trail mix
I try to stay away from premade packaged trail mixes because they are often loaded with added sugar, salt, and sometimes even artificial colors and flavors. However, I am always making my own clean nut mix for an easy grab-and-go snack! Mix your favorite raw nuts and seeds with a few dried berries and throw them in a small Ziploc bag. This is a great energy-boosting snack when you need that extra push come 2 p.m.! Just be mindful of the portion size. Although nuts and seeds are super nutritious, they have a high calorie content, so it’s easy to overdo it. Fill each baggie with a handful of the nut mix, store them in the fridge (yes the fridge!) to keep them fresh, and stick to only one baggie per day.This recipe is provided by Jennifer Leah Gottlieb.
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Not only is this recipe super delicious — you won't even taste the kale — the ingredients can also help lower your stress levels. Read more about How to Make Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Drink Learn How to Make a Smoothie.
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There’s nothing like a raw nut “milk” to send you off to dreamland and stave off hunger as you recharge for day two. Read more about Expensive Juice Cleanses You Can DIY Cheaply at Home.
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Spring Vegan Breakfast Skillet
Add silken tofu or seitan to this dish if you want a heartier breakfast dish, otherwise this vegan vegetable hash is all you need for a healthy start to your day, complete with a creamy cashew sauce.
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Cranberry and Cashews Fudge
Enjoy the pairing of delicately, almost-sweet flavored cashews with tart cranberries in a white chocolate fudge. 
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Umami is the fifth flavor that our palate can detect: there is sweetness, bitterness, sourness, saltiness, and umami, which is separate from all of those tastes but enhanced by saltiness. Umami is difficult to describe, but it is more or less a meaty, brothy flavor, like from marrow, mushrooms, aged cheeses, meat, spinach, and the like. Sometimes sweet smoothies just aren’t doing it for me and I crave a savory meal. That’s when I hit the raw soups, and what makes raw soups delicious is umami flavor with a touch of salt. Nutritional yeast flakes loaded with B vitamins (which are extra essential for vegans) and fermented bean paste (like miso), are two delicious umami flavor enhancers and I use them in practically every raw soup I make, like this carrot, ginger, and basil miso soup.
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Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
This recipe yields a healthy and delicious smoothie featuring flaxseed, strawberry, mangos, honey, and yogurt.This recipe is courtesy of Eating Well.
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veggie burger
If you want to go meatless for game day, we have just the recipe. This veggie burger is perfect for grilling at tailgates or topping your salad.
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These little bites are packed with good for you ingredients: healthy fats, fiber, and tons of vitamins and minerals thanks to the ALOHA Daily Good Berry powder. A perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack, these bites will fill you up without weighing you down!
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This recipe is a great play on the traditional peanut butter sandwich that most children love and enjoy. This particular grilled cheese elevates the original by adding banana and Monterey Jack cheese to create an unexpected flavor combination that creates a new experience for children. (pg 104)
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Mulberry Smoothie
This smoothie features an all-star cast of superfood sensations. Bananas are good sources of fiber, slow-burning carbohydrates to balance energy throughout the day, and heart-healthy sterols. They are surprisingly nutritious, containing vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, biotin, copper and pectins. They also contain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) which are a source of food for the friendly bacteria in the human digestive system, and a well-functioning system keeps your energy in-balance.Mulberries are a respectable source of antioxidants and polyphenols, not to mention vitamin A, B6, B12, C, E, K, riboflavin, folate, calcium and other nutrients that keep your body ticking.Oats are an excellent source of B vitamins and magnesium. And both oats and cashews are loaded with protein and fiber which keeps your energy up and your digestive system in check. Cashews are also good source of antioxidants and dietary trace minerals such as manganese and copper. This recipe was originally published on July 17, 2014.
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Espresso Protein Shake
This shake is a real eye-opener! Lisa Wells at CookEatPaleo recommends a pure egg-white protein powder as a smoothie additive. “This way, I know I’m avoiding refined sugars and other additives. And I can control everything that goes into my smoothie,” she says. See our best smoothie recipes.
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