Health Coach

What is a Health Coach? Many areas of life require a coach. Your health is no different. If you are training for a marathon, you work with a group or hire a coach. As a former athlete I hired coaches. We hire financial advisers to manage our wealth, they act like a coach.

A health coach is a supportive mentor, to help you feel your best through meeting your individualized health goals. As a certified health coach I emphasize meeting your health goals beyond food. I focus on your relationships, career, physical activity, emotions, and anything that could be holding back your transformation to a healthy lifestyle.

Mango Turmeric Ginger Smoothie

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mango cubes (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup raw old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I also like to use coconut milk too. It makes it a little richer and creamier.
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Honey or Agave to taste

Directions:

Blend all the ingredients in a blender.  Enjoy.

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Directions:

  • Mix dry ingredients
  • Add in wet ingredients
  • Stir, but don’t over stir
  • Fold in blueberries
  • Bake 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  • Makes 12 regular muffins and 18 mini’s

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Add oil to pan, then flour and spices whisking constantly, then add tomato paste.  Once fragrant, slowly add in broth, remove from heat and add in apple cider vinegar.

Sweet Potato Enchilada’s!

Roasted vegetables

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Dice potatoes and cube bell pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper. Bake 350 degrees until tender.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Add oil to pan, then flour and spices whisking constantly, then add tomato paste.  Once fragrant, slowly add in broth, remove from heat and add in apple cider vinegar.

Enchiladas

  • 2 cans of black beans rinsed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • Fresh pepper
  • 8 tortillas (8 inch)
  • 1 cup Monterey
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • 1 avocado
  • Cilantro for garnish

To prepare enchiladas, in medium bowl combine black beans, sour cream and roasted vegetables.  Use this mixture and stuff inside tortillas.  Top with a little enchilada sauce and a sprinkle of cheese.  Roll, and top with remaining enchilada sauce, cheese and pepitas.