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Hearts & Flowers Almond Cookies

February 14, 2019
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Print Hearts & Flowers Almond Cookies Ingredients 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour, sifted, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off 1 cup almond flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off 1/3 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground cardamom 1/3 tsp. salt 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/3 cup Flora Hydro-Therm Almond Oil 2 large egg whites 1/2 tsp. rose water 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped - additional for topping, if desired 1/2 cup almonds, chopped - additional for topping, if desired Topping 1/3…

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Superfood Icing from EatYoungNutrition

February 13, 2019
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Are you using your superfoods for fun, too? You should be! Sure, a cup of warm Elderberry or a teaspoon of Beet Crystals in your water every day can boost your immune system and help you recover from your work out, but these superfoods are also great as snacks or in your desserts, too. Use this simple recipe to dress up all your desserts and impress your valentine! Use this simple, versatile recipe for all your icing needs. It’s healthy,…

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Self-Care: 3 Simple Ideas for Loving Yourself Well

February 12, 2019
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With our never-ending to-do lists, work days, and responsibilities, sometimes we forget to take care of the most important person in our lives: ourselves. But our body is pretty miraculous. We can put ourselves on the back burner for days, months, or even years and our body will still be pretty okay. Eventually, though, it starts to catch up. If you’re feeling worn out, burned out, or if you’re dealing with a bad case of the blahs, your body may…

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Form Matters When Choosing an Iron Supplement

February 9, 2019
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Being low in iron is no joke. It can leave you looking pale and feeling wiped out, weak, short of breath, lightheaded, and like you’re living inside a refrigerator. Women of baby-making age are extra susceptible to these woes since they lose blood every month, but anyone can become low in iron—that includes you, gentlemen! Other vulnerable groups include vegetarians, African-Americans, and Latinos, since their dietary intake of iron is typically low.  How to get more iron You would think…

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Eating Better, Feeling Worse? Why It Happens & What to Do

February 7, 2019
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New year, new diet. “I will eat more plants”, you tell yourself, or something similar. A while later you are eating healthier. Your clothes fit a bit better. You feel good about your actions. However, on another level, you feel bad—maybe even worse. Digestive irregularity or discomfort and maybe headaches, mood swings, or fatigue. What gives? What might be happening—and how to fix it Eating better can confuse your body for a time.  How much you change your nutritional status,…

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Flax Pizza Crust (GF, Keto, Paleo)

February 3, 2019
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This flax pizza crust is dense and slightly nutty-tasting with no rising time and no mess—perfect for a busy weeknight. It’s gluten-free, low carb, high fiber, keto, and paleo. If you like the yeasty bread smell and lightness of a traditional bread dough crust and would prefer to take the time, feel free to follow step one. If not, skip to step two! Print Flax Pizza Crust (GF, Keto, Paleo) This crust can be kept in the refrigerator for a…

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The 3Fs – Cleansing in the New Year

January 29, 2019
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It’s a new year and time for a new start. Lots of people embark on a cleanse in January. Some folks overdid it with the eggnog and gingerbread cookies during the holidays and they need a reset. (Sound familiar?) Others cleanse the first week of the new year because it’s a time for looking forward and resolving to take good care of yourself. (Carpe diem!) But whatever your reasons, a cleanse is not the same as a fast. You don’t…

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Elderberry Oatmeal & No’atmeal

January 26, 2019
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Supercharge your comforting bowl of oatmeal (or no’atmeal) and brighten your day with the addition of Flora Elderberry Crystals. This superfood bowl is a perfect way to bring you through winter: it supports your immune system against seasonal issues and provides purple-hued health-promoting antioxidants.* Simply prepare your oatmeal as normal, add a scoop or two of Elderberry Crystals, and stir to dissolve. You can sweeten and/or top it in your favorite way. Need more direction? Our preferred method would be…

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Pumpkin Seed & Pea Pasta: Two Ways

January 25, 2019
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Anyone else craving hearty, warming, satiating foods this January? *Raises hand emphatically!* That’s why I ended up creating this recipe. I wanted to make a pasta sauce rich in chlorophyll and healthy fats, and what I ended up finding was a really light, crisp pasta. I know that isn’t typical of winter but trust me. Your spring cravings will be satisfied, and your skin will be hydrated and nourished by all of the healthy, unsaturated fats and zinc. I added…

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Level Up! 5 Habits to Raise Your Iron and Energy Levels

January 24, 2019
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In a previous post, I exposed four sneaky energy saboteurs. Today, I’ll help you get the upper hand on your iron and energy levels. Get enough protein. Including enough protein-rich food during the day serves many purposes. It helps keep blood sugar steady1 to avoid energy spikes and crashes. It helps to maintain muscle so we can get through the day more easily. It’s often found in nutrient-dense foods, which helps us feel more vital overall2. A critical thing protein…

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