Good nutrition is the key for mama thrival.
And whole FOOD is our golden buzzer to
get the nutrition we need.

Healthy hacks are my jam along with other
easy nutrition-packed practices for giving our bodies
what they need without it being overly complicated,
because who has time for that?

The One Health Habit I Never Skip

The One Health Habit I Never Skip

It's been over four months since Rona-life officially began in the US. This is beyond anything any of us ever expected.  I don't think there is a human in the world that has not been affected by this pandemic in one way or another.  If you're feeling like me, then you...

Healthy Snack Hacks for Busy Mamas

Healthy Snack Hacks for Busy Mamas

Hey Mamas, If there is one thing I am familiar with, it's the challenge of getting your kids to eat healthy when you are racing from one activity to another, or even when you are home and you want to encourage smart choices while they are running in and out of the...

Practice Prevention Over Panic

Practice Prevention Over Panic

Has COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) got you in a frenzy??  I get it. Anytime we get news of a new virus infecting thousands and resulting in death, it gets real unnerving.  I'm not going to tell you not to take this seriously (the situation has me reconsidering some travel...

Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

As we kick off the New Year I wanted to share one of my favorite smoothie bowl recipes. This one has a tropical vibe and a packs a good Vitamin B punch in addition to some other key nutrients like riboflavin, thiamin, Vitamin C and folate. Smoothie bowls are a...

HOLIDAY HACKS: EASY TRADER JOE’S GRAZING BOARD

HOLIDAY HACKS: EASY TRADER JOE’S GRAZING BOARD

It’s that time of year where we are all operating in over-drive and the holiday craziness is in turbo mode. One of my favorite easy, fairly healthy, holiday hacks is to create grazing boards. Whether you are tasked with hosting guests at home, attending a work event,...

Wellness Shots for Cold and Flu Season

Wellness Shots for Cold and Flu Season

The Fall into Winter season can take a major toll on most of us. Our bodies are adjusting to colder temperatures (many of you have already had to deal with snow!!) as well as fewer light hours in the day - so we are inside more. We have less fresh air and all those...

Favorite Fall Smoothies

Favorite Fall Smoothies

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie 1 cup of dairy-free milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla Hemp) ½ cup of organic pumpkin puree 1 serving of vanilla Complete (or other plant-based protein powder) ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp organic cinnamon 1 tsp of...

Complete Protein Bars and Energy Bites

Complete Protein Bars and Energy Bites

These are two of my favorite homemade healthy "fast food" recipes. You can make these bars or bites and store them in the fridge or freezer for easy on-the-go snacks between meals or as a meal addition. They also help satisfy sweet cravings with a much healthier...

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

To say that I am a smoothie bowl addict is 100% accurate, and maybe even understated.  There are so many reasons I love them but ultimately it comes down to how much incredible nutrition you can get in one meal that tastes absolutely delicious. I'm all for jumping...

Mermaid Smoothie Bowls

Mermaid Smoothie Bowls

If you follow me on Instragram (@addiespahrkim) you know that I am totally obsessed with making smoothie bowls. So when I started to see these blue bowls in my IG feed, I had to know what was in them and how to make them. Many months later I am still obsessed with...

Heart Health – It’s Berry Important

Heart Health – It’s Berry Important

Happy Heart Health Month! We should all be concerned with maintaining good health and taking action to reduce our risk of heart disease because it claims more than half a million lives in the United States on average each year.  The good news is that it also one of...

Omegas – What is their wellness factor?

Omegas – What is their wellness factor?

When I started my health coach training 6 years ago, one of things I heard over and over from my teachers was that we (humans) are deficient in fruits and vegetables AND essential fatty acids - both critical for maintaining a healthy immune system. So I was thrilled...

Acai Bowl Obession

Acai Bowl Obession

If you interact with me at all in person or follow my Facebook or Instagram then you know I have a serious obsession with açaí [pronounced: aˌsaˈi or ah-sigh-ee ]. This started from our frequent visits to Souther California where we were introduced to the Sambazon...

