With summer here, who wouldn’t want to indulge in a simple and refreshing mocktail? This easy recipe only needs four ingredients, so you can take the rest of the day to soak up the sun and lounge by the pool. This 24 Carrot Mocktail is the perfect blend of nutritious and delicious. With carrot juice being one of the main components, you’re treating yourself to tons of vitamins and a whole bunch of benefits. Benefits of carrots: Carrots are low in calories and carbs, but definitely don’t skimp on vitamins... Read more →

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If you’re new to the idea of putting oil on your skin, the title of this blog post might just cause you to raise a brow and think, “no way!” But hear me out. For decades, the beauty and skincare industries have preached the concept of “oil free” and even me, a licensed holistic esthetician, has fallen into the trap of this misinformed marketing verbiage in the past. We’re led to believe that our acne or breakouts are best treated with harsh cleansers, drying astringents, and an oil-free moisturizer. Or,... Read more →

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Acne. There’s certainly no “one size fits all” solution that can indefinitely clear up one of the most frustrating and commonplace skin conditions. There are many factors to take into account when addressing the root cause of your acne and skin congestion including but not limited to diet, hormones, lifestyle behaviors like sleep, stress levels, exercise habits, and finally, topical skincare products. We’re firmly rooted in the belief that optimal health is a delicate balance of a few core tenets including nutrition, physical wellness, and mental well-being. So, it’s important... Read more →

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Did you miss National Eat Your Veggies Day? If so, you probably aren't alone since it's not all that famous and there are many people who just don't like vegetables. There is an easy way to get your veggies in daily AND it even contains a superfood that fights weight gain! SCORE!! Ruvi Clean contains the most veggies of any of our products (2 ½ servings per pouch), making it an excellent aid for digestion. One of these veggies is called Moringa, a little-known superfood native to the Himalayas. The... Read more →

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The gut microbiome is the term used for the collection of all of the bacteria in our stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon. Despite popular belief, not all bacteria are bad. In fact, we have trillions of bacteria throughout our gut and the rest of our body that are beneficial and even crucial for both our physical and mental health. These bacteria are often referred to as “probiotics”; they are involved in digestion, immune function, sleep, energy production, hormone production, emotional regulation, mental stability, and more. THE IMPORTANCE OF... Read more →

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Are you looking for an easy, healthy and delicious recipe that's full of nourishing goodness? I love to bake but what I don't like are complicated recipes with lots of ingredients. This recipe has only 5 ingredients and takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Easy 5 Ingredient Protein Packed Brownie Cookies Recipe Ingredients 1 cup almond butter 1/2 cup Life’s Abundance Chocolate Plant Protein 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar 1 egg, large Directions Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with... Read more →

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We all feel regret and guilt when we throw away food. What’s worse is throwing away nutritious, healthy fruits and vegetables! Oh, the humanity! There is a mass destruction of fruits and veggies, and it must be stopped!... Okay, so throwing away good produce might not be as dramatic as that. But, we do have some hacks for keeping your beautiful F’s and V’s from going bad. Hack 1: Karate CHOP! So, maybe this hack has nothing to do with karate. (Sounded cool though, huh?) It does, however, have to... Read more →

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What’s the PEARfect way to treat yourself this weekend? With a protein packed smoothie of course! Only 5 simple ingredients that’s just in time for pear season. Pear & Ginger Protein Smoothie Serving size: one Ingredients: -ripe pear -unsweetened almond milk -plain unsweetened Greek yogurt (may be subbed with dairy free yogurt) -1 scoop Life’s Abundance Vanilla Plant Protein (purchase here) -freshly grated ginger to taste -ice Directions: - Cut the pears into chunks. Do not peel the pears as that’s where the majority nutrition from the pear is! -... Read more →

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Sugar. We love it, we crave it & we do our best to avoid it. The human brain can be biologically impaired when it comes to excess sugar intake; our cognitive abilities degrade and our self-control is pushed to the limit. We all know the (many) reasons to avoid over-consuming it - like chronic inflammation, poor dental health, weight gain that can lead to liver or heart disease, & glycation (a natural aging process that’s exacerbated by sugar) - but what if we told you there’s a seriously beneficial way... Read more →

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Winter weather looks and feels quite different across the U.S. For some, winter means below the freezing point with plenty of snow, but for another lucky bunch, sunny skies and warmer temps are the norm. In the same way that switching out your summer wardrobe for fall sweaters is a yearly ritual, your skin can majorly benefit from a similar update when it comes to the skincare products you use each season. Whether you’re in the harsh temps of Minnesota, or basking in the Phoenix sunshine this winter, your unique... Read more →

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We get it - looking for a truly clean formulation in hair care that delivers on its promises is harder than it should be. When we couldn’t find plant-based products formulated with organic ingredients that soothed our scalps, nourished our locks, and gave us the lustrous hair we’re promised in shiny commercials, we tackled this problem head on and formulated our very own. Our duo of clean hair care products, shampoo and conditioner, are carefully formulated with potent botanicals and soothing ingredients for a natural experience. If you’ve tried your... Read more →

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Hope you’ve recovered from the holidays and you’ve set some new goals for yourself. If you haven’t considered your gut health as one of those goals, you may want to re-think. 70 million people in the U.S.* suffer from digestive diseases and millions more suffer from gut problems not technically classified as disease. Your gut breaks down the foods you eat to deliver nutrients to your body. When your gut is healthy, this process works well. Unfortunately the gut is affected everyday by pollution, chemicals in the foods we eat... Read more →

