Mediterranean Pocket

May 30th, 2018 by

Oh my yummy, quick and healthy lunch option! I put this together for lunch a few weeks ago and couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it. I now stock these ingredients and it has become regular fare.

Ezekiel sprouted grain complete protein tortilla, stuff with:
Sun dried tomatoes
Kalamata olives
Red onion
Pickles- miniature dill
Sprinkle feta (optional)

Fold up bottom, fold over sides. Take a big bite!

Dating The Greens And The Nutty Seeds: The Peanut Butter Smoothie!

July 31st, 2017 by

My cute 12 year old son helped me name and post this smoothie.  He wisely advised me that giving my recipies book-like titles would make them far more interesting.

Don’t be fooled by the color of this smoothie, which happens to be a vibrant green. This really tastes like a creamy peanut butter smoothie. It just packs a bunch of extra nutrients without sacrificing taste.

The recipe is simple: unsweetened almond milk, peanut butter, hemp seeds, avocado, spinach (this where it gets its vibrant green), and of course, the DATE!


Protein-Powered Raspberry Smoothie

July 2nd, 2017 by

The black beans and quinoa actually blend nicely into this tangy raspberry smoothie! It is refreshing and satisfying.  Be bold. Give it a try!

Peach Ginger Probiotic Smoothie

March 3rd, 2017 by

So many good ingredients in this smoothie!  It always helps me to know what good I am doing for my body with what I choose to eat.

Yogurt offers probiotic support, which is good for digestion and absorption of nutrients. Look for yogurt with no added sugar and one million or more live active cultures (assuming your immune system is not compromised). Yogurt’s strong protein content combined with live bacterial cultures also offers blood sugar benefits. Fermented dairy products like yogurt have been shown to decrease bone risk.

Ginger supports digestion, aids nausea, boosts immunity and is anti-inflammatory.

Spinach is super rich in vitamins and minerals. It offers anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and even omega-3s!

Peaches are a good source of vitamins A and C and fiber.

With their high levels of potassium and sterols (which block the absorption of dietary cholesterol), bananas support cardiovascular health. Even though very sweet, the banana’s Glycemic Index is quite low. They have a wonderful mix of vitamins, minerals, and low glycemic carbohydrates which support endurance activities.


Pumpkin Pie Shake

November 20th, 2016 by

You get all of the rich nutrients of the pumpkin and avocado in a super creamy shake without even knowing the avocado is there. This is a great alternative to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and anytime you desire a   Pumpkin treat. It is naturally sweetened with banana and dates. If you want it sweeter you could add another date or a packet of Stevia. It also has a mild flavor.  I kept the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice amounts about where I like it, but you’re welcome to add more if you want an bolder flavor. I served this room temperature, but if you’d like it cold, you could blend in an ice cube or two. You could also warm it, if that’s what you’re craving. Sometimes I like having chunks in my shakes, which I can achieve by throwing in unsoaked deglet dates, but if you want yours without chunks, you could presoak the dates, use medjool dates, or blend the dates until completely smooth. Experiment!

Vanilla Yogurt

October 10th, 2016 by

If you love vanilla yogurt and don’t want all the added sugars and other ingredients, this is a simple and great way to go! Use your favorite organic plain unsweetened yogurt, and just add stevia and pure vanilla extract.  Creamy yum!

Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa

September 8th, 2016 by

Quinoa, blueberries, walnuts, flax seed, and hempseed––you are giving yourself a delicious super food start to your day. Also a great afternoon energy boost without producing cravings!

Quinoa Crepes

May 30th, 2016 by


I experimented to see if I could make a delicious crepe using only quinoa for the flour–it turned out awesome! This protein-packed crepe recipe is made from four simple ingredients: quinoa, milk, eggs and salt.  With a blender such as a Blendtec or Vitamix, you can blend whole grains for 90 seconds, such as quinoa in this case, to make your own fresh flour, then simply blend in the milk, eggs, and salt for a crepe batter. I’m so excited that we now have this simple and nutritious boost to our crepes. I hope you enjoy it too.

Pumpkin Muffins

October 18th, 2015 by

This lightly sweet pumpkin muffin is adapted from a recipe my friend Claudia shared with me.  If you enjoy making muffins and other baked goods from time to time, it’s good to vary the healthiest ingredients possible.  This muffin is made with nutrient-dense, high protein, high fiber almond flour and almond butter. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

August 29th, 2015 by

I am so happy that I made this chocolate peanut butter smoothie! I can’t believe how tasty it is considering the ingredients: organic unsweetened vanilla soy milk, frozen banana, peanut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla, hemp, and spinach. I tried it with and without the spinach to see if it affected the taste, and for me, it did not. So I’ll be making mine with spinach.  Don’t worry about it being green! Enjoy!

Peach Ginger Protein Smoothie

August 25th, 2015 by

I’ve been enjoying getting some of my greens in smoothies lately, and really like this mellow, not-too-sweet smoothie made with organic frozen peaches, ginger, spinach, hemp protein powder, and soy milk. I hope you enjoy it as well!