Apr 092015
 

Thirsty Thursday – Get your Vitamin C Booster Smoothie

Does this ever happen to you…. I sat down to type this blog and then I got sidetracked!!!

How did I get side tracked? My “busy mama” day unfolded like this….From clients, to classes, to tapping sessions, to picking up dog food, getting mail, going to the bank, making meatballs, getting dinner ready, looking at the empty granola jar knowing that I need to make more, to trying this smoothie so that I could taste test it first before I posted it – and it’s a good one, to dog walking, picking up a kid and going to the dentist, then hockey….and now…a week later….sitting here preparing this blog so that you can enjoy this fabulous smoothie packed with a punch of Goodness and loaded with Vitamin C. Continue reading »

Oct 232014
 

Lettuce Enjoy This Smoothie and the Amazing Benefits of Lettuce!

 

Looking for something other than chomping on a salad today??  Try this Smoothie for a change.

lettuce guinapea eating it

 

Lettuce has been called “the perfect weight loss food” but it is so much more. With amazing healing benefits and calories comprised of 20 percent protein, it could be called “gorilla food” instead!

Should you put Romaine or Iceberg lettuce in your Smoothie??? You decide:

Romaine vs. Iceberg Lettuce

Romaine has:
Less sugars and sodium                  Twice the protein
Twice the calcium                            Three times the vitamin K
Four times the iron                          Eight times the vitamin C
Seventeen times the vitamin A

The general rule is: Choose red, green and dark colored foods over whites. Red and green leaf lettuce is more nutritional than iceberg.

 

A few health benefits:

1. Low Calorie Content and Weight Loss Superstar

Lettuce has only 12 calories for one shredded cup. Making it a weight loss superstar!
2. Improves your Digestion

Lettuce contains fiber and cellulose. Besides filling you up, fiber improves your digestion. Improving your digestion may not sound like a good thing for losing weight, but it is actually essential for long term weight control.

3. Omega-3 Fatty acids.

Romaine lettuce has a two to one ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. That’s a great ratio.
The fat content in lettuce is not significant UNLESS you eat a lot–but we actually suggest you do!

4. Complete Protein

Romaine lettuce’s calories are 20 percent protein. Like all whole foods, much of this protein is complete, but the amount can be increased by combining with balancing proteins.

5. Helps with Insomnia

The white fluid that you see when you break or cut lettuce leaves is called lactucarium.

This has relaxing and sleep inducing properties similar to opium but without the strong side effects. Simply eat a few leaves or drink some lettuce juice.

6. Lettuce is Great for Detoxing

The minerals in lettuce help remove toxins and keep your acid/alkaline balance in order. Once you are balanced on this level there are a host of benefits including greater energy, clearer thinking, deep restful sleep, and youthful skin.

7. Low Glycemic Index

Lettuce has an average glycemic index of 15, but because it has so few calories, its glycemic load is considered zero. Foods with low glycemic indexes are great for anyone watching their blood sugars for medical reasons, or for weight management.

8. Whole Life Food

Lettuce is almost always eaten raw, providing us with many micronutrients not found in cooked or processed food. Eating raw food also adds vital energies not recognized by nutritional science.

Large food corporations have not found a way to package lettuce long term or stick it in cans or boxes. Let’s hope they never do!

In fact, lettuce is one of the few foods which can be found organic and prewashed already in bins for you to eat immediately.

Ready for your Smoothie!!!!  Use organic ingredients and enjoy!

 

1 small head of romaine      ¾ cup blueberries    ½ cup mango                     ½ raspberries or cherries                1 cup water

OR

1 small head of romaine      ¾ cup blueberries    1 frozen banana                   1 tbsp vitamineral greens                1 cup water                5 ice cubes           1 tbsp flax seed

Want more great smoothie recipes…Check out Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending

Need ingredients…check out Upayanaturals

image004The 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!

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 posterTanya 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. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca 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

 

About lettuce source:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-powerful-advantages-of-eating-lettuce.html

 

Sep 252014
 

How is your liquid day going? Did you get past the “I need to chew” phase? Are you peaceful or a little on edge? What are noticing?

 

Heading out….be prepared with your mason jars and cooler…no excuses, it’s time to give your digestive system a break and loosen up the impacted waste lining your tissues! Find your local juice/smoothie bar – they are popping up all over the place now.

Be Prepared…whether for just one meal or the whole day.  Know your limits and push when you are ready.  I’d rather you introduce and stick to having one meal replaced by healthy liquids instead of one day, never to repeat.  Slow and steady wins the detox race!

Here’s my cooler bag ready to go!

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Seriously, why are we doing these Thirsty Thursdays?

We all have areas in our bodies that are blocked and the purpose of these liquid days is to proactively hydrate and magnetize waste residues up and out of the cells.  Blocked cells, make up blocked tissue, which makes up blocked organs, which makes YOU BLOCKED UP! You are here to become UNBLOCKED!

