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Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Still haven’t tried Matcha? Or maybe you’re a major Matcha lover? Either way, this is a great smoothie to experience all the health benefits of this magic green dust. Quick catch up. What is Matcha? It’s a specially grown and processed green tea powder that has a perking but calming effect. I could use both more perk and more calm. Check. Matcha has 137 x … Continue reading Coconut Matcha Smoothie

RECIPE: Chard Wraps

Needs something you can grab in a hurry? Detoxing but tired of veggies and salmon? Trying to figure out how to eat right/well/cheap/satisfying?  The wraps are a great low-carb, gluten-free, alkaline, wheel food, paleo-friendly, whole 30, detoxing option. Make a batch and then pull ’em from the fridge all week.   INGREDIENTS: Chard Leaves, 5-6 Organic Rotisserie Chicken, 1/2 Avocado, 2 Humus (optional), 10 Tbsp Lemon … Continue reading RECIPE: Chard Wraps

RANT: Your Kids Will Eat What You Do

If you’ve ever had a 12 month old, you know they want what you have.  They want your phone, your keys, your coffee.  The same is true at meal time.  If you’re eating chips, they’ll want chips.  If you’re eating salad, they are 100% more likely to explore the texture of your salad, than if they’ve never seen you eating greens. I’m not saying broccoli … Continue reading RANT: Your Kids Will Eat What You Do

RECIPE: Greens & Beans Salad

Need a protein-packed, vivacious, vitamin-rich, super-easy salad? Have I got the one for you! In less time than it takes you to remove your eye make-up, you can whip up this healthy dish! INGREDIENTS: 4 cups organic mixed greens, spinach and arugula (or greens of your choice) 1 avocado, diced 1 can organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and strained 1 can organic black beans,  rinsed and strained 1/4 … Continue reading RECIPE: Greens & Beans Salad

RECIPE: Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

Tired of your same-old-salad options? Need a fun and healthy something to bring to your neighbor’s backyard Bar-B-Q? This Zesty Salad is sure to please–your taste buds, your neighbors and your body! In a Large bowl Combine: a diced and cooked sweet potato (bake 375 x 20-30 minutes of until soft, while preparing the other ingredients) 1/2 can organic black beans, drained 1/2 can corn, drained … Continue reading RECIPE: Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

RANT: The CLEAN 15

Last week we covered the Dirty Dozen–the most chemically contaminated produce. Buying the organic version of the produce on the Dirty Dozen is an important step in cancer prevention. This week’s blog reveals the Clean 15! So you’ll know where to spend your organic dollars. The Clean 15 List, which periodically changes, includes the produce with the least chemical and pesticide exposure–so theoretically you would not need … Continue reading RANT: The CLEAN 15

Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

A lot of us are motivated at the beginning of the year to make some big changes in our lives.  Some of our vow every year to “get healthy” or “read more” or “remember people’s names”.  While planning to be better and get healthier is great in theory, unless you have specific actions/steps you will take to follow through on these plans, chances are you’ll … Continue reading Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

RECIPE: Kale, pistachio and Avocado Salad

Have you recovered? After tasting last week’s unbelievably delicious salad dressing?  In case you’ve run out of delicious things to drizzle it on, I’ve got the perfect salad for ya!.   In a med-large bowl combine: 1 head kale chopped, stems off (1 bag, 4-5 cups, more or less, doesn’t have to be exact) 3 celery sticks chopped 1/3 red onion chopped 1/3 cup pistachios … Continue reading RECIPE: Kale, pistachio and Avocado Salad

RECIPE: Magic Avocado Dressing

Are you tired of your salad dressing? Or of  lackluster salads? Well, buckle-up your tastebuds for this  delicious recipe.  I’ve provided a spicier variation, for those of us who like to turn up the heat.  A kale and avocado salad recipe will follow this post, but you go on and drizzle this magically delicious concoction on whatever you choose (fish, chicken, salad, or heck, eat … Continue reading RECIPE: Magic Avocado Dressing

RECIPE: Kale Salad

My mother passed along this delicious recipe, and I’m sorry I don’t have the source!  But I do have the decency to admit it and share it nonetheless—I wouldn’t want you missin out on this once, just because I’m a slacker! INGREDIENTS: 1- 2 Tbsp minced onion (red, white, yellow or green) 1 Tbsp olive or flax oil 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 … Continue reading RECIPE: Kale Salad

RECIPE: Crab, Mango & Avocado Salad

Are you ready for something exceedingly easy to make, beautiful on your plate and super scrumptious!?! 1/4-1/2 pound of fresh lump crab meat 1 mango sliced or cubed (fresh is better, though I used canned) 1 avocado sliced/cubed Mixed all together and enjoy or stack in layers Drizzle with vinaigrette dressing if you so choose Would also be delish atop a bed of greens or … Continue reading RECIPE: Crab, Mango & Avocado Salad

RULE: Be good when you can

We all have days when we need a drink or need a vacation or a personal assistant, or a helicopter or just a hefty dose of chocolate.  But then there are days, every so often when things are going just right.  These are the days when you gotta be good. Exercise a little longer or harder or for the first time ever! Skip dessert. Order … Continue reading RULE: Be good when you can

RANT: GBOMBS Fight Cancer

“Everything causes cancer” Have you heard or said this phrase? Yes Cancer is on the rise, despite millions of dollars of research, every year rates increase.  Said differently, more people get cancer EVERY YEAR even though we raise money, run races, invent drugs, and wear pink ribbons. Funny how many of the products we buy with pink ribbons on them actually have cancer causing ingredients … Continue reading RANT: GBOMBS Fight Cancer

RECIPE: Unbelievably Good Arugula, Citrus and Avocado Salad

I served this salad to dinner guests this past Friday night and turned around and made it again to party of 12 the following night.  It’s THAT good (and as always, oh so easy and healthy).  It is a variation of the yummy Barre3 online recipe— I highly recommend you check their stuff out! See previous blog entry about getting your tone on. SALAD INGREDIENTS: … Continue reading RECIPE: Unbelievably Good Arugula, Citrus and Avocado Salad