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What blender should I get?I have a Vitamix and it's phenomenal, truly the cream of the crop. However, it's an investment. To read more about blenders, ready this blog post.How to Choose the Best Blender for Green Smoothies
What juicer should I get?I have the Omega 8006. It's one of the best juicers for juicing leafy greens. Here's a blog post that outlines some options and considerations.How to Choose the Best Juicer for Green Juice
Juice fasting sounds extreme. Why should I consider it?Juice feasting is very powerful and healing. People have cured all sorts of illnesses, from cancer to diabetes. Read more about juice feasting here.Green Juice for Healing & Health
What's better, juicing or blending?There's no quick answer to this question. They are very different. Both are amazingly powerful. My short answer is that I blend and drink green smoothies far more often than green juice simply because it's faster, but for more elaborate information, please read my blog post.Which is Better, Juicing or Blending? Green Juice vs. Green Smoothies

Here are some helpful, informative articles:

Your Mind Matters, So Take Care Of It

Guest post by Brad Krause

We often think of self-care as simply doing things that benefit the body. But that isn’t all that taking care of yourself can do. When you pay attention to things like what you eat, how much you exercise, and whether or not...Read More »

How to Stay Healthy & Balanced While on Vacation

I love dessert.

And why shouldn’t I? I love good food and I’m certainly going to indulge once in a while… Especially when I’m on vacation.

While traveling, I’ve learned to be selective about what I eat so that I’m indulging when it’s really good and “worth it” but not overeating when...Read More »

Create a Morning Routine to Rock you Through the Day

Are you stuck in a rushing pattern every morning? Do you find that there’s never enough time to have a healthy breakfast and that you’re always starting your day off feeling stressed for time? Are you missing the vitamins you need to blast your mood and energy level to start the...Read More »

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Do you struggle with the winter blues? 

It’s that time of year. The holidays have passed and we’re deep in the heart of winter. The days are short and the warmth of April (or more likely May) seems like years away. It can be tough to wake up in the morning...Read More »

Why Reishi is the Best Superfood in the World

Reishi mushrooms are a powerful superfood that have quite possibly saved both my husband and my father from fatal illness. In this post I’m going to look at the incredible reishi mushroom and why it’s the most powerful superfood in the world and how my family takes reishi every day...Read More »

Start the New Year Right with Green Smoothies, Green Juice & Healthy Living

Do you want to live a healthier, happier life this new year?

If you look around, it’s not hard to see that there is an increasing consciousness about the food that we eat and how it affects our health and the world around us. Food – real food – is powerful. It has...Read More »

Clear Up your Acne Naturally with Maca

Do you struggle with acne?

There are 4 main factors that cause acne:

  • Excess oil production
  • Hair follicles getting clogged dead skin cells and oil
  • Bacteria
  • Hormones (androgens)

For acne that’s caused by excess hormone production, regulating your hormones can help to prevent the development of acne at its core. I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne...Read More »

Add Maca to your Smoothie to Regulate Hormones

Do your hormones seem “off”? Adding maca powder to your morning smoothie can help!

For many years, my hormones were all out of whack. It started from being on the pill for many years, and then they got really crazy when I went off the pill while my body tried to...Read More »

Add Reishi Mushroom Powder to your Green Smoothie to Fight Cancer

If I had to recommend just one superfood to someone who was battling cancer, it would be Reishi.

My husband is coming upon 5-years cancer-free this spring and I believe that Reishi in his morning smoothie has been a huge part of his...Read More »

How I Plan to Stay Young Forever: Lots of Beauty Sleep!

Why Getting a Good Night’s Sleep is Great for your Health

Are you getting enough sleep?

Probably not.

It’s a sign of the times that almost nobody I know gets enough sleep. That used to be me so I totally get it. But have you ever noticed that when you are feeling under...Read More »

Why You Should Put 2-3 Brazil Nuts in your Morning Smoothie

Did you know that adding just 2-3 brazil nuts into your daily smoothie can help prevent the formation of small tumors?

