When it comes to dessert, it’s OK to be greedy. Make this single serving of chocolate pudding to spoil yourself with something sweet after a long day of sticking with a tricky diet. Your taste buds won’t know it’s anything other than a little bowl of bliss, but your body will thank you for the extra protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3s.
Get a super-start to your day by eating a super-food-packed breakfast, starring quinoa, chia, berries and hemp milk. The combination of smooth and nutty textures and sweet and tart flavors will make each bite an adventure!
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Who doesn’t love licking the spatula when it’s dripping with brownie batter? Forget the boxed mixes made with fattening fudge – this recipe for brownie batter bites is super rich and chocolatey with a healthy twist, using high-quality ingredients like hemp seeds, blueberries and cacao. Blend up these bite-sized treats for yourself or someone special as a Valentine’s Day dessert that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without adding anything extra to your midsection. Enjoy!
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 →
If you’ve made a resolution to eat healthier meals and snacks, we’ve got a hint: Consider the sensational concoction known as the smoothie. They make the perfect quick, light lunch or anytime snack. And when it comes to satisfying cravings, we’re especially fond of the color green! Veggies like lettuce and kale add fiber and thickness to a smoothie, while raw honey and almond milk serve up just the right amount of sweetness.
Move over, fish oil. Not everyone can tolerate the taste, the smell or those less-than-attractive repeats that so many fish oil supplements can haunt you with. Even worse: some of you are downright allergic to the finned and shelled swimmers of the sea.
Sound familiar? If you’re a vegetarian, vegan or food-allergy-sufferer, you may not be getting adequate amounts of essential fatty acids. And you don’t want to miss the boat. Trust me when I say you’d fare better – and feel better – adding plant-based oils and seeds to your diet. Read more →
Why waste time on white sugar when safer sweeteners make cookies just as craveable? Here’s a new one to try: lucuma. From a tropical superfruit native to Peru, this off-white powder is packed with vitamins and minerals, with a naturally sweet, malty flavor similar to maple. In this recipe, it’s combined with quinoa flakes (a nice change of pace from oats!), raw honey, coconut oil and other natural favorites for a sweet yet healthy cookie that won’t send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride.
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