Cranberry Pineapple Green Smoothie

Cranberry Pineapple Green Smoothie

Now that cranberry season is here I wanted to create a smoothie which celebrates their tart taste. I found some beautiful plump red cranberries at the market and I couldn't wait to get them home so I could make a Cranberry Pineapple Green Smoothie which would tantalize my taste buds and fill my body with life-giving enzymes and nutrients. I just purchased organic sprouted cashew butter and I knew that this yummy butter would add a wonderful sweet creaminess to my smoothie along with … [Read more...]

Why I love Manitoba Harvest Hemp Superfoods

Why I love Manitoba Harvest Hemp Superfoods

As a holistic chef and certified healing foods specialist, great taste and health benefits go hand in hand when I choose what foods I want to put in my body for vibrant health. Manitoba Harvest’s hemp superfood products meet my criteria for both with flying colors! Manitoba Harvest offers a great variety of top quality hemp products which I recommend you include in your diet on a regular basis if you want to enjoy vibrant health.I love all of Manitoba Harvest’s wonderful hemp products … [Read more...]

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...]

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