Green Smoothie – curb your holiday cravings!

Pineapple Mint Smoothie

This smoothie makes me want to sing & dance and share it with the world. Yes, as many of you know, I love my green smoothies. I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that green smoothies were a game changer for me. It all started with an innocent trip to a smoothie bar…

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Chia Seed Porridge

Chia Seed Porridge

As I’m writing this, I feel almost euphoric! This breakfast got me through one of the busiest weeks of my life! All that is in this amazing little porridge is a whack load of spices, some coconut products & chia seeds. It goes like this: throw ingredients in your high-speed blender & you’ll have a…

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Is Your Probiotic Effective? Try This Simple Home Test!

As I write this post, I have just wrapped up the North American Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference in Naples, Florida. It was a jam-packed {amazing} three days of lectures from the top experts in nutrition medicine. Neil Barnard, MD, Thomas Campell II, MD, Scott Stoll, MD, William Li, MD, Michael Klaper, MD, Michael Greger, MD,…

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Peanut Butter Coconut Cups with Dark Chocolate

It’s no secret: At Halloween, temptations are everywhere and it can be downright scary! Whether the candy you choose is jumbo size or a mini fun-size, both are just full of sugar, fat, additives & empty calories. Today, I am thrilled to share with you one of my favorite healthy variations on the classic Reese’s…

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Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream {Dairy Free}

Banana Ice Cream

Get ready to jump up & down. You, yes you, can make creamy soft serve ice cream in just minutes. Here’s the scoop: Frozen banana’s make the best ice cream. If you freeze a peeled banana until solid, then whiz it up in a food processor, it gets creamy and a little gooey, just like…

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Pasta with Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Sage

Fall foods are my absolute favorite! This past Sunday it was raining, so I took to the kitchen to experiment with some new recipes that I had been wanting to try. Apple chips, kale-apple-walnut salad and pasta with butternut squash. I have never been a big pasta girl but the husband and the kiddos love…

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Two Fall Salads You’ll Fall In Love With…

First and foremost, I want to welcome you to my new blog!! I am so thrilled & honored to have you here and I look forward to providing you with new recipes & inspiration! If you have any questions or requests, please reach out to me. I would love to hear from you! Now, onto…

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

It is no secret in my house that I have an infatuation with tacos.  I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yum. But let me shoot you straight. There are really only two reasons why I love tacos. First, they remind me of my years spent in San Diego where a good fish…

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Roasted Vegetables & Chickpeas with Quinoa

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Satisfy your hunger without starving your wallet. In the current economy, many of us are living on a budget and looking for ways to reduce food expenses while still enjoying tasty, nutritious meals. While I love to eat healthy, I am also a penny pincher at heart. So I  am always looking for meals that…

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Pineapple Cilantro Mango Detox Smoothie

Pineapple Cilantro Mango Detox Smoothie {makes 2 servings} 1/3 cup cilantro, fresh 2 cups spinach, fresh 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen mango 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple ½ avocado, peeled and pit removed 2 cups water Blend spinach and cilantro with the water. Add fruit and blend until smooth. Did you know……

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