Healthy Breakfast Tips: Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes

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Organic Flax Seeds, 2 lb, NOW Foods

Beet Sugar 3 lb, NOW Foods

Olive Oil Liquid Extra Virgin, 16 oz, NOW Foods

These are light, airy and delicious!   1/3 cup measure, yields 12 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups unbleached flour or 1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup milled NOW Real Food® Flax Seed
3 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Beet Sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg 2 eggs, separated, whites stiffly beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup shredded apple
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
3 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steps:

  1. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat together egg yokes, milk and oil.
  3. Add liquid to dry and stir only until combined.
  4. Shred apple and zucchini add to batter until combined.
  5. Fold in egg whites. Preheat pan to medium heat and lightly grease.

 

References
Sylvia Finlay. (n.d.). Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Breakfast/M082149.htm

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Cellucor C4 Extreme Powder Best for Pre-Workout!

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Cellucor C4 Extreme is formulated with key ingredients that will provide more energy to help you get that extra rep, and complete that last set. More reps and more sets are tied to improved strength and endurance.

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References Cellucor (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cellucor.com/products/9-c4-extreme

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SweetLeaf: 100% Natural Stevia Sweetener

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Award-winning SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is unique in the marketplace because it’s America’s original stevia-based sweetener.

For natural, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero glycemic  index sweetness, look no further. SweetLeaf™ offers a variety of sweet solutions made from stevia, a naturally sweet plant that is much sweeter than sugar. It is also completely calorie-free, all-natural, and has a zero glycemic index.

SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™, made with stevia leaf extract and natural flavors, can be added to foods or beverages – from yogurt to oatmeal, water to coffee, sauces to smoothies – for sweet, sugar-free flavor. The drops are available in 17 flavors and come in a convenient dropper bottle. A little Sweet Drops flavor goes a long way, making every bottle an impressive, and tasty, value.

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References
 SweetLeaf (n.d.). Retrieved from http://sweetleaf.com/

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Time to Get Nutty!

Hankering for a nutritious snack? Nuts make a healthy and satisfying choice.

Shunned for a while due to their high calorie loads, nuts are now making a comeback. And for very good reasons . . .

- Raw and roasted nuts are loaded with nutrients, making them an ideal snack food for kids and adults
- Nuts are a natural source of healthy fatty acids
- Almonds are a natural source of protein, fiber and healthy fatty acids. In fact, almonds may be the most nutrient-rich tree nut of them all.
- Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
At NOW Real Food we carry a full range of nuts. We carry popular ones like cashews and almonds, as well as less well-known nuts like Brazil nuts and pine nuts. Our organic pine nuts make delicious pesto. Or add them to your favorite bread recipe or salad.

All of our nuts are processed and packaged with our industry-leading commitment to quality.

So if you’re looking to buy nuts online to satisfy your snack cravings . . .

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References

NOW Foods (n.d.). Raw Nuts . . . Roasted Nuts . . . Organic Nuts . . . Find Your Favorites Here! Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Products/Nuts/

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Healthy Recipe: Banana Oat Muffins

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Organic Rolled Oats, 24 oz, NOW Foods

Organic Turbinado Sugar, 2.5 lb, NOW Foods

Vanilla Extract Liquid 2 oz Organic, NOW Foods

Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup NOW Real Food® Rolled Oats
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Turbinado Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup safflower or sunflower oil
1/2 teaspoon NOW Real Food® Organic Vanilla Extract
1 cup mashed bananas

Steps:

  1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly.
  3. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined.
  6. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.

 

References

NOW Foods Inc. (n.d.). Banana Oat Muffins. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Breakfast/087776.htm

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VitaSprings is proud to introduce another top quality brand of natural skincare products to our customers: Medicine Mama’s.

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Feminine Care from Seventh Generation

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Seventh Generation has listed ingredients on its home care product labels since it began making them in 1990. Seventh Generation does this because they believe that consumers have a right to know what ingredients are used in the products they buy, and because Seventh Generation are proud of the care they take in their ingredient choices.

