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Upgrade Your Salad Game with Omega-Rich Dressings

August 7, 2018

Salad is healthy, right? Not always. While a pile of lettuce and vegetables can be just what the doctor ordered, an unhealthy salad dressing can undo all the good you’re doing for your body. Upgrade your summer salads with omega-rich Udo’s Oil®! Your body will thank you. Omega oils are chock full of the good stuff: healthy fats. The best part? They can easily be subbed for any oil called for in your salad dressing recipe, bringing your salad up…

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Beauty Health

Fresh-Pressed Oils & Why You Need Them in Your Life

June 26, 2018

We love oils at Flora (hello, omegas!), but it’s not all about the ones you ingest. The oils you use topically can radically change your life, too. In fact, there are some pretty unexpected ways fresh-pressed oils can help you take health and beauty to the next level. Each oil is unique in its ability, capable of helping with everything from skin care to hair growth to cell health. Which one is missing from your wellness and beauty regimen? Find…

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Health Recipes

Red Beet Pizza Crust with Cashew, Pear & Balsamic

June 21, 2018

Makes 2 (8-10”) pizzas Print Beet-za Crust with Cashew, Pear & Balsamic Ingredients Dough 2 cups stoneground spelt flour 3/4 cup lukewarm water 1 tsp active dry yeast 2 tbsp Salus Red Beet Crystals (US / CA) 1 tsp Himalayan pink sea salt 2 tbsp Flora Extra Virgin Olive Oil (US) Toppings 1 package of plain cashew cream cheese (offers a sweetness to the pizza) 1 bunch of asparagus 1 ripe pear diced 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 fennel root,…

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Health Lifestyle

Beyond Olive Oil: Let Your Inner Foodie Shine with Flora Culinary Oils

June 19, 2018

Whether you’re the chef in your family or you just really enjoy a homecooked meal, our line of premium organic culinary oils will bring out your inner foodie. Simply drizzle over soups, salads, and more, to effortlessly up your cooking game. While we do make a mighty delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the world of culinary oils has so much more kitchen inspiration to offer. Bring a greater level of authenticity to your Asian dishes with our Sesame Oil. Our…

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Beauty Health

Three Steps to Younger-Looking Skin

June 4, 2018

I’m noticing my skin more and more as each year passes. My eyes look puffier after a not-so-great night of sleep. My wrinkles get a little more noticeable after a second glass of wine. My skin just doesn’t have the spring it used to have. As we age, our skin takes a beating. Our diet, hydration, sun exposure, exercise habits, weight loss/gain, and nutritional deficiencies all start to show right on our face. Wouldn’t it be nice if a different…

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Fitness Health

Ditch the Gym! 5 Reasons to Exercise Outside

May 3, 2018

We know we don’t have to convince you of the health benefits of exercise. You already know it strengthens your bones, muscles, and heart—and boosts your mood and brain to boot. But did you know where you exercise matters? Yep, turns out exercising in the fresh air is better for you than running on a treadmill looking at a cinderblock wall. Which isn’t really surprising when you consider that we humans used to spend the vast majority of our time…

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Health Recipes

Blood Orange, Flax & Beet Smoothie – Gotcha Covered

March 27, 2018
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It’s blood orange season! And while all our citrusy friends are known for being high in vitamin C and antioxidants—perfect for keeping your immune system strong on these cold early spring days—the blood orange takes the slot for our favorite citrus thanks to its beautiful red color. The star of a colorful smoothie This tart blood orange sipper gets a hit of sweetness and omega-3 essential fatty acids from Flora’s Flax Oil (US/CA). This premium organic oil provides omega -3 and -6…

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Health Recipes

Gnocchi with Roasted Squash, Arugula & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

March 25, 2018

Here’s a quick recipe you can whip up in about 30 minutes! Print Gnocchi with Roasted Squash, Arugula & Pesto Category: Health, Recipes Ingredients 12 oz. pre-made gnocchi (we used store-bought) 2 tbsp vegan butter For squash: Squash of choice, cubed (we used Red Kuri) Flora Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to taste Salt & pepper  For pesto: 2 cups spinach 1/4 cup parsley 1/2 cup arugula 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/3-1/2 cup Flora Pumpkin…

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Health

Flax Seed Oils are Natural Magic

March 20, 2018
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We don’t believe there’s a magical “cure all” shortcut to a healthier you—it’s about balance, diet, supplements, and time. We do believe in the truly magical power of essential fatty acids (EFAs) on your body’s overall health. Say hello to Flora’s Flax Seed Oils (US/CA), one of the richest forms of omega-3 EFAs on the planet. So why are flax oils so good for you? Flax oil is one of the richest sources of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), the omega-3 from…

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Recipes

Apple Sesame Spice Muffins Featuring Flora Sesame Oil

March 13, 2018

Healthy, omega-rich cooking oils can be used for a whole lot more than making salad dressings and greasing pans. In fact, cooking oils rich in healthy fats can be used for some of your favorite baking. Take EFA oils to the sweet side with everything from cakes to cookies and even muffins. Here’s to healthy fats getting the tasty love they (and you) deserve. Try your hand at one of our favorite pastries with these Apple Sesame Spice Muffins with…

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