A Smoothie without Fruit?

The eternal breakfast struggle continues.  My husband says he doesn’t like smoothies because they are too sweet and hurt his stomach.  As a family with gluten, dairy and egg intolerances, kicking smoothies off the menu leaves us with leaves us with frustratingly few options for breakfast.

Thankfully, I’ve crafted a Facebook newsfeed that includes some of the best wellness bloggers around.  On any random day, I am inspired by a new recipe or idea that gets us through the week, which I often share on our Facebook feed.  (Follow us HERE.)

This week’s miracle was inspired by Dr. Mark Hyman’s Green Breakfast Smoothie.  A smoothie without fruit.

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What’s for Breakfast?


If your family has food allergies or other dietary restrictions, or if you just want to eat as clean as possible, it can be a challenge to create a nourishing breakfast that satisfies everyone.

My husband claims he married me for my sandwich making skills, and my perfectly cooked eggs were a close second.  The rug was pulled out from under him when I developed adult onset food allergies.  I was always dairy intolerant, but eventually I had to kick eggs, nuts, peanut, soy, gluten and more from my kitchen.  Breakfast hasn’t been the same since.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables this Winter

We all know getting kids to eat their veggies can feel like a full-time job.  Or, at least, it does for me.  Learning the importance of good nutrition, and seeing its positive effects in action, inspires me to spend more time in the kitchen, the garden and the farmers market.  Here are 5 ways to make it fun this winter. Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables this Winter”