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

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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

Winner, winner, vegetarian dinner 

This quick meal was a win/win of easy and healthy.

Brown rice (made in my rice cooker) topped with Black beans (I used Simple Truth Organic sold at Kroger) that I doctored up with Onion, Green pepper, Tomato, Pablano peppers, and Cilantro.

Served with sliced Avocado and Green onions adding a dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce.
To Your Health!

~V

🌮🌯 TACOS 🌯🌮

Did you just say, “Mmmm, Yes! Tacos!” ? 

When you think of tacos, do you think “junk food” ? As in that tacos are not ‘allowed’ , they’re not healthy…?

If so, you’d be wrong! Tacos, made with the right ingredients 

can be incredibly healthy and also a great way to add lots and lots of quality protein and vegetables.

I add variety by filling whole wheat tortillas with Black beans, Black or brown rice, Onion, Tomato, Avacado, Cucumber, Corn, Raddish, Peppers, and Cilantro for a tasty dinner.

I also like to make my own 

Garden Salsa with fresh ingredients from my garden – or whatever my neighbor kicks down from his 😉 
Pair it with a nutrient rich 

Pina Colada smoothie – Banana, Pineapple, Kale, Flaxseed and Coconut milk – and you never, ever have to sacrifice eating tacos again.

Happy Cinco De Mayo 

To Your Health!

~V

Yoga, food, & gratitude…

After a nice, *challenging Progressive Vinyasa class at Community Yoga, I’m treating my body and my tastebuds to this flavor explosion Over Night Oats topped with Nectarines, Banana, & Blueberries.
In itself, practicing Yoga is one beneficial regime!

When complemented with the healthy food habits, it can really create wonders. In fact, eating the right food is an essential part of living a Yogic life.
To make Over Night Oats simply mix in an airtight glass jar;
1 cup Old Fashioned or Steel cut Oats
2 cups Almond/Soy/or Coconut Milk
2-3 TBS Chia seeds
*fruit and/or nuts(butter) of your choice like; banana, almond butter,natural peanut butter, strawberries, blueberries, peaches etc…
Mix well and refrigerated to liquid is absorbed (2-3 hrs or overnight) Then top with your favorite healthy toppings.
To Your Health!
~V
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Comfort food meets complete nutrition 

Tonight’s no hassle dinner of slow roasted Pork with Tomato, Onion, & Garlic served with steamed Broccoli and Quinoa is not only warm and filling, it’s packed full of nutrients.

#protein#grains#greens
To Your Health!

~V

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