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Popeye Junior

Popeye, the sailor man loved his greens and happily sang about them in his tunes- “I’m strong to the finish, ’cause I eats me Spinach.” Popeye was definitely onto something. Spinach has many health benefits. For example, most of the caloric content in spinach comes from protein. Spinach is also an excellent source of potassium, […]

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Carrot Ginger Soup

As the fall approaches, we all look forward to those seasonal staples. The sound of leaves crunching underfoot, carving pumpkins, cuddling by the fireplace and of course, the smells and flavors cannot be forgotten.  Apple and pumpkin pies, hot cocoa, warm apple cider and robust soups. Fall is definitely a time to try this new […]

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Looking to put a different spin on breakfast? Make this delicious pudding and throw fresh fruit into the mix! Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups coconut cream ¾ cup water 1 ½- 3 tbsp cacao powder (1 ½ tbsp for milk chocolate taste; 3 tbsp for dark chocolate taste) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp stevia extract […]

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Kale-Banana Smoothie

Kale rocks! One cup of chopped kale contains only 33 calories and 9% of the recommended daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C and 684% of vitamin K. Kale also offers its consumers a great source of the minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. Here are some additional reasons […]

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Coconut Ceviche

What is ceviche? Traditionally, ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of the Americas. It is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, spiced with ají or chili peppers and then garnished and served as an appetizer. Today, the recipes for ceviche have come […]

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Raw Coconut Yogurt

Try this super easy and amazing recipe for a cool treat on these hot summer days! Raw Coconut Yogurt Ingredients: 2 cups coconut meat (about 2 large coconuts) ½ cup coconut water (from the coconut) ¼ tsp. probiotic powder Instructions: Place coconut meat and water in blender and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl […]

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Homemade Granola

Granola offers many health benefits! For example, a serving of granola can have 11-18 grams of protein and 11-13.5 grams of fiber, store bought and homemade respectively. Here are some other beneficial facts: 1. Granola can help lower cholesterol. 2. Granola can aid in the prevention of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease and […]

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Simple Kale Salad

We love our super foods! Kale (borecole), is a very healthy vegetable. A leafy green, kale is available in curly, ornamental or dinosaur varieties. Kale’s close relatives are cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli and brussel sprouts.  One cup of chopped kale contains only 33 calories and 9% of the recommended daily value of […]

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How to Make Sure a Vegetarian Diet is a Nutritious One

When telling friends and family that one wants to become a vegetarian, a variety of reactions may be witnessed. Some may say “that’s great,” while others may respond with “are you joining a cult?” Some people may also comment that one’s health is likely to suffer. This concern is usually voiced by well-meaning people, who […]

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Do It Yourself Healthy Coconut Milk

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) belongs to the Palm family (Arecaceae). Spanish explorers named the cocos- meaning ‘grinning face’- because of the three little eyes on the base which they thought resembled a monkey.  Classified as a fruit, the coconut is actually a one-seeded drupe. A drupe is any fruit consisting of an outer skin, a usually […]

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