Savings tip for today

Instead of spending money on expensive foaming hand soaps…refill the foaming container with about 1/4 to 1/3 liquid soap and fill the rest with water. It is plenty of soap and saves your hands from so many harsh chemicals that dry them out! For a healthier choice of soaps try Dr Bonners soaps… it is all naturals! Check it out at drbronner.com

Bargain tip of the day

Watch for 1/2 off days at the thrift stores in your area… Goodwill in my area has 1/2 off on all holidays and $1 days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday w/ racks reduced to $ .50 cents on Sunday. I have found some great deals. Lots of t-shirts ofr my family…work pants for myself and cute stuff for my neices and nephew!!

Citrus Smoothie

This is probably my favorite because it is so different…

2 c filtered water

1 grapefruit (peeled and seeded)

1 juice orange (peeled and seeded

1 Tangerine (peeled and seeded)

1/4 c raw walnuts

1 T ground flax seed

1/2 avocado

1 c organic greens ( spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc)- I soak all veggies in filtered water and grapefruit seed extract while preparing the first part of smoothie.

1-2 stalks oragnic celery

1 small bunch of organic cauliflower

Blend all together and place in freezer for about 1-2 hrs to get slushy before eating…Enjoy!!!

Raw Smoothies

This past January my sister and I decided to see if we could go totally raw and eat nothing but raw smoothies, and fresh carrot juice. We had been puttin git off becasue we were not sure we could do it…we had been vegan for a few years, but not near raw. We were rather addicted to our roasted veggies with coconut oil and sauteed veggies on Ezekial wraps.  We began researching the online smoothie sites and ordered Victoria’s book about Raw Smoothies (rawfamily.com). My favorite smoothie for lunch is as follows:

Mixed Berry Smoothie:

1-2 c of filtered water

1 1/2c frozen mixed berries

1/2 c frozen pineapple

1 oragnic fresh banana

1/4 c raw sunflower seeds

1 T ground flax seed

1T organic Hemp seed

1 scoop raw Sun Warrior vanilla protein powder

1 c organic greens ( spinach, roamine , kale etc.)

1-2 stalks of oganic celery

1 small bunch broccoli

Blend it all together…I like to put mine int he freezer till slushy before enjoying…that way it lasts longer. I feel like I am having 2 quarts of sherbert!! ENJOY!!


This is my first time blogging..I recently made a lot of changes in my diet and wanted to share. I went vegan about 4 yrs ago after being introduced to the Halleluah diet (hares.com )…my cholesterol dropped 60 points in less than 6 months !