Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 avocados
  • ⅓ cup raw agave nectar
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao
  • 1 ½ Tbsp nut butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • Pinch of sea salt

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H2mojO: A New Probiotic Drink

mojo logoH2mojO, a non-dairy water kefir beverage, is now available for purchase in its first retail store, in New Hope. The fermented beverage is non-alcoholic, made from organic raw sugar, apple juice, natural fruits, spices and kefir—a bacteria yeast combination full of bioavailable vitamins and live probiotics.

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Double Chocolate No Bake Brownie

Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 4 servings

Altered from Recipe by Living Nutrition

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup whole walnuts
  • 1 tsp espresso (can use water)
  • 1 cup raw cacao (or really dark cocoa, non alkalized)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 8-12 fresh medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp to 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey (optional and to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Orange zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal (optional)

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Make Your Own Toothpaste

Commercial toothpaste contains many chemical and controversial ingredients, including triclosan, glycerine, and saccherin.  However, fluoride is the main reason why the FDA insisted that toothpaste carry the poison warning. Part of the poison risk comes from the child’s still-developing swallowing skills; instead of spitting the toothpaste out, they may swallow it instead.

Excessive fluoride may cause dental fluorosis and acute fluoride poisoning. Dental fluorosis damages tooth enamel, causing white or discolored stains on the teeth. Continue reading

Nothing like pick-your-own

Pick-Your-Own season has started. Why should you consider this form of grocery shopping? Scroll down for our top 5 reasons.

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1. It makes you get out and enjoy nature with your friends, your family, a stranger, or just yourself. Continue reading

Homemade Iced Tea with Fresh Mint Ice Cubes

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 8 servings

This recipe is healthful and refreshing, with an impressive presentation. It is easy to brew all summer long, using only loose, organic tea and common household items (no fancy gadgets needed).

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-quart mason jar, with lid and ring
  • Cheesecloth (1 layer about 5”x 5” square)
  • Loose tea—herbals, rooibos and white blends work best for this method
  • Ice cube tray -a few sprigs of fresh mint from the herb garden

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Coconut Coffee

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 1 serving

Coconut oil is good for the brain, memory, blood sugar, anti-inflammatory and more, and serves as a great substitute for milk. This is a great way to start the day.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Coffee (organic)
  • Coconut oil (extra virgin organic)

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Recipe: Live Spicy Green Soup

Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 1 serving;
for 2 servings, double avocado, cucumber and zucchini

A daily dose of a green drink or soup is one of nature’s best health tonics.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 medium cucumber peeled and seeded
  • 1/4 medium zucchini
  • 1/4 jalapeño pepper for spicy
  • 1/2 navel orange peeled and seeded
  • 4 large or 6 medium pieces of kale, deveined
  • 1 cup water (for a sweeter taste, use coconut water)
  • 1 Tbsp each of chopped cucumber, avocado and tomato, for garnish
  • Dash of cayenne (optional)

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Recipe: Chia Chocolates

Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free

The secret to good chocolate is raw coconut oil. Here is the basis for a simple and healthy chocolate recipe. These are full of healthy fats that provide energy and brain fuel.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 Tbsp raw cacao powder or carob
  • powder
  • 4-5 Tbsp raw coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey or 3 Tbsp coconut
  • sugar
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp coconut (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)

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Recipe: Sweet Winter Squash Corn Muffins

Gluten-Free, Vegan
YIELDS: 6 large or 10 medium servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal or corn flour for softer texture
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup winter squash (any variety), pureed
  • 3 Tbsp safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water

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