Seafood Kale Salad

Seafood Kale Salad

Superfood – it’s one of the biggest phrases in nutrition right now. Superfood indicates a food that is nutrient dense and will benefit the body on a deep nutritional level. Everyone wants superfoods these days. Our guests that come to our fitness retreat love to talk about superfoods and how they can get more of them. It’s a great conversation because there is some confusion out there. There are like a zillion shake diets out there (I will not name any of them) who claim to be selling “superfoods”. I’m here to tell you that superfoods don’t come in the form of a processed meal replacement shake. They just don’t.

Superfoods are -> Whole, unprocessed, colorful foods.

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5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

Chocolate lovers get ready to celebrate! I love chocolate – and if I’m being honest, I love the really good stuff. Give me some good quality chocolate and I’m in heaven! A square (or two) at the end of the day and I’m not only happy but also satisfied. I also love the kind that is considered a true superfood like dark chocolate that is 85% cacao or even cacao nibs. If you love dark chocolate, you’re in luck! There are some great health benefits to consuming your daily dose. 

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Superfood Dark Bark

Superfood Dark Bark

We all love sweet treats for the holidays right? I know we do! It’s kind of nice to mix in some superfoods with your sweet holiday recipes to bump up the nutrition content. I’ve got two awesome superfood dark bark recipes for you that are delicious and loaded with nutritional goodness – a win, win! The peppermint +  raw cacao is more of a traditional chocolate peppermint patty taste. It’s fresh and hits the holiday sweet spot! My cranberry coconut dark bark is more subdued but the tart cranberries make this combo a winner. Enjoy!

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5 Superfood Protein Smoothie Recipes

5 Superfood Protein Smoothie Recipes

One of the easiest ways to pack a meal full of nourishing superfoods is through an easy to make superfood shake. What do I mean by a superfood shake? In my definition, superfoods are whole foods that offer a high amount of nutrient density – vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, lean protein, healthy fats, fiber, healthy carbs, etc.

The superfood protein smoothie is one that contains protein (animal or plant), a healthy source of fat (nuts, coconut oil, seeds) and a healthy dose of veggies and fruit. It can be a fantastic way to get a balanced meal or snack without a ton of prep work or clean up – a win win! 

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