Healing Cantaloupe Juice Recipe

Cantaloupe juice, Cantaloupe juice recipe, healthy juice, antioxidant juice, vitamin juiceCantaloupes are one of my favorite fruits — to eat and to juice. They are sweet, refreshing, low-calorie and loaded with valuable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and folic acid.

And when combined with pineapple, orange, carrots and ginger, the nutrition and healing benefits are only amplified.

This juice is a life-saver when you’re feeling under the weather — the fruits give you tons vitamins, while the ginger can help ease your stomach and clear congestion — but I drink it weekly, regardless of how I’m feeling. You can also double or triple this recipe up and separate and store it in mason jars to enjoy throughout the week, which how I do it most often, since it saves me from having to clean my juicer on a daily basis :).

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Fruit and Nut Chia Seed Bars Recipe

chia seed energy bars, chia seed barsI’m always trying to incorporate Chia seeds into my diet; I sometimes sprinkle them over my eggs or make them into a pudding, but this way is by far one of my favorites. These Chia seed bars are super simple to make and are packed with nutrients. A yummy mix of mainly Chia, organic dried fruit and nuts, these little bars are sweet, have good texture, and are super filling, making them great for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or a hearty snack. These all-natural bars are an excellent source of omega-3’s, fiber, antioxidants and energy, and are lacking any fillers or processed sugars found in other over-the-counter energy bars. Enjoy! Continue reading…

Paleo Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

With raspberries and toasted almonds

Chia seeds — the new “super food” infamous for giving Chia Pets their grassy coats — have recently been given higher honors than the thing responsible for putting some “hair” on a clay dog, thanks to their extensive nutritional benefits.

Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids (700 times more than salmon), protein, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. They are also an excellent source of calcium, potassium, zinc and iron, and suggested to be responsible for boosting energy, lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar and  easing digestion.

This no-bake Chia pudding will not only give you all the health benefits of this trendy superfood, but it’s also super simple to make, uses minimal ingredients, and will satisfy your sweet tooth. It also makes for a yummy, healthy breakfast topped with some fresh fruit and chopped nuts.

You can mix up this recipe in a ton of ways, using coconut milk instead of almond milk, or natural agave or maple syrup instead of raw honey, but this way is my preference. Get creative with toppings, or enjoy it plain; it’s delicious either way.

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Oven-Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Garlic, Dijon, Lemon Juice

broccoliLove, love, love fresh broccoli with just about anything and everything. I put it in my eggs, throw it in a salad, or give it some seasoning and munch on it for a healthy snack.

This is one of my favorite ways to season broccoli, and it is a stable side dish with most of my dinners as well as a yummy, low-calorie snack. I also often mix it with some spinach, sliced grape tomatoes, a little lemon juice and some fresh black pepper and serve it in under grilled chicken or steak. Tons of similar recipes call for butter, oil or salty sauces like Worcestershire, but trust me, you don’t need it, the zesty mustard and citrus give this plenty of flavor without all the fat or sodium. Keep it simple. Enjoy!

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