10:43 am


As an eating Psychology Coach, Lena is passionate about helping people overcome the struggles they have with food and their body and coaches her clients to look at all the areas of their lives that could be affecting the way they eat so they can see long-lasting change. Lena is a bestselling author of the book Food Rehab for Food Junkies which explains how our issues with food reflect the issues we have in our lives and how long-lasting health can be achieved on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.  

Lena has shared one of her absolute fav recipes!!



Serves 4 / Prep time: 25-min / Cook time: 10-min



3 medium fingerling potatoes (or small white potatoes)

1 fillet wild salmon (about 12 oz)

1 large egg

1/2 cup loose packed fresh basil

2 tbsp all-purpose flour (Lena uses gluten free)

1 tsp salt

Avocado oil to fry with


Start by boiling the potatoes until fork tender. Once the potatoes are done boiling, drain the water and mash them in a large mixing bowl (no need to take skins off as they give the cakes a more rustic look and you get the nutrients from the skin).

Cut the skin away from the salmon and discard. Chop salmon into bite sized chunks and mash the meat into the potato. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Heat avocado oil in large skillet on medium heat. Form 4 patties out of your potato/salmon mix and place in pan.

Cook each side for about 5 minutes or until golden brown being careful not to burn it (they will cook fast). Flip over and cook other side for another 5 minutes and voila, restaurant worthy fish cakes! 


For more information about Lena, visit her website: Jaded Nutrition


2:01 pm

BBS Clean Eats


Welcome to our latest and greatest BBS blog segment for all of our foodies out there, Barre Menu. Your hard work at the barre is a great step forward in your journey to a healthy and happy lifestyle. But on this pursuit, it is equally important to nourish that ‘barre body’ with the proper nutrients that it needs to sustain a healthy lifestyle, this includes throwing clean eating into the mix. When fitness and a healthy diet are paired up, you truly are unstoppable! This is our philosophy behind our new food segment on the blog, we want to enable our barre stars with healthy options to fuel their barre practice!

The first recipe on our Barre Menu is by Elissa Jamieson, health coach and founder of food.fitness.function. She has put together the best DIY smoothie menu to kick-start your morning or fuel you at any part of the day. Check it out!  

Step 1: Choose ½ – 1 cup unsweetened liquid

•    Coconut water
•    Almond milk
•    Water
•    Coconut milk
•    Hemp milk
•    Chilled green tea

Step 2: Choose 1 BIG handful of a leafy green

•    Spinach
•    Kale
•    Beet greens
•    Swiss chard
•    Romaine lettuce
•    Parsley

Step 3: Choose 1-3 fresh or frozen fruits

•    Berries
•    Banana
•    Melons
•    Oranges
•    Mango
•    Pineapple
•    Apples
•    Peaches

Step 4: Add some protein

•    Hemp seeds
•    Chia seeds
•    Plant based protein powder
•    Nut butters
•    Soaked nuts

Step 5: Add something extra (optional)

•    Avocado
•    Flaxseeds
•    Spirulina
•    Cinnamon
•    Ginger
•    Lemon juice
•    Maca powder

The options are endless and we can't wait to try a few different smoothies after hitting the barre! What is your favourite smoothie combo?

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