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Super Easy, Superfood Cleanse

by Lauren Felts, CN, Guest Blogger
May 24, 2016

It looks like it’s that time again! It is time to get your cleanse on!

With the turn of the season comes a chance to refocus on health. Our new year’s resolutions are long gone, old bad habits have reappeared again, and we are craving a revival of health and vitality. With summer shorts and tiny bikinis on the horizon, let’s start preparing by cleaning up from the inside out! (more…)

Ask the Chef: How to Spring Clean Your Kitchen

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 16, 2016

I want to extend my “spring cleaning” into my kitchen, making it more healthy. What do you recommend I do?

Spring is the perfect time to do more than just a pantry clean, but also to take a bit of a personal assessment of how you’re feeling. What have you been doing that’s working for you? What would you like to improve on? What can you add (or subtract) from your kitchen space to support your goals? (more…)

Ask the Chef: How Do I Incorporate Flowers Into My Food?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 8, 2016

There’s a new trend in fresh food these days, and it’s extremely pretty: flowers! (more…)

Ask the Chef: What's So Great About Hemp?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 18, 2016

What’s so great about hemp?

I think the better question here would almost be “is there anything that ISN’T great about hemp?” (Hint: no.) Hemp is one of the most diverse, functional, and healthy superfoods available – and one that I consistently list in my “top 5 foods” for so many reasons. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What's So Great About Acai?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 4, 2016

What makes acai so great?

Acai has become a bit of a poster child in the realm of superfoods, with many consumers and health experts alike touting it as one of the world’s healthiest foods. This small berry, hailing from the rainforests of Brazil, has a unique flavor that boasts both berry and chocolate notes. (more…)

Ask the Chef: How can I be more efficient in the kitchen?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
March 14, 2016

Even if you look forward to spending time in the kitchen, absolutely everyone can benefit from an efficient, organized cooking process. The benefits are huge: you’ll save time, energy, and even money, while creating better-quality foodstuffs. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What makes pomegranate powder so special?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
March 7, 2016

What makes pomegranate powder so special, and how do I use it in recipes?

By now, we’ve all heard that pomegranates are healthy, but let’s face it: between the heavy peel and messy seeds (with juice that stains! Ugh, we’ve all been there), it’s easy to get intimidated by this strange fruit! Truth be told, pomegranates are one of my all-time favorite superfoods (more…)

Ask the Chef: How can I enhance my avocado obsession with superfoods?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 22, 2016

How can I enhance my avocado obsession with superfoods?

I hear you: avocados are pretty awesome. They’re also having a moment. In a time where the idea of fat has finally moved beyond being an admonished food group and onto a proudly promoted part of a healthy diet, avocado has quickly risen as a superstar, easily ranked amongst the world’s healthiest foods. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Can Cacao Be Used in Savory Recipes?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 15, 2016

Can cacao be used in savory recipes?

When asked to think of chocolate, most of us smile, immediately conjuring up thoughts of cookies and cakes, puddings and sauces, and generally all things sweet and wonderful. But chocolate’s ancient roots actually lead this ingredient to a much different application: savory recipes. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Can you help me put together a romantic menu?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 1, 2016

Can you help me put together a romantic menu?

Whether you’re planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, having a romantic menu you can prepare on demand is never a bad idea! In my opinion, there are two things that are the most important when putting this type of menu together. One is ingredients – using different types of superfoods that are proven to help in the romance department (more…)