Written by Adina

The Dirty Dozen

Don’t automatically trust a “natural” sticker that’s been slapped on a package in the store. If we find out where our food comes from, we can better appreciate the importance of eating whole, organic foods.
Bottom-line: Food that’s grown wild on this earth, that hasn’t been genetically engineered, processed or tampered with, is good for us. Everything else is questionable.
Eliminating the following things from our diets can make a dramatic and positive impact on our health:
• Bleached, refined flours
• Refined sugars, high-fructose corn syrup
• Table salt
• Transfats and refined oils (including processed corn, canola, sunflower, safflower and vegetable oils)
• Meats treated with hormones or antibiotics; farmed fish
• Foods sprayed with pesticides and herbicides
• Genetically modified foods
• Non-organic dairy products
• Additives such as preservatives, nitrates, and artificial flavorings and colorings
• Fast and fried foods
• Sodas and juices with added sugars
• Tap water
• Alcohol


Almond Coco Electrolyte Shake

Almonds are rich in calcium, iron and phosphorous.  I recommend buying raw almonds from the farmers market since almonds at grocery stores have been pasteurized, killing their enzymes. For variety, you can experiment by substituting hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds or brazil nuts for the almonds.


1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight

4 cups coconut water or purified water

1 cup water

Pinch of Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt


Directions:  Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth; strain through fine sieve or nut milk bag. Rinse blender, pour milk back into blender with, pinch of salt and your choice of the optional cinnamon, vanilla (if you choose to use them) and blend until incorporate.  Pour ½ the milk into a glass and enjoy.  The remaining milk will keep for two days in the refrigerator.


There are so many different factors to feeling drained throughout the day. Not enough sleep, stress, eating late night, too many cocktails the night before, too much coffee, the list goes on and on. The Good news is you can re-boot it just takes discipline. One great way to jump start your life force is with a good green juice cleanse. When I feel like I’ve hit the bottom of my energy reserve I commit to one to 5-7 days of green juice. You really must know how to do it correct. There is a real protocol to follow. (Check out the GREEN BUZZ cleanse in my book)