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4 Foods to Try in Your Next Smoothie

Try throwing these healthy and nutritious foods into your next morning blend. You may be surprised to discover how much you love them! 

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What the Kale? 4 Vegetables You Shouldn't Eat Raw

We love consuming fresh produce and vegetables (especially ones that are seasonal, organic, and come from the local farmers market), but you may want to pause before chomping down on raw broccoli or a kale salad.

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3 Recipes That Have Us Loving Spring Produce

While there are a million thing to love about the warming weather, we especially enjoy the fresh produce and local farmers markets! To help you with preparing all of that earthy, green, and nutritious produce, here are a few of our favorite spring recipes to try this month:

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6 Plants Packed With Protein

If you recently transitioned to a plant-based diet or are at least incorporating more meatless meals into your routine, you may be wondering how to get your daily recommended intake of protein. While it does require a little more work and time at first, receiving enough protein from plants is not only possible, but it can be better for your body than animal protein.

Here are 10 plant-based proteins you can try. As always, when possible, we recommend shopping local and organic for your fruits and vegetables.

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6 Must Try Acai Bowl Recipes for Breakfast This Summer

If you haven’t made your own acai bowl at home for breakfast, you’re missing out. Packed with antioxidants and fiber, the acai berry, native to South America, is incredible for your health—it’s also extremely tasty. To make an acai bowl, use freeze dried packs or smoothie packs (found in most grocery stores or online). By mixing the acai powder with some of your favorite fruits, vegetables, and plant-based liquids, you can create a healthy, delicious, summer-worthy breakfast. Be warned: You will want to eat an acai bowl every day.

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5 Reasons to Shop Organic Produce

There is a long debate as to whether organically grown foods have more nutrients than conventionally grown foods. While it makes sense that foods grown with sustainable and responsible farming practices would contain more natural and unaltered nutrients, researchers continue to examine and publish new findings. One thing we are certain of though: organic produce contains 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants than conventional produce. These antioxidants protect our cells from the effects of aging and cancer. Moreover, a recent article cites additional nutrient benefits including 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids in organic dairy and meat.

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