6 Easy Steps to Get Off Sugar for Good!

A friend was asking me recently how I got off the sugar so I thought I’d share here. When I eat sugar, I suffer right away. My stomach hurts, my head aches, I get irritable and I gain weight too. It’s just not worth it anymore! Eating a lot of sugar can cause diseases like diabetes,…

Papaya Pear Smoothie

Sometimes you need to wander a bit to find inspiration. This winter I wandered all the way down to Tulum, Mexico, where I found one of the best smoothies I’ve ever had. Natural Juice in Tulum served me up a Papaya Pear Smoothie I fell so in love with I came back the next day for…

Fudge Tuffles

These are some of the yummiest truffles I make! Yet so simple. They’re rich, chocolatey, and perfectly sweet, with a hint of sea salt. All while staying surprisingly healthy. Sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan of course! Pecans are one of my all-time favorite nuts. The tender American tree nuts are rich and buttery tasting. Pecans are a great…

Not Your Typical Smoothie – Hawaiian Bliss!

Happy Smoothie Week! And *Aloha* from Maui, Hawaii! I’m excited to share a smoothie recipe with some truly wild ingredients. Look at these gorgeous cacao pods: Can you guess what it is? If you’re anything like me, it’s your favorite food – CHOCOLATE! More often called Cacao, in this raw state. Inside are the Cacao Beans, surrounded by…

Wake Up Chocolate Smoothie

This is my favorite way to wake up in the morning! A cocoa-infused, refreshing beverage, full of nutrients that tastes like sweet ambrosia. I don’t drink coffee so this kicks me into high gear. This smoothie is full of enough cocoa and nutrients that it energizes me for hours, in a much more stable way and healthy…

Blackberry Smoothie

My first road trip to Northern California introduced me to the joy of picking blackberries right off the bush. They’re invasive and prickly, but who cares when you’re popping the sweet, juicy berries into your mouth in the summertime? Blackberries have a few exceptional qualities: they’re rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, have one of…

Watermelon Smoothie Delight!

This refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, plus lots of antioxidants and amino acids. The lycopene in watermelon makes it an anti-inflammatory fruit and the citrulline and arginine are good for your heart. Watermelon has some very healing properties, and can be “used to…