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Green Glow: your everyday green smoothie

A green smoothie that tastes good and is good for you, perfect for every day … My “basic green smoothie” I don’t understand why I haven’t shared this recipe here earlier. Since the beginning of this year, this is my go-to recipe for breakfast. A fiber-rich, low sugar green smoothie, that takes me from morning…

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Avocado: seven reasons to eat it every day

Avocado – the most popular fruit of all! Before, we use to call it “avocado pear.” Now, that name instantly throws us into Space 1999, Dallas, Topo Gigio era … With all the “Low fat” fad of the 80/90’s, avocados had a loooong crossing of “diet desert.” I’m not sure when it changed, but it…

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Melon & Blueberries: The Taste of Summer in a Smoothie

Tired of the usual smoothie recipes? Summer has so many good things, and fruit is one of them! For three months, this season provides a “perfect storm” of colors and flavors, enough to soften the hardest, most stressed minds and bring them back to nature 🙂 Starting early Summer with the orange in apricots, peaches,…

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Keto Diet and ME …. an impossible relationship

What is Keto Diet? The Ketogenic (or Keto) Diet is a food regimen implying a macro-nutrient distribution that is opposed to what we’re used to thinking about when we think about balanced, healthy eating.  According to the Keto Diet, about 70% of all caloric intake should come from fat, 25% from protein and only about…

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Fennel: why and how to eat it

Fennel is an excellent choice ingredient for Spring! Fennel is one of my top ingredients cooking this time of the year, both for its antioxidant power – it’s an excellent source of vitamin C – and its anti-inflammatory power. Moreover, fennel is one of the best foods you can include on your plate when you…

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Beetroot two ways: antioxidant pink power!

Beetroot is an incredibly healthy vegetable. Full of micronutrients such as vitamin C, iron, manganese, potassium and fiber, it has an excellent antioxidant action on the body, as well as its well-known effects on the blood – beetroot and beetroot juice, are often prescribed as a natural remedy for anemia. I confess to not being…

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Healthy Food and Food Intolerance: my experience

Did you know that food intolerances can account for many symptoms from poor digestion to skin rashes? This post comes with a gift; it’s worth reading to the end. Springtime It’s Springtime, and just like every change in Season, our body resents it, like it’s in need of maintenance before accepting the new weather, new…

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Pear and Fennel Salad: bright, tasty & antioxidant

Springtime, a season that brings about its own set of challenges: it’s allergy season, for starters; it’s time to start thinking about the swimsuit; and, last but not the least, the sun – fantastic for getting our vitamin D but not so kind on the skin.  That’s why I’ve started researching a few new recipes,…

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Rocky Road

I just cannot resist chocolate! As you know, if you’ve been reading these posts, I’m not one to dabble in guilt. I eat what I want when I want it. I just happen to want a lot of things that are good for me. Treats are part of life and healthy too. So, once in…

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