Anti-Aging Goji Cookies

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Did you  know that the Goji Berry is called the world’s most powerful anti-aging food? Li Qing Yuen is documented as being the oldest person to have ever lived in recorded history. Born in 1678 and living to 1930, he was documented by the Government of China as having lived to 252 years of age.…

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Our Top 10 Healthy Homemade Holiday Treats

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Christmas cookie baking has been a tradition in my family ever since I can remember. Our traditional Czech holiday baking includes lots of butter, eggs and icing sugar…not really the most plant based friendly or heart healthy ingredients. However that doesn’t stop me from keeping this holiday tradition alive! I love spending time in the kitchen,…

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Chewy Plantain Sesame Cookies (Gf, Vegan)

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Sesame seeds are a tiny but powerful nutritional powerhouses.  Sesame Seeds Health Benefits Include: prevent diabetes lower blood pressure prevent a wide variety of cancers build strong bones protect against radiation increase heart health help cure sleep disorders improve digestion reduce inflammation boost respiratory health strengthen your oral health aid in healthy growth improve circulation…

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No-Bake Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies

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Girl Scout cookies aren’t the healthiest cookie out there. They are highly processed and full of nasties like trans-fats, GMOs, and artificial flavors. Basically all kinds of man made stuff that doesn’t belong to a healthy diet. But, luckily, with the help of three beautiful ladies from Natural Sweet Recipes you can easily make even more delicious and…

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Juice Pulp Carrot Cake Balls

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If you juice regularly, you’ve probably wondered what to do with leftover fruit and vegetable pulp. I feel incredibly guilty for throwing away the leftover pulp ;(  So first rule: never throw the pulp away! Composting is a great way to utilize it, but all that fruit and veggie goodness is an easy way to…

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Healthy Yogi Cookies

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The Yogi Cookie is my favourite post workout snack . This healthy cookie is packed with wholesome ingredients to help your body recover and give you “superpowers” :).  These cookies make a great after-yoga snack full of things to give you that additional boost of energy you may need. They also make a nice, healthy dessert when…

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Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, GF

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies These cookies are high protein, low sugar, vegan, and naturally gluten-free. Plus with no grainy gluten-free flours, these cookies stay moist and gooey in the centre for days. I use roasted almond butter which gave the cookies nice nutty flavour. For the ground flax, I grind my own in my…

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5 Healthy Substitutes for Guilt-Free Baking

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Baking is one of my favorite part of the holiday season. Whether I am making home made chocolates, pies or cookies, the holidays mean you will find me in the kitchen more often than usual. And tasting more frequently too 😉 I put together several tips for healthier holiday baking that really do work –…

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Morning Glory Cookies (vegan,GF)

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Saturday evening is a time to get creative in the AV kitchen. This time the inspiration was my Sunday morning yoga class. I wanted to make something healthy and wholesome to share with my Yogis:) The finished product was a low-sugar gluten free Morning Glory Cookie – made with homemade date paste . These cookies…

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Green Chocolate Cookies

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Green?  I called these cookies “green chocolate” because the main part of the cookie is made from avocado. Most people shy away from avocados, associating them with “fat”.  However you need to understand that it is a “good” fat!  The fat in avocados actually helps your body better absorb the nutrients in the other foods…

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