Easy Delicious Baked Brown Rice

Ok, I admit it, I am a carb fanatic!!! I have been trying to eat a b it healthier and these past several years, I just haven’t been able to wrap my tongue around “brown rice” …UNTIL NOW!!! This is very … Continue reading

How To Make Your Groceries Stay Fresh Longer and Stop Throwing Away Money

I don’t know about y’all but all too often I go to the grocery store and buy fresh fruits and vegetables with the best of intentions just to turn around later finding them spoiled and have to throw them away. I tend … Continue reading

Salad In A Jar

I love salads, I admit it!

My problem is that when I am hungry, I don’t want to take the time to wash everything, cut everything up, mix the dressing etc..

Well here is the perfect solution…


I know, who knew this could be so easy LOL.

There are so many combinations that can be used here. I have included a recipe for those just starting out but you can make any combo that you can think of.

Make up these little puppies on a Sunday night and you will have a salad for the next 5 days. Just grab one from the frig and shake when you are ready for lunch. It’s that easy!!!!

The key is to make sure that the lettuce, spinach or whatever other greens you decide to use, do not touch the salad dressing. Make sure that you layer ingredients so that the salad dressing is on the bottom and your leafy greens are at the very top.

I use canning jars to make these.  If you don’t have canning jars, you can use any jar that has a tight sealing lid.

For y’all that made that New Years resolution to eat healthier, this is a perfect lil helper!!


Make it a great day, you deserve it!!


salad in a jar

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe from Creative Kitchen Adventures

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1-2 tbsp water (more or less depending on the consistency you want)
2 tbsp honey (can be replaced with agave or brown sugar)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Place all ingredients into a small jar (canning jar). Anything with a lid works well.
Shake to mix thoroughly. Stores in fridge for 1-2 weeks.


Makes 2 salads (Salads pictured were made in 32 oz mason jars)

1 cup cooked quinoa
2 big handfuls spinach
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 red onion, diced
4 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette

Layer the ingredients in the jar as follows:

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

Is There A Way To Reverse Gray Hair? Possibly!!

Do you have gray hair?

Do you spend time and money coloring your hair to get rid of your gray?

Perhaps you won’t have to any longer.

I was flipping through some articles and found this very interesting one on the power of………….

Green Smoothies

green smoothie

This article was originally posted on MindBodyGreen.com  and  was written by Jennifer Thompson and it raises some interesting points and possibilities.

Now I know not all of you dislike your gray hair. There are many of you out there that completely embrace your gray hair and look absolutely beautiful with it. I, on the other hand, started going gray when I was in my early 20’s. It makes me feel old, and darn it, I don’t like feeling that way. So yes, I am one of those that color color color!!!!

Please let us know what you think!!

Do you have other “cures” for gray hair, we would love for you to share them with us.

Do you enjoy Green Smoothies, we would love for you to share your recipes with us as well.

Make it a great day, you deserve it!!


Can a Green Smoothie Reverse Gray Hair?

A Green Smoothie is a mixture of fresh fruits and greens, blended for a nutrient-packed breakfast, lunch or snack.

They are great for weight loss, colon health and as an easy way to get more minerals and fresh foods into the diet. But an added bonus is that they’ve been known to reverse gray hair, naturally!
The Green Smoothie was actually “invented” in the 1970’s by Ann Wigmore, who went on to write many books on natural health and healing, including The Hippocrates Diet. She called the Green Smoothie her “energy soup.”
Wigmore started drinking these smoothies when she was in her 50s, and had a full head of gray hair. Soon, her hair reversed itself back to a natural brown color.
When she was in her 80s, her students cut a piece of her hair and sent it to the lab for analysis to prove that she was not dyeing it!
Wigmore claimed that grey hair is linked to mineral deficiencies, and when the body is able to boost its mineral reserves, the natural color returns.
Personally, my hair became darker after I started drinking these smoothies four years ago. (I swear!) I’ve also had at least five clients who, after drinking these every day for several months, experienced the same results. So greens may be more beneficial than we realize.
Here are some general tips to making your own Green Smoothies:
  • Blend 60% fruit to 40% greens in a blender.
  • Keep in mind that cucumber, tomato and bell peppers are fruits.
  • You can start to mix more fruits and greens as you become confident in your flavor combinations.
  • Add water and/or high-water content fruits first.
  • Then add greens, blend again.
  • Blend different fruits and greens every day.
  • Try different combinations and find what tastes best to you
Are you ready to try a Green Smoothie? Here’s a recipe to get you started: 
  • 2 bunches bok choy
  • 1 handful arugula
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 mandarin
  • A few shavings fresh ginger (about a quarter inch)
  • Half tsp. blue green algae powder
  • Half tsp. chlorella powder
  • 1 capsule probiotic powder
  • Half lime, squeezed
  • 1 cup water
Carefully wash all greens and peel the oranges and mandarin.
In a blender, add the water, fruits, powders and fresh ginger and blend until smooth.
Add the greens and blend again.
Finally, open the probiotic capsule and add the powder to the smoothie, blending one last time until smooth.
Smoothie will keep for up to two days in the fridge, but is best if consumed immediately.
Published October 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

About Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer Thompson is a fully trained and qualified IIPA Certified Comprehensive Iridologist and Plant-Based Nutritionist. Currently Jennifer is based in Koh Samui, Thailand, where she works as an Certified Iridology Practitioner, Raw Food Educator and also a Detox/Fasting, Vegan/Live Foods, Green Smoothie and Healthy Habits Coach. She offers lectures, workshops, training and one-on-one consultations at various health and detox spas around the world. She has worked individually with clients and also presented her health talks in Australia, USA, China, Korea, Japan, Dubai, Jordan, Israel, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Her first DVD, Green Smoothie Power, was released in April 2012.  Sign up for her FREE raw food recipes and newsletter at www.healthybliss.net.

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