Blending & Juicing Tips You'll Wonder How You Lived Without

Nourishing your body with juices and smoothies is one of the most direct paths to awesome health. The benefits of vegetable and fruit juices or smoothies can include everything from weight loss and glowing skin to mental clarity and joint health. As a health coach, I always tell my clients that the best wellness rituals are the ones they can stick...

My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

Long before discovering the awesomeness of cold-pressed juices, I was a dedicated  smoothie drinker. Recently, I have been adding this blended treat back into my life and I’m loving every green sip of it. Nothing can compare to the nutrient punch from a cold pressed juice, but smoothies have their place too.   1 large frozen...

“Natural” Food Claims: What to know and how not to be fooled by labels

There seems to be so much conflicting advice on what to eat and what to avoid.  You try to make healthy choices, roam the grocery store aisles, dazed and confused by all the pretty packaging…all-natural, light, fortified, wholesome, organic.  What do they all mean, and more importantly, do they translate to “healthy?...

Health Benefits of Chocolate

My hubby is addicted to chocolate. It’s his one vice, and as far as questionable habits go, this one is agreeably pretty mild. Nonetheless, in an effort to help him feel better about his addiction, I set out to learn whether something so tasty could actually be GOOD for him. Studies prove the answer is a resounding yes! CACAO The secret...

A Morning Ritual to Change Your Life

Each day is a new beginning, filled with endless potential. The time after waking up, but before connecting with daily demands is a magical space in your day that can change everything for the better! Are you someone that wakes up and reaches for your cell phone to check email or status updates before you have greeted the day? If so, an...

Emotional Eating: How to Break the Cycle

Could stress, boredom, or self-pity be sabotaging your health and your ability to fit into your skinny jeans? What is emotional eating? Ever find yourself eating a whole plate of chocolate chip cookies, when you only meant to have one? Or downing a basket of chips and guacamole with your margarita, even though you weren’t hungry when you...

Five Healthy Winter Foods

The pretty summer fruits are gone and the weather has gotten frosty.  I know it makes you feel like eating comfort food by the fire.  Just because the chunky sweaters will cover that muffin top, there is no reason to fall off the healthy eating wagon.  There are plenty of tasty choices available in the winter. POMEGRANATES Inside...

Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s been over a week since you made your resolutions. You have been eating salads with your dinner, going to the gym, and you hid your credit card in your sock drawer. Congratulations on taking the first steps! But if you want to turn your resolutions into habits which will help you achieve your goals, read on to learn some tips…...

How the Plastic Bear Killed a Great Super-Food

The "honey" I slathered all over my peanut butter and banana sandwiches as a kid, was actually high fructose corn syrup in a cute plastic bear.  I'm pretty sure that was the start of the bad rep honey has earned. In reality honey is one of our great nutrient dense, healing, antioxidant rich super-foods!   Enjoy this...

Numbers You Need to Know Before Buying Produce

If you find yourself meandering the fruit and veggie aisle of your supermarket, you are on the right track for making healthy choices! The next step is understanding how to tell if your produce is conventional (covered in pesticides), certified organic (pure) or genetically modified (part of a science experiment). Most healthy foods tell their...