May 152014

Kiwi Krazy Smoothie


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.

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matcha green tea powderWhat is Matcha Green Tea Powder?

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  • The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle
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Mar 102014

Spirulina Vs Chlorella – Power up your smoothies with these Super GREENS

What is Chlorella?

  • single-celled algae that’s been around for two-billion-years
  •  it is one of the world’s richest natural sources of chlorophyll
  • natural, pure, whole food with all the materials to support life
  • excellent source of vitamins (B,C,E), minerals (iron, magnesium) and proteins
  • can detoxify your body by removing heavy metals

Here are some in my palm.  I keep them in a little container in my purse and pop them in my mouth when I need some greens.  They are also very portable and are great to travel with!

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What is Spirulina?

  • Is an ancient type of blue-green algae that grows in lakes around the world
  • It is high in protein, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin K, beta carotene, zinc, copper, iron, and trace minerals.
  • Can relieve allergy symptoms because it blocks histamine production.
  • Can improve the functioning of your immune system and help bring relief to people suffering from autoimmune disorders.
  • It’s a sponge for toxins and can remove heavy metals from the body.
  • Click here for the skinny on spirulina from




 Why care about Chlorophyll?

  • effective in detoxifying the liver and bloodstream
  • cleanses the bowel and feeds the friendly bowel flora

Any smoothie can be supercharged with these fabulous greens. Start with 1 tsp and progress to 1 tablespoon or more!

Which one should I try? Try them both…start with one and then when that’s done, try the other.  Or you can have both and many other green superfoods in Vitamineral Greens or Tonic Alchemy’s 91-1….so many great green choices for you and your cells!

Try supercharging the Purple Nut Smoothie or the Elvis Parsley Get your Groove on Smoothie

green smoothie in wine glass


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  • The difference between juicing and blending and
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  • The side effects of losing weight and inches
  • The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle
  • How to juice and blend while traveling or on the
  • Recipes for adults and children
  • How to save money and time while eating healthy
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Mar 022014

Supercharged Strawberry Smoothie

Serves 1-2

  •      1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  •      ½ an avocado flesh
  •      1-2 handfuls of spinach
  •      1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  •      5-10 drops stevia (depends on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 scoop or packet Vanilla Juice Plus Whole Complete
  •      1 cup water
  •      ½ cup ice
  •      1 tsp- 1 tbsp spirulina or Vitamineral Greens or 91-1 (optional but adds a super green charge!!)

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Feb 262014

Battle of the Greens – Vitamineral Greens vs Tonic Alchemy 91-1

You’ve seen these in many of my smoothie recipes because they are SUPERFOODS, and our cells love superfoods.

Which one is better?  Check out what both have to offer and see if you can choose.  I can’t pick a winner so I use one and then the other to get the best of both!

Why choose Vitamineral Greens?


  • It is a superior, nutritionally dense, therapeutic green superfood powder which nutritionally supports blood sugar, detoxification, the immune system, liver, kidneys, blood, bones, colon, pancreas, muscles, brain, regularity, circulation, and longevity.* 
  • It contains a full spectrum of naturally occurring, absorbable and non-toxic vitamins, minerals, all the essential amino acids (protein), antioxidants, chlorophyll, soluble and insoluble fibers, tens of thousands of phytonutrients, and a plethora of other synergistically bound, organic nutrients.   
  • It is an ACTUAL food that your cells will recognize 
  • It’s 100 vegan, gluten free & yeast free 
  • It is easy to use.  Mix it in  your smoothies or with a juice and has a slightly green taste.

I met Jameth Sheridan at the Longevity Conference and chatted with him.  He exudes passion for health and longevity. Since our encounter I have consumed anything that he has made.

Hear the passion in this statement from him, “Green foods are perhaps the most healing foods on the planet, and the single most important addition to a diet you can make. They are foundational. For over 26 years, I have deeply and passionately immersed myself full time into providing the best possible foundation. My deepest passion is for the earth and all of its inhabitants to be healed on a core level. Mother Nature gave us the substances we need for healing. It is my life path duty and my great honor to assemble them for you.”

“Compromise is not an option. Hype is Nothing. Substance is Everything. Vitamineral Green™ is the best possible green food that I can offer.”



