May 032017

Foods to Reduce Night Time Hot Flashes

Oh no!  Do you get hot flashes?


Did you know there are actually some foods (and drinks) that can help you with them?


One has been shown to reduce the number of them in half!  Yes, half!


Let me tell you all about it in this post. Continue reading »

May 102015

Peanut Butter Cookies

Still a favorite in our house and so easy to make. These are better than any store bought cookie and throw the magic ingredient, love, in here and you are good to go!

Ingredients & Instructions:

1 cup organic peanut butter              ½ c organic cane sugar                    1 egg

Mix all the ingredients together. Shape into balls, flatten with a fork making a criss-cross pattern. Put on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

Bake 325 for 12-15 minutes and let cool on a cooling rack.


1 cup organic peanut butter              ½ cup coconut palm sugar 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 »

Jul 312014

Last post, Butts and Bellies , you worked your butt and belly…but what if you are bloated? pregnant 2 It won’t matter how many sit ups you do or how hard you work to burn off the fat…a bloated belly needs a little TLC.

Perhaps you have been eating too quickly and too  much of the wrong foods (sugar, alcohol, grains etc.) and it’s causing a pressure build up that doesn’t go well with your bikini…..or any of your clothes for that matter. Try the Clean Your Colon Smoothie to clean you out!!!

Clean Your Colon Smoothie

Apples and raspberries are effective colon cleanses…so let’s loosen that caked on debris and get it OUT

1 whole lemon peeled         1 apple                       ½ c  raspberries

2 tbsp ground flax                 ½ tsp turmeric          ¼-1/2” piece ginger

Pinch of cayenne                  1-2 cups water

Put everything in your Vitamix or blender and blend until smooth!!!

vitamixThe Best Purchase I have ever made for my kitchen! This blender will knock your socks off. I know it’s a bit pricey but it is worth every penny.  We use ours 2-3 times per day – way more than my oven!

Pick up your Vitamix today and enter code 06-005828 to receive free shipping! Want more great smoothie recipes…Check out Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending or check these out:

Kiwi Krazy

Purple Nut Smoothie   

Wild Strawberry & Raspberry Leaf Smoothie  

Tanya Morrison 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 You will learn many tips to never have a bloated belly ever again!  (Well almost never) 


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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

Dec 082013

Feed your Brain!

Omega 3’s

Omega 3′s are an Essential Fatty Acid that are lacking in our diets (Our brain cells are made up of 60% fats or lipids. They form the insulating layer or myelin sheath, that covers all nerve cells) You must eat them as your body does not produce them!

Fats don’t make you FAT. The proper fats are ESSENTIAL in order for your body to work properly! This does not include french fries, meat, trans-fats etc. The essential fats (omega 3 and 6) stimulate the immune function and fight inflammation. They support optimal brain function!!!


Ø Make up basic elements of our cell membranes
Ø Control inflammatory response
Ø Control hormone production
Ø Mediate immune response
Ø Regulate Nerve transmission
Ø Allergies, asthma, eczema, constipation and learning disabilities have all been linked to a deficiency of Omega 3s
Ø Proper amounts of Omega 3s improve school performance, learning, focusing on tasks and behaviour in children
Ø Helps with Brain and Cognitive Health, Cardiovascular Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sources of Omegas 3s

Adding a heaping tablespoon or more to your daily diet of either or all- chia, ground flax and hemp seeds- will put your on the right path to getting your healthy fats!

Chia Seeds (we put them under the peanut or almond butter on celery)

· The richest plant source of omega 3s fatty acid

· Excellent source of protein, minerals, vitamins, fiber, vitamin B and antioxidants

· One to 2 tbsps of soaked chia daily Ø I put them on my kids toast (Ezekiel English muffins) or in their smoothies. In fact, they put it on. I want them to know that they are eating it and the health benefits they are receiving from it. Depending on the age of your children – I shall leave that up to you!!

