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Immunity Boosting Green Stir-Fry

With the winter just around the corner, there’s no better way to shield ourselves from the sniffles than making sure our immune system is at its best. This means, paying attention to what we put in our bodies, and how we manage stress around the holidays. One way to ensure you’re boosting your health is…

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10 best casual food joints

10 Best Fresh Casual Restaurants to Grab a Meal on the Go

As you probably know by now, I’m very anti-processed food in general. In fact, I prepare about 90% of my meals at home. But on occasion, there are times when I get stuck in traffic, or have a client meeting go longer than expected. I’m sure it’s happened to you as well. When this happens,…

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Almond milk

How to Make Your Own Almond Milk

How to Make Your Own Almond Milk Ingredients: (Makes a medium size jar) 1 c raw almonds Water for soaking nuts 3 c water 2 dates Dash of cinnamon Dash of Celtic sea salt 1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract Other items needed: Nut mesh bag, or cheese cloth Directions: 1. Soak almonds in water overnight…

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Blackberry Salad

Summer Favorites: Blackberry Pomegranate Salad

Blackberry Pomegranate Salad Ingredients: 3 cups baby spinach 1/2 cup blackberries 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 1/4 cup almonds, chopped Dressing: 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

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Basil Lemonade

Healthy Summer Refreshments

If you’ve been waiting for the summer patiently, you know there’s nothing better than kicking back, and sipping on a lemonade on the beach. At the same time, you may be trying to keep in “bikini” shape. I wanted to share 10 of my favorite healthy summer refreshments that are low-sugar, and low-calorie. You can add a…

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Coconut Whipped Cream

Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream

Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream Ingredients: 2 cans full fat coconut milk (13.5 oz cans) – unflavored and unsweetened 1/3 cup real maple syrup 1 tbsp vanilla extract or to taste 1/4 tsp cinnamon Dash or cardamom (optional) Directions: 1. Chill the cans of coconut milk overnight in the fridge 2. Open the cans, drain off…

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Blueberry Cheesecake

Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 tsp cashew (or almond) butter 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract 2 tbsp juice of lemon Directions: Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Want to turn this smoothie into a protein shake? Add 1 scoop protein powder and…

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Gluten Free Pancakes

After some trial and error I have finally came up with the perfect combination of wholesome ingredients to create these delicious, super moist gluten free pancakes. They are high in protein, and do not contain dairy, gluten, or added sugars. In my opinion they actually taste much better than regular pancakes! Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas…

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Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

This delicious pineapple turmeric smoothie is an excellent post-work out recovery drink. Pineapple contains a compound called bromelain which is responsible for reducing inflammation associated with arthritis and other joint disorders, and swelling of soft-tissue injuries. It’s great to include in your post work-out routine, especially for runners. Turmeric is one of the world’s healthiest…

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