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It's January and many who started with good intentions of eating healthier, it's winter and that can easily be pushed aside for comfort foods. With this recipe, you’ll no longer worry about falling off the healthy eating band-wagon at snack time. Make an extra batch to share with friends, co-workers or just keep for yourself. The best part is that because this isn’t a perfect recipe and can be a clearinghouse for your pantry. Don’t have sunflower seeds or sun butter on hand? No problem, swap them out for chopped... Read more →

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People have spent centuries looking for the Fountain of Youth, hoping to stay young and prolong their lives. We now know that the real gold is in aging as well as we can by embracing a reasonably healthy lifestyle. We’re here to share the great news that there are some healthy habits you can adopt to help you live longer and better! A recent study conducted by researchers out of Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that your lifestyle choices do indeed make all the difference. The... Read more →

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This tasty treat is a no bake recipe which means whether it's cold or warm outside you can make them year round! Since you will need to let your mixture sit in the fridge for an hour it's also a great recipe to do when you have other projects around the house. Even though it says to let them mixture sit for an hour, I ended up leaving mine in about 2 hours as I was doing other things. This recipe isn't sweet unless you use sweetened coconut flakes. Personally... Read more →

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Looking for a healthy, easy-to-make snack? What about ice cream for breakfast? Ok, it's not truly ice cream but your brain certainly will be thinking it! This delicious no-bake frozen berry bite recipe contains creamy yogurt mixed with nuts, greens and berries. It's the perfect and filling treat for your a.m. meal and best of all it includes the 5-9 servings of veggies and fruits that we all need but rarely get. I love making food with benefits. In this recipe not only are you getting the antioxidants in the... Read more →

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Humans have valued mushrooms as culinary delicacies and for their health benefits throughout history. Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and many other healthcare traditions have utilized medicinal mushrooms for millennia. In recent years, Western medicine has discovered medicinal mushrooms' nutraceutical value, as well. Research indicates that mushrooms have nutrients that offer a number of benefits, from specific nutrients (such as protein, key vitamins and numerous bioactive compounds) to properties that provide powerful antioxidants and fight stress while supporting the immune system. Read on to learn about the nutritive power of mushrooms...... Read more →

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Magnesium is instrumental to many body functions and necessary for every biological organism, not just humans. Technically, it is an essential mineral nutrient, meaning it’s something the body needs, but it cannot make itself. That means it has to come from a dietary source like food or a supplement. This mineral plays a critical role in the brain, heart, and muscle health for humans. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you can avoid magnesium deficiency: What Is Magnesium? Magnesium is one of several minerals in the body... Read more →

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Not everyone enjoys eating meat but everybody needs protein. Whole proteins like beef, chicken, and fish, are among some of the best sources of protein available, they aren't for everyone. Just check out the amount of protein in a single serving of the following cooked meats and fish: 3 oz of chicken breast: 13 grams 3 oz of steak: 23 grams 3 oz of salmon: 21 grams All that protein is made up of varying combinations of molecules called amino acids, dubbed the "building blocks of life." Your body really... Read more →

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Happy National Watermelon Day!! During the summer we really don't need an official day to eat watermelon because it's a delicious snack any time! So, what's better than watermelon? How about these super hydrating popsicles that are easy to make because you only need 3 ingredients. We're making these with Life's Abundance Tropical Flavor Minerals & Antioxidants mix. It also comes in Cherry flavor and both are a great way to stay hydrated with benefits. Drinking plain ole water is boring so jazz it up with these blends. This unique... Read more →

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One you try this, you're going to have a new favorite beverage. It's chilled, tropical, real fruit flavor and nothing fake. The Summer Wonder Slushie is a delicious drink that you can blend to perfection in a few minutes. Not only is is truly refreshing and delightful to taste buds, its giving your body the nourishment it truly craves. This amazing drink is packed with nutrients, thanks to the incredibly nourishing Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants Drink Mix. The following ingredients will make one large "Summer Wonder Slushie". If you're... Read more →

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With the summer heat this day couldn’t come soon enough and we have the perfect vegan & gluten free recipe for you to celebrate with Chocolate Protein Nice Cream! This recipe makes 2 servings. Chocolate Protein Nice Cream Recipe Ingredients: * 2 large bananas sliced thinly and frozen * 1/8 cup almond milk or any non dairy milk of choice * 1 scoop Life’s Abundance Chocolate Protein Powder * 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder * 1 1/2 tbsp carob powder, optional but gives a great smooth flavor. *... Read more →

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This recipe is a must for weekends in with Netflix and some vanilla ice cream. Packed with protein and oh so ooey, gooey, this is sure to become a favorite brownie recipe in your home too. These brownies are vegan and gluten free! The recipes makes 16 brownies or one just really BIG brownie because why even cut it...am I right? There's no shame in eating this right out of the pan. Vegan & Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Protein Brownies Ingredients: 2 4 oz. bars vegan semisweet baking chocolate bars,... Read more →

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Do you trust your gut? If you don't you better listen to your gut instincts and what it's trying to tell you. I'm sure this has happened to you that you had a feeling deep down inside that you should make one decision, or avoid another. While we may be listening to our guts, are we really paying attention to our gut health? Your gut can tell you a lot more about your overall health than you may realize. Here are 4 reasons why you should pay attention because your... Read more →

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We've all been there and dealt with those pesky breakouts or acne, right? Most of us have also heard that oily skin is the most common culprit. This is a shocker but in reality, your natural composition combined with oil-based products can be your skin's best advocate. Stay with me here. You can take charge of your skin’s health and appearance with a few simple tips. What Causes Breakouts? Breakouts are caused by skin congestion, which is the result of excess oil clogging your pores. What you may not have... Read more →

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