Pina Colada Chia Pudding Recipe

I was inspired to make this yummy dessert from a recipe found in Dr. Alan Christianson’s free cookbook! I revised his vanilla chia pudding recipe and gave it a tropical twist!

You will need these organic ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (homemade almond milk is my fav)

1/2 cup coconut cream

1/4 cup chia seed

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 tsp alcohol-free stevia

1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract

frozen chopped pineapple


Add all ingredients except the pineapple in large bowl and mix well so chia seeds do not clump. Set the mixture aside for 20 minutes at room temperature. Pour into single serving cups and pop them into the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Top off each cup with frozen chopped pineapple to get that extra tropical flavor!


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BTW- I also love the sweet potato hash and the cilantro, lime cucumber salad recipes, you are welcome to download the cookbook here!:

Bacon-wrapped Smoky Chicken Thighs – 

Can’t wait for you to try – Dianne and I have modified it to fit my ultimate wellness plan.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 chicken thighs

(2 servings)

4 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs 2 teaspoons Smoky Spice Blend*

8 slices of uncured bacon -nitrates free

Preheat oven to 375*F

Sprinkle the chicken thighs with 1 teaspoon of Smoky Spice Blend. Wrap each

thigh in 2 strips of bacon. Sprinkle the chicken with the remaining Smoky Spice

Blend, and bale for approximately minutes or until the internal temperature of

the chicken reaches 165* F.

*Smoky Spice Blend:

1 tablespoon Chipotle Powder

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon onion powder

½ tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon sea salt

½ tablespoon black pepper

Recipe is by Diane Sanfilippo, author of Practical Paleo. Some ingredients have

been revised for Dr. Susanne’s community!

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I am so into crock pot cooking!

Here is one of my favorite crockin’ recipes, paleo style. Organic ingredients of course!


Cilantro Chicken Curry

1-1/2 lb. of chicken- legs, thighs, breast cut up as desired

1 cup of chopped carrots

1 cup of chopped celery

2/3 cup diced onion

5 cloves garlic minced

1 cup of chopped cilantro

1 cup of diced japanese sweet potato or yam

chicken broth cover the ingredients

2 tsp of curry

salt as needed

ghee for coating the bottom of the ceramic crock pot


Lightly coat the bottom of the ceramic crock pot with ghee or healthy oil such as avocado or coconut oil.

First add the chicken, then all of the veggies on top of the chicken. Pour chicken broth on top until you cover the ingredients.

Turn on the crock pot at high level, then down to low after 1 hour. Add curry and cilantro. Continue on low until the chicken falls off the bone!


BTW- you can add alternative flours such as brown rice or quinoa 15 minutes before serving to thicken the sauce as desired!

Ask a hundred random people about deadly things we encounter in modern life and they might respond with answers such as violent crime, accidents involving guns, automobile crashes and heart attacks (among many other possible answers.) Most people probably would never think about the deadly killer that is all around us in virtually every part of the United States and every other developed nation. Toxic metals are found in the food we consume, pesticides and herbicides, kitchenware and accessories, building materials and even paint. We have been filling our environment and our bodies with deadly toxins for centuries yet little attention has been paid to these dangerous substances.

The biggest threats come from a relatively small number of toxic metals. There are six, in fact. These metals are

  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Nickel
  • Aluminum

As you probably know, many of these metals have been used in common items such as batteries to cooking pots and household appliances. Now for the scary part- many people all over the world are exposed to these toxic metals from seemingly innocent places like the air we breathe and the food we eat.

Here are some symptoms to look out for:

  • Numbness in the mouth, tongue and throat
  • Vomiting or severe nausea
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Difficulty breathing and/or irregular heart beat
  • Impaired motor, language or cognitive skills
  • Migraine type headaches

These symptoms indicate an acute exposure to toxic metals and should be addressed by your health care provider immediately.  Many of my patients find relief by using products such as Uber Greens, which you can find more information about here.

Chronic illness due to toxic metals is more difficult to diagnose because everyday millions of people deal with the exact same symptoms such as fatigue, foggy brain, joint pain, acid reflux, bloating, constipation insomnia, anxiety and depression. Ask your doctor to order blood, urine and/or hair analysis tests to further evaluate your body for possible exposure to toxic metals.

In my book The 7-Day Allergy Makeover, I go into detail about the dangers of toxic metals and how to avoid these poisons to prevent allergies and disease.

