Simple Antioxidant Smoothie from Staterra

Now that this BEAUTIFUL weather is finally here I wanted to bring in some more smoothie recipes. I decided to start with a super simple recipe from Staterra that uses The Healthy Bean Staterra Protein Powder. It is easy to make, uses everyday ingredients, and tastes delicious. BONUS: it is packed with antioxidants thanks to the fruits and vegetables added. Let's skip into Spring! INGREDIENTS - 1 cup unsweetened cashew or coconut milk - 1/2 frozen banana - 2 large handfuls of spinach, fresh - 1 cup frozen berries, organic - 1 scoop THB Staterra Brown Rice OR New Zealand Whey protein powder (vanilla or chocolate) - 1 tsp coconut oil INSTRUCTIONS 1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender u

How much sugar is in your smoothie?

It's that time of year and smoothies are IN. We may not always be aware of all the sugar we accidentally pop into a smoothie. Even natural sugars can cause a drastic increase in blood sugar. Are you using your smoothie as a meal replacement? If so, it is importance to find a balance in order to support our body and what it needs. How can we make sure our smoothies aren't causing us to crash at the end of the day? Follow these simple tips and help reduce the likelihood of a sugar crash, and get the most out of your smoothie! 1. Add a protein powder. Protein helps to steady the rise and spike in blood sugar making it important in the prevention of a sugar crash. It creates a more steady rise a

Plant-based Egg Baking Substitutions

Ever try altering a recipe because of an allergy, a friend, maybe a preference? I have to do a lot of recipe substitution because I suffer from so many allergies and food intolerances. I have a lot of friends too who are wanting to incorporate a more plant based lifestyle. I get a lot of questions on how to modify recipes. Here I have listed some of my own go to egg and milk replacements! I also explain why. If you like to bake and are looking for ways to experiment with a more plant based technique then this post is for you! Let's get baking! 1 tbsp of ground flax seed + 3 tbsp of water = 1 egg WHEN? Use in brownies, cakes, muffins, and breads! HOW? Grind flax seed in a coffee grinder and m

Preventing Allergies in Children

What are allergies? An allergy occurs when a person's immune system reacts to an "allergen" - a substance in the environment that does not bother most people and causes a reaction. Many have experienced, or know someone who experiences allergies. Allergies themselves are related to genetic and environmental factors. Did you know there are ways in which you can prevent allergens from occurring? What do allergies look like? Allergies present themselves in many different ways, including anywhere from hives, to redness, to itchiness, to asthma, to skin conditions. Allergies could be a condition someone deals with for their entire life. They can be uncomfortable, irritating, and affect every day

Protein-Packed GF Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let's face it. I love cookies. Every once in a while I make a batch from scratch. I always try to improve at least one ingredient when baking. In these chocolate chip cookies I managed to do a few things! Here is how I make tasty gluten-free chocolate cookies, with some minor improvements on the health scale. Here's how! 1. I add protein. Why does adding protein powder make a difference? There is sugar in chocolate chip cookies. Protein helps slow the rise of blood sugar glucose levels so that we don't see a crazy spike in blood sugar followed by a serious drop. It makes this rise a little more steady. Plus, protein is so important for HUNDREDS of functions in the body. I typically add 1-2 s

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