Last Chance to Check Out the “Better Beyond 50” Webinar for Free!

Just wanted to let you know that if you missed any of the presentations from the “Better Beyond 50” Women’s Health Summit, you still have the chance to watch them all!

All 23 expert interviews are available to watch for free until midnight tonight (Wednesday, November 16th).

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I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these speakers and have learned so much!!

Don’t forget, your chance to watch these videos for free ends tonight (that’s Wednesday, November 16th) at midnight.  Watch them now!

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I truly hope you have enjoyed the “Better Beyond 50” Summit. There is such valuable information in every interview and I have seen some of the bonus’s the speakers are giving away. Its great stuff…you won’t want to miss it!

 

Halloween Hangover Detox Smoothie

 

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So you overindulged with one too many Halloween treats last night?  Try this nutrient packed smoothie to help detoxify your body after excessive calorie consumption.

Detox Smoothie Recipe

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 INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries.
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium-sized frozen banana, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (or alternate milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach or kale, loosely packed, stems removed
  • small handful of parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

Add the almond milk to a high-power blender and toss the banana slices, kale, and parsley in.  Blend on high. Add the strawberries and cucumber. Blend again until smooth. Add in more almond milk and/or ice for desired consistency.

Healthy Halloween Candy Bars

Paleo Chocolate Sunbutter Bars

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These bars are deliciously decadent and actually good for you!

(Makes 10 servings)

Ingredients

For the Sunbutter Dough

  • 1 1/2 Cups sunbutter (sunflower seed butter)
  • 1/3 Cup coconut flour
  • 1 Cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 Cup coconut sugar (may use stevia or xylitol for diabetics)
  • 1/2 Tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 Tsp organic cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 1-3 Tbsp light coconut cream

For the Chocolate

  • 1-2 Cups 70% chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 Cup light coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs (optional)

Instructions

For the Sunbutter Dough

  • Stir together all of the ingredients for the dough, except for the coconut cream. It should be fairly crumbly.
  • Add the coconut cream, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together to form a ball.
  • Press the dough into a parchment lined 8×8 glass baking dish and […]

Healthy Recipes to Celebrate Food Day!

Super Green Power Smoothie

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Serves 1

1 large handful roughly chopped spinach

1 frozen peeled banana, cut into several pieces

1 cup unsweetened coconut water

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon flax oil

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until completely uniform in color and all the bits of green are pulverized. Serve immediately.

Raw Kale Avocado Salad

Serve this salad alone as a super food meal or with cooked quinoa.

Salad:

1 bunch curly kale, chopped (about 8 to 10 cups)

2 avocados, diced

1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 6 to 8 hours

Dressing:

3 to 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 to 2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

Chop the kale into small pieces and add it to a large bowl. In a smaller, separate bowl whisk together the […]

Food Day is October 24th!

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Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24th, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.

October 24th is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. This year’s theme is “Toward a Greener Diet.”

Why Food Day?

The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Plus, a meat-heavy diet takes a terrible toll on the environment.  Eating Real can save your own health and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path.

The most important ingredient in Food Day […]

Gluten-free Upside-Down Apple Tartlet Recipe

You will love these scrumptious apple tartlets served warm from the oven and topped with a dollop of smooth coconut cream!
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Upside-Down Apple Tartlets
Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla stevia
  • Filling
  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced, and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon  arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and place […]

How to Incorporate More Fruits and Veggies into Your Diet

Once again, it’s “Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month”!  Diets high in fruits and vegetables are widely recommended for their health-promoting properties. Fruits and vegetables have historically held a place in dietary guidance because of their concentrations of vitamins, especially vitamins C and A; minerals, especially electrolytes; and more recently phytochemicals, especially antioxidants. Additionally, fruits and vegetables are recommended as a source of dietary fiber.

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Here are some ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet:

  • Make a breakfast smoothie with your favorite nut milk (almond, coconut, cashew, etc.), and handful of spinach and some frozen strawberries.
  • Make a veggie wrap with roasted veggies and a whole grain or gluten-free tortilla.
  • Try crunchy vegetables instead of chips with your favorite healthy salad dressing for dipping.
  • Grill multi-colored vegetable […]

Healthy Back to School Snack – Coconut & Apricot Oat Balls

 Coconut & Apricot Oat Balls

September is back-to-school month! During this time of the year, things can get pretty hectic. Try one of our favorite after school snack ideas.  Great for grown-ups, too!

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(serves 12)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats (use gluten-free oats as required)
  • ½ cup dried apricot
  • ½ cup grated dry unsweetened coconut
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or agave syrup)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add the oats, and pulse for 20 seconds in order to break the oats down slightly.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until fully combined.
  • Roll into 12 balls and refrigerate for 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

Source:

http://vegangela.com/2011/10/06/almost-raw-coconut-apricot-oat-balls/

 

Tips to Avoid the Dreaded “Freshman 15”

Whether it’s the all-you-can-eat buffets and unlimited access to unhealthy snacks or the simple fact that weight gain can often times start to occur at age 18 (or a little of both), here’s some tips on how to avoid packing on the pounds when going away to college.

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Eat Breakfast

Studies have shown that breakfast calories are more filling and satisfying than calories eaten later in the day.  Additionally, it has been shown that weight gain is more common in those individuals who skip breakfast.  Of course, it’s best to include protein (eggs, meat, nuts, seeds, beans, etc.) at breakfast meal and at all meals.  Eating a breakfast with protein boosts your brain activity and helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Always Have Healthy Snacks on Hand

Always keep healthy snacks on hand in […]

Pretty Foods

What exactly are “pretty foods”?  Well, it’s simple really.  The foods you eat directly affect your health, your appearance and play a significant role in how well you age.  Find out how incorporating these recommended foods regularly into your diet can make a positive difference in all aspects of your life.

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Cocoa

Cocoa contains high levels of flavonols, a powerful antioxidant.  It’s not only very hydrating to your skin, but it can improve memory, increase your sense of well-being, reduce heart disease, help shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.

Wild Salmon, Walnuts, & Flax Seeds

Foods rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids improves elasticity of skin and prevents dry skin and acne.  In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to prevent heart disease and stroke, promote brain health, including memory enhancement and prevention of depression, […]