Cilantro removes heavy metals from the body like mercury, plus it gives an amazing balance of flavor to all your recipes, especially smoothies.When I think of cilantro (coriander), my mind automatically goes to Mexican food of all kinds--burritos, tacos, guacamole and salsa. But, I have to … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons to Consume Cilantro Daily + Recipe
Brazil Nuts are one of the most abundant sources of selenium and an excellent source of chromium. So why do we need selenium and chromium and can't we get it from other foods? First, a little, food for thought. Brazil nuts are the seeds of incredibly giant wild evergreen trees, native to the Amazon … [Read more...] about Brazil Nuts…the Perfect Superfood! + Recipe
The groundwork for all happiness is Health (and chocolate).I love to start my day off healthy by making sure I have a nutrition packed breakfast (i.e. a ton of organic fruits and veggies and a few superfood powders). Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day as it provides your body … [Read more...] about Chocolate for Breakfast = Optimal Health (3 Smoothie Recipes + Raw Cacao Balls)
Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a tree. This makes it a plant. So, CHOCOLATE IS REALLY JUST A SALAD. - unknown Yes, the above quote is a joke, but actually it is half right. Real chocolate does indeed come from a tree--a beautiful Amazonian tree that bears the cacao seed. It is from the highly … [Read more...] about Cocoa or Cacao? Quick…which is the Superfood?
Recently, I acquired a copy of Ella Woodward's first cookbook (I highly recommend it), which features plant-based, gluten-free recipes. A lovely friend in Paris recommended it to me who is familiar with my love of real food and the foods I personally forgo in my diet (wheat, gluten, refined sugar … [Read more...] about Divine Dessert: Maca Sweet Potato Brownies with Burdock + The 411 on Maca!
Let Thy Greens be Thy Medicine and Thy Medicine be Thy Greens.Your mom was right when she said, "finish your spinach dear." Leafy greens are phenomenal foods to incorporate into the diet on a daily basis. Not only are they almost calorie free, but they pack an immense amount of nutrition and … [Read more...] about Eat Your Greens Out: A Guide to Leafy Greens + The Importance of Minerals