Friday, March 21, 2008

Successful Mothering Convention

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the 2008 Successful Mothering Convention at
the South Towne Expo Center. It was an amazing event put on by Media One and MANY
dedicated women. I spoke on children's nutrition and had a GREAT response!

For all those AMAZING mamas who were in my class, thank you so much for your enthusiasm
and support! Here are the recipes I shared in class. Hope to see you again next year!

Purple (Green) Smoothie

1 C packed spinach
2 C fresh orange juice

1 mango

2-3 C frozen blueberries

Blend in a blender and serve immediately

Chocolate Sauce

1 C natural cocoa powder

1 C agave

Whisk until smooth and serve with tons of fresh fruit for dipping.

Strawberry Salad

1 head romaine lettuce

1 orange

1 pint strawberries



1 T honey to taste

A splash of balsamic vinegar (optional)

Cut romaine into strips, arrange on 4 plates. Peel, section, and cut oranges into bite size pieces. Slice strawberries. Arrange fruit on top of romaine. Blend all dressing ingredients in a blender. If necessary, add a small amount of water to make blender run smoothly.


Anonymous said...

I just want to thank Melissa for her wonderful recipes and especially, for her beautiful spirit. I know her personally and she is one of the most talented people I have ever met. She loves people and gives so much of her time and energy to helping people to feel good about themselves and live healthier lives. I am so blessed to know her! My "claim to fame" is to have known her longer than anyone else. You see, I'm her mom! God bless, precious daughter!

Anonymous said...

I met Melissa over four years ago and had not seen her or pictures of her for over four years. I was and am completely blown away at how she has tranformed herself into this shining star from heaven. I watched her video and was blown away with her screen presense and awesome smile. Her skin is so clear. She looks so in shape and quite frankly has made me want to jump back on the vegan band wagon, loose some excess and be filled with energy again. Melissa is so very talented and is surely someone who can hold her on on television and should be going neck and neck with Racheal Rae with her own television program. WHAT A GEM! Awesome daughter you have there Tara and Byron!

MOKANA® said...

You have got to start posting more. Ever since I stumbled onto your site and knowing the before and after transformation that has occurred in your life I have read everything you posted, went to whole foods and bought nothing but veggies. I studied up on the Goji Berries and that guy who lived 250 years and I am hungry for more info. You have to write a book, get a few sponsors and create some more videos. It would be nice to be able to go to once a week and see new videos right on the home page. I was just so amazed with the before and after that it has given me such motivation and encouragement to get back on the vegan band wagon. I have talked to friends about this person I once knew and how she looks now that I am just so blown away. Is the Food Garden still open so I can try some recipes if I were to pass through town. Just hungry for more information.

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