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Blueberries Amaranth Breakfast

Amaranth is high in fiber (21 percent of the daily recommended value per cup), and it’s also a great source of the amino acid lysine and nutrients magnesium, calcium, and squalene a compound that may help prevent cancer. Plus, it’s also a protein powerhouse. Total time: 30 minutes                                                           Yields: 2 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup amaranth, […]

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Baked Banana Bread Doughnut

These breakfast treats keep things on the light side, with no processed sugar or white flour, and significantly less fat. The soft, walnut-studded rings are made with whole-wheat flour and baked to perfection—yet they still have the great banana bread flavors.   Total Time:25 minutes                                                       Yields: 10 to 12 Doughnuts or muffins Ingredients Cooking spray […]


Banana Oat Pancakes

Fantastic alternative to regular old pancakes filled with protein, fibers and vitamins. Total preparation time: 20 minutes                                     Yields: 10 pancakes Ingredients 2 ripe bananas 2 eggs ½ cup rolled oats ½ teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt maple syrup, to serve (optional) fresh fruit of your choice, to serve Directions In a blender, combine the […]

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Coconut mango overnight oatmeal

Oatmeal does not get any easier, mix everything up at night, and then take it out of the fridge once you’re ready to go in the morning. Oatmeal is a high-fiber morning meal that’s been shown to help lower blood cholesterol levels, aid with digestion and improve metabolism. Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats (or oatmeal as […]


Almond Oatmeal Muffins

Chock full of oats, almond butter and more almonds, these muffins are refined sugar-free and vegan. Now that is the way I want to start my day!   Total preparation time: 35 minutes Yield: 12 muffins Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (4-5 bananas) + 1 extra banana, sliced 3 cups […]

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Quinoa Chocolate Banana Breakfast

Chocolate for breakfast? Raw cocoa mixed with quinoa for essential amino acids and protein, this recipe will keep you satiated till lunch. Now that’s the perfect start to the day!   Preparation time: 25 minutes                                              Yields: 2 bowls Ingredients 1/2 cup quinoa 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, divided 1/2 cup water 1 banana, 1/2 mashed, 1/2 cut […]


Balance….Is it a Myth?

Balance is a sticky subject among many people. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, classes, hobbies—plus, big desires to improve our health. How can one possibly balance so many things? I’m going to let you in on a little secret here: You can’t. “Harmony” is an easier goal than balance. Harmony means everything is […]

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Green smoothie

Drinking a green smoothie is a good way to incorporate greens into your daily diet. Ingredients 1 cup (filtered) water 2 cups chopped kale (or spinach) 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce 2 celery stalks halved 1 large pear or apple (remove core and seeds) 1 banana 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice Directions Place water, lettuce, spinach, and […]

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Not spiritual? you can still meditate

Meditation is the practice of taking a break from our daily activity and quieting the mind’s thoughts. But like playing golf or making the perfect boiled egg, meditation sounds a lot easier than it actually is. After all, you just sit there with your eyes closed—until, inevitably, you can’t stop thinking about your endless to-do […]