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AÇAÍ BOWL CREATIONS. What is it and how DO I MAKE IT?

The  beauty  of  an  AÇaÍ  Bowl.        A few years ago I made my first trip to the beautiful country of Brasil. From the breathtaking city line of São Paulo to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro---it was a country like no other. I have to admit that one of my favorite things, as trivial as it may seem, were the Sucos Bars "juice bars" on almost every corner in Rio.  If you know me, you know I LOVE fruit (juices, smoothies, whatever!). When I first arrived, one of the students on our trip asked me very excitedly, "Have you ever had açaí ​ ?!". I gave her a puzzled look as I tried to recall where I had...

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What is raw food?

​Raw Food ​definition: "Raw food is food that is not heated above 117 degrees Fahrenheit" It's that simple.​ Raw food is live food filled with incredible nutrients. Our motivation behind the raw food movement is our health. You see, when we cook food at certain high temperatures it breaks down the building blocks that allow are bodies to function and thrive.  Enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, protein, essential fats, and fibers are the building blocks that support the maintenance, repair, and growth of our bodies. ​Want some more nerdy details? Here ya go: What   we   lose   when   we   use   high    heat   on   foods 1. Enzymes Food we eat is converted into chemical structures that can...

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Why Organic costs more

We all know organic foods are pricey! And frankly for many of us that is confusing. If it's more natural shouldn't it be cheaper? It's time for some enlightenment on what's behind the label. Here are 7 reasons WHY you pay more for organic. 1.  No chemicals = more labor Without the use of chemicals, farmers have to hire more workers to do tediuous tasks like hand-weeding, handling pest contamination, and taking care of polluted water. Conventional farms substitute human labor and intensive management for cheap (and toxic) chemicals. 2. Fertilizer Conventional farms use sewage sludge and chemical fertilizers. Did you here that? SEWAGE sludge. Maybe you don't want that in what you eat--but guess what? It's cheap to buy and...

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3 Ways to eat more raw food

Whether you are paleo, vegan, or a carnivore---we can all agree that we should be incorporating more raw foods into our diets. But, to be honest, eating completely raw isn't easy. So I've got 3 simple ways to incorporate more raw foods into your day without feeling like a starving rabbit. #1    Start your day with a RAW SMOOTHIE.  Go to a local farmer's market, buy a few bags of leafy greens (spinach, kale, or swiss chard) and some of your favorite fruits. Wash/peel the fruits and veggies, divide them into 7 ziplock bags and stick them in the freezer. This preparation makes your work week breakfast easy peasy!    Wake up, dump the contents of a frozen bag into your blender, add...

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