From the popular You Tube channel vlogwithkendra, we bring you Kendra’s first impressions of a few new products from the Vitacost family. If you know Kendra, you know her skin is radiant and her hair is long and full. How does she do it? This beauty is an argan oil and coconut addict. So naturally, we sent her our new Glonaturals Argan Collection and Glonaturals Coconut collection, including the Argan Body Lotion and Coconut Hair Serum. Hear her first impressions, first hand.
Category: Coconut oil
Recipe books by the dozens have been written about how to sneak healthy ingredients into your recipes – undetected. I prefer a slightly different approach, in that I get true joy out of watching my kids’ faces turn purple when I tell them I put kale in their smoothie AFTER they have already finished it. Good times.
Anyway, if you’re not so concerned on the “sneaky” element, but looking more for “ridiculously easy” ingredients to make your meals healthier, give these a go.
Turn back the clock to 10 years ago and say “Coconut oil.” Odds are that people would say “Huh?’ Now coconut oil has become one of the hottest food trends, along with all coconut-related products. Coconut oil ranks in the category of healthy fats. In order for your body to absorb certain types of vitamins, which are known as fat-soluble supplements, your body needs fat – and coconut oil is a great way to fulfill that need. Because it contains lauric acid, coconut oil supports levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL).
Mmm, warm, nutty peanut butter muffins, fresh from the oven, bursting with brown raisins and oats—without the high calorie count you’d expect from a recipe this decadent? Sign me up! This amazing recipe uses get-skinny shortcuts such as swapping out eggs and butter for Greek yogurt and skipping the full-fat peanut butter and instead using PBSLIM, which is made from natural, organic non-GMO peanuts but has been processed to remove 85% of the calories.
PBSLIM Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
One of the best ways to cool down when the temperature heats up is a good, old-fashioned ice pop. But those syrupy, neon numbers from the supermarket freezer case aren’t what your kids (or you!) need. Make your own sweet, frozen treats on a stick with fresh fruit and juices—or try my recipe for Nutella Ice Pops (yes—you read that right! NUTELLA ice pops!).
Dessert for breakfast? With a biscuit or cake-like crust and fresh, sweet fruit piled on top—it’s not a terrible way to start the day! I like to switch things up by making cobbler sometimes or a crumble when a quick treat is needed. My crumble recipe is so easy, I make it nightly when there’s a lot of fruit in the house to use up.
It’s all about chia! Little seeds with lots of power, these tiny treasures can be sprinkled on just about anything for an instant fiber, protein and omega-3 boost. You already love pudding, so why not make some that’s not just creamy, cool and sweet—but packed with bonus nutrition? The secret? Besides a heaping spoonful of chia seeds, you’ll sneak in some spinach, a potassium-packed banana and irresistible coconut cream.
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