RECIPE: A Different Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

This is NOT your average Strawberry & Banana Smoothie! It’s like an ideal lover: Thick and Rich. Yet a delectable dessert, Sweet and Creamy. But it’s protein-packed so it won’t leave you unsatisfied as desserts and lovers often do. In a blender combine: 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries 1/4 cup gluten-free oats 1/2 frozen peeled banana (if using … Continue reading RECIPE: A Different Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

RULE: Add Clean Protein and Greens to Everything!

Don’t feel like cooking a 3 course meal? Bored of your usual fare? Feel hungry or sluggish after your meals? Try this simple solution. Add Greens and Clean protein to everything! What do I mean by clean protein? I mean hormone and antibiotic-free, grass-fed dairy and meats, wild, low-mercury fish, beans, nuts, seeds, hormone and cage-free eggs. Protein boosts metabolism and keeps us from feeling … Continue reading RULE: Add Clean Protein and Greens to Everything!

RANT: Big Bags o’ Candy

Remember when ‘needles in candy’ were the big Halloween scare? Now I find it frightening to see the pounds of Halloween candy that line the aisles of our already sugar laden grocery stores. Did you ever have the neighbor gave out apples each year? I hated that. I now want to high-five that neighbor. We also had a dentist in our neighborhood that gave out … Continue reading RANT: Big Bags o’ Candy

RULE: Chew Your Food

There’s this great thing called chewing. If you’re like me, you’ve done very little chewing and much more inhaling of food over the years. Usually I’m shoveling in enormous bites, in between patients or while driving. Not good. We all forget food is not for entertainment or even for taste.  We eat to stay alive and to nurture and heal our bodies. As we enter … Continue reading RULE: Chew Your Food

RANT: Fa La La Lardo

Ok my lil’ Sugar Plums, tis the season for over indulgence.  If you made it through Thanksgiving without heartburn or a pant size adjustment, good on ya!  But holiday parties abound these next few weeks. So brace yourself and your belts.  I could name 900 tasty treats you are likely to encounter this Yuletide, from egg nog to saltine toffee (<-do not click there, it’s a … Continue reading RANT: Fa La La Lardo

RECIPE: Wheat Grass Smoothie

Don’t freak out if you: A) Don’t know what wheat grass is B) Know what it is, but would rather eat someone else’s finger nail clippings than try it C) You think grass is for hippies and bovines D) Are willing to try wheat grass but don’t know where to get it Wheat grass is not wheat! It’s a low-carb, low cal, alkaline,  green,  gorgeous, … Continue reading RECIPE: Wheat Grass Smoothie

RANT: A What-a-tarian?

An email from a Blog Follower: Have you read the book The China Study?  It’s the one my friends cite as the reason they don’t eat anything with a mother, no dairy etc.  The theory is that protein allows cancer cells to grow.  It’s pretty extreme to me, but now alas I think about it when I eat yogurt.  Any opinions from you? My response: … Continue reading RANT: A What-a-tarian?

RULE: Plan a Pot Luck

If you love to be social, you love food and you love not having to cook…Plan a Potluck! Invite your favorite people, especially those with exceptional culinary skills or farms, and have everyone bring their favorite healthy dish.  Or assign each guest a particular course. Have a theme: Cowboy, Tapas, Green food, Salads, Must include an Egg, The letter B, whatever–get creative! Pictured above is … Continue reading RULE: Plan a Pot Luck

RULE: Be a Food Detective

I recently had a mother ask me what she should be looking for on the food label with regards to protein, fats, and carbs, when shopping for her daughter.  I remember when I used to count carbs and fat and calories.  Now I never do. Now I don’t even think about the numbers.  The ONLY thing I think about is what’s IN the food.  Isn’t … Continue reading RULE: Be a Food Detective

RANT: Stop Skin Break Outs!

I suffered (and still do) with annoying acne breaks outs most of my life I have tried birth control, antibiotics, topicals, retinA, regular facials, topical bat feces (just kidding, but I felt like I had tried everything!) Finally a Naturopath told me what I kinda’ already knew: Your skin is a filter and when the organs (liver, kidneys and bowels) that normally do your filtering (of … Continue reading RANT: Stop Skin Break Outs!

RECIPE: Quick Grab Mini Quiches

Do you know the Muffin Man? He’s quite rotund. So fill your muffin pans with something healthier, tasty and custom made! These mini quiches are great to grab and go! And they keep for several days in the fridge. Nosh on these instead of a high sugar ‘protein’ bars! Whisk together 6 eggs and a Tbsp of filtered water.  Add a dash (~ tsp) of … Continue reading RECIPE: Quick Grab Mini Quiches

RECIPE: Easy Healthy Quick Dinners

If you’re like me, you want a healthy rotation of dinners that don’t get boring, don’t take a fortnight to prepare, are easy on the wallet and tempt the ole’ taste buds. For those of us without a personal chef and lacking culinary genius, the list below will help guide your grocery shopping on Sunday for a healthy weekly rotation.  Select your sauce, your meats/proteins, … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Healthy Quick Dinners

RULE: Meet other Proteins

I’m not here to take sides. If you love meat, you love meat. I get it. Sometimes the smell of a cheeseburger on a nearby grill, sends me floating cartoon-style on a levitating wave of vapor in the direction of said burger.  But most of the time, I’m looking for other protein options. I used to think Beef, Chicken, and Pork were the only proteins … Continue reading RULE: Meet other Proteins

RULE: Surround Yourself with Healthy People

The next time you are out to eat, look around you.  Notice the number of obese people in the restaurant patrons and employees.  This is a good indicator of whether obese people like this restaurant you’ve chosen.  If you frequent overweight feeding spots, you are likely on your way to joining the millions of hefty Americans, because guess what packs on the pounds? Unhealthy, processed starchy, salty, sugary foods. … Continue reading RULE: Surround Yourself with Healthy People