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7 Tips for Healthy Travel & Hotel Salad Video!

Hey there Healthy Haven peeps:) I’ve got something SO special for you! Ive been traveling like crazy! In the past two weeks I’ve been in San Diego, LA, Napa Valley, Berkley and Mexico! WOSA! Being that I’m from Ohio, I’m a bit of a homebody. My boyfriend however really knows how to travel and does so with ease. I on the other hand pack the entire kitchen and seem to think I need 13 different black dresses for each trip:) 

Although he hasn’t laughed at me to my face yet, my sweet William has made subtle suggestions to make my (our) travel time less stressful! 

1) Pack enough food to make one healthy dinner and one healthy breakfast!   The truth is you never know when you will get stuck in an airport or not have access to organic food. I once got stuck in Hawaii of all places and they are 150% sure to not allow so much as a cashew onto the flight when leaving! So far this is the only time I have ever had to toss some organic bananas. I like to pack the following! 

Green juice for the plane ride:)

Green juice for the plane ride:)

Dried fruit such as dates, a few bananas, a bag of spinach, a lemon, an avocado, the wraps you will see in the video below and a juice (tell them you have a special diet, they will wave a word over it and let you board). Yep, in 11 years Ive not one time had to toss the juice my friends! 

2) Opt out! Don’t even get me started on this one! If you think that “microwave you’re walking through is not radiating the crap out of you, think again! Ive always opted out and yes, so should you!

3) Take advantage of the hotel sauna and steam room! How could you think of skipping out on this? I am blessed to have an infrared sauna at home. That being said the first thing I ask when arriving at a hotel is “where is the sauna”? You paid good money for your room, use the facilities to your full advantage! 

Another option is always to grab a workout or swim at the hotels pool! Anything to get your lymphatic system pumping!

Another option is  to grab a workout or swim at the hotels pool! Anything to get your lymphatic system pumping!

4) Use Youtube exercise videos to workout every morning in your hotel room!  Oh boy how I love this tip I’m sharing with you! I actually have three videos that I love! They don’t take up much time and are very easy! Check out “Walk away the pounds”! Just fifteen minutes and you’re done! YAY!

5) Book hotels that use only hypo allergenic bedding and non toxic cleaning supplies! Another reason I LOVE to travel with the “man~pan~ion” is because he always picks the most unique and amazing hotels! It truly is the main reason he can peel me away from my kitchen! One thing most hotels have in common is the fact that they will bring you foam pillows instead of  feather pillows. Make this request when booking the room! Also ask them if they would please use a green cleaner in your room the day of your arrival. For just fifteen dollars more, many will abridge!

6) Take Vitamin C and magnesium in your carry on bag or purse! A must! When you travel by air you will most likely get anything and everything that is floating around on that plane! Look at it as you breathing in and exchanging everyones breath! Trust me when I tell you that vitamin C will wipe out any chance of you getting ill! The magnesium will relax you! WARNING: I’m not a fan of “EmergenC packs” take a closer look at the label:) 

Want vitamin C? Eat an orange!

Want vitamin C? Eat an orange!


7) Sleep whenever possible especially on the plane or in the car! There really is no better happy pill, beauty pill or health pill than sleep! Get all the sleep you can get! Heck~look at sleep as you collecting organic fruit or diamonds! They are both worth their weight in gold!

Meditation is a great way to settle the mind while traveling!

Meditation is a great way to settle the mind while traveling!


Detox pancake recipe & a success story!

Hi there beauties:) So I’m here in Mexico (again) and I just got done running an AMAZING VIP detox for a stunningly beautiful woman named Minerva! Minerva was Hands down one of my absolute favorite clients to ever do my detox program! Miss Minerva I like to call her! A wife, mother World traveler and speaker of truth!!! I love and adore this woman & wish she was my next door neighbor! 

To love what you do for a living is to have peace in your heart!!! This woman was sent from above and will forever be etched inside of my heart!!! Enjoy the photos of her retreat along with two versions of pancakes I know she will be whipping up! 

Miss Minerva’s 3 day detox VIP retreat!

Let the 3 day detox begin!

Let the 3 day detox begin!


After a guided super market tour and a trip to trade in toxic cosmetics for paragon free goods! YAY! Minerva is 100% a girly girl! She LOVES all things about being a woman! 

The beautiful Minerva and I stayed out a bit too late after our trip to the grocery!

