April 16, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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This is one of my favorite fall drinks.  Er...desserts. No need to drive through and shell out five bucks when you can whip this up in no time at home!     … [Read more...]

Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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You may remember the time when I loved was addicted to vanilla coffee creamer.  Of course, not this healthy, homemade version, but the store-bought version full of high fructose corn syrup and 50 other things that aren't good for humans to consume.  I completely let that habit go when I committed to 42 Days to Fit, and can honestly say that several of those first pounds I shed (I lost 8 the … [Read more...]

Mocha Frappuccino

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I know.  The whipped cream looks a little deflated here.  And there is a very special reason for that.  You see, we have this one blonde-headed boy who plays soccer who LOVES whipped cream.  Like...straight out of the can.  I had bought the can several days prior to the day I was going to be needing it for these mocha fraps that we all love. That was my first mistake.  Over the past … [Read more...]

Super Smoothies

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Unbelievably delicious and SO nutritious, this smoothie can completely replace a breakfast or lunch!  Or, enjoy as a mid-day pick-me-up,energizing kind of snack.  We love to make a pitcher full at lunch or  mid-afternoon just before soccer  or baseball practice. Picky eaters?  This is the perfect smoothie for sneaking in raw spinach or fruits they don't normally eat, carrots, cabbage, you … [Read more...]

Green Tea


Boost Your Immune System with Green Tea Green tea has been used for centuries for its amazing health benefits. Among myriad advantages for drinking tea, both black and green tea are proven to prevent both influenza A and B, as well as the common cold virus. Studies have shown that using a green tea gargle twice daily can reduce your susceptibility to flu by up to 87%!  WOW! Such a … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shake

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This is a great summertime treat!!  Three ingredients, simple, easy.....and made right in your kitchen! … [Read more...]

Caramel Frappuccino


Save your four bucks that will feed a child in Africa for a week and make your caramel frappuccino at home.  So easy and it tastes absolutely every bit as delicious as your local Starbucks! You'll definitely want to make a full pitcher, because everyone around you will want some of this.   Love, … [Read more...]

Peach Berry Smoothie


You can pack a ton of fruit into a smoothie! And these boys LOVE them! No, Levi's finger isn't turning blue and purple and about to fall off.  He just colors himself for fun. Fun for him.  Not for me, so much. Back to the smoothies..... I found a big bag of ORGANIC frozen peaches for a great price at Costco the other day and of course, I bought it.  As you probably know, organic … [Read more...]

Apple Carrot Grape Juice

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I know, I know, it mostly looks like just carrot juice, but trust me.....those apples and grapes are in there. Why in the world would one juice, you say, when you can buy the pre-bottled stuff in the store? Well, that's a great question! Juicing is a wonderful way to get fresh, wonderful vitamins and nutrients, from a variety of fruits and vegetables, in a quick, delicious, and powerful … [Read more...]

Our Family’s Favorite Smoothie

Throw in a blender: frozen organic strawberries one fresh banana some organic vanilla yogurt some orange strawberry banana juice or orange or apple juice a little ice Blend til smooth, adding more of your favorites to your taste and enjoy with a straw! You can always switch up the recipe with blueberries, peaches, pineapple, whatever berries... Whatever you like. For an extra health punch, … [Read more...]