Archives for December 2015

Write Your Reverse Bucket List

2016 is right around the corner and with that comes thoughts of the future, plans, ideas, goals and dreams…maybe even some resolutions.  But before I even get into that, I like to reflect on the year that’s passed.  I like to reflect on my life from as far back as I can remember, right up to this very moment, and write down my Reverse Bucket List. A Reverse Bucket List is a list of all of your achievements, successes and accomplishments.  They don’t have to be milestone achievements either.  Just begin by making a list of all the stuff you’ve

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Banana Bread: Gluten-free & Dairy-Free

I had a bunch of ripe bananas that needed to go to use, so I whipped up some banana bread last night.  This easy recipe is a winner!   INGREDIENTS: 4 eggs (or use flax/chia egg substitute for vegan) 2 cups very ripe mashed bananas (I used 5 or 6 bananas) 1 cup sugar (I used coconut sugar – it’s lower glycemic index) ½ cup unsweetened applesauce ⅓ cup coconut oil 2  cups brown rice flour  (used Bob’s Red Mill brand) 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp sea salt I also added a tbsp. each of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice

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Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

  I am so hooked on Vegan Shakeology.  I start each morning with my superfoods!  It makes such a huge difference in my day when I have it and I always notice if I skip it!  Sometimes I add a scoop to my morning oatmeal and other times I just blend it up in the Vitamix with some frozen banana and water. I’ve definitely tried my share of protein powders but Shakeology is a total wellness drink!  It covers the plant protein, the super greens, superfoods, probiotics, vitamins/minerals…it’s basically my health insurance.  I know once I have it, I’m covered

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Raw Zucchini Pasta

I love pasta but I don’t like the heavy feeling I get from eating pasta.  It’s also not as packed with nutrients, as say, vegetables, so zucchini pasta is the perfect solution! All you need is a handy dandy spiral slicer (I use the Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Slicer) and you can turn veggies into pasta-like strands!       Zucchini “pasta” is packed with nutrients and doesn’t leave you with that heavy feeling.  It’s light and refreshing! You can make it into a hearty meal by adding additional veggies as toppings, along with avocado for a healthy fat!  Sometimes

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