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23

JUN

2016

   Lucuma Overview Lucuma is a tropical fruit that is green in color on the outside and orange in color inside similar to a persimmon. This fruit has a sweet fragrance and surprising, pleasing flavor that has often been compared to caramel, pumpkin, and maple. While the fruit is commonly found in South American markets,…

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17

JUN

2016

As a dietitian, I oftentimes hear clients addressing their concerns about smoothies, protein powder, and superfoods. This blog touches base on all three since thinkThin encompasses each one of these hotly contested topics. I decided to give this brand a try after thinkThin sent me a box containing free samples of each flavor. As a…

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16

JUN

2016

Just when I got tired of using maca in smoothies, I had an idea: a Peruvian power fudge! While fudge is almost always served as a dessert item, this recipe uses maca, quinoa flour, cooked quinoa, and cacao powder, easily doubling its use as an energy bar. Not only is it a great pre-exercise fuel,…

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14

JUN

2016

Maca is a root vegetable commonly found in the Andes Mountains of Peru. This superfood is packed full of calcium, iron, and magnesium, in addition to all of the essential amino acids that prevent muscle breakdown. Maca may also fortify bone density and minimize fatigue. In order to experience the benefits of maca, consume this shake…

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24

MAY

2016

Kiwicha Chicken Nuggets Serves 6 While we were researching kiwicha and other superfoods in Cusco, we noticed that local restaurants used the grain to “bread” meat. That’s when we realized it makes a great gluten-free option for coating chicken as in these kid-friendly nuggets or even a more adult-style baked chicken dish. Ingredients 3 boneless…

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24

MAY

2016

Butternut Squash & Legumes Quinoa Salad Bursting with flavor, this hearty salad is a complete meal in one—full of proteins, carbs, and fats. Servings: 10   Serving size: 1 cup Ingredients: Olive oil spray 4 cups diced butternut squash (about 1 pound 4 ounces) Salt and pepper 2 cups shelled edamame, fresh or frozen 1 cup…

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12

MAY

2016

Sabores de Cuba is a diabetes-friendly approach to traditional and new Cuban cuisine. Author and chef, Ronaldo Linares, shares his passion for flavor and health. I met chef Ronaldo a few years ago where we shared our stories and became great friends. I am proud to see his work come to fruition. Over the weekend I…

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02

MAY

2016

25 Anti-Aging Smoothies for Revitalizing, Glowing Skin The 25 Anti-Aging Smoothies for Revitalizing, Glowing Skin book is the result of passion, love, and knowledge from author and close personal friend, Sarah Koszyk, MS, RDN. This book features smoothie recipes that incorporate superfoods such as cacao, avocado, and chia seeds, to name a few. They are…

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19

APR

2016

Superfoods Bowl Breakfast Cereal Serves: 1 Ingredients For popped kiwicha 3 tablespoons raw kiwicha For breakfast cereal 1 ½ cup popped kiwicha ½ cup strawberries, sliced ½ cup blackberries, halved 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon cacao nibs 1 tablespoon honey Directions For popped kiwicha Heat a medium frying pan over…

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14

APR

2016

“Superfoods” is the latest and hottest buzz word going around in the world of food. In fact, I have written two books on superfoods. In my private practice, I always recommend superfoods to my clients as it is the basis of my wellness and weight loss program. But what are superfoods? There are many definitions,…

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