May 20, 2018

If you love the spiralizer tool, you’ll love this recipe for using it!

Ingredients: 

• 2 zucchini 

• 1 summer squash 

• ½ tsp olive oil 

• ½ lb. washed button mushrooms 

• 2 veggie burgers (your choice). My favorite is Hilary’s 

• Tomato sauce (healthy store-bought or homemade). One of my favorite brands is Rao’s Tomato Basil. (Ingredients: Italian tomatoes, olive oil, fresh onions, fresh basil, salt, fresh garlic, black pepper, oregano).

Directions: 

Wash the zucchini and squash. Then peel or “spiralize” each one into long, slim “noodles” (se...

If you read yesterday's post on the health benefits of eggs and love eating avocados like me, then try this delicious recipe. Avocados are packed with "muscle building" magnesium and lots of fiber which will help keep you feeling full longer.

Ingredients: 

-1 avocado 

-Olive oil 

-2 whole eggs 

-Salt 

-Paprika 

-Lime zest, for serving

-Parsley for a final decorative touch!

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Slice the avocados in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just...

January 4, 2018

Winter Flu season is here, Bee Fitters, so you need to consume lots of antioxidants to help build up your immune system. Here's one of my favorite juices to help ward off a cold! 

This juice recipe contains cucumber, which adds phytonutrients with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.

Ingredients: 

• 1 green apple 
• 1 large cucumber 
• 1/2 bunch of curly kale 
• 1 handful of spinach 
• 1 handful of parsley 
• 1 lemon 
• 4-5 stalks of celery

Directions: 
Push ingredients through juicer one at a time. Always put...

January 2, 2018

From Café Sunflower

With the freezing cold weather and flu season upon us, here is the perfect recipe to help keep you warm and healthy!

This delicious, satisfying soup contains spices high in medicinal qualities and has powerful carotenoids and antioxidants that can protect your body from free radical damage.

Turmeric boosts detoxification, fights inflammation, reduces blood sugar, boosts cognitive function, promotes healthy mood, and supports weight loss. Saffron is high in manganese, which helps regulate blood sugar, metabolize carboh...

November 28, 2017

One of my favorite holiday recipes is Green Beans with Toasted Garlic and Almonds. It is a great health y option for those who don't eat salads. Enjoy, Bee- Fitters!

Ingredients: 
• 1 TBSP kosher salt + ½ tsp to taste 
• 2 lb. fresh green beans, washed and trimmed 
• 1 TBSP olive oil 
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped 
• 1 cup sliced raw almonds 
• ¼ tsp black pepper (or to taste)

Directions: 
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 TBSP salt, then the green beans, and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain. 
Meanwhile, heat the oil...

October 26, 2017

Because we can get most vegetables any time of the year, we may forget that certain vegetables are at their peak flavor in the Fall. A few of my favorite vegetables harvested in the Fall include eggplant, green beans, beets, parsnips, sweet potatoes (yams) and of course, winter squash. See Fall Veggie list below. These Fall vegetables are high in fiber, helping us feel fuller, longer, and keeping our digestive system running smoothly.

The most popular Fall vegetables are winter squashes -- butternut squash, acorn squash, and pumpkin, t...

June 9, 2017

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 two servings.

Remember, Folks, food determines how we feel and heal!

April 3, 2017

Start spring off healthy by begiining your day with a great detox juice! It tastes better than it looks! :-)

Using a juicer

Ingredients: 
• 1 Apple 
• 2 stalks celery 
• 1 – 2 cucumbers 
• 1 pear 
• 1 – 2 cups kale or spinach (or both)

Directions: 
Juice, stir and enjoy!

Spring Green Juice – using blender

Using a blender

Ingredients 
• 1 green apple, chopped 
• 2 celery stalks, chopped into one-inch pieces 
• 1 small salad cucumbers, peeled and sliced/chopped 
• 1/2 pear, chopped 
• 2 cups water 
• ½ cup of spinach (or kale), torn into one-...

January 2, 2017

If you want to build your immunity, then eat mushrooms!  Click here for Saturday's post on why you should eat mushrooms. This recipe is bee-licious!!

Ingredients: 

• 5 yellow onions, thinly sliced, red chopped pepper, & diced potatoes for heartier meal (optional) 
• 16 oz. mushrooms (recommended: Gourmet Blend – Bella, shitake, button & oyster) 
• 1 TBSP olive oil or ghee 
• 1 tsp sea salt 
• ½ tsp dry mustard 
• ½ tsp dried thyme 
• 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock 
• 2-3 TBSP gluten-free tamari sauce 
• ¼ cup Mirin (Mirin is a type o...

July 15, 2016

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
~ Helps build muscle and strong bones
~ Helps prevent memory loss and co...

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