Author Archives: Nicole Andrews

Hot and Sour Miso Soup

I love this soup! It is so nourishing on so many levels. Just make sure to purchase organic, non-GMO, fermented miso. I used red miso for this one. Ingredients  8-10 shitake mushrooms 2 stalks bok.. Continue Reading


energy balls

Protein Energy Balls…A Delicious and Nutritious Snack!

One of my favorite snacks to eat are energy balls. These tasty little treats can satisfy a sweet craving, a hunger pang or even a quick breakfast on the go! The possibilities are endless really… Continue Reading


healthy cravings

Best snacks to pick when cravings hit!

Cravings!!!!! We ALL have them. If you don’t, your lying. Do you give yourself permission to indulge in unhealthy options when your cravings hit? If I did, I would be in trouble that’s for sure… Continue Reading


tonics

IMMUNE BOOSTING TONICS TO INCLUDE

There are so many wonderful things we can do for our health and well being. And these days, with the odds against us- we need to be doing everything we can in order to keep.. Continue Reading


food mood connection

CAN FOOD AFFECT YOUR MOOD?

Did you know you know that eating that piece of cake or pie can make you tired or depressed and that eating more veggies can fill you with energy and vitality?  A change of diet can.. Continue Reading


detox

What a true detox is and what it’s not

There are so many “detox” programs, products and ideas out there today, it can be confusing to identify which one would truly be helpful for us. Is there a definition of what a detox truly.. Continue Reading


natural lemonade

Luscious Lemonade

I live in sunny South Florida and it’s just plain hot here 90% of the time! Occasionally,  it’s nice to have something to drink other than water for that thirst quenching, refreshing “treat” without the.. Continue Reading


roasted chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas -Many ways!

Feel like snacking on something crunchy but don’t want to keep eating processed foods like chips and pretzels? Roasted chickpeas are a perfect option!   MAKES 3 SERVINGS   1-1/2 cups organic garbanzo beans, cooked.. Continue Reading


hiit

Top 5 Reasons to try HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Have you heard of high intensity interval training? Basically what it means is any activity where you alternate between bursts of intensity with less intense activity or rest. You may be thinking to yourself –.. Continue Reading


green smoothie

Greenie Colada Smoothie

SERVES 1 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks 1/2 cup coconut water + 3/4 cup filtered water 1/5 avocado 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil 1 serving plant protein powder 2-3 cups greens (spinach, kale, or chard) 1.. Continue Reading


Are you toxic? Read on to find out…

If you haven’t noticed, the world we live and breathe in today is not the same world we lived in one hundred (or even fifty) years ago. Industrial farming, the burning of fossil fuels, genetic modification, overuse.. Continue Reading


almond milk

Easy Homemade Almond Milk

Most commercial almond and other nut milks are loaded with sketchy ingredients such as carrageenan and other additives. You can solve this problem easily by making your OWN! I used to think it looked so.. Continue Reading


night eating

Halt Nighttime Snacking with these Simple Steps

Late night snacking is something we are all guilty of! But why can some people control it better than others? Is it really that bad? How do we get rid of the urge for nighttime.. Continue Reading


dark chocolate

5 Benefits of dark chocolate

It seems almost like a double entendre. Chocolate good for us? Well in fact, dark chocolate has been shown to cause a number of health benefits. Now I’m not talking about the kind of chocolate.. Continue Reading


weight loss tips

20 weight loss tips we should all know

There are many things to do in order to shed that excess weight. True and long term weight-loss is never accomplished through a quick fix remedy to eating poorly and it is most certainly not.. Continue Reading


intermittent fasting

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting seems to be the new buzzword lately. Intermittent fasting is not a diet but rather in eating pattern. It’s making a conscious decision to stop eating at certain time and start eating at.. Continue Reading


weight plateau

BLAST THROUGH THAT WEIGHT PLATEAU

If you’ve ever been on a weight-loss program you are familiar with that unfortunate few weeks of a weight plateau. There are many reasons why people cannot bust through this plateau. Unfortunately, some people even.. Continue Reading


exercise routine

Balance Your Workouts

One of the hardest things to do, aside from just getting into the habit of being active on a regular basis, is mixing up your workout routine. It’s important to vary our workout routine for.. Continue Reading


pumpkin chia pudding

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

This time of year I love me some pumpkin! Here’s a great dessert that’s not only free from gluten, dairy, soy, corn and those other inflammatory foods- it also contains NO REFINED SUGAR! Hope you.. Continue Reading


healthy kids snacks

38 HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS

If you have kids, you know how hard it can be to get them to eat healthy foods. Snacks can be a great remedy. Instead of trying to force them to eat their veggies at.. Continue Reading


tips to prevent weight gain after kicking the habit

Smokers weigh less because smoking depresses the appetite for certain foods, while quitters, whose appetites are not suppressed, gain weight because they take in more calories. Smoking also affects digestion. Smoking increases the passage of.. Continue Reading


turmeric milk

Hot Turmeric “Milk”

In Florida, we don’t have “cold snaps”. We have maybe a few weeks of cooler weather. Wha-Wha. So in order to make ourselves feel like we have seasons here, we have to adjust our food.. Continue Reading


include beauty foods

Beauty Foods to Include Daily

Let’s face it. We all want to stay young forever, right? Well, young-looking anyway! Our diet can have a profound effect on our skin and how prone we are to develop age spots and wrinkles… Continue Reading


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