Chia Fresca Upgraded

Chia Fresca Upgraded

I’ve created this new variation of my Chia Fresca that’s even more nutritious, and has a wider range of flavor possibilities. I ran out of oranges one day and had to come up with something. So I used what I had available. I used frozen organic pineapple, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and a scoop of the Madre Labs Immune Punch SuperFood blend. It was delicious! It saw so good, this is what I’ve been drinking ever since. Madre Labs Immune Punch is on sale right now, 25% off, till the end of May. This stuff is amazing. Grab some while it’s still at this low price. They are best-sellers, with hundreds of excellent reviews for each product for good reason. I’ve been having this every day in my chia drink, and even though I’ve been staying up late, getting up early, not getting enough sleep, I’ve stayed healthy. Read more »

Vegan Ceviche

Vegan Ceviche

Traditionally, ceviche made with raw fish, marinated in lime juice with chopped up vegetables like tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro, and grated carrot. It’s served on a tortilla, and often garnished with slices of avocado which make it really delicious. This is a vegan version, that’s very quick to make and equally delicious. It’s a great, quick to prepare, light meal that’s perfect for summertime lunch or dinner. You could also serve it on a salad, as a side salad, or as a dip with tortilla chips (this would be especially good for parties). Read more »

Chia Fresca

Chia Fresca: Chia and Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

This is my new morning drink ritual. I love it! When I wake up in the morning I can feel that I’m dehydrated. I think it happens to all of us naturally when we sleep. Chia seeds are great for stamina and, when soaked in water like this, they become very hydrating. This is an easy way for me to incorporate apple cider vinegar into my daily diet too. This drink is so delicious and hydrating it’s addictive. You can easily play around with the flavorings, especially with the wonderful variety of flavored liquid stevia available now. So let me tell you a little bit about chia seeds and how wonderful they are. If you’ve never seen them before, chia seeds are tiny and look similar to poppy seeds except they are shiny. They come in white, but are most commonly found in a mottled gray-black color. The little black specks you can see in the photo are chia seeds. Chia […] Read more »

Peanut Butter Cookies, wheat free

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free

Peanut Butter have always been my favorite cookies, but I don’t often eat cookies because my body really doesn’t like wheat. So when I found a recipe for gluten free peanut butter cookies I had to try it. Since then I’ve made these several times. It turns out not only are they gluten free (and therefore wheat free, of course), but also dairy free. They are so quick and easy to make, only 4 ingredients! You’ll have this recipe memorized in no time. Read more »

Orange, Carrot, Celery Juice

Orange, Carrot, Celery & Ginger Juice

This is a delicious, sweet, creamy juice, with just a hint of saltiness from the celery. Celery is high in natural sodium and is essential to include in your juices when you are doing a juice fast. Leaving as much of the pith on the oranges as you can gives you more riboflavin and a nice creamy texture. I’ll tell you the easiest way I’ve found to do this below. This bright orange juice is also high in Vitamin C,  beta-carotene. Read more »

Chipolte Sour Cream Dip

Chipolte Sour Cream Dip

This is really the quickest and simplest dip to whip up, but it tastes great and goes with so many things. It can also be used as a salad dressing, or a condiment, like mayonnaise. I usually just cut up carrot and celery sticks and romaine lettuce leaves to dip into it. Chipolte’s are a roasted, smoked chili pepper with a rich earthy flavor. The sour cream is a perfect complement with it’s tart, refreshing flavor that helps cool the heat of the chili. Read more »

Buy Kefir Grains

Where To Buy Kefir Grains

I’ve found a great new source of fresh kefir grains! I’m thrilled to announce that Kombucha Kamp, my recommended source for all things Kombucha is now also selling fresh, live organic kefir grains! You can find both milk kefir grains and water kefir grains here. Previously I had only found reliable sources of dried kefir grains. But the problem with dried grains is that it takes a lot more time and work to get the grains back to health and up and producing like normal. Unfortunately, it’s very common with dried grains that even when they get back to producing kefir, they don’t multiply like the should. Meaning that something is not quite right, they are lacking in vitality. Now there are times when you may need to use dried kefir grains. But unless you absolutely have to I’d highly recommend going for the live grains instead. In case you’re new to kefir and want to find out more about […] Read more »