Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie



2 scoops Vanilla Shaklee 180® Energizing Smoothee Protein Mix

1/2 cup frozen banana or frozen pineapple

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

3-4 baby carrots

306 calories, 40 g carbs, 20 g protein, 7 g fat, 11 g fiber, 0 mg chol, 480 mg sodium

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
Peace…have a healthy day!

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Piña Colada Protein Smoothie



Makes 1 serving

2 Vanilla Shaklee 180® Energizing Smoothee Protein Mix

8 oz. nonfat milk (low-fat soy milk can also be used)

1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple

1/2 tsp. coconut extract

Ice (as needed)

297 calories, 24 g protein, 41 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat, 7 g fiber

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until creamy.
Peace…have a healthy day!

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Tropical Green Protein Smoothie


Makes 1 serving
2 scoops Vanilla Shaklee 180® Energizing Smoothee Protein Mix

1 cup frozen chopped greens such as collards, kale, or spinach

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 cup frozen ripe banana

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk

Stevia to taste

389 calories, 54 g carbs, 26 g protein, 9 g fat, 15 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth


Peace…have a healthy day!

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Chocolate Coconut Protein Smoothie


Makes 1 serving
2 scoops of Chocolate Shaklee 180®Energizing Smoothee Protein Mix

8 oz. almond milk

1/2 tsp. coconut extract

Ice (as needed)

Calories: 260, 24 g protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat*, 6 g fiber

Mix all ingredients together in a blend and mix until frothy. Enjoy!
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A delightful way to build your good health!


3 tangerines, peeled,
2 kiwis, peeled and halved,
1 grapefruit, peeled and halved,
1 tablespoon dried goji berries,
1 cup water,
1 cup ice cubes

Keep in mind that I own a vitamix and normally use that. I made this recipe at a friend’s house and she has a Ninja.


Place the Top Blades in the Pitcher and add all of the ingredients in the order listed.*
Select Speed 1 and flip the switch to START. Slowly increase to Speed 8 and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Facts

1 serving: Calories 133; Fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 5mg; Carbohydrate 33g; Fiber 5g; Protein 2g
*If your UltimaTM has preset speeds, follow the first step and then do the following: PULSE 3 times. Set to HIGH and flip the switch to START. Blend for 45 seconds until smooth.
This drink has many health benefits:

cell defense
system purifies
metabolism defense
immune suport
muscle & bone builders

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Outrageously Orange Smoothie!!


Makes 1 serving
2 scoops Vanilla Shaklee 180® Energizing Smoothee Protein Mix

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 orange, small

1/8 tsp. Vanilla extract

278 calories, 20 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 6.5 g fat, 448 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 10 g fiber

Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!
Peace…have a healthy day!

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Natural Allergy and Sinus Releif Program


How to relieve allergies and sinuses naturally
Most people who suffer with allergy and sinus problems feel they must resort to using medications that have unpleasant and even dangerous side effects. For those who may be interested in safer, more natural alternatives, some of the following premium products by Shaklee may be of interest.

Optiflora Probiotic Capsule

Scientists now believe 70% of the immune system is located in the gut … a good place to start to strengthen our immune system against allergic reactions. There appears to be a surprising correlation between symptoms of upper respiratory congestion and sinus discomfort to poor elimination in the lower intestines. This is often associated with an overgrowth of the Candida yeast organisms. An increasing number of Americans suffer from Candida when the essential friendly microbes Nature intended to reside in our intestines get destroyed by medications such as antibiotics, steroid-based drugs (e.g. asthma medications), oral contraceptives, and more. Couple this with a diet culture so entrenched in sweets, breads, baked goods, chips, and snacks that are the favorite foods of the Candida organisms.
The Optifora probiotic capsule

A patented technology that allows the very fragile probiotics to pass through the highly acidic stomach protected by a triple encapsulation so they arrive exactly at the right location in the lower intestines.

Developed and extensively tested by immunologists in Japan, this proprietary blend of natural plant extracts is derived from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds. Nutriferon supports and stimulates the immune system by increasing the activity of macrophages (white blood cells) and inducing natural interferon production. It optimizes the body’s immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances (as with allergies and asthma). Completely safe – no adverse reactions to these plant extracts recorded.
Sustained Release Vita C

For continuous antioxidant protection against environmental assaults, this unique all-natural sustained formula slowly releases Vitamin C into your blood stream over a 5-hour period and provides nutrients from the entire vitamin C complex including bioflavonoids. Thus, it is very economical. It has been found to protect against smog, chronic infection, allergies, asthma, colds, flu, swollen glands, anemia, smoke, poor diet, stress, bruising, varicose and spider veins, colon polyps, and slow healing.
Vitalea Multivitamin/Multimineral tablet

Supported by 7 clinical studies, patented bio-activated absorption system. Exceptional quality, over 340 quality tests on every batch produced. Contains 23 essential vitamins and critical minerals, including 800 IU of Vitamin D3. Kosher and gluten-free.


