RECIPE: Spinach and Berry Superfood Smoothie

Smoothie PicSimple. Sweet. And swimming with superfoods! This smoothie may just make you younger, nicer and more fabulous. It will at least keep you satisfied all morning long and it’s anti-oxidants and micro-nutrients will make your cells celebrate!

In a blender combine:

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen spinach

1 cup almond milk

1 cup water

1 tsp spirulina

1 tsp goji berry powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp maca

Enough for two, so share the superfood love. Or save for later for a daily, double dose of goodness!

Recipes: For DIY CLEANING Care

Disclaimer: recipe not for ingestion (Duh)

I’m from NC. And no one I know there would make their own house cleaners.  Heck, I never thought I would. But I live in Portland now. And people here have chickens lay their own eggs, make their own soap, make their own beer and, yes, their own cleaning products.

My mother-in-law loves a squeaky clean counter top! And bless her heart, she happily cleans mine when she’s in town.  But I have a little one at home, so I prefer a clean but chemical-free counter top.  I’ve found a few conventional cleaners that are phthalate-free and may not send you to the ER if accidentally ingested, but here are 3 super-tough, grease-cutting, anti-microbial options, should you want to make your own cleaners. Again, NOT for ingesting.

  1. Bathroom Spray:  1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/2 vodka, 1.5 cups water, lemon and lavender essential oils (10 drops) or the juice from 1 lemon
  2. Spot Cleaning Bleach Alternative: Hydrogen peroxide. Boom.
  3. Tile Cleaner:  12/ cup water, 1/2 cup vodka, 10 drops peppermint oilsinkInfo given to me by a client, but compiled envisioned by DIY cleaner guru, Rapinchuk.

RANT: More Plants Please

People are still confused about what is the best approach to Healthful eating.  And understandably. Is it low fat? low carb? no butter? more meat? organic? grass fed?

Yes, more vegetables and less cookie dough.  But even your veggie tray can be bad for you.

Hopefully you’ve checked out the “dirty dozen” (the produce that is sprayed with the most or the most harmful pesticides) and are buying organic options or spray-free, local produce instead.  In short: if you’re buying celery, cucumber, spinach, apples, broccoli and berries, go organic! Carrots, cauliflower, avocados and tomatoes, not as necessary.

If there is ONE thing you can do to greatly impact your health, EAT MORE PLANTS!


(not the poisonous ones though)