Here are some of the needle movers I recommend you to implement today:

  • Replace aluminum and stainless steel pots and pans with glass, enamel or ceramic cookware. Stainless steel pots and pans are made with nickel, which can cause a great deal of digestive and skin issues.
  • Use glass water bottles instead of steel canteens
  • Use porcelain, bamboo, or wooden utensils
  • Always use the recirculating air button while driving to prevent breathing in exhaust fumes and toxic metals such as mercury and lead.
  • Avoid aluminum based cosmetics and antiperspirants (increase risk of Alzheimer’s.)
  • Avoid flu shots and thimersol (mercury) based vaccines.
  • Check for lead based paint in your home and office.
  • Avoid and remove all silver dental fillings made of mercury
  • Use natural pesticides and insecticides such as rosemary and mint oil, instead of conventional chemical based pesticides, which are formulated with heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury.
  • Stop smoking and avoid second hand cigarette smoke- you are sucking down cadmium bombs!
  • Avoid eating “wide-mouthed” fish such as tuna, swordfish, bass, mahi mahi and shark and instead eat small wild caught fish such as sardines, anchovies, sable fish, sockeye salmon.
  • Organic is the best policy! Avoid conventionally grown produce, poultry and food. Chicken fed non-organic feed is contaminated with arsenic.
  • Drink purified water instead of tap water and avoid natural-spring water coming from granite rich land such as the Rocky and Sierra Mountains. Arsenic levels are high in granite rock.

We all need to be concerned about the toxic substances that are building up in our environment and potentially harming our children and our health. The toxic metals described above such as arsenic and mercury disrupt our energy output and nervous system, impair our senses, affect our children’s development and can even lead to cancer. We all need to work together to eliminate the use of these toxic materials but in the meantime we must make a strong effort to reduce our exposure to arsenic, lead, mercury and other toxic metals. We owe it to our children and ourselves!


This is a shake recipe that I have been having a lot of success with and wanted to share with you. I call it my “Morning Turbo Charge Shake” because it gets me going and sets my metabolism off right in the morning.

List of Ingredients:

  • 1 Scoop Uber Green Shake or Omega Greens
  • 1 Heaping tsp Acai Berry Powder
  • 1 Heaping tablespoon Sprouted Chai Seed Powder
  • 1 Heaping tablespoon Brown Rice Bran and Germ Powder
  • 10 – 12 ounces of water
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon


I mix mine up in my Magic Bullet and viola! I have an amazing energy boosting breakfast.

I take it twice a day. First thing in the morning and late afternoon between 2-3pm for a second energy boost.

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get rid of muffin topFrustrated with your body?

That even after eating a healthy balanced diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables you still can’t get rid of the bloat and abdominal distention?

Here is a link below so you can get your free checklist of which foods to eat and which “healthy” foods to get rid of that muffin top once and for all!

OK, this may be TMI, but I DO like to talk about everything!!

So here it is:

Best time to have a bowel movement?

Answer: 5 to 7 am!

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the time between 5 and 7 am is when the Large Intestine meridian system is activated and dominant.

It is the healthiest most optimal time to eliminate the waste and toxins from the night’s cleansing.

Create a morning routine by drinking warm water with lemon, or herbal tea immediately when you wake up. It will stimulate your bowels to evacuate, making room for the new day’s nutrition.

One more tip- taking probiotics at night will help you with your morning regularity!

Please comment if you want to learn more about your GUT!

probioticsWhat’s your main source of Probiotics (friendly bacteria)?

1. Probiotic Supplements

2. Yogurt or Kefir (preferably organic, non-Dairy, non-GMO- made from coconut, rice, almond, soy)

3. Organic Soy-based foods like miso, tempeh, and fermented soy drinks

4. Pickled or fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut

My favorite is #4- KIMCHI, of course!

Please post your answer, I really want to hear from you!

probiotic supplementsFACT: The human body contains 10 times more bacteria than it does human cells!

FACT: The Human Digestive System is a host to over 100,000 BILLION Bacteria!

FACT: Up to 2 pounds of Bacteria in the GUT, AMAZING!

5 Great Reasons to take Probiotic supplements:

1. Strengthens the Immune function and reduces allergies
2. Direct action against pathogens – bad bacteria, yeasts and molds, viruses and parasites
3. Has a Barrier function to protect the Gut Lining
4. Metabolic and anti-oxidant roles
5. Anti-carcinogenic action!

Comment if you take PROBIOTIC supplements!

PS: Next Post- Foods that Naturally contain Probiotics!