Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – raw, vegan

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Warning: These homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are a little addicting. They taste like the real deal cookie dough, but they’re nutritionally dense and good for you! Read on to find out how you can make your own batch in just 10 minutes. Like most of our other Snack Bites/Balls, these freeze beautifully, so it’s…

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Going Strong All Day Long Smoothie

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We are excited to share this powerful and energizing smoothie with you! This recipe features Ashwagandha, an herb that provides an incredible amount of health benefits – especially for women! The word “Ashwagandha” is sanskrit for “essence of a stallion.” This root and it’s berry have been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and  just…

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How To Build The Perfect Buddha Bowl

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Okay, we are officially 2 months into the new year! Crazy right?!  I hope that your 2017  “New Years Resolutions” or what I like to call them – “Intentions” are still going strong. And if you happened to fall off track don’t give up!  Remember, everyday is a new beginning and an opportunity to get…

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AV 050 – Nutritional Deficiencies: B Vitamins

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We’ve all starred at a label wondering what all those words like riboflavin, folic acid, and thiamine really mean. The B vitamins are a group of eight individual vitamins, often referred to as the B-complex vitamins. In this podcast, we will take a look at how the B vitamins work so you can begin to understand…

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AV 047 – Adrenal Burnout: My Road To Recovery

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Before we get into today’s topic please read this important disclaimer: Just like any post or podcast on this blog, Nikki and I share only our personal experiences. None of the material here is meant to give you diagnosis or treatment. This is purely our way of sharing what has helped us and perhaps some of…

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What foods give you the most energy?

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Read most any article about increasing energy levels to adequately support your workout sessions and it will likely tell you that the number-one thing you should do is eat more protein—usually in the form of lean meat. As a vegetarian, this type of advice can be rather discouraging, potentially leaving you to wonder how you…

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Crunchy Protein Bliss Balls

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The kitchen is my happy place! It’s calming and I absolutely loose sense of time. I love getting lost in creating recipes, that are not only pleasing to the senses but also healing and full of nutrients.  Last weekend I made these Bliss Balls!   Want More Raw Dessert Recipes? RAW PUMPKIN PIE BITES RAW VEGAN THREE…

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Chocolate Coconut Gooey Goodness Bars

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Coconuts have slowly become a very hot and versatile food commodity, and are being used in everything from our daily cuisine to our beauty regimens. Yay to coconuts! Coconut meat is that white lining you can find inside the “nut” (kernel) itself. The meat can be juicy and tender, or slightly thick and crunchy, to tough…

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AV 043 – Beginners Guide To Zero Waste Living

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Recently I came across two hugely inspiring ladies who both live the “Zero Waste” life and after learning more about them I couldn’t wait to share their message with you beautiful people. Bea Johnson –  Zero Waste lifestyle expert, originally from France, today lives with her family in Mill Valley, California. She is the author of…

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Why Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

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Thoughts are land mines In this battlefield which I call mind One wrong step [EXPLOSIONS] As haze fills my head I cannot see Clouds of dust & debris Making it difficult To clear a path And raise my white flag [SURRENDER] That’s what I want Not because You have won But because I no longer…

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Green Energy Smoothie

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It is packed full of all the nutrients you need – pretty much a blended meal with a little energy boost from green tea and matcha! 🙂 1 stem of kale 1 small head of Broccoli 1/2 cup blueberries 1 banana 1 1/2 cups chilled green tea 1 tsp matcha powder *optional – 1 scoop…

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