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30 Days of Mila

This is a blog about trying Mila for 30 days. Each month will feature a new person and detail their experiences.

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  • Mila Crackers

    Adapted from: http://www.primalpalate.com/recipe/herb-crackers/

    Mila Crackers
    1 cup Mila2 cup Almond Meal/Flour2 Eggs2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tsp Cumin1 tbl sesame seeds1 tsp Onion Powder2 tsp Dried Oregano1 tsp Salt2 tsp Black Pepper
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine almond flour, Mila, and seasonings. […]

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  • Apple Pie Bites

    Originally published to Mind Body Green
    The medjool dates give these apple nut bites a caramel taste reminiscent of a pecan pie. Try this real food recipe to satisfy your sweet craving without any processed sugar or flour. Share it with […]

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  • Ginger Coco Milas

    I have been experimenting with grain-free cookie recipes lately. Baking with my kids is a fun after school activity that we all enjoy. While these were in the oven cooking, I predicted they would be our best yet. Both boys […]

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  • Raw Mila Bars

    Chocolate Mila Bars (Raw and Grain-free)

    ⅓ Cup Mila
    1 Cup raw Almonds
    1–½ Cups pitted Medjool Dates (15-25 depending on size)
    ⅓ Cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
    ½ tsp pure Vanilla Extract
    ¼ tsp pure Almond Extract
    A pinch of salt
    In a food processor pulse the almonds […]

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  • Goji Berry/ Choc. Paleo Scones

    I was looking for an easy, grain-free scone recipe and found this one posted on Elana’s Pantry. I used the basics and adapted it to fit with the ingredients I had on hand. I soaked the goji berries in warm […]

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  • Winter Detox

    Imagine What Your Life Would be Like if You Had Clear Thinking Everyday?
    You would feel lighter and happier!
    When was the last time you thought about the toxins in your body?
    Feeling more alive starts by eating foods that naturally support and detox […]

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  • Butternut Squash Soup (non-dairy)

    I developed this recipe out of a mistake. My husband was getting his Mila ready for the day and I noticed chicken broth on the counter. I asked why it was on the counter  and he realized he had used […]

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  • Almond Meal Cookies

    We tried this recipe today and it is even better than the one I posted last week. (I will leave it below the new one) Paleo Perfect Cookies are more moist and taste closer to a real chocolate chip cookie.
    Paleo […]

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  • Gluten-free Muffins

    This is a great basic muffin recipe using Bob Redmill’s all purpose gluten free flour. I added fresh cranberries from our CSA. No one could tell that they were gluten free.

    1-1/4 cups GF ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
    1/4 cup coconut sugar
    2 Tbsp Coconut […]

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  • Scookies (Grain-free)

    Yesterday was a beautiful, crisp fall day and we were up for some baking. My boys were begging for cookies. I found this recipe in Make it Paleo. The are called N’Oatmeal raisin cookies. We were short on almond meal […]

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  • Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

    Pumpkin Spice Muffins (adapted from http://simplylivinghealthy.org/)
    (yields 18 muffins)
    2 large ripe bananas
    1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted and soaked (about 6-8 dates)
    5 eggs, room temperature
    1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh roasted)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
    1 /2 […]

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    For more information on Killer Fish, by Dr. Brian Clement, Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, here is a link to his book Killer Fish
    Recent radiation and toxicity findings fuel Mila as the leading source in safe Omega-3s
    by Rudhi Leonardi

    We […]

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  • Macademia Nut Hummus

    Over the last three months I have been trying out the Paleo diet. I thought I would really miss bread and cheese, but your cravings start to change once you start eating less processed food and getting more nutrients from […]

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  • Grain-free Pizza

    I have been trying out many of the recipes in Make it Paleo. I originally looked at the photo for “pizza” and kept turning the pages, thinking my family wouldn’t go for this. Eventually, my kids started asking why we […]

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  • Paleo Granola

    This is a great recipe from Paleo Diet Lifestyle. (I made a few small changes to the original). If you have tried any of the grain-free granola available, you will probably agree it isn’t that great. Chocolate nut granola, however […]

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  • Quinoa Mila “Muffins”

    This recipe is adapted from: Cheesy Turkey Quinoa Bites
    I was looking for something simple and easy that my two boys would like for dinner. Anything that comes in the shape of a bite-sized muffin seems to be appealing to them […]

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  • Zucchini Bread (Paleo)

    Almond Meal and Mila Zucchini Bread
    Ingredients (makes 2 mini loaves or 12 mini muffins and one loaf)

    1-1/2 cup almond flour
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    4 tablespoon Mila
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    3 eggs, beaten
    1/4 cup honey
    1 ripe banana
    1 cup shredded, unpeeled […]

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  • Banana Nice Cream

    Banana Nice Cream
    Adapted from Whole Foods


    1 package frozen Banana Chunks, or 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
    1 cup canned coconut milk
    2 tablespoons smooth almond butter or peanut butter
    1 tablespoon Mila


    1. Put bananas, coconut milk and almond butter into a blender.
    2. Purée, […]

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  • Coconut Flour Waffles

    From the Kitchen of: Make it Paleo
    My Notes: I have been using this recipe and adding almond meal and coconut milk to stretch it. You can play with the proportions of almond meal and coconut flour; add extra coconut milk […]

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  • Basic Green Smoothie

    This is a variation of the Whole Foods Green Smoothie. It is a great gateway smoothie for starting out with green smoothies. I am pleased to report that my 4 and 7 year old boys loved it. I made popsicles […]

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  • Is Sugar Poison?

