Category Archives: Beverages

Frozen Green Tea Cooler

The hot weather is back this week and we’re all looking for healthy ways to keep cool.  Water is great but sometimes you want something different. During the last hot spell I got on a bit of a frozen drink … Continue reading

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Healthy Homemade Frozen Mocha Coffee

                            Which would you want to put in your body? Almonds, cocoa, dates, banana      OR      Sugar, artificial flavors and preservatives? And what has that got to do … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

As passionately as I promote “real” “whole” “actual” foods (you know– oats, apples, butternut squash, walnuts, etc, etc)  and as much as I like Michael Pollan’s advice to not eat anything your great-grandmother would not recognize as food, there are … Continue reading

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Got (the Facts on) Milk?

I was poking around the library the other day when I came across a milk documentary.  How I had not heard of this, I have no idea.  It’s no secret that I am anti-dairy, so I borrowed it, watched it … Continue reading

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New Article Links and a Peek Around the Yard

I have been slacking on my blog but I have been busy with other projects–one of them writing articles for the San Francisco Gate Healthy Eating section (an online newspaper).  Take a look at a few recent additions: Healthy Snacks … Continue reading

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Green Tea…Supplements vs A Nice Hot Cup

I’m partial to food.  Real, actual food.  Miraculous creations that grow from the earth and that you eat and drink.  I am not so much into pills.  Supplements aren’t real food and after working in the supplement industry for many … Continue reading

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Juices

Healthy or not? It’s a question I hear often.  My standard answer is:  no.  The exception is fresh pressed raw juices, but the majority of folks are not referring to this sort of juice when they wonder about juices.  And … Continue reading

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Coconut Nog

Here’s a confession.  Just because I am a dietitian does not mean that I am perfect.  🙂 Nope, not even close.  Sometimes I actually do consume foods that are not exactly included on the healthy list.  Case in point:  Coconut … Continue reading

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Watch out for those Eggnog Lattes!

Take a peek at this article that has an interesting comparison chart of various specialty coffee drinks and a double cheeseburger.  It’s pretty eye-opening.  While these beverages may be delicious they most likely contain a lot more calories than you … Continue reading

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Kombuchas~ Get ‘Em While They are On Sale

There is something about drinking a GT’s Kombucha that just makes you feel good.  If you haven’t tried them before, be warned, they are not the cheapest habit to get into.  I’d suggest drinking half at a time to get … Continue reading

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