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Amazon to Africa Smoothie Recipe

Amazon African Smoothie

This smoothie has a couple of unique ingredients, but they are readily available at your natural foods market. Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a berry found in the Amazon Rainforest. Rich in antioxidants, fiber, and omegas. Baobab (pronounced bay-o-bob) is a tree native to Africa and it produces a “super fruit” especially high in vitamin C and electrolytes.

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Jalapeño Hummus Recipe

Jalapeño Hummus

My husband has perfected this jalapeño hummus recipe at our house. It is so easy to make, and even though the garbanzo beans are from a can, this hummus tastes so fresh. We use it all week long. On crackers, veggies, sandwiches and wraps, it adds just the right kick to any meal or snack.

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Should you eat nuts and seeds?

nuts and seeds

Raw, organic nuts (make sure they are raw and organic!) are a great source of healthy, unsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and plant sterols. Many doctors will recommend nuts as a heart healthy snack food, as evidence has shown that people who eat nuts and seeds have higher overall health, are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular issues, and have less incidence of diabetes.

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Skip nut butter, eat seed butter!

seed butter

Michelle’s daughter attends a nut-free elementary school. This seed butter recipe was tweaked and embellished from one that she found online while researching nut butter alternatives. It is very easy to make and tastes just as good, if not better, than nut butters.

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Sustained Energy Smoothie Recipe

sustained energy

Smoothies are a great way to keep you going strong all day long. The protein, fat, and fiber in this recipe give you sustained energy, and the super fruit concentrates keep the immune system boosted when you may be most susceptible to “coming down with something”.

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Roasted Chickpeas. Easy appetizer, side dish, salad topper, or perfect healthy snack.

Roasted chickpeas are super easy to make, and make a great appetizer, side dish, or perfect healthy snack. Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans and are grown all around the world. High in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, you can’t go wrong including them in your diet on a regular basis.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil and Spelt Flour

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies come out so good. The combination of coconut oil and spelt flour is amazing! You can use an egg substitute in these with no problem. A gluten free flour blend would work as well. Spelt is an ancient form of wheat that dates back to 5,000 BC. It is a whole grain and great source of fiber and other minerals.

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Recipe: Tempeh Fried Quinoa. Easily assimilated protein & dietary fiber.

Tempeh is a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and fermentation process that binds the soybeans into a cake form. The fermentation process reduces the phytic acid in soy, which in turn allows the body to absorb the minerals that soy provides making it the healthier alternative to tofu.

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The cabbage family and your health

cabbage family

Considered one of the most ancient common vegetables, cabbage is also one of the most economical and healthiest vegetables today. Although cabbage is technically a biennial herb of the mustard family, centuries of cultivation have produced other forms of the cabbage family that we are familiar with such as kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

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Chia Fruit Salad

Fruit salads offer a nice change of pace all year long. This is a quick, easy and healthy snack, breakfast main course, or side dish. Any combination of fruit and nuts can be used. You can choose fruits based on color to suit a party theme or season. Chia seeds are a rich vegan source of Omega-3’s, fiber and protein. They can be added to any salad, smoothie, etc. for a great nutritional boost! Use our Chia Fruit Salad recipe as inspiration for your own.

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Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

This vegan cream of asparagus soup recipe can be found in the “Feeding the Whole Family Cookbook”. I altered is slightly, but can be made in a variety of different ways. Asparagus is the star vegetable and this soup is a fun and tasty way to prepare it! It can also be served cold. Asparagus has many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It also contains inulin, which is beneficial for digestion.

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Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

A friend recently sent me this apple oatmeal muffins recipe to make for her for a party. The muffins do not take long to make and they are delicious. They contain no granulated sugar or flour, and the ingredients can easily be substituted to meet your individual needs.

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B is for Bananas and Beets

Chances are you are already a banana eater, unless you have shied away from them because of negative ads you may have seen on  the Internet making them seem unhealthy. On the flip side, you probably “don’t like” beets, so you are nowhere near close to eating enough of them for optimal health. Let’s vow to change our attitudes toward bananas and beets, and start consuming them more often! Here’s why:

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Vegan Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Vegan Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Our intention is to offer more cabbage recipes because of the outstanding health benefits, and because it is so economical. This vegetable is a perfect example of outstanding nutrient density. We even think cabbage deserves “super food” classification. Hopefully this vegan red cabbage coleslaw recipe inspires you to eat more of this delicious and nutritious vegetable all year long.

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Spicy (or not) Coleslaw Recipe

coleslaw recipe

In our opinion, coleslaw is great anytime of year, and you need to try this coleslaw recipe! There is no mayonnaise so it is light and refreshing. You can make it spicy with horseradish and red onion, or leave those ingredients out, and still enjoy this flavorful recipe adapted from “Greens Glorious Greens!”.

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