Healthy Extreme Weight Loss: Meet Susan

A few times in our lives do we meet people who truly inspire us and people who they come in contact with. I have been fortunate to have met not one, but many such people through my 360° Hormones Program. Today I want to introduce you to one—a star among the Vegalicious online community, a woman of determination, a program graduate (many times over) and an ongoing … [Read more...]

Sweet Potatoes Smoothie Recipe

Do kids need special smoothie recipes? Not necessarily; but if you make them fun and colorful, they are more likely to drink them :)! Yesterday Sprout was running a fever, so she refused any solids (including smoothies) and would only nurse. Today she was feeling much better, but still only wanted Mommy's milk... until I whipped up this amazing fruit smoothie, and then her … [Read more...]

Sprout Loves Sweet Potatoes and Smoothies | Delicious Healthy Sugar Free Recipes for Your Child

I do not know what you define as baby food. In our household it is NOT what you will find in stores--brown mixtures stored in tiny jars!  Not at all! In our household baby food is anything that is healthy, vibrant, and mostly raw. In our household it is EVERYTHING, :) which makes feeding Sprout easy and fun. We do avoid salt in her foods altogether, but outside of that, if … [Read more...]

Avocado Pit Benefits & Avocado Pit Green Smoothie Recipe

(image courtesy of Yesterday was another "I am not so hungry" day.  I finished the smoothie I made, and about a head of cauliflower :) (made Cauli Poppers), the rest was little munchies of small things here and there. Today is a whole new day and it is time to experiment! For a while now I have known that the avocado pit (seed) is edible.  I have … [Read more...]

“Spring Freshness” Green Smoothie Recipe | 7 Day Reset Plan (Day 3)

How is your green smoothie-ing going? Yesterday was a good day, but I was busy and not as hungry.  I finished off my green smoothies made the day before, and had little munchies throughout the day (a cucumber, a bagel sandwich with a ton of veggies, and herbal teas). Today, before making my smoothies, I got inspired by Facebook readers--you all rocked it.  Jessica H. … [Read more...]

Green Smoothie Feasting | 7 Day Reset Plan

In the last couple of months, since I cut back on teaching fitness training classes, cabin fever set in and I felt like I got stuck and need to press a reset button on my body. I slacked off a bit on my green smoothie intake, while keeping my overall diet completely clean.  Although numbers on the scale have not changed, I feel that I can do better than this (see, no one … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Daniel Fast

In the beginning of each year thousands of believers in God (Jesus) are going on a Daniel Fast. While some fully understand what it is and how to do it, others are new to the idea of fasting and need more help than others.  In the next few paragraphs I will talk about the What, Why and the How of the Daniel Fast. What is Fasting? Fasting ALWAYS involves FOOD! You … [Read more...]

Chef AJs Apple Pie Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Guilt Free Apple Pie? Sign me up! No, really! My husband LOVES apple pie, but as great as my recipe is, I have not been able to make it 100% Elena (me, that is) ;) approved. Yet, I do make it for him occasionally. It is not only delicious, but SO MUCH better than anything you would find in stores. A few days ago, however, Chef AJ shared her APPLE PIE Fruit SMOOTHIE … [Read more...]

Skinny Vegan Banana Nut Bread Recipe

I am ecstatic since I like banana bread. I finally found the time to make it totally sugar and oil free and still make it super delicious. It took me only two shots to get it right, but I am enjoying the fruits of my labor.... as is my husband who finished the first attempt loaf on his own, and I think that the second one will meet the same destiny very soon. No sugar, no … [Read more...]

New Zealand Spinach Green Smoothie Recipe

Today was Sprout's first Farmers Market visit. I wish I could tell you that it was exciting for her, but, alas, at 93 F outside she was knocked out the whole time in the shade of her stroller. I, on the other hand, was excited to be out. Although pickings were a bit slim (I miss Washington State farmers markets and our organic farmer), I was able to score a few good thing: … [Read more...]