Coconut Pecan “Ice Cream”

Today’s recipe is the perfect solution for that certain kind of craving only cold, rich and creamy ice cream can satisfy.

Sweet frozen banana combines with rich coconut milk to create a dairy-free treat that’s loaded with healthy fats and the many nutritional benefits that fruit provides (such as gut-healthy fiber and an array of beauty-enhancing vitamins and antioxidants).

Best of all? You’re only 5 ingredients away from your little scoop of satisfaction.

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Warm Beet Salad

The humble beet is an antioxidant-rich root vegetable that provides serious support for the liver and gallbladder. The deep pigments that give beets their rich color, called betalains, are special phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory and detoxification benefits.

Loaded with a variety of additional nutrients such as folate, potassium, magnesium, fiber, and vitamin C, beets are a great way to increase the nutrient-density of your diet.

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7 Simple Steps for Healthy Living

Transitioning into a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming. For many, it feels like world full of unfamiliar routines and unattainable habits.

To break down that barrier, here are seven simple steps you can take to make your own transition, starting today:

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Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

When the desire for a crunchy, salty snack strikes, these roasted chickpeas are the perfect healthy option to have on hand.

Packed with protein along with a variety of micronutrients such as manganese, copper, phosphorus and molybdenum, a handful of these leaves the nutritional profile of potato chips in the dust.

In addition, chickpeas support the function of the digestive tract, containing a whopping 50% of the daily value of fiber in just one cup. Try out this recipe for your next nutrient rich, satisfying snack:

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A Guide to Mindful Eating

So often we eat mindlessly. We passively put food into our mouths while working on the computer, watching TV, when we’re on the run or perhaps when we are feeling stressed. Mindless eating puts us out of touch with our bodies, leaves us feeling unsatisfied and can easily lead to overeating and subsequent weight gain. On a deeper physiological level, it can actually create stress on our digestive system and impair utilization of the nutrients we are consuming. This is especially true when we are eating on the run in a stressed condition. During times of stress, our blood is flowing away from our digestive system and into the muscles so that we can fight or flee. This creates a non-optimum environment for the digestion and assimilation of nutrients into our cells, which can sabotage our beauty. Nourished cells mean beautiful skin, vibrancy and abundant energy.

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Strawberry Mango Chia Pudding

Today’s recipe makes for a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or a filling snack.

Chia seeds are full of healthy fats, fiber, protein and calcium and pair well with just about anything due to their very neutral flavor. The longer you let chia seeds sit in liquid the more they will thicken, so if you like a thicker pudding then leave them in the refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Since the pudding will last in the fridge about 3 days, try making it in batches to grab for easy breakfasts. There are endless flavor variations you can experiment with for chia pudding. This recipe, with its sweet mango and fruity blueberries, is great for kids as well.

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5 Simple Tips for Glowing Skin from Within

With the wide variety of skin products on the market, it’s easy to reach for a bottle of the latest beauty-promising serum when our complexion needs some improvement. In truth, your skin is your largest organ of detoxification, which means that what you’re putting in your body is every bit as important as what you’re putting on it.

Regardless of your topical regimen, these five tips will help get your skin glowing from the inside out:

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No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

One of the keys to sticking with your clean eating habits is finding recipes that feel indulgent, but in fact are full of nutrient-dense whole foods.

This quick recipe is the perfect solution for healthily satisfying your sweet tooth.

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Grain-Free Granola

If you’re craving the sweet crunch of granola in the morning but are reducing your intake of grains, this alternative hits the spot.

Filled with healthy fats from coconut and an array of heart-healthy nuts, this breakfast is sure to leave you feeling satisfied and ready to tackle the day ahead.

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How to Make The Best Smoothie Ever

Smoothies are a great way to pack in loads of raw, health-promoting nutrients into a single meal. Plus, if you have a veggie aversion, smoothies are the perfect vehicle for sneaking in those leafy greens, leaving your tongue none the wiser.

Here are a few tips to consider for a smoothie so good you’ll even impress yourself:

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