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Boost Your Immune System with a Cranberry Orange Smoothie

Boost Your Immune System with a Cranberry Orange Smoothie

There are only three super foods, the blueberry, the Concord grape and the cranberry, whose roots can be traced to North American soil. The cranberry is versatile little red or crimson fruit. They are commonly consumed during Thanksgiving and Christmas but can, and should, be used every day. Cranberries are among the fruits and vegetables […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Smoothie – Vegan

Roasted Butternut Squash Smoothie – Vegan

I was recently shopping at one of my favorite grocery stores, Aldi, when I noticed the different types of fall squash. When the season changes and it starts to turn cooler, I began craving warming foods, like soups and stews. Aldi had acorn squash and butternut squash. Either one as a soup would have worked […]

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Peach Orange Chia Smoothie

Peach Orange Chia Smoothie

Chia Peach Orange Green Smoothie Serves 1 1 peach, chopped handful parsley 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 orange, peeled 3 – 5 leaves fresh mint 1-piece ginger 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or water Add ingredients to blender and blend to smooth and creamy. You can wait a couple of minutes for the chia seeds […]

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6 Key Foods to Reduce Inflammation

6 Key Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation. It’s not just for health headlines. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health; this is especially true when it’s chronic (i.e. lasts a long time). Inflammation has been linked to obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, just to […]

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Quinoa Broccoli Salad (Anti-Inflammatory)

Quinoa Broccoli Salad (Anti-Inflammatory)

Quinoa Broccoli Salad Serves 2 1 cup dry quinoa (pre-rinsed) 2 cups broccoli, chopped 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, diced ½ tbsp turmeric 1 dash black pepper Salt to taste In a saucepan place 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the quinoa […]

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