BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

#ThirstyThursday, Healthy You, Recipes, Smoothie Recipes

It’s SUMMERTIME!!!..well, almost!!! In Florida, it feels like summertime nearly year round, so my family lives on cool, refreshing, and healthy smoothies! I’ve been inspired by the amazing local blueberries, which have been ripe in our area, just up the road. Recently, I had to indulge in a 5 pound box, and immediately froze half … Read More

WATERMELON STRAWBERRY REFRESHER

#ThirstyThursday, Lunch Recipes, Recipes

If you’re like me, it’s that time of year when you see the signs of spring and summer and you become exhilarated. Strawberry fields abound, and watermelon begins to show up at the Farmer’s Market. There’s really nothing like it…Food, colors, sun, and moderate weather are in the air, and it’s downright exciting. Liberating, in … Read More

FRUIT JUICE WARS!

#ThirstyThursday, Healthy You

We live in a world of superlatives, constantly striving to achieve our personal best or to identify the best. In the world of nutrition and fitness, it’s no exception. Don’t believe me? The mere term, “SUPERFOOD” would imply a mission to zero in on the top picks for our health. And so today’s mission was born, … Read More

WATER MAKES YOU SMARTER!!!

#ThirstyThursday, Healthy You

WATER MAKES YOU SMARTER!!! It’s true! We have long touted the benefits of drinking water, and now I have the confirmation I needed that this is an underrated health tip! There is a proverb that states, “Water is the World’s First and Foremost Medicine.” Ironically, I’ve noticed that on days in which I exercise, I … Read More

GIMME MY DIET COKE!

#ThirstyThursday, Healthy You

There’s really no better way to start your day than with a large, ice-filled, Diet Soda and a banana! SOUND FAMILIAR? …It does to many! According to Medical Daily, “Soda is the second most consumed beverage in America with 57 gallons consumed annually per person.”  WOW! That’s a lot of soda. What’s worse are the damaging effects … Read More

KOMBUCHA…WITH A BONUS!

#ThirstyThursday

If Soda/Diet Soda, sweet tea, or Energy drinks are a part of your regular diet, Kombucha is your salvation! Found in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store, Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea, reportedly originating from China approximately 5,000 years ago! With such a rich history, it makes you wonder why you’ve not … Read More

CHOCOLATE MINT GREEN SHAKE

#ThirstyThursday, Dessert Recipes, Smoothie Recipes

CHOCOLATE AND MINT! Now that’s an amazing combination! Throw in a HEALTHY SUPERFOOD, and then you have the most wonderful creation ever! I was recently delighted to discover Purium’s Cocoa Mint Spirulina. If you’ve read my previous Spirulina blog, you’ll know that this blue-green algae has high levels of chlorophyll that aid in detoxification and boost your immunity. … Read More