Raw Chocolate Protein Energy Bars

chocolate energy protein bars

YUM! I LOVE CHOCOLATE! New Chocolate Protein Energy Bars happened when I was playing around with this recipe last night and this came out...so great! I don't use whey protein powder very often, but when I do I go for quality. The one I used in this recipe is from Biotrust - great company and this protein powder tastes awesome. When it comes to using dates, just make sure they haven't dried out too much. You can put them in a bowl of water for a bit to re-infuse them with moisture before … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies (gluten free, raw)

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Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies I've been enjoying the slightly sweet and unique taste of goji berries lately - in my smoothies, plain as a snack, on my oatmeal, and most recently in my cookies. You can whip up this recipe in 5 minutes in your food processor, it's so easy. It's 100% raw, uses just a little honey for sweetness, you can easily make it paleo if you're grain free, and these cookies will totally satisfy your sweet tooth - all while infusing you with antioxidants, omega-3 … [Read more...]

Are Kelp Noodles All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

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Ancient man traveled for miles to obtain the medicinal benefits of sea vegetables (also known as seaweed), rich in minerals and antioxidants that alkalize the blood and strengthen the digestion. Sea vegetables contain virtually all of the minerals found in the ocean, and the broadest spectrum in any living plant. If you frequent Japanese restaurants, you may be familiar with sea vegetables like wakame, or nori. Spirulina is also easy to find in powdered form, is high in protein and makes a … [Read more...]

There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Diet

you are what you eat

Today I was sitting in the spin studio, getting ready to start class and I struck up a conversation with the woman to my right who had great tattoos on her arms and back. Ann told me that she got her work at a time in her life when she was really into tattoo subculture, but that some of the ink covered by her clothes was stuff she didn't care for as much anymore. She said that even though she didn't regret the bad tattoos, she wouldn't get them now. It got me thinking about the different … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Parfait: A Perfectly Delicious and Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert by Whole Foods Healthy Eating Specialist Julie Magnussen

Pumpkin Cranberry Parfait

Dear Readers, We're getting close to Thanksgiving! As you know, I teach healthy cooking classes at Whole Foods Market once a month, but did you know the store offers many other free classes and events? One of my favorite store presenters is Whole Foods' own Healthy Eating Specialist, Julie Magnussen. Julie and I have become good friends through our mutual love of creating delicious dishes out of clean, wholesome foods and our shared passion for helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle. She … [Read more...]