Quinoa Parfait

Quinoa Parfait 2 Quinoa is a delicious grain, small, multi-colored, kind of nutty, chewable, and fun. Ben has learned to enjoy it with yogurt, and fresh fruit.

Quinoa ParfaitIn fact, today with the leftovers from the breakfast cooking pot, we made a Quinoa Parfait to have as a snack when he gets home from school. 

He’s thinking about the toppings, wondering if blueberries might be better for him than say, perhaps a banana – Oh! and then remembering his favorite fruit – It’ll be topped with Kiwi!!! 

Melaleuca & Oregano vs Bacteria

I’ve fallen in love with the chemistry behind essential oils! I’ve used oregano on my kids’ feet for many years, and my mother taught me the wonder of essential oils a long, long (o.k. kids, not That long) time ago. Here’s a simple little video to help explain why they are so effective at killing bacteria and why they are truly necessary items to have in your home medicine cabinet.

Additionally – adding a drop or two of edible oils can really change up your smoothie.

Red Blood Cells & Chlorophyll


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Why is the aroma from Essential Oils SO familiar? Why are Green Smoothies SO “good” to our bodies – almost as if we recognize the nutrients on a cellular level? Ever wondered why that sigh of satisfaction is so deep?

Here’s one thought expressed by the attached picture. You’ll see the chemical drawing of one of your red blood cells. What does that have to do with Green Smoothies? Well, a chlorophyll molecule is virtually identical!Carrot Apple Celery Juice

Your red blood cell has an iron molecule (Fe2) in the center, and chlorophyll has Magnesium (Mg), that’s the difference.

According to the teachings of Dr. Anne Wigmore, consuming chlorophyll is like receiving a healthy blood transfusion! So your body can easily and instantly claim what it needs from the green food, and let the rest go – no side effects. Woot!

No WONDER that drink FEELS so right! And when given the added nutrition and benefit of additional plant food (essential oils) to either cleanse, offer optimal nutrition and enhance flavor – its a win-win situation.