Seventh Generation pads are made of a combination of absorbent materials, polyolefins, adhesives, and a silicone-coated paper. The top layer is a non-woven polyolefin cover sheet. The absorbent materials consist of chlorine free wood pulp, and Lysorb, an absorbent gel. Lysorb, also known as SNAP (super absorbent natural polymer), is a polysaccharide derived from wheat. Polysaccharides are complex sugars found in many natural substances, like the fibers of cotton, wood, and wheat.* The removable peel strip is whitened with a chlorine-containing substance.

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  • Free of Dyes & Fragrances
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References

Seventh Generation (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

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Benefits of New Chapter Wholemega Fish Oil

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Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 120 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 120 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 180 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 180 Softgels, New Chapter

The Benefits of Fish Oil with Whole Omega Fatty Acids
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The dull, yellow color of many other fish oils is symbolic of processed products. If you want what nature intended, the difference is clear. Wholemega fish oil is different. The extra-virgin process used to extract Wholemega, similar to that used in fine olive oil, delivers an oil that is striking in color and transparency. This gentle, food-grade process preserves numerous beneficial compounds — including Vitamin D3 and Astaxanthin. The brilliant hue in Wholemega’s fish oil comes from Astaxanthin — an antioxidant that is naturally found in Wild Salmon and in this extra-virgin fish oil supplement.

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Our philosophy on nutrition is simple; seek the benefits of whole food. While others create food supplements, New Chapter strives to deliver Supplemental Food. Wholemega continues this tradition in fish oil with its 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon oil. Alaska maintains one of the world’s most highly protected and sustainably managed natural fisheries. By using only wild, sustainably caught Alaskan salmon – among the most pure fish stocks in the world – chemical processing to deliver purity is not required. Our extra virgin, low-­‐heat process is all that’s needed to deliver Nature’s whole basket of vital omega fatty acids and naturally beneficial nutrients, like Vitamin D3 and Astaxanthin.

 

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References
New Chapter (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.newchapter.com

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Super Colon Cleanse

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Super Colon Cleanse (Colon Cleansing) 240 caps from Health Plus

Health Plus, Inc. was founded in 1981 by Rita and Pat Mediratta. Recognized as a pioneer and leader in the use of Psyllium in the whole husk form, Health Plus enjoys a major share of the Psyllium market in the Health Foods Industry.

Super Colon Cleanse ® was developed with the philosophy that every 4 to 6 weeks the colon should be thoroughly cleansed. Ingredients such as Psyllium Husk powder and Senna Powder in Super Colon Cleanse may give your body the extra assistance needed to help properly eliminate harmful toxins and waste.

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References
Health Plus (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthplusinc.com/

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Men’s Rogaine Hair Regrowth Foam

Men’s Rogaine Foam is the first and only FDA-approved hair regrowth foam. It contains 5% minoxidil, the same FDA-approved ingredient in Men’s Rogaine Extra Strength solution that’s clinically proven to regrow hair. And because it’s a foam, it goes on easily and dries fast. It’s not greasy and it doesn’t run or drip. It’s so easy to use, it could make getting back your hair one of the easiest parts of your routine.

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How to Apply Mens Rogaine Foam:

In the morning, within the hair thinning area, part your hair into one or more rows to maximize scalp exposure.
The foam may begin to melt upon contact with your warm skin. If your fingers are warm, rinse them in cold water first (be sure to dry them thoroughly before handling the foam).
Hold the can upside down and press nozzle to dispense the topical foam product onto your fingers. The total amount of foam applied should be half a capful.
Using your fingers, spread foam over the hair loss area and gently massage into scalp, then wash your hands well.
In the evening, follow the steps above to be sure you apply it correctly. Make sure that you apply it early enough before going to bed to allow it to dry.

While using Rogaine, you can continue other hair care routines, including washing, styling — even coloring — as long as you allow Rogaine to dry first.

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References
Rogaine (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.rogaine.com/

 

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