Fermented Alkalizing Green Drink Mix

20160218_090158I like to use Alkalizing Green Drink Mix in my smoothies. Eating alkalized foods is the fastest and most effective way to balance pH. There are a lot of foods high in alkaline mainly fruit and green vegetables. If you have a hard time getting enough fruits and vegetables in each day this is a good alternative.

Benefit of Alkaline:

– Boosts energy
– Important for bone health
– Help boost pH balance
– Improve immune system
– Prevent kidney stones



Organic Greens Blend
{organic fermented grass blend [barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) (aerial parts), oat (Avena sativa) (aerial parts), wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) (aerial parts), alfalfa (Medicago sativa) (aerial parts)], organic spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) (algae), organic chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris) (algae), organic dulse (Rhodymenia palmetta) (seaweed)} – 235 grams
Fiber Blend
[organic inulin (Helianthus tuberosus) (tuber), organic flax seed (Linum usitatissimum) (seed) – 129 grams
Organic Vegetable Blend
[organic kale (Brassica oleracea acephala) (whole plant), organic carrot (Daucus carota) (whole carrot), organic parsley (Carum petroselinum) (whole plant), organic broccoli (Brassica oleracea botrytis cymosa) (whole plant), organic spinach (spinacia oleracea (whole plant)] – 125 grams
Organic Fruit Blend
[organic apple (Malus domestica) (fruit), apple fiber (Malus domestica) (fiber), organic blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides) (fruit), organic black currant (Ribes nigrum) (fruit)] – 1.10 grams
Antioxidant & Alkalizing Spice Blend
[green tea extract (Camellia sinensis) (leaves), apple extract (Malus pumila mill) (whole apple), grape seed extract (Vitis vinifera) (seed), organic ginger (Zingiber officinale) (root), organic turmeric (Curcuma longa) (root), organic cinnamon extract (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) (bark)] – 520 mg
Digestive Blend
[Enzyme Blend (protease, amylase, bromelain, cellulase, lactase), Probiotic Blend (L. acidophilus, B. longum, L. casei, L. rhamnosus)] – 85 mg

Other ingredients: Natural elderberry flavour, organic stevia leaf extract (Stevia rebaudiana).

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop (7 grams) with water or juice per day. Scoop included. It is a bit too grainy for my taste so I can’t drink it in water or juice but I can’t taste it inside my smoothies.

I always suggest people do their own research before introducing anything new into their bodies.

Salmon Fried Rice

20160215_152007I wanted to try something different for lunch and add more salmon to my diet at the same time. I ran across a recipe for Salmon Fried Rice and altered it to my liking.

1 Salmon Fillet
2 cups Cooked Brown Rice
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Green Onions
1 tsp Liquid Aminos (Soy Sauce substitute)
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread
1 tbsp Lemon Juice (optional)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper

Cook brown rice according to package. Set aside.

Scramble eggs. Set aside.

In a skillet on medium heat add butter, garlic, and lemon juice.

Season salmon with salt and pepper. Add salmon to skillet. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side. Break salmon into small pieces and add green onions. Depending on thickness, continue cooking until salmon is thoroughly cooked.

Add rice and eggs.

When all ingredients are mixed well, add soy sauce. Mix it all together. Serve immediate.


Pan-Seared Tilapia

Usually when I cook Tilapia I bake it in the oven. I have grown tired of baked Tilapia so I decided to try something different. I pan-seared it and served it with brown rice, boiled asparagus, and I love pineapple with my tilapia. Why did I wait so long to try this? It was awesome!



2 Tilapia Fillets
1/2 cup Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Old Bay, divided
1 tsp Creole Seasoning


Melt butter and add garlic powder. Set aside.

Season tilapia with Old Bay seasoning.

Place flour in a shallow dish. Add in remaining Old Bay and Creole Seasoning. Gently press each fillet into the flour to coat and shake off excess flour.

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat; cook tilapia in hot oil for 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with fork.

Remove tilapia for skillet and brush the melted butter and garlic on the tilapia. Serve immediately.

Quick and easy meal!





Gluten-Free ColeSlaw Dressing (No Mayo)



1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
3/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1-1/2 tbsp Vinegar (white or apple cider, I’ve tried both)
2-1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Bag of shredded coleslaw


Mix all ingredients together. Toss with shredded coleslaw mix. Serve on top of barbeque chicken nachos (pictured below), tilapia tacos, or as a side dish.


