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...

September 5, 2016

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 for us, but many of us shy away from eating them. According...

June 5, 2016

 

Ingredients:

 

1 cup almond milk 
1 handful of spinach 
1 serving of vanilla Vega protein shake 
1 tsp of raw cacao 
1 frozen banana 
3 brazil nuts 
2 pitted dates 
1 tsp honey 
sprinkle cinnamon

 

Directions: 

 

Blend in Vitamix/blender. Enjoy!

May 18, 2016

Ingredients: 
• 3 green onions, roughly chopped 
• 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted 
• 1/2 cup orange juice 
• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 
• 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 
• 3 ounces spring greens or mesclun mix 
• 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 
• 1/2 pound asparagus 
• 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained 
• 1/2 cup pistachio nuts, shelled

Directions: 
• Puree green onions, avocado, juice, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth to make a dressing. In a large bowl, toss greens, strawberries, asparagus, chickpeas and p...

April 11, 2016

After a week long stay in Aspen with the renowned Dr. Joel Fuhrman and the Nutritional Research Foundation, I am finally home. What an incredible week of learning and eating delicious vegan recipes prepared by renowned Nutritarian chef, Martin Oswald. You'd be amazed at how good some of the foods taste if prepared properly with the right spices. If we all had a Martin Oswald in our kitchens, we'd all be vegans!  Not to brag too much, I must say I realized I do eat pretty darn healthy, but after this week I am going to take it a step f...

December 1, 2015

As a holistic health coach, I am sometimes asked what the perfect diet is. "Should I become a vegetarian? Or a vegan?" is a common refrain of my friends and family. With hundreds of conflicting diet books on the market, it's no wonder that people feel overwhelmed by the hunt for an ideal diet. All you need to know is that diet is not a "one size fits all" concept.

In my studies, I learned over 100 different diet theories. The raw food diet, the vegetarian diet, the vegan diet, and the pescetarian diet are some of the more common ones....

September 16, 2015

 

Following my previous blog post, here's a great recipe that is sure to keep your skin glowing due to it's high omega-3 content:

 

Salmon with Red and Orange Vegetables

Serves 2-3

 

Ingredients: 
• 2 King salmon (wild) fillets, washed and patted dry, skin on 
• 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes 
• 6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped small or minced 
• 1 red pepper, chopped 
• 1 bunch kale, chopped or torn into small pieces 
• ½ cup of vegetable stock 
• 2 to 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 
• 2 TBSP fresh-squeezed lemon juice 
...

July 30, 2015

Here is one of my favorite summer recipes: Flash Baked Kale Salad. It's great as a light meal or side dish to serve with grilled fish and vegetables.

 

Ingredients ( serves 5):

 

5 cups of organic kale, rinsed

1 cup of raw organic white corn

1/2 cup of red onion cut into very thin slices

1 cup of sliced cherry tomatoes

Olive oil ( to taste)

2 tbsp of squeezed lemon juice

 

Directions:

 

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees (F). Lightly spray the kale with olive oil and bake on a cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Heat the raw corn in a skillet for...

July 16, 2015

As a distance runner, I like to eat lots of nutritious snacks to keep my energy levels up after a long workout. One of my "go to" foods is cucumbers on a small salad or just plain with hummus...here's why!

 

-Cucumbers are loaded with water ( 95 per cent!) which can help you stay hydrated on a hot summer day.

 

-Believe it or not this vegetable which contains lots of water, also contains polyphenols called lignans which may help lower your risk of breast and ovarian cancers. They also contain phytonutrients which have anti cancer properti...

July 14, 2015

Hey, Bee Fit followers, I am writing on bio-individuality because so many of you have different notions of what works and what doesn't for getting healthy. That's why a health program  must be customized to account for one's individual health history and individual preferences. There are a variety of factors that go into determining what works for one person and not another. For instance, one person's food may be another person's poison. Your genetic background and other health factors determine what works and what doesn't when engagi...

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