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Superberry Chocolate Bar Giveaway!

My favorite superfood chocolate company of ALL TIME – Coracao Confections – is doing a glorious giveaway this week with their incredibly decadent new Superberry Bar. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter for your chance to win one of these bad boys. There are going to be 20 total winners, which means 20 chances to win. And the more points you get by entering the giveaway with Rafflecopter below – the higher your chance of winning a bar!

But first things first. You’ve gotta check out my new YouTube review of the Superberry Bar with all the details about this week’s giveaway and why you NEED to get your tastebuds around this perfect purple passion-filled bar. Bursting with antioxidants and tempting you with it’s perfectly layered sweet/tangy/smoky flavor – it’s the most amazing, lip-smackin’ superfood chocolate bar I’ve ever eaten!

To win one of these bodacious bars for yourself, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway contest with the widget below. Be sure to share liberally on social media and sign up for Coracao Confections’ e-newsletter to be entered to win. The more points you accrue by entering the contest this week, the better shot you have at scoring a bar. The lucky winners will be chosen on Sunday, July 27th. Good luck and pucker up!

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Stash it don’t trash it: How to Preserve your Food with Dehydration

Food dehydration is probably the best way of preserving food out there allowing you to give your favorite foods a longer shelf life without the use of preservatives or chemicals. Most people think of canning or freezing foods, but rarely think of dehydrating it – and I’m going to tell you why you should reconsider this simple process for preserving foods and creating epically delicious raw snacks!

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For starters, you control the quality of your food by preserving it. Grab your local organic favorites, pop them in the dehydrator and you have yourself a wholesome snack that can last for months. The best part is that because the water is removed, the flavor of whatever you’re dehydrating is concentrated giving you a vibrant, flavorful result.

Next is the cost benefits (and who doesn’t love saving some cash?!). People tend to waste a lot of food because they buy more than they can consume before it goes bad, but having a dehydrator on hand allows you to preserve that food before you have to toss it. Also, you can take advantage of sales and bulk deals by stocking up on fruits and veggies and turning them into healthy snacks or popping them into a huge pot for a hearty stew. Buying fresh fruit is often cheaper than purchasing fancy dried fruit, so making your own will save you some duckets as well.

Traveling? Pack your dehydrated food in little storage containers to take with you wherever you go! They’re light and compact and allow you to have natural, organic food with you at all times.

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Furthermore, dehydrating food saves you a ton of space. You could store about 20 pounds of sliced and dehydrated tomatoes in one large container! You don’t have to pass up that great deal on a case of fruit again because you have nowhere to put it.

You can get pretty creative with dehydrator recipes as well. Puree fruit and make fruit leather, mix bananas and peanut butter for a tasty cookie or soak some flax seeds and make your own crackers. The possibilities are endless.

As you can see, investing in a dehydrator can save you money and space while giving you delicious and nutritious snacks that are full of flavor. My favorite dehydrator is the Excalibur, it’s definitely the best on the market. Go grab yours now and start enjoying the many benefits of food dehydration!

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Easy Ways to Get Your Greens

It’s all about gettin’ your greens these days. From kale and collard to spinach and mustard, greens are an excellent source of vital nutrients and add depth to numerous recipes. Dark leafy greens are a concentrated source of iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. Adding these into your daily routine is easy whether you love them or not as they are quite versatile and the milder versions (like spinach) can be disguised behind sweeter fruit flavors in juices or smoothies.

Showing your kids Popeye cartoons may be a good way to encourage them to eat their spinach, but if that doesn’t work try disguising the spinach in pizzas, soup bases or smoothies. Try a chocolate banana smoothie using Sunwarrior Warrior Blend vegan protein powder, frozen bananas, almond, rice or coconut milk and a couple handfuls of washed organic spinach. Put it in an opaque cup with a cool glass straw (like these cute ones from my fav company Strawesome) and tell them it’s a yummy chocolate shake! If your kiddos are into sweeter fruits, try my Tropical Spinach Green Smoothie – this recipe makes enough for the entire family to get their daily dose of greens!

Even adults have trouble eating their greens sometimes. It must be some sort of residual childhood avoidance of all things healthy, but you can get over it, I promise! Having a huge salad for lunch may sound boring, but if you get creative you can concoct a crazy good meal filled to the brim with healthy plant-based food. Mix up the flavors and textures and your salad will be anything but boring. Add to that a delicious homemade dressing and your salad aversion will be gone for good. Check out my Crunchy Green Salad with Lime Avocado Dressing, it’s sure to please!

Kale, kale, kale! Kale is all the craze now from internet recipes to restaurants, you can’t turn around without getting smacked in the face with something kale related, and that ain’t bad! It is high in beneficial antioxidants, vitamin K, iron and dietary fiber. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and great for gentle detoxification, plus it’s low in calories and has zero fat. Kale is king, baby! But kale can be off-putting to some, as members of the brassica family can be. Fear not my friends, I am armed with another recipe that is easy to prepare and packed with the goodness of kale that your tastebuds will rejoice over: the Kale Apple Quinoa Bowl.

Back to being a little sneaky when it comes to getting your kids to eat greens – you can delight in fooling, ahem, tempting them with these ooey, gooey delicious Superfood Fudge Brownies! No child can resist a chewy delicious brownie and they never have to know they are getting a dose of nutritious superfoods at the same time. You could also take a regular brownie recipe and sprinkle in some neutral-tasting, mineral-rich and ultra nutrient dense Ormus Supergreens or Vitamineral Green into it before baking. No need to feel guilty, you are doing them a HUGE favor that they may or may not thank you for when they get older!