Balancing Blueberry Smoothie

Balancing Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberries are blood-tonic, brain-tonic, natural elixirs that prevent against the risk of many major chronic illnesses and support overall health. The phytochemicals and flavonoids in blueberries support the vascular system (your network of blood vessels) reducing levels of inflammation in the blood, keeping your system cool and balanced. For the brain, there is nothing like the blueberry. They sharpen focus, improve short-term memory, protect brain cells, and may even prevent the risk of mental illness. With the peak of the crop from May to August, now is the time to fill up on beautiful blueberries.

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Spaghetti Avo-fredo and Kale Chips

Spaghetti Avo-fredo and Kale Chips

Recently, after an especially active day, where I was outside for many hours, I found myself craving a hearty, satisfying pasta dish. One of my favorite pastas is brown rice spaghetti (which is gluten-free), and I decided to add in some extra nutrients and texture using zucchini (also called summer squash), and a very creamy sauce, which I would need to use avocado to produce. I wanted something very nutrient-rich to brighten my body and soul. The dish I created is high in fiber, vitamin C and beta-carotene, B-vitamins and essential minerals, and incorporates garlic to boost the immune system, and well as turmeric and basil.

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