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Very Berry Basil Smoothie

The inspiration for this recipe comes from… our VERY happy indoor basil plant!

Smiling? Or munching on some basil?

Do you know that basil is surprisingly delicious when mixed with fruit? I first discovered it when I used to make this orange basil smoothie by FullyRawKristina, check out her video below:


The Healthiest Homemade Hot Chocolate!

Temperatures are in the single digits, the sky seems to constantly be gray, snow is falling.

With this winter weather, nothing beats cozy blankets, fuzzy socks, glowing candles, and… your hands wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate!

Of course I would want to make a healthier version of your typical hot chocolate. Why do […]

Greena Pina Colada

Is there anything more refreshing than a pina colada on a hot summer day? Pina coladas from restaurants tend to be sickly sweet, and kind of tastes like sunscreen. Not exactly light and refreshing!

This smoothie is inspired by pina coladas, with the classic coconut and pineapple combo, but of course I added greens, making […]

Unbeatable Beet Juice

Beets are one of the foods that have really grown on me! I don’t think I had beets at all while growing up. And these are one of the foods that we didn’t try to grow this year, in our garden. So, when I saw some gorgeous beets and beet greens (you better not be […]

DIY “Vitamin Water”

I know I’m not the only one who used to think that VitaminWater was a healthy alternative to other beverages. It was totally marketed as healthier, and even the name itself made it seem like a much better choice than a soda. What was left out of the marketing claims was the massive amount of […]

Mango Lime Creamer

How was your Mother’s Day?! I feel like I truly have the best of both worlds, having my mom around, and being a mom, myself. At the same time, I am painfully aware of how hard this is for some of my friends, who have lost their mom, a child, or miscarried. It makes […]

Sweet Potato Sunrise Juice

This morning we are snowed in, and all the schools are closed! We actually didn’t get as much as expected, but it is definitely a winter wonderland out there! This calls for making your own sunshine, don’t you think?

My juicing slows down in the winter, because there just isn’t the abundance of fresh vegetables […]

‘Tis the Season… To Pump and Dump?

I’m about a third of the way through my course to become a breastfeeding counselor, and not only have I found it fascinating, but I find that the science backs up what probably at one time (when everyone breastfed) was common sense. My current example is drinking and nursing. I have heard the phrase “pump […]

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee, Two Ways

My mom finally tried the Pumpkin Millet bowl I posted last year around this time (and loved it). She said I needed to do another pumpkin recipe. Yes, ma’am!

With all the cold brew staring at me from the fridge, and Kevin’s plea as he walked out the door for an appointment, “If you […]

Better-Than-Starbucks Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Even with a teething babe who wakes up multiple times a night, I’m still not a coffee drinker. Never have been. So, when I actually liked this cold brew coffee I made for my husband, I knew it was a win!

Cold brew seems to have become trendy, and when I saw the price in […]