It’s true!

They’re a powerful cancer-fighting food. Especially for men, since small tumors often materialize in the form of prostate cancer. Eating (or drinking) your daily brazil nuts is a great form...Read More »

Get Outside to Decrease Stress & Increase Creativity (Yes, Even in the Winter)

Connecting with Nature Decreases Stress & Increases Creativity

I have a confession to make: I don’t get out of the house as much as I should in the winter. Heck, I work from home so I don’t even get out enough when the weather is warm. When it’s cold out, I...Read More »

Are you Getting Enough Iodine?

Why doesn’t anyone talk about iodine anymore?

There’s a reason why iodine is added to table salt… Though these days people are reaching for less table salt and more fancy salt (pink Himalayan salt, sea salt, etc.). As a result, that iodine supplement you never think about is often missing from your...Read More »

Why I've switched protein powders

For several years, I’ve been touting Sunwarrior Protein-Vanilla as the tastiest vegan, soy-free protein powder. It’s terrific! But at a certain point, the price started to feel ridiculous. In the last year, they started to include less product in the same container, and as much as I’d like to say I’m...Read More »

How to Keep Produce Fresh

I have a new favourite way to keep my leafy greens and other fresh fruits and vegetables fresh. This is not a paid endorsement. This is genuinely a product that I saw on Shark Tank that immediately resonated with me.

Do you know the trick about putting paper towels in with...Read More »

Setting Water Goals

I used to be a camel.

Really. As a kid and teenager, I never drank any water at all. I’d occasionally drink a bit of juice. Processed fruit juice of course. I lived in a constant state of dehydration.Yuck. That’s pretty normal though with Standard American Diet (and...Read More »

How Drinking Green Smoothies Can Help Your IBS

Like many people, I have IBS. Fun stuff. I actually find the blanket term of “IBS” to be incredibly irritating, because it’s a term that’s slapped on to cover such a wide array of sensitivities that the name really stops meaning anything. Chronic constipation? You’ve got IBS. Frequent diarrhea? You’ve...Read More »

Healing Vocal Nodules Naturally

What are Vocal Nodules?

Vocal cord nodules are growths that develop on both vocal cords. Also called “nodes”, they are a type of hard callous that develops as a result of vocal abuse. Thankfully, vocal nodules are benign/noncancerous but they can cause chronic laryngitis, discomfort, pain, and when they become...Read More »

Green Juice for Healing & Health - Juice Feasting/Fasting/Cleansing

Green juice is extremely powerful and healing. I take a break from solid food a few times a year to juice “feast” as many of us juicers like to call it. Sometimes I just take a day, and sometimes I take as long as a week. I know people who...Read More »

How to Choose the Best Juicer for Green Juice

There are several kinds of juicers. What it really comes down to is that for the purpose of juicing leafy greens, only certain kinds of what are called *slow juicers* will do the trick. I have an auger slow juicer, the Omega 8006. I love it. Where with blenders you...Read More »

How to Choose the Best Blender for Green Smoothies

My prized possession – truly, my desert island piece of kitchen equipment – is my Vitamix. Yes, they’re pricey. However, I use it every single day and have been using it every day since I bought it in 2011. Seriously. Everyone who owns a Vitamix will say the same...Read More »

Which is Better, Juicing or Blending? Green Juice vs. Green Smoothies

There comes a time in every healthy journey when a person asks the internet, when should I blend vs. juice? What are the benefits of each? Here’s my take on it.

Juicing is aaaamazing. You can take in a vastly condensed amount of vitamins and nutrients from fresh vegetable juice. Because juicing...Read More »

Superfoods & Supplements to add to your Green Smoothie

How “super” is your food?

The word “superfood” is thrown around a lot, and there are truly an amazing number of foods that are wonderful for your health. There are common foods, like blueberries for example, that are filled with antioxidants, but I’m not going to speak about those. There are...Read More »