Have you lost sleep over the past several weeks? Are you struggling to lose weight? How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Sleep (or lack of!) might just be the SECRET to why you are not losing weight! Researchers at the University of Chicago found even with a perfect diet … Read More
DECADENT CHOCOLATE SHAKE
PK DECADENT CHOCOLATE SHAKE A “VOLUPTUOUS” Way to Indulge?…Yes, please! I created this chocolate protein shake for my husband, Mark, to enjoy as he ran out the door to pick up our three children. Check out the text I received minutes later… VOLUPTUOUS?…Drink this instead of ice cream?Are you kidding me? That’s a big win … Read More
CHOCOLATE NUT BUTTER BANANA SHAKE WITH HIDDEN HEALTH BENEFITS!
There are a few foods that make me extraordinarily happy: chocolate, bananas, and peanut butter. Each are magnificent independently and superb when combined. As a child, I can remember eating Jiffy peanut butter smeared on my pancakes. Better yet, throw a few chocolate chips into the batter and you have one incredible breakfast treat. Zoom … Read More
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A SMOOTHIE?
BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES Smoothies are the latest rage but so too are juice fasts! Which one gives you the best health benefits? If you’re old enough, you’ll recall a Marvin Gaye song from 1968 entitled, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing.” That’s what I’m saying…when it comes to nutrition, there’s really no comparison for the REAL … Read More
HEALTHIER SUMMER PARTY DRINKS
BBQ’s, fireworks, beaches, and fun…It’s what America does all summer long, and especially on the Fourth of July to celebrate our Country’s birthday. Is it really any big surprise that our Independence Day festivities includes 74 million BBQ’s, 155 million hotdogs, and about 68 million cases of beer? We spend more than $1.6 billion on July … Read More
WHEY VERSUS PLANT-BASED PROTEIN…THE HIDDEN RISKS!
Do you know the differences between whey and plant protein? Protein powder is the latest rage, since this macronutrient comprises your body’s building blocks and are required to build and to maintain muscle, bone strength, and numerous body functions. And, with the ease of mixing a scoop of powder into your smoothie, it’s also … Read More
WINE MOM CULTURE
????? MOM NEEDS WINE? ???? Wine Mom Culture is REAL Wine Mom Culture is alive Wine Mom Culture is thriving Wine Mom Culture is the “elephant in the room” I enjoy an occasional glass of wine too, but when I spotted several items while shopping in a local boutique, each one targeted at moms’ drinking wine … Read More
WHITE AMERICAN GINSENG! What’s that? It is not a football team. It is not the latest rap song. It is not the hottest clothing line. White American Ginseng is a root that has been used in Oriental medicine for thousands of years. It is a medicinal herb, slightly bitter in its taste, and with a cooling … Read More
DRINK YOUR GREENS!
IT AIN’T EASY BEING GREEN!!! I might be dating myself here, but this was a quote from my childhood friend, Kermit the Frog. Admit it, you remember him too, don’t you?!?! Times have changed but the idea hasn’t. It’s hard to seek out a green lifestyle and its even harder to be surrounded by those … Read More
MANGO COCONUT SMOOTHIE
It’s SUMMERTIME! If you’re like me, the fun of summer becomes a bit more intolerable around August. The vacation bags are unpacked, school is looming, heat and humidity become a bit intolerable. Having an afternoon treat that captures the spirit of the season makes things a whole lot better, and there’s really nothing better than a … Read More