May 082016

Smoothie Money Saving Tip

I love having an abundance of green in my fridge! But sometimes I can’t eat it fast enough! That’s when I discovered that I can freeze everything.

When you have a bounty of greens in your vegetable garden, use this technique to enjoy the greens all year long (bye bye, waste). Continue reading »

Mar 152015

Taco Salad

This is one of my kid’s favourite meals. They get a ton of greens, a great source of protein and some healthy fats.  I usually make about triple this recipe and freeze it. This is definitely a quick and easy dinner meal and they also like taking it for lunch.


Taco seasoning

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp oregano, dried

½ tsp paprika

1 ½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp salt and pepper

pinch cayenne

(mix the above ingredients together and will keep in air tight container for 3 months. Can double/triple the recipe so that you have some ready for next time)

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Jan 292015

Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly and you may be hearing chocolate calling your name.

I love chocolate and I eat it every day.  Years ago it was Snickers, Skor, and too many to mention! Plus lots of homemade baking with butter, sugar and flour. But I had to change…years of eating like this was affecting my moods, my hormones, my teeth, my waistline and more.

I started experimenting by making tasty treats with raw chocolate and coconut oil. I have used many recipes from various sites and also created some of my own.

So as this Valentine’s rolls around (and then Easter, and then someone’s birthday and of course, the Halloween candy will be lining the aisles soon enough)…try these creations. I promise you will change your taste buds and they will be wanting these treats and not the unhealthy ones!


Raw Chocolate Rum Balls

Raw Raspberry Cream Filled Chocolates

Chocolate Almond Bliss Bars

Chocolate Decadence Shake

Maca Cacao Balls

Raw Chocolate Freezer Fudge Continue reading »

Oct 022014

Butternut Squash Pear Soup

Serves 6

butternut squash and pear for soupOh, the tasty vegetables and fruits of the fall blend lovely in this soup.  While the leaves are falling and the breeze is a little chillier, cozy up to this warming soup that takes little time to make!


3 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

2 med leeks, white part only (3 cups) finely chopped

1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1” pieces

3 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1” pieces

5 cups vegetable broth

1 14-oz can light coconut milk

1 tsp chopped thyme


  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium/low heat. Add leeks and cook 10 minutes, stir often
  2. Add squash and pears and sauté 5 minutes.  Stir in veggie broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until squash is tender.
  3. Remove from heat.  Stir in coconut milk.
  4. Puree soup in batches until smooth (use food processor or immersion blender).  Add thyme.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
  6. ENJOY!!!

butternut squash soup


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 Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.  You can get your PDF copy here

Jul 172014

raspberry water in vitamix (4)I know many people that tire of just plain water or just don’t like the taste of water.

About 75% of the population is chronically dehydrated. Being dehydrated can be misinterpreted for feeling hungry and most of us will reach for food before a glass of clean, alkaline drinking water. In a study conducted at the University of Washington, it was shown that one glass of water effectively shut off the “midnight munchies” syndrome in 100% of the dieters tested.

Dehydration hinders your detox efforts and is one of the primary causes of daytime fatigue, sluggish metabolism, depression and inability to concentrate. According to Tao of Detox, dehydration has also been linked to cancer and chronic pain in the back and joints. 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

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

Apr 242014


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 »
Dec 252013

Best Ever Coleslaw in the Raw

Raw Raw for Cabbage Salad!

So easy, so fast, so delicious!

· chop up raw cabbage (1/4 cabbage),an apple and 2 stalks celery

· Add soaked raisins or cranberries, walnuts (or not), hemp seeds (or not).

· Mix 3 tbsp mayo, 3tspb organic yogurt, 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon, 1 tsp dijon, 1tsp local honey

· Add to cabbage mixture and ENJOY.

· Let me know if you do any alterations.

Try, the Kale Waldorf Salad or enjoy this Coleslaw with a wrap using Zucchini Hummus


Tanya Morrison