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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11 Simple Things Happy People Do Daily (…That You Can Do Too)

1. They Have a Strong Support Network Yes, sometimes when we are busy, we forget just how important human connection is to our psyche. Having a strong support network of people makes us feel part of a larger community of other like-minded people. Join a local book club, photography workshop, or a running group, and you’ll…

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17 Tips for Cleaner Grocery Shopping

Toxins and chemicals in food are ubiquitous these days. Here are 17 Tips for Clean Grocery Shopping: 1. Your best bet is to shop on the outer store perimeter where you will find fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid the center aisle where junk foods hide. 2. Choose organic produce whenever possible. During the summer time visit…

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5 Simple Tricks to Cook Quinoa Perfectly

5 Simple Tricks to Cook Quinoa Perfectly Quinoa is a staple in my kitchen. It’s come a long way from health foods to the mainstream, and makes a great substitute for starchy pastas, and even rice. I looooove it so much that I usually incorporate it into breakfast instead of cereal, make it part of a…

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6 Tips for Picking Healthy Chocolate

Have you ever decided to stop something for a week or so, but it only lasted for a couple of days? I’m with you on that one. It’s soooo hard to keep our own promises, only to break them, and feel guilty all over again. So today I want to share with your a little…

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The Biology of Developing New Habits

I’ve been researching a lot these days about the topic of change. If you’ve ever tried to implement a change in your diet, exercise routine, or life in general, then you know how challenging it can be to develop lasting habits. You see, when learning a new habit or skill, there is a lot happening…

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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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3 Simple Ways to Get Off Sugar Fast

Did you know that Americans are consuming 152 pounds sugar in a given year? That is double what the Spanish eat! Sugar consumption has been on the rise, and the truth is that we as a nation are hooked like a junkie. Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. shared in a recent interview on HuffPost Live that…

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