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Happy Pie Day! “Why is it Pie Day?” Well the date is March 13, or 3.14, also Pi (π) the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

Call me nerdy for celebrating this day with one of my favorite decadent treats, but why not? It is a great excuse to indulge in America’s most infamous desert.

I have committed to eating much healthier and swore to kick my dessert addiction by finding acceptable replacements so I could still enjoy some of my favorite tasty pleasures.

Here are a few recipes for healthy, delicious pie!

Paleo Pie Crust: 


  • 2/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Combine all ingredients except water
  3. Gradually add water to thicken dough
  4. Press into pie plate
  5. Pre-bake approximately 10 minutes, while arranging filling, or until lightly browned

The All American Classic APPLE PIE! (Gluten Free and Paleo!) by Ancestral Chef 

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Ingredients For the Filling:
  • 5 medium-sized apples, peeled and diced (granny smith or honeycrisp)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Directions for the Filling:
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a pot on medium heat.
  2. Add the honey, apples, and spices.
  3. Stir the mixture to cover the apples with the oil, honey, and spices.
  4. Add in the coconut flour and mix well.
  5. Add in the vanilla extract and turn off the heat.
  6. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
Making the Pie:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Spoon in the apple pieces and sauce into the pie crust.
  3. Cover the pie with the strips of pastry, creating the lattice. Press a fork along the edge to push the pastry down.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Serve hot or cold.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie (KILLER GOOD!) by the Healthy Foodie

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  • 1½ cup graham flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 75g crushed pecans
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 3 cups pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup 1% fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ cup egg whiles (or 4 egg whites)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp each: allspice, ginger, freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground clove
  • ½ tsp salt
Crumble (do NOT leave that out… it just adds so much to the pie)
  • 30g crushed pecans
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp raisins, chopped
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Most importantly, share with friends and loved ones and enjoy!


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Thanks to my new Jay Kordich juicer and my health Jedi master, Drew Canole at FitLife.TV, I have been juicing fresh veggies and fruits almost daily since the start of 2013. On top of my new clean eating habits and daily exercise, I have found juicing has made a significant improvement in my life lately.

I have more energy; I wake up more refreshed, happier and excited to start the day with a juice!

I have been following the delicious recipes online and from Drew’s best selling book, but I decided to make my own concoction to share with you.  In honor of flu season and my travels coming up in a few days, I wanted to boost my immune system with some extra Vitamin C.

Forget flu shots, you can keep yourself healthy by knowing nature’s best kept secrets!

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“The Happy Flu Fighter”

4 leaves of kale – Kale is full of so many good things! Iron, calcium, potassium, vitamins, minerals, fiber and detoxifies your system. It also has anti cancer properties. Don’t believe me that this is the super leaf? Read more here and find great recipes! 

6 tangerines / cuties– These are packed with vitamin C and taste so yummy! Helps balance out the kale with a tangy sweet flavor.

3 carrots – Carrots are full of vitamins and antioxidants, great for your eye sight and taste delicious. More health benefits and recipes for carrots here. 

½ lemon – lemons are high in vitamins, toxins, unwanted minerals and other substances that are pushed out from the body. (Lemon with water is a good morning and evening ritual to pick up for many reasons!) 

1 granny smith apple– Apple a day keeps the doctor away and adds a yummy sweetness to the juice.

2 handfuls of fennel – Fennel is packed with vitamin C, fiber, potassium, health boosters like phytonutrients and antioxidants and other really amazing benefits, especially for women during our least favorite time of the month. Read more benefits and other yummy recipes.

1 inch of gingerSO MANY HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER! This is an amazing little root packed with immune boosters, gastrointestinal and anti-inflammatory effects. Besides, it makes everything taste so good.

1 beet – beets are super healthy and add a beautiful color to your juice. I am not a huge fan of the flavor but with all the other delicious fruits and veggies I added make it taste incredible. Read more on beets and be ready to be blown away!

Want to be healthier, happier and have incredibly energy and vitality too? Get Drew Canole’s book for inspiration, information and killer recipes. 

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“Beet Does A Body Good!”  – Linz

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If you have ever taken a health class or even seen a food documentary on Netflix, you already know that the majority of what we regularly put in our body is bad for us. So, why do we do it? It’s easy, fast, convenient and oh, so delicious.

What if being healthy was all of those things?

SURPRISE! It can be. You just have to stop making excuses for yourself, like I did, and find the simple solutions all around us.

I love eating bad. I love donuts, doritos, ice cream, hot dogs and especially carne asada burritos.

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I told myself because I was young, I should eat what I want and that I should enjoy it while I had the metabolism to handle it. I savored every brownie and burger, but I knew that to be healthy, you must eat healthy. I ate like a frat boy until my 24th birthday in December and then said goodbye to my college student diet with a California burrito and a delicious cinnamon sugar monkey bread.

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My dedication to “clean eating” then began with the book, Clean Start, by Terry Walters, given to me as a birthday gift. The book has recipes for all seasons, as well as nutritional information of different foods and the benefits of “clean eating.” Eating clean means removing chemicals and processed foods from your diet, using fewer ingredients and more plants. Aside from being good for you, clean eating is better for the environment by reducing waste, contamination, improves local environment and economy and is simply the quickest way to feeling your best!

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This book took the fear away from the “healthy eating” stigma. The recipes are for things I can do with my little kitchen experience and they look and taste delicious.

 I have learned that a healthy, filling meal can be prepared in under 10 minutes and by spending a little extra time cutting veggies and making my own trail mix of almonds and dried fruit, I could curb my snack cravings throughout the day, while fueling up between meals. I’ve even found ways to trick my tummy into thinking I was eating ice cream in bed, a favorite past time of mine.

Eating clean has been a fun adventure the last month, but it is just the beginning. I acquired a juicer last week, thanks to my friends at FitLife.TV and am loving all the amazing juices filled with veggies and nutrients I am now enjoying daily.  I am falling more in love everyday with my new feelings on food, my energy and glowing skin. (Even my nail technician mentioned my neck and face looked thinner and healthier!)

You don’t need a gym membership or to pay for expensive training or classes to be fit, either. I make all my workouts fun, unique and enjoy the gorgeous outdoors we are blessed with almost year round here in California.

The way to Live More Happy is to Live More Healthy, so follow my journey through the world of healthy living, the easy, inexpensive and fun way!

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