Apple Carrot Cranberry Ginger Juice

It’s cranberry season! I love fresh cranberries. When they go on sale at my grocery store I stock up, putting several bags in the freezer to enjoy in later months. One of my new favorite ways to use fresh cranberries is in a juice. This juice is a good balance of tart and sweet, and [...]

What to Eat to Be Happier

We know that fruits and vegetables are beneficial to our physical health. But what about our psychological health? Could the food that makes us healthier also make us happier? Does the food that fuels our bodies best also fuel our creativity, our engagement in life and feelings of well-being? Recent studies suggest the answer is [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:25+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

5 Compelling Reasons to Eat Apples

As I drive around Longmont, I notice apple trees everywhere. Their long, arching branches draped over fences or sweeping green lawns, loaded down with rosy hued or pale green fruit. Most of them will fall to the ground uneaten. Which is a shame, considering how delicious and beneficial this polyphenol powerhouse is. If you love [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:27+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Health Secrets of Cherries

That sweet cherry, flaunting its crimson or rosy blushed skin, has some secrets. On a nutrition panel, the health benefits are not so obvious.  A cup of whole, sweet cherries is about 87 calories with 18 grams of sugar.  The only vitamin it’s notable in is vitamin C, providing 16% of the daily recommended value. [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:27+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Why You Should Indulge Your Watermelon Crush

[This post was updated 6/22/17]   Watermelon is synonymous with summertime.  When the weather gets hot, who doesn’t have a crush for those bright red wedges of cold, mouth-watering goodness? Interestingly, there are many reasons to enjoy watermelon this summer beyond its ability to refresh.  Watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food, delivering a high [...]

By | 2017-06-22T16:33:38+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Mango Tango – Recipes for a Healthy Mango Love Affair

My son is in love with mangoes.  When it’s time to make the weekly grocery shopping list, he eagerly asks, “Are you going to get some mangoes?” The answer is an easy “yes.” Although a whole mango has about 30 grams of natural sugar, it’s low on the glycemic index and provides lots of potassium, [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:27+00:00 June 7th, 2013|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

The Delectable Pineapple (Health Benefits + Recipes)

As I slice past the spiny exterior, revealing the golden, sticky-sweet flesh of the fruit inside, I know I’m in for a treat.  I love the uniquely sharp and sweet flavor of the pineapple.  Chopped and added to fresh salsas, it brightens meat, chicken and fish.  Broiled to a syrupy golden-brown and spooned over vanilla [...]

6 Health Benefits of Smoothies

If you’ve been following the posts on Facebook, then you know I’ve been giving my new Ninja blender a workout.  Fruit and vegetable smoothies are a delicious way to add raw foods to your diet.  By slurping down just one nutritious smoothie a day, you are more likely to be getting the [...]

By | 2017-08-01T15:48:35+00:00 August 16th, 2011|Fruit, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Smoothies|0 Comments

Fresh Strawberries – Nutritious and Delicious

May is National Strawberry Month, and I am deep into it.  Baskets and baskets of those luscious red berries have come home with me, filling the kitchen with their warm berry scent.  We have enjoyed every single bite – whether they be sliced in our cereal, hidden in our pancakes or frozen and whizzed [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:32+00:00 May 15th, 2011|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments
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