Recipes of the Week: Lemon Squares, Cheesecake and other Yummy Treats!

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DIY Cream Cheese Makes the Freshest Cheesecakes! If you’ve ever been to one of my culinary/health talks or have spent much time hanging out in my online kitchen, you know I’m forever singing the praises of plain whole-milk Greek yogurt. Why? For many reasons. It has one-quarter the sugar of low-fat flavored yogurt, for one […]

Recipes of the Week: Fabulous Tastes of Fall

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Fall in Love Smoothie “The chill in the fall air means it’s time to focus,” says Jennifer Kass. “Harvest your crops (aka dreams, goals, intentions, plans) right now with clarity-boosting superfoods—all whipped into a delicious mason jar.” We’re not going to lie: this smoothie is as comforting as a freshly baked pie—only without firing up […]

Have a Wonderful Day: Start With a Simple Spirit Asana Yoga Practice – Then a Delicious Smoothie

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Build a Better Smoothie Look beyond fruit to greens and other nutrients for a tasty, healthy meal on the go. After teaching her early morning class, yoga teacher Kathryn Budig comes home and heads for the blender to make her morning smoothie–a frothy green concoction that includes ingredients such as banana, avocado, parsley, lime, ginger, […]

The Craeme de la Creame in a Nutty Kind of Way

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With its focus on nuts and fresh fruit (and coconuts and fresh herbs), I’ve long been a fan of raw food. Every raw dish I’ve ever had has been delicious and innovative. Vegan dishes are tasty, too, but unfortunately vegans seem to rely overmuch on soy and wheat products. I’m not a big fan of […]

The Queen of All Fruits – Champagne Mango

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Surprising but true: mangoes are the #1 most-consumed fruit in the world. More than apples, more than bananas, more than pears or strawberries or anything else you could think of. Mangoes are still somewhat exotic in the U.S., but they’re everyday fare in most of Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and large parts […]

Sipping Summer & Winter Out Of A Single Glass

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“Oh, the weather outside is frightful”…so let’s pretend we’re someplace a bit more tropical with a refreshing smoothie in our hand. After this much snow, I’m okay with the idea of being a bit unseasonal and including a summery banana with a wintery pear. Using coconut milk rather than dairy is another good way to […]

Another Delicious Low-Cal Summertime Smoothie!

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This delicious Watermelon Smoothie is always a crowd pleaser, low in calories, and one of my favorite summer drinks! 2 cups frozen watermelon chunks 1 6-8 oz. container vanilla yogurt* Cut watermelon into chunks and freeze in ziplock bags. When ready to prepare drink, thaw watermelon 30 minutes ahead of time or heat for 1 […]