White beans and Quinoa – Warm up on a cold winter day

  When there is snow on the ground, I like to dream that I am walking on clouds I love experimenting with different beans and spices to create unique tasting items at a low to moderate cost.  Too often beans are made fun of because they are a low-cost item and/or because of the aftermath […]

Berry Sorbet Gluten and Dairy Free

Did you get a Vita-Mix, Blendtec, or other high powered ‘blender’ for Christmas? A quick recipe: Berry Sorbet – with no dairy or gluten – 1/2 cup of raw cashews – 1/4 cup raw sunflower kernels, your favorite vanilla vegan protein – I use DoTerra’s vegan protein but use what you like. Cover the mix […]

Substitute Grapes or Dates for Processed Sugars

Smoothie tip eliminate processed sugars to improve your health Rather than using processed sugars such as Agave, Cane Sugar, etc – try putting 1-2 cups of dark grapes on the bottom of your #vitamix, #blendtec, #ninja etc – and/or a few dried organic dates – The flavor is amazing and will add a unique taste […]

Berry Sorbet – Frozen Dessert Dairy and gluten free

Did you get a Vita-Mix, Blendtec, or other high powered ‘blender’ for Christmas?   A quick frozen dessert recipe: Berry Sorbet – with no dairy or gluten – 1/2 cup of raw cashews – 1/4 cup raw sunflower kernels, your favorite vanilla vegan protein – I use DoTerra but use what you like – cover […]

Raw Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Raw Chocolate Pudding | Filled with nutrients | Sweet enough to satisfy most people If you are one of the thousands who ‘love’ chocolate, this recipe could fit the need for a very ‘rich’ and filling meal.  Who would think that a recipe with chocolate would be considered a meal?  Keep in mind that I […]

Oil Free Lentil Soup | Stew

In March of 2015, I tossed oil from my diet.  (Not fat but oil.) Over the years, I read many articles and books on the subject of consuming oil (even ‘healthy’ oil) but ignored them and still used various oils in my diet.  e.g. Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Cold Pressed Safflower Oil for cooking, […]

Raspberry Lemonade with Ginger

I am always experimenting in an attempt to find the ‘next best’ summer refreshment without excessive cost or taking too much time in preparation.  There are three main ingredients to this raspberry lemonade with ginger recipe. Raspberry Lemonade with Ginger Raspberry tea bags – 2 Lemon Essential Oil – We use DoTerra Ginger Essential Oil […]

Fruits and vegetables consumption lacking in children

“Eating more fruits and vegetables adds under consumed nutrients to diets, reduces the risks for leading causes of illness and death, and helps manage body weight.”  CDC August 8, 2014 

According to the CDC study, 60% of children aged 1-18 years old did not consume the recommended intake of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Schedules are busy, lives move too fast and one item that suffers is the consumption of fruits and vegetables.  The mom or dad arrives home late from work and must speed off with one of the children to soccer practice and the best they do is grab a fake fruit bar on their way out the door.  On the way home, they stop and buy a large pizza from their favorite shop and the tomato sauce becomes the closest to a fruit intake for the day. 

 

Fruits and vegetables consumed via Green Smoothies

One of the best ways to get more fruits and vegetables into your children is via a green smoothie.  The fruit sweetens the spinach, kale, or other greens that you add to the smoothie with few complaints from your family.  Over the past 40 years, I consumed countless fruits and vegetables in this manner and utilized the same approach for my children and now my grandchildren.  It warms my heart when one of the grandchildren ask, “pappy, will you make us a ‘moothie’?”  Will I ever deny them fruits and vegetables in a smoothie?  Nope!  I have served countless smoothies to family and friends.  Do you have a picky eater in your family?  Then introduce them to green smoothies for life and they will consume more than the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables without complaints.  Fruit and Vegetables are much cheaper during the summer and why not mix a handful of kale, bananas, ice, and raw cacao for a great tasting green, ‘chocolate’ drink?

Are you thirsty after a long day in the yard?  Cut a piece of pineapple, add it to two cups of water, and add a few leaves of mint or drops of mint essential oils to the mix and let the cooling effects take over! 😀

Fruits and vegetables | Learn how to increase the intake for your family

Creating tremendous tasting green smoothies are not difficult and are fun to make.  We are taking our workshops on the road.  Watch this site for more information concerning our Smoothies for Life small workshops!

“How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow. If I put inferior foods in my body today, I’m going to be inferior tomorrow, it’s that simple.” Jack LaLanne

Quinoa & Black Bean Delight | Gluten Free and Vegan

  Quinoa & Black Bean Delight (A Gluten Free Recipe that satisfies most taste buds)   First, what is quinoa? According to Wikipedia, it is a grain like crop with edible seeds.  Quinoa is gluten free and is a tremendous substitute for barley, wheat, or many other grains.  I cook mine in the same manner […]