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My Superfood Breakfast Smoothie(1)

This morning, after my favorite workout ever – Pilates SPX, if curious – I was craving a refreshing and tart smoothie. Walking in the door, I went straight to the fridge, pulled out a basket of fresh organic strawberries, and a jar filled my some fresh almond milk I just made (almond Milk recipe coming [...]

AVOCADO – Not just for Guacamole anymore!(1)

I adore this superfood! Avocados have the highest quality of the good fats (monounsaturated) that your body needs. Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, while increasing health promoting HDL cholesterol. Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. One cup [...]

Cranberries!(Comments Off)

Yes, a fruit and also the name of a band from Ireland popularized in the 90′s (last century, yes!).  The other day, I heard their music and that sparked an entire cranberry flow of thoughts…Cranberries, those little ruby red balls that most people associate with Thanksgiving dinner, and unfortunately for them, are treated so poorly [...]

More benefits to the big “O”!(2)

Well, of course I mean Organic – what were you thinkin’? Yes, by now we should all know that eating Organic is just plain better.  Better for our bodies, our soil, and our planet.  Eating organically leaves behind the pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, GMO’s and irradiation that are all part of the conventional counterparts. Research shows  [...]

Friendly Bugs(Comments Off)

During this time of year, especially, I have a daily ritual of making afternoon smoothies for my children.  And, since starting school this year, my son seems to always bring a friend – or two – from school with him.  So, my smoothie making has become more like a production…But it’s all good!  Here’s why: [...]

Immunity and “Buggy” smoothie(2)

Here it is.  The recipe for the immunity building smoothie (for more info, see the previous post) Make it for your kids often: 1 cup Kefir (I use Coconut Kefir), 1 banana, 2 cups berries (you can use frozen) like blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, 2 fresh clementines, 1 tablespoon Hemp Oil, 2 teaspoons probiotic powder. [...]

5 Superfoods For Your Health!(Comments Off)

I was recently on a live talk show in DC, called “Let’s Talk Live”, discussing 5 superfoods. I specifically chose these foods not only for their super nutrient density and health promoting benefits, but for ease of access and use. So, here they are (be sure to get all these products in their Organic variety):

Please don’t pack “Lunchables”(Comments Off)

I was volunteering at my son’s school the other day and was present during my favorite time: Lunch!! As a nutrition counselor and chef, I am always intrigued by what other people are eating…It was so wonderful to see all the kids eating their lunches and not fussing too much (it’s a 4 year old [...]

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Tania Hayek Mercer

  • Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Living Foods Chef & Instructor