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Spirulina Workout Smoothie Bowl

June 20, 2019
workout

A solid workout deserves an equally solid reward. Treat yourself—while treating your body to the nutrients it craves post-workout—with this Workout Smoothie Bowl recipe. It’s great as is or as a base for a smoothie bowl. Frozen banana and strawberries come together with protein powder and nutrient-packed VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder to form a deliciously dense smoothie base. Sip away at this tasty blend as-is, or pour it into a bowl and top with your favorite fruit and nuts…

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10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness

June 14, 2019
health

In April, I celebrated my 30th birthday. For so much of my life, 30 seemed… so far away. I can still remember the days of thinking “When I turn 30, I’ll be married with two kids, own a house in the mountains, and be the CEO of my own business.” Lofty goals for an age that seemed so distant yet came so quickly. Not shockingly, most of those aspirations are still in the works, but what I do have is…

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Very Berrylicious Spirulina Smoothie

June 13, 2019
berrylicious

Start your day off on the right foot with this bright and sunny vegan smoothie that will help provide you with the fuel you need to make the most out of your day. The blend of almond milk and banana provides a delicious, creamy base that’ll make you think you’re sipping something decidedly less healthy (don’t be fooled – it really is that good for you!). Add in your favorite frozen berries and a couple teaspoons of VieSun / Gandalf…

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Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

June 11, 2019
vaginal

Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important addition to our collective diet.…

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Spirulina Fruit Parfait

June 6, 2019
parfait

Looking for a delicious, new good-for-you treat to add to your culinary arsenal? Our VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Fruit Parfait ticks all the boxes and is loaded with protein and nutrients to boot. Combining layers of creamy yogurt, great for bone health and digestive well-being, your favorite fresh fruit and the hearty and delicious crunch of chopped nuts, plus a sprinkling of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder, this palate-pleasing parfait is a totally customizable combo that can be whipped up…

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Pesto for Pasta Salad

May 30, 2019
pesto

Love pesto? You’ll love our take, perfect to top pasta or potato salad, or serve as a spread, at your next potluck. The vibrant flavor and color of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ lends itself perfectly to pesto, adding a hint of health to this simple, delicious and classic Italian sauce. Print Pesto for Pasta Salad Servings: 4 servings Ingredients 1½ cups chopped fresh basil 3 tbsp pine nuts 3 garlic cloves ½ cup Flora Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ cup…

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Herbal Supplements: Myths & Facts

May 28, 2019
herbal

If you’re sometimes uncertain about herbal supplements, you’re in good company! Don’t feel bad, it is not your fault. There is a ton of incomplete or misinformation out there. It can be hard to know what is myth and what is fact. The good news? You’re about to get some clarity. Let’s clear up some myths and facts about herbal supplements, shall we? MYTH If you see a larger ingredient quantity on an herbal supplement label, it means you are…

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Why Magnesium Is Just as Important for Athletes as Calcium

May 17, 2019
magnesium

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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Running for the Long Haul

May 9, 2019
running

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
moms

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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