RECIPE: Sweet-Tang Healthy Smoothie

I whipped this smoothie up not long ago and my ‘sweet thang’ (pictured below) loved it’s sweet tang! Greek Yogurt packs in the protein to keep you full all morning long.  The water cleanses your system and spinach cranks up the antioxidants! Honey lends a sweet, anti-inflammatory hand while the frozen pineapple and orange bring on the vitamins and tropical bliss.  The small piece of … Continue reading RECIPE: Sweet-Tang Healthy Smoothie

RANT: Study Abroad

Next month I’m headed to Italy for a Wellness Retreat. (By the way, contact me if you are interested in participating in or creating your own Wellness Retreat wellandbalanced@gmail.com) While in college, I spent my junior Fall semester “studying” abroad in Florence, Italy.  “Study Abroad” was really code for excessive travel, red wine appreciation and the ingestion of copious amounts of gelato, olive oil and pasta. … Continue reading RANT: Study Abroad

RECIPE: Super Power Bars

Okay boys and girls, how’s your healthy new year coming along!?!  Have you added or increased your exercise routine? Are you putting healthy, chemical free foods in your body? I hope so!  If you, like me, need something quick and convenient to grab on the go but are tired of paying for ‘bars’ that are loaded with sugar– If you are looking for something healthy, … Continue reading RECIPE: Super Power Bars

RANT: Breaking Bad Habits

“Choose a quit date. It can be a significant day, like a birthday or anniversary or hold no significance at all.  Start cutting back between now and then, and determine what you will do instead of smoking when you get stressed or want a cigarette” That’s what I tell patients who are contemplating ‘smoking cessation’ (as we call it in the medical biz). But how effective … Continue reading RANT: Breaking Bad Habits

RANT: Fa La La Lardo

Ok my lil’ Sugar Plums, tis the season for over indulgence.  If you made it through Thanksgiving without heartburn or a pant size adjustment, good on ya!  But holiday parties abound these next few weeks. So brace yourself and your belts.  I could name 900 tasty treats you are likely to encounter this Yuletide, from egg nog to saltine toffee (<-do not click there, it’s a … Continue reading RANT: Fa La La Lardo

RECIPE: Power Balls!

I have to be honest. I almost didn’t share this recipe with you guys.  Because I was going to launch the Power Ball Super Dessert line and retire on an island, giving 50% of my Power Ball proceeds to charity.  But I’ve decided my charity act instead, is going to be passing it along to you. Not that you are a charity act…really I’m way … Continue reading RECIPE: Power Balls!

RECIPE: Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed pudding is a great way to get your sweet fix on while packing in the mega nutrients, not the calories! This recipe and photo comes a la the ladies at POINT, the baddest work out in Portland! CHIA SEED PUDDING: 1 Cup unsweetened almond or unsweetened coconut milk 3 Tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp REAL maple syrup (less if … Continue reading RECIPE: Chia Seed Pudding