These past 7 plus years (during the week) we have opted for a nutritious, protein-packed herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast. At times we also add a green smoothie alongside a healthy breakfast. Eating greens, fruits and nutritious unprocessed food for breakfast is not the norm though. It is unfortunate that for decades people have thought that eating a large breakfast full of … Continue reading Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup
Who doesn’t love popsicles? These Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic popsicles you are about to discover are a marriage between two of my favorite treats; cocadas (a Venezuelan drink) and coconut macaroons (favorite shredded coconut meat treat I enjoyed growing up). Both are loaded with sugar and terribly unhealthy. I created this popsicle recipe about 6 years ago as I was developing healthy gluten and sugar-free … Continue reading Paleo & Vegan Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic Ice Cream & Popsicles
Do you grow your own herbs or get bunches at the farmers market and are just not sure how to use them before they spoil? Here are a few tips from my crazy kitchen to yours on how I store and use herbs for the many nutritious meals we prepare each week. Wash your herbs well. Using a Vitamix or food processor, blend herbs with a … Continue reading How I Store Herbs For Food Prep.
Simple smoothies have been a must for me these past 10 years, especially since becoming sick from environmental toxins. During stressful times I have sipped them while running out of the house to work and as a late-night snack. Although there is no substitution for eating a healthy green salad, green smoothies are a convenient way to get in all of the nutrition we need … Continue reading Gut Healing – Protein Rich – Detoxifying Smoothies – 2 Awesome Recipes
People who like to eat out and spend a lot of time in malls, shopping centers, and public places and or schools, beware, as we are still not finished with a nasty superbug that came to America earlier this year. Perhaps you never heard, but there is a new superbug in the form of a supped up strain of the norovirus, and it’s anything but … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy During A Superbug
We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet. For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils, and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of organic handcrafted oils, herbal medicine, medicinal teas, and herbal supplements. … Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet
You know I have heard this so many times it is not even funny anymore. People who don’t value or understand the benefits of eating healthy seem to criticize those around them who want to focus on eating to live. Eating to live is a fascinating concept where the human body desires to eat those things that are going to enhance its ability to fight … Continue reading I’m Crazy Because I Eat Healthy and I Want to Help Others Eat Healthy Too!
Earlier today I was about to make a delicious cup of hot chocolate for the kids. As I was preparing everything, my oldest turned to me and said: “Mom, you really don’t know just how good your homemade hot chocolate is. You should market it because it’s the best I ever tasted.” It is important to know that when homemade hot chocolate is made using … Continue reading Make the Best Cup of Antioxidant Rich Organic Hot Chocolate
Raw food anyone? When you hear people say that they eat raw food do you think that limits you to only carrot sticks and celery? Thankfully that is not the case. The other day I was chatting with a mom about how to get her little ones to eat more raw food. Here is some of the information I shared with her. But just in … Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Raw Food – Recipes, Tips & Resources You Should Know About!
I have enjoyed this juice on and off for over 10 years now and its one of my favorite brain boosting juices. It also boasts exceptional health benefits and tastes delicious. Below is a recent article and recipe that has been circulating on the web lately about the benefits of juicing certain veggies and fruits. Need a good Juicer? Click here. ======================= This MIRACLE … Continue reading Miracle Drink: Carrot, Beetroot and Apple
This morning I was feeling a little bit under the weather so my hubby made an organic green smoothie for us and handed me one in a large 20-ounce glass. Our little one was bouncing on my lap and lunged for my smoothie almost toppling it over. People think I lie when I tell them that the kids drink anywhere from 1 to 3 green … Continue reading Organic Baby Stealing Green Smoothie Very Cute
I have been writing about coconut oil for a long time. We have used organic raw extra virgin coconut oil for everything from chicken, to beauty treatments and in smoothies. I have also witnessed its amazing qualities for sustained weight loss. But now the medical community is finally jumping on the bandwagon and talking about it benefits, something the natural health community has known for … Continue reading Hear Dr Oz Discuss Coconut Oil's Super Powers – Don't Miss this Insighful Video
It seems like my smoothie madness is catching on lately since every day I have an email or two asking me for more recipes. Green smoothies are an awesome way to get all the vital nutrients, enzymes and fiber that your body needs. Here are some more awesome smoothie recipes that we (baby, older kids mom, and dad) enjoy regularly. Boost a Brain™ Smoothie Ever … Continue reading 3 Delicious Signature Green Smoothies
Smoothies and I go together like hot chocolate and whipped cream. I can’t live without them, especially since I am always on the run. These past few years since battling with a bunch of crazy health issues after starting a new job and dealing with extreme bouts of fatigue and fibromyalgia, I have opted for nutritious herbal smoothies instead of preparing a big breakfast during … Continue reading Another Great Green Smoothie Recipe that Supports the Immune System & Digestion
I used to do a lot of juicing in the past but it is very time-consuming and messy. We still juice at home but these past 2 years I find myself making more super nutritious smoothies than juices. Making smoothies is a great alternative to juicing. It is much faster, less messy, and you also get all the fiber in addition to juice. I must … Continue reading Help your Digestion with this Delicious Cost Effective Remedy
Did you know that Coconut Oil is one of the best oils to use for cooking? Not refined hydrogenated coconut oil but organic unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. Unfortunately, many people are misinformed about the benefits of coconut oil. Studies were done to show that coconut oil, and all saturated fats, were bad for one’s health because they raised serum cholesterol levels. However, these studies were … Continue reading Coconut Oil: One of the Best Oils to Use for Cooking & Beauty
Yeah, I know what you are thinking. Green smoothie, come on its gotta be nasty! Nope, not so. I am actually enjoying a yummy green smoothie as we speak. A few years ago I found a great company called Amazing Grass. They have fantastic powdered greens and wheatgrass for those days you can’t juice all the veggies or blend them yourself. This morning I used … Continue reading Most amazing Green Smoothie Ever
There is nothing more infuriating than seeing little babies, toddlers and older children in a hospital having seizures because a well-meaning mommy or daddy had their kid vaccinated against the seasonal flu. But what most parents don’t know is that they don’t need to vaccinate their kids and themselves against the seasonal flu. You want to be healthy during flu season?? Make sure your kids … Continue reading Health News: This Year’s Flu vaccine could give your Child Seizures
It can seem like a daunting task to prepare and package food for a trip especially when you have children. But oh is it important. You don’t want to risk getting sick from eating out in someplace you don’t know. Trust me you don’t. I know because it’s happened to us and it’s not pretty to get the stomach flu or a virus complements of … Continue reading How to eat when you’re on the road?
Ok, some of you have been waiting for this article I promised on smoothies, but I decide to add in juices as well. So here you go, I hope you enjoy it. Remember to wash your produce very well and use Organic if possible. Also remember to leave the skin on those fruits and veggies that have edible skins, so you’re getting all the nutrients … Continue reading 5 Fabulous Healthy Easy to make Smoothies/Juices
Part 1 No you don’t have to eat raw eggs or raw meat or only carbs. You also don’t have to eat only meat or no meat although a meatless diet can be very beneficial for certain cancers and during short periods of time since our bodies are not built to break down the chemically processed nutrient deficient meats available in most supermarkets. However grass-fed … Continue reading What is the Best Diet?