Beverage


3 Surprising Reasons You Shouldn’t be Juicing (And the One Exception)

WHAT? Shouldn’t be juicing? Yes – here are my 3 surprising reasons you shouldn’t be juicing (and the one exception).    To juice, or not to juice… It can’t CURE anything. Run the other way whenever someone claims that their juice, pill, concoction….any one thing will “cure” an ailment. What juicing can do is […]

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Pre-Travel Smoothie

3 Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet

Dining Out is Easy with My 3 Top Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet. Before you leave, load up your body with nutrients – enjoy my fresh, sweet and creamy pre-travel smoothie. Dining out while attempting to eat a healthy diet is hard. Eating out and traveling on vegan or plant-based diet […]


Refreshing Summer Coolers

My Summer Coolers with fresh fruit and herbs are perfect to bring with you on the go. They will leave you feeling light, refreshed and are 35 calories or less! Drink eight glasses of water. Eat your fruits and vegetables. Don’t drink sodas or diet sodas. Hey, we all know the rules. We know we need […]

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How I Won the Battle with Depression and Got off Antidepressants

Let me take a personal journey for a moment in hopes that I will help someone else be able to say, “I won the battle with depression and got off antidepressants.”   I felt like a three ton weight was pressing on my shoulders and wanted to just lie in my darkened closet […]


Aloic Organic Aloe Vera Drink – I tried it!

I was recently sent a sample of Aloic – an organic aloe vera drink to sample.  Many of the studies I found on aloe vera tested topical application; however, I did find some studies done at NYU where ingestion of aloe vera gel was tested.  This single blind study showed positive results […]

Aloic Organic Aloe Vera Drink

Dawn’s Kick Ass Pomegranate Sangria

  I’m sure you’ve been hearing about all the antioxidant benefits of pomegranate juice.  I did some research about the origins and found that the pomegranate is native in Northern India to Iran and was introduced in California in 1769 by Spanish settlers.    What is the reason for all this […]


Apple-Spinach Smoothie

TPC was here this past weekend.  For those of you that don’t follow golf, it’s a big golf tournament called The Players Championship.  One of my big pet peeves is that people call it The TPC.  Technically that would be “The The player’s Championship”.  Please don’t do that.  OK?  It’s […]


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Spread

I came across this post for a chocolate chickpea spread quite a while ago and finally decided to try it this morning.  My goal for this year as far as weight goes is to lose 6 lbs in the short term and eventually 3 more ideally.  I always want a small […]