Chia Pudding – Health Benefits

As a little girl, I loved tapioca pudding, but I’m not into the sugar and processed ingredients, so today I am sharing a simple chia pudding recipe. Chia seeds offer an excellent source of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. Chia seeds help reduce inflammation, constipation and LDL “bad cholesterol”. The fiber helps improve HDL…

Ketogenic Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps by Dr. Christie Smirl

With busy schedules it is easy to just grab convenient food that is not necessarily healthy. I’m always trying to create meals that are full of balanced nutrition, flavor and freshness.  Here’s a great recipe for Ketogenic Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps I designed.

Kapha Pacifying Khichdi with Dr. Christie Smirl

Khichdi, also known as kitchari, is an ancient yogi meal that balances the dhatus (tissues) and doshas (physiological forces). Khichdi is often prescribed to be consumed for 30 days to balance the doshas vata, pitta and kapha to detoxify the body. In India I enjoyed the availability of this nourishing, filling meal anytime of the…

Triphala to Detox & Rejuvenate

TRIPHALA – Balancing Formula for Detoxification & Rejuvenation Triphala is one of the most recommended Ayurvedic formulation and has been used as a daily supplement for over 5,000 years to balance all three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Triphala is translated as “Three Fruits” and is composed of dried and powdered amalaki, bibhitaki and…