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Summertime Smoothies for Everyone!

The Ultimate Summer Smoothie Ingredients 3-4 cups medium seedless watermelon - chopped into cubes 1 cup almond milk OR 1 cup Adrenal Balance Blend tea 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt OR 1 scoop of Vanilla Paleo Protein Powder 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 small wedges watermelon, garnish 2 sprigs mint, garnish Instructions Blend all but the small wedges of watermelon and mint in a blender Pour into a glass and garnish with watermelon wedges and mint and enjoy! Summer Breeze Smoothie This recipe is so delicious and refreshing it will become a personal or family favorite! Ingredients 1 1/4 cup frozen raspberries ½ - 1  large ripe, sliced and frozen banana (1/2 banana yields ~1/2 cup) 1/2 cup pomegranate juice OR Pure...

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Lemon Carrot Oatmeal Protein Muffins

Lemon and Carrots (as well as beets) are all great foods to support a heathy liver.   These delicious muffins are a great snack to take when you’re gardening, seeding, harvesting, or just out and about.   Enjoy!   Wet ingredients 1 cup shredded carrots (2 medium carrots) 2/3  cup + 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon melted and cooled coconut oil Dry ingredients 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free if desired 1 scoop protein powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut ½ cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped pecans   Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with muffin liners and spray with nonstick cooking spray to prevent...

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Whole Body Reset Physical Quiz

Would a Whole Body Reset help you this spring? Answer these Y/N questions to find out! Do you have low energy or frequent fatigue? Do you get less than 7.5 hrs of sleep most nights? Do you have IBS, Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis? Do you ever go more than 1 day without a bowel movement? Do you have gas, bloating or other digestive issues more than 2x per week? Do you have frequent diarrhea or loose stool? Do you have a very busy, stressful life? Are your stress levels moderate to high? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or lack of focus/brain fog? Do you suffer from any pain including headaches or joint pain? Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia? Are...

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Merlot Bison Short Ribs

It is an unfortunate myth that too much red meat causes cardiovascular disease. It is, in fact, too much processed sugar, refined grains and excess consumption of seed oils that promotes poor heart health. Granted, poor quality meat full of antibiotics and hormones, that has been fried or cooked incorrectly can contribute to a decline in health, but high quality meat, such as grass fed bison, combined with a glass of heart healthy red wine, and a couple sides of heart healthy vegetables will promote a strong heart and a happy tummy. At my clinic in Windthorst we stock many various cuts of bison, one of my favorites is bison short ribs. If you are not local, never fear as...

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Hypertension (aka High blood pressure)A silent killer in our midst

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 26 percent of the population worldwide, and nine in ten North Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the age of sixty-five. With this in mind, it’s no exaggeration to suggest that keeping your blood pressure under control is one of the most important things you can do to extend your lifespan and live a high quality life. Elevated blood pressure is a true pandemic in our modern world since many aspects of our society, characterized by excessive intake of processed and refined foods, high consumption of seed oils, sedentary behavior, chronic sleep deprivation, a lack of sun exposure and excess use of caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, all lead to hypertension. Many...

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