reCAP mason jar protein shaker

Think your post workout glow can’t get any better? Try sipping on this cool chai drink. Your body gains all the sweet anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and loses the added sugar of a typical store-bought cold chai. Turmeric: this often-ignored spice from your mother’s cupboard is having a big moment. If you haven’t heard, read 10Continue reading

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Call it soda, or pop (as I, and every other Minnesotan calls it), but call it quits! Whether you’re addicted to the sugar, the fizz or just the habit of drinking it, you can substitute your love for soda for water kefir. Why make the swap? Natural Instead of buying swill in an aluminum canContinue reading

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Did you know the human body is more than 60% water? (Our blood is approximately 92% water.  Our brain & muscles are 75% water, and our bones are about 22% water.)   I was watching “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” the other day.  It’s a pretty cheesy and equally thought-provoking film about Quantum PhysicsContinue reading

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Native Gypsies vegan fudge smoothie inspired by Ecopolitan

The vegan fudge smoothie. Fat? Check. Calories? Check. Delicious? Check. You’ll get it all, from organic real-food ingredients, with this way-too-yummy-to-be-vegan smoothie. It’s almost a shame to call it a smoothie. It’s more of a dessert — meant to be enjoyed slowly with a spoon. And shared with those you love (if you are willing to spare any).Continue reading

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10 healthy snack swaps

  Preservative-packed, high sugar and artificial ingredients are out. Nutrient-dense, whole food and organic ingredients are in. Clean up your cupboard at home or in the office lunchroom with these more nutritious snack food and drink swaps. You’ll be amazed at how tasty and simple these swaps are. 1. This for that: breakfast cereal SwapContinue reading

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Loving the buch (kombucha)? Your pocket book might not be loving the kombucha factor (the new age version of the latte factor). Make your own buch hooch and save! Are you buying kombucha bottles by the case in health food stores? Popular kombucha brands (GT’s, Reeds, Synergy) cost between $3.50 and $4.50 for a 16 to 20Continue reading

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The Lemonade Diet (Master Cleanse)

Spring has arrived! While the winter brings out our squirreling and storing habits, the spring that follows is the time for cleansing and renewal. The most well known (thanks to Beyonce and a handful of other celebrities) body cleanse is The Master Cleanse, which Peter Glickman popularized a decade ago. Inspired by Stanley Burroughs’ 1941 book, TheContinue reading

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