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Focus and Energy Smoothie by Tana Amen


  • 1/2 cup organic raspberries frozen
  • 1/2 cup organic blackberries frozen
  • 16-20 ounces iced green tea (prepare in advance)
  • 1 handful of ice
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 kale leaves torn from stem
  • 2 scoops vanilla- or chocolate-flavored protein powder (pea protein, sweetened with stevia)*
  • 2 droppers full of liquid stevia I prefer berry or chocolate flavor
  • 2 tablespoons avocado about ¼ avocado
  • 1 scoop freeze-dried greens (optional and recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon flax, hemp or chia seeds (optional and recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon fiber inulin or glucomannan (optional and recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon Maca powder (optional for the adventurous)
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate powder (optional for the adventurous)
  • 1 teaspoon acai powder (optional for the adventurous)
  • 1 teaspoon ...
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Seven Ways to Crush Hunger and Burn Fat

We all want strategies of how to keep our hunger at bay, maximize our metabolism and to be fully satisfied in the process. And thankfully it doesn't mean maintaining willpower of steel or depriving yourself. With these seven strategies from Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin, you have everything you need to get the results you desire.

“Manufacturers have conditioned us to believe that even the slightest degree of hunger means we should run to eat something. As a result, we habitually reach for something at the slightest whim—usually a high sugar impact snack.

It isn’t just big food corporations that are promoting that graze-all-day mentality. Some people in the nutrition and fitness world still promote this myth that we should be grazing from the moment we wake up till when we doze off.

Trust me, you shouldn't be. If you eat a meal and feel the need to snack a few hours later, I encourage you to look carefully at what you’re eating. When you’re...

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Coconut Peach Smoothie by Chef Jenny


  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  1. Add all ingredients into your blending container.
  2. Blend ingredients for 45 seconds.
  3. Enjoy and serve! 


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Dr. Amen's Best Practices for Mental Health

Does your life seem overwhelming at times? Personal responsibilities, taking care of family and managing a career, all at a non-stop pace that can get the best of even the strongest person. Fortunately, there is a way to prioritize yourself without diminishing the commitments you have to others. It all starts in your brain by working on your mental hygiene—a daily practice that is just as important as washing your hands.

We are huge fans of Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana! The decade we spent working together on the Daniel Plan left an imprint that when it comes to our health, change is possible and with intentional effort, long-lasting results can be our reality.

We loved their focus on brain health and mental well-being, with the emphasis that we are not stuck with the brain we have. There is always room for improvement! As we jump into our week, we thought we’d take a deeper dive into Dr. Amen’s daily practices to protect and revitalize our...

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Massaged Kale Salad by Dr. Hyman


  • 1 bunch of kale, stems removed, leaves cut into smaller pieces (about 2 handfuls)
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley leaves (about ½ a bunch)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup chopped cucumbers
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ¼ cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup sauerkraut (Recommended brands: Rejuvenate Foods or Eden Foods)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 edible flowers (Look for calendula, violets or nasturtium in the herb section at your local natural food store)


  1. Add kale and parsley to a large mixing bowl. Add the salt and olive oil. Using your hands, mix the greens with the salt and oil, and then massage to soften up the greens. This takes about 2 minutes; you want the greens to appear wilted. Set the greens aside while you prep the remaining ingredients.
  2. Place the pumpkin seeds in a dry sauté pan over medium heat. As the pan heats up, saute the seeds until they start to brown and begin to pop....
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A Healthy Gut is Crucial for Fat Loss

Want to lose weight and increase your effectiveness at burning fat? Start with these super effective strategies that support gut health from Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin. We love how practical they are and that you can easily integrate them into your lifestyle…

When it comes to the causes of weight gain, you know the usual suspects. Poor diet, not exercising, and being stressed out — these are all common reasons for watching the scale go up. But did you know poor digestion could be a major contributor to weight gain too? A healthy gut is critical for fat loss.

Underlying weight loss and gut health are the trillions of bacteria that find a home in your gut. You have over 500 species of different bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. In fact, you have more bacteria than you have cells! Most of that bacteria is good for you; it helps you break down food, absorb nutrients, and keep your immune system primed.

Some of that bacteria are the kind that attacks...

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3 of the Best Ways to Bake

We thought it would be fun to dive into 3 of the best ways to bake from our friends at BrainMD! Enjoy these simple tips as you make your favorite summertime treats.

Baking can be a great way to provide delicious foods for your friends and family.

It also can be an altruistic expression. Whether making cookies for a bake sale or taking some baked goods over to a new neighbor, baking can be a great way to show others how much you care.

Whatever the reason or occasion, many people derive satisfaction from baking, especially when it’s for the ones they love. It’s common to experience positive feelings when baking. In the end, many people bake simply because they enjoy it.

Indeed, there’s a whole host of benefits to consider since baking can…

  • help relieve stress
  • have a positive effect on mental health
  • encourage creativity by adjusting recipes/experimenting with ingredients
  • help improve concentration
  • be a sensory experience
  • provide a sense of accomplishment...
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Move Your World!

active fitness movement rise Jul 14, 2022

Imagine your world in motion. Everything is moving in the right direction. Your work, your relationships, your health, your wellbeing and your life. All of your hopes and dreams are moving forward in a positive, exciting and meaningful way. 

What would a world like this look like? What would a world like this feel like? 

For many, this world of being “on the move”, is not a reality. In fact it’s just the opposite. Most of us find ourselves or those we live with, work with or associate with stuck, trapped and imprisoned like birds locked in a cage, unable to fly. This silent majority, for years, has longed for the day and the key to break free and unlock their dreams and potential, wondering when they will discover the solution to break out and spread their wings and finally fly.  

Well, that time….IS NOW! 

There is a key to unlock our immobile, inactive and unrealized hopes and potential and get our lives and those we care about...

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Better Balance

You probably have never heard of him before, but chances are, you’ve seen an example of what he did for a living. His name was Eric Brenn and in the 1950’s and 60’s he was the best in the business. He was so good at what he did, he made it on national television and inspired a generation of performers. It was February, 1969 when Brenn made his national debut on the famous Ed Sullivan Show. He appeared on stage in a snazzy black suit and bow tie with a stack of dinner plates in his arms along with a number of long sticks.

Then with a coy smile and a wave of his hand, loud circus music began to play as he carefully set one plate on top of a wooden stick and spun it with the flick of his finger.  He repeated this with two, three, four and five plates, all now, mounted on top of sticks on a dinner table, all spinning in rhythmic unison. The audience was thrilled! Brenn, the consummate showman, smiled from ear to ear, bowed to the camera and studio audience taking...

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Raspberry Lemon Pops by Dr. Hyman


2¼ cups full-fat coconut milk

2½ teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder

½ cup maple syrup

zest of 1 lemon

½ teaspoon ground cardamom

1 teaspoon alcohol-free, gluten-free pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries


Step 1: Place ¼ cup of the coconut milk in a medium heatproof bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over it and set it aside to bloom for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Heat the remaining 2 cups coconut milk with the maple syrup, lemon zest, cardamom, vanilla, and sea salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat for five minutes. Whisk the softened gelatin into the saucepan and continue whisking until all of it is dissolved.

Step 3: Allow the mixture to chill for 15 to 20 minutes. Place 3 to 4 raspberries in each ice pop mold, then fill with the liquid. Place the pops in the freezer to set for a minimum of 4 hours.

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