Easy Slow Cooker Black Beans. Very versatile and high in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

slow cooker black beans

I love black beans, and I love rice and bean combos. They are such simple ingredients providing such an awesome “net gain” of nutrition, especially for the price. Black beans are high in quality protein, and vitamins and minerals like … Continue Reading…

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High ORAC Score Smoothie

High ORAC Score Smoothie

It is actually pretty easy to make a high ORAC score smoothie these days. This recipe came about because of a new product just arriving to the U.S. market that we are trying out called: Gula Java Matcha (more details … Continue Reading…

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Black Cat Plus Blog is hosting Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash

Jodell from Black Cat Plus Blog is hosting Fashion Flash. What topics will you find this week? Fashion (of course), diet, makeup, travel, and fitness are all covered. There is always something for everyone in the weekly Fashion Flash collection, especially if … Continue Reading…

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Recipe: Chilled Mango Chipotle Soup. High in antioxidants that protect your cells and DNA.

Chilled Mango Chipotle Soup

I love mangos and chipotles, so I was intrigued. Chilled mango chipotle soup? Turns out they taste amazing together. Mango flesh has a beautiful orange color that is extremely high in beta carotene, a highly active antioxidant that scavenges free … Continue Reading…

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Protein Bar Smoothie

Protein Bar Smoothie

Have you purchased a protein bar (or 2 or 3 or 4) that by the description and ingredient listing, seemed like the perfect delicious snack, only to open it and take your first bite, and the taste does not meet … Continue Reading…

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The role of digestive enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

Why do we need to eat? The purpose of eating is to provide our cells with the nutrients they need. However, if we don’t digest our food well, ultimately, our cells won’t function optimally. That is where digestive enzymes come … Continue Reading…

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Recipe: White Bean Cilantro Dip. High in fiber and antioxidants.

White Bean Cilantro Dip

Cilantro is a rich source of many essential oils and antioxidants, including quercetin, a bioflavonoid that is commonly recommended during allergy season for anti-histamine support. Cilantro is also loaded with vitamins C, A and K. Per 100g (or a little over … Continue Reading…

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Cilantro, Herb or Super Food?

Cilantro 2

Cilantro and coriander have two very different flavors, but come from the same plant. Cilantro refers to the fresh leaves used as an herb, and coriander to the seeds used as a spice. The medicinal and nutritional qualities are very … Continue Reading…

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Go barefoot at your wedding!

Go Barefoot Wedding

For those of you that are planning a wedding ceremony outdoors, whether it will be at the beach or a park, mountain top or grassy knoll, find out how and why you should go barefoot at your wedding to optimize your health and energy. Continue Reading…

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Recipe: Simple, easy, delicious. Cilantro Spinach Pesto. Use on everything and anything!

Cilantro Spinach Pesto

This cilantro spinach pesto recipe is simple and straight forward. Everyone needs and loves a good pesto. Of course basil is the go-to for pesto, but if you want to change it up, especially if you have left over spinach … Continue Reading…

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Recipe: Oil Free Dressing, Raspberry-Cilantro Vinaigrette. Perfect for your summer salads.

oil free dressing

Most store bought salad dressings are loaded with unhealthy oils and sugars. This oil free dressing is easy to make and has fresh ingredients so you don’t have to worry about excess calories and bad fats. Use an oil free … Continue Reading…

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When bad foods become really bad

bad foods

Making decisions about what foods to consume when it comes to our health, can be very simple, yet extremely complicated at the same time. We know the bad foods for obvious reasons, but often times there is more to the … Continue Reading…

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Grain Free Coconut Pancakes

This is a delicious grain free coconut pancakes recipe! Get creative and garnish with a variety of fruits and nuts for something different every time! Pancakes can be healthy, and can also be a great opportunity to for kids and … Continue Reading…

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Find out why I don’t have cellulite, and how you might be able to prevent it, or get rid of it.

Cellulite Free

I know I might create some female haters for this post. I am not sure at what age cellulite is still reversible, if at all, so maybe this post is aimed at the young 20’s lovelies out there that care, … Continue Reading…

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Fit Bottle Giveaway

Fit Bottle

We are excited to announce TWO winners! Rust and Jill both left comments regarding significant outdoor plans, and Fit Bottles are the perfect companions for hiking and camping! Thank you to all that entered! What if you could safely drink the water … Continue Reading…

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