Swap the Sports Gel for Chia Power

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With the amount of time I spend on my bike and on long runs, I tend to go through a good number of sports gels. And, believe you me, it's not because I love them so much, but I appreciate nutrition that's a cinch to carry and easy to ingest. Now, …
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Why the Walnut Is Uniquely Different (and Oh-So Healthy!)

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All men may be created equal, but all nuts are not. Packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants and minerals, tree nuts are a convenient source of healthy nutrition; but when it comes to plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, one nut stands alone: the English …
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Current Favorite Smoothie Addition: Cacao Powder and Nibs

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I'm not sure I'd call myself a full-out chocoholic, but I certainly love chocolate. And I especially dig the dark, good quality stuff. And lately, I have been obsessed --- I mean, like having it twice a day --- with this smoothie. So simple, so …
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My Almond Orchard Experience

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The Almond Board of California graciously sponsored my Almond Orchard Experience. The trip encompassed all there is to know about this wonderful nut and culminated with a tour of Stewart & Jasper Orchards (see more of my trip here!). Nestled …
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Iced Mint Tea with Chia Seeds

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This summer I have been obsessed with iced tea. Okay, maybe not quite as much as our beloved Susan who has opinions on the matter (although, for the record, I totally agree with her!), but hot summer day after hot summer day, it's been the …
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Smoothie Food Fight: D’Vida vs. Philosophie

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There are so, so, so many protein powders out there. And they all claim to be the best of the best! So, for this Food Fight, we're letting two duke it out --- FBE style. Say hello to the smoothie throwdown of the summer: D'Vida vs. …
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