This gorgeous, orange-colored smoothie tastes as good as it looks. The orange color is a sign of its high beta-carotene content, which is an antioxidant important for eye health. The magical medicinal ingredient, turmeric, cranks up the flavor by adding a unique spicy kick, plus it's highly anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants.  

Flavor-wise, fresh turmeric root is sweeter and milder than dried turmeric powder. Fresh turmeric root has an orange and ginger flavor and is also slightly pungent and bitter. Dried turmeric powder tastes rather woodsy and is significantly more pungent and bitter. Keep that in mind if you decide to use dried turmeric rather than fresh turmeric root. You’ll want to decrease the quantity of dried turmeric to around ¼ teaspoon or so.

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe! Let me know what you think in the comments.

Ingredients

1 c. sliced nectarine

½ c. sliced, peeled carrot

½ c. diced pineapple

¼ c. orange juice, or ½ orange

¼ c. plain Greek yogurt

A pinch to ½ tsp tur...

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Superfood Your Sundae!

7/20/2016 2:35 PM

Do you experience food cravings? Ever find yourself half-a-pint deep in cookies ‘n’ cream before you realize how much you’ve eaten? When a craving occurs it's normally for high-sugar, high-fat types of foods. I always recommend pairing a food you're craving with a more nutritious food because by adding the healthier food, you’ll feel more satisfied and need less of the unhealthy food. Check out these superfood combos.

Topping Ideas to Create a Superfood Sundae

DRIZZLE ON...

Nut Butter: Zap it in the microwave for a fast sauce (if the texture needs thinning). I highly recommend any of the JEM nut butter flavors. They're so delicious you may want to eat it by the spoonful and won't even need the ice cream!

Olive Oil: Sounds crazy; tastes crazy good on vanilla with sea salt and lemon zest.

Coco-Chocolate Shell: In a microwave, melt 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips with 1 tsp coconut oil and drizzle over your ice cream.

TOSS ON…

Nuts and Seeds: Delicious and nutritious, and the crunchy texture is a ni...

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Have you ever thought, “I really need to workout today,” but just couldn’t muster the physical energy to actually do it?

If you’re feeling sluggish before or during your workout routine, here are some tips to get your “oomph” back:

1) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Be sure to drink plenty of water and other liquids, such as seltzer, throughout the day. Our body is made up of over 70% water, and it’s medically proven just a 5% drop in body fluids will case a 25-30% loss of energy. If you drink coffee all day and hope to exercise after work, you won’t feel very good physically or mentally.

As you get going with your workout, your core temperature slowly rise, and within about 5-7 minutes, you’ll start to sweat. You can drip close to a gallon of sweat per hour on hot, humid days, so take time to drink water. The carbohydrates and protein your body uses as fuel during exercise are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream. Without water your energy levels would certainly suffer. 

2) ...

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How To Avoid A Summer Cold

7/12/2016 6:00 AM

At any point during the year, you’re likely to fall victim to the common cold. A runny nose, sore throat, coughing and sneezing can keep you under layers of blankets and tissues. But it’s finally summer and who wants to be stuck inside on a hot and sunny day? According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), winter colds are caused by rhinoviruses but summer colds are caused by more resilient enteroviruses. The irony of summer colds is they can last longer than winter colds and may make you feel even worse.

Follow these tips to stay healthy throughout the season:

#1) Fight Back Against Germs

Like us, bacteria thrive in warmer environments. Summer is typically filled with beach trips, pool days, barbecues and backyard parties, where you are more likely to come in contact with many different germs. If you are travelling this summer, beware of the germs on airplanes and in hotels. One of the most important ways to block viral transmissions is to always wash your hands thoroughly. If you d...

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The Mint Cacao Smoothie Bowl

7/6/2016 6:00 AM

Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now, and this is one to try! I like the idea of a bowl vs. a smoothie because you can actually chew some of the items in the bowl (ie: cacao nibs and crushed almonds). This process of chewing your food vs. sipping it through a straw is a very important part of the brain's requirement to become full and satiated during a meal.

From a nutrition standpoint, this bowl is packed with nutrients, and offers a healthy dose of high-fiber carbs and heart-healthy unsaturated fat. The chlorella won't change the flavor much, but will certainly brighten up the color and add some detox power!

Leave us a comment to let us know what you think about this recipe.

Ingredients:

¼ cup plain unsweetened almond milk

1 ½ frozen bananas

1/3 avocado

1 cup packed baby spinach

¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 to 2 drops pure peppermint extract

¼ tsp chlorella*, optional.  

1 Tbsp cacao nibs or carob chips

*Chlorella is an amazing detoxifier and immune booster. It's rich in vitamin B12, chloro...

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