Fitness Recipes

Green Smoothie by Ellie Greenwood

May 23, 2019
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I start practically every day with a homemade green smoothie. I find it’s a delicious and easy way to start the day with a punch of vitamins and nutrients. It ensures that I get a good dose of veggies without even thinking about it.  A homemade smoothie also avoids the wasteful single-use plastic bottles that store-bought versions generate.  If mornings are busy for you, prepare your smoothie the night before, store in the fridge, and simply blend in seconds when…

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Education

Who’s Making Your Mānuka?

May 21, 2019
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How Flora Mānuka Honey Supports the Native Māori of New Zealand Chances are you’ve heard of a special kind of honey that comes from New Zealand, made from the blossoms of the mānuka tree. Mānuka honey is all the rage right now because it has some pretty cool properties no other honey does.  Have you ever wondered who makes your mānuka honey (besides the bees, of course)? The answer: it depends on who you buy your honey from. Your money…

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Education

World Bee Day

May 20, 2019
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Bees are such fascinating and helpful creatures. Not only are humans completely reliant on them for maintaining the biodiversity of the planet (!) and for a third of our worldly food supply (!!!), but they are also unique and super interesting. Bee impressed Here are some amazing facts about bees and honey, our favorite miracle condiment: 0 – The amount of sleep a bee gets; they literally never stop working 5 – The number of eyes a bee has 2,000…

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Fitness Health

Why Magnesium Is Just as Important for Athletes as Calcium

May 17, 2019
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It’s pretty obvious that calcium is a key mineral for athletes. After all, athletic performance depends on bone and muscle strength, and boatloads of research have shown calcium helps young people build strong bones and stems bone loss in older folks.*[1], [2],[3] ,[4] But if you’re a competitor, there’s another mineral that’s just as important for you but not as well known: Magnesium! Here are five key reasons why you need magnesium: Magnesium Strengthens Bones, Too. Taken by itself, calcium…

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Peppermint Iced Tea

May 16, 2019
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Hot summer days call for a fresh and hydrating glass of something special. What better way to toast good times, good friends and good health than by raising a glass of refreshing and easy-to-prepare Peppermint Iced Tea, with a healthful twist. Made with caffeine-free peppermint tea, embraced in traditional medicine to soothe the body and lift the spirits, and with the added flavor of tangy lemons, refreshing mint, and a dash of power-packed Gandalf / VieSun Spirulina™, this delicious drink…

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Salad Dressing with Sacha Inchi Oil, Thyme & Apple Cider Vinegar

May 14, 2019
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Print Sacha Inchi Salad Dressing Ingredients 1/2 cup Flora Ginger and Lemon flavor Apple Cider Vinegar Drink 1/4 cup Flora Sacha Inchi Oil 2 small garlic cloves 2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves A couple pinches of pink salt White pepper, to taste Instructions Blend everything until fully emulsified and creamy (it will still be thin, but will change colour and stay together Serve over mixed salad - We used purple kale, loose leaf lettuce and mizuno greens, sliced shallots, and…

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Lifestyle Recipes

Pre-Hike Smoothie from Simply Straws

May 14, 2019

Drink this smoothie with a friend, preferably before enjoying the great outdoors. It is reminiscent of all kinds of lovely spring things—fields of wildflowers, grassy green hills, picturesque sunsets that light up the sky. Print Pre-Hike Smoothie Yield: 2 Ingredients 1 cup frozen mango chunks 2 tbsp. Flora Omega Sport+ 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 tbsp. Salus Red Beet Crystals 4 celery spears 1 scoop Green Blend/Beyond Greens Instructions Blend two ingredients at a time for a layered visual treat,…

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Whole Food Baobab Bars

May 10, 2019
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Print Whole Food Baobab Bars 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 35 minutes Yield: 10 bars Ingredients Dry 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups raw almonds 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup Flora Baobites 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup dark chocolate, chopped Wet 3/4 cup pitted dates 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup almond butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 2 tsp…

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Fitness Health

Running for the Long Haul

May 9, 2019
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Healthy Habits That Are Imperative to Doing Just That I’m no stranger to the endurance realm. Having raced in long-distance ultra running events and completed in a long list of personal and challenging multi-day epics is what I thrive on. That being said, how do I keep this one body I have happy and healthy? Similar to many other endurance athletes who have been pushing their body to the limits, I have ridden the roller coaster of ups and downs…

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Taking Care of Yourself on Mother’s Day and Every Day

May 7, 2019
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Let’s face it: moms usually put themselves last. They think about their needs after they’ve met their kids’, partners’, and co-workers’ needs. We get it. Some of us at Flora are moms, too, and we’ve done the same thing. But we’d like to introduce a radical idea. (Drumroll, please.) Moms, you are the star of your own life, and you deserve to prioritize your own wellness. That means self-care is an ongoing need, not just a bubble bath on Mother’s…

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