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Easiest Pumpkin Soup

    Easiest Pumpkin Soup

    Vegan, GF, Dairy free

    Happily Serves 4 


    1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 

    2 TBSP Avocado oil

    1 Large can pure pumpkin or fresh pumpkin

    4 Cups bone broth (or vegetable broth if a Vegan)

    1/2 cup Coconut Milk or 3/4 cup soaked cashews

    2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice

    3/4 tsp Sea salt

    1 garlic clove

    Black pepper

    Optional: Add Curry powder and Coconut milk to desired texture

    Heat Avocado oil over medium-high heat. 

    Add the onion and cook, stirring, 3 minutes

    Cream cashews in food processor.

    Stir in the pure pumpkin, bone (or chicken) broth, milk or cashews, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt.  

    Cook, stir occasionally for 3 minutes or until soup simmers.

    Soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  

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    How Much Sugar – Can You Have? Did You Have? Should You Have? How to Calculate it.

      How Much Sugar is Too Much?

      Calculating Refined Sugar Intake In Teaspoons sugar

      • A healthy adult human being has approximately 5 liters of blood circulating at any given moment.
      •  In that 5 Liters of Blood a grand total of 1 teaspoon of sugar is available during a fasting state. That’s all the body needs to function.
      •  In 12-ounces of soda or energy drinks typically contain approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar.
      •  That little beverage effectively raises the blood sugar 10 times above what the body needs to function and typically within a matter of minutes.

      To Decode the refined sugar in your diet simply do the following wherever refined sugars are listed in the ingredients.

      1 Teaspoon of Sugar = Approximately 4 Grams of Sugar

      In other words take the total grams of refined sugar and divide by 4 to learn how many teaspoons of sugar you are consuming per serving.

      More About Refined Sugar

      The Recommended Total Consumption of Refined Sugar & High Fructose Corn Syrup is less than 1 pound per month for Optimal Immune Health. Use the conversions below to assess how much sugar you are consuming each day.

      • 1 teaspoon of Sugar = 4.2 grams = approximately 4 grams
      • 453 grams of Sugar = 1 pound of Sugar
      • 115 teaspoons of Sugar = 1 pound of Sugar
      • 11 Sodas (132 Ounces) = 2, 2-Liter Bottles of Soda =
      • 1 pound of Sugar 1 Soda (12 Ounces) = 39 grams of Sugar = Approximately 10 teaspoons of Sugar
      • 1 Soda (20 Ounces) = 69 grams of Sugar = Approx. 16.5 teaspoons of Sugar
      • 1 Soda (2 Liters) = 67 ounces of Soda = 221 grams of Sugar = ½ pound of Sugar

      Drinking 1 Soda (12 Ounces) per day = 30 Sodas per month = 2.65 pounds of Sugar per month from Soda alone = 360 teaspoons of sugar your body will have to use, store or eliminate in order to remain in balance at 1 teaspoon circulating in the blood stream.

      I would also say that I would not count fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to this total…just refined sugars like white sugar, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, dextrin, maltodextrin, agave syrup, maple syrup, and evaporated cane juice.

      The US governments projects that average annual refined sugar consumption alone…not counting any other sweetener will be 74 or more pounds per year for the next 20 years. And we wonder why diabetes is the fastest growing pathology in the United States today.


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      What Does Eating Healthy Mean? 16 Healthy Eating Principles You Must Know!

        What does Eating Healthy Mean?

        1- Mitochondrial Energy Production:

        Mitochondria definition: and organelle found in large number in most cells, in which the biochemical process of energy production occurs. It has an inner and outer layer.

        2-Organic sourced foods: look up

        The environmental working group is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.  Learn what organic means

        U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a great resource

        3- Delayed food allergens: and allergy is an adverse reaction due to immunologic mechanism. A delayed onset food allergy is an auto immune disease that causes your immune system to overact when you ingest certain foods. The immune cells mistakenly attack food particles and treat them as foreign invaders and produce anti-bodies to try to fight what they perceive as toxins. Known allergies we can the immune and digestive systems, draining the body of energy.

        Energetic Health Institute…an innovative 501(c)3 California Non-Profit & Gold Rated by for transparency. School approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)

        I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who can order you the right lab work to complete and over see this process.

        4- 60% Alkalizing   pH scale  0-14   Acid vs. Alkaline

        Certain foods can effect of the acidity and pH of bodily fluids, including the urine or blood, and therefore can be used to treat and prevent disease

        5- Green Food

        Chlorophyll turns into new blood. Green promotes health and energy.

