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Cranberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Cranberry Banana Smoothie

Once November hits, I start stocking up on frozen organic cranberries. Cranberries have AMAZING health benefits! Besides being a good source of vitamin C and a supportive nutrient for urinary health, they can play a significant role in collagen building and tissue repair! The cranberry is a low sugar superfood that makes a great smoothie ingredient all year long! This cranberry banana smoothie recipe is simple, nutritious, energizing, and delicious.

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Product review: Amanprana ORAC Botanico Herb Mix

ORAC Botanico Herb Mix

I was very excited to try the Aman Prana High ORAC Botanico herb mix, mainly because I am so excited about this entire company and the products they are making available. All of the Aman Prana products, including coconut oil, matcha, and Gula Java coconut blossom sugar, are rated according to their ORAC value, glycemic (GI) value, Bovis value – this is a frequency value that measures the energy and vitality present in our bodies and foods, and Yin and Yang value – a popular measure in traditional Chinese medicine. These measurements alone, found on all of their products, set Aman Prana apart from any other company that I am familiar with.

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Go Green Smoothie Recipe

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The 3 added super foods in this “go green” smoothie are not greens in the most common or traditional sense, they are concentrated supplements from outstanding green ingredients that provide optimal energy and nutrition from unique sources. (more…)

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Smoothie Recipe: Berries and Greens and good for your Belly

Berries and Greens

This berries and greens smoothie has a thin consistency, which is a nice change of pace. I added the honey because all of the ingredients were “unsweetened”. If you are trying to reduce sugar consumption, just eliminate the honey. When it comes to getting family members, picky eaters, or newbies to smoothie making, to drink concoctions like this, adding raw honey or dates can help ensure it will be consumed!

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for 1-2 weeks out. 10 healthy things to do as much as possible.

Do as many of these things as possible, as much as possible, within the 14 day period leading up to your wedding day to set yourself up for looking and feeling your best.
If you don’t put off planning for this, and if you have accomplished everything else on your regular wedding planning check list, you can easily make time for these 10 healthy things.

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Book Review: The Matcha Miracle

The Matcha Miracle

Alert calm. That is a great description for one of matcha’s side effects. What is matcha? The simple explanation is that it is ground up green tea leaves. The tea leaves are ground so fine that the powder dissolves in water. This preparation has been used for centuries in the Far East.

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Smoothie Recipe: Post Dentist Recovery Meal

Post Dentist Smoothie

This was the smoothie I made after getting home from my trip to the holistic dentist. The only procedure I had done was a cleaning, and the techniques they use minimize bacteria and inflammation, but it is always good to support the body’s healing and cleansing processes as much as possible.

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Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

Chocolate cake batter smoothie

Yes, you read that right! This was just a random combination of ingredients I threw together one morning, and I was pleasantly surprised when the first sip I took tasted like chocolate cake batter! It has been decades since I have tasted actual chocolate cake batter, so maybe I am delusional. But no matter what you want to call it, it was delicious!

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Outer Spice Giveaway

Outer Spice

Congratulations Kindra! The winner of this giveaway! I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes! I was very excited to try the new spice blends from Outer Spice. First, I started substituting my usual spices with the Outer Spice blends into meals that I have cooked for my family in the past. I used them in spaghetti sauce, as a seasoning for chicken, and in egg sandwiches. Everyone loved how the spices subtly changed the flavor of each meal, especially in the egg sandwiches. My fiancé specifically said that his egg sandwiches tasted “much better” with the new seasonings.

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Coconut Oil Terms Defined?

Coconut Oil Terms

In the world of supplements and super foods nothing is as straightforward as it seems. This holds true for something as simple as coconut oil, whose quality and processing is anything but a simple process to understand. Let’s look at some of the coconut oil terms that are most commonly associated with superior quality, especially in the health food industry.

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Coconut Oil Quality Defined?

Coconut Oil Quality

This is the companion post to: Coconut Oil Terms Defined? In this post we look at additional information to keep in mind when searching for a high-quality coconut oil super food. There are many books and blogs touting the health benefits and healing properties of coconut oil, most of which are probably true, but only if you know what you are buying.

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Applesauce and Antioxidants Smoothie

Applesauce Smoothie

Recently my 5 year old niece came for a visit. After our visitors left, I noticed an unopened jar of organic unsweetened applesauce in the refrigerator that was purchased for my niece, but hadn’t been used. I’m not really an applesauce eater, so there it sat for days until I was making a smoothie one day and I thought that it just might be a nice addition.

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Recipe: Green Bean Sauté with Garlic and Herbs. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

green bean

This is by far the best green bean recipe I have ever tried. It has the most amazing flavor! The green bean is one of the world’s healthiest vegetables, loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including carotenoids. Most green beans are grown in the United States, and are very easy to grow in your backyard in most climates. Enjoy!

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Life span and health span. Do you know the difference?

When we hear people talk about “living a long life”, some of us automatically insert the word healthy into that phrase: “living a long, HEALTHY life”. Have you ever thought about what that really means to you? Does it mean living past your parents or grandparents age? Or, does it mean living in moderation as long as you can and crossing your fingers that you don’t end up with a degenerative disease?

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Smoothie Recipe: Berries Squared

Berries

This is a killer 4 berry smoothie. When you use a powerful blender like a Vitamix, it breaks down the tiny seeds of the berries so well that you don’t realize they are still in there. You don’t have to worry about them getting stuck in your teeth or tummy, and the seeds contain many amazing nutrients! Enjoy.

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