Berry – With A Hint Of Chocolate (Açaí)

A dark and exotic berry surrounded by controversy, the acai berry took over the U.S.’s health scene several years ago, touting its “superfood” powers. But how much of it is myth and how much is reality? Who exactly is this mysterious berry — and what can it do for your health?

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Açaí Berry Recipes

Açaí Berry Smoothie

  • 1 1/4 c. plain or vanilla soymilk, or almond milk
  • 3/4 c. Orange juice
  • 3/4 c. Acai juice
  • 1 large Mango, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (use frozen mango chunks for an extra thick smoothie
  • 1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

Serves 2

Courtesy of Beth A. Booker MS, MPH, RD, LDN

Açaí na Tigela (Açaí in a bowl)

Pulp

  • 1 1/2 scoops frozen acai pulp (about 1 cup)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp guarana powder
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Topping
  • ¼ cup Granola
  • 4 sliced strawberries

Pulse in blender until achieving the consistency of a soft ice cream.

Serve in bowl with halved strawberries and granola as topping.

Recipe courtesy of Maira Quillin

Spring Has Sprung… A Spring Allium

What better way to spring your taste buds into action than a nice, fresh and green spring onion, garlic or leek? This youthful trio from the Allium family can put a spring in your step by fending off germs from the inside out. So, unless you’re a vampire, on a date, or a vampire on a date, sink your teeth into some Allium health!

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Garlic and Onion Recipes

Sheila is a good friend and college classmate. Always an active person, Sheila’s world changed when she became ill with Lyme disease. In order to manage her health and post-Lyme neurological damage, she quit her corporate job and focused on treatments and healing. A large part of healing involved cleaning up her diet and experimenting with healthy recipes. She became well-versed in and knowledgeable about anti-inflammatory diets, vegan lifestyle, gluten free, Paleo, Keto, Whole30® , socially responsible ingredients, low carb/sugar, yeast free, and organic foods. Her quest for a healthy life and her desire to provide support to others battling chronic disease led her to open She She’s Bakery, a home-based alternate bakery which is completely vegan and yeast free. You can feel confident that what you are eating is home made, clean, and organic! Check out her online store and get inspired by her story.

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Why Green Tea Should Be Your Cup of Tea

Mind

Legend says tea was invented accidentally by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong in 2737 B.C. Emperor Shen Nong was a scholar and herbalist, as well as a creative scientist and patron of the arts. Among other things, the emperor believed that drinking boiled water contributed to good health. By his decree, his subjects and servants had to boil their water before drinking it as a hygiene precaution.

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