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3 DIY Better for You Salad Dressings

Posted by Torie Borrelli on

The healthy fats in salad dressing found from oils like olive or avocado, help your body absorb the good nutrients from all those veggies you top it with. A new study in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research showed that people absorb more of the heart-healthy carotenoids in fruit and vegetables when they toss their salads with dressings high in nutritious monounsaturated fats. But, not all dressings are created equal and, in fact, can come with hidden ingredients you would never want to have on your plate? Your safest bet? Make your own! Why not store-bought salad dressings? What...

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Cool Off with These Five Summer Smoothie Recipes

Posted by Kellen McAvoy on

Summer is finally here and smoothies are all the rage. There’s no better way to kick-start your day than with one of these 5 refreshing summer smoothie recipes packed with healthy carbs, protein, and fiber to keep you fueled and energized throughout the day. Grab a straw or spoon and get ready to dive in. Raspberry Almond Butter Smoothie A refreshingly tart treat that’s perfect for breakfast or even dessert. INGREDIENTS 1 Banana 1 Cup Frozen Raspberries 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk 1 TBS Chia Seeds ½ Almond Butter Perfect Bar 1 tsp Almond Extract 3 ice cubes Blueberry...

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DIY: Homemade All-natural Candles

Posted by Dustin Canada on

A simple candle can change the entire ambiance of one’s home. Whether it’s a fresh or sweet scent, candles can make a room more inviting with the strike of a match. However, many candle lovers are unaware that Paraffin wax, which is used to make most candles, pollutes the air with cancerous toxins when heated. But not to worry, there is a natural alternative wax for candles that actually improves your health! Beeswax. WHY BEESWAX? When heated, beeswax emits negative ions that work to purify the air. By removing any contaminants out of the air, beeswax candles effectively reduce the...

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