Cherries, chocolate, dates, banana creaminess...what could be better? Adding in some spinach for plant power...you'll never know it's in there! Enjoy for breakfast or snack. Serves one.
1 cup unsweetened almond, coconut, or hemp milk (water works fine too)
1/2 large frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen cherries
1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
4 large Medjool dates, pitted
1 large handful spinach
People often ask me if I always buy everything organic. While I try my best to do mostly organic, it’s just about impossible to only eat foods labeled organic. Plus, when it comes to produce, it’s not always necessary. What really matters is how the food was grown. Some smaller farms use all organic practices but haven’t gone through the full organic certification process yet because it can be expensive for a small business. Get to know your local farms and stands and the farmers’ market and ask about the farm’s practices. Local can be more fresh than a certified organic product that's taken days to ship across country to get to you.
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Junk food often tastes good going down, but leaves us feeling heavy, bloated, or worse, guilty.
Junk food is engineered (yes, you read that right, engineered) to make you eat more. Food scientists literally tweak hundreds if not thousands of versions of a recipe to get just the perfect blend of crunch, salt, sugar, fat, and chemicals to ensure you keep coming back from more. (Interested in learning more? Read the book “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss).
So, it’s really NOT your fault you can eat an entire family size bag of chips or cookies. They’ve been manipulated to make sure you won’t stop!
It may seem impossible to get over sugary or salty junk food, especially when you have intense cravings for it, but as a reformed junk-food-a-holic, I promise it’s possible.
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