The beautiful Minerva and I stayed out a bit too late after our trip to the grocery!










Waiting on my new favorite girl to get her colonic:) I was eating blueberries in the lobby while Miss Minerva was getting “cleaned out”!


























 Before she left, I took her a fresh coconut and made her a salad with organic soy-free tofu made from hemp! She loved it and I call that healthy travel food!!! 

travel food


Minerva left her 3 day detox GLOWING even more than when she walked in! I wrote about fears I was having prior to her coming that taught me a valuable lesson! The following is what I wrote on my Facebook wall after meeting this beautiful woman! 

Beautiful both inside and out!

Beautiful both inside and out!

“Today I had a VIP guest fly in from Texas to do a three day detox here in San Diego. As I went to greet her at the resort, I was a bit nervous. The truth is, as I’ve been speaking to her on the phone the past few months she reminded me a lot of myself. I’m not exactly easy to please and was beginning to fear if I would live up to her expectations.

I spent about an hour and a half with her and then returned this evening to teach her class. Within minutes she opened up to me and invited me to open up to her. Much like the last guest I had a month ago…I fell in love with her kind loving heart! Not only is she beautiful on the outside but also on the inside too!

On the drive home I began thinking “yes…we are a lot a like!” We are both “high maintinance women” with HUGE giving, loving honest hearts! Heck I’m proud to call myself “HM” for the first time in my life! To me high maintenance only means you demand people give you their very best and do the same for others! I’ll take that title ANY day of the week!

Today was a beautiful day of two women from different cultures, different up bringing and different lives coming together to share, love and to heal!

 I am forever blessed to be able to LOVE what I do!”


A divine salad recipe! VEGAN and NON VEGAN PANCAKE RECIPES! YUM!

So here I am “chill~axing” in Mexico and I thought hmmm what would the beautiful friends at the Healthy Haven like to see this week? Then it hit me…some easy to digest recipes! Enjoy these favorites below!
Curry tofu with dried fruit and seeds!
1/2 C pineapple
1/3 C dried cranberries
1 of Andrea’s “sticky balls” (dates, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds rolled into balls and dusted in dried coconut)
1/2 C hemp (soy free) tofu
1 tsp turmeric
1TB curry powder
1 TB hemp seeds
Combine tofu with curry, coconut oil and turmeric set aside.
cover a large plate with raw spinach, break up Andrea’s sticky ball, add pineapple and dried cranberries place curried tofu on top and add hemp seeds! BOOM! Enjoy without shame or guilt!


Ok folks I know I NEVER do NON vegan recipes but Ive been getting requests for this! Here are two FABULOUS recipes for pancakes! One is vegan and one is not!
Gluten free banana pancakes!
1 banana
2 farmers eggs
cinnamon oil by Young Living (E@mail me at to learn how to get 11 essential oils FREE!)
Thats it, yep! 4 ingredient pancakes! Simply mash, mix and cook! See vegan recipe below!!!
Andrea holding her banana blueberry pancakes topped with cinnamon mac almond sauce!

Andrea holding her banana blueberry pancakes topped with cinnamon mac almond syrup!

Here is the vegan recipe! Feel free to share the photo below onto your favorite social media page! I love that!










Enjoy this beautiful weekend everyone and enjoy the BEST part of your life! LIVE IN THE NOW!

Remember, I only want the absolute BEST for you! Andrea L Cox


7 reasons I prefer to make my own food!

7 reasons I prefer to make my own food!

1) I prefer to know the source of my produce!
The fact is that the vast majority of restaurants do not sourse genetically modified foods and yes, organic foods! Since I am vegan I won’t even touch on where a huge portion of the restaurant meat is coming from!

2) Its expression of creativity!
I consider my food to be “edible art”! I absolutely LOVE creating beautiful living food to nurture my body with!

3) Its faster!
This meal took me 3 minutes to assemble! Did I mention I followed it with vegan homemade cookies that I whipped up this morning? 

4) Preparing my own food allows me to tune into my body more!
When I prepare my own food I can really tune into what my bodies needs and desires are instead of being limited to a menu!

5) All my friends eat sunshine too:)
The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of my girlfriends also prepare their own food 90% of the time! We call ourselves “sunshine warriors”! We know that food is mood and that in order to FEEL good we must eat good too!

