Apr 022017
 

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Are you a breakfast eater?  Or dare I ask are you a “healthy” breakfast eater?

Maybe you need some inspiration for a few great breakfast foods.  Maybe you don’t have time and you need some healthy ideas for “grab and go” mornings – who doesn’t ever run short on time in the mornings?

 

Maybe you’re ready to ditch the “desserts” that are marketed as being “part of a complete breakfast”.

 

Don’t worry, I have you covered! Continue reading »

Jun 142015
 

image00510 Breakfast Choices that don’t come from a box

 Establishing a healthy morning routine sets the tone for the whole day .

Every morning you get a NEW start…yippee! While sleeping your body has been busy cleaning up what you did to it the previous day…how great is that?

There are some that say, “Eat breakfast as soon as you get up” and others that say, “Wait until you are hungry.” I used to insist my kids eat soon after they got up, but sometimes they weren’t hungry. After much research I decided that if they aren’t hungry why am I insisting that they eat. Isn’t better to honour our bodies and eat when we are truly hungry?

So, when you are ready to start your day…here are some breakfast ideas that can nourish you and your kids. Continue reading »

Apr 192015
 

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I like to send my kids off with a healthy breakfast and one of them is Kid Loving Granola….with my secret ingredients. This granola is also used in the Yogurt Parfaits, and can be a base for Chia Seed “Raw-Mazing” Pudding. This is also a quick and nutritious snack.

Makes about 12 cups

Ingredients – (I buy my cinnamon, nuts, coconut oil and sugar from Upayanaturals)

2 cups of quick oats and 2 cups of old fashioned oats (Organic)

2 cups any nuts (we use almonds and pumpkin and I chop them up in the food processor)

¼ cup sunflower seeds Continue reading »

Feb 222015
 

french toast (6)French Goodness Toast

I like to send my kids off with a healthy breakfast and one of them is French Toast….with my secret ingredients.

One of my secret ingredients is Hydrolyzed Collagen.

  • Supports skin, hair and nail growth
  • Good for joints and can help joint recovery
  • Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track
  • Source of protein (though not a spectacular one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.
  • All of the amino acids collectively are beneficial to cell reproduction

And for the Mama’s and Papa’s out there:

  • Great source of dietary collagen (side note: collagen is too large to be absorbed by the skin, so those skin creams are pretty useless… get it internally and use coconut oil for lotion!)
  • Can help tighten loose skin
  • Rumored to help with cellulite

Continue reading »

Jun 292014
 

Made and devoured in a flash  – easy peasy Fruit Yogurt Parfait

1. Add a couple spoonfuls of plain organic yogurt, 1/4 cup organic oats, 1 tsp chia (ground) and 1tsp ground flax (both or just one – you pick – you can also use hemp)

2. Mix it all together

3. Add another couple spoonfuls of yogurt and a spoonful of local honey (or local maple syrup or a couple of drops of stevia)

4. Add cut up berries (local, in season and organic if possible)

5. Top with homemade granola (or more oats if you like) and sprinkle with cinnamon. Refrigerate overnight (or at least a couple of hours)

6. Have them ready for when your kids get home from sports or for a great breakfast! (James says he is smiling and Ian definitely is!!) Glen is not pictured but he loves them too!!

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For more great recipes, check out Healthy Snacks for Kids…hey even mention that you’d like a copy and it’s yours complimentary!!  We’ve got a healthy generation to raise in this toxic world we live in!

Have the best day ever……Tanya

PS – not into dairy – use coconut or almond yogurt.

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

May 152014
 

Kiwi Krazy Smoothie

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Are you krazy for KIWIS?  They provide an excellent source of Vitamin C, very good source of dietary fibre, antioxidant (= anti-aging) vitamins E and A, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, copper and phosphorous.

All this kraziness gets me going in the morning!!! Try it and see if gets you moving too!  Trade in your traditional breakfast and give this a go.

  • 1 red grapefruit peeled and seeded
  • ½ lemon peeled and seeded
  • 1 kiwi (peel if not organic)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1-2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups spinach (can be frozen)
  • 1-2 cups water
  • Add pitted date or a few drops of stevia if you need more sweetness

Kiwi Kisses

Blend in your vitamix or blender until smooth.

Smoothie Money Saving Tip – Freezing Spinach  and freeze your bananas too!

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matcha green tea powderWhat is Matcha Green Tea Powder?

