Morning Mix: Greens for Your WildFit AlkaGizer

Morning Mix: Greens for Your WildFit AlkaGizer

Mix Greens AlkaGizer

Morning Mix: Greens for Your WildFit AlkaGizer. Whether you are visiting here because we are #WildFit buddies, you have been listening to this year’s YL Success Summit or simply we have been on similar paths over the years I hope this “Morning Mix” healthy habit adds some value to your mornings!

I notice that most people who “juice” or do “smoothies” in the morning often add a lot of sugar and don’t even realize it. Do you know how much sugar is in a banana? 14 grams of sugar! Most people also use dairy and berries as well adding to a massive sugar shock instead of a well intended nutritious meal.

As I mentioned in this year’s YL Success Summit, I had the honor of participating in Eric Edmeades Get WildFit Challenge . The WildFit challenge goes deep into what our dietary habits are doing to our health. The AlkaGizer is a morning green smoothie that evolves into a VERY addicting, no-to-low-sugar addition to your daily life. #YLSS2016

These daily drinks are a mainstay for me and I’ve learned no-sugar ways to create variety. This morning I realized that I was almost completely OUT of greens in the fridge. EEK! But alas, since we moved and I have a little plot of land, so I headed out to pick swiss chard, green onions, oregano, basil, peppermint and spearmint. (Keep in mind, I live in Las Vegas, desert climate and haven’t even owned grass in over 6 years!)

While it was lovely, it was very savory shall we say. Not the best tasting cold concoction. So what is my fix in cases like this? BROTH! Good ol’ fashioned 24 hour cooked chicken broth. If you heat it and add it to a “no fruit” green, savory smoothie what do you have? Soup! Yummy, nutritious, warming and lovely soup. Pour it into a bowl, add a garnish and grab a spoon. Can you say YUM?

My Basic AlkaGizer recipe with Savory Mixed Greens
* Chives, fresh oregano, basil, peppermint, spearmint, 3/4 fresh jalapeño pepper, swiss chard
(ALL from my garden)
* Fresh cucumber, mint, fennel and cilantro
* 1 whole avocado
* 1 cups of herbal/non-caffeinated tea and a splash of rose water
* 1 cup of bone broth – I like chicken the best
* 2 drops of food grade lime and peppermint essential oil (my add on only add once in glass container)
Yeilds roughly 2-3 quarts you can drink throughout the day.

While you might not like this at first. I challenge you to challenge your tastebuds and loose the fruit for at least a month! Or better yet, take the 90 WildFit Challenge

Disclaimer: I am not paid by Eric or WildFit for my endorsement of this program. I just had a great experience and love the results when I stick to experiencing “Spring” for extended time periods.

YLSS2016 Healthy Habits in the Kitchen


*YL Success Summit – Listen Daily for Free (limited Time) –
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* Eric Edmeades –

* Get WildFit  –

* AlkaGizer Fast Food post –

* Essential Gluten Free Recipes by Tara Rayburn and Mary Vars (this is NOT fully WildFit compliant)
from Life Science Publishing

* Tara’s Young Living Essential Oil Connection

* Tara’s WildFit Pinterest board –

#EssentialOil #YLSS2016/habits


Fast Food – WildFit AlkaGizer

Fast Food – WildFit AlkaGizer

Fast Food

It’s no secret that in the United States we put priority on convenience. In all my years coaching and in social media one of the number one reasons I hear people give for “not” eating healthy is that they don’t have time. The second reason is “money.”  My response to either excuse is still the same… “Pay now or pay later.” Do you have the time or money to be ill? If you do not invest in what goes in your body now, you will pay the consequences for filling your tank with “cheap fuel.” #WildFit

If you have followed my work you will know I’m about REAL Nutrient rich food and that there is NO perfect diet for everyone. There are however, constant principles that keep proving themselves over and over. Sticking to foods/beverages that do not have a “label” with a list of ingredients, additives, flavorings, etc is always preferred over something processed and denatured.

All this to say, while I cannot reveal all of my experience as I am taking the 90 Day #WildFit Challenge, I can share with you my variation on what those of us taking the challenge affectionately call the “AlkaGizer.” Thanks to #WildFit creator #EricEadmedes we are encouraged to put our own twist on our #AlkaGizers as long as we stick to REAL  food and ultimately no sugar.

I’m here to tell you this puppy is the “Ultimate Fast Food Connection!” I make a big batch in the morning and have anywhere from 2 to 3 containers to fuel me throughout  the day. Without giving away too much of the program here, I can say that we use fresh fabulous veggies and plenty of healthy fat from sources like avocado and coconut in our AlkaGizers. I personally love adding fresh turmeric and ginger as well as essential oils.

With minimal prep you can have accessible food on the run so that you don’t crash, get overly hungry or grab the “other” fast food on the run that ultimately causes you to crash.

Here’s my AlkaGizer this morning:

* 3/4 fresh jalapeño pepper
* handful of fresh spinach, mint, kale, fennel and cilantro
* 1 whole avocado
* 2 cups of holy basil tea and a splash of rose water
* 2 drops of food grade lime and peppermint essential oil (my add on)

To learn more about the 90 Day WildFit Challenge and follow the amazing adventures of Eric Edmeades –

*Morning Mix: Greens for Your AlkaGizer with a Twist