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

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Jun 162014

Raw Carrot Crackers

One of my clients brought me some of his homemade crackers and I was hooked!! They are delicious!! The next time he was making them, I tagged along so that I could make them for myself. These crackers are super easy to make and store well in a sealed glass container. Enjoy sprinkled over salads or with a dip such as hummus.


  • 4 cups of carrots cut in chunks
  • ½ cups onion chopped in chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/8th cup olive oil
  • 1/8th cup tamari
  • 1 tsp each – curry, turmeric, cumin
  • 3/4cups soaked walnuts
  • ½ cup soaked cashews
  • ½ cup soaked almonds
  • ½ cup soaked sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds

raw carrot crakers steps (1)

Figure 1 Process all the veggies until smooth – may have to do a couple of batches

Process all ingredients except ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds. Depending on the size of your food processor you may have to process two lots and then mix by hand.  I process the carrots, onion, garlic, and celery, oil and tamari first, place in a bowl and then process the other ingredients except pumpkin and ½ cup sunflower seeds.

ingredients for carrot crackers in food processor with nuts

Figure 2 Add the soaked nuts

sunfloer and pumpkin seeds on top in food processor last step

Figure 3 Add the seeds last and only mix for a short time to keep them chunky – adds a great texture

Mix everything together and then add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Place about half the mixture on one dehydrating tray with the liner and the other half on another lined tray (you may use three trays). Thickness should be about ½” in a square and then cut into squares.  This helps it to dry faster and also to have lovely square crackers.

carrot mixture ready to spread

Figure 4 Mixture ready to be spread on dehydrator trays

crackers in dehydrator ready for dehydrating

Figure 5 Crackers are on the top and at the same time I am dehydrating the soaked nuts and seeds that we add to our smoothies or the next round of crackers

carrot crackers on tray complete

Figure 6 Finished product!!! When applying the mixture to the dehydrator trays with the liners, spread the mixture out into a square about ½” thick and then cut into squares before drying

Dehydrate for 8-10 hours and then flip to screened tray and dehydrate for another 3-5 hours.  Make sure they are dried out completely. Crackers may be stored in an air tight container for up to a month. If you need to crisp up put back in dehydrator.

Where to buy your ingredients such as raw organic nuts and seeds, tamari, olive oil, a dehydrator?? Click here and enter the world’s largest supplier of the healthiest food ever!!!

What do you make in your dehydrator?  I’d love to hear how you enjoyed the crackers.

Enjoy the goodness of your food,


Why eat Raw Foods?

Food that is heated to temperatures greater than 108 ○F, lose their enzymes in the process.  Enzyme depleted food can be very hard to digest and unfortunately gives very little energy to the body. Continued consumption of cooked and processed foods leaves our bodies drained of energy and vitality.

Live enzymes are essential to digestion. Enzymes are needed to break down the food we eat into a usable form for the body. Eating live raw foods leaves us feeling energetic and vibrant!

Raw foods are better quality; therefore you eat less to satisfy your nutritional needs. The heat of cooking depletes vitamins, damages proteins and fats, and destroys enzymes which benefit digestion. As your percentage of raw foods increases you feel satisfied and have more energy on smaller meals because raw food has the best balance of water, nutrients, and fiber to meet your body’s needs.  This in turn will lower the amount of money you spend on food, vitamins, pots and pans, appliances, doctor bills, drugs, and health insurance.

Eating a diet of raw foods can reverse or stop the advance of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Remember, cooking creates free radicals, which are the major cause of cancer. When you lower the number of free radicals your cells are bombarded with, you lower your risk of cancer.

A raw food diet can protect you from acute diseases such as colds, flu, measles, etc. Raw foods maintain a healthy body and a healthy body will not become diseased.


May 192014

Mixed Vegetable Seaweed Rolls with Sesame Dipping Sauce

I bought seaweed and it sat unused for a long time.  I eventually started by putting a piece of Kombu in soups or when I was boiling water or making rice to increase the nutritional value.

I like sushi, which uses Nori wraps but I couldn’t get myself to make anything with seaweed at home.  Then one day, I was ready and after reading many recipes I found this one by Ani Phyo in her book Ani’s Raw Food Detox.

It is super simple to make and super delicious.

ani nori wrap (1)

  • 2 nori sheets, raw and untoasted preferably
  • 2 tbsp miso, unpasteurized, any colour
  • 2 cups sprouts, any type
  • ½ c sliced avocado
  • ¼ c julienned cucumbers
  • ¼ julienned or shredded carrots
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)

Spread miso on the ½ of the nori sheet. Layer the sprouts, avocado, cucumber and carrots on the miso. Roll it tightly.

ani nori wrap

Serve with Sesame Dipping Sauce

  •  1 tbsp nama shoyu or tamari
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil, organic
  • 1 tsp sliced scallions or onions
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)

Whisk everything together.

What great dishes do you make with seaweed?


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 »

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

Mar 212014

Energizing PB & J Smoothie

Trade in your Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich for this

……………………….Terrific & Tasty

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

 pb and J smoothie finished (1)

  • 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


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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 »

Jan 272014

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

(Adapted from Pure Food and Wine, NYC)

Chocolate covered strawberry smoothie

Get your SEXY on!!

