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Stay Cold and Flu Free in 2014


Stay Cold and Flu Free in 2014

It makes me so sad to see so many of my friends and their little ones suffering with viruses and flus this time of year. It’s the nature of the Holidays…lots of sugar… wacky schedules….traveling….eating out… parties with lots of people….

I absolutely hate being sick.. I remember my last flu bug 2 years ago…my sweet friend, Cathy, sent me home to bed and over then next 4-5 days people stopped by with soup and dinner to feed my kids because my husband was in Afghanistan. Such a sense of gratitude overwhelms me when I think about that now.

It was at that time I had discovered Juice Plus and started learning about the important research being done on our immune systems…. and because of Juice Plus I’ve not been sick in a long time…and more importantly I get to share what I’m doing to stay virus/flu free with my friends.

It’s been my experience that once someone starts taking Juice Plus it takes 3 to 4 months of consistency to really boost the immune system…. and what I tell my friends is that if they are around others that are sick or start to feel a little sniffly that they should double up. I like to sneak the kids chewables and suck on them like lozenges during those times. Some people still get colds on Juice Plus but they are much shorter lived and few and far between… I’ll take that when one does hit… but in the meantime I’m liking taking care of my friends instead of being the one that needs taking care of.

I’m more then happy to send you some samples of the chewables… just message me your address. And for more information check out


Zucchini Breakfast Cookies


Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

It’s zucchini season and the garden in full of them. Here’s an easy, healthy recipe that would make a great breakfast cookie for the kids when they go back to school or an afternoon snack.

Here’s the recipe…
Mix 2 C Oatmeal
2 C Whole Wheat or Spelt Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 tsp Sea Salt

Then add 1/2 C melted Coconut Oil
1/2 C unsweetened Applesauce
2/3 C Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup

Stir in 2 C grated Zucchini
1/2 C raisins

Bake on parchment lined cookie sheets for 18 minutes at 375 degrees. This will make 32 large cookies. I use a medium cookie scoop which holds around 2 Tb of batter.

Tower Garden


Tower Garden

I left town for a week and I came home to beautiful lettuces and herbs. Aren’t you jealous? I’ve been using celery, parsley, mint, & romaine for the past couple days. It’s awesome having fresh produce right outside my back door. It’s also awesome living in Texas where I can plant year round. But don’t be too sad, planting season is just around the corner for the rest of the country… are you ready? Danette.TowerGarden.comparsley

Parsley…. Check out the chives who are photo bombing.


Celery… don’t you hate it when you have to buy a whole head of celery for 1 stalk in a recipe? With the Tower Garden right outside my door I just cut off what I need.


Two stalks of celery ready to go in my Red Beans…. there’s so much flavor in the leaves!