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Raspberry Pecan Chia Pudding

I spoke recently about superfoods and smoothies at an event in Washington, DC, and I was surprised at how many people had never tried, or even heard of chia seeds. Is that you? Chia seeds benefit us with anti-inflammatory properties; they’re a healthy source of Omega 3 fatty acids, high in fiber and protein, and smoothie lovers appreciate how they thicken naturally when these tiny seeds are added to liquid. They taste almost like old school tapioca pudding. Here’s my latest version of chia pudding. I prefer using liquid stevia to keep my sugar intake in check, but you can use whatever healthy sweetener you have in the cupboard. Fresh raspberries are abundant right now, and southern pecans make me feel like summer. Here’s hoping you love it! Ingredients 2 cup coconut milk 15 drops liquid vanilla stevia (note: you can substitute 2 tsp of maple syrup or honey if you desire) 1/2 cup whole chia seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch sea salt 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder 1 cup fresh raspberries plus extra for topping 1/4 cup chopped pecans for topping 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon for topping Preparation 1. In a 1-quart mason jar or other container with…

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Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Smoothie

  This sweet smoothie is full of fresh, natural ingredients. Instead of using a processed protein powder, I’ve used raw cashews as the protein source. You don’t need a fancy…

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Spring Smoothie Guide

Spring is here, it’s time to make tweaks and changes to your Nutritional Style. The winter months may have forced you to stray from your cool morning smoothies (that and…

Video: DIY Hemp Milk

  From morning smoothies, to creative desserts, to topping cereals, I make sure to keep a DIY non-dairy milk on hand…always. One of the easiest and healthiest choices is hemp milk. Tiny hemp seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition, containing all of the amino acids your body needs in a day; especially useful for you Flexible Vegetarians and Modern Vegans out there. Protein? Check. This recipe is beyond simple, and highly affordable too, especially for you moms buying the stuff in bulk. I shared my simple method with The Daily Meal the other day. Watch me in action below. Here are some fabulous ways to use YOUR DIY milk: Chia seed breakfast pudding Gluten free DIY granola Goddess Shake Chocolate-Avocado Smoothie

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Red Food Recipes for Heart Health

  Did you know that February is heart health month? It’s a good reminder to take special care of yourself, emotionally and physically, and schedule your annual check up when…

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Matcha Latte and more…

  Matcha is a superstar food in my house these days. I love it’s superpowers and uplifting, calming effect, and I adore the slightly bitter deliciousness that I’m told is…

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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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Breakfast is served

  I find myself preparing more breakfast meals this time of year. There are kids home from school, our friends and family filling the spare rooms, and a need for…

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DYNS Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

  Pumpkin mania arrived at the farm last weekend, as my son and his buddies fell in love with these delicious Pumpkin Pancakes. I love their gluten free, chewy flavor—even…

 
 
 
 
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