    Remember when high fructose corn syrup was exposed a few years back? Most health-minded individuals have done their part to avoid it by meticulously reading labels before making a purchase. I have spent countless hours at the grocery store checking […]

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  • Time Flies When You Are Feeling Good

    Photo of Bill out for an after dinner power walk with Nancy!
     60 Days Completed!
    For someone who says they are not disciplined enough to change their diet, someone who called Mila water torture, and could care less about nutrition, Bill sure […]

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  • Paleo Mila Pancakes


    3 eggs
    3 ripe bananas
    1 tblsp coconut milk
    1/4 cup almond butter
    1/4 cup almond meal/flour
    2 tblsp Mila
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    coconut oil for pan

    Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend well.

    (Or mix by hand.)
    Pre-heat […]

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  • Creamy Smoothie (Paleo, Raw)

    I realized last night that we had run out of eggs for breakfast. Smoothies are great, but I usually eat something else with them, as I need a lot of protein to start my day. I took some raw almonds […]

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  • Fuel Your Body

    This TED Talk by Dr. Terry Wahls embodies everything I believe about the food we eat. Absolutely amazing. I have included the video below. She is inspiring and informative and this 18 minute video could change the way you think about […]

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  • Mila vs. Chia?

    Are you wondering what the differences are between Mila and Chia? If you truly care about your health and what you put into your body, continue reading. If you get to the end are still not sure, leave me a […]

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  • 30 Days Down!

    Managing Arthritis with Omega-3s
    Have you spent any time with my dad lately? Have you noticed any changes? On a recent visit to our house, I noticed several small things about my dad. He is generally more upbeat and positive. He […]

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  • Two Weeks of Mila

    Bill is Right on Track!
    He is staying consistent and loving the added energy he gets each day from Mila. Bill is sure to get the right amount of Mila by adding 2 scoops to his smoothie every morning. He enjoyed […]

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  • Chocolate Mila Treats (Raw)

    Raw Mila Balls
    From the Kitchen of Gretchen Turzo
    1 cup Raw Almond Butter
    1/4 cup Raw Honey
    1/4 cup Coconut flakes
    1/8 cup cocoa powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 scoop Mila
    Pour all ingredients into a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Form balls and enjoy! Keep refridgerated.
    (If the consistency […]

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  • Banana Coconut Bread Pudding

    Mother’s Day Mila Treat
    Adapted from Joy of Cooking
    Butter a 2-quart baking dish
    Trim the crusts from and cut into 1/2 inch cubes:

    12 to 16 ounces white bread, stale but not hard (4-5 cups lightly packed)

    Spread the bread evenly into baking dish […]

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  • Balsamic (Mila) Vinaigrette

    Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

    ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
    1-2 cloves of garlic crushed or finely chopped
    1 tbl Dijon mustard
    1 tsp. sweetener (honey, sugar)
    1 tsp. salt
    ¼ tsp. pepper
    ½ tsp. dried basil
    ½ tsp. dried oregano
    1 tbl Mila
    ½ cup olive oil
    Pour vinegar into a small bowl […]

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  • Nana’s Mila Meatloaf

     Nana’s Mila Meatloaf
    From the kitchen of Nancy Ladd
    1-½ lbs. ground beef
    1 lb. ground pork sausage
    ½ large onion-chopped
    ½-1 cup Italian flat leaf parsley –chopped
    ½ cup fine Italian seasoned bread crumbs
    1 egg
    2 scoops Mila chia seeds
    1-7oz.-container sun dried tomato pesto  (farmers […]

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  • Mila Balls

    Mila Balls
    From the kitchen of: Colette Perachiotti

    1 cup almond butter or peanut butter
    1 cup whole raw oats
    1-2 scoops of Mila
    Honey or agave
    Use chilled almond/peanut butter. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Drizzle as much honey as you like. It’s […]

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  • Mila, Lentils and Rice

    Lentils and Rice
    Recipe from the kitchen of: Gretchen Turzo

    3 cups brown rice (medium or long grain) – cook according to instructions on package with water or broth
    1 – 17.6 ounce container of Trader Joe’s Steamed Lentils (fridge section) or cook […]

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  • Day 1 of 60

    Living with Arthritis
    A few years ago, my father  was diagnosed with with Psoratic Arthritis, which is caused by an over-active immune system. After two years of trying to manage the pain through diet and alternative medicine, Bill started on a […]

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  • How to Drink Mila

    Drinking Your Daily Mila from Sara Ladd on Vimeo.
    A quick how-to for folks who are new to Mila, the whole, raw super food, packed with Omega-3s .
    Mila coconut water is one easy way to drink your Mila. You can use […]

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  • Athletes are Eating Mila

    Doing your best hinges on two key factors: physical ability and mental focus. Mila optimizes both. The proprietary blend of Salvia hispanica L. seed that is Mila promotes the formation of lean muscle mass, lubrication of joints and mineralization of […]

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  • Save your Mila Bags!