6) It saves money!
If I spend $150 at the farmers market or grocery store I know that my food will last the entire week! Thats way more bang for your buck than dining out on a consistent basis!

7) I get joy out of creating living creates for friends and family!
It’s true…nothing makes me happier than creating a meal that I know without a doubt will nourish my loved ones from the inside out!


Lets face it troop! We cannot be too careful these days! Have you ever looked at the amount of salt that is in a restaurant meal? Are you lactose intolerant? I guarantee you the foods you are eating not only contain gluten AKA GLUE, but also have traces of dairy and are cooked in fats that should NEVER be heated! Educate yourselves and get to town in that big beautiful kitchen you just remodeled! Or your college dormitory:) Both will work!

 Use this recipe to rid your body of excess water weight! 

View the recipe at the link above!

View the recipe at the link above!

Todays brunch fit for this raw vegan Queen! Spinach salad with heirloom tomatoes, pineapple and my “cashew curry tofu” that is soy free!!! I grew the sunflower sprouts myself! Try making your own food and watch how your wallet, waist size and mood improves!

Cashew curry salad!

Cashew curry salad!

How to get rid of water retention fast! Try this juice recipe!Cashew curry salad!

Five recipes with less than five ingredients! Bonus video recipe!

Never underestimate the simple things in life! Some of my most enjoyable meals have been created in my kitchen with less than five ingredients! Enjoy a few of my favorites below! One I placed in video format for you!

The nanna salad

Have you tried this combination? It’s a combination of celery and banana together! The saltiness from the celery mixed with the sweetness of banana has proven to be so incredibly delightful to me and many others! Plate your plate with spinach, slice two bananas on top making sure they are spotted to ensure ripeness! Chop two stalks of celery on top as well and finish with a drizzle of raw honey:) Devour without shame or guilt! One of my go to treats! 

    “Andrea’s Dictionary” -    “Nanna” A fully ripened spotted banana!   


                       The "nana" salad!


Berries, coconut creme and cinni:) 

Take a bowl of berries, top with a dollop or two of coconut creme and sprinkle with cinni!

                                                               ”Andrea’s Dictionary” –    ”Cinni” organic cinnimon 

Berries n creme




The date sammy!

An excellent go to snack! 3 ingredients! 

3 pitted Dates

3 Brazil nuts

Ayurvedic herbs ordered from the Chopra center! 

Stuff the dates with the Brazil nuts after rolling in the herbs! Bliss on Earth!Date Sammy


Sour cream “taters”

Ahhh Baby red taters topped with raw vegan coconut sour creme and fresh dill from Pablo, my local farmer!

8-10 taters depending on how many people you are serving

1 bunch fresh dill (toss the stems)

1 container So Delicious brand coconut yogurt (or make your own)

salt and pepper to taste!

Steam the washed taters for 20 minutes top with other ingredients listed above and enjoy!

               Andrea’s Dictionary “taters” baby red skin potatoes



Rockstar juice!

My go to juice when I need to slim down FAST! 

One cucumber

2 granny smith apples

1 lemon with rind

4 stalks of celery

pinch of good salt for my adrenal glands! MMMMM!!!

 Andrea’s Dictionary- “Rockstar” What we are after allowing ourselves to reach our full potential!




Raw chocolate pudding! MMMMM!


A quick tip to help you reach your weight loss goals!

One of the things I do to ward off the “mindless munching temptations” when I’ve clearly made too many raw vegan treats is to Pre-Portion any and all of those tempting Treats! The main way to do this is to portion them out AFTER you have eaten your largest meal of the day! This way you will be full and your mind will be in the right place to do so!

Todays treat that hit the spot were two of my raw vegan “nanna date romaine sammies” I simply pre make the raw vegan gluten free bread by using a mix of bananas, dates and flax and dehydrate! This bread is quite thin! Not like the thick yummy bread I had at my favorite restaurant last night…sigh:( Yet it still really hits the spot and is a much cleaner way to treat myself! I then take a date and a torn piece of romaine lettuce and sandwich it in between the bread pieces!

WALA! A treat made for this raw vegan Queen! Try it and let me know what you think! For more great recipes, detox and beauty tips along with AWESOME videos sign up for my FREE news letter at

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Portion control raw vegan sammie!

Portion control raw vegan sammie!


Andrea never forgets her morning juice!

Andrea never forgets her morning juice!


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