Anti-inflammatory Diet

What is chronic inflammation, and why should we care? Acute inflammation is something I think we are all familiar with, you get a cut and then there is redness or swelling or sometimes even heat around the wound. Chronic inflammation is far more complicated, and I will explain it as simply as I can. Essentially, inflammation is the body fighting off toxins in the body….so why is that bad? Well, when bacteria, viruses or toxins enter our body our blood releases cells called ma

Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Praise the Lord for cauliflower rice. The once forgotten vegetable is making an incredible comeback, and I am really grateful for it. One of the easiest things I make is a cauliflower stir fry, it is cheap and easy to make. I can throw virtually anything in there and it tastes delicious. This most recent dish I made was with, mushrooms, tomato, spinach,  and fresh chopped garlic. If you want you can add tofu or any protein you prefer as well. 6 oz of sliced mushrooms 1 handfu

Chia Seed “Banana Bread” Pudding

My 21 Day Detox is over, and my sweet tooth is a savage, so instead of hitting up the ice cream I made this chia seed pudding. I am still trying to stay away from too much dairy, so this was perrrrrrfect. It tastes just like banana bread, which is one of my favorite treats. This recipe only took ten minutes! 1/4 cup Chia seeds 1/2 cup oats 1/2 banana 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut blend milk (you can use any type of milk) Dash of tur

21 Day Detox : Week 3

And so the last week begins. The last week is certainly the most difficult. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day. You may snack on raw fruits and veggies in between your smoothies. In the morning you will have the breakfast smoothie. Then for lunch and dinner, you will have the carrot-apple smoothie from week 2. I ended up losing 11 pounds while doing this detox. It was not my intention going into the detox, although it was a nice surprise. I ate as m

21 Day Detox : Week 2

Alright folks, here is week 2. I was a little nervous about this dinner smoothie, but I really like it! If you like carrot juice you will like it too, its actually really tasty. The second week brings us into an all uncooked plant-based diet.  You have your breakfast smoothie in the morning and then a salad for lunch and tons of veggies, nuts and fruits for snack throughout the day. Then you have the dinner smoothie last. This portion the detox is preparing your body for week

21 Day Detox : Week 1

21 Day Detox Stage I – The Plant-Based Diet In the first week of the cleanse you will be encouraged to consume a plant-based diet. A move away from animal products will decrease the harmful exposure to toxins by as much as 50%. Stage II – The Live-Food Diet In the second week of the cleanse you will be encouraged to consume a raw (uncooked) plant-based diet. A move away from cooked and processed foods will decrease stress on the major digestive organs and the supplements pr

Green Smoothies help curb hunger

I usually wake up around 6am, have a cup of coffee (black) on my way to the gym and then train clients until 10am. I come home and make this green protein shake as my first meal of the day. I try and give myself a 12 hour window of no food, starting from my dinner the night before to my breakfast the next day. This fasting per Here’s the recipe : 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon slivered almonds 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1/2 cup spinach 1 teaspoon mat

Green Smoothies help curb hunger

I usually wake up around 6am, have a cup of coffee (black) on my way to the gym and then train clients until 10am. I come home and make this green protein shake as my first meal of the day. I try and give myself a 12 hour window of no food, starting from my dinner the night before to my breakfast the next day. This fasting per Here’s the recipe : 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon slivered almonds 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1/2 cup spinach 1 teaspoon mat

Eggplant bacon. I’m sorry, what?!

Ahhhh bacon. Beautiful bacon. Obviously it tastes good on literally everything. You can add it to your sandwich, your salad, omelet- it even pairs with chocolate. But is there ever a comparable substitute ? NO! I’m not gonna lie to you. BUT, I found a yummy alternative, one thats healthier. The eggplant just became more to me than a dirty emoji. Eggplant bacon, yep you heard that right. At first I was pretty skeptical, but it’s honestly really tasty. Give it a go. I like simp

Eggplant bacon. I’m sorry, what?!

Ahhhh bacon. Beautiful bacon. Obviously it tastes good on literally everything. You can add it to your sandwich, your salad, omelet- it even pairs with chocolate. But is there ever a comparable substitute ? NO! I’m not gonna lie to you. BUT, I found a yummy alternative, one thats healthier. The eggplant just became more to me than a dirty emoji. Eggplant bacon, yep you heard that right. At first I was pretty skeptical, but it’s honestly really tasty. Give it a go. I like simp