        6- ORAC Value of Food

        Oxygen radical absorbance capacity Is the unit of measurements of antioxidants found in food. (calories are a unit of energy)

        7-Refined Sugar

        A healthy adult has approx 5 liters of blood circulating at any given moment and needs 1 teaspoon of sugar available during a fasting state. That’s all the body needs to function.

        12-ounces of soda or energy drinks typically contain approx 10 tsp of sugar. That raises the blood sugar 10x above what the body needs to function and typically within a matter of minutes.


        1 Teaspoon of Sugar = Approx 4 Grams of Sugar

        Take the total grams of refined sugar & divide by 4 to learn how many teaspoons of sugar you are consuming per serving.

        8-Naturally sweet:

        Think Real food

        9- Fiber: 8-12 grams  per meal.  Average 25-30 grams a day.

        Adds bulk to you diet and aids in digestion.

        Insoluble fiber: found in wheat, bran, vegetables, and whole grains. It helps speed passage of food through the stomach and intestines.

        Soluble Fiber: attacks water and turns into gel, slowing digestion.  Found in foods like oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some other veggies and fruits.  Can help lower cholesterol.

        10-Raw foods

        Raw foods contain enzymes.  Enzymes help break down food and aid in digestion.

        Proteases: breaks down Protein

        Lipase: breaks down fat

        Amylase: breaks downs carbs

        11- Healthy Preparation Methods

        12-Environmentally Safe Meats and Fish

        13-Environmentally safe Cookware

        NO TEFLON!

        14-Friends and Family MOODS

        15- Beverage 8oz or less

        16- Burn off what you consume!


        Salted Sunflower Nut Butter Cups

          Salted Nutbutter Cups

          Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free

          Happily Serves 24 mini cups



          3 cups Lily’s chocolate chips

          1 TBSP Coconut oil

          1 tsp Vanilla


          3 TBSP Sunflower butter

          1 tsp  Himalayan sea salt

          1 tsp Coconut oil

          1/4 Cup Dates


          Pink Himalayan salt, to taste


          Soak Dates 1-4 hours.  Remove seeds.

          In a double boiler, add in dark chocolate chips, coconut oil and vanilla.

          Melt over a pot of simmering (not boiling) hot water until well incorporated.

          Fill the bottom of each muffin liner with 1-2 tsp of the chocolate mixture.

          Set aside leftover chocolate to put on top of the cups.

          Set the muffin pans in the freezer.

          In a food processor add in Sunflower butter, sea salt, coconut oil and dates.

          Blend until smooth and creamy.

          Spoon 1 tsp of the sunflower butter mixture on top of each chocolate filled muffin liner.

          Then spoon out 1-2 tsp chocolate mixture to cover each cup.

          Sprinkle Himalayan salt on top.

          Place the cups in the freezer for 30 minutes or until set.  Serve frozen.


          Broccoli Sweet Potato Poppy Seed Salad

            Broccoli Sweet Potato Poppy Seed Salad

            Gluten Free

            Happily Serves 8


            4 cups fresh quick steamed broccoli, chopped into bite-size pieces

            1 cup sweet potato or yam

            ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

            ¼ cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds

            1 tablespoon lemon juice


            1 cup Coconut kefir or small avocado, smashed

            ¼ cup raw organic honey

            1 tablespoon lemon juice

            2 teaspoons coconut vinegar

            1 tablespoon water

            1 tablespoon poppy seeds

            Combine broccoli, sweet potato, red onion, and sunflower/pumpkin seeds.

            In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients.

            Pour dressing over the salad and gently combine.

            Salad may be served immediately or refrigerated until serving.

            Watermelon Salsa

              Watermelon Salsa

              GF, Refined Sugar Free

              Happily serves 6-8

              Sweet salsa could be served as a breakfast side dish.


              • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest (from about 1 lime)
              • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
              • 1 TBSP Organic raw sugar, or coconut sugar
              • Freshly ground pepper
              • 3 C seeded and finely chopped watermelon
              • 1 organic cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced
              • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
              • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
              • 8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
              • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
              • Sea Salt to taste
              1.  Stir together the lime zest, lime juice, sugar and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl.
              2. Add the watermelon, cucumber, jalapeno, onion and basil and toss gently.
              3. Chill the salsa until ready to serve.
              4. Add the garlic salt just before serving.