Can’t Beat the Beet

          ************* THE WHAT?! One of my goals while writing this blog has been to slowly crawl up the Raw Foods Pyramid, looking at one option at a time…seeing how each ingredient can be added to the diet of my newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic. So, since we are now onContinue reading “Can’t Beat the Beet”

Making the Best Smoothies for Antioxidants…Alfalfa Sprout Smoothies

I’m definitely not a doctor…hated science in high school…barely passed physics and chemistry in college…I’m more of a pianist…writer(?!)…creative type…But I have learned that certain foods are good for certain whatever-might-ails-you’s.As far as Antioxidants go, studies have shown that the following foods contain the most antioxidants…and as result possibly better help to defend your cellsContinue reading “Making the Best Smoothies for Antioxidants…Alfalfa Sprout Smoothies”

How to Be a Smooth Operator

Making a smoothie might seem like a very simply task—simply throw everything into your blender jar and then push a button…but before we move on to which smoothie to make for which health benefit, let’s talk about a few basic “rules” that will help make your green smoothies taste even better. ********** The Greens FirstContinue reading “How to Be a Smooth Operator”

Making the Perfect Green Smoothie

So now that we know the health benefits of green smoothies, how do I make the perfect one…and what should I expect in the perfect one. The perfect green smoothie is the perfect blended of your favorite fresh fruits and dark leafy greens…blended with the perfect textures and with no bitter flavors….giving you not only great flavor,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Green Smoothie”

Green Smoothies…The Why’s from A to Z

Mention anything about possibly even thinking about adding more fruits and vegetables to your breakfast menu…and especially leafy greens, and you’ll especially in the mornings, and you immediately start thinking about smoohties…in particular…green smoothies. Green smoothies—gee, that would be something that has a green color and a smooth texture…such as wasabi?…or guacamole?…or split pea soup?Continue reading “Green Smoothies…The Why’s from A to Z”

Attain and Maintain

We all know that eating vegetables is so very important…in fact, how many billions of times did we hear out mothers tell us to “eat your vegetables” as we were growing up. Yet 84% of Americans do not eat the recommended four daily servings of vegetables each day…including yours truly. But instead of taking days andContinue reading “Attain and Maintain”

Leaf Season All Year Round

I find the idea of eating three cups of mustard greens or collard greens still repulsive, but my Mom would be so glad that I actually do eat them now instead of feeding them to the dog while she wasn’t looking.Why did I even consider adding these leafy greens that I once found repulsive toContinue reading “Leaf Season All Year Round”

Ask the Waiter for Some Water

So how did I embrace the habit of drinking two liters of water per day? Why  has it become just another step in my daily routine?     ********************** Tools and Techniques First of all there are different tools and techniques can I use to help me start drinking the suggested amount of  water eachContinue reading “Ask the Waiter for Some Water”

Saving Money in the Bathroom

yyyn  1.  Anti-Mold Spray and Bathroom Cleaner…Fill empty spray bottle at least half full with vinegar. Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water, leaving about a 1″ gap at the top of the bottle. Add 1tsp tea tree essential oil for every 1C vinegar/water solution. To use, shake vigorously to combine the essentialContinue reading “Saving Money in the Bathroom”

Saving Money on Body Care, Skincare, and Cosmetics–Things to Know

Makeup, skincare products, haircare products, and everything else it takes to make you look good at the next Ole Miss game can add up to a pretty hefty sum… But are there actual tried-and-true ways to save money on those products you actually do use and love…and not waste money on products you will neverContinue reading “Saving Money on Body Care, Skincare, and Cosmetics–Things to Know”