Also helpful to relieve symptoms:

With deep roots extending 10 to 20 feet into the soil, this amazing plant is rich in trace minerals and protein plus contains 8 digestive enzymes. Recognized as a natural anti-histamine, allergy sufferers report good results from taking 3 or 4 of the little compressed sun-dried leaf tablets … containing no pesticides, fungicides, growth regulators, or synthetic hormones. Other popular uses for alfalfa are swelling, pain and stiff joints, ulcers, stomach ailments, hiatal hernia, water retention, gout, body odor, and bad breath.


Premium Garlic Complex

Retains all the potency of one clove of fresh raw garlic without the odor. Garlic is traditionally used for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and
anti-inflammatory properties. People often take it to reduce symptoms of
allergy, asthma, colds, flu, sinus infections, yeast infections, diarrhea &flatulence. It also has heart protective properties of lowering elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Emphasize fresh vegetables and avoid sugar, breads, and baked goods.


In addressing allergy and sinus problems, a two-fold approach is usually recommended:

1) Strengthen the immune system (as discussed above), and
2) Avoid products that could aggravate allergy and sinus conditions such as certain foods and cleaning products. Many cleaning products not only irritate the skin, but their odors can aggravate upper respiratory problems.

Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit

Step one in reducing toxins in and around our living space is to remove all toxic cleaning products from the home ..and replace them with the non-toxic, earth-friendly Get Clean Product line. Oprah Winfrey named these remarkable, effective, and yet inexpensive cleaners among her “favorite things”. They can be purchased individually or in the most popular Get Clean Starter Kit. The kit includes products for the kitchen, the bathroom, and the laundry … in particular fragrance-free dryer sheets (made from vegetables and biodegradable), a pint of Basic H2 (that makes 48 gallons of all purpose cleaner for about $10), and Scour Off cleanser for pots, pans, and stove tops in the kitchen and for tile cleaning in the bathroom. Kosher certified.
Basic-G Highly Concentrated Germicide

Disinfectant made without cresol. Cresol is easily absorbed by the skin and causes digestive disturbances, nervous disorders, mental changes, skin eruptions, and jaundice. Basic G kills parvovirus, feline leukemia, distemper virus, and the AIDS virus on surfaces. Note: for allergy and sinus relief in the winter when it’s dry, remember to use a humidifier with a few drops of Basic-G to inhibit bacterial growth.

Shaklee Enfuselle Nutrition Therapy for the Skin Products

Combine advanced technology with herbal and botanical extracts and antioxidants …especially formulated for sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic, pH balanced, no artificial col
orants or heavy mineral oils, noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores). Plus a comprehensive highly derma-available complex designed to actually break each link in the chain of free radical damage. Literally reverses the accelerated aging the sun of the skin caused by computer screens, fluorescent lights, and the sun.
Defend and Resist Complex

Contains Echinacea … which activates the immune system, promotes production of white blood cells, enhances resistance to infection (viral and bacterial), anti-inflammatory, promotes wound healing, reduces mucous, relieves boils, gangrene, ulcerations, bites, abscesses, and fights candida. Also contains larchtree extract and elderberry to surround viruses and help prevent their reproduction. Best taken at onset of avirus. Can also be used as a zinc lozenge or made into a tea. Very soothing to sore throats.
Because the brain is the most sensitive organ in the body, many experts recommend eliminating foods and environmental irritants that could create brain allergies. (Source: Doris Rapp, M.D. “Is This Your Child’s World?”) Using Shaklee cleaning and personal care products may be helpful as they are based on a philosophy of “Living in Harmony with Nature.”
Information courtesy of Lagoni Health Associates.

Fresh Food For Baby

Yes you read it right. FRESH food for baby!!

As you know by now I am on my second baby. So most things aren’t new to me, feeding being one if them.

But it is a subject that can be hymned and hawed over for hours along with any other mommy war out there.

