Add More Greens to Your Diet!

Did you know that less than 7% of Americans are eating their recommended daily servings of vegetables?

That number is staggering to me.

As a Nutritionist, I recommend a high intake of fresh vegetables – both cooked and raw. With today’s busy schedules, work travel, finicky eaters, etc – reaching and optimal amount can be a challenge.

While there is no substitute for eating your vegetables, you can give your diet a boost by using a powdered greens product.
My personal favorite is PHresh Greens.

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Just 1tsp of Phresh Greens provides 3-4 servings of vegetables. Think about all of those added nutrients.

Just add it to water, juice or your favorite smoothie! pHresh Products™ pHresh greens® Raw Alkalizing Superfood is made with 16 raw ingredients that were carefully selected for their highly alkalizing properties. It is a full spectrum alkalizing superfood blend of energy rich vegetables, cereal grasses and sea algaes. pHresh greens® is highly bio-available and provides your body with a rich natural source of vitamins, trace minerals, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients beneficial to health. It is also made with True Intention ensuring that you will get all the ingredients’ nutritional benefits without any harmful chemicals, additives, preservatives or fillers. Its all natural organic ingredients have been carefully slow dried to help retain its life energy. pHresh greens® is made from the natural produce itself, thus ensuring you are getting the vital nutrients of the ingredients from a natural state, it’s just like harvesting produce from your own organic vegetable garden!*

  • Non-GMO and Non-Irradiated.*
  • No Yeast, Nuts, Soy, or Animal Products.*
  • No Herbicides, Pesticides or Synthetic Chemicals.*
  • No Preservatives, Artificial Colors, Flavors, Sweeteners or Sugars.*
  • Gluten Free*
  • Contains no Egg, Wheat, Dairy or Caffeine*
  • BPA Free*

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Why Raw Green Superfood?

Super foods by definition are foods that are nutritionally dense, high in fiber and are believed to help fight disease and increase longevity. Green superfoods are foods with outstanding qualities that are high in chlorophyll content. Most green superfoods are the ones you’ll find in nature that don’t require any kind of processing or refining there by keeping them in a raw green superfood state. You’ve probably heard of superfoods, but may not know what makes them so “super”. Loaded with essential nutrients that enhance energy, fight disease and help detoxify. Green superfoods is a term usually used to describe young cereal grasses such as wheat grass, barley grass, oat grass, as well as spirulina, chlorella, collards, broccoli, kale and other leafy vegetables. A diet comprised of green superfoods enables grass-eating animals to continually maintain their weight, strength, and vibrant health. Raw green superfoods are among the world’s most nutrient-rich, dense and beneficial foods on Earth. A quality green supplement is a concentrated power source of important phyto-nutrients (live sun energy) and the minerals, vitamins, fiber, enzymes, carotenoids, and antioxidants which have been stripped from most modern foods of today. Raw green superfoods are rich in chlorophyll, often called the ‘blood’ of plants. It has the same molecular structure of human blood with the exception of its center atom, which is magnesium based rather than iron.*

What makes this product better than other greens on the market?

pHresh greens® is:

  • Made with all organic ingredients*
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  • Naturally balanced source of antioxidants, B-vitamins, carotenoids, phytonutrients, enzymes and dietary fiber*
  • Great for detoxifying and cleansing*
  • Complete raw food with powerful antioxidants*
  • Alkaline green vegetables, cereal grasses and sea algaes, all help to balance pH levels

Enjoy this delicious Blueberry smoothie recipe!

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  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp Phresh Greens

Toss ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and enjoy!

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Vitamix Personal Blender – Discount

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Looking for a high speed blender designed for tight spaces and people on the go – that is built to last?

Look no further than the Vitamix S3o.

Vitamix® Introduces the S30, a Versatile, Portable Machine Offering High-Performance Blending

Vitamix, a world leader in professional-grade blending equipment for home and commercial use, presents the S30—the first high-performance, personal blender from the brand trusted by consumers and professional chefs alike.

Featuring the versatility and durability that are synonymous with the Vitamix name, the S30 offers a sleek, compact design that allows users to easily create smaller batches and individual servings and streamlines everyday kitchen tasks. Equipped with two perfectly sized containers for individuals and small families plus a lightweight base, the S30 makes it simple to quickly blend and take recipes to go.

The small but mighty S30 boasts a powerful 790-watt motor, metal drive system and the signature laser-cut, stainless-steel blades—a staple of Vitamix machines. The result is a smoother blend, even with tough ingredients. The machine also gives users control over blending, with a Variable Speed Control and a Pulse feature to effortlessly create a variety of textures.

