Have you ever wondered what makes an orange – orange? Or what gives broccoli such a sharp odor and flavor? In addition to vitamins and minerals, fruits and veggies contain thousands of natural chemicals that give plant foods their unique colors, smells, and tastes. These chemicals are called phytonutrients, and they offer a variety of health benefits to people who eat those plants. In addition to a healthy clean diet, our favorite way to boost phytonutrient content is adding a scoop of our Greens Powder to smoothies or water.
Have you heard of Beta-Glucan? Despite it's many health advantages and benefits, many still are unfamiliar with this powerhouse. Beta-Glucan is a polysaccharide found naturally in many foods, such as mushrooms, oats, and barley, and evidence shows that it provides a powerful boost for the immune system, as well as a number of other health benefits.
The keto diet has been making headlines everywhere lately. As we mentioned in our previous article, ketosis is a natural metabolic state our bodies initiate to help us survive when food is scarce. During ketosis, the body is forced to burn stored fat for fuel rather than carbohydrates. This has been said to boost weight loss, fight neurological disorders, reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and provide consistent energy.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone handed us a map that illuminated the path to vibrant health and helped us find our sense of purpose in the world? This might sound like a fantasy, but there kind of is. While taking action to discover a life of peace, contentment, and joy is up to the individual, Ayurveda offers guiding principles to help us realize our full human potential. If you can tolerate dairy products, feel free to experiment with using ghee instead of coconut oil after the 21-Day Clean Program.
Have you heard the buzz about CBD oil? With infused smoothies, lattes, and desserts, CBD is getting lots of airtime in wellness circles for its reported power to calm anxiety, improve sleep, and ease chronic pain. Despite growing popularity, there is still lots of misinformation circulating about this hemp-derived oil; let’s examine the facts, and sort out the hype.
We love making this coconut milk recipe, as it requires just a few simple steps and the flavor is far above anything we buy in the store. It's also a great recipe to keep on hand if you ever find yourself out of milk since dry coconut has become a staple in many of our pantries. Whether you are using it as a base for your morning smoothie or for your daily matcha latte, you can tailor this recipe to your liking.
While we don't drink coffee on the 21-Day Clean Program because it can have negative effects on a body attempting detox, but we realize many people drink coffee occasionally or daily. Maybe you've noticed that it can be hard to have the "right amount." Too much, and you might end up full of the java jitters with heart palpitations, energy crashes, and some irritability. There are ways to mitigate potential negative effects of coffee, to make that morning habit just a little bit healthier.
Smoothie bowls contain all of the nutrient density of our beloved Clean Program smoothies, with a slight change in texture to mix things up on your 21-day Cleanse or change up your AM smoothie routine. This bowl tastes like chocolate ice cream, and you won't believe its sugar-free and loaded with produce. The best part is you'll feel like you're eating dessert for breakfast!
Since most people only usually do the 21-Day Clean Program once or twice per year, we thought you might like a look at a balanced pantry and fridge tour with Kaitlyn Noble, one of our regular blog contributors. She has tips on a well-prepped fridge, since her work has her on-the-go all day long. She makes sure every ingredient is ready for easy, 10-minute meals.
Lavender isn't just the relaxing scent of your favorite essential oil. You can find culinary grade lavender in most spice sections, and it will add a unique flavor and scent to any dish. We've chosen shortbread cookies as the perfect host for lavender. The simple flavor and texture allow the lavender's subtle taste to shine. These are great on a maintenance diet or on the cleanse with some easy substitutions.