    April 22 is Earth Day! One small way you can reduce, reuse and recycle is by saving all your Mila bags. Watch this video to learn more about how your bags can be transformed into something useful. I am happy […]

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  • Rethinking Coconut Oil

    Adding the super-food coconut oil to your diet may be the most beneficial health change you can make today! According to Natural News, “Coconut oil is one of nature’s most powerful forms of nutrition. Coconut oil helps to balance hormones, […]

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  • Laura’s Mila Bars

    Healthy, clean, energy bars for athletes, moms, and children! Thanks to Laura Stout, my business partner. She eats these before her sports and they really give her the energy she needs to go strong. I was excited to try them […]

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  • Flax Seeds vs. Chia Seeds

    Flax vs. Chia
    Flax and Chia both provide optimal amounts of Omega-3s when eaten daily. Most of us know that Omega-3s are essential fatty acids — every cell in our body needs them to function properly, yet our bodies do not […]

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  • William’s Egg Pie

    Versatile recipes are my favorite! Below is one version of a basic quiche recipe. You can leave out the bacon and make it vegetarian. If you prefer gluten free, make it a crustless quiche, by spraying the pie dish with […]

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  • “Green” Bean Dip

    This simple dip is made with white beans; kale or spinach will give it the beautiful green color. I wanted it green for St. Patrick’s Day, but I am sure it would taste delicious without the green too. Great on […]

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  • Olive Oil Exposed

    Is nothing sacred anymore? I have been actively avoiding all canola oil after learning, “the oil was so toxic that the FDA banned it for human consumption in 1956.” But wouldn’t you know it, finding good, clean, food, without canola […]

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  • Chicken Paste Anyone?

    Maybe you have seen this image floating around on various social media sights in the last few months. When I first saw the photo, it reminded me of strawberry soft serve. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth. As […]

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  • Banana Pancakes (Gluten Free)

    This is our favorite Saturday morning recipe. I originally got it from my friends Chantal and Shane Valentine, authors of the Baby Cuisine Cookbook.
    I recently discovered Bob’s Red Mill–(Gluten Free) All Purpose Baking Flour. I was hesitant at first and […]

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  • Super Smoothie

    Simple, refreshing, clean, and packed with nutrients. I use frozen berries so there is no need for ice. Coconut water gives the smoothie a slight sweetness, but you may need to add honey if you prefer it sweeter. Perfect for […]

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  • Meat Loaf Muffins

    Comfort food at its finest! These meat loaf muffins make a delicious and kid-friendly main course. I have been using this recipe for several years (originally from cookinglight). I serve it with steamed green beans and oven roasted potatoes. The […]

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  • Kids are Missing Out

    Dr. Nancy Worthington, a pediatrician in Gainsville, Florida has been recommending Omega-3 fish oils to her patients for over four years. She believes that the traditional American diet is so loaded with Omega-6 fatty acids, that unless we balance this […]

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  • Gluten-Free Banana Bread (Paleo)

    There is no denying that sweet treats are a favorite around our house. In order to satisfy these cravings, and avoid eating empty calories, I have found some great recipes with alternatives to white flour and sugar. Almond flour, while […]

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  • Gluten Free Super Food Waffles

    Breakfast for Dinner
    These green waffles may not look nearly as delicious as they taste. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly they became a kid-friendly favorite. Sunday meal planning involves each member of our family picking one dinner for the […]

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  • Granola Scones

    This is a weekend favorite around our house. It is fairly versatile and we often use the recipe as more of a guideline. You can add fresh or dried fruit, and even try different types of flours depending on your […]

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  • Gluten-free Chia Muffins

    When Dr. Oz starts talking about chia, my mom starts to take everything I have been telling her about the health benefits of this super food a little more seriously. So for all you Dr. Oz fans out there, here […]

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  • The Dangers of Soy

    In my search for optimal health, over the years, I have experimented with different ways of eating, including vegetarian and vegan (although that didn’t last too long). The problem I ran into with both of these was that I ended […]

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  • How to Start?

    If you have read some of the other pages on this site, you may be thinking this all sounds great, but how do I eat Mila? How do I get my kids to eat it? One of the great things […]

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  • Dump Canola Oil!

    Happy New Year!
    This is a great time to make resolutions and set goals for the coming year. My first health related goal is to avoid buying all products containing canola oil. After reading the amazing book Nourishing Traditions, by Sally […]

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  • Mila Smoothie

    In honor of the 60 Day Challenge, and starting my website the first day of 2012, the first recipe is Dr. Bob Arnot’s Mila Smoothie. Hope you are ready to start your new year off with some new healthy habits! […]

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