Ever heard of vitamin water? I am sure you have. And have you ever wondered if it is all that it is promised to be? I know I have. While it is enticing to believe marketing tricks and start spending your hard earned money, buying cases of it, bottled in… pretty plastic , it is much cheaper and healthier to make your own vitamin water. You will reduce not only cost, but also ensure that you consume only the best of ingredients. In this post you will learn how you can make your very own brand of Vitamin Water !
Last Saturday I was teaching a cooking class. Instead of buying or making unhealthy drinks or juices, I opted to make very tasty, not to mention beautiful, raspberry and mint vitamin water.
It was full of flavor, no sugar added, and full of vitamins.
Raspberries are a great source of: [click to continue reading…]
Last week I received a gift card to Smoothie King (SK) from my chiropractor for referring someone. I have never been to a SK before, so, I thought, why not! Hubby and I stopped by one on Sunday. As I was looking at their offerings I saw a lot of fruit smoothie options, although all of them had some kind of nasty protein powder added. No worries, I was going to have them hold it. ”Do you put actual fruit into your smoothies?” I asked SK’s employee. ”Yes, absolutely!” was his response. So, I ordered my smoothie… and then watched in horror as he pumped some kind of syrup into the cup, added ice and went to blending.
Are you kidding me? Do people even know what REAL means anymore? Does anyone in the commercial world make real fruit smoothies anymore?
Their smoothie went into the trash, as you can imagine. My husband called it “NASTY!” We got home and I made my very own fruit smoothie, made with real organic ingredients and it was so refreshing and delightful that Sprout downed close to 8 oz. in one setting too.
If you have the ingredients, you will LOVE this fruit smoothie recipe. [click to continue reading…]
A couple of days ago I had written a post about 7 Dangerous Health Consequences of Eating Too Much Salt, and we had a very interesting conversation on this topic on my Facebook page. However, talk is cheap, unless I also tell people HOW to live salt free and enjoy naturally occurring sodium which can be found in plants. So, inspired by my recent trip to see my family, with the help of one of my almost-vegan sisters, I whipped up this salt free, Low Sodium Recipes: Crunchy Marinated Vegetables. You will LOVE it! My entire family enjoyed it–I liked all veggies, Hubby favored mushrooms, and Sprout eaten anything she was offered . I served it with quinoa and beans. MMMMMMMMMMMMM, good!
Low Sodium Recipes: Crunchy Marinated Vegetables