Posts tagged ‘antioxidants’

December 17, 2013

Antioxidants and Where To Find Them

July 9, 2013

Berry Salad with Red Quinoa and Raw Honey

This Berry Salad has the power punch of quinoa to keep you feeling fuller, longer. I love this in the morning as well, since you can serve the quinoa warm and add the berries for a delicious sweet punch on top.


Serves 1

1/4 cup uncooked quinoa

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk

Pink Himalayan salt, about 1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup assorted berries, I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

1/2 tablespoon raw honey


In a saucepan on medium heat, simmer almond/rice milk. Add rinsed and dried uncooked red quinoa to milk and cook until quinoa is tender, about 12 minutes on medium heat. Keep an eye on it so that it does not spill over. Add cinnamon and salt and mix well. Drain remaining milk after quinoa has cooked. Chill quinoa if you would like a cold salad. Top with raw honey and berries.



May 28, 2013

Berry Minty Salad with Mixed Berries, Neem Honey Drizzle, and Pink Himalayan Salt

Hello happy healthy readers,

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day Weekend! I know I did, and it was that much harder coming in to work today. But a day off in the beginning of the week means the weekend is that much closer. I meant to send a package of goodies over to my friend, and I did a great job with her letter but I am still figuring out the perfect dessert that flies well. Let me know what you guys think and if you have any suggestions!

The perfect summer berry salad with pink himalayan salt and neem honey drizzle. I am sure that I am not the first one to combine salt and fruit together, but the ingredients were on my shelf and I knew there was no going back.

Salt makes sweet taste sweeter. I guess you could apply that to life as well. I am sure This was also a hit at the BBQ I went to yesterday with some old friends and a good catch up session. I tried veggie hot dogs for the first time and I was very impressed. There was great company and there was good wine.

Try to use organic honey and organic berries.


2 cups mixed berries, I used blackberries, blueberries and strawberries because it is what I had on hand but you can use your favorite mix

1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1 tablespoon neem honey

1/4 cup mint leaves, or more to taste


Wash berries and pat dry. Add honey to taste and mix, top with mint leaves and salt. Mix well and serve. This salad gets better the longer you let the salt break down the berries. Good for a day or two.

Can be made vegan if you sub agave for the honey.




February 21, 2013

My Breakfast’s Best Friend : The Blueberry

February 13, 2013

Overnight Pomegranate Green Tea

Delicious and ready for you in the morning. Made for girls or guys on the go like me. I use a mason jar because it is easy transport and the flavors work well together. Feel free to use any bottle of your choice. I like the blend of green and white tea, can you say antioxidants in a cup? Thanks @chaudsjuicettherapy for the idea!

2 bags green tea
1 bag pomegranate white tea, I bought my favorite kind from Trader Joe’s


Use three tea bags and fresh filtered water for the best taste! Steep the bags overnight for the best taste.

Feel free to add honey if you want sweetness!


August 14, 2012

Avocado Chicken Salad in Red Bell Pepper Cups

Hey everyone! Another low carb dinner or lunch option! Hope you enjoy!

I love how luscious avocado makes a dish. The richness of the avocado adds the best flavor.


Makes 4 red bell pepper cups

2 red bell peppers

2 chicken breasts, steamed

1 avocado

1 lime

1 lemon

1/2 cup tomatoes, diced

1/8 cup diced red onion



Shred the chicken with two forks and set aside. Mash the avocado with the juice of the lime and lemon. Add tomatoes and red onion and combine with the shredded chicken. Wash and halve the red bell peppers, remove the seeds and the stems. Spoon the avocado chicken mixture into the red bell pepper cups.


Let me know what you think when you try it!

Healthy dishes,