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We're learning it, living it, and sharing the latest healthy, plant-based recipes and weight loss tips so you can look and feel your best. Love, Jess, Nicole, and Ali

The 1 Food You Should Eat Every Day

A few cool facts about this FRUIT: Its key macronutrient is essential for weight loss About 43% of all US households buy them They've been linked to reduced inflammation (which means beautiful skin and hair for you) They ripen quicker when placed in a paper bag They are the Aztec symbol of love and fertility because they cannot self-pollinate! They are the fruit with the highest fiber content, helping to promote a healthy metabolism So why eat AVOCADOS every day? THE GOOD FATS 77% of the calories in an avocado are from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods in existence. But avocados don’t just contain any fat… the majority of the fat is oleic acid. Oleic acid helps reduce inflammation and has...
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The Real Girls of Raw Generation: Confessions of Hardcore Herbivore

Speaking from personal experience, even a 100% plant-based diet doesn’t guarantee the same awesome results as habitual juicing. Often, I find myself hesitating to use the label “vegan” to describe myself. It seems to have acquired a negative connotation in so many people’s minds. They associate veganism with rabbit food, deprivation, and tofu (side note- soy is the worst for a variety of reasons and I won’t eat it). But I’m far too self-indulgent for any facet of my everyday life to be rooted in a philosophy of deprivation. I prefer to think of myself as a hardcore herbivore. An impassioned pro-plant prophet. A crusader for chlorophyll.  I’ve been vegan for about 4 years now, however, it wasn’t like I...
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Why Soy Seriously Sucks

SOY IS NOT HEALTHY. When I tell people that I’ve gone vegan, an all-too-common response is, “Oh, so… what, you just eat a lot of, like,  tofu and stuff?” ...Or I’ll show up to a dinner party and the host greets me with a self-applauding, “Hey, I know you don’t eat meat so I marinated some tofu for you!” I force a polite grin, “Aw, you shouldn’t have…” No, but seriously- you shouldn’t have. Why? Most soy is genetically modified! If you’re not freaking out about GMO’s, you’re living under a rock. The rates of food-related illnesses and allergies have skyrocketed since GMOs became mainstream. Two of the most common offenders when it comes to adverse food reactions are soy...
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5 Healthy Sources of Plant-Based Protein

Whether you’re easing into a juice cleanse, hoping to maintain your results post-cleanse, trying to eat healthier, going vegan/vegetarian, or are just seeking a more nutritious source of clean energy, these plant-based protein sources are excellent for your health and promoting weight loss! Leafy Greens  They're a great source of protein and amino acids, but it's challenging to consume enough to meet your dietary needs. That’s the magic of drinking cold-pressed green juice: it easily maximizes the amount of vital nutrients your body soaks up! Hemp Seeds Per gram, these tiny Superfood seeds pack more protein & iron than beef! They’re one of the most nutritionally complete foods in the world, giving you a healthy dose of the essential amino acids your body needs...
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Going Raw for Weight Loss? Here's How!

You've heard that raw foods are the best thing for your health, beauty, weight loss and weight management, but aside from fruit and vegetables, what are you actually supposed to eat on a raw diet? And do you need to eat 100% raw in order to see benefits?  The point of eating a partial to fully raw diet is to give your digestive system a rest and to replenish the nutrients your body needs to be healthy and vibrant. When your body senses that it is getting the optimal nutrition from raw foods, it switches out of famine mode. When you eat food devoid of nutrition your body holds onto fat. Once you start eating the right nutrients (found in raw foods) it releases...
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Healthy Holiday Recipe: Merry Mint Smoothie

Indulge in this healthy holiday treat that will help you stave off cravings for those sinful sweets! This creamy mint smoothie tastes so decadent that you can even serve it as a custard-like dessert.* Paleo-friendly, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free, this luxurious recipe is made with HEALTHY fats that won't totally sabotage your weight (the way those cookies will). Merry Mint Smoothie Ingredients: 1/3 cup spinach 1 avocado 3/4 cup almond milk 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk (stir well before using) 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup 2 tsp. pure mint flavor 4 medjool dates a few ice cubes Directions: Blend until smooth, enjoy, and HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY! * Or cut your almond milk portion in half, add your favorite toppings, and eat it with a spoon!
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Eggnog & Cookies: Skinny Substitutes for Holiday Treats

Happy Holidays! You can maintain a healthy weight & lifestyle and still indulge in holiday traditions.  These RAW holiday treats are quick, easy, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan, and plant-based! Try them this holiday season! 3 Ingredient Raw Cookies: Ingredients: - 2 cups raw dates - 1/2 cup crushed pecans or walnuts (if you have a nut allergy, use your favorite raw seed like pumpkin or hemp) - unsweetened shredded coconut Put dates into a large bowl and mash them into a paste with a wooden spoon. Fold in pecans/walnuts until they are evenly distributed. Take a small handful of your mix and roll into a ball. Pour shredded coconut into a small dish. Roll your date ball in the coconut until it is...
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Soft Serve "Nice" Cream

Everyone loves ice cream, especially soft serve ice cream.  Mix that with a little pumpkin and you've got yourself a party.  Check out this easy and delicious way to turn pumpkin into a delicious and cool dessert. Pumpkin Pie Soft Serve  (Prep Time: 2 minutes / Total Time: 5 minutes) 4 frozen bananas (chopped) 2 tablespoons sprouted pumpkin seed butter 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon splash of plant-based milk splash of vanilla extract Instructions Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. It just doesn't get any easier or more delicious than that! This can be topped with blackberries, organic dark chocolate chips, or nothing at all! It's that good.  
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BREAK THE BAD HABIT: Delicious dairy-free living (Part Two)

There's a *delicious* life after dairy, and it starts with replacing your milk with this… Drink unsweetened coconut, hemp, oat, cashew or almond milk. If you usually put cream in your coffee, try adding a teaspoon of coconut oil for a “creamier” consistency. Use pureed cauliflower or cashews (that have been soaked over night) to make “cheesy” sauces, spreads, and fillings. You can add nutritional yeast for an extra “cheesy” flavor. Instead of buttering your bread, spread creamy avocado. Using a recipe that requires buttermilk? Combine 1 cup of non-dairy milk with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Let sit for 7-10 mins before using. If you rely on yogurt as a source of probiotics, look for cultured yogurts made...
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Green Avocado Smoothie

Instead of reaching for coffee, try starting your day with a green smoothie! It’ll boost your immune system and help you eat well all day for sustainable weight loss. Ingredients ½ Raw Generation Energy & Endurance green juice ½ Banana ¼ Avocado Optional: Sprig of mint! Blend and enjoy! 
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