Are you ready to live even more vibrantly?? Would you like more smoothie and juicing recipes, money saving tips, how to be healthy on the road and how to get more greens into your diet for weight loss and glowing skin?  All this and so much more in Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending. Order your very own copy today!

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“Tanya’s books are a steal for all the fabulous information she has put together for you!” – Terri S. Holistic Nutritionist

Packed full of incredible information containing

  • The difference between juicing and blending and
    what is right for you.
  • The side effects of losing weight and inches
  • The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle
  • How to juice and blend while traveling or on the
    go!
  • Recipes for adults and children
  • How to save money and time while eating healthy
    food that tastes great!
  • And so much more!

Order your copy today – this is a very small investment that will reap big, healthy rewards! Be sure to let your friends and family
know- Health is for EVERYONE! Contact info@moveyourbody.ca

 

 

 

May 012014
 

Mango Tango

mangoMakes 1-2 servings

Drinking these smoothies makes me want to dance for joy!!! Let me know if you break out into the tango or any other dance!!!

  • dancing the tango
  • 1 whole pitted & peeled mango
  • 1-2 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup parsley and cilantro
  • Half of a lime, peeled
  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp Hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Add 1-2 pitted dates if more sweetness needed

Blend everything EXCEPT until smooth. tonic_alchemy_blurb1Boost up your Tango by adding a super green…not sure what to buy…check out these two greens

matcha green tea powderWhat is Matcha Green Tea Powder?

 

coconutWhy use coconut oil in your smoothies?

Coconut Oil

Healthy fat that is a highly efficient fuel that helps your body burn fat and create instant energy. Can raise your HDL (good cholesterol) and help to protect you against heart disease. Coconut oil will boost your immune system, plus it’s a natural antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, making it very effective at combating yeast and parasites.4

Coconut Oil is ideal for dry, rough and wrinkled skin because it contains MCFA’s (medium chained fatty acids) and is easily absorbed by the skin. It prevents stretch marks and lightens existing ones.  Its antiseptic elements keep the skin young, healthy and free from infections.  It’s also an excellent lip balm5.

I keep it in my bathroom, kitchen and a little jar in my purse.

Consuming coconut oil regularly restores thyroid function, often relieves hypothyroidism and actually increase the metabolic rate, leading to weight loss

 

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Vitamix – the only blender you will ever need – free shipping 06-005828- thank you for using my affiliate link

Upayanaturals  thank you for using my affiliate link to purchase your Healthy Products!

Are you ready to live even more vibrantly?? Would you like more smoothie and juicing recipes, money saving tips, how to be healthy on the road and how to get more greens into your diet for weight loss and glowing skin?  All this and so much more in Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending. Order your very own copy today!

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“Tanya’s books are a steal for all the fabulous information she has put together for you!” – Terri S. Holistic Nutritionist

Packed full of incredible information containing

  • The difference between juicing and blending and
    what is right for you.
  • The side effects of losing weight and inches
  • The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle
  • How to juice and blend while traveling or on the
    go!
  • Recipes for adults and children
  • How to save money and time while eating healthy
    food that tastes great!
  • And so much more!

Order your copy today – this is a very small investment that will reap big, healthy rewards! Be sure to let your friends and family
know- Health is for EVERYONE! Contact info@moveyourbody.ca

Source for coconut oil: Eating for Beauty David Wolfe pg 81

Apr 242014
 

TROPICAL MINT SMOOTHIE

pineapplemint leaves

makes 1-2 servings

  • 2 cups purified water
  • 2 cups peeled, chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 cup packed chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 tbsp ground dry flax seed
  • 1 tbsp soaked (or not) chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or a few drops stevia (optional) Continue reading »
Mar 212014
 

Energizing PB & J Smoothie

Trade in your Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich for this

……………………….Terrific & Tasty

……………………………………….Energizing PB & J Smoothie

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  • 1 small frozen banana
  • ¾ cups raspberries
  • ½ – 1 cup water (depending on desired thickness)
  • 1 tbsp peanut or almond butter, (natural, organic,raw)
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds
  • ½- 1 pitted date

Additional energy boosters: Continue reading »

Mar 172014
 

SHAMROCK MINT CHIP SHAKE

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I love mint!!! It grows in my garden and during the summer I will pick it and freeze it. I will either make Busy Mama Grab n’ Go Smoothie Packs or freeze it on it’s own.

That’s right, you can freeze any greens, check out how! Continue reading »