Best Tasting Natural Organic & Gluten Free Protein Shakes

March 3, 2016



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These are hands down my favorite meal replacement protein shakes! Not only can I use them when I’m pregnant and nursing, by my kids can have them and LOVE them! Unlike so many other protein drinks out there, these do not contain artificial colors, sugars, additives and junk. They are the best I’ve found on the market, and for $2.80 for a complete meal that is delicious…how can you beat that? Starbucks costs TWICE that much for a bunch of sugar in a cup!!  If you do want to give them a try, take a look here! If you’re wanting to sample packet or two and are willing to pay shipping + the cost of the packet shoot me an email and I’ll send it to you! ( These have been a game changer for my son on the Autism Spectrum and for our whole family in general. Take a look at all the amazing properties of the shake below:  Read more…

Healthy Kids Protein Shake | Gluten Free, Soy Free, Organic

May 11, 2015

isagenix protein shakes

I’ve personally been drinking protein shakes for close to 7 years.  I have always needed that extra boost of protein whether it be after a workout or for a breakfast meal.  I loyally used the same brand of shakes for al those years. My reason? They had very few ingredients in them.  It was whey protein, cocoa powder, stevia and soy lecithin. They were a low carb, sugar free option that were 120 calories. 

Fast forward to now and I’ve since learned that having 4 ingredients versus 25 ingredients doesn’t make one better than the other.  It’s all about the quality of the ingredients, the source and what may or may not be lacking in there.  Meaning, my previous shakes were not a healthy meal replacement, didn’t have any vitamins or minerals or digestive enzymes…just straight protein.  And not to mention very expensive once I added in all these extra ingredients so that it actually tasted good.


Let me give a bit of background information that will help you understand where I am coming from and why this post is so important to me and my family.  I have a degree in Health & Fitness Education. I’ve taken countless Nutrition Classes as well as classes from Exercise Physiology to Gerontology.  To keep my teachers license current, I actually have to continually take nutrition and health classes every few years to keep up with the current information as well as keep my mind fresh in this area.  I have loved learning about nutrition over the years and it is such a huge passion of mine. So when I found these new shakes I was floored. There was literally no comparison to my old shakes. Secondly, my son who recently turned 3 years old was diagnosed with Autism in 2014.  As with most autistic kids they are picky eaters and don’t get many nutrients in their diet. My son also has sensory and texture issues that inhibit him from trying new foods or even old ones he used to like. As you can imagine, it is very difficult to get him to eat anything healthy. His current diet consists of Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, popcorn, nitrate free sausage and cliff bars. The one thing that he WILL drink (Thank goodness!!) is chocolate shakes. I’m sure you can imagine me literally jumping for joy when I found these high quality, organic, non-gmo protein shakes that were SAFE for kids. Not only that, but they include 23 vitamins and minerals, have digestive enzymes and 8 grams of fiber. They are a complete meal replacement! I felt like I had struck gold because my son LOVES them. He will drink everything in his cup, and not even notice the super green foods or powdered minerals I add into it. Studies have shown for a long time that Autistic individuals have a gut to brain connection. Meaning, their nutrition directly affects their brain and how they function.  I have other mom friends that have given these highly nutritions protein shakes to their ASD kids and they have shown an improvement in focus and behavior. {ORDER KID’S FRIENDLY SHAKES HERE}

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They are called IsaLean Protein Shakes, made by the Isagenix company.  I started taking the products at the end of March in 2015 because I have had some mom friends try it with great results. So once I found out that they were safe for kids, I immediately started giving them to mine! Both my son and my daughter love these Isa Lean shakes, as do I! I love that they are getting all the benefits that no other protein shake supplement out there can offer.

Not only are they GLUTEN FREE and SOY FREE, but they are safe for pregnant and nursing moms! Check out the ingredients, there are no artificial sugars, colors or additives. They come in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. They are also formulated to work just with water and still be tasty. I prefer to mix mine crushed ice, a bit of coconut/almond milk, a dash of stevia and some water.  And best of all, these give you amazing energy. We will be hooked on these for life!!  (They also offer a dairy free shake for those who are intolerant). You can purchase these here. If you have any questions and would like to know how to get these shakes and products for FREE, email me at

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Carrots from the Garden + Carrot Cake Link

June 20, 2014

Today, I had a friend deliver some delicious baby carrots from her garden. I was so excited because I haven’t made anything with carrots for a while. I will admit that I’m not super creative with carrots so the first thing that usually comes to mind is carrot cake! While I figure what I’m going to do with these (besides photograph them), I will leave you with a yummy gluten free carrot cake recipe to try. Check it out here at the Gluten Free Goddess Recipe site!



Mother’s Day Meal Round Up

May 5, 2014

Are you looking for some delicious recipes to feature at your Mother’s Day Meal this year? I’ve rounded up some great recipes that are gluten free, or may require a bit of tweaking (it’ll say next to it). Click on the links and it will take you to their site for the recipes!

Gluten Free Recipes Meal Roundup

1. Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole
2. Lemon Dessert Cups
3. Parmesan Cauliflower Bites (Sub all purpose GF flour)
4. Frosting & Cracked Chocolate Shell
5. Zucchini Lasagna
6. Ice Cream Cupcakes
7. Stuffed Poblano Peppers
8. Crab Cakes
9. Almond Crusted Chicken Salad 

Happy Mother’s Day and Enjoy! xoxo

Stuffed Mushrooms Using La Terra Fina Artichoke Dips

May 1, 2014

La Terra Fina Gluten Free ConfessionsI was delighted to try these yummy dips from La Terra Fina. I love myself a good dip, and I also love that it is gluten free! I had several recipes going through my mind and wasn’t sure how I wanted to showcase the dip. At first I thought I should make enchiladas. Sounds good right? Take some diced up chicken, the Artichoke Jalapeño dip and mixing it up with the chicken…then stuffing them into corn tortillas, smothered in cheese. Hello gorgeous! But, I decided to go the shorter route and make something super simple that anyone could throw together in a couple minutes. So I made a stuffed mushroom appetizer dish. It was so incredibly easy to do, really no recipe needed! I cleaned the mushrooms and pulled out stems. Then I stuffed some of the mushrooms with the Artichoke Parmesan cheese dip, and the rest with the Artichoke Jalapeño dip. I pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees and let them cook for around 17 minutes, give or take a few minutes. Once they browned up nicely, I knew they were done.

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These were so delicious. Of course they make great dips for chips and veggies, but I think that there are a lot more possibilities with these. Think casseroles, hot appetizers, mix with hot pasta…just get creative! 

You can find these at most local Costco stores and many times they will have a sample person out there. Give them a try, they won’t disappoint!


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