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Clean ‘n Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

By Lisa Suazo | Oct 20, 2017

Ingredients:  4 ½ cups organic chicken broth (4 1/2 cups) 1 (14.5 oz) can organic diced tomatoes 1 1/4 cups finely chopped yellow onion 3 cloves garlic , minced 1 Tbsp chili powder 2 tsp ground cumin 3/4 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp good sea salt (like…

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Why change is so hard…and how to make it easier 🙂

By Lisa Suazo | Sep 28, 2017

Have you ever committed to working out in the mornings, and then found yourself hitting the snooze button instead of getting up and getting to the gym? Or maybe you’ve told yourself that you were going to stop eating dairy, or meat, or sugar or (insert your food of choice…

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Lessons from the River: 3 Tips to Help You Move Though Fear

By Lisa Suazo | Jul 25, 2017

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Has there ever been a time in your life when you really wanted to DO something, or CHANGE something, or REACH for something….but you were too afraid? Fear is a paralyzing, constricting force.  And it’s one that we ALL experience. As a coach, one of the…

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Grilled Vidalia Onion, Pear, and Arugula Salad

By Lisa Suazo | Jul 23, 2017

Ingredients: Onion and Salad 1 large sweet onion (preferable Vidalia) 8 cups arugula leaves 1 pear, diced 1/4 cups walnuts, chopped 4 oz goat cheese 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and pepper to taste Vinaigrette 1/4 cups champagne or white wine vinegar 2/3 cups good extra virgin…

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Corn and Bean Salad 2.0

By Lisa Suazo | Jul 23, 2017

Ingredients: For the salad: 2 cups frozen organic corn – thawed 1 can black beans 1 organic red bell pepper, diced 1 organic green bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup red onion, diced 1/2 cup loosely packed chopped cilantro   For the dressing: 2 TBSP red wine vinegar 2 TBSP fresh…

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Hawaiian Delight

By Lisa Suazo | Jul 18, 2017

Ingredients: ½ c coconut milk or almond milk + 1/2 c coconut water 1 cup pineapple *½ banana Juice of ½ lemon ¼ c dry coconut ¼ c macadamia or walnuts 1 tbsp hemp seeds 2 handfuls spinach Directions:   Blend and enjoy! *omit if doing Clean

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Brilliantly Berry Beet Smoothie

By Lisa Suazo | May 30, 2017

Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (strained if homemade) or your other favorite nut milk 1 medium purple beet (about 1 cup), peeled and steamed or roasted 1 cup spinach (can sub your other favorite greens like kale or chard) 1/2 medium organic cucumber, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice,…

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What if your body is failing you?

By Lisa Suazo | May 24, 2017

As I sit here typing this blog, I feel compelled to let you to know that I’m super congested, losing my voice, sitting next to a pile of used tissues and coughing up some pretty nasty, interestingly colored phlegm. Totes sexy. 🙂 Now I don’t know about you, but these…

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Is GOOD ever good enough?

By Lisa Suazo | May 9, 2017

Is GOOD ever good enough?  I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard so many motivational statements like “good is the enemy of great”, that it honestly makes me wonder. These high achieving anthems are embedded into our culture and into many of our egos. But are these “motivational” statements…

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Running on empty? Why it’s time to fill up your tank

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 24, 2017

If you packed your bags and decided to hit the road for a fun road trip from Denver to LA, when would you fill up your gas tank? Probably before you headed out of town, but what then?  (Stay with me…I have a point!) Would you only fill up again…

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The Best Fast Food Breakfast For Your Body

By Lisa Suazo | Apr 12, 2017

What do you eat for breakfast? Are you a person who skips breakfast in the morning or runs out the door with nothing more than your coffee in hand? Is breakfast an afterthought for you?  Something you get to once everything else you need to do in the morning gets done?…

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Fennel and Apple Juice

By Lisa Suazo | Mar 31, 2017

2 heads fennel 2 green apples 1/2 lemon, peeled. Juice and serve.

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