July 17, 2015

 

I love the Mediterranean diet for its heart healthy food choices such as fish, nuts, leafy greens, and olive oil. I also like it because it allows drinking a glass of red wine with your meals. People living in Mediterranean countries such as Greece are very healthy because they consume their meals with wine, mainly red wine ( and spend more time outdoors and less time in front of the TV :-) ). According to a new study, mentioned in last year's Women's World's April 28th issue, enjoying a glass of red wine ( about 5-6 ounces ) with lu...

June 19, 2015

Are you putting off slimming down, kicking your cravings or eating healthier because your summer is filled with events that tempt you to eat or drink more? Even though we want to feel our best when we’re traveling or hanging out with friends or family, our “vacation mode” often leaves us feeling sluggish, bloated, heavy, or regretful -- and when we return, it can feel overwhelming to start from scratch (again).While it should never be about deprivation, it is helpful to have a strategy for wellness -- no matter where you are or where...

April 15, 2015

 

Just tried this recipe and it's bee-licious! The juice leaves me feeling energized and less bloated! It is a great springtime treat!

 

Makes 2 servings (one for you, one to share, or one for later!)

 

Ingredients: 

6 leaves of kale or 1/2 cup of baby kale 

1 big handful of spinach 

1 cucumber, peeled 

6 baby carrots

1 celery stalk chopped ( optional ) 

1 lemon or lime 

1 grapefruit, peeled 

1 thin slice of ginger root (dime size) 

1/2 green apple  

½ orange, peeled (optional)

 

Directions: Push each ingredient through the juicer one at a time (...

April 9, 2015

 

To compliment yesterday's post here is a delicious ( or should I say bee-licious :-) ) smoothie recipe!

 

 

Ingredients: 

 

1 cup of one of these: water, coconut water, almond milk, or cashew milk 

2 bunches of organic kale

1/2 cup of arugula 

½ - 1 frozen banana 

½ - 1 cup *blueberries 

2-3 organic pitted dates 

2 TBSP chia or flax seeds 

2 TBSP Vegan protein powder (optional) 

Ice

 

Directions: Pour liquid into blender. (I recommend a NutriBullet or Vitamix to ground leaves and seeds.) Add remaining ingredients and blend on low 20-30 seconds, the...

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