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October 2015

Fitness Lifestyle

Tahoe Rim Trail FKT 2015

October 30, 2015

We’re excited to welcome Flora Ambassador, Krissy Moehl, to our blog…travel along with her as she recaps her recent FKT attempt on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The Tahoe Rim Trail is 170 miles of beautiful, single-track trail around Lake Tahoe in California. The trail is relatively new, only recently completed in the last 5 years. The entire west side of the lake utilizes the Pacific Crest Trail. At the southern point where the TRT starts utilizing the PCT the trail slips into the renowned…

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Lifestyle

Adventures at the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon

October 26, 2015

Flora has had the privilege of sponsoring the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon for the last 4 years…stepping into the role of “title sponsor” for the 2014 and 2015 races. Some of you may know that Flora actively sponsors a team of 16 elite athletes (check out oilthemachine.com for more info), but they also actively support their employee’s athletic pursuits. The Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon is just one of many races that Flora employees have competed in this year.…

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Recipes

Green Berry Smoothie

October 23, 2015

Print Green Berry Smoothie Udo's Oil + Udo's Choice Green Blend = One really amazing smoothie! If you are like us, you are always looking for a new smoothie recipe to mix up your morning routine. Ingredients 4 oz. frozen mixed berries 1/4 small banana 2 tbsp. unsweetened plain yogurt 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp. Udo's Choice Green Blend 1 tbsp. Udo's Oil 3.6.9. Blend 1 tbsp. honey (optional) Instructions Simply combine all of the ingredients in a…

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Education

Let’s Talk About Fermentation

October 21, 2015

fer·men·ta·tion: /fərmənˈtāSH(ə)n/ noun fermentation the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat. the process of fermentation involved in the making of beer, wine, and liquor, in which sugars are converted to ethyl alcohol. So what does this all mean and what does it have to do with health? A lot of people think of things like alcohol, rotting food, or bad gas when they hear a word…

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Recipes

Sacha Inchi-Basil Pesto Sauce & Pasta

October 9, 2015

Print Sacha Inchi-Basil Pesto Sauce & Pasta So, we’re taking Pesto Sauce to a whole new level with the new oil super star…Sacha Inchi! One of the richest vegetable sources of omega-3, you’ll appreciates its mild, nutty flavor in this flavorful dish. This recipe is a creation of Peruvian Chef, Brisa Deneumostier.“I understand that food is medicine and medicine is food…that is why my intention is to nurture the mind, body, and soul, and to promote the harmonious relationship between…

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Lifestyle

Sacha Inchi Oil: The New Super Star

October 7, 2015

Sacha Inchi seeds (also known as “Star seeds”) have been used for centuries by the indigenous people of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. Sacha Inchi Oil provides a rich, well-balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids…and is one of the richest vegetable sources of omega-3 on earth. Not only is it super rich in omega-3, it also has a pleasant, mild, and nutty taste (no fish oil burps here) and an added bonus is that…

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Recipes

Apple-Pumpkin Smoothie with Turmeric & Udo’s Oil

October 1, 2015

Print Apple-Pumpkin Smoothie with Turmeric & Udo’s Oil To celebrate October and the whole Pumpkin Spice Latte craze, we’ve combined apple and pumpkin—two of our favorite autumn foods—along with fresh turmeric, Udo’s Oil, ginger, and cinnamon. Not only will this smoothie hydrate and nourish your body, but wait until you see what your skin feels like afterward! Ingredients ½ c. pumpkin puree 1 whole apple 1 ½ c. almond milk 2 tbsp. Udo’s Oil 2 tbsp. fresh turmeric 2 tbsp.…

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