Guest Blog – Nancy Vanacore

Hi friends of Lisa,

I’m thrilled that Lisa invited me to write a guest post for her blog.  I consider Lisa one of my dearest friends.  I know no one with more energy and enthusiasm for life than Lisa.  She is a continual inspiration.  When Lisa hears about a new resource or health discovery, – Boom! – she is on it getting more information.  I love that about her.

When I began my health journey a few years ago, I never anticipated the places it would take me, or the people I would meet.  In fact Lisa and I work at the same university but had never met until we both attended an event at Whole Foods.

Through the healthy eating specialists at Whole Foods I have been introduced to book clubs, supper clubs, and seminars all focused on a plant based, high nutrient way of eating.

I’d love to share a few of my favorite books, blogs (in addition to LisasLentils) and a recipe with you here.

Blogs: (amazing recipes and inspiration) (a medical researcher shares all of the current health studies) (lots of current health information and recipes) (short, humorous video clips on every subject by Dr. michael Greger-you can’t watch just one)


Eat to Live – Dr. Joel Fuhrman.  Dr. Fuhrman is my personal hero and will change your life

Supper Immunity – Dr. Joel Fuhrman – how not to get sick

Eat for Health – Dr. Joel Fuhrman (Yes, I’m all about Dr. Fuhrman)

Favorite Kitchen Tool:

Vitamix 5200 – can’t cook without it!


Even though this is my favorite recipe, I try not to make it very often because I can’t stop eating it.  See what you think.

Chocolate Pudding – Recipe from Dr. Joel Fuhrman (but you knew that)

  • Avocado (1)
  • 4-5 medjool dates
  • 1/4 C organic cocoa powder
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/4 C water or almond milk

Place all ingredients except water in blender.  Blend and gradually add water to achieve a creamy consitency.  Divide into serving cups.  Cover and chill.  Total prep time 10 minutes!

Oh the places you’ll go.  There is fun to be done! (Dr. Suess)

Good luck on your health journey,



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