You have no idea how much impacted waste you have lining your tissues.  If you could see it, you’d be grabbing the closest scrubber to scrub it off….well…get juicing, drinking green smoothies, detox lemonade, water…this is YOUR scrubber!  This is an important part of the BUSY MAMA DETOX 12 week ON-LINE program that runs in April, September and January. Make your own Thirsty Thursdays by using the recipes that I have on my blog or join in the DETOX (www.busymamadetox.com)

Hey, I want to know….

What’s your favorite juice or smoothie ? I’d love to hear what you are slurping on!

What’s the easiest part of the liquid day? The hardest part?

Are doing the whole day or a meal (which meal)?

I find the easiest part is drinking these delicious concoctions. The hardest part is around 3-5pm when I feel the need to chew or I’m watching people eat (which, I mean really, I am eating really super nutritious food but it’s that cultural conditioning of having a plate, knife and fork). I also realize how much I sedate myself with munching or use it for a pick me up (Try the 3pm Pick Me Up Smoothie).
Keep up the FANTASTIC daily habits that you are creating – drinking water, detox lemonade, probiotics, enzymes, fruit or juices/smoothies for breakfast….YAHOO ….

image004I would recommend getting a high quality blender such as a Vitamix as it is an important part of detoxing and healthy living.  I have them available on my website www.moveyourbody.ca and offer free shipping by using this code 06-005828.  Costco sometimes sells them Or check out getting a second hand one at kijiji.  A plain blender is fine but it may not produce the same results…more on this later.

Pick up a juicer at Upayanaturals or Walmart etc.  Jack LaLanne or Breville are great juicers for a reasonable price. Thank you for using my affiliate link to purchase your Healthy Products!

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tanya1Tanya 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 www.busymamadetox.com

 

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 www.busymamadetox.com. You will learn many tips to never have a bloated belly ever again!  (Well almost never) 

 

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.nativeremedies.com/ailment/natural-remedies-for-stomach-bloating.html

www.busymamadetox.com

 

Jul 102014
 

Wild Strawberry & Raspberry Leaf Smoothie

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Ever thought of putting the leaves of wild strawberries and raspberries into your smoothie? Hmmm, I didn’t until I started to read Free Food and Medicine by Markus Rothkranz and took a Wild Edibles Course. Now you should see the weeds that get added to our smoothies, juices and salads.  When I walk my dogs you will see me picking many different weeds and on my last walk I picked strawberry and raspberry leaves for this Wild Smoothie that I created.

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When picking the leaves make sure they are in an area that has not been sprayed with any nasty chemicals and that the leaves are in good condition. Pick from different areas so as not to wipe out an entire wild patch (in other words…leave some for next time and years to come). There are no poisonous look alike to the strawberry leaf (and the wild strawberry flower is edible too) and if you don’t know what a raspberry leaf looks like check out the these pictures (no known poisonous look a likes either)

Now why would I do add these to the things I eat?

Strawberry Leaves:strawberry leaf and flower

ü  One of the highest sources of naturally occurring Vitamin C

ü  Helps with stomach problems and aches and pains

ü  Purifies your blood

ü  Helps with kidney stones and kidney and bladder problems, gout, jaundice

ü  Helps with heavy menses

ü  Naturally high in sodium

ü  Antibacterial, antifungal, astringent and contain antioxidants

ü  Here’s a plug for the strawberry itself – it contains anti-cancer ellagic acid in the seeds(best when blended to release all the goodness inside those tiny seeds)

Raspberry Leaves rasp leaf

ü  Naturally high in magnesium, potassium and B Vitamins. Contains Vitamins C and E and also the minerals calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and copper

ü  Helps with nausea, leg cramps and improves sleep (great for during pregnancy)

ü  Strengthens the uterus and pelvic floor muscles

ü  An astringent, stimulant, cancer-fighter, parasite killer, helps to get rid of diarrhea

ü  Can be used as a mouthwash (helps with bleeding gums, canker sores)

ü  Makes a wonderful healing tea

ü  Tones and cleanses your tissues and organs

ü  Purifies and strengthens your blood

ü  Contains flavonoids have been shown which shown to reduce cholesterol and improve blood circulation

ü  Here’s a plug for the raspberry itself – it contains anti-cancer ellagic acid in the seeds(best when blended to release all the goodness inside those tiny seeds). Ellagic acid tells cancerous cells to self-destruct so tumors can’t grow….fantastic!!!

 

WOW, this is one SPECTACULAR smoothie!  I could keep going with the super fantastic wild benefits but I think you get the idea that adding these leaves into your diet will provide you with MAXIMUM GOODNESS!

