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Superfood Trends: Kaniwa

You’ve heard of quinoa, now meet its equally beneficial cousin Kaniwa. Kani-what? Kaniwa (ca-yee-wa) is about to get hot, so hop on the trend before everyone else! This grain is loaded with tons of health benefits like protein and iron (this just may be our new post workout favorite!). Kaniwa can be cooked and prepared …

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Why I Break Juice Cleansing Rules + a BluePrint Juice Giveaway

Don’t miss our BluePrint Juice giveaway at the end of this article!   I love juice cleansing, I do. But I break the rules – and you should too. I do “cleanse” with juice for up to 3-4 days, but there is one major thing that I don’t do and that is consuming nothing but …

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Quick and Easy Plant Based Dressings

Eating Plant Based has so many benefits, but sometimes the newly health-conscious find it hard to make the switch. You may be thinking eating a plant-based meal means bland lettuce with a few carrots, tomatoes and onions topped off with store bought low-calorie dressing. Wrong! To get your creative cooking juices flowing, I have rounded …

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Low Calorie Fruits : The Organic Peach

At just under 60 calories, the Peach packs a powerful content of vitamins, including six of the B Complex. You also get 2+ grams of Fiber and various minerals, including Potassium. The high amounts of Vitamins A & C will assure you’re getting a good amount of antioxidants for vibrant, glowing skin,  including Lycopene. All …

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Taking a Peek at Functional Foods

    We all know that foods provide nutrients, some more basic than others. Beyond foods that have basic nutritional value, there are “functional foods”. These foods can be naturally nutritious, or have been fortified with additional vitamins and minerals.   So, if I had to choose between iceberg or romaine lettuce, I’d choose romaine because it …