Green Summer Smoothie Recipes

This weekend I made some amazing new summer green smoothies that rocked my world. Obviously, I had to share them with you. These concoctions are deliciously hydrating and packed with vitamins, mineral and super foods making them perfect for a hot summer day.     All you need is a good BLENDER OR VITAMIX and…

Meatless Monday Veggie Bake

Today’s meal is a perfect easy monday throw together using all the weekend’s leftovers. Veggie Bake Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Yields: 4 or more servings Ingredients: All the leftover veggies in your fridge ¼ cup olive oil, divided 1 large can chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas, drained 1-2 large yams, slices…

Brown Bag Lunches

A week worth of healthy lunches:   Mediterranean Plate Serve 6 Tbs. hummus, 6 kalamata olives, 1 toasted whole-grain pita (cut into triangles), 1/2 cup cucumber slices, and 1/2 cup baby carrots. Edamame & Broccoli Rice Bowl Whisk together 1 Tbs. chunky natural peanut butter, 2 Tbs. 100% pineapple juice, 1 Tbs. water, and 1…

Spicy Coconut Sweet Potato Soup With Greens

Spicy Coconut Sweet Potato Soup With Greens Adapted from “Fresh Food Fast” by Peter Berley Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups diced onion (about 2 medium onions) 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, peeled (about half the length of your thumb) 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 small jalapeno pepper with seeds, minced (Use chile…

Feeling blue?

Ok so we’re only one week into January but winter is here in full force and being felt around much of the country. I have spoken to so many friends who already are feeling the “winter blues.” The “winter blues” are characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy. But don’t worry, there’s…

Summer Fruits

Whether you are having fresh fruit for a light early morning breakfast, a midday snack or evening treat, enjoy nature’s sweetness and whenever possible buy organic. Here are a few summer fruits and their health benefits: Apricots: Great for lung conditions and asthma; used to help treat anemia due to their high copper and cobalt…

Summer Drink Recipes

Sun Tea Prep time: 2 minutes Cook time: 24 hours Yield: 2 liters Ingredients: 3-4 tea bags of your choice water Directions: 1. Fill an extra-large mason jar with water, add 3 or 4 of your favorite tea bags and cover with lid. 2. Place in sun for one full day and let the shining…