AMAZING Avocado Salad!Β 

This was the first time I made this, but it will surely NOT be my last!  It was delicious, filling, quick and easy, and inexpensive! 

2 avocados cut into cubes

1 green or red bell pepper chopped 

1 small cucumber, cut into small pieces (I peel mine first)

1/4 cup red onion chopped

1 can chickpeas -drained and rinsed 

Kalamala olives (optional)- I used 1/4 cup

Feta (I used 6 oz)

Grape tomatoes (I used 3/4 of a pint) cut in half or quarters, depending on their size 

1/4 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

juice of 1/2 lime

juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything together, being careful not to mash the avocado, and ENJOY! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

**this salad is also great if you add chicken. I have added my weekly-made shredded chicken cooked in garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chicken broth and it is a perfect pairing!

It makes the salad more of a dinner or heavier lunch and we cannot get enough of it either way! 

Stay Healthy,




All ready for the morning! πŸ‘Œ 

 This is a great breakfast that can be made the night before. I pour it into a Pyrex bowl and put the toppings into a sandwich bag. 
No excuses for not starting the day right!
I have loved smoothies for a long time, but the bowl gives it a whole new level and the toppings create more texture and make it seem more meal-like…. And it tastes AMAZING!

This Smoothie Bowl:
Blended kale, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, banana, and a splash of coconut milk. Top with dried pineapple, coconut, banana chips, cranberries, papaya, walnuts, and cashews! Heaven in my mouth! 

*all of my toppings are an organic mix I buy at Marshall’s… yes, Marshall’s! It’s my absolute favorite store! That have so many organic/healthy snacks!!!

Stay Healthy,

#smoothiebowlonthego #healthystarttotheday #delicious #fuelyourbody

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Berry Water Kefir = PROBIOTIC SUCCESS!

So, you have probably heard of Probiotics by now, and may know how good they are for so many things…. but have you heard of Water Kefir?!

 If not, you’re missing out on a great way to get your probiotics NATURALLY and basically for FREE (except for what you flavor the water with)!  

I always become skeptical when taking a pill-form of anything, so when I found out about this alternative for probiotics, I had to try it!  
First, you should know the benefits of probiotics, if you don’t already!  Some of the benefits (read more at  https://www.diamondherbs.co/benefits-of-probiotics-what-they-are-how-they-can-help-you/ ) include:

Reduces colds & flu’s

Fights off food borne illnesses

Prevents & treats kidney stones

Reduces the overuse of antibiotics

Improves overall digestive function

Prevents eczema (with children)

Prevents & removes acne

Boosts body’s immune system

Helps with weight loss

Heals inflammation in bowels

Prevents & treats urinary tract infections

Lowers cholesterol

Promotes oral health


Depression & Anxiety

I have also heard that it helps with Asthma, so I will have to follow up with that at a later date to see how it affects Adam since he suffers from Asthma regularly!

To start my first batch, I was given 1/4 cup of cultures from my cousin, whom was the one that told me about this amazing water! 

I wanted to try the “lemonade” one that she made, but we used all of the lemons. Therefore, I improvised and followed this recipe for the Berry Water Kefir:


It turned out great! The kids love it and after drinking it for a few days, I already feel the positive results.  What’s even better is that it’s much less expensive that the pill-form of a probiotic I had been taking before.  

The cultures quickly multiply, so I now make double batches and even had enough to give away!
I have to admit, it is a “new process” that took me some time to learn fully, but I am so glad I invested that time for mine and my family’s health.  I would recommend this to anyone that can take a Probiotic! 


Stay Healthy,