Powerful maca smoothie for hormone-balance

You already add moringa to your favorite smoothie and finally swapped matcha for coffee, but have you tried maca? Maca, a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli and cauliflower, is exclusively grown at high altitudes in Peru and has been cultivated and used as medicine for thousands of years. Only in the past decade has maca infiltrated the modern health and wellness scene, where it has become celebrated for its natural ability to help balance hormones and libido in men and women.

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This Brussels sprouts salad recipe is a winner

While refreshing salads may feel like a meal reserved for hotter months, we love serving them year-round, using seasonal produce. Shaved Brussels sprouts make an excellent base for a heartier salad (and pair perfectly with dates and hazelnuts). We’ve kept the dressing light and refreshing so this salad can work any time of year. We love it as a nutrient-dense lunch or as a light side with roasted chicken or lamb for dinner.

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Move over banana bread, pear bread is here

Banana bread is a beloved baked good, thanks to its sweet flavor and moist texture. We’ve made our own version here at Clean Program. Introducing your new fave: pear bread. We remove bananas during our 21-day Cleanse since they can have a dramatic impact on blood sugar levels. Pears are an excellent replacement and result in an equally tasty bread that serves as the perfect breakfast or dessert.

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Mini apple pies are the perfect individual desserts

Pies, cakes, and desserts galore fill the holiday season. We’re all about enjoying treats, but we do love making traditional dishes more Clean-friendly, like these mini apple pies. You can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling weighed down like some processed desserts might leave you feeling. Plus, this dessert is in bite-sized tarts, so it’s easier to enjoy dessert anytime of day!

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