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Silky Chocolate Blood Orange Cheesecake

Need an easy desert to bring to a dinner party or to serve for a special occasion? Here’s a surprisingly healthy and delicious option full of Vitamin C. Serve garnished with blood orange slices and drizzles of maple syrup—or, if you can’t find blood oranges, just substitute regular navel oranges! Get My FREE Curcumin Report […]

Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie

This smoothie blends protein with the filling, delicious power of dark chocolate and creamy vanilla. Indulge without guilt with this nutritious smoothie, packing in the iron, magnesium, and potassium you need to start your day right or enjoy a guilt-free snack. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation Decoded Ingredients 1 Medjool date, pitted 1 […]

Dark Chocolate and Nut Clusters

Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fat. Dark chocolate is a potent source of polyphenols. Polyphenols activate insulin signaling and have neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory benefits. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation Decoded This mixture makes a great snack or a right-sized dessert, and is quite easy to multiply. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 […]

High Fiber/Protein Chocolate Smoothie

Many of my smoothie recipes include protein powder. Protein is an important nutrient you need as a building block for muscles. Protein also helps you feel full longer, and fiber helps keep your blood sugar on an even keel, and your digestion system working normally. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation Decoded If you […]

No Bake Energy Balls

These high protein energy balls are a healthy snack alternative to high sugar granola bars or fruit candies. As we’ve previously discussed, the healthy fat in nuts and legumes, like peanutbutter, are essential for overall health, and especially your heart. Take these to your office or church potluck instead of cookies or other unhealthy sweets. […]

High Protein Peanutbutter Chocolate Smoothie

Different activities call for different ways of feeding yourself. Right after a high intensity workout, your body needs protein to rebuild muscles and a little sugar to replenish energy. This smoothie provides both of those things, as well as tasting a bit like delicious candy. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation Decoded Ingredients Chocolate […]

Healthier Hot Chocolate

Winter is coming, and the temptation is large to reach for the high fructose corn syrup-laden packets of hot chocolate to satisfy our craving for a hot, sweet treat in a couple of minutes. But as you should well understand, cooking food yourself means controlling the ingredients and boosting its health benefits. Chocolate is not […]

Stop dementia with healthy habits

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At last, there is strong evidence that cognitive impairment—diseases like dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s, long thought to be inevitable and irreversible, can be prevented, halted and even reversed.  Not with powerhouse medications and their nasty side effects—but naturally. For example, one recent study concluded that cocoa powder could be a powerful preventive agent for neurodegenerative […]

Three Bite Chocolate Cake

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Eating real, live, healthy food doesn’t mean that you can never indulge yourself again. It means that you should find the healthiest version of a dish that still tastes great. But if the food you’re craving is high in calories but low in nutrients, look for the smallest portion that will satisfy your craving. When […]

Frozen Chocolate Bananas

This sweet dessert is a great blast for your ears. Magnesium is a mineral with proven benefits for hearing. It fights noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. (Further, it’s great for both bone and heart health.) The ingredients in this sweet treat—bananas, dark chocolate, and nuts—are all high in magnesium. Who knew that dessert could be […]

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