Spring is almost here, and what a great time to start adding in more cooling, refreshing foods, especially if you’ve been cooped up all winter. While getting back outdoors sounds appealing, spring is the season when pollen and other irritants fill the air, triggering allergies for many people. To ward of sniffles and sneezes, try drinking a glass of green juice daily, or even a few times a week. Packed with nutrients, it’s an easy (and delicious!) was to flood your immune system with supportive nutrients so you’re armed when allergens start to fly.
Being a vegan (or vegetarian) doesn’t mean you are condemned to boring breakfasts for the rest of your life. In fact, this Eggplant Bacon will have you beggin for more! Smoked paprika and tamari add a hint of flavor reminiscent of your carnivorous days, but without the guilt and all the healthy benefits of a plant based diet. Read more →
Q: What is maca?
A: Maca is a root vegetable that grows wild in South American countries, including Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. It’s in the same family as radishes and turnips. Native Peruvians living in the Andean highlands have been growing and consuming maca for approximately 5,000 years. Maca is considered to be a modern-day superfood and is an excellent source of various vitamins, minerals, fiber, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Read more →
Raw eaters, rejoice! The decadent chocolate dessert you’ve been waiting for has arrived – and it’s a dream come true. You’ll use only three ingredients and won’t touch an oven, mixer or baking dish of any kind. Chocolate lovers, beware: non-raw-food eaters may become jealous and steal your idea…or (gasp!) double-dip in your dish. Read more →
Got almond milk? If it’s your go-to non-dairy beverage, carton after carton may be guzzled down by your family every week. Stop the shortage by learning to blend your own! Besides not having to run out to the supermarket to restock, you’ll save money, create less waste and can enjoy your drink as creamy, frothy, thin or thick as you’d like. Grab a bag of almonds and let’s get started!
Can’t resist cream, but dairy doesn’t do your body good? Try making a smooth, velvety, vegan substitute with two wholesome ingredients: raw cashews and water! Watch this video from Maura Knowles, founder of Mac ‘n Mo’s Morselicious Treats, for a helpful how-to plus some fun ways to enjoy this versatile recipe staple.
If fewer daylight hours and chilly weather are starting to wear you down, pick up the pace with protein balls! Packed with this season’s star ingredient—pumpkin—plus almond butter, nuts, seeds and cinnamon, these no-bake treats are the perfect nutritious pick-me-up on a sluggish autumn day, or any time you need an extra energy boost.
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