Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years

I cannot believe that it is going to be 2011 already! I honestly JUST came to terms with it being 2010. I truly believe that 2011 will be a better year than 2010 and I plan to make that happen in every way that I can.

I plan to blog more regularly in the New Year, as I have so much to share. My hope is always that I inform or touch some reader; that I help them or answer some question they could have had; and that I improve the quality of their life.

Since starting this blog, I've really had a hard time trying to find my 'tone' and what I want this blog to be. Health blog, Diary, about me, Informational etc. I plan to personalize it a bit more in the New Year, as well as add more posts a week with little Health and Wellness Tidbits.
I have been a Nutrition and Supplement Consultant for approximately 6 years, and due to the events that have transpired recently, I lost my focus and what truly makes me happy. I have so much to share, and I cannot wait to share this information with you.

And while we are on the topic of New Years, celebration and as an extension, alcohol, I often get asked if there is anything that helps prevent hang overs. As a matter of fact, there is. I highly recommend PARTY SMART. It is made by Himalaya Health Care, the same company that takes 10yrs PER FORMULATION, produces one of the best Liver support formulas: Liv52, which has 182 clinically published clinical trials, and is one of the only companies to hold the ISO 9001:2000 certification.

It really aids in removing by-product toxins, metabolising waste so it is easily removed from the body, and protects the cells of the liver. I've had many people swear by this product, and it is definitely a good thing to have lying around. It prevents harm from alcohol to the liver, and lessens the burden on it.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Apple Pie Cream Cheese Delight

I made this quickly this morning, and it was so amazing I had to share. Although I knew this would taste good, I didn't realize it would taste this good. It was incredible. I felt as though I was eating Cream Cheese frosting with some decadent Apple Pie/Apple Cake.

 As you can tell, I snapped these pictures with my cell phone camera, because I knew I would NOT wait to get my camera. I wanted to eat it immediately. The ingredients are ridiculously simply and easy to obtain! I cannot remember what it reminds me of EXACTLY, or what the name of the dessert it, but for now the best way I can describe it is eating Cinnabon Cream Cheese Icing mixed with the innards of an apple pie; but better. The only way this could be better is if I had some Graham cracker crumbles or cookie crumbles (or Cinnamon Toast Crunch , Low Carb Cereal/Kay's Cereals, High Lo, low sugar Granola) or if I had a Bathtub sized bowl of this!


Walden Farms Apple Butter (heating grated apple with cinnamon and sweetener until caramelized would be nice too)

Add Greek Yogurt to a bowl ( or just leave it in the container if lazy).
Sprinkle with cinnamon and add a few packets of Sweet and Low (or other sweetener) and stir thoroughly.
In a separate microwave safe glass dish, add 4TB of Walden Farm's Apple Butter (or more depending on how much Yogurt you are using- for 500g of Yogurt, use about 8tb). Feel free to add some grated/diced apples and cinnamon.
Microwave for about 30sec, or until melted.
With a spoon, pour contents onto yogurt and stir.
Add more cinnamon on top, and more melted apple butter if desired.

-If you have left over apple cake, protein cakes, cereal, cookies, pie crust, sugar free cookies etc, feel free to incorporate.
* This would be incredible with protein powder stirred in (vanilla, cake batter  or graham cracker flavors). Also adding somecheese cake flavor drops or other flavor drops would be amazing (such as cinnamon danish swirl, french toast, caramel,graham cracker or apple pie etc). Adding a sugar free syrup, or LorAnn flavoring drops work wonders ! I would also recommend mixing in some Sugar Free Pudding (love refrigerated Jello sugar free Vanilla, or Dulce de Leche cups) or mix, rice pudding with cinnamon, tapioca or for pure heaven, some yellow/spice/or white cake mix. Trust me on this. (you can use sugar free cake mixes, cup cake, angel food etc)! Personally, I love Dixie Diners mixes for EVERYTHING. Bob's Red Mill White Cake mix or a standard cake mix (like Betty Crocker/Hines) will suffice.