How can I incorporate more superfoods into my snacks?
There’s so many ways to truly enjoy a healthy diet, and many of us find it encouragingly easy to incorporate smart breakfasts, smoothies, juices, and nutrient-dense meals. It’s snacks, believe it or not, that are often our biggest downfall – I hear from family, friends, and clients all the time the struggle that surrounds what to munch on outside of structured meals (more…)
How do I use chia powder in recipes?
I’ll admit something to you: I’m a bit of a chia freak. If had my way, I’d be putting chia on and in everything! In fact, whenever people ask me what my top superfood pantry staples are (a profoundly difficult question!), I always include chia. It’s so beneficial, and just so, so versatile! (more…)
Do you have any superfoods that would be particularly great for super-moms?
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to take a closer look at the key nutrients that moms (and all women!) need the most.
Women’s bodies require different priorities in the realm of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients than men’s bodies do. And throughout (more…)
What’s the best time to drink a smoothie?
A great question deserves a great answer, and the simple one is… ANYTIME! Truly, there is not a single bad time of the day to drink a smoothie as a healthy way to curb cravings, and enjoy a delicious treat that truly nourishes. Yet, as you likely know, a smoothie can include a pretty wide variety of ingredients… with recipes ranging from light and balanced fruity blends, to swampy-brown, every-supplement-known-to-man-style (more…)
What are some good on-the-go healthy breakfast ideas?
Regardless of our career, household size, or overall lifestyle, most of us have one thing in common: a rushed morning routine. But just because your time is at a premium during the a.m. hours, doesn’t mean your breakfast needs to suffer. Here are a few ideas for grab-and-go breakfasts that take just minutes to make, while fully supporting an energized day: (more…)
Why is eating green foods so important?
“Eat your greens!” This is the mantra of just about any doctor, nutritionist, health expert, and in most cases, parents. But what makes green foods so great? The truth is: A LOT. (more…)
Can you recommend some ways to make superfood salad dressings?
Good news: you’re immediately on the right track by looking to make your own salad dressing in the first place … all superfood-talk aside! It’s so much easier to control the quality of ingredients that go into your homemade dressing versus store-bought, as while a DIY version is profoundly simple, many commercial varieties “make it complicated” by using downright awful additives (GMO canola oil, (more…)
What's so great about turmeric?
There’s been a lot of buzz about turmeric lately, and for good reason: with studies linking it to the prevention of serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritis, it’s hard not to be at least a little intrigued! Let’s learn more about this ancient yellow spice and why it should be on every health-conscious eater’s spice rack. (more…)
As a superfood chef, I’m often asked what my daily food intake looks like. It makes sense there’d be a curiosity: as someone who lives and breathes superfoods professionally-speaking, one might assume I consume nothing but superfoods 24/7. While I love superfoods (obviously), I’m also a huge foodie in general: I’m all about attending to cravings (more…)
Q: What is chlorogenic acid?
This is a question that I’ve been hearing a lot lately, probably because of this nutrient’s growing popularity in health-conscious circles, thanks to its many distinct benefits. Chlorogenic acid is a natural compound, photochemical, and antioxidant that’s found in plants and plays a part in plant metabolism. However, it is also beneficial in the human body and exists in many of the foods that you already eat every day. (more…)
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