“The Pumpkin-ator” Protein Smoothie

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As part of the detox I started last fall, I’ve been drinking this low-sugar, low-carb protein drink every morning. It’s packed with anti-oxidants and good-for-you protein. I add cinnamon for it’s anti-inflammatory properties (and it tastes good), but pumpkin pie spice works too. Make it with water or unsweetened almond milk for a powerful start […]

Try Your Own Detox: Tips for Kicking Caffeine and Sugar

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I realized a few months ago that I was suffering from an energy crisis. Starting first thing in the morning, I would begin jacking myself up on caffeine just to feel human. After a couple cups of coffee I’d be good to go for the morning, but by mid afternoon I was dragging again, barely able to […]

How can I compete with happiness and rainbows?

Caramel candy of colorful spirals

My youngest child, 15-year-old Connor, spent an evening at a friend’s house this week, working on a project for school. The following conversation happened in the car after I picked him up: Me: “Did you have dinner?” Connor: “Yeah, Oreos.” Me: “Ewwwww, do you know what’s in the cream filling???” Connor: “Happiness and rainbows?” <sigh> […]