The Perfect Dairy-Free Creamer

Unlike its commercially concocted, dairy-free counterparts (which are often filled with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, artificial flavors and loads of sugar), this homemade creamer is abundant in healthy fats from the coconut, heart-healthy antioxidants from almonds and is naturally flavored by several simple ingredients.

Get ready to create the perfect companion to your morning mug of tea or (herbal) coffee.

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Banana Nut Muffin Fruit & Nut Bar

Fruit and nut bars make for the perfect snack at home or on the go. This bar combines the delicious flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg with the heart-and-hormone-healthy fats of cashews and almonds.

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Simple Cashew Cream

Whether you’re trying to cut back on dairy or simply love the sweet, creamy taste of cashews, this vegan-friendly cream lends a rich, velvety texture to just about any soup (pictured here), sauce, or other cream-friendly recipe.

Loaded with magnesium, zinc, manganese, phosphorous and copper as well as heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, cashews also rank among plant foods with the highest total antioxidant content.

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Tropical Greens Smoothie

Fresh green smoothies are one of the best ways to flood your body with health-boosting phytonutrients.

Today’s recipe is perfect for smoothie beginners and pros alike. With a delicious combination of tropical pineapple, mango and peach, you’ll hardly notice the leafy greens blended in for the additional boost of plant power.

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3 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress

In small doses, studies suggests that stress has the value of kicking our immune system into gear and possibly even fighting potential illness. However, an abundance of stress left unchecked can create detrimental health issues – physically and mentally. Too much stress on the body can cause problems ranging from headaches and insomnia to heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Emotionally, people with high levels of stress often suffer from overeating or undereating, substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

The next time you start to feel overwhelmed, try the following three tips and notice if you feel calmer and more refreshed:

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