Loaded sweet potatoes sound like the ultimate, indulgent comfort food. Usually piled high with ingredients like sour cream, bacon, and cheese, they may taste good, but it's better for our health to have a clean version. We've chosen sweet potatoes as the base for this vegan version, and with spice-rich veggies, heart-healthy oil, and garlic you'll get just as much flavor without the food coma.
Why eat seasonal produce? When you eat seasonal food you absorb more vital nutrients from the soil it has grown in. Locally grown food has more flavor, because it was picked when ripe. Try buying your acorn squash from a local farmers market and see if you can taste the difference. This is perfect fall food, especially if you are looking to eat less meat or meat-free!
Chocolate and cherry is a classic flavor combination. Often reserved for dessert, we decided to toss this dynamic duo in the blender for a decadent morning smoothie. Spoiler alert: there may be chocolate sauce involved.
The cold weather months can leave us vulnerable to increased colds and flu. A strong immune system more readily fights off invaders, leaving us with few to no symptoms, but if we are run down by stress overload, poor diets, or lack of quality sleep, our chances of getting sick increase. Luckily, in addition to your yearly 21-Day Cleanse, there are simple, daily steps you can take to boost your immunity, and help optimize your immune system's ability to kick out viruses and infections.
Don't be fooled by the green color of this salted caramel pudding - it tastes as decadent and delicious as the sugar and dairy-laden versions we're all familiar with. While we love the flavor and texture of traditional salted caramel pudding, there are few benefits to the body, which is why we created this version. The coconut caramel adds the perfect flavor for a dessert you won't be able to put down. This is makes a great snack to counter those sugary cravings, even on the 21-Day Program!
Most of us are familiar by now with golden milk, the benefits of turmeric, and several other recipes stemming from Ayurveda. But what is it really? Ayurveda literally means “the science of life” (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge. It is an ancient holistic healing science over 5,000 years old focusing on all areas of health, including diet, lifestyle, exercise, digestion, detoxification, sleep, and the mind. Achieving balance on all levels of being, not just eating a healthy diet, represents vibrant health.
The macrobiotic movement is about not so much about adhering to one specific and unchanging diet, and more about learning how different foods affect you and consciously choosing, preparing, and eating meals that fit your needs as they shift over time – similar to the philosophy of the 21-Day Clean Program.
Macrobiotics was one of the more popular diets in the 70s and in the past decade there has a resurgence in popularity. The macrobiotic diet isn’t a traditional "diet", but more of a holistic way of living that’s based on seeking balance in everything we do. The macrobiotic theory places special emphasis on diet, since regulating what we eat and drink is the most basic and practical way to change our cells, tissues, organs, and minds.
Bundling up with a warm cup of broth is one of the most comforting and healing things you can do for your body. While bone broth has gained mainstream popularity in recent years, don't doubt the healing powers of a plant-based vegetable broth. This broth uses roasted vegetables as the base, which amplifies the flavor tremendously. You can also make large batches that stay fresh in the freezer for months.
PMS week can be a rough time of the month for many women. Symptoms like bloating, irritability, headaches, anxiety, and depression are definitely a drag and can add major stress to our already hectic and complex lives. However, research shows that magnesium supplements can help lessen PMS symptoms.