For 10 more reasons to add chia seeds to your diet, click here

Flax seeds

· High in lignans and omega-3s

· Excellent source of protein, lecithin, minerals, vitamins, fiber

· Must be ground to be absorbed into your body- keep in fridge or freezer

· One heaping tbsp contains 2 grams of alpha-linolenic acid

· Mix it in with smoothies, enjoy Red River Cereal, add ground flax to muffins, stews etc.

Hemp seeds

· Well-balanced ratio on omega 3 to omega 6

· Complete protein

· Excellent source of amino acids

· Can consume Hemp milk, add to smoothies or sprinkle on salads. I put them on my kids toast (Ezekiel English muffins). In fact, they put it on. I want them to know that they are eating it and the health benefits they are receiving from it. Depending on the age of your children – I shall leave that up to you!!

Fish oils and Tablets

· You can swallow the capsules or use Udo’s oil in your smoothies or salad dressings Great to add in to your pet’s meals

· If buying capsules make sure they are enteric coated so you are not regurgitating fishy smell! Take 1000-2000mg of fish oil daily as a supplement according to the label instructions.

· The ideal ratio of Omega 6s to Omega 3 is 1:1. Unfortunately with the over consumption of breads, cereals, eggs, poultry, nuts, vegetable oils, and processed foods the ratio is now between 20:1 and 30:1 which causes numerous health problems. Get your Omega 3s today!


Want more great Healthy Snacks for Kids (and yourself!!)

Your quick & easy guide for:

You’re in a hurry and don’t want yet another stop at a drive through or snack bar….

Your kids are in sports and you want to feed them prior to the game for lasting energy…..

Your kids just got off the ice, the court, or the field, what’s the best choice for nourishing their growing bodies and recovery….

Tournament time…what healthy snacks can I pack???

Your  child is THIRSTY, what’s best to quench their thirst?

….This e-book is for you!

Filled with cooler ideas, tips for hydration, healthier eating, eating out, how to get your kids to help you and so much more!!

Pick up your copy today

Tanya has condensed so much information into this ebook and made it so easy for you to keep your kids energized when needed, properly hydrated and living healthy.  Nutrition has a major impact on your child’s performance on and off the ice (field/court), and Tanya has organized everything you need to know in this great ebook.


Dr. Hyla Cass MD

Tanya Morrison


Nov 282013

LOOK — 10 reasons to add chia seeds to your diet.

Combat Diabetes
Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. The gelatinous coating chia seeds develops when exposed to liquids-can also prevent blood sugar spikes.

Get More Fibre
Just a 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fibre — about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults. Adding some chia to your diet is an easy way to make sure you’re getting a good amount of fibre, which is important for digestive health.

Stock Up On Omega-3
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health. “There’s better conversion of omega 3s into the plasma or into the food than with flax seed,” said researcher Wayne Coates.

Stronger Teeth And Bones
A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.

Don’t Forget Manganese
Manganese isn’t a well-known nutrient, but it’s important for our health: it’s good for your bones and helps your body use other essential nutrients like biotin and thiamin. One serving of chia seeds, or 28 grams, has 30 per cent of your recommended intake of this mineral.

Plenty Of Phosphorus
With 27 per cent of your daily value for phosphorus, chia seeds also helps you maintain healthy bones and teeth. Phosphorus is also used by the body to synthesize protein for cell and tissue growth and repair.

Pack In The Protein
Chia seeds also make a great source of protein for vegetarians and don’t have any cholesterol. One 28-gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein, nearly 10 per cent of the daily value.

Fight Belly Fat
Chia’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar also fights insulin resistance which can be tied to an increase in belly fat, according to Live Strong. This type of resistance can also be harmful for your overall health.

Get Full. Faster
Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is also found in chia seeds. While tryptophan is responsible for that strong urge to nap after a big Thanksgiving dinner for example, it also helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood.

Improve Heart Health
According to the Cleveland Clinic, chia seeds have been shown to improve blood pressure in diabetics, and may also increase healthy cholesterol while lowering total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol. All good news for your ticker!

Find out the benefits of adding hemp and flax to your diet



Tanya Morrison