pumpkin spice coffee creamer

pumpkin spice coffee creamer

Homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer made with organic pumpkin puree, your choice of wholesome sweetener, and in less time than it takes to order your “tall-skinny-one-pump-no-whip-pumpkin-spice-latte”! I love Starbucks’ Red Cup Season as much as the next person but nothing beats staying in on a cozy Saturday morning, sipping my perfect cup of coffee with […]

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golden milk hot chocolate

golden milk hot chocolate

I’d like to introduce you to golden milk hot chocolate.  She is the delicious alter ego of “golden milk”, which is a turmeric infused drink that gained popularity in India and parts of Asia for its amazing health benefits.  Traditional golden milk is a delicious concoction of milk (usually coconut milk) and turmeric, sweetened with raw […]

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post cheat day detox

I’m sharing my top 4 post cheat day detox secrets! We’ve all been there. A night of overindulgence, one too many glasses of wine, or an extra 3 slices of birthday cake that just made you feel groggy and overstuffed the next morning.  Cheat days, Friday nights, whatever occasion leads you to overindulge once in a while […]

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chocolate coconut smoothie

chocolate coconut smoothie

This chocolate coconut smoothie gives you the antioxidant benefits of cocoa with the delicious flavor of chocolate! I’ve been obsessed with skin care ever since my acne riddled middle school days. Enjoying foundation-optional skin is not something I take for granted and I’m always researching things to eat and slap on my face to keep […]

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tropical detox green smoothie

tropical green smoothie

Delicious, healthy tropical detox green smoothie to get you fit and ready for the new year! Happy 2014! We are already a couple weeks into the glorious new year and if you’ve stuck to your resolutions so far, congrats! If you’re starting to fall off of the health wagon, don’t give up! This smoothie is […]

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gingerbread latte

gingerbread latte recipe

A delicious and easy gingerbread latte recipe you can make at home without all the added sugar of coffee house favorites! As I sit in my PJ’s next to the Christmas tree, trying to stay focused long enough to write a long overdue blog post, I can’t help but feel a little blue. Maybe it’s […]

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best basic green drink

This is my go-to recipe for the best basic green drink. Green drinks (smoothies or juices that are made with dark leafy vegetables) are one of my favorite, convenient ways to get eat more nutritious produce. Using the wrong kind of vegetable or fruit ratio can lead to less than appetizing results. This blend is my […]

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blueberry yogurt smoothie

blueberry yogurt smoothie

This blueberry yogurt smoothie is a delicious and quick breakfast or snack on the go! The blender in my house has been working extra hard since my sister, Jasmine, had her wisdom teeth removed yesterday. Poor thing has been confined to a liquid diet, but I’m doing my duties as the older sister to keep […]

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super green juice

This super green juice is a delicious and easy way to get more vegetables in your diet. We all know dark, leafy greens are good for us but did you know they can make you prettier too! Rich in antioxidants and micronutrients, kale, spinach, and other greens help repair your skin cells, clear your complexion, […]

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orange ginger cold buster juice

cold buster juice

Orange ginger cold buster juice is a delicious way to ward off the cold this season! It’s flu season again and working at an elementary school, I get exposed to my share of cooties. The office is pretty much a petri dish of viruses waiting to be picked up by an unsuspecting victim. My co-workers […]

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spinach berry smoothie

Hidden Greens Smoothie

A quick and simple spinach berry smoothie with the added health benefit of raw spinach. Now your picky eaters can get their veggies with the delicious taste of berries.   My mom owns an in-home daycare so I am constantly surrounded by kids {I actually have one of the rug rats on my lap as […]

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apricot oatmeal cookie shake

This apricot oatmeal cookie shake is basically dessert in a cup! Made with dried apricots, vanilla protein powder, and rolled oats this shake really tastes like a cookie without the guilt…what could be better? On a recent visit to Monterey with my family, I stumbled across this quaint little cafe downtown. At 55 degrees, a […]

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mocha protein shake

mocha protein shake

This mocha protein shake is the perfect thing to sip before an early morning workout – it tastes great and will give you the energy you need to crush it at the gym! I’m often asked, “Should I eat something before my early morning workout?” The answer: absolutely YES! Most of us have heard about […]

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detox green drink

This detox green drink provides energizing greens and hydrates your body gets rid of toxins. Becoming healthy is impossible to do if you’re not getting enough greens in your diet! Dark, leafy greens are full of nutrients that go way beyond fat loss. Here are just some of the many benefits you can experience by […]

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