-grilling because who wants to grill when it’s -43? Take your filet out of the fridge about 20 minutes before cooking.  It’s worth spending extra cash on something you plan on eating nearly raw - buy the best. Preheat your oven to about 425 Get a good quality, all-stainless sauté pan nice and hot Throw in a healthy blob of butter (grass-fed if you’re a hipster/have an extra 30 bucks burning a hole in your pocket.  It’s actually damn delicious and worth every penny.) Sear both sides...