Designed to perform like no other, the efficient S30 comes with two unique, shatter-resistant, BPA-free containers. Users can choose the right one for the task at hand, making it simple to prepare individual servings of smoothies and juices, quickly chop vegetables, grind grains and produce smaller batches of soups, sauces, vinaigrettes, frozen desserts and more. An interlock ensures the container is securely in place before starting the machine. The 20-ounce double insulated beverage cup quickly blends single-serving recipes and becomes an instant travel cup—perfect for most cup holders—with a flip-top lid.  Its double-insulated material maintains temperatures while on the go. The 40-ounce container offers fast processing, a mess-free pour and the versatility to create single and double servings of favorite Vitamix recipes.

The removable blade base on the S30 makes it safe and easy to extract thicker creations, like peanut butter and dips. For added convenience, both containers, as well as the tamper and blade base, are top rack dishwasher-safe.

“We have created the ideal machine for the on-the-go fitness enthusiast, the home chef who wants to produce small batches of sauces or dips, and the family who wants to make their own personal blends with minimal clean-up,” said Karen Haefling, vice president of marketing, Vitamix. “With the introduction of the S30, we’re redefining the personal blender by combining convenience and portability with the power and versatility Vitamix machines are known for. The S30 is adaptable enough to help create every meal of the day, yet small enough to accompany you anywhere.”

Because of its smaller stature, the S30 can conveniently be stored in or under kitchen cabinets and the containers fit easily on refrigerator shelves. This machine is also perfect for the gym, office, vacation home, business trip… or anywhere there is a need for personal blending.

Use coupon coupon code 06-008081 to save $25 at check out.

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Benefits of Green Smoothies

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Eat your vegetables! Our mom’s have been telling us that for years, right? But lets face it, most Americans are not eating near the amount of veggies that they should be. Blending up a healthy, delicious smoothie is a great way to pack greens and other nutritious vegetables and fruits into your diet (especially those that you may not enjoy eating on a regular basis). Smoothies also a great way to sneak veggies into your kids’ diet – we all know how picky kids can be when it comes to veggies!

Eating a well balanced, plant based diet is definitely one the most powerful things you can do for your health. Research has shown that people who eat plant-based diets have lower weight, reduced risk of chronic diseases, better nutrient intake, and better management of chronic health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

By taking simple steps, like consuming more fresh vegetables you can start to experience those benefits.

Blending up a green smoothie for your breakfast every morning is a great way to start you day. Think about it – you’re giving your body a blast of phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber. I promise, that green smoothie is going to keep you energized and full til lunchtime. It’s the perfect “grab & go” breakfast.

Without a doubt the healthiest smoothies are the ones that contain greens. 

I recommend making smoothies that are loaded with leafy greens and only a small amount of fruit. The biggest mistake that people make when making smoothies, is using too much fruit. Too much fruit can cause spikes in your blood sugar. A good rule of thumb is no more than one serving of fruit in your smoothie. For example, 1 serving of berries is 1 cup. A serving a pineapple is 1/2 cup, due to it’s higher sugar content.

 

This recipe is one of my favorites – even my kids love it!

 

Blueberry Almond Spinach

2 tablespoons almond butter

1/2 banana (preferably frozen)

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

3 cups spinach

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

 

Add all ingredients to your Vitamix and blend til smooth. Enjoy!

Vitamix is one the BEST investments in your health that you can make!
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New Vitamix Personal Blender

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I’m excited to introduce you to the new S30, a high-performance personal blender that’s designed to fit small kitchens, busy lifestyles, and individual servings. Some of its key features include:

  • Two blending containers: A 20-ounce container for single servings that becomes an instant travel cup with flip-top lid, and a 40-ounce container with two-part lid and tamper, offering complete recipe versatility for blending hot or thick mixtures
  • An interchangeable blade base that attaches easily to both containers
  • A powerful, high-performance motor with Variable Speed Control and Pulse that crushes ice and processes any ingredient
  • A full-color cookbook with personal and small-batch recipes for every meal of the day

I am stoked about  the latest blender from Vitamix – the S30 Personal Blender. It’s perfect if you travel and want to take your Vitamix with you. Great for small kitchens too.

Performance that fits:
You’re not feeding an army. Create 3 squares a day with 6 inches of countertop—and blend just the right amount.

Vitamix has combined its high-performance engineering with the convenience of a personal blender. Whether you’re on the go or enjoying meals at home, the S30 makes it easy to create single and double servings of your favorite recipes while fitting easily on your countertop. 

Vitamix is one the BEST investments in your health that you can make!
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Blendtec Blenders – Free Shipping

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I was recently asked by the nice folks over at Blendtec to represent their products. In case you’re not familiar, Blendtec makes high powered blenders, mixers and mills. The Blendtec company has an excellent reputation, so I graciously accepted their offer.

I just wanted to take a moment here to familiarize you with their products.

Blendtec is mostly known for their high powered blenders. Similar to and of comparable quality to Vitamix.

