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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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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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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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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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Easy Homemade (and healthy!) Ice Cream Recipes – No Ice Cream Maker Needed

I love me some ice cream!  But it’s not a good idea to regularly indulge in the sugary stuff, even the better kinds.  When you are trying to eat clean and want a reasonably healthy ice cream-like substance, I suggest the following recipes.  You don’t need an ice cream maker, but these recipes are best […]

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Gluten-Free Apple Date Cookies

I don’t often post recipes for sweets, but I know many of us “need” them every now and then.  I am more of a ‘sweets only for special occasions’ kind of girl.  Easter is coming up soon, so I am looking at sweets recipes to take to the Easter family gathering.  My sweets are always […]

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Butternut Squash Puree

This recipe makes a nice winter side dish.  Butternut is on sale now in my area, so it’s a good time to stock up.  Butternut keeps well for quite awhile.  You could also serve this puree warm after heating it in some coconut oil.  The fat will help you better absorb the nutrients.  Butternut is loaded […]

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Anti-Aging Papaya Face Mask & Treat

Make yourself a papaya and yogurt face mask and then eat the unused portion.  By applying it to your face and eating it, you benefit your skin in two ways. Papaya contains the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene.  Antioxidants fight free radicals that damage our skin and make it look older.  Papaya contains an enzyme […]

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