These chia seed recipes are very similar to drinks sold in health food stores. Mama Chia and Synergy Kombucha are two of them.  They are wonderful, but very expensive, and a lot of them are loaded with sugar.  This post will show you how to make these drinks yourself.  Rather than making them with commercial […]

4 juice recipes for clearer skin


Let’s face it: juicing and smoothies are the health craze that’s taking over the country right now. From juice cleanses to the world embracing the powers of a great green juice, the country is starting to take notice that a healthy smoothie once a day can brighten your outlook, slim your waistline and save you from […]

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie


This is a fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color and a rich, creamy texture. VERY filling, and perfect for people in a rush in the morning. You don’t have to give up a good breakfast when it’s this fast to make! I use vitamin fortified soy milk. Ingredients Recipe makes 2 servings 1 cup soy […]



My friend Susanah is tall, leggy, and beautiful. You could try to hate her for that but she’s just so down to earth and nice, it’s impossible NOT to like her. She also happens to be That Organic Girl. At first I didn’t know if we could be friends. I obviously do not buy all organic unless there are organic […]

Homemade Hot Chocolate – dairy and sugar free


{I love making my own healthy versions of processed foods like chocolate chips, white chocolate chips,taco seasoning, ketchup, salad dressing, and even taco shells. Today’s recipe from Candida Free Candeeis for dairy and sugar-free homemade hot chocolate which is so much better for you than the packaged brands.  Perfect for cooler weather, though I would personally love it all year round!} […]

4 Homemade Detox Smoothies to Cleanse Your System


Detox smoothies are a delicious way to detox, and one of the best detox drinks to add to your daily routine. To detox the body you need to feed it foods that help it purge itself, while at the same time provide it with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at its best. […]

Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Garlic and Lemon Drink


I know I’ve been focusing on colds a lot here, but this winter has been horrible-I feel like every other week I am sniffling and coughing. For some reason there have been a number of highly contagious bugs flying around that nobody can seem to avoid. I revisit this topic because winter decided to drag itself on […]

Drink Your Way To Weight Loss


If you find yourself in a struggle to lose weight, some common foods in your cupboard or fridge can help you fight your battle. Being overweight, whether by five pounds or by 50, can have serious health consequences as it can lead to heart disease, diabetes and even certain types of cancer, according to the […]

Strawberry Banana Drinks


If you’re tired of drinking the same old strawberry drinks all over again (which I don’t believe you do), then try these recipes with bananas and other fruits. The banana will thicken and sweeten your strawberry drinks without adding any sugar. With one big glass of banana shake you can stay full for hours. This makes them a perfect […]

3 Healthy Drinks for Summer


As summer arrives with it’s oppressive temperatures, beat the heat by staying well hydrated. Water is the better beverage choice for staying hydrated, but plain water can get boring. Try these fun and healthy drinks to stay well hydrated at the pool, in the backyard or wherever the summer takes you. Strawberry-Basil Water Infused waters […]



I have to admit, I’ve been enjoying this mildly warm summer. On the news last night, they were discussing how we’ve only managed to reach 90 degrees in New York City three times this summer, with a huge headline flashed across the screen saying, “Where’s summer?” They went on to mention how the farmer’s almanac was […]

Super DETOX Green Cleansing Smoothie


If you’re familiar with my site at all, you’ve probably heard me mention My Morning Smoothie about a dozen times at least. It’s a staple in my new whole foods lifestyle and the most important one at that. And for the past 8 months I haven’t strayed from that recipe- until now. I don’t know why or really […]



Find yourself needing a vitamin boost? Below are the recipes and directions of my five signature colour-free, sugar-free and bpa plastic free alkaline vitamin waters.  Enjoy these combinations or get inspired to make your own!! It simple, cheap and easy way to get your vitamins in a delicious and hydrating way. *Note, these combinations still […]

Dessert For Breakfast Is a Go With This Thin Mint Smoothie


If you’re craving a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone or a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, blend up this smoothie recipe from Julianne Hough instead. Just like these classic treats, her smoothie offers the classic blend of mint and chocolate you’re craving but can easily stand in for a healthy breakfast! Greek yogurt […]

Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe


It’s so easy to use my Vitamix to make smoothies. Lots and lots of yummy fruity goodness. So I stepped outside of the box. A little bit. I still used fruit, but I told myself I had to make something else, despite the fact that there are THOUSANDS of different smoothie combinations. So I made […]

Green Smoothie


I drink this every. single. morning. It is officially a habit I refuse to break. More addicting than coffee. Okay, now I’m just sounding crazy… but I swear I’m not. Green smoothies are where it’s at, I’m tellin’ ya. I fully believe that my new morning ritual is 99% responsible for the success of my […]

Recipe: Strawberry Basil Sangria


  Unlike many sangrias, this one is designed to showcase the wine, not cover it up. Made with Cline Cellar’s Cool Climate Chardonnay, this sangria is crisp and refreshing. I added basil to this recipe for a few reasons but mostly to give the drink a clean finish. And unlike most sangria, where the recipe […]

Jalapeno Lemonade


You’re gonna want to put your mouth on this, trust me. Yah, yah… that’s what she said; got it. But seriously, this jalapeno lemonade is spicy, tart and refreshing, making it perfect for the up and coming warm weather. Ingredients 8 Lemons 8 Limes 3 Cups Sugar 5 Cups Water 5 Jalapeño Peppers Yield: 8 servings […]

Watermelon Vodka Rickeys


If I were to become as committed to the world of drinks as the universe of food, I’d choose to obsess over cocktails. I don’t have the encyclopedic memory needed to become an expert in wine. I’ll drink pretty much any beer from Bud to double bocks, which makes me far too un-picky to be a […]