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Maple Syrup LOADED with SUGAR! The devil is in the details.

We LOVE to drizzle gobs of maple syrup on Paleo Pancakes! Because it's pure sap from maple trees - Right?  Uh Oh!  Sorry, the answer is NO!  But maple syrup is unprocessed - Right? The answer is again NO!  Maple syrup low in sugar - Right? NO NO NO! Maple won't acidify my body pH like sugar.  SORRY, IT ACIDIFIES THE SAME AS SUGAR!  As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha! Here goes! Here's the ELEPHANT in the Room! As we generously smother our ...

How Healthy is Your Breakfast Cereal?

A healthy breakfast means a bowl of cereal. Right? After all isn't this an American tradition? Nope. It’s actually a very recent marketing invention. A tiny mistake in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1870 changed the face of breakfast forever. Harvey Kellogg (recognize the name?) was the director of a popular health retreat. Kellogg was said to treat his guests with many bizarre experiments for health improvement. One of his invention was a whole grain corn breakfast cereal served ...

Pumpkin Golden Milk

This creamy rich Golden Milk is deep satisfaction in 5 minutes. SOOOOOO Delicious! Turmeric stimulates blood circulation. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood that destroys cancer cells. Essentially turmeric helps to tonify the organs to keep the immune system in peak condition. But before you start sprinkling turmeric on everything, please know that curcumin (its major active compound) is poorly absorbed in the body. To boost curcumin absorption, always try to eat turmeric with ...

Hi-Protein, Low Carb Breakfast Cookies!

High-protein, low-carb, and filled with whole-food nutrition, these scrumptious crunchy cookies are a great grab-and-go breakfast. This recipe makes 20 giant cookies, enough to freeze for a rainy day. A food processor or blender is helpful but not required. Breakfast cookies are a dime a dozen. But they're often loaded with sugars and carbs - the kind that add to your waistline and are guaranteed to spike blood sugar. So, to satisfy my own curiosity, I compared the nutrition facts of a ...

Addicted to coffee? A healthy brew!

85% of Americans use caffeine daily. We drink 400 million cups of Joe every day. Our coffee obsession is a roaring $30 billion industry! However, if you're an independent soul like me that wants to be truly healthy, here's a delicious alternative. I'll cut to the chase: Coffee is addictive. It slowly depletes the kidney energy, according to Chinese Medicine, which means it's VERY bad news for your creativity, long life, and your S.E.X drive, I mean your libido. Yep. Are you addicted?  Do ...

Gluten-free Blueberry Pancakes with Berrylicious Sauce

I can’t live without blueberry pancakes. Especially when breakfast is on the table in 15 minutes. These are healthy, grain-free, quick, and scrumptious. As you probably know, I'm very fond of coconut butter, which gives a luscious, low-carb richness without flour or gluten. Hooray! Blueberry pancakes taste even better with easy Berrylicious Sauce.  ...

Creamy Mint Matcha Green Tea Avocado Milkshake with Young Coconut!

It's a Green Bliss Smoothie! Imagine a creamy young coconut milkshake. Now add smooth avocado and uplifting matcha green tea. Then put in a handful of refreshing mint leaves and some lemon or lime juice. Now add a few Chlor-Oxygen green drops for energy. And blend. The result is indescribable green bliss! Did you know that fresh coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks? That's why it's great for athletes, men, women, and people of all ages. Even better, ...

Sunrise Green Smoothie in 1-Minute

Go green with a delicious healthy smoothie for breakfast. My day begins with a big tall one. Every morning it's a bit different, and I drink it before a workout, yoga or qigong. This basic recipe is loaded with vital nutrition and whole food flavor. I make sure I use tart fruits, which are low in sugars and carbs....

Paleo Egg Muffins with “Cheese”

Lunch box finger food! If you can eat eggs, but are staying away from dairy, here's an easy "Paleo" meal everyone loves. It’s a flexible one-dish meal, bag lunch, or finger food. Like an omelet in a muffin, it's chock full of vegetables, and high in protein too. Kids love to eat them with their hands - no need for a fork. These are delicious hot, cold or at room temperature. I use my amazing dairy-free Vegan Parmesan Cheese. It's quick to make and store in the freezer, however you can ...

Greek Eggs

If you live in Athens or the Greek Islands, you’ll find this easy everyday breakfast on the street corners. My friend Kalpita in Athens says it will stave off a big fat Greek hunger all morning. The name Avgá Mátia means “egg eyes,” like two eggs looking up at you, with a side of Kalamata olives and tomatoes. Good quality Greek oregano adds a high-nutrition punch to this breakfast, as it is packed with anti-oxidants, vitamin K, iron, manganese, and antibacterial benefits. If you ...

