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Carol D. | Salinas, CA

My Favorite Natural Sweetener

My favorite white sugar alternative is coconut sugar, either as liquid (called coconut nectar) or crystals (called coconut sugar). 

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Hemp Milk Recipe

Hemp milk is extremely easy to make, and it not only tastes better, it’s more economical than store bought hemp milk.

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Featured by Ivanka Trump

One of my favorite smoothie recipes was featured on Ivanka Trump’s blog last week. I’ve been sharing my health tips with her, including starting your day with a protein, nutrient, and fiber packed smoothie like this one.

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My Favorite Veggie Burger

Veggie burgers are hit or miss. Some are good, some are bad…but I have finally found my favorite!

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Fresh Herb Pasta

You know I adore anything green and herbs are no exception. They pack such wonderful flavor, plus have the added benefit of being extremely detoxifying and nutritious. Herbs instantly elevate any dish, and in this case, help turn a plate of pasta into a healthful meal, as opposed to a reason for guilt. 

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The Reason You’re Not Losing Weight

Just this week, a client brought me an empty bottle of a new juice she found at Whole Foods and really liked. It was all natural, made from real fruit and comes in a convenient (and pretty) single serve bottle. Is this OK? she asked. So, of course I put my food detective hat on and took a. . .

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Xtend Barre Review

This is not your typical barre class.  I grew up a dancer and have an affinity for group fitness, so I love that barre classes are becoming more popular. Typically a mix of ballet and pilates moves, I find these classes to be fun and effective for toning.

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How to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally with Oil Pulling

I’ve been getting tons of questions about oil-pulling from my clients, lately (I blame it on the GOOP effect) so I put together a short video of what it is and how I use it to whiten my teeth naturally and freshen my breath.  Oil-pulling comes from the Ayurvedic tradition, and sounds a little weird. . .

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Summer Group Health Coaching

Summer is finally here! Make this the year that you get rid of the coverups and stop hiding from photos, for good. “I’m down 22 pounds in 8 weeks and I’m confident, that through my newfound habits, it will stay off, for good.”  -Nancy F.  “I finally stopped comparing my body to other women’s, and am now. . .

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VIDEO: Detox without the Deprivation

Detox has become a buzz word over the past few years, and with good reason. 

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Pasta with Kale

Here is a new way to add kale to your dinner table. 

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Banana Stuffed Goji Berry Pancakes with Coconut Cream

Pillowy pancakes oozing luscious banana cream,  drenched in coconut and covered in goji berries…A perfect way to start a Sunday morning, no?

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Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal

Anything with the words “strawberry shortcake” in front of it automatically sounds good to me. 

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No Salmon Salmon Cakes

These No-Salmon Salmon Cakes are so good that they prompted my first guest recipe post!

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Black Truffle Popcorn Soup

I usually don’t eat popcorn very often, but for some reason I decided it would be fun to make the cleanest version of popcorn soup. 

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Vegan Cape Town

If you can brave the 24 hour plus trip to South Africa, you’ll be rewarded with natural beauty that will dazzle you. Back in December, I made the trip for a wedding and discovered plenty of vegetarian / vegan and even gluten-free options, so of course, I had to share. (hey, better late than never!). . .

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Health Coach vs Nutritionist

I’ve been getting tons of questions about my upcoming group health coaching program, so since it starts next week and there are still a few spots left, I decided to answer the most common ones here. These answers also pertain to my health coaching practice in general, so if you’re wondering exactly what it is that. . .

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Broccoli Basil Bisque

I may just call this springtime in a bowl. It’s lean, it’s green, and it is bursting with the flavor of fresh herbs. 

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Health Benefits of Goji Berries

If you hear me singing the praises of dried fruit, you know it’s got to be really special.

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Cashew Basil Pesto

Divine is really the only way to describe this pesto. I found if hard to stop spooning it right out of the jar and into my mouth.

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