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Food & Recipes
Cacao, aka “Food of the Gods,” is an ancient super-food that has been revered for centuries by the Aztec and Maya cultures. Raw cacao is incredibly nutritious – it is one of the world’s most potent sources of antioxidants.Combine that with berries and you have yourself a powerful delicious smoothie!  Ingredients:  1 cup fresh organic berries (Dean's List Sale $3.99/ea.)*  2 tbsp. Sunfood Organic Cocao Powder (Monthly Sale $6.99/ea.)**  1 cup Unsweetened Blue Diamond Almond Milk (Dean's List Sale $3.49/ea.)**  Instructions: Wash berries well.  Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Blend on high for about 45-60 seconds.  Enjoy! *Price valid 3/5 to 3/11  ** Price valid 3/1 to 3/31
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Food & Recipes
Once February hits, it can feel like there's chocolate everywhere you turn. That's where this smoothie comes in--get your fix with better-for-you ingredients! Ingredients:  1 cup SO Delicious unsweetened coconut milk  1 organic banana, sliced and frozen 1 scoop chocolate protein powder -- we used Garden of Life 1 tbsp Dr. Bronner Organic Coconut Oil (Monthly Sale Price: $9.99) 1.5 tbsp organic raw cacao powder Optional: ​1 tbsp ground flax 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp cacao nibs 1 tbsp shredded coconut Ice Instructions: Blend ingredients together until smooth.
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Education, Nutrition
Like youth juice for your heart, cocoa flavanols may help keep the cardiovascular system chugging along as we age, according to two recent German studies.  Our bodies get creaky as we age, and it’s not just aching backs. As we get older, our blood vessels become less flexible and less capable of expanding to let blood circulate normally. Stiff arteries and blood vessel dysfunction are linked to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide.  “With the world population getting older, the incidence of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and stroke will only increase,” says Malte Kelm, professor of cardiology, [...]
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Food & Recipes
Happy Chocolate Lovers Month everyone! Here are 5 of our favorite recipes containing chocolate. 1. Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies    These chocolate chip cookies are made with PlantFusion LEAN protein powder and almond butter to give them an extra boost of healthy protein. Get the recipe here.   2. No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Protein Bars Cocoa, coconut, almond flour, nuts, and protein powder form the healthful base of these bars, sweetened naturally with applesauce and your choice of stevia, unrefined coconut palm sugar (our personal favorite), or erythritol. These won’t spike your blood sugar, but they’ll sure satisfy your chocolate cravings.  Get the recipe here.   3. Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie This antioxidant-packed green smoothie tastes [...]
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Food & Recipes
Why not add a little nutritious protein in your holiday baking? PlantFusion put together a delicious recipe for chocolate chip almond butter cookies using their LEAN protein powder.  Yields 12 Cookies  Ingredients:                                                                              ½ Cup Natural Drippy Almond Butter ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar ¼ Teaspoon of Salt (only if almond butter isn’t salted) 1 Large Egg 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Almond Milk ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract [...]

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