Ayurvedic Smoothie with Almonds & Sweet Potato

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Ever wonder why you crave crisp salads and cold smoothies in summer but not so much in winter? It probably has a lot to do with the weather outside. But Ayurvedic principles may also be influencing our eating patterns. Eating with the changes in the season can help us stay healthy and energized throughout the year. This recipe helps us transition from the colder months to the warmer ones.

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A Hormone Balancing Cookies and Cream Smoothie

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We’ve bottled up all of the decadent flavors of a ‘cookies and cream’ milkshake into a good-for-you smoothie that leaves out all of the refined sugar and dairy. Our version is filled with whole ingredients like maca, raw cacao, and coconut cream. It’s delicious enough to serve as dessert but healthy enough to serve as a nutrient-dense breakfast on the cleanse, or with the Daily Shake any day.

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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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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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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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Can You Survive a Real Digital Detox?

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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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