This delicious, chocolate smoothie is a guilt-free indulgence. Banana and organic cherries provide natural sweetness. Maca is a terrific adaptogen, helping balance hormones and improve mood and energy. Plant-based protein powder helps you stay fuller longer. The coconut milk provides medium-chain fatty acids for energy. Raw cacao, possibly the highest source of antioxidants and magnesium […]
My family loves smoothies. My son takes a big plant protein and fruit smoothie to school almost every day for lunch (which leaves more time to get outside and kick the soccer ball around!)
My husband enjoys an occasional tropical fruit smoothie as a mid-morning snack or quick weekend breakfast.
Berry smoothies are my personal fave (with […]
The human microbiota is a community of around 100 trillion microbial cells and the genes they contain, found primarily in the gut. It’s a hot area of study. Researchers are rapidly learning how our microbiome influences our health.
Our digestion and metabolism are inextricably linked to our microbiota. A dysfunctional microbiome has been linked to serious […]
We know that fruits and vegetables are beneficial to our physical health.
But what about our psychological health?
Could the food that makes us healthier also make us happier? Does the food that fuels our bodies best also fuel our creativity, our engagement in life and feelings of well-being?
Recent studies suggest the answer is yes!
In a large […]
Richard* had his first heart attack at the age of 42. Three years later he suffered a stroke. His right carotid artery was totally blocked, and his left carotid artery was 27% blocked, so he underwent bypass surgery. After surgery he followed the usual advice of decreasing sugar and fat, and eating less meat.
But it […]
One. Woman. Every. Minute.
That’s how many women have their lives cut short by heart disease. While 1 in 31 will die of breast cancer, 1 in 3 will die of heart disease. That’s about one woman every minute – a staggering number.
But it doesn’t have to happen to you, even if you have a family […]
During the land’s wintry deep sleep, when the hardy greens of spring are only garden plans on a page, I turn my culinary and nutritional attention to root vegetables.
They’re what’s in season, and I love them all. Roasted carrots, parsnips, beets and sunchokes. Baked and stuffed russet potatoes. Celery root salad.
But the sweet potato is […]
As a new year begins, you may be buzzing with new ideas and brimming with motivation.
Get healthy. Lose weight. Eat better. Yeah, it feels good!
But you may also hear a tiny voice in the back of your mind saying, “Hold on a minute. Weren’t these your goals last year?”
If this is true for you, and […]
Growing up, I used to drown my mom’s fluffy pancakes in a sea of Log Cabin® Syrup.
The “other” syrup, the tiny bottle of amber-hued “real” maple syrup stayed in the pantry. It was expensive, and was brought out only for the occasional recipe calling for it.
It wasn’t until I was grown and cooking on my […]
When fresh cranberries hit the grocery store shelves, I stock up. I love that tart pop of flavor, the perfect counterpoint to the sweet in baked goods. I often add cranberries to banana muffins and pancakes. Here is a delicious recipe that combines health promoting cranberries with real, maple syrup. The cranberries do a good […]