Superfood Sweet Potato Smoothie

Superfood Sweet Potato Smoothie

There is so much a I love about Fall foods - the colors, the warming flavors, the sweet aromas. With squashes, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes are at their peak in Autumn I often get overwhelmed deciding which of these seasonal vegetable options to cook. My young boys are...

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownie Bites (Delish, I promise!)

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownie Bites (Delish, I promise!)

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownie Bites I have had these at a fellow health coach friend's house a few times and could not believe they had black beans. For one of my healthy living workshops, I wanted a sweet treat that was easy to make and...

My Morning Ritual

My Morning Ritual

Most mornings I am operating in a mad frenzy surrounding my boys' needs. I help them pack lunches, prep a bag of whatever they will need for the day's adventure, get breakfast, ensure they take their essentials  -- Juice Plus+ chewables, Juice Plus+ Omega, a Klaire's...

My Kids Love this Healthier French Toast

My Kids Love this Healthier French Toast

I'm always experimenting with ways to make healthier versions of favorite foods, especially breakfast foods. I try to limit the amount of dairy we consume because when I do we all have better digestion, fewer colds and sinus issues and have more energy. In fact, my...

Peach Blueberry Crumble

Peach Blueberry Crumble

I bought a huge basket of blueberries the other day and after adding them to morning smoothies and eating handfuls of them out of the basket, I still had plenty to make a delicious summer dessert and use up the peaches I got at the farmer's market that were very ripe...

Seasonal Fruit Yogurt Parfaits

Seasonal Fruit Yogurt Parfaits

The last two weeks I have really gotten into the summer food spirit - especially all the fresh seasonal fruit - so I couldn't help but share what I've been whipping up for my family. One of my kids is a great eater and the other not so much so it's a constant...

How and Why to Detox

How and Why to Detox

Even though most of us are in full Spring mode, it's not too late to consider a Spring detox. See below for my musings on the subject and why I think it is not only important - but something I put into practice every Spring and Fall. I would never recommend you do...

Winter Warm-Up and Immune Boosting “Teas”

Winter Warm-Up and Immune Boosting “Teas”

Baby it's coooooold outside! At least in most of the country and here in Washington D.C. on this January day we have a nice little snow coverage. It's nothing compared to those Northeast of us but temps are below freezing and schools are delayed so it seems like a...

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – ‘Meaty’ and Delicious!

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – ‘Meaty’ and Delicious!

With lots of cold and rain and indoor time lately, I've been experimenting in the kitchen. This week's culinary adventure: Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms This recipe is simple and filling - can be a stand alone dish or a side dish. Ingredients 3 tbsp. of olive oil 4...

The Power of Powdered Plants

The Power of Powdered Plants

In February 2013 my family and I started taking a concentrated whole food that contains around 30 fruits, vegetables and grains. These concentrated whole foods are made by the Juice Plus+ Company and they are the most thoroughly researched nutritional product in the...

Talking Superfoods 101

Talking Superfoods 101

In my integrative nutrition program there is a lot of talk about superfoods, and I’ve been having fun integrating them into my nutrition regimen. Now that I am coaching others on improving health and wellness, I’ve started talking to clients about superfoods too – but...

Organic Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Organic Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

One of my passions is taking comfort food and upleveling it's healthy-ness. Simply put, I like to swap out more conventional ingredients for those that actual serve to nourish our bodies rather than harm them. My Nana was known for being the queen of banana bread in...

My Fave Green Smoothie Recipe

My Fave Green Smoothie Recipe

This has been a staple in our house for years, so I am going to jump right into the recipe.  Best pre­pared in a Vitamix or high powered blender ◦2 1/2 cups of organic spinach ◦1/2 to whole banana (de­pend­ing on pref­er­ence for sweet­ness and creami­ness) ◦1 apple...

Make Your Own Veggie Wash for Pesticide-Free Veggies

Make Your Own Veggie Wash for Pesticide-Free Veggies

One of the reasons I became a health coach is because I learned so much about the toxins in our environment after I started a sustainability consulting business in 2008. I found out that there have been over 80,000 man-made chemicals introduced since the Industrial...