Green chocolate hazelnut smoothie!

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Who knew chocolate and green veggies go together like peanut butter and jelly?! I recently accidentally picked up chocolate vegan protein powder from my nutritionist instead of my usual vanilla, and since then I’ve been loving the chocolate smoothies I’ve been concocting in the morning! For a few seconds you feel guilty about having something chocolately, and then remember that you’re only taking in amazing things: antioxidant rich spices, greens and fruit, plus protein and healthy fat.

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Looking back on the cleanse: detox side effects and lessons learned!

 

Simple salad of arugula, raw beets and crushed pecans, topped with a little EVOO and sea salt.

Typical salad on the cleanse: arugula, raw beets and crushed pecans, topped with a little EVOO, balsamic vinegar and sea salt. Simple and yummy!

 

For the first week of the Clean Program (a 21 day detox program by doctor Alejandro Junger), I thought I was doing something wrong because it was so easy.  Granted, my diet before the cleanse was not (what I considered to be) that bad, but I have never restricted myself to any type of mandatory food regime before, let alone a cleanse.

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Have we found the elusive fountain of youth?

If you knew there was a tried and true method to slowing down the aging process, would you jump on the train – even if it meant eating less?

If you knew there was a tried and true method to slowing down the aging process, would you jump on the train – even if it meant eating less?

 

As a youth-obsessed culture, we spend over $80 billion annually in the US on products that are meant to turn back the hands of time. But the efficacy of many of the lotions and potions we spend our money on is highly questionable, and procedures like cosmetic surgery and botox are simply a quick fix for your outer shell. If you knew there was an effective method to truly slow down the aging process, to achieve radiant health and longevity and appear more youthful, even into old age, would you try it? What about if it meant eating less?

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Butternut squash is the new spaghetti squash

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I think spaghetti squash is WAY over-hyped as a pasta alternative. Yeah you get the spaghetti shape and maybe that’s impressive, but it’s kind of bland and boring and it in no way tastes like spaghetti to me. Butternut squash, on the other hand, is rich and decadent, and when you top it with pasta sauce you can close your eyes and for a second there you think you’re eating butternut squash stuffed ravioli.

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