Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

Delicious desserts always bring a smile to my face. My favorite desserts contain a combination of different textures like creamy, chewy, and crunchy. My banana coconut chia pudding recipe I'm sharing today fits the bill perfectly because it is creamy from the coconut milk and chewy from the chia seeds, dried banana chips, and coconut. This recipe is from my cookbook "Deliciously Holistic" which is coming out in 2013. Growing up I loved to eat tapioca pudding because I liked the way … [Read more...]

Cultured Apple Goji Berry Compote

Cultured Apple Goji Berry Compote

Probiotic-rich, enzyme-filled cultured or fermented vegetables and fruits are some of the best foods you can eat to improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system. This cultured apple goji berry compote is a great way to enjoy the benefits of cultured foods if you are new to them. This yummy apple compote is a sweet and tangy mix of Fuji apples and goji berries fermented in a fragrant orange, apple, ginger, and cinnamon juice blend. Both adults and children will enjoy this sweet … [Read more...]

Cultured Probiotic-rich Foods Are The Key To Digestive Health And Immunity

Cultured Probiotic-rich Foods Are The Key To Digestive Health And Immunity

I love eating cultured vegetables and fruits and drinking cultured beverages. I enjoy making cabbage sauerkraut, fruit chutneys, fruit butters, fruit compotes, ginger carrots, coconut kefir, beet kvass, and salsa every month. My fascination with cultured/fermented foods started when I found out about them in my training to become a certified healing foods specialist. I was in the classroom portion of my certification in 2008 and our instructors Caroline Barringer and Jennifer Pecot … [Read more...]

Your Health is your True Wealth

Your Health is your True Wealth

This latest post is written by Kris Willey, my friend and founder of Women of the Green Generation, an amazing group of women who are in the forefront of the green movement. I am happy to be a member of this great group! Kris speaks about food intolerance testing and I offer this testing from Alcat. You can find out more by going to the Alcat Testing Page on my site.Here is the post: Recently I met up with a few Women of the Green Generation members for lunch, and the subject of health came … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Seed Spread

Pumpkin Seed Spread

Pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite super seeds for strength and energy.  I created this pumpkin seed spread as a great dairy-free alternative to creamy cheese spreads. Starting with sprouted or raw nuts and seeds will give you the key nutrients and healthy fats your body requires on a daily basis. Sprouting seeds and nuts removes the enzyme inhibitors and makes them much easier to digest. Enjoy this soft, creamy spread in lettuce leaves, with raw vegetables, or on sprouted grain … [Read more...]

3 Of My Favorite Super Seeds For Strength And Energy

3 Of My Favorite Super Seeds For Strength And Energy

I am a big fan of raw seeds for building strength and increasing your energy. These crunchy beauties pack a powerful nutritional punch! I eat seeds almost every day. Raw seeds provide our bodies with tons of life giving nutrients in a small energy filled package. I have many seeds that I enjoy on a daily basis but today I want to share 3 Of My Favorite Super Seeds For Strength And Energy. Raw seeds are one of my favorite foods to enjoy because they completely satisfy my hunger … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie

Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie

Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie is a fantastic way to start your day with energy and lots of healing foods! Green energy smoothies taste just like fruit smoothies but the color is green. the exception to this green color is when you use dark colored berries. These smoothies are the easiest way to get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables into your daily diet! I have written a post about all the benefits of drinking green smoothies which you can check out once you try this … [Read more...]

Pear Pomegranate Nut Bowl

Pear Pomegranate Nut Bowl

Pears and pomegranates are two of my favorite fruits to eat in the winter months. Whenever I visit the farmers market during this time of the year, I get so excited by all the beautiful varieties of delicious pears along with the ruby red globes of pomegranate goodness!   Pears and pomegranates are an excellent source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fiber.   Pomegranates Pomegranates contain the important phytonutrient ellagic acid which can help … [Read more...]

5 Easy Tips For Making The Best Green Smoothies

5 Easy Tips For Making The Best Green Smoothies

I think green smoothies are one of the easiest drinks you can enjoy to improve your health and increase your energy. If you don’t know how to make a green smoothie the following list of ingredients and easy instructions should help you start creating delicious nutrient-dense smoothies that will fill your body with important nutrients for good health.  5 Easy Tips For Making The Best Green Smoothies  Here are the ingredients you can use to create your own tasty green … [Read more...]

Supercharge Your Energy With Green Smoothies

Supercharge Your Energy With Green Smoothies

I love leafy greens! When I was a little girl I was the only kid in the neighborhood asking my mom to cook more spinach and collard greens. In 2008 I discovered a whole new way to enjoy my favorite leafy greens in green smoothies. Inspired by Victoria Boutenko raw foodist and author of “Green for Life” and “Green Smoothie Revolution” I embraced drinking green smoothies daily for breakfast and snacks. I was curious to see if these smoothies would make a big difference in my … [Read more...]

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