91-1 Tonic Alchemy



I also had the pleasure of listening to Master Herbalist, Ron Teeguarden speak at the Longevity Conference, and have loved & trusted his products ever since!

Why choose 91-1?

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  • It’s  a delicious super food blend that offers arguably the best and widest range of nutrition of any super food product in the world. From the highest mountains to the deep oceans, from deserts to jungles, only the finest available ingredients are included in Tonic Alchemy.
  • It’s the ultimate natural alchemical life-enhancing nutritional complex and energy source deliverable in a glass.
  • It is the source of thousands of phyto-nutrients.
  • It contains the 20 greatest super tonic herbs from around the world. Tonic herbs are consumed throughout the world on a daily basis to promote Radiant Health.
  • Tonic Alchemy nourishes the whole body by increasing balanced energy and vitality, supporting detoxification, boosting immune responses, building the blood, increasing activity and quantity of antioxidants, and much more.

Click here to order your ENERGY and VITALITY!!
So, if you want:
An Immune booster
Sustained energy
Promotes muscle relaxation and better sleep
Increases breast milk production
Promotes radiant health
Slows aging
Nourishes the whole body by increasing balanced energy & vitality
Supports detoxification
These are some of my secret ingredients that provide me with GREAT HEALTH, ENERGY and VITALITY!!

 Loving the greens,


 Sources: – search Ron Teeguarden and Health Force Nutritionals. Thank you for using my affiliate code – I truly appreciate it.

These statements have not been evaluated by the F.D.A. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

Feb 242014

What is Matcha Green Tea Powder?

Matcha is a fine-ground, powdered, high-quality green tea and not the same as tea powder or green tea powder. The entire leaves are dissolved in water instead of steeped, therefore you get to ingest ALL their anti-oxidant power.

One cup of matcha green tea equals 10 cups of green tea….WOW, that’s worth the switch!

Matcha green tea powder is a:

  • Cancer fighter
  • Fat fighter
  • Enhances metabolism
  • Reduces stress
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Lowers your cholesterol
  • It’s loaded with vitamins, fibre and antioxidants
  • Boosts energy levels and but also has a calming effect.

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Feb 112014

When the Craving for Chocolate Hits…Enjoy these Fabulous Treats

Yes, chocolate is GOOD for YOU, so go for the DARK, raw or cold-pressed kind and thoroughly enjoy these tasty treats

When I need my chocolate fix, here are some of my go to’s:

  1.  Raw Chocolate Macaroons
  2. Chewy Chocolate Balls
  3. Freezer Fudge
  4. Raw Chocolate-Chia Energy Bars
  5. Energy Bites
  6. You won’t believe this Chocolate Cake
  7. Raw Chocolate Pudding    

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Feb 052014

Sweet Potato Hummus Collard Wraps

by Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD

ready to roll

Delicious! This is my finished product before I rolled it up and ate it!

I love finding great recipes!!!  This one is from Alive’s January 2014 issue. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Just a heads up to start your sprouts about 5 days before you make this and to also time having your avocado the perfect ripeness! Continue reading »

Dec 202013

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 »

Dec 142013

skinny choc shakeThe Willy Wonka Smoothie

Are you ready for an adventure into the magical world of chocolate with the Oompa Loompas???

Mix up this wonderfully delightful refreshment, and then take a moment to RELAX and enjoy the flavours!

Willy Wonka says, “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.”

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Dec 062013

Elvis Parsley Get Your Groove On Smoothie

Start your day off with your body rockin’ and rollin’!!

· Handful kale

· Handful parsley

· 1/2 lemon peeled or juiced

· 1/2 cup pineapple

· 1/2 cup cucumber

· 1/2 c water and 1/2 coconut water


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Tonic Alchemy 71-1
Vitamin C Truly Natural Powder
Click here to order your ENERGY and VITALITY!!
So, if you want:
An Immune booster
Sustained energy
Promotes muscle relaxation and better sleep
Increases breast milk production
Promotes radiant health
Slows aging
Nourishes the whole body by increasing balanced energy & vitality
Supports detoxification
These are some of my secret ingredients that provide me with GREAT HEALTH, ENERGY and VITALITY!!

