Dessert, Health, Nutrition, Paleo, Raw, Recipes

luscious raw mango & coconut tart

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This is my super easy raw tropical tart that tastes just like mango ice-cream! Play around with your own quantities… you can’t go wrong!

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Dessert, Health, Nutrition, Paleo, Raw, Recipes

raw mango celebration cake

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This holiday season I whipped up the most glorious, sun-shiny and tropical cake by Lauren Glucina from Ascension Kitchen. Like most raw cake recipes I like to make, it’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan.

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Health, Nutrition

โ€˜healthy foodsโ€™ that arenโ€™t so healthy

Cereals offer very little protein and essential good quality fats, both of which we need to kick-start the day and feel satisfied.

Cereals offer very little protein and essential good quality fats, both of which we need to kick-start the day and feel satisfied. Image via Favim

Contributed by Libby Nathan

1. Agave nectar

Agave is touted as a healthy, low GI alternative to sugar and has tricked many into thinking they are making a healthy, guilt-free choice. But, it is actually very high in fructose, not too dissimilar to high fructose corn syrup (yuck). Excess fructose is converted to glucose which can then be stored as fat.

Alternatives: Get your sweetness from a little fruit (fresh or dried) or stevia. Use spices to add a little sweetness โ€“Cinnamon tastes sweet and actually helps balance blood sugar levels! Vanilla bean powder is great too.

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Health, Nutrition, Spirit

what is spiritual nutrition?

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Image via favim.com

It might seem a little strange linking food to spirituality. Perhaps it’s even a totally foreign concept to you; food is often reduced to the nutrients they contain, or seen as fuel for the body. Hey, you probably just eat for your taste buds! I was that person, too – until a few health issues made me re-evaluate what I was putting into my body.

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