To make your baby’s food or not to. To practice baby led weaning or not to. To start solids at 4 months? 6 months? Later?

In this post I will be going over what we do in our home. It’s probably totally different from how my neighbor did it. It’s completely different from how my best friend does it. It may be the exact way that you do it. Or not!! All that really matters is that our babies are being fed and I would love to share how we feed ours.

Mr. Precious (our 2 year old) suffered from sever silent reflux for the first year of his life and struggled with digestive issues for a year after that. To say we had eating troubles was an understatement.

We started solids with him incredibly slow and yet his tiny tummy still couldn’t handle the difficulties of digestion. We even had to eliminate solids for an entire month from 10-11 months just to re-evaluate and let him only have to process breast milk for a while.

This entire experience with solids was kind of traumatizing and didn’t leave me excited about starting solids with my next baby.

Then along comes Mr. Blue Eyes. My sweet, kind eyed, little angel who (ahem, knock on wood) still hasn’t had any tummy or reflux issues.

I was still hesitant and even planned on waiting longer than 6 months to start solids (his pediatrician even agreed it would be fine). But this sweet chubby baby had shown nothing but interest, scratch that, LONGING for every bite that I put in my mouth since he could see two feet away!! He would lick and smack his little cherub lips and paw at my plate (yes I hold him at the dinner table, who am I kidding I hold him everywhere!!).

So on Valentine’s Day, a little after his 6 month birthday we gave him his first food, avocado. He was in HEAVEN and also knew exactly what he was doing. He chewed when he thought he should be chewing and would reach for his spoon if I was going to slow…….sigh………gosh I love that baby boy……..ok back on track!!

Well now we are in the midst of solid training. It’s a perfect time to share with you what we do. It’s really the most simple thing in the world, oh and even better…….it costs no extra money!!

In this demonstration I took frozen organic peas, blended them in my vitamix (god’s gift to my kitchen) and froze individual little ice cubes of peas.




When it’s time for dinner I take out one little cube of puree and let it thaw. After its thawed I sit it in a glass bowl in another bowl with scalding hot water in the bottom. This warms it slowy without having to micro wave it and kill all the nutrients.

So there ya have it. Pretty simple right. Above I refered to this as solids training. That is because I will do this process only once with peas and a bunch of other veggies. When we are done with these little cubes of purée we jump right in to baby led weaning (I will do another post on that).

How about you Mamas and Papas? Do you make your own baby food? Practice Baby Led Weaning? Have another form of food introduction that you use? I would love to hear about it!!

Tasty Healthy Energy Bites



1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup all natural nut butter (we make our own)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup milled flaxseed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Protein powder (optional)
Chia Seeds (to taste)


Add all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.


Add wet ingredients. Stir.


Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll into balls.



Store extras in the fridge or freezer.



The 7 Day Raw Food Challenge


What to Eat:

UNLIMITED fresh raw fruit
UNLIMITED fresh raw vegetables
2 ½ – 3 quarts water – can be in the form of herbal non-caffeinated tea

Graze all day – at least every two hours

Drink LOTS of water

What NOT to Eat:

ž Fried Foods
ž Cooked Foods
ž Sugar – juice, wine, beer, alcoholic beverages
ž Artificial Sweeteners
ž Break, crackers, cookies, muffins, bagels, pasta
ž MEAT, fish, eggs or cheese
ž Milk
ž Protein Shakes
ž Dried Fruit, Chips
ž Soda and cola drinks
ž *Limit seltzer to 10 ounces/ day


ž Alfalfa tabs
ž Herb Lax
ž Liver DTX
ž Optiflora ProBiotic

Daily Regimen

ž 10 Alfalfa tabs
-5 in morning
-5 at night
ž 2-4 Herb Lax before bed*
ž 3 Liver DTX AM
-1 in morning
-2 with dinner
ž 1 Optiflora ProBiotic pearl

*start with 2 Herb Lax for 1-2 days then move to 3
Use 3 Herb Lax for 1-2 days before moving to full serving.


Blend until chunky: Watermelon, fresh or frozen organic berries, apple, orange, any fruit
*Limit bananas to ½ per day

During morning and afternoon

Carry a bag of pre-washed cut up fruit and veggies. Can dip in mustard or fresh salsa.


Have a bowl of gazpacho

Snack all afternoon


Make a HUGE salad of 3-4 assorted dark greens, 4-5 raw veggies, ½ avocado
Dress with 1 ½ Tbsp. of full fat salad dressing. (any kind except Ranch)