Melon-Lime Smoothie

Hi guys!

We are BACK!  And I am finally getting this post posted!  If you’ve been following us around on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know we made it back from our trip to the U.P. of Michigan a couple Saturdays ago.  And ever since I have been Internet deprived, and thus have had a huge lack in updates and new recipe postings to Healing Cuisine.  Good news is Dave ordered me an Internet package and we should be wired in by Monday or Tuesday of next week.  I can’t wait!

We had a fabulous time in Michigan, albeit too short of a visit with family and friends.  We didn’t have quite enough time to jump into Lake Superior, but we did accomplish just about every thing else we planned to on our visit home.  This included Dave taking charge and packing our 12ft Penske truck with all our earthly belongings, while my mom and I sat inside talking baby and looking at the gifts she crocheted for baby Schwartz.  We also successfully brought home 6 pasties.  Pasties have been the one and only food I have craved while pregnant, but haven’t been able to find in Florida or North Carolina.  I was determined to bring some home with us to enjoy this final month of pregnancy.  Baby and I are in heaven!  (Core Plan heaven that is… ;)

The drive down from Michigan took us about a day and a half.  It wasn’t too bad, I supported and propped up my body with plenty of pillows and a doughnut for my tush.  Baby and I handled it all pretty well.  After arriving home and getting the boxes and furniture all moved into our new diggs, nesting started and is in full swing!  Apartment is cleaned from top to bottom and all the baby stuff is washed and set out, ready to go!  About 4 weeks left until we get to meet our little bundle of joy, God’s greatest blessing!

Here’s an updated belly picture that we took during our trip home, at about 34 weeks.  Since, babe has dropped and we are right on track for a successful birth!

Hoping to be back to a more regular posting schedule by next week.  I’m working on a neat article all about dry brushing, so stay tuned!  That will be the next one to go live!  For today, enjoy a refreshing Core Plan smoothie perfect for beating this summer heat!

Melon-Lime Smoothie
Makes 2 Servings

1/2 cup full-fat organic coconut milk
2 cups organic frozen watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew melon, diced
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp fresh lime zest
2 scoops unflavored or vanilla protein powder
1-2 handfuls ice

Blend ingredients together in blender until smooth.  Serve immediately.

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. You look fantastic! Love those pasties!

  2. Thanks guys! Yes, pasties are so yummm!

  3. :) love the photo! Do you have your recipe for rqw cheese?? I need it!! Any kind will do, the easier, the better! ;P

  4. And… haven’t you ever made pasties?? Easy peasy!! And I bet you could do it better and healthier!

  5. Made pasties here and there — nothing beats Amy J’s or Toni’s tho! And can’t make a healthy crust that holds up. :( I keep tryin’ tho!

    Raw cheese, you’ll need raw milk. I’ve only made mozzarella myself. You can google it, don’t have a recipe typed up for it. Other cheeses have seemed pretty time intensive to me, especially to keep them raw.

    You may like cashew cheese! That is what we usually do when craving the taste/texture. Been meaning to post but haven’t yet. Will soon!

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