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October 2015

Fitness Lifestyle

Tahoe Rim Trail FKT 2015

October 30, 2015

We’re excited to welcome Flora Ambassador, Krissy Moehl, to our blog…travel along with her as she recaps her recent FKT attempt on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The Tahoe Rim Trail is 170 miles of beautiful, single-track trail around Lake Tahoe in California. The trail is relatively new, only recently completed in the last 5 years. The entire west side of the lake utilizes the Pacific Crest Trail. At the southern point where the TRT starts utilizing the PCT the trail slips into the renowned…

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Lifestyle

Adventures at the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon

October 26, 2015

Flora has had the privilege of sponsoring the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon for the last 4 years…stepping into the role of “title sponsor” for the 2014 and 2015 races. Some of you may know that Flora actively sponsors a team of 16 elite athletes (check out oilthemachine.com for more info), but they also actively support their employee’s athletic pursuits. The Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon is just one of many races that Flora employees have competed in this year….

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Recipes

Green Berry Smoothie

October 23, 2015

Green Berry Smoothie Ingredients 4 oz. frozen mixed berries 1/4 small banana 2 tbsp. unsweetened plain yogurt 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp. Udo’s Choice Green Blend 1 tbsp. Udo’s Oil 3.6.9. Blend 1 tbsp. honey (optional) Instructions Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!  

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Education

Let’s Talk About Fermentation

October 21, 2015

fer·men·ta·tion: /fərmənˈtāSH(ə)n/ noun fermentation the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat. the process of fermentation involved in the making of beer, wine, and liquor, in which sugars are converted to ethyl alcohol. So what does this all mean and what does it have to do with health? A lot of people think of things like alcohol, rotting food, or bad gas when they hear a word…

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Recipes

Sacha Inchi-Basil Pesto Sauce & Pasta

October 9, 2015

Sacha Inchi-Basil Pesto Sauce & Pasta Ingredients ½ cup basil, blanched and drained ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup Sacha Inchi Oil ¼ cup Sacha Inchi seeds 3 garlic cloves, roasted Whole grain pasta Course natural salt Black pepper Instructions Combine everything in a blender until the desired consistency is reached. Mix with pasta.          

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Lifestyle

Sacha Inchi Oil: The New Super Star

October 7, 2015

Sacha Inchi seeds (also known as “Star seeds”) have been used for centuries by the indigenous people of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. Sacha Inchi Oil provides a rich, well-balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids…and is one of the richest vegetable sources of omega-3 on earth. Not only is it super rich in omega-3, it also has a pleasant, mild, and nutty taste (no fish oil burps here) and an added bonus is that…

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Recipes

Apple-Pumpkin Smoothie with Turmeric & Udo’s Oil

October 1, 2015

Apple-Pumpkin Smoothie with Turmeric & Udo’s Oil Ingredients ½ c. pumpkin puree 1 whole apple 1 ½ c. almond milk 2 tbsp. Udo’s Oil 2 tbsp. fresh turmeric 2 tbsp. fresh ginger 2 tsp. cinnamon Instructions Cut one small pumpkin into quarters and scrape out seeds. Place pumpkin on a baking sheet and roast in the oven at 350 *F for 45 minutes until fork-tender. Remove pieces from oven and let cool for 30 minutes. Scrape pumpkin “meat” from skin…

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