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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.


Watermelon & Tomato Salad

This recipe is totally packed with lycopene.  Lycopene is an antioxidant found in both watermelon and tomatoes (giving them their red color).  Lycopene is thought to help prevent certain types of cancers and heart disease.  At time of posting for this recipe, both watermelon and tomatoes are in season.  INGREDIENTS: 2 – 3 C. Cubed Watermelon […]

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Watermelon Coconut Cooler

We love cold, fruity drinks in the summer!  And watermelon is definitely a summer sensation.  The addition of coconut to watermelon makes you feel like you’re getting a tropical treat.  Watermelon and coconut are good for you, but be aware that there is still quite a bit of sugar in this drink.  Use this drink […]

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Melon Sorbet

Cantaloupes are getting ripe now.  Honeydew is also getting ripe.  So, why not try a fun recipe that combines both melons?  Melon sorbet.  Easy and tasty.  And healthy.  One cup of cantaloupe contains about 75% of the RDA for vitamin C and nearly as much potassium as a banana. INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Cantaloupe, diced 2 […]

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Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple salsa is best when it is made fresh, and it’s great in the summertime when peppers are fresh from the garden.  With the pineapple and the bell peppers, this recipe contains a good amount of vitamin C.  Pineapple contains bromelain which is an enzyme that can increase digestion.  Mint can also be beneficial to digestion […]

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Strawberry, Orange, & Chicken Salad

It’s strawberry season and leafy greens season, so I thought it appropriate to post a recipe involving both.  This is a great spring or summer lunch (or dinner).  This recipe is enough for two people or for two meals. INGREDIENTS: 2 Navel Oranges 1 C. Strawberries ¼ Tsp. Cinnamon 1 ½ Tsp. Lemon Juice 1 […]

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

I love chocolate and I love strawberries, so the combo is heaven.  What I don’t love is the store bought chocolate dipped/covered strawberries that contain bad fats and plenty of added sugar.  So, I’d rather make my own with organic strawberries and organic, dark (70% or higher) chocolate.  The darker the chocolate, the better it is for you, […]

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Almond-Avocado Berry Shake

This recipe makes a great healthy dessert shake when you use frozen berries. If you want it as a dessert, you can add some stevia or just a touch of honey or maple syrup, although the sweetener would take a bit away from it’s anti-inflammatory status. INGREDIENTS: 1 Avocado (peeled and seed removed) 1 C. […]

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Banana Almond Power Smoothie

People love smoothie recipes and this one is sure to please. What’s not to love about almond butter?! I buy raw almond butter from Trader Joe’s and unsweetened vanilla almond milk from Trader Joe’s as well. This recipe contains protein, carb, healthy fat, potassium, magnesium, and ginger to combat inflammation. Kelp is optional, but is […]

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Carob Avocado Pumpkin Mousse

This is one of my favorite super healthy recipes to make because it seems like I’m getting a treat, yet I know I’m getting tons of vitamins and minerals and antioxidants with the avocado and pumpkin. Plus, I’m getting ginger for good digestion and anti-inflammation and cinnamon for blood sugar regulation and cholesterol lowering properties. […]

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