Pineapple Blueberry Buzz Smoothie

Bee pollen is available in many health food stores and markets in small orange and yellow granules. It is considered to be a very nutrient dense food because of its high concentration of carbs, proteins, antioxidants, phytonutrients and vitamins. There have not been enough extensive studies done to equivocally prove all the benefits that bee pollen is purported to have. However, among people that use it there seems to be a general consensus that it does in fact help elevate energy levels and also naturally reduces the discomfort associated with seasonal allergies. Continue Reading →

Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites I couldn’t decide what flavor to go with so I combined all the ones I wanted- oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, peanut butter and apple cinnamon. Unfortunately I forgot to pick up white chocolate and macadamia nuts. Luckily they all come together pretty well because this recipe makes a very large yield. These are really versatile and because there is no raw egg or anything that could lead to food poisoning they don’t need to be cooked, so they maintain a raw doughiness. Continue Reading →

Citrus Albacore Tuna Salad

Raw fish used to gross me out in all forms but I have slowly come to appreciate its soft texture and fresh flavor. Tuna is pretty mild tasting and tender, and I think it goes really nicely with light citrus flavors. Served in this way it is seared lightly to lock in the flavors from the marinade while still maintaing its buttery texture. With the avocado it makes for a creamy salad that does not really require any dressing besides a light drizzle of fresh lemon juice. Continue Reading →

Honey Dijon Crusted Salmon

A good piece of wild salmon doesn’t need anything beyond a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt and pepper but I like to make a hemp seed crust for it sometimes when I have a few extra minutes. This one combines the sweetness of honey with the sharpness of dijon and the hemp seeds have a light, nutty taste. Once baked, it all comes together to form a thin and slightly crispy coating. Both the salmon and hemp hearts have good amounts of essential omega fatty acids that are integral for several internal body functions as well as maintaining glowing skin and healthy hair and nails. Continue Reading →

Cruciferous Salad

Cruciferous vegetables (a family that includes broccoli and cauliflower) are most famous for their abundance of anticancer nutrients. They have lots of good stuff that has been shown to be integral for healthy and cancer free bodies, including wide ranges of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and important phytochemicals (plant chemicals), especially  the exclusive glucosinolates, a type of sulfur-containing compound. Continue Reading →

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

My brother absolutely loves chickpeas and he has a big sweet tooth, so I combined those preferences into one easy snack. Him eating a handful of these over a handful of oreos is a huge win for me. Chickpeas are full of fiber, protein, antioxidants and several nutrients including manganese, molybdenum and folate, all of which are important for keeping internal systems running smoothly and maintaining high energy levels. Continue Reading →