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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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bulletproof matcha coffee

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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Thoughts on Self-Compassion

By Lisa Suazo | Feb 17, 2018

“Self-compassion is about giving ourselves room to be human, to be flawed and sensitive, lazy and unproductive, without having to define ourselves by those flashes of feelings and ways of being. It’s about cultivating a perspective over ourselves so we never shut ourselves down and never lose faith in our…

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A Story of Struggle

By Lisa Suazo | Feb 1, 2018

Today I want to share a story with you about the power of struggle. Late one sunny afternoon, a farmer named Joe grabbed a cold glass of iced tea and went to sit on his back porch. As he sat in his favorite patio rocking chair, slowing rocking back and…

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My yoga freak-out + the power of vulnerability

By Lisa Suazo | Dec 15, 2017

Have you ever done the ugly cry in yoga class? I’ve heard stories about people having really powerful lessons and emotional release through yoga, but I had never been one of them. Until Friday. Last Friday, I experienced a -tears-streaming-down-my–face-snotty-stuffy-nosed–wtf-is-happening-to-me yoga class. This experience deeply reminded me of three things…

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Marinated and Grilled Portabello Mushroom with Grilled Veggies

By Lisa Suazo | Dec 1, 2017

Ingredients:  4 medium portobello mushroom caps 1/3 c balsamic vinegar 1/3 c extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 c coconut aminos or tamari (you can use soy sauce in a pinch, but not if doing 7 day challenge!) 3 cloves garlic, minced Sea salt and black pepper to taste Assorted veggies for…

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Autumn salad with roasted squash, walnuts, and cranberries

By Lisa Suazo | Dec 1, 2017

This salad is hearty and filling and completely vegan.  It’s loaded with fiber and other great nutrients that your body will LOVE. Ingredients: 3 cups mixed greens (spinach and arugula are my favorite!) ¼ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup walnuts Sprinkle of pumpkin seeds Thinly chopped red onion to taste…

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What do you really value?

By Lisa Suazo | Nov 27, 2017

Hey friend!  Do you know your top 5 values?  Do you feel like you’re living in alignment with them?I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t really clear on my values until a little over a year ago.  And I definitely wasn’t consciously living in alignment with them! (Stay with me…I…

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Get Your Glow Back Smoothie

Get Your Glow Back Green Smoothie

By Lisa Suazo | Nov 22, 2017

Ingredients (all organic if possible): 1 cup cold filtered water 1 small banana 1 stalk celery 1 granny smith apple Juice of 1 lemon 2-3 large romaine lettuce leaves 1-2 heaping handfuls baby spinach Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!    

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Image Savory Steel Cut Oatmeal

Savory Steel Cut Oats

By Lisa Suazo | Nov 6, 2017

I love steel cut oats when it’s cold outside, but I don’t always feel like having sweet things in the morning.   With this recipe, you can turn your standard morning oats into a delicious savory breakfast or even an evening meal or side dish.  It reminds me of a healthier and lower…

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