Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers (servings 4)

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers (servings 4)

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers (servings 4)


  • 1 pound (20-25 or 16-20) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup jerk marinade
  • 2 slices pineapple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

(If you want to make your own jerk marinade:)

  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1/2 orange, juice and zest
  • 1 lime, juice and zest

Directions for Marinade:  Puree everything in a food processor.


Directions for Shrimp:  Marinate the shrimp in the half of the jerk marinade for at least 20 minutes and up to over night, skewer the shrimp and pineapple and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.



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15+Uses for Digestzen+ Recipes and More

15+Uses for Digestzen+ Recipes and More

15 Uses for Digestzen

  1. Tame a Tummy. Rub on your child’s tummy when they have an occasional tummy ache. Apply before bedtime and it will help them sleep soundly too! Dilute 1 drop of the Digestive blend with fractionated coconut oil and massage onto baby’s tummy when upset.
  2. Got Milk [and pain?] Fill a Veggie Capsule with 3-4 drops Digestive blend.
  3. A Sailor’s Little Buddy. For a happy cruise ship experience, be sure to bring along the Digestive blend. Those all-you-can-eat buffets are hard to turn down and the Digestive blend will help bring some balance to your tummy!
  4. Over the River and Through the Woods. Long road trips are good for family bonding. Don’t let those winding roads ruin the experience! Try diffusing the Digestive blend in the car from time to time to keep everyone’s stomachs calm. A great thing to have on a sailing or fishing boat too!
  5. A Holiday Helper. After a big holiday feast, massage the Digestive blend on your stomach after big meals to help digest all holiday fare with ease.
  6. Turbulence is on the Horizon. Flying to new destinations is fun but turbulence is often a problem for the stomach. When traveling by plane, make sure the Digestive blend goes with you.
  7. Kick Tension & Pressure. The Digestive blend certainly helps calm an upset stomach but can also be applied to the temples to help relieve tension and sinus pressure.
  8. A Buy Person’s Pal. When we get too busy, often our diet suffers. We opt for late night eating, faster than fast food, skipped meals, over indulgences and more. If your hectic schedule turns into hectic digestion, try the Digestive blend.
  9. Greasy Foods, Angry Belly. Cafeteria foods are usually packed with grease that can cause discomfort. Be preventative by taking a Veggie Capsule full of several drops of the Digestive blend before you set foot in a cafeteria.
  10. Kids Won’t Take a Capsule of the Digestive blend? To get things moving, put a drop of the Digestive blend in your child’s bath water and support healthy digestion.
  11. A Regularity Ranger. The next time you feel stomach churn or feelings of indigestion, help yourself stay comfortable and regular by adding a drop to your water or rice or soy milk daily.
  12. A Great Neutralizer. Use 1-2 drops in 4-6 ounces of water as a mouth rinse with water at night if you’ve eaten a meal with strong smells, like garlic, onion, curries and more. If you like the taste of black licorice, you will love the taste of the Digestive blend because it contains Fennel essential oil.
  13. Carefree at the carnival. First a funnel cake and then the teacup ride. Make sure you bring the Digestive blend along so you can have fun with the rest of the family!
  14. Take-out? Take the Digestive blend. This digestive blend will soothe even the strongest kick that your favorite local take-out can deliver.
  15. Unfamiliar Restaurant Relief. When you travel or venture out to an unfamiliar restaurant, it’s easy to have digestive distress. Prevent discomfort by taking the Digestive blend in a Veggie Capsule to prevent or lessen the effects of certain foods.


               Oil Tip



(1 drop of each in your diffuser)

Smile More Challenge

Smile More Challenge

Ever walk down the street and look at the other people on the sidewalk?  

How often do you see anyone genuinely smiling?  Most of the time, I see people buried in their cell phones sending text messages and not even looking up at the people right in front of them!

Technology is putting a real damper on human connection. The busier we get, the more we have on our minds and the less we SMILE.

According to a recent study, smiling can actually reduce stress.  Of course we don’t need a study to tell us this…you can feel it all by yourself.  

On average, kids smile up to 400 times a day, while most adults only smile 20 times. WHAT!?  That’s a crazy difference!  

How sad that more adults aren’t smiling more and enjoying or appreciating the small things in our lives.

When we smile, the muscles in our face contract and a positive feedback loop is created that reinforces feeling of joy. In other words, smiling can stimulate our brain’s reward mechanism in ways even chocolate cannot.

The interesting fact is that if you pay a little attention, you can practice getting back to that joyful state more often.  Here are a few simple ways:

  1. Before engaging in any conversation or business meeting, try visualizing something that makes you genuinely happy. It will not only make you feel more calm and happy, but a genuine smile can get you a long way.
  2. Practice smiling in front of a mirror. (sounds weird, but do it anyway!) You’ll know when it is honest because you will instantly feel relaxed and happy.
  3. Make eye contact and smile at random people throughout the day!  If you’re at the grocery store, walking on a sidewalk, or passing someone in the hallway at work, look each person in the eyes and give them a big, genuine smile.

Your challenge this week is to do all you can to smile often and from the heart, because smiling makes you happier and helps you to live longer!
Are you in with me? Let me know below!

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Fit Friday Week 22

Fit Friday Week 22

Warm-up and cool down for 5-10 minutes each

Complete 5 Rounds for Time!

10 Super Man Burpees

10 Flutter Kicks 1-1

10 Superhero lunges 1-1

10 Reverse Crunch

10 Russian Twist 1-1

10 Wide Push Ups

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Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad


  • 1 ½ cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 peeled and seeded then diced cucumber
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 4 oz. cubed feta cheese
  • 2 tbs. minced red onion
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 handle or 2 tbs. minced parsley
  • 2 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste




  1. Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Add to bowl.
  2. Peel and seed one cucumber and dice.
  3. Remove pit, dice avocado and using spoon scoop out the avocado from the peel.
  4. Cube feta. Add everything to bowl.
  5. Wisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar and black pepper then pour over salad.


Toss gently so the feta and avocado don’t break up.

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