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June 2019

Family Health

3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

June 28, 2019

A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even…

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Health Recipes

Spirulina Verte Limonade

June 27, 2019

Some days, nothing will fit the bill and quench your thirst quite like a refreshing, cold glass of lemonade. We’ve put a nourishing twist on this classic by adding a dash of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder. The result? A dark, delicious and nutrient-dense lemonade—or limonade in French—that’ll tantalize your tastebuds, satisfy your thirst, and give your body a healthful boost. Print Spirulina Verte Limonade Servings: 1 serving Ingredients 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup water Dash of…

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Beauty

Vitamin C Manuka Honey Face Mask

June 26, 2019

This lovely golden face mask can brighten your day and your face. With manuka honey and natural vitamin C, it is so good you can eat it! Commercial vitamin C serums are wonderful for brightening skin and clearing up blemishes, but vitamin C is not stable in liquids for long periods of time. Therefore many beauty experts now suggest skipping the serums and adding vitamin C in the more stable dry powder form to your own homemade products, just prior…

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Health Seasonal

3 Ways to Reduce Bloating During Swimsuit Season

June 25, 2019

I love the summer… but I have to admit, I don’t always love getting into my bathing suit. Even though I’ve found a swimsuit that I feel great in (it only took trying on 100+), it’s still a bit stressful to walk around the beach feeling a tad… exposed. The very last thing I want to deal with when enjoying the summer surf is bloating! That heavy-feeling, gassy, and VERY VISIBLE bloating. Ugggh. Bloating is annoying any day, but it’s…

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Health Recipes

Spirulina Workout Smoothie Bowl

June 20, 2019
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A solid workout deserves an equally solid reward. Treat yourself—while treating your body to the nutrients it craves post-workout—with this Workout Smoothie Bowl recipe. It’s great as is or as a base for a smoothie bowl. Frozen banana and strawberries come together with protein powder and nutrient-packed VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder to form a deliciously dense smoothie base. Sip away at this tasty blend as-is, or pour it into a bowl and top with your favorite fruit and nuts…

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Recipes

PB & Elderberry Brownie Skillet

June 19, 2019

That peanut butter and jelly flavor… in brownie form. Totally refined-sugar-free and high in both fiber and protein with the added benefit of Elderberry Crystals. Don’t wait for your birthday to make this. Half birthday, quarter birthday, Tuesday… all great occasions to make this skillet! Print PB & Elderberry Brownie Skillet Servings: Selfishly, one… Realistically, two Ingredients 1 cup cooked or canned black beans, rinsed & drained 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates soaked in 1/4 cup hot water 1 tbsp…

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Recipes

Red Beet Malabi Pudding

June 18, 2019

Malabi pudding is the perfect cold, summer dessert. Not only is it delicious and special, but it’s also fast and simple to make. It’s a unique dessert, perfect for celebrating a birthday. Its versatility makes it a crowd pleaser. There are endless regional variations; change the toppings to suit yourself or the preferences of those being served. Best of all, it can easily be made ahead. There is a gorgeous visual contrast between the white pudding and bright syrup, as well…

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Fitness Health

10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness

June 14, 2019

In April, I celebrated my 30th birthday. For so much of my life, 30 seemed… so far away. I can still remember the days of thinking “When I turn 30, I’ll be married with two kids, own a house in the mountains, and be the CEO of my own business.” Lofty goals for an age that seemed so distant yet came so quickly. Not shockingly, most of those aspirations are still in the works, but what I do have is…

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Family

Have a Healthy Father’s Day

June 13, 2019

Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing…

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Health Recipes

Very Berrylicious Spirulina Smoothie

June 13, 2019

Start your day off on the right foot with this bright and sunny vegan smoothie that will help provide you with the fuel you need to make the most out of your day. The blend of almond milk and banana provides a delicious, creamy base that’ll make you think you’re sipping something decidedly less healthy (don’t be fooled – it really is that good for you!). Add in your favorite frozen berries and a couple teaspoons of VieSun / Gandalf…

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