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I’ve gone on a lot of food jags, and followed a lot of food trends, over the years.  So what I’m about to say goes against popular opinion these days. I’m drinking a predominantly fruit-based smoothie each and every morning. Why?  I’ve come to believe that fruit is “the fruit…(Read More)

You can’t resist pumpkin spice lattes this time of year! But I’m always hesitant to buy them at a coffee shop – even in decaf – because who knows what they put in it (often fake syrupy flavorings). I love making this because I know what EXACTLY goes in it and I feel good about…(Read More)

Here’s something to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you’re not familiar with coconut sugar it is a great alternative to the white processed sugar. You can substitute it 1:1 for regular sugar in any recipe. Also, don’t forget about the Dirty Dozen when buying your produce! The Dirty Dozen is a…(Read More)

Love Your Liver Juice

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 Happy Valentines Day!  This year, I hope to encourage you to love yourself a little differently than years past.  Instead of adding fuel to an already brewing inflammatory fire with dairy, chocolate, and wine…. why not love yourself a healthier way?!   I wrote an article “7 Reasons You Should Take Care…(Read More)

Basic Green Machine Juice

Start Healing Now!  How? Juicing is a great way to get in extra vitamins and minerals. And it’s REAL food, not just pills in a container. Juicing is an incredible food-as-medicine tool if you are suffering from ANY chronic disease -like Lyme, Fibromyalgia, auto immune disorders, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO (small intestine…(Read More)

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

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Both fresh or frozen strawberries and bananas will work just fine! Some people have questioned the nutritional value of frozen fruits and veggies compared to fresh. Research has shown that it actually maintains the same nutritional value when frozen almost immediately after being picked…   Ingredients 1 cup strawberries1 ripe banana1 cup non-dairy&nbsp…(Read More)

Pineapple Green Smoothie

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Avocados are a nutrition powerhouse! Not only are they packed with vitamins, but compared to other fruits they are higher in protein and lower in sugar. They are also a great source of fiber and full of monounsaturated (“good”) fats which are great for your heart health. Avocados are a great addition to a…(Read More)

I love the cashews in this recipe! They have such a comforting/fatty texture that is satisfying 🙂  Normally I try to keep my fruit smoothies free of fat and protein, just adding raw veggies like spinach, but every once in a while I like to change it up! The additional protein and fat in…(Read More)

Ginger Berry Smoothie

We get organic frozen cherries at Costco, and I have been making smoothies with them.   They’re so addicting! I love having them in the house, they make a great go-to healthy snack. Packed with potassium, antioxidants (the darker the better), and so much more – they’re said to help reduce inflammation and relieve…(Read More)

I make a smoothie for myself about 5-7 days a week, even in winter.  I don’t love having a smoothie when it’s cold out but how else can a gal who cares about her health get SO many nutrients in one meal???  It’s not realistic that I would eat…(Read More)

Our microflora, or the good and bad bacteria, have an ENORMOUS influence on our health. Did you know that they “talk” to your immune system and tell it “everything is okay” or “fire in the building”?  They do. Did you know they influence your risk of obesity?  They do.   The wrong…(Read More)

Easy cashew milk: Soak 1 cup whole cashews or cashew pieces in a bowl of water, overnight, covered by 2” of water. Drain, rinse, and drain again in the morning. Now, put your soaked cashews in a heavy duty blender, and fill it with water.  Puree.  Add vanilla and/or sweetener or choice…(Read More)

Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get SO MUCH healthy stuff into your body.  I mean really.  When would you ever sit down and eat fruit, kale, fish oil, probiotics, turmeric, olive oil, and more all in one meal?!!! I’m going to lay out some options for a smoothie for…(Read More)

There are few beverages that are as good for us as bone broth.  Obviously, it can be used as a base for soup but here are some other uses: It can also be drunk just as a warm beverage and is VERY healing to the gut. It can used it instead of water for…(Read More)

Green smoothies are “in” right now. For good reason, they offer a cascade of B vitamins, magnesium, fiber….and sulfur if you use kale.  Sulfur helps us make glutathione which is a key factor in our ability to detoxify harmful substances out of our body.  Good riddance. Ingredients and understand this is just…(Read More)