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04 Nov 2016

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Under the Weather Blend

November 4, 2016 | By | No Comments

It's that time again that it seems everyone is "catching" something from someone. I use my essential oils everyday for a variety of things from immune support, mood management and natural cleaning, but I'm very quick to reach for certain blends at the first sign of feeling under the weather. Here is a blend my family and I use, some...[ read more ]

10 Jun 2016

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Sweat, Don’t Stink!

June 10, 2016 | By | No Comments

There are many articles on the web discussing whether or not it's "safe" to use antiperspirants and deodorants. After doing a lot of research, I decided that sweating is an important way to rid the body of toxins. So it's good to sweat, but the bacteria on the skin can form an unpleasant odor. The armpit area is the main area that the lymphatic...[ read more ]

15 Mar 2015

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Yummy and Easy No-bake Dessert

March 15, 2015 | By | No Comments

Raw Almond Coconut Cacao Nib Bites Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 3/4 cup raw almonds, divided Pinch of Himalayan salt 8 Medjool dates, pitted (I used  1/2-3/4 cup dried dates depending how sweet you like it) 3 tbsp almond milk (coconut milk or water) 1/4 cup cacao nibs ( or mini chocolate chips) Directions: In a food processor blend...[ read more ]

10 Dec 2014

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I’m addicted to this soup!

December 10, 2014 | By | No Comments

  With the cold winter weather upon us, I wanted to share with you my new (and super easy) favorite go-to soup recipe. It's so creamy and smooth, it tastes like you're eating a cream-based soup, but without the cream. The secret is avocado!  A "good" fat that also contains fiber and protein, along with several health benefits. I could seriously...[ read more ]

16 Oct 2014

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Breakfast Smoothie to Rev Up Your Metabolism! “Tastes like a Cinnamon Bun”

October 16, 2014 | By | No Comments

My husband's favorite (and only) morning smoothie that has helped him lose over 17 lbs. in the past 9 weeks. His first reaction when he tried it was, "It tastes like a cinnamon bun"! This healthy smoothie will keep you full all morning.                                                                                   THICK AND CREAMY ALMOND BERRY SMOOTHIE Serve: 1   Prep time: 5 minutes (***unless you soak walnuts)...[ read more ]

29 Jun 2014

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Delicious Summer Arugula Salad!

June 29, 2014 | By | No Comments

Arugula Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Grilled Salmon Arugula is a great summer green that offers a distinct peppery taste that can be very cooling in this hot weather. You can mix it with other greens in a salad, or use it alone. It can also be used to spice up recipes for soups, sandwiches, pasta dishes or...[ read more ]

26 May 2014

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My New Favorite Kitchen Gadget!

May 26, 2014 | By | No Comments

Recently, a friend of mine shared a yummy and healthy Zucchini noodle with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp recipe on Facebook, http://www.skinnytaste.com/2014/04/zucchini-noodles-zoodles-with-lemon.html. What a great idea! Get more veggies into my diet by replacing carbohydrate-dense pasta but not sacrifice flavor.  The recipe recommended using a vegetable spiralizer, but said I could also use a Julienne vegetable peeler. Well, the recipe looked so delicious I decided...[ read more ]

15 May 2014

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Avocado’s Amazing Health Benefits!

May 15, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

One of the healthiest foods that we can eat are avocados.  An avocado, technically a fruit, is packed with more than 20 essential nutrients, including vitamin A, B, C, E, & K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium (more than twice the amount found in a banana).  Avocados also contain fiber, protein, and are low in sugar.  Many of the...[ read more ]

14 Apr 2014

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Great Way to Replenish Your Electrolytes After a Workout!

April 14, 2014 | By | No Comments

This particular smoothie is great after a workout because it has coconut water. Coconut water is a natural source of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus and therefore helps support electrolyte balance and hydration in the body. It's also an excellent source of vitamin C and is gluten free. You can use whatever blender you have to make your smoothie, but...[ read more ]

13 Mar 2014

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Roasted Vegetables are the BEST!

March 13, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

After years of dieting, counting every calorie that went into my mouth and eating steamed vegetables, I stumbled onto the wonderful technique of roasting them. Roasting vegetables allow the natural sweetness of them to surface and makes for a very flavorful addition to your meal. A great rule of thumb for good nutrition is to focus on eating the colors of the...[ read more ]