Bit more info for you!!
Benefits of Tonic Alchemy™71-1 or 91-1
This blend is an extraordinary health-promoting tool. By consuming one to two servings per day, you are assuring yourself of good nutrition, and you are protecting your body against the ravages of modern society. Tonic Alchemy™ helps to:

  • Increase mental and physical energy
  • Nourish all the tissues and every cell of the body
  • Build blood
  • Maintain a healthy immune system
  • Help establish a healthy intestinal pH balance
  • Nurture and balance our natural intestinal flora
  • Tonify all the organ systems
  • Protect the liver, lungs, brain and other tissues from toxins and pollution
  • Improve digestion
  • Reduce chronic inflammation
  • Deactivate harmful free radicals
  • Detoxify poisons and rid them from the body
  • Remove heavy metals from the body

Tonic Alchemy™ is loaded with the essential vitamins, amino acids and minerals that we need on a daily basis to thrive in this modern world.
But Tonic Alchemy™ does not just provide conventional nutrients—it transcends “normal nutrition.” This blend of 71 superfoods contains literally thousands of phytonutrients, many of which are extremely rare and yet incredibly valuable to human health and well being. Almost every vitamin, mineral, protein and co-factor so far discovered in whole natural foods has a part to play in nurturing and protecting the human body and mind. Yet normal nutrition in our modern society is very limited for many people due to lack of variety, lack of fresh living foods, and due to the adulteration and destruction of nutrients during food growing and processing. And, of course, many of the foods we find ourselves exposed to are in fact harmful and contribute to disease and degeneration.

Truly Natural Vitamin C Powder – Why I use it?
Most of the isolated and/or synthetic vitamin C consumed is unused by the body. What’s worse, it puts a negative strain on your liver and kidneys to excrete it, and it is quite acid forming in the body! If a vitamin C is an ingredient of a product, it is synthetic and/or isolated. If it is naturally contained in the ingredient, it is naturally occurring (as it is in our product)! Ascorbic Acid and Calcium Ascorbate are synthetic/isolated forms of Vitamin C. “Ester-C” has a few elements added back to an isolated vitamin C molecule and is therefore more absorbable than Ascorbic Acid or Calcium Ascorbate. However, Truly Natural Vitamin C has all of the naturally occurring elements synergistically present and bonded (including naturally occurring bioflavonoids) because it is 100% food (100% Acerola Cherry Powder). Other products sometimes give the illusion of being totally or partially whole food products, but in reality, they actually are not!

Moringa Facts:
* High iron content, 4 times more Beta-Carotene than that of carrots, 17 times more calcium than that of milk and 25 times more iron than that of Spinach.
* Rich source of ascorbic acid helps in insulin secretion.
* Eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition due to the high protein and fibre content.
* Detoxification – Studies have shown Moringa’s ability to remove hazardous materials from water. Its usefulness in water purification has been demonstrated many times in University studies, in laboratories and in the field. This is now widely studied because it’s estimated that 1.3 billion people in the world use contaminated water for drinking and cooking. It is estimated that 6 million children die each year from infections caused by unclean water.
* Antibiotic – Moringa is used as a topical treatment for minor infections. Its antibiotic property is identified as Pterygospermin, a bacterial and fungicidal compound. Its chemical description is glucosinolate 4 alpha-L-rhamnosyloxy benzyl isothiocyanate. Studies have shown an agueous extract made from seeds was equally effective against the skin infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus as the antibiotic Neomycin.
* Skin Treatment – Moringa has great healing benefits for the skin. It has been used to cure cuts, scrapes, sores, and rashes as well as cracking and other signs of aging.
* Anti-inflammatory – The oral tradition of India has long praised Moringa as an anti inflammatory for use in healing wounds. Moringa was also found to be effective in trauma initiated chronic swelling.
* Diabetes – An extract from the Moringa leaf has been shown to be effective in lowering blood sugar levels within 3 hours of ingestion, though less effectively than the standard hypoglycemic drug, glibenclamide. The effects increased with larger doses.
* Traditionally, Moringa has been used for years with no reports of negative side effects. The powder made from fresh Moringa leaves seems to provide a long-lasting energy boost when used regularly. People frequently report having much more endurance throughout the day.

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