Here's a delicious way to get in your veggies for the day. As I said in Wednesday's post, I like to include a green smoothhie almost every day! Simple Summer Smoothie! Ingredients:
• 1 cup coconut milk
• 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
• 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
• 1/2 a frozen banana, in two-inch chunks
• 1 handful spinach
• 1 serving vanilla Vega protein powder (optional) Directions:
Place all ingredients in blender and pulse, then blend until smooth. Makes
Do you sometimes have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Are you waking up in the middle of the night or before your alarm goes off? It’s important for you to understand what’s causing your sleep struggles, and use tips like the ones below to prepare for a restful night. Getting enough sleep has a positive effect on our health; our bodies are in restore and rejuvenation mode while we’re sleeping; this can help us heal from illnesses and reduce aches and pains in our jo
The New Year is upon us! Have you had time yet to reflect on last year and contemplate your goals for 2017? If not, over the next week or so, consider asking yourself these questions: 1. What were 2016’s positive highlights for you? ( Note: this answer usually helps you get back on track if you need to for the future! )
2. What were your biggest challenges?
3. What made you happiest in 2016?
4. What is one goal you want to achieve in 2017?
5. What bad habit do you want to
One of the best healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily life is to eat leafy greens. It’s hard not to notice how mainstream “green drinks” are at your local health food store, and healthy boutique restaurants and juice bars are popping up all over the country! Today it’s easier than ever to eat, drink and slurp your greens! Eat them raw, steamed or sautéed; mix them into a pureed soup; or drink them in a variety of smoothies and juices. We all know greens are good
Many nutritional studies continue to show that eating spinach helps improve health and reduce the risk of many health issues, from cancer to memory loss to strokes, and heart disease. Here’s a short list of what makes Spinach a SuperHero to your health! ~ Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes
~ Protects against the occurrence of cancer, including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer
~ Helps regulate blood pressure
Did you know that approximately 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Yes, it's true. Some might not even be aware that they are dehydrated, especially if they are elderly. As we age, our thirst diminishes. We then often mistake thirst for hunger and eat instead of rehydrating with fluids. There are several signs of dehydration. Here are just a few: ~ Low energy/ lethargy ~ Sleepiness ~ Muscle cramps, especially following an athletic competition ~ Poor concentra
As a health coach and personal trainer, I love to see people create new habits – nutritionally, physically, and spiritually – including simple things like the breathing and balance exercises. One of the most surprising changes I have seen over the years, as my clients have committed to eating cleaner and minimizing processed foods, is an increased feeling of calm. Yes, there is a TON on everyone’s plate – including mine -- and yet, I feel like I have more SPACE than usual. Ma
I don’t know how or why or even when it happened, but it seems like everyone I know is super busy. The number-one reason people tell me why they don’t eat well or exercise is lack of time. When I share my quick-meal tips with clients, they come back to tell me that using this advice actually saves them time, while helping them look and feel their best. So why not give it a try? You’ve got nothing to lose (except maybe a few pounds) and more time to gain! 1. Cook once, eat twi
Well...ARE YOU READY for SPRING? You CAN look and feel better, have more energy, lose weight, and reduce or eliminate your food-related symptoms. Please click here to learn more about my online coaching programs or better yet, make an appointment for one of my upcoming Spring workshops, beginning April 8th at Community Park in Princeton at 9am. I will share important health tips and after the presentation, we will spend a few minutes walking or jogging and then enjoy a health