The following blog posts are categorized under Discover Superfoods

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Chocolate Banana Quinoa

  My son was iffy on quinoa until I began adding chocolate and banana to it (surprise, right?). Now this is one of his favorite breakfasts. Quinoa provides a balanced…

Your Body’s PH and YOU

Craving more meat and animal protein in the colder weather? You’re not alone. Many people do this time of year. And yet venturing too far down that path may not be the best for your health for many reasons. Excessive meat consumption has been linked to higher cancer rates, heart disease, and digestive disorders. Meat takes longer than most foods to digest, and has a longer transit time in your digestive system than plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits or seeds. And then there’s the pH theory of nutrition. Animal proteins create an acidic environment in your body as they are digested, and your body neutralizes in order to maintain the slightly alkaline environment it prefers. Because your body likes to be slightly alkaline, if you eat too many foods that are acidic, it will scramble to return itself to the right pH balance. Your pH is the number that measures how acidic or alkaline something is (A pH of 7 is neutral). Maintaining a proper pH is important for digestion, energy, clear skin, and your overall well being. It’s surprisingly easy to re-balance, however, so don’t despair. If you’ve been splurging this season, try to incorporate the following alkaline foods…

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Guest Blogger: Anjali Bhargava’s Spicy Green Juice

  What’s your Green Juice Style? Anjali Bhargava is the creator of Bija Bhar, a delicious snack treat that I am crazy for. She’s also a partner in our DYNS…

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Superfoods for all year long

  Like an artists palette, the hub and I use a variety of Superfoods everyday in our smoothies. It depends on our state of mind—and our body’s needs. I keep…

Quinoa seaweed

You may have heard me recently referring to the Lodge at Woodloch, a destination spa in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. I ran away to “the Lodge” last month after turning in my book, in need of both movement and rest. The Lodge is located in the Pocono mountains, in a gorgeous mountain-top setting northeast from Scranton, PA. More coming on this lovely get-a-way, but I had to share this unique Quinoa Seaweed Salad with you. (I posted it on Instagram the other day, and my friends are asking for this recipe.) This is the creation of Chef Adam Mosher, for the Lodge at Woodloch. Ingredients: 3 cups quinoa (any color) cooked, and cooled 1 package of prepared seaweed salad from Whole Foods (quick fix) or the following to make your own Seaweed Salad 1 package wakame seaweed 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil ¼ cup mirin 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoon honey ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup toasted white sesame seeds Preparation: 1. Slice the dried wakame seaweed very thinly. 2. Combine remaining Seaweed Salad ingredients in a blender and puree on high to blend. 3. Mix the dressing into…

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Lucuma Green Smoothie

  Lucuma is a superfood after my own heart. It’s sweet, nutritious and tastes subtly like maple. It’s also low glycemic, yet packed with nutritional benefits, like iron, zinc and…

Oils

What’s in my…Healthy Oil Collection?

  You need healthy fats in your diet to help with digestion, elimination, cellular health and your heart. The right kind of healthy fats will make all the difference to…

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Superfood Cabbage Coleslaw

  Coleslaw has always been one of my favorite foods, (is that strange?) so every once in a while I make a big batch and enjoy it for days. Cabbage…

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Pomegranate Banana Smoothie

  Pomegranate seeds were always so challenging for me to get to, and messy too, until the healthy market near my home starting selling them fresh. Call me lazy, but…

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Persimmon Cashew Smoothie

  Persimmons earned a spot on my Winter Superfoods list, for good reason. They’re high in vitamins C and A, as well as beta carotene and heart-healthy lycopene. Persimmons also…

 
 
 
 
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