About the Author

Melissa Macchione


Melissa Macchione is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to exceed their nutrition and lifestyle goals. In the past 12 years, she has studied nutrition, fitness and currently is opening herself up to learning mindfulness meditation to deepen her spiritual practice. She holds numerous professional qualifications, including being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, 2010) STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, TRX Suspension Trainer, and is soon-to-be a Booty Barre® Instructor.

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Fall Recipe: Apple-Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Chia Seeds are particularly high in tryptophan, the amino acid precursor of our happy hormone, serotonin and melatonin, our sleep and anti-cancer hormone. Sprouted chia seeds and even more digestible than the regular seeds and are high in B Complex. I love having this as a breakfast, snack or dessert! What you’ll need: ¾ cup […]

Homemade Almond Milk

I love almond milk. But you know what I love more? Homemade almond milk. Sure you can go to your local health food store and pick up a carton. I agree that it’s super convenient and I usually do have an emergency carton of almond milk in my fridge. But once you make your own, […]

Summer Recipe: Cream of Asparagus Soup

My dairy-free take on a classic recipe By Melissa Macchione RHN Asparagus is packed with a ton of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, chromium and calcium. Asparagus also contains lots of soluble and insoluble fiber, making it a good choice if you’re trying […]

Spring Recipe: Lemony Lentil Soup

by Melissa Macchione As you may already know, I LOVE Lentils. Here is a refreshing take on the traditional lentil soup I typically make. This is a great transition recipe from winter into spring. Although the days will soon become warmer they can still be quite cool and damp and what better way to keep […]

Fall Recipe: Crunchy Quinoa Salad

This salad always makes me feel good. It’s probably because of the abundance of nutrients it contains AND the fact that I have leftovers the next day. But there is a reason quinoa makes me feel so good… Quinoa contains all 22 amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids, which makes it a complete […]

Summer Recipe: Rosemary & Pear Spritzer

Perfect for patio season, this Rosemary & Pear Spritzer is a great alcohol-free* alternative to wine spritzers and is so amazing for your tummy. Made with water kefir – a probiotic-rich beverage which creates a balance of healthy gut flora and strengthens your digestion, this spritzer is light, bubbly and delicious. Basic water kefir is […]

Spring Recipe: Breakfast Coconut Chia Jar

Mornings are hectic enough without worrying about what’s for breakfast. Cue this night-before lifesaver that make waking up so much better. Enjoy! 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk alternative of choice) 2 heaping tbsp. chia seeds 1 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla Pinch of each: ground cardamom and cinnamon, freshly ground if […]

Nutrition Counselling

Nutrition Counselling aims to unify not only the nutritional aspect of your life, but the physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual components as well. Through a series of sessions, we work together to correct specific imbalances and weaknesses in the body which in the end bringing the body to equilibrium (balance). This program is an overview […]

Winter Recipe: Coco-Cacao Balls

If you are entertaining over the holidays or are invited to someone’s home for dinner, impress them with this effortless raw dessert. They require little ingredients or prep and taste AMAZING! Enjoy! 8 Medjool dates, pitted ½ cup raw almonds ¼ cup goji berries ¼ cup raw cacao nibs 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tbsp raw […]