¼ – ½ cup strawberry/raspberry leaves

¼ cup strawberries

¼ cup raspberries

1 medjool date (or more depending on sweetness or a couple drops of stevia)

1 tsp goji berries (optional)

1-2 stalks celery

¼ cup spinach

1 tsp chia seeds

1 cup coconut water or water

1 cup ice

1 tbsp Truly Natural Vitamin C Powder (optional)

1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

 

Put everything in your blender or Vitamix and blend away.

Enjoy with a smile. Eat Wild ..be wild!

Tanya

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!

 

Need the best goji berries, organic cinnamon or super foods such as Truly Natural Vitamin C powder by HealthForce Nutrition, check out Upayanaturals  

Want more wildness?

Wild Green Smoothie 1 and 2 with purslane

Smoothie Money Saving Tip – Freezing Spinach

Chlorella vs Spirulina

 Wild and Crazy Morning Energizer Smoothie

Wild at Heart

Sources and More information:

Free Food and Medicine by Markus Rothkranz

http://oftheharvest.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/healing-properties-of-strawberry-leaf/

http://wellnessmama.com/5107/herb-profileraspberry-leaf/

http://www.jcrows.com/remarkableraspberry.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/wild-raspberry-leaf-tea-is-a-powerful-antioxidant-a-woods-near-you

 

 

Jun 052014
 

breakfast energizer with dandelionThis hidden treasure growing on your front lawn

A sea of yellow, a landscape of golden kisses or a pest that you try to kill…..how do you view these greens that grow on your lawn and contain an abundance of nutrients?

Currently I’m taking a Wild Edibles Course and learning all about the free food that is available to us when we walk out our doors! And to learn even more, I attended the Dandelion Day in Peterborough at the beginning of May which was a great event. I have a feeling you are going to be eating more wild greens in the years to come…dandelion leaves are for sale in the supermarkets now, what’s next?

Dandelions are one of the healthiest greens you can consume, especially if it is plucked fresh from your backyard that hasn’t been sprayed for weeds! Adding to a smoothie is just delightful…check out the Wild & Crazy Morning Energizer Smoothie below!

Continue reading »

May 082014
 

banana-milkshakeIf you think bananas are just for monkeys…think again, check out 25 Powerful reasons to eat Bananas by Foodmatters and 10 more surprising benefits of Bananas by Health Ambition

Here are a few reasons to get you going…helps constipation, aids digestion, natural antacid, helps with bug bites and warts, natural mood lifter, helps with depression, protects against leg cramps and 16 more powerful reasons to consume bananas!

And while your pulling up those sites, whip up this Spicy Bana-maca Smoothie to sip on while reading the articles!

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 pear peeled and cored
  • 1 apple peeled and cored
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1/2″ piece ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups water or coconut water

Put it all in your blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth!! Enjoy 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 »

Dec 262013
 

3pm Pick me up Matcha Tea Smoothie!!

When I read this smoothie recipe by Ezra Title in Sweat Equity Magazine I was a little skeptical but I tried it anyway and it was refreshing and delicious! I actually felt like I was on a beach sipping a tropical drink!

The matcha green tea powder is loaded with vitamins, fibre and antioxidants. Matcha green tea helps to boost energy levels and but also has a calming effect. We all might need a little boost chasing after our children. Featured here is one of my clients grandchildren enjoying her avocado spinach and fruit smoothie!!! Start kids off on the healthy track, check out Healthy Snacks for Kids and get your FREE copy by emailing tanya@moveyourbody.ca 

  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Juice from ½ a lime
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 scoop or packet Vanilla Juice Plus Whole Complete
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (I like 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • I also put 1 tsp of vitamineral greens in there to boost the nutrition (optional).  Why I love Vitamineral Greens, check it out here plus tips on eating healthy and saving money!

Blend all ingredients in your Vitamix until smooth and ENJOY!!!

Blend all ingredients until smooth and ENJOY!!!

 Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades and has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Reboot 28 Day Program, 10 Day Body Reset Detox, 30 Days to a New You, Holistic Weight Management System and many more on-line programs. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.moveyourbody.ca

Tanya has created FREE Healthy Living Challenges that you can sign up for HERE, because even though we know all this “healthy stuff” it’s good to be reminded to keep it in our awareness. Tanya created the Busy Mama Healthy Mama Facebook page so that like-minded mama’s could get great healthy information and recipes in a fun and light-hearted way.

Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending, the 21 Laws of Irrefutable Fat Loss, How to Get Rid of Cellulite and more. Her blog, www.tanyamorrison.ca  has lots of great articles to help you navigate your way to the healthy life you want, tons of recipes and great tips!

Tanya presents High Performance Nutrition for Kids and Teens, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, hosts Raw Smoothie Parties and many more presentations. Please contact her to set up your presentation.

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