Old-Fashioned Bali Fried Rice

Delicious! Did you know that the original ancient rice in the world was dark red in color? This nutrient-dense, low-carb meal was common in Bali before colonial times, called "nasi goreng".  For me it was an eye-opening discovery that red rice has over 5X more nutrients than white rice. Yikes! That's because polished rice is stripped of its nutritious outer layer of vitamins and minerals during processing, which makes it white. Red rice is so filling, you'll eat less and be more satisfied. ...

5-Minute Sprouted Buddha Bowl

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a great way to use leftovers. If you have leftover brown rice and a few veggies on hand, it's a nutritious 5-minute meal. Start with 2 cups brown rice, preferably soaked or sprouted. Add a few sautéed veggies, and top with avocado. Egg and meat are optional. "Brown rice" is just unpolished rice, so it is fully nutrient dense, and tastier. If you pre-soak it, then it starts to sprout, so it is supercharged with living nutrients. As a grain, rice isn't ...

Hi-Protein Carrot Cake Goji Muffins

I created these muffins as a high-protein breakfast for my friend Marion who is diabetic. She asked for a high-protein breakfast muffin. These taste just like carrot cake, however they're extremely high in protein from pastured eggs, protein powder, and almond meal which is 27% protein! Like all my muffins these are low in carbs. Goji berries, also called wolfberries, are a nutritional powerhouse, and a respectable source of protein. Goji berries have been used to treat diabetes, hyper...

Lemon Berry Parfait, Dairy-free

Oh boy! It's berry season! How about a quick layered parfait in a cup? This breakfast looks complicated but isn't. You'll be rewarded with luscious nutrition of fresh berries and almonds. "Parfait" means "perfect"  or "impeccable" in French. And layered food is very beautiful! If you have a blender or food processor, in 5-minutes your treat can be ready to eat! This is a vitamin-rich knock-out with high-anti-oxidant strawberries and citrus. Powerful nutritional compounds in berries such as ...

Hi-Protein Strawberry Milkshake

I got excited about fresh organic strawberries and made this milkshake for breakfast! Cashews and protein powder give it a creamy texture. High-antioxidant lemon gives it a zingy flavor. Bee pollen is rich in proteins and B-complex vitamins. Beet root is a nutrient-dense, colorful addition that helps lower blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost stamina, and support detox. Organic strawberries are the only way to go, as these delicate fruits absorb high levels of pesticid...

Raspberry Rhubarb Goji Bars

These luscious bars came to me in a dream. So I HAD to try them! A fantasy in warm red raspberry-rhubarb filling oozing out of a rich, crumbly cinnamon shortbread, with refreshing goji berries. They came out pretty much like I imagined! Guilt-free superfood bars, low-carb, and tantalizingly luscious. Goji berries are higher in protein than any other fruit, and they're the only fruit in the world that contains ALL essential amino acids. Gojis are also loaded with vitamin C, anti-oxi...

Blueberry No-Cornmeal Pancakes

Here's a fantastic Father's Day Breakfast that anyone can do quickly. It's easy, gluten-free and luciously delicious. Instead of flour it uses shredded coconut and almond meal. A few years ago I loved my traditional cornmeal pancakes. Back then, corn was healthy, non-GMO, with an authentic homemade flavor and crunchy texture. But Uh Oh! Nowadays corn is GMO, lifeless, and tasteless. Sadly, I miss my favorite pancakes! So, I just invented this easy one-step recipe. It's free of grains, gluten, sugar, and GMO's. YAY! It uses blended coconut flakes for an old-fashioned texture that tastes just like corn. Ha Ha! I'm happy now. Throw in your blueberries at the end and stir by hand. Try these pancakes! ...

Top 10 Detox Smoothies

Wake-up your senses with these TEN superfood shakes! My Top 10 favorite easy smoothies will jump-start your day. Building our immunity takes time and patience. So today I'm giving you my secret stash of quick, nutritient-dense smoothies for a busy lifestyle. These recipes are flexible, so feel free to be creative and make any substitutions that inspire you. BTW I suggest warm smoothies, not cold. An icy cold smoothie may be refreshing for a moment, but after swallowing, it's hard on your ...

Cocoa-Nutty Paleo Granola

When I'm in a hurry, this quick granola saves the day! Loaded with nutrient dense seeds and crunchy nuts, it is gluten-free, Paleo, with tasty cocoa and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it's a yummy breakfast with any nut milk. Or make your own Homemade Nut Milk. Commercial granola is usually loaded with sugars, my worst metabolic scrambler. However this recipe is extremely low in carbs. It will not raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Keep it on hand and enjoy whenever you need a fast nutritious breakfast.  ...

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Even when you're in a hurry, it's always possible to enjoy a nourishing meal. Simply crack two eggs into a sliced avocado and bake. When you finish getting dressed and checking your messages, breakfast is ready. Wow, was this delicious! Choose a large size avocado with a large seed and hole, so there's room for the egg without spilling over. The best choice is a Hass avocado. Not a Pinkerton or Fuerte avocado - as they have very small seeds, i.e. small holes. You may need to hollow out the ...