RECIPE: Gluten-Free Oat Smoothie

Want a quick, simple,  healthful smoothie recipe that won’t leave you hungry? This scrumptious, gluten-free smoothie is filling and delicious!  Oats are high in fiber, help lower cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular disease. So instead of cooking up sugar laden, pre-packaged oatmeal in the am, try this healthier alternative!   In a blender combine: 1 cup organic spinach 1/2 cup organic gluten-free oats (I like Trader … Continue reading RECIPE: Gluten-Free Oat Smoothie

RECIPE: Cauliflower & Spinach Smoothie — Trust Me It’s Good

Cauliflower?  In a smoothie!? Whaaat!?! Trust me, this is sure to be the next micro-trend in juicing. Cauliflower creates a creamy, dessert-like treat that puts a smack-down on cancer, sugar cravings, and ramps up your healing. Packed with vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and numerous more micronutrients, cauliflower gives your body a trifold boost in cancer prevention.  It aids in detoxification (you know, how the body gets rid … Continue reading RECIPE: Cauliflower & Spinach Smoothie — Trust Me It’s Good

RECIPE: Granola Crumble

All aboard the Coconut Oil-is-the-Greatest-New-Superfood-Good-Fat Train! What can’t coconut oil do? It can remove make-up, heal abrasions, moisturize skin, reduce wrinkles, fight infections and make food taste delicious! It’s a great oil to use cooking at high heat and it’s great in this Granola Crumble recipe. I dare you not to try it! In a bowl/blender/food processor combine: 1 cup Gluten Free Oats 6 Medjool … Continue reading RECIPE: Granola Crumble

RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

Don’t let the greens fool you! This sweet treat has no added sugar or sweeteners, but could be your favorite new dessert! Try this guilt-free, gluten-free, vegan, all natural, sustaining blood sugar smoothie–you will NOT be disappointed.   In a blender combine: 2 handfuls Spinach (or kale) 1 handful (~1 cup) ice 1/3 cup Coconut unsweetened 3 dates 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2-1 cup almond milk Blend and Believe. (how … Continue reading RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

RANT: The CLEAN 15

Last week we covered the Dirty Dozen–the most chemically contaminated produce. Buying the organic version of the produce on the Dirty Dozen is an important step in cancer prevention. This week’s blog reveals the Clean 15! So you’ll know where to spend your organic dollars. The Clean 15 List, which periodically changes, includes the produce with the least chemical and pesticide exposure–so theoretically you would not need … Continue reading RANT: The CLEAN 15

RANT: The Dirty Dozen

If you are wondering whether or not you should buy organic produce, or feel like it’s a bit expensive, a good way to allocate your healthy food funds, is to look at the DIRTY DOZEN. This is a list of foods that have THE MOST and the most hazardous PESTICIDES and should be avoided, if possible.  The list does change from year to year, but here’s … Continue reading RANT: The Dirty Dozen

RECIPE: Carrot and Ginger Smoothie

Still trying to cleanse the system after the holidays? Even if you aren’t, this is a great astringent smoothie with health benefits galore. So fire up your Vitamix or Ninjas and let the healing begin! In a blender combine: 1 cup spinach 1/2 cup filtered water 1/2 cup ice (or a handful, enough to make it cold) 1 handful of baby carrots or 1/2-1 large … Continue reading RECIPE: Carrot and Ginger Smoothie

Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

A lot of us are motivated at the beginning of the year to make some big changes in our lives.  Some of our vow every year to “get healthy” or “read more” or “remember people’s names”.  While planning to be better and get healthier is great in theory, unless you have specific actions/steps you will take to follow through on these plans, chances are you’ll … Continue reading Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

Rants Rules and Recipes Resolutions:

As there New Year rolls in, and we all make promises to ourselves about how much healthier, kinder, thinner and more fabulous we will become, it helps to look back and see what has kept us from already being better friends, spouses, parents and people. For me, when I am stressed, over-booked, under-slept or stretched too thin, I cannot be the best version of myself. … Continue reading Rants Rules and Recipes Resolutions:

RECIPE: Simple Farro Salad

I can get a little “salad fatigue”, especially in the winter months.  A bowl of leafy greens, which I know I need, just doesn’t tempt me they was it does in the Spring. So I’ve created this warm, savory salad to deliver greens to my my bod, while tempting my (taste)buds! Farro (rhymes with “tomorrow”) is a super healthy, ancient, Italian whole grain with lots of … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Farro Salad

RECIPE: Sweet Potato Mashies

It doesn’t get much better than a healthy, savory, comfort food like these Blue Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes! These are sure to be a hit and make a great side dish for any holiday gathering!  I like to keep a batch in my fridge and warm a little portion when I need a sweet, savory or hardy treat! If you’re not in to blue, choose … Continue reading RECIPE: Sweet Potato Mashies

RECIPE: Healthy, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies/Bars

Who doesn’t love a Chocolate Chip cookie?  and who doesn’t like options? These “Cookies” can be baked or raw, cookies or bars, and can have dried fruit or chocolate chips, both or neither! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 c rolled oats 1/2 c sunflower seeds (raw or salted) 7-8 medjool dates (pitted) 2 Tbsp organic coconut oil 4 dashes of cinnamon 1/4-1/2 c dark chocolate chips (optional) 1/4 c chopped … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies/Bars

RANT: Eating Yourself Sick

I’ve been explaining to patients over the years, that we are eating ourselves sick. With all of the chemicals, dyes and preservatives in foods these days, it’s nearly impossible to purchase a real food item in the grocery store. Even produce is laden with pesticides. These chemicals are known to cause diabetes and cancer. So we shouldn’t be eating them. We should eat only the … Continue reading RANT: Eating Yourself Sick

RECIPE: Fixer Elixir

Tis the season for tree timing and gift giving, ’tis also the season for getting….coughs and head colds, that is… Especially if you are dashing about, decorating the halls, and generally over-extending yourself, you may find yourself a little run down. The moment you feel that fullness in the back of your throat or the congestion in your nose, concoct this creation to stop that cold before it grows … Continue reading RECIPE: Fixer Elixir