GFCF Recipes | Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

IMG_20150713_171317Since my surgery in the beginning of this month, I’ve been filling myself up on soup. Last week I made a Chicken & Wild Rice Soup based off a copycat Panera Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe I found online. I modified the recipe to fit my dietary restrictions due to endometriosis.


6 cups Chicken broth
2 Chicken breast halves, cubed (I boiled my chicken breast, let them cool, and then chopped)
1 (6 oz) package of Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice (fast cook version)
1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
1/4 cup Gluten-free All Purpose Flour (the original recipe called for 1/2 cup but it is VERY thick so I lessened it)
3/4 cup Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread (or, butter if dairy isn’t an issue for you)
1 cup Baby carrots, diced
1 cup Celery, diced
1 cup Onions, diced
2-1/4 cup Almond Milk*
3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
(*the original recipe called for 3 cups light cream instead of almond milk and olive oil, if dairy isn’t an issue for you)


In a small bowl, combine pepper and flour. Set aside.

In a large pot, combine broth and chicken. Bring to a boil, then stir in rice (set seasoning packet aside). Cover and remove from heat.

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, and onions and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in seasoning packet and continue cooking until vegetables are soft. Add seasoned flour gradually while constantly stirring to form a roux. Saute roux for 5 minutes.

Whisk in almond milk and olive oil, a little at a time until smooth. Cook until thickened.

Stir cream mixture into broth and rice. Cook over medium heat, 20 minutes. Serve.

Cucumber, Beets, Spinach, Carrots and more!


handfuls of organic spinach

handful of organic carrots

1 organic beet (peeled)

2 organic oranges

1/2 inch piece of ginger root

1 organic cucumber


Verdict – I made this juice a few days ago and I honesty can’t remember what it tasted like.  I’m having a hard time lately getting the beets down and I remember the flavor of the beets being very strong.  I mention before I prefer beet juices on ice and I didn’t add ice this time.  Next time, I think I’ll try this recipe with half of a beet.

Green Juice – Cucumber, Spinach, Gala Apples and Lemon


2 organic Gala apples

1 organic cucumber

1 medium lemon

3 handfuls of organic spinach

 I was going for a green lemonade, but realized that I didn’t have everything I needed, so I modified it with the ingredients above.  As I said before – nothing goes to waste!


Blueberry Smoothies

Blueberries and almond milk are my new best friends  :-D.  I recently purchased a bag of frozen organic blueberries from Costco to make smoothies to alternate with the juicing.  Originally, My goal was to use the pulp from my juices in the smoothies, but that didn’t go over so well.  So for now I’ve been leaving that out.  I ran across a recipe on facebook calling for 3/4 cups of almond milk and 2 cups of frozen blueberries.  I tried it out, but found that I had to triple the amount of almond milk that the recipe called for.  I ended up adding 2 1/4 cups of milk before the smoothie was thin enough to drink.

It came out good, but if you want a delicious desert alternative, use chocolate almond milk instead and about 2 tablespoons of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder!  Better yet, try chocolate almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and bananas!  Yummy!!


Orange, Carrot, Lemon and Mint Juice


4 organic navel oranges

9 organic carrots

1 small lemon

3 sprigs of mint

Verdict- I was going for a carrot juice without the carrot taste being overwhelming for the children.  The oranges added just the right amount of sweetness. I wish I could taste the mint a little more.  I am seriously considering growing my own this year so that the mint is as fresh as possible!

Juice of the Day – Oranges, Beets, Cabbage and Ginger Root

Yesterday’s juice Ingredients:

4 organic oranges

1 large organic beet

1/2 head of organic cabbage

1/2 – 1/3 inch piece of organic Ginger Root

The Verdict:  My daughter runs away from any juice with cabbage in it…noted, I’ll avoid cabbage juice in the future.  The rest of us enjoyed this juice and I love how the beets always give it a rich red color.  I’ve started added my left over juicing pulp to our smoothies and so far…well…let’s just say that I haven’t perfected our fruit/veggie pulp smoothies yet.  I’ve been trying to use coconut water, which I’ve decided that I do not like at all.  I’m in search of a better liquid to help our smoothies become delicious!  I may just have to go back to using regular juice.  We’ll see!

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