If you’re wondering whether there’s a difference between the two – well, yes and no. Blendtec and Vitamix are equals in my opinion when it comes to function.

Vitamix is well loved for it’s simplicity.

For those that like gadgets with buttons and a more “techy” look, you should consider the Blendtec blenders.

Whether you are a culinary novice or a seasoned chef, Blendtec makes your life in the kitchen easier and your life outside healthier. From hearty soups and whole grain breads to green drinks and frozen treats. The possibilities are endless.

The Designer Series™ brings a whole new level of beauty and functionality to the kitchen.

The Designer Series blender has been engineered to bring a whole new level of beauty and functionality to the high-end blender category, without compromising the famous power and efficiency of our Total Blender Classic.

Features include:

  • Complete speed control
  • Vivid icons
  • New sleek design
  • Easy, fast cleanup
  • Versatile functionality
  • Blend Cycle Icons—More than Just Pretty Pictures
  • The touch area has illuminated, easy-to-read, universal icons that enable you to effortlessly select our signature blend cycles. These cycles are optimized to deliver great blends with a single touch.

Factory Certified Refurbished models are available at a deep discount.

Certified Refurbished means these blenders have passed inspection and meet stringent standards. With a full 7-year warranty, you can buy a discounted reconditioned blender with confidence!

I am able to offer shipping on any of the Blendtec products, please contact me if you have any questions.

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Vitamix Sale!

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Start 2014 off right and get that Vitamix you’ve been dreaming about!

Vitamix is having a sale from January 1st thru the end of February –

They are offering a temporary reduction on Standard Reconditioned Machines:

•       Standard Variable Speed: $299 (add $20 for Brushed Stainless)

•       Standard Programs:  $349 (add $20 for Brushed Stainless)

•       Standard 2 Speed:  $279

Every customer who purchases a Standard Variable Speed or Standard Programs Reconditioned machine will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:

•        10 Vitamix Machines

•        50 Extended Warranties

•        140 Smoothie Cups

Backed by a solid warranty, the reconditioned models are really a great value. If you call them up, they will even give you a payment plan.

Need help deciding? Just shoot me an email!
As always – when you use my code, you get free shipping – *Enter code 06-008081 at checkout!
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Post-Holiday Cleanse

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Do the Holidays leave you feeling sluggish and bloated? Maybe you even pack on a few pounds? Well, it’s no wonder. With party after party, meal after meal….most people tend to over-do it and throw caution to the wind during the holidays. And suffer the concequences. Sound familiar?

It is time to cleanse your hardworking organs – their health is key to your overall health. A cleanse is an opportunity to rest/heal our overloaded digestive organs and allow them to get caught up on past work and release toxins.

Juice/Smoothie Cleanses are one of the most effective, healing and detoxifying programs for the body. The new year is the perfect time to do a cleanse.

Studies from around the world have shown the beneficial results of fasting as a treatment for illness and disease. The physiology of cleansing/fasting has been widely studied and documented by medical science with beneficial effects such as lowered cholesterol and improved general functioning being shown. Although mainstream medicine has generally ignored fasting and detoxification for treatment as valid medical procedures, in the alternative medical community, it is an essential and widely accepted treatment for many illnesses and chronic conditions.

WHO SHOULD DETOXIFY?

Almost everyone needs to detox and rest their body from time to time – some more than others.

PRECAUTIONS:

Cleansing/fasting isn’t appropriate for everyone and, in some cases, could be harmful. Any fast for more than three days, should only be done under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.

Anyone with the following conditions should refrain from the 3-day cleanse until they have consulted their physician:

•underweight

•cardiac conditions

•diabetes

•hypoglycemia

•pre-post surgery

•cancer

*pregnant or lactating women should never fast

WHY CLEANSE?

In spite of the advances in science, medicine and technology, we as a society are more unwell and overweight than ever before. It’s time for that to change.

•Our crops are sprayed with toxic pesticides. and many are genetically modified.

•Processed foods are stripped of their nutrients and filled with preservatives, chemicals and artificial additives. Which are toxic.

•The overabundance of toxins can wreck havoc on our bodies, our food choices/cravings and ability to maintain balance.

You must “cleanse” in order to get rid of the toxins in your body – it’s important to do this. Your digestive system needs to take a break and focus on feeding you nutrients instead of storing toxins, chemicals and fats. The right kinds of cleanse will leave you feeling better than ever.

*Not All Detox Programs Or Cleanses Are Good For You, Some Are Even Dangerous. If you’re new to cleanses, it’s best to work with a qualified professional.

My seven day guided cleanse will nourish, rejuvenate and restore you to your optimal health! I will customize a cleanse for you and offer guidance along the way. You’ll reveive a cleanse manual and I offer unlimited phone and email support during the cleanse.  For a limited time, this program is only $65.

For more information about cleansing, please contact:

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