Healthy Snacks

Sleepy Time Cherry Smoothie Recipe

Sleepy Time Cherry Smoothie Recipe

Sleepy Time Cherry Smoothie Recipe

This Sleepy Time Cherry Smoothie Recipe is made with tart cherry juice - an ingredient that contains Melatonin, and has been proven to help you sleep better. Plus, it just happens to taste pretty great too!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of pure tart cherry juice, unsweetened

  • 1 cup of coconut milk or almond milk

  • ½ banana (frozen adds a bit more texture)

  • 2-3 ice cubes

Chocolate with Superfoods Recipe

Chocolate with Superfoods Recipe

Chocolate with Superfoods Recipe

If you ask any of my clients, I never shy away from treats and snacks- as long as they are healthy! This chocolate with superfoods recipe is just that. It hits the spot if you have a sweet craving, and has some really good for you ingredients, plus its YUMMY!

You can tweak the ingredients to your taste and if you have other healthy ideas to toss in, then go for it! 

 

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake.

While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One - they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I don’t necessarily agree with them either.

We all know sugar is NOT a health food. It isn’t full of nutrition, and excess consumption is not associated with great health.

The problem is that sugar is everywhere. It’s naturally occurring. It’s also added to just about every processed food there is. And this “added sugar” is a factor in many chronic diseases we see today. Sugar is inflammatory. Too much is associated with weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and cavities. Too much sugar is a huge health risk, no matter how you look at it.

So let’s talk about how much sugar is “too much.”

Power Snacks

Power Snacks

Power Snacks

Imagine you can choose between two snacks. Both are crunchy and tasty. One of them will make you stronger, happier and fuel your brain power. The other will make you weaker, slower and may reduce your immunity.

Which Snack Would You Choose?

Store-bought and packaged snacks, chips, crisps, cookies, chocolate bars and candy are snacks that sap your power despite our thinking they boost energy with a “sugar high”. It can be hard not to choose them. They are fun, and hit the taste sensors! But they are often full of sugar and chemicals that cause havoc in your body and destroy your health.

The good news is that snacks can be fun and tasty, while still being healthy. Even better, they are full of vitamins and other great things you need for a strong body and mind that ages gracefully.