21st Century Revamped Trail Mix ~ Nuts & Seeds

April 30th, 2015 in Nutrition,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

It’s all about the Base… Nuts and Seeds (Living Trail Mix recipe below!) It’s time that trail mix had a make-over, don’t you agree?  Raisins and peanuts are just plain tired, and let’s face it, freaking boring!! There are so many awesome power foods to add to trail mix these days. Every week there seems… Read More

Spring Cleaning, From the Inside Out!

April 13th, 2015 in Cleansing,Nutrition,Uncategorized

It’s that time of year! The snow is melting, the sun is getting hotter, and we’re going to start craving lighter food like salads and smoothies.   It’s also the time of year that is traditionally associated with Spring cleaning the house, and our bodies.  Well, I can help you with one of those chores, and… Read More

Fish During Pregnancy: The Good, The Bad, and The Delicious

April 9th, 2015 in Nutrition,Pregnancy,Recipes,Uncategorized

Are you confused about which fish you should and shouldn’t eat while pregnant? It can be a scary thought that eating the wrong type of fish can expose your unborn child to dangerous levels of mercury which can affect their development in the womb and throughout their childhood. It may be tempting to avoid fish… Read More

The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen (and Clean Fifteen PLUS!)

March 5th, 2015 in Nutrition,Pregnancy,Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again, the Environmental Working Group has released their Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen! What the heck is it? The Dirty Dozen is a list of the top 12 foods which have the most pesticide residue. The Clean Fifteen is a list of the top 15 foods which have the LEAST… Read More

I’ve Been Cooking Eggs All Wrong!

February 26th, 2015 in Nutrition,Recipes,Uncategorized

I totally didn’t know I’ve been cooking eggs incorrectly for 34 years!! But America’s Test Kitchen has saved me! I recently watched a video on how to cook the perfect boiled egg and I tried it this morning. It worked perfectly! Here’s how it’s done: Bring 1/2″ of water to a fast boil. Place in your eggs… Read More

Blueberry Cacao Maca Smoothie

February 18th, 2015 in Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

As promised, here is the recipe for the morning smoothie featuring cacao and maca! This shake is full of: * Anti-oxidants for cancer prevention (blueberries, cacao) * Omega 3’s for your heart and brain (flax seed oil) * Calcium (almond milk) * Magnesium (cacao) *Maca for hormonal balancing post-breastfeeding – omit if pregnant or breastfeeding… Read More

Easy Homemade Lover’s Chocolate!

February 13th, 2015 in Nutrition,Superfoods,Uncategorized

OK so we’ve chatted about Nature’s Viagra, and Nature’s Love Drug. But how can you easily incorporate these foods into your everyday cooking? Here are some ideas: Blend into your morning smoothie Mix with juice and chug-a-lug Blend into a raw cacao & maca hot chocolate Mix into your yogurt Add to your baking Mix… Read More

Vday Lovin’ ~ Nature’s Viagra!

February 12th, 2015 in Superfoods,Uncategorized

Ok Following up on yesterday’s post about Nature’s Love Drug – Cacao, today I’d like to introduce you to Nature’s Viagra… Maca! Maca is a root vegetable which originates from Peru, and the indigenous people in Peru have been using it for centuries to increase their energy and vitality. It tastes like a bitter caramel,… Read More

Time To Get Your Vday Lovin’ On!

February 11th, 2015 in Nutrition,Superfoods,Uncategorized

Valentine’s is quickly approaching and I bet you’re wondering what to give your significant other. I have an idea for you…..a great night in the sac! Blush!! But let’s get real, the Valentine’s road typically leads to one place, and one place only. Yep, you guessed it! So what can you do to increase your… Read More

Feeling the Winter Blues?

January 20th, 2015 in Nutrition,Uncategorized

  Yesterday was Blue Monday, the day when the winter blues start to set in. Most people attribute it to post-holiday let down, constant bad weather, failed resolutions, and holiday bills piling up. But another crucial factor is our lack of vitamin D in the winter. We all know that vitamin D is manufactured in… Read More