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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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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Is the mediterranean diet compatible with eating clean?

Some diets go just as quickly as they come, but the Mediterranean Diet seems like it is here to stay. Let’s be real though, it’s more like a lifestyle than a diet (probably why it continues to be loved by many). Overall, the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes the consumption of foods high in omega-3s and healthy fats, like fish and olive oil, and lots of plant-based whole foods like nuts, grains, legumes, fruits, and veggies.

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Chill out with this calming ashwagandha drink

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Stress is an inevitable part of modern-day life, and especially now more than ever. Constant stimulation from technology, long work hours, and trying to maintain our health can all add to our stress levels. By building in simple habits, we can help combat these everyday stressors, which left untreated can lead to a more serious long-term impact on our health. We’ve come up with a few tools to help you find your zen.

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Plant-based diet 101

A plant-based diet focuses on whole foods and, well, plants! It doesn’t necessarily have to mean you’re “vegan” or any other label. It means you consume a diet rich in whole fruits, whole vegetables, whole grains, whole nuts, and seeds, etc. Most importantly, we are placing whole foods above all else, and limiting processed foods, just like the Clean Program.

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Vegan citrus olive oil cake

Olive oil cake is one of those desserts that balances savory and sweet perfectly. Our version is rich and subtly sweet, with a touch of lemon to add a bright flavor. It feels perfect as a dessert topped with a bit of coconut cream or even with breakfast, toasted, and topped with ghee. No matter when you eat it, you’re sure to love this simple vegan olive oil cake recipe!

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