OH, YEAAHH! *Healthy* Kool Aid!

Summer means increasing your water intake. I often liven up boring water; avoiding sugar filled sports drinks and artificial water flavor enhancers, with an herbal infused sun tea.

Today, I stopped by my local food co-op and picked up a loose leaf, fruit blend tea in bulk to try!

This one contains Red Raspberry Leaf, Hibiscus, Orange & Lemon Peel, Rose Hips, and Lemongrass.

I swear it takes me back to my youth – chugging a glass of Kool-Aid after running thru the sprinkler all day..


To Your Health!

~V

My Mom Always Told Me to “Eat Your Vegetables.” sooo….

I wrapped them in Steak!

I’m always intimidated by those popular cooking videos on social media, but this weekend, I pulled one off!


In a Teriyaki marinated Flank steak, I wrapped sliced Red pepper, Zucchini, Red onion, Carrot, and Asparagus secured with toothpicks and grilled 

about 5-7 minutes each side, brushing on the leftover marinade for a glazed finish.

You can find the full recipe HERE.

To Your Health!

~V

Recipe: Summer Thirst Quencher *healthy!

This summer, why not quench your thirst with my recipe for an all natural, healthy, and homemade Electrolyte Drink?

It’s featured HERE on the Institute For Integrative Nutrition’s Alumni Recipe Blog. 

To Your Health!

~V

bal·ance 

bal·ance 

a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

I teach health and wellbeing using the concept of ‘Primary Food’ – *the food that feeds our soul as being our true path to health and wellbeing – how the Quality of our relationships, Career satisfaction, Daily movement & fitness, and Sense of spirituality; feeling connected to nature, community, etc.. truly effects our overall wellness.

That’s why I created my 1,2,3, Vitality – Three months to health, wellness, and vitality program.
In 6 sessions we will navigate the contradictory world of health and nutrition, giving you a clear plan for simple and do-able practices to support your wellbeing and healthy lifestyle. 

You can read the program details HERE

And, in the meantime, get daily inspiration on my Instagram page.
To Your Health!

~V

Spice brings new life to meals.

Experimenting with a variety of spices and vegetables can bring new (healthy) life to any meal.

I usually serve a chicken dish at least once a week – if not more. I’ve found using different seasoning, paired with the myriad rainbow of vegetables keeps dinners new and fresh. 

For example and currently roasting in my  oven; 

2 Chicken breasts seasoned (to taste) and seared in 

Salt & Pepper, 

Onion Powder, 

Paprika,

 and Cumin 

topped with sliced  

1 Onion, 

2-3 Garlic cloves

1 Tomato, 

and 1/2 a Poblano pepper.

Bake 350F for 30-45 minutes 

Serve with a big green salad.
To Your Health!

~V

🍊A glass of chilled grapefruit juice, especially in winter, helps seriously boost your levels of Vitamin C🍊

I’m so happy that Grapefruit juice was on sale at my grocery this week – As one of the most hydrating fruits in the world made up of 91% water (just below watermelon) and full of important electrolytes, grapefruit and/or grapefruit juice is a great snack to have on hand to prevent dehydration while giving you 64% of daily recommend Vitamin C, giving your immune system a real boost.
To Your Health!

~V

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Easy, healthy snacking 

I don’t know about you but, when I start to get hungry and need a snack, I want something fast and easy (and healthy too).

I hope you’ll enjoy one of my favorites – it takes two minutes!
Cucumber slices

1 TBS Organic (with the Mother) Apple Cider Vinegar

Dash of Cayenne
To Your Health!

~V

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