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I’ve Met My Matcha

 I have found my new drink at Peet’s- a creamy and non jitter-inducing matcha latte.  I order it unsweetened (no simple syrup, thanks) and made with soymilk. Matcha is a powdered form of specially grown green tea.  Here is what … Continue reading

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Vanilla Coconut Nutritional Truffles

This is what I came up with one hot day when I wanted to whip up a decadent, nutrient-rich snack for my fellow trainers and clients…without turning on the oven.  Mix, roll into balls, and throw in the freezer.  That’s … Continue reading

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Questions about protein?? This recent article explains why protein is important, what the best sources are (and aren’t) and a general goal for daily intake. http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2014/06/15/why-meat-and-protein-are-not-the-same/ And what about protein powders? Below is a link to an excellent, comprehensive article … Continue reading

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Sweet vs. all the other potatoes: which are healthier?

I think most of us are currently under the impression that sweet potatoes are healthier (lower on the glycemic scale and contain more nutrients) than white, yellow or purple-fleshed potatoes.  This in-depth article explains why one type does not necessarily … Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup

1 TB coconut oil                                                    1 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups vegetable … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad with Fuyu Persimmon

Fuyu persimmons (or Jiro or sharon fruit) look like bright orange tomatoes.  This crisp fruit is wonderful eaten raw (peeled or unpeeled) and can be diced and added to salads.   In season from September-December. Compared to apples, persimmons have higher … Continue reading

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Young Coconut

  If you’re looking for a packaged version that tastes like the real deal (I’ve tried a bunch of stinkers), I recommend Harvest Bay’s version.  It is 100% coconut water and contains only 40 calories and 4 grams of sugar … Continue reading

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