Valentine’s Day is approaching so enjoy this superfood packed smoothie that will leave you floating with the love angles!

Enjoy your sweetheart TODAY!!

It contains:

*the super sexy super food maca, which is known for its aphrodisiacal properties

*cacao which contains phenylethylamine, PEA, the “love chemical” leaving us feeling euphoric, attractive and giddy! And anandamide, leaving us full of bliss!!

*Lucuma is a low glycemic sweetener leaving you with increased energy and health Continue reading »

Dec 102013

Oatmeal to Go or to Stay!!

Processed oatmeal packages with the dinosaurs and other enticing marketing colours/pictures along with nutritional KEY words splattered on the front may rope you in, but flip them over and read the nutritional facts and then put them back on the shelf!! For a fraction of the price and a huge leap in health you can make your own at home.

It’s as EASY as 1, 2, 3..

Ingredients for your Own homemade oatmeal

· mix all of these in a larger container (such as large mason jar) so that it is ready to go for next time

· Don’t be afraid to play around with the ingredients that tickle your taste buds!!

Ready to GO!!

· Mix 1 ½ cups of organic old fashioned oats with 1 ½ cups of organic quick oats


· 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed

· 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seeds

· 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon

Stir it all together and it’s ready to go for breakfast or your thermos for a Snack on the GO!!!


Add shredded organic coconut, raisins, cranberries, raw cacao, maca, lucuma, chia seeds, walnuts, pecans, go crazy and EXPLORE your taste buds!!

Want even more staying power??? Precook steel cut oats and have ready to add 1/4-1/2 cup to your oatmeal GOODNESS! Pre-cooked steel cut oats will last a week in the fridge!!


Make your own dried apples. The oatmeal that you see in this picture has dried apples that I made

Do it yourself – Dried apples

· Cut one apple into very small pieces, combine with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of lucuma, mix thoroughly and then dehydrate until dried. Add directly to your oatmeal and the hot water will soften them up and add wonderful flavor to your tasty treat!!


To Go Thermos

Put ½ cup to ¾ cup of your oatmeal mixture in your thermos

Add boiling water to almost the top

Stir and by the time you go to eat it, it will be softened and delicious

Mummy trick*****add a little pouch of brown sugar mixed with ground flax seed or ground chia (can’t tell) and your kids can add the sugar when they go to eat it!!

Oatmeal at home

Either put mixture in a bowl and cover with water (do you like it soupy or think – you decide) or add oatmeal to a pot of boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes (until desired consistency!!)

Where to buy your ingredients

local health food store or shop online at Upayanaturals (Canada’s online organic, raw, vegan health store) for chia, hemp, oatmeal, lacuma and so much more

What’s Lucuma??

An exotic maple-flavored fruit from Peru with ancient reverence in Andean culture, the lucuma provides a dried powder which is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals–including remarkable concentrations of beta-carotene, niacin and iron. Lucuma has a full-bodied maple-like flavor and has long been a culinary favorite of Peruvians.

Lucuma contains vitamin B1,B2, C. Iron, Fibre, and phosphorous. It’s also low-glycemic!!

Want more healthy living

…Check out

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending!!

Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans

Dr. Valerie James– ND says:

“I’m super impressed with the excellent content that Tanya has put together in Healthy Snacks for Kids!! It’s a great reference for getting started and keeping you motivated while keeping your children eating healthily in the house and on the road!!

Another great breakfast idea…

Power Granola

The Morning Kicker Juice

Enjoy your breakfast!!

Tanya Morrison




Dec 102013


Granola ready to be dehydrated

Here’s a twist on your old granola! Eating whole living foods will power you through your day with ENERGY to spare!

Please use organic and local ingredients where possible!

· 2 cups chopped pecans, soaked for 3 hours and drain

· 2 cups hulled buckwheat groats, soaked for 1 hour and rinsed well

· 1 cup flaxseeds, soaked for one hour in 1 1/4c water: do not drain

· 1/4c chia seeds, soaked for one hour in 1/2c water: do not drain

· 2 cups rolled oats

· 1 cup hemp seeds

· 1/4c sesame seeds

· 1/4c shredded coconut

· 1 ½ cups dried cranberries, blue berries, apricots and/or raisins

· 1/2c local maple syrup or honey

· 1/2c palm or coconut sugar

· 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

· 1 tablespoon cinnamon

· 1 teaspoon sea salt

· 1/4c – 1/2c Goji Berries (best Goji berries I have ever had – Heaven Mountain Goji Berries available from Upayanaturals)

1. Combine all ingredients (except goji berries) in a large bowl and mix well!

2. Divide among 3 dehydrator trays (or more if needed) lined with parchment paper.

3. Dehydrate for 12 hours at 105F

4. Flip the granola onto mesh screens and dry for up to 12 hours depending on how crispy you like it

5. Sprinkle goji berries on your POWER Granola as a NUTRITIONAL Anti-Aging bonus!

Store in airtight container for one month. BONUS – if it does get stale- put it back in the dehydrator to crisp it up again!

Add your anti-aging goji berries and some almond milk and ENJOY!

What is your favourite breakfast? Need some more healthy ideas to keep your slim, trim and healthy…check out Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans

Tanya Morrison