Monday, January 23, 2017

Recipe: Sea Salt & Honey Roasted Almonds


For quick healthy snacks I often grab a handful of almonds. Today I was craving something a lil extra sweet & salty, so I decided to make my own Honey Roasted Almonds. Yum..... They hit the spot and kept me on track with my Clean Lifestyle Program. Bonus!

Sea Salt & Honey Roasted Almonds are quick and easy to make and have have 3 simple ingredients with a host of health benefits:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Recipe: High Protein Lentil Vegetable Soup




DIRECTIONS:

STEP 1 - Brown ground beef (I like using this frying pan), strain & rinse off excess fat. While beef is browning, saute chopped onion & garlic in olive oil, in a large pot, for about 5 minutes. 

STEP 2 - Add broth, bay leaves and parsley + Grind in Himalayan Pink Salt and Black Pepper to onions & garlic and bring to a boil. 


Thursday, November 3, 2016

REVIEW: The Fascia Blaster & The Cellulite Myth


About 6 months ago I was scrolling through my Facebook feed just like any other normal day when I came across a "suggested post" that looked like another one of those, too good to be true, Gimmicks. This one claimed to make cellulte disappear along with a host of other amazing health benefits.


I didn't pay much attention to it at first but after seeing the ad a few times over the next few days I decided to click to take a closer look. I mean if there really was a cure for cellulite I wanted to know about it. 


I was immediately drawn in as I watched video after video of testimonies and tutorials showing the magical powers of this white stick with pronged claws referred to as the "FasciaBlaster." 

Light bulbs switched on in my mind as I began to understand the very real science behind how the FasciaBlaster worked to reduce the look of cellulite, break down fats cells, improve muscle access, reduce scar tissue and joint pain, improve circulation and so much more.

"While diet and exercise are both so important for overall wellness and living a healthy life, neither of them address the root cause of the appearance of cellulite, which is tight fascia trapping the fat. Any fat that we have will push up through that “grid” like a marshmallow pushing through a chain-link fence. The FasciaBlaster® will scrub through the surface fascia, allowing fat to redistribute and lay flat, causing a more aesthetic look." ~ Ashley Black

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Smart Solution to Clean Up Your Diet & Your Life

It’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed by the constantly changing information from the media and the Internet about what is healthy and what is not.

Much of this is just sales hype and not based on any real science. It's created to feed off of our desperate search for a magic pill to fast track weight-loss and skip the healthy lifestyles that we all know we need to implement to look and feel better.

After all the fad diets have come and gone, one thing we all can agree on is that swtiching to CLEAN and Nutritionally BALANCED foods are important. Adding them to regular physical activity and making this combination a lifestyle is key. 

Support & Accoutability have also been shown to help us stick to healthy lifestyle habits.

Customization & Personalization play an important role because while we all have the same core fitness and nutrition requirements, every person is UNIQUE in their deficiencies, health concerns, and wellness goals.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ULTIMATE Greek Salad with Quinoa + Avocado

Prep time:  20 minutes  Yield: Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 large cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, peeled, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1-2 cups cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup pitted black olives (preferably brine-cured), chopped
  Dressing: 
Organic Ingredients are always best.

Monday, October 3, 2016

8 Simple DIY Green Cleaners for a Healthy Home


With just a few inexpensive ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen you can mix up healthy versions of all those colourful toxic cleaners you'd otherwise waste your hard earned money on. It's time to clean not contaminate. 

Taken from one of my "go-to" books for keeping a Healthy Home, the New York Times Best Seller, The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers by Dave Wentz & Myron Wentz, PH.D.

DIY Green Cleaner #1 
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER: One Quart of warm water + 4 Tbsps Baking Soda + 1 Tsp white vinegar

DIY Green Cleaner # 2
CARPET STAIN REMOVER: Baking Soda + water OR Club Soda

DIY Green Cleaner #3
WINDOW CLEANER: 3 Cups water + 1/4 cup White vinegar + 1 1/2 Tbsps Lemon Juice

DIY Green Cleaner #4
WOOD POLISH: Refrigerate two parts Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil + 1 part Lemon Juice