Congee Is the Immune-Boosting Meal TCM Recommends

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Congee is a type of rice porridge popular in Eastern Asia. Often it is served plain as a side dish, and sometimes meats, seafood, and seasonal vegetables are added to make it a whole meal. It's thought to be a very healing food in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is often served to those who are ill. In this version of congee, we're using pastured chicken, ginger, garlic, and brown rice. This is fantastic maintenance recipe, or simply omit the peppers while on the 21-Day Program.

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Topics: Clean Eats, maintenance, immunity, inflammation

This Lucuma Persimmon Smoothie Is so Lush

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This persimmon and lucuma smoothie is subtly sweet, filled with nutrients, and has just enough spice from the ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Thanks to the natural sweetness, it’s kid-approved too!

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Topics: smoothies, Clean Eats, Clean Program

All About Pranayama

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Breathing is one of the most important activities we engage in. Our lives are dependent on a constant flow of oxygen being delivered to each cell. In the yogic tradition, the breath is said to carry a person's life force. “Pranayama” is a Sanskrit word made up of the two words, “prana” and “yama” (or “ayama”), and is translated to mean “mastery of the life force”. 

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Life, Clean Program

Warm Yourself With Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Posted by cleanteam

During colder months, a hot and hearty bowl of lentil soup is the perfect way to nourish your body. This recipe is filled with fibrous vegetables, colorful spices, and will become an instant staple year-round. This recipe can be made stovetop or in an instant pot for a quick, convenient meal.

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Topics: Clean Eats, lunch, meal, instant pot, digestion

Fiber 101

Posted by cleanteam

Fiber can do so much for us. It can help manage weight, improve gut health, increase energy, and lower cholesterol. All fiber is found in the tough cell walls of plants – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains. 

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Life, Clean Program, digestion

Turkey Meatloaf Is the Perfect Comfort Food

Posted by cleanteam

Meatloaf is a classic comfort food. We’ve created a version that is filled with fibrous veggies, high-quality protein, and perfect spice, plus it's loaded with flavor that will have you repeating this recipe all year long. This turkey meatloaf is perfect for sneaking extra veggies into your kid's meals and for meal prepping

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Topics: paleo, protein, Clean Eats, lunch, meal

Celery Juice - Is it Worth the Hype?

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Celery juice - the miracle green juice that is taking over everyone’s social media feed. Have you tried it yet? Celery juice is popping up all over the place as a “cure-all” for everything from digestive issues to skin conditions. People all over the world are posting about their experiences with drinking celery juice every morning, claiming it has helped IBS, constipation, migraines, adrenal fatigue, asthma, lyme disease, and more. The recent popularity among many celebrities has made it even more of a health trend.

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Topics: Clean Life, digestion, greens

Can You Survive a Real Digital Detox?

Posted by cleanteam

I took an unintentional digital detox during a recent stay in Budapest. I had misplaced my phone during a brief visit in NYC, and my departing flight the next morning meant I wouldn’t be seeing my iPhone for a long, long time. I decided to treat it like a detox but had only really considered it in the social media/work after hours aspect. Here’s what I learned from five weeks with no phone, maybe you’ll be inspired to do the same!

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Topics: Clean Life, stress, travel

What's the Deal with CBD Skincare Products?

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CBD oil is all the rage on the wellness scene for its reported anti-inflammatory, sleep-promoting, and pain-relieving benefits. But now, cannabis has earned yet another spot in your plant-based self-care routine, and it’s all about skin care. Topical cannabis treatments are used for their anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects and may help with dryness, rashes, acne, eczema, and psoriasis, according to research.

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Topics: Clean Beauty, Clean Life, cbd, skincare

The Spicy Cider Recipe Can Help Boost Your Immunity

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This spicy cider is made with a slew of health-enhancing ingredients. At first, the ingredients may sound odd but the result is a spicy, sweet, and sour combination that you can dilute in juice or water, or take straight as a health shot to improve immunity. The base for this drink is apple cider vinegar, which has long been used for health and medicinal purposes.

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Topics: Clean Rx, fermented, immunity, drinks, inflammation