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6 Foods to Help You Reduce Weight And Stay Healthy, Naturally

By |2018-03-08T19:46:13-05:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Living, Nourish, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |

Our present day lifestyle promotes weight gain and obesity. Many of us are focused primarily on earning day and night--neglecting our wellness and health. It often feels like a rat race that leaves little time for us to focus on our health and wellbeing. It can be frustrating to lose weight--especially for women who are struggling [...]

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Celebrate the Magic of Chia with Mamma Chia Birthday Cake Chia Pudding

By |2017-03-23T00:48:27-04:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nourish, Nutrition, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

March 23 is National Chia Day -- the perfect day to celebrate the goodness and benefits of chia seeds with Birthday Cake Chia Pudding. Of course, chia pudding is so healthy and delicious, I can eat it everyday! Mamma Chia, innovator of chia-based beverages and snacks, is celebrating the vitality, energy and strength of chia, as [...]

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Fiber Intake

By |2016-08-19T02:00:49-04:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Living, Nourish, Nutrition, Plant-based diet, Raw Food Diet|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What is all the fuss and bother about this thing called ‘fiber’? Well, bottom line, it is an incredibly important part of your daily diet and essential for your health. Simple. Fiber, also referred to as roughage or bulk, supports the body to assist the effective functioning of the intestines by stimulating peristalsis, the movement of the [...]

Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

By |2016-02-16T16:14:38-05:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: Breakfast, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

I have been adding nutritious chia seeds to my smoothies for quite a while, but I hadn't really experimented with other creative ways to enjoy chia seeds until I tasted my first mouthwatering dish of berry chia seed pudding at a local organic cafe. The subtle yet sensational flavor blend of sweet, tangy and creamy satisfied my taste buds and made me [...]

Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

By |2016-02-10T14:24:50-05:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's time to pamper your sweetie for Valentine's Day or any day by making this delectable Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie. Like many women I know, I have been trying hard to get my sweetie to increase his intake of fruits and vegetables for years. I will be the first to admit that it has been an [...]

Avocado Mango Blueberry Super Greens Smoothie

By |2016-01-08T17:42:18-05:00January 8th, 2016|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

After nearly two months of holiday parties, dinners, celebrations and vacations--including a two week cruise and a week in the Bahamas--my body was craving a major change. So I am kicking off the New Year with at least a month of lighter foods including fresh, organic juices, smoothies and salads with minimal oil and salt. I have a glass [...]

VeganMoFo Day #5: Creamy Coconut Yogurt Strawberry Banana Smoothie #VGNMF15

By |2015-09-05T11:36:50-04:00September 5th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , |

Thank goodness it's Saturday and already the fifth day of VeganMoFo 2015! I love the tangy, creamy goodness of yogurt but it was hard to find a good vegan unsweetened yogurt. So many of the vegan yogurts I found were loaded with sugar and unpleasant additives that did not appeal to me, so when I finally [...]

VeganMoFo Day 1: “Have Mango, Will Tango” Breakfast Smoothie #VGNMF15

By |2015-09-01T00:30:12-04:00September 1st, 2015|Categories: Breakfast, Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I am so excited to be participating in VeganMoFo for the first time with Urban Naturale. VeganMoFo is a grassroots event that evolved from an international community of vegans who love to cook, and are passionate about sharing their love of vegan food with the rest of the world. The idea was first created by famed vegan [...]

30 Healthy and Delicious Ways to Incorporate Chia Seeds into Your Daily Diet

By |2015-06-23T15:07:36-04:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Most of you have probably heard the catchy jingle "Cha Cha Cha Chia" used to advertise those popular Chia pets. I've even received one or two as grab bag gifts which I never actally used, I must admit. Well, instead of growing your chia seeds into a pet, why not try eating them instead. They are so healthy and [...]

Mad About Mango Superfood Green Smoothie

By |2015-04-10T16:37:01-04:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Uncategorized, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Green smoothies are often my go-to choice for a quick and healthy meal-in-a-minute. Today I decided to raid the fridge to find some goodies for a super-nutritious green smoothie to fuel my day. I lucked out with fresh mango, avocado, banana and kale! Plus, I added some healthy superfoods to kick the nutritional punch up a notch including flax seed [...]

Blend! Grab! Go! Almond Banana Berry Protein Superfood Green Smoothie

By |2015-02-20T21:15:36-05:00February 20th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are you including fresh, fiber and nutrient-rich green smoothies in your diet? Smoothies have become my new 'nutrition-insurance program'. It's so easy to make a rich, creamy healthy super food smoothie everyday. Life is busy and sometimes we just don't have time to eat a wide enough variety of the healthy foods we need to cover our [...]

Pineapple Banana Avocado Kale Superfood Green Smoothie

By |2015-01-29T14:29:45-05:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This morning's green smoothie came together quite easily. My avocado was now ripe so I was able to use it as the  centerpiece for a nutrient- rich, creamy smoothie. Avocado provides B vitamins and vitamin K,  vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium. They also contain phytosterols and carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin. About 75% of an avocado's [...]

Crazy for Kiwifruit! Strawberry, Kiwi, Chia and Kale Green Smoothie

By |2014-10-08T15:39:20-04:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Touted as the national fruit of China, but grown worldwide, I rarely see organic kiwifruit in my area, so I was delighted to find organic kiwifruit at a low price in my local health food store this week. Of course, I brought half a dozen home to try out and enjoy! Well known for its characteristic fuzzy skin and its unique, sweet [...]

Peachy Almond Butter Green Superfood Smoothie

By |2014-09-19T10:15:08-04:00September 19th, 2014|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

There's nothing more enjoyable than going to my local farmer's market and finding fresh, juicy, organic peaches and sugary-sweet, seedless grapes. That's better than candy! What a delight! Best of all, both items were relatively low-priced, so I happily bagged a couple of pounds and toted them home to my kitchen where these yummy peaches and grapes became the [...]

Super Rich Goji Berry, Orange Banana Green Smoothie

By |2014-03-14T19:03:41-04:00March 14th, 2014|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish|Tags: , , |

It's smoothie time again! What shall I create today? Hmmm... Well, it all depends upon what I have on hand in my kitchen today. Lucky for me, I had enough organic fruits and vegetables left from my last shopping trip to whip up a thick, rich, sweet and creamy, "super"green smoothie. With the addition of chia seeds [...]

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