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Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie

‘Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health.  Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system.  Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health. (Makes… Read more

Purple Power Healer

Boost your health with this healing elixir! Red cabbage (the purple kind) contains anthocyanins, which studies have shown help suppress inflammation. Elderberry extract is a natural cold and flu fighter, which is why it’s always in our fridge! It is also called Sambucus and is considered a natural alternative to synthetic cough-and-cold syrups. (Makes 2… Read more

‘Tis the Season for Colds and Flu – How We Catch Those Bugs, and Why They Linger.

I confess to some real frustration here. I work hard to eat healthy food and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, and I get highly insulted when my best efforts to take care of myself haven’t been enough to stave off a whopper of a cold. Yet, here I am, forfeiting a good movie with friends… Read more

Discipline – Developing a Year of Sparkle

In these final days of the year, many of us are thinking about the kind of year it was, and what we would like to be able to change for the next year.  I hear the word “success” used a lot, both with considering the past year and in formulating plans and strategies for accomplishing… Read more

Oat Groat Porridge

This is great on a nippy winter day.  Try experimenting with buckwheat and other grains as well as other fruit.  Makes 2 servings. 2 cups oat groats, soaked in water overnight and drained 1 apple, cored 6 dates, pitted and soaked in water for 20 minutes Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon… Read more

Miso Avocado Soup

A raw version of the traditional Japanese soup makes use of unpasteurized miso paste that adds texture and flavor.  Miso is a fermented food and contains naturally occurring pro-biotics – great for good digestion and a healthy gut. ½ cup fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced thin. 1 tsp. nama shoyu 1Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ tsp…. Read more

Carrot Raisin Crunch Salad

(A long time favorite of mine, this salad is sweet, crunchy, and vibrant! – A.C.)  SALAD 6 cups shredded carrots 1 cup raw sunflower seeds ½ cup shredded raw coconut 1 ½ cups raisins, soaked DRESSING 3 oz. orange juice 2oz. lemon juice 4 tsp olive oil 1 tsp kelp 2 tsp honey 2 tsp…. Read more

6 Ways to Stay on Track and Thrive thru the Holidays

The number of days before Christmas actually arrives is lessening. The intensity builds and in it my feeling my total lack of perfection does as well. Do you resonate at all with that issue? The holidays have never had human perfection as their intention, which we know is impossible anyway. A better approach involves knowing… Read more

Carrot – Ginger Soup

A carrot a day might help keep the eye doctor away. Half of a medium-size carrot supplies you with 100% of your vitamin A requirement in the form of beta-carotene. Beta carotene has been shown to be essential for eye health and, due to its antioxidant activity, has been reported to lower heart disease risk…. Read more