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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.

Almond Berry Pudding or Milkshake

This recipe would be a great after dinner treat.  Frozen berries will give you the most health benefits, but you might could sub in frozen bananas or peaches.  If you are dairy tolerant, you could use grass-fed heavy whipping cream instead of the coconut milk.  If you want more of a milkshake, either double the […]

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No-Grain Anti-Aging Pancakes

I’ve never been a big pancake eater, but back in the day before I went gluten-free, I didn’t mind to have some pancakes every now and then.  Since I’m completely grain free, I haven’t much bothered with gluten-free pancakes.  However, I have found these no-grain “pancakes” that also include protein.  Another one of my complaints […]

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Easy Grain & Sugar Free Apple Crisp

I made this recipe recently and it was so yum!  I’m going to make it again soon.  Perfect fall treat or anytime that organic apples aren’t outrageously expensive.  You can use any apples for this recipe, but I used Gala.  Galas have been my favorite of late.  Just be sure to buy organic apples, since […]

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Hot Chocolate or Eggnog Protein Shake (Contains Anti-Aging Ingredients!)

I discovered this recipe in a booked called Clean Eats by Alejandro Unger.  It was called Rejuvenating Eggnog, but I decided to alter it to my own preferences like I do any other recipe I come across.  I’m pretty sure I am incapable of making any recipe exactly as I find it.  What you have […]

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Waldorf Salad and Yogurt Mint Dressing

I’m always looking for recipes involving fresh herbs when mine are in season in my garden.  I found this take on Waldorf Salad using fresh herbs in both the dressing and as garnish.  Of course, the dressing can be used for other salads as well. WALDORF SALAD Squeeze of lemon or orange juice 3/4 lb. […]

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Herb Yogurt Dressing

Since I love yogurt and don’t like bottled dressings because almost all have omega-6 rich oils (the bad kind), I found this recipe to be a great choice for salads or even putting it over cooked veggies or meat. In a blender or food processor, combine: 1 C. Fresh Herbs (any that you like and […]

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Banana Maple Cashew Smoothie

This is a super simple recipe that I made the other day as my lunch carbs.  So yummy! 1 Frozen Banana  *Always peel bananas before freezing. 1 oz. Raw Cashews 8 oz. Maple Yogurt Sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, and mineral salt as desired. Place all ingredients in blender (one that can grind frozen stuff) and […]

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Green Tea Hot Chocolate

This is a tasty anti-aging drink for winter days (or anytime).  Both green tea and raw cacao have anti-aging nutrients and other healthy benefits. How to Make this Delightful Beverage: Heat/steep one green tea bag in 2 cups of either unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened coconut milk, or water.  Pour hot tea in blender and add […]

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How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree Instead of Buying Canned

While it is more convenient to buy canned pumpkin, you don’t always get all the fiber and nutrients that you would if you used a whole pumpkin.  And since it is October as I write this, whole pumpkins can easily be found. Pumpkin puree can be used in smoothies, tasty treats, and even face treatments. […]

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Pumpkin Smoothie

It’s October right now.  Pumpkins are in season.  Pumpkin gets overlooked as a superfood, but it is.  It has potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and lots of beta carotene (great antioxidant).  Now is a great time to stock up on canned pumpkin and have it available for months.  I recommend Trader Joe’s organic canned pumpkin […]

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