A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

The Wonderful, Limitless Lemon! The ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons or drinking lemon juice could help protect a person from poison.  This is, in fact, true.  The power of lemons is incredible!  Of course, they taste delicious in cakes, bars, cocktails, and more.  You can squeeze a lemon onto a salad as a homemade […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Harvest the Benefits of Pumpkin! Happy Fall Everyone!  This is one of my favorite times of the year, not just because the falling leaves are so beautiful, but because it’s pumpkin season!  I will sample (and probably love) anything that contains pumpkin.  The more natural, the better; though even pumpkin cookies, pies, dips, muffins, and […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, SO EAT HAPPY! Is trying to find healthy (but still yummy) foods a bit stressful?  Here are 4 foods sure to lift your mood with their natural benefits: Spinach: Contains Folic Acid — a B vitamin found to boost moods; Avocado: Increases production of Serotonin — a feel-good neurotransmitter; Berries: Known to release […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Kale, Spinach, and Lemon Smoothie

Looking for a quick, healthy snack?  Try a kale, spinach, lemon smoothie! Ingredients: 5 kale leaves 1 handful of spinach ½ peeled lemon Need a little more liquid to down the greens?  Add some apple juice. Still not sweet enough?  Add a few slices of banana.   No access to a juicer?  No problem!  Mix all ingredients in a blender […]

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