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Food Science vs. Mother Nature…who wins?

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 17, 2018

Potato lovers, REJOICE! I came across this article the other day by JJ Virgin called The Top Five Reasons to Start Eating Potatoes Again and I had to chuckle.     Her article not only made potato lovers across the world like myself jump with joy, but it inadvertently shed light…

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Greek Quinoa with Hearts of Palm

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 12, 2018

Ingredients: 1 c quinoa 2 c water 2 cans hearts of palm, drained, rinsed and cut into 1/4 in slices 1/2 c diced red onion 1 large, ripe tomato, roughly chopped 1/2 c chopped Kalamata olives 1 garlic clove, minced 1 TBSP chopped fresh oregano 1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil…

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Chunky Avocado Salad with Dill

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 12, 2018

Ingredients: Flesh of 2 ripe avocados, cut into large chunks 1 large tomato, cored and cut into chunks 1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch rounds 1 14 oz can of hearts of palm, drained and cut into 1/2 in. thick rounds 1/4 c. toasted sunflower seeds or…

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Charred Lemon-Broiled Sole

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 12, 2018

Ingredients: 1 pound from sole fillets Extra-virgin olive oil 2 pinches sea salt Fresh ground pepper to taste 4-6 sprigs fresh thyme 1 lemon, thinly sliced Directions: Preheat broiler in your oven. Line a large baking dish with parchment paper. Drizzle each fillet with a bit of olive oil and…

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Blueberry Quinoa Cereal

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 12, 2018

Ingredients: 1 c. quinoa, rinsed well 1 c. unsweetened almond milk 1/4 c. unsweetened coconut milk 2/3 c. fresh blueberries Coconut yogurt or coconut milk cream to taste (optional) Stevia, monkfruit, or coconut palm sugar to taste (optional) Directions: In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, almond milk, coconut milk and…

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Dreamy Blueberry Smoothie

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 12, 2018

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups water or nut milk 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 soft Medjool date, pit removed 2 TBSP almond butter 1 TBSP chia gel (recipe below) 1 TBSP shredded unsweetened coconut To make chia gel: 3 TBSP chia seeds 1 3/4 cups water Mix chia and water in…

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2018 Spring Detox Challenge is open for registration!

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 4, 2018

Is the Spring Detox Challenge right for you? In this video I share: *Who the 10 Day Detox Challenge is fo *Why it’s so important to detox *Benefits that I’ve seen and that YOU may experience too YES! I want IN for the challenge!

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2018 Spring Detox Challenge is open for registration!

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 4, 2018

Is the Spring Detox Challenge right for you? In this video I share: *Who the 10 Day Detox Challenge is fo *Why it’s so important to detox *Benefits that I’ve seen and that YOU may experience too YES! I want IN for the challenge!

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Brown Rice Tortilla Chips

By Lisa Suazo | Mar 30, 2018

Ingredients 1 brown rice tortilla (I like to use Engine 2 Plant Strong.) 1 tsp coconut oil, melted Sea salt to taste Directions Pre-heat oven to 350. Pour the coconut oil onto the tortilla and gently rub it in with your fingers to coat one side of the the tortilla. …

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Vegan Bulletproof Matcha “Coffee”

By Lisa Suazo | Mar 29, 2018

Ingredients: 1/2-1 tsp Matcha powder 1 and 1/2 c. hot water 1 TBSP coconut oil or MCT oil 1 TBSP cashew butter 1/4-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla Stevia to taste Directions: Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for about 40 seconds or to desired…

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Lisa’s Lazy Guacamole

By Lisa Suazo | Mar 29, 2018

Ingredients: 1 ripe organic avocado juice of 1/4 lime (or to taste) 1/4 tsp sea salt (or to taste) optional:  sprinkle of cayenne pepper to taste (omit during cleanse) Directions: Cut open avocado and scrape out the flesh onto a plate.  Mash with a fork.  Add lime juice, salt, and…

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The power of spring + save the date!

By Lisa Suazo | Mar 23, 2018

Happy Spring, my friend! It hit 76 degrees yesterday here in Denver. CRAZY!!! With the changing seasons and the increasing hours of light and warmth and it’s natural for our bodies to begin to respond and shift as well. During cold winter months, we naturally tend to eat more. The…

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