Kale Hummus

Don’t you just love hummus? Me too! Try adding fresh greens to your homemade hummus for an extra nutritional kick.   Ingredients: 1 can of organic chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 1 cup of organic kale 1 lemon (juiced) 1 tbsp of tahini 2 cloves of garlic 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup of water Salt + pepper to taste Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor ...[Read More]

I can’t believe I’m telling you this!

So I celebrated my birthday last Tuesday, April 7th and for anyone who knows me knows I LOVE my birthday! Not so much because it’s MY birthday, but I love all birthdays. I love that it gives permission to have ONE day to indulge in the sweetness of life. So often I hear clients saying, “I can’t have that” or “Oh I’d better not” or “That’s just ...[Read More]

Homemade Almond Milk

Have you made the shift from cows milk to plant based milk yet? If so, GREAT! Here’s a quick and simple recipe that will save you money and heal your body.   Ingredients 1 cup of almonds 4 cups of filtered water (Optional: Add fresh vanilla bean for flavor)   Directions: 1. Blend until all almonds are ground. 2. Pour liquid through a cheese cloth or nut milk bag to capture all the ...[Read More]

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Healthy Diet

Happy National Nutrition Month! In honor of this special month, lets get healthier! (I’m singing that line in my head to the tune of ‘let’s get physical’!) Healthy eating is a subjective term which means something different to everyone. Some people swear by a raw food diet and won’t go near cooked foods, others will be Paleo until the day they die, while some thrive on only ...[Read More]

My go-to morning rituals

Happy New Year! (it’s okay to say Happy New Year in the last week of the month, right?) As we get ready to close out the first month of the year, I’m curious, how did you do with your New Year’s Resolutions? Are you still on track? Did you fall off the wagon already (no judgment, really)? Wherever you are on your health journey, today’s blog is just what you need to give your mor ...[Read More]

3 Simple Things You Can Do to Have Your Best Holiday Ever!

Have you considered a strategy to help you navigate the holiday willpower trap? We only have a limited amount of willpower to withstand the bombardment of delicious foods and alcohol at holiday parties, let alone the social pressure to try everything. So here are a few things to practice during the holiday festivities to counter mindless overindulgence. 1. Breathe deeper. If you are aware of your ...[Read More]

Are You Dayrexic?

Some people think it’s a good idea to eat less when they are trying to lose weight and, it is. However, starving yourself all day only to binge at night is not the ‘eating less’ plan we had in mind. Many of my clients tell me how well they do during the day, and then when they get home from work… LOOK OUT! They are eating everything that’s not nailed down because they are starving. The ...[Read More]

Should I Count My Calories?

I get this question all the time and it’s a great one! Let me start by saying, everyone is very different in what works for them. For me, my life changed for the better when I stopped counting calories. It was at Canyon Ranch, when I heard the nutritionist say to the class, “Understand that your calories count, but don’t count them.” Voila! What a beautiful way to say what I’ve always felt! Counti ...[Read More]

Coffee: Friend or Foe?

So, this morning I woke up to breakfast in bed. 🙂 Yes, I am super spoiled by my ahhmazing husband who loves to get up before me and make us breakfast. (I’m really good at sleeping. “Waaay too good,” he says.) After enjoying my breakfast, it was time to walk John Paul down to the ferry, which has become one of my favorite rituals here. Each morning, I walk him to the ferry and each nigh ...[Read More]

Eating Clean on a Budget

Eating CLEAN means something different to everyone and it can get expensive. Some great, budget-friendly ideas I’ve heard from clients over the years have been extremely creative. I’d love to share some of the top ideas with you. Here are some helpful solutions that we found: 1. Eat vegan until dinner. Animal proteins are more expensive when choosing organic/grass fed and much more tox ...[Read More]