RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

One of my coolest girl friends recently shared with me her favorite smoothie recipe. This is a girl who went heli-skiing on her honeymoon and stole Michael Jordan’s retired jersey from the Dean Dome rafters.  (Only one of these actually happened, but this girl would do happily do both, and then some). So if it’s a Pistachio Smoothie that is her daily tall-glass-o-Bad-Ass, then this is what’s going in … Continue reading RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

RECIPE: Wild Rice and Arugula Salad

Need to give your salad some girth without bulking up? Wild Rice is the perfect grain to making your salad more filling without packing on pounds in the process.  Wild rice has twice the protein of brown rice, is high in fiber and essential minerals and vitamins. The arugula bring the benefits of leafy greens.  It’s alkalinic and detoxifying, high in chlorophyll and antioxidants, and … Continue reading RECIPE: Wild Rice and Arugula Salad

RECIPE: Iced Coffee Smoothie

Need a quick, healthy pick-me-up in the morning? Have I got the smoothie for you! I’m not usually a coffee drinker. In fact, I managed to make it through college, medical school and residency without picking up the habit. But as a mother of a newborn, I’ve found I could use a little more “Get-Up-And-Go” in the mornings. So I created this healthy iced coffee … Continue reading RECIPE: Iced Coffee Smoothie

RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Smoothie

This crisp, alkalinizing, detoxifying smoothie is just what you need to cleanse your system. In a Blender combine: 4 sprigs (or small handful) of cilantro 1/2 lime, just the juice 2 long celery stalks, with leaves 1 cup filtered water 4 cubes of ice If you need a little sweet or tang, add a few ginger shavings and 1 tsp honey Continue reading RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Smoothie

RECIPE: Apricot and Goat Cheese Balls

Need a delicious high protein snack, a fabulous hors d’oeuvre, or a unique and decadent dessert? Well, I’ve got ALL 3 in one stylish sphere. These lil’ balls are blow-your-mind good and so simple, even your ex-boyfriend could make them. And by the way, don’t be afraid of cheese! We’ve been taught it’s high in fat and therefore “unhealthy”, but we need healthy fats to absorbs vitamins, … Continue reading RECIPE: Apricot and Goat Cheese Balls

RECIPE: Curry Egg Salad

OK, I’ve got to give a “shout out” to my “other mother”, Karen, on this one, because I’ve always LOVED Egg Salad, but never in my egg salad experiences had I tasted the deliciousness of a CURRY egg salad.  Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! She uses mayo, but I subbed plain greek yogurt for mayo here, not because mayo itself is bad, but because … Continue reading RECIPE: Curry Egg Salad

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Oat Smoothie

Want a quick, simple,  healthful smoothie recipe that won’t leave you hungry? This scrumptious, gluten-free smoothie is filling and delicious!  Oats are high in fiber, help lower cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular disease. So instead of cooking up sugar laden, pre-packaged oatmeal in the am, try this healthier alternative!   In a blender combine: 1 cup organic spinach 1/2 cup organic gluten-free oats (I like Trader … Continue reading RECIPE: Gluten-Free Oat Smoothie