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4 Health Benefits of Ginger
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4 Health Benefits of Ginger

To you ginger is probably just another spice in your rack or cabinet. Or a spice you may encounter while eating cuisines of Asian / Indian descent. This overlooked spice is an herbal superstar that promotes health and healing in your body in many ways. Ginger, of course, didn’t just pop up on the scene....

Vanilla Almond Shake
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Vanilla Almond Shake

[cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_text] Serves: 1              Prep time: 2 minutes         Total time: 4 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 heaping tablespoon sunflower seed butter (or almond butter)  2 tablespoons of flaxseeds 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon spirulina powder 1/2 banana Directions: In a blender, puree all the ingredients...

Turkey Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Roll-Up
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Turkey Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Roll-Up

Serves: 1              Prep time: 1 minute         Total time: 7 minutes Ingredients: 1 nitrate free turkey bacon slice 2 medium romaine lettuce leaves 1 tsp. organic mayonnaise or olive oil 2 ounces nitrate-free sliced turkey breast 1/8 avocado slice Directions: Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey bacon and cook until crisp about...

Mini Protein Shake
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Mini Protein Shake

Serves: 1              Prep time: 1 minute         Total time: 2 minutes Ingredients: 1 scoop grass-fed protein powder or 2 scoops plant-based protein 8 oz. almond milk ½ banana 1 scoop superfood powder mix 1 teaspoon cacao powder (optional) 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional) Directions:  Place all ingredients in a blender or extractor. Drink up!

Peanut Butter Balls
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Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls  Serves: 6              Prep time: 15 minutes              Total time: 15 minutes  Ingredients: ½ cup organic crunchy peanut butter ½ cup flax seed oil ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/8 cup carob powder  2 tablespoons organic coconut nectar  Directions: Thoroughly mix peanut butter and flax seed oil in a...

Ants on a Log
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Ants on a Log

Serves: 1              Prep time: 5 minutes       Total time: 5 minutes  Ingredients: 2 tbsp. almond butter (or other nut butter) 2 stalks of celery handful of raisins or dried blueberries  Directions: Wash celery. Spread nut butter inside each stalk. Dot with raisins or blueberries aka “ants.”

TERIYAKI-GLAZED CHICKEN STIR-FRY
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TERIYAKI-GLAZED CHICKEN STIR-FRY

Serves: 6 (1 1/4 cups) Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 tbsp. organic canola oil 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cups broccoli florets 1 cup frozen organic baby corn cobs,...

Brussels Sprouts with Seared Scallops
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Brussels Sprouts with Seared Scallops

Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Himalayan salt and black peppercorn to taste 16 large sea scallops, patted dry, tough muscles discarded Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rub olive oil, salt, and garlic onto Brussels...

Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
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Apple Slices with Peanut Butter

Serves: 1 Prep time: 5 minutes       Ingredients: 2 tablespoons organic peanut butter 1 teaspoon raw honey ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 medium organic apple Directions: Mix together the ingredients and serve with apple slices or celery sticks.

Grilled Halibut With Lemon-Herb Splash
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Grilled Halibut With Lemon-Herb Splash

Serves:  4 | Prep time: 5 | Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoon lemon zest 1 ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary 1 ½ teaspoon minced fresh basil 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley ¼ teaspoon dried pepper flakes ½ teaspoon minced garlic ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt...