Feb 112014
 

When the Craving for Chocolate Hits…Enjoy these Fabulous Treats

Yes, chocolate is GOOD for YOU, so go for the DARK, raw or cold-pressed kind and thoroughly enjoy these tasty treats

When I need my chocolate fix, here are some of my go to’s:

  1.  Raw Chocolate Macaroons
  2. Chewy Chocolate Balls
  3. Freezer Fudge
  4. Raw Chocolate-Chia Energy Bars
  5. Energy Bites
  6. You won’t believe this Chocolate Cake
  7. Raw Chocolate Pudding    

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Feb 072014
 

Ten reasons why you should have warm lemon or lime water daily

 

 

(Directly from NaturalNews) A glass of warm lemon or lime water first thing in the morning is surprisingly helpful in several ways. This Yogic or Ayurvedic ritual was primarily for stimulating digestion and eliminating ama, the Ayurvedic term for toxic slime that builds up in the gastro-intestinal or GI tract. This ritual has even more health benefits.

The Ten Reasons Why

1) The warm lemon water helps purify and stimulate the liver. Lemon/lime water liquefies bile while inhibiting excess bile flow. Continue reading »

Feb 052014
 

Sweet Potato Hummus Collard Wraps

by Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD

ready to roll

Delicious! This is my finished product before I rolled it up and ate it!

I love finding great recipes!!!  This one is from Alive’s January 2014 issue. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Just a heads up to start your sprouts about 5 days before you make this and to also time having your avocado the perfect ripeness! Continue reading »

Feb 022014
 

Water….…5 ways to keep you lean

 

Too often we sip, gulp or guzzle too many liquid calories that can show up as an added layer of insulation – which is not what we want when we are donning skinny jeans, bathing suits, tank tops and cute shorts and skirts!

Not to mention that store bought flavoured water can be loaded with artificial flavours, nasty additives and sweeteners.  Making your own is simple, fresh and nutritious.  Use the abundance of the local produce to try different combinations and let me know which one you love the best!

 So, fill up your water jug and try these great additions! Continue reading »

Feb 012014
 

Healthy Heart 

 

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do” (Proverbs 4:23 NLT)

Fun Heart Facts1:

The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a day; 3,600,000 times a year; and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime.

A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on all the way for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime.

Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back. Continue reading »