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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them

Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them
Elderberry: the most popular way we know to stay healthy—and for good reason! You know you want more elderberry goodness in your life and adding Flora Elderberry Crystals to food is the easiest, most versatile way to get your dose. We’ve searched the internet to collect some creative ways to get your elderberry boost. Here are over 25 of our favorite ideas: Drink It Up In this simple Gut-Loving Water Kefir or swirled into an eld...

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Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars

Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars
You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should help develop their immune system.” I’ve seen both reactions. Regardless, when our daycare or school-attending kiddos take “sick days,” we may worry—about their immunity, missing learning activities, feeling terrible, potentially infecting others, and causing us to take u...

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Plant-Based Sushi Rolls

Plant-Based Sushi Rolls
When the heat kicks in and I can’t bear to turn the oven on, I turn to sushi rolls that require minimal cooking and can be served cold! This vibrant colored plant-based sushi recipe utilizes the nutritional power of Udo’s Oil to assist in nutrient absorption and skin, joint, and brain health.* Plant-Based Sushi Rolls Recipes Persons 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time:20 minutes Ingredients Cauliflower Rice 3 cups grated cauliflower (a...

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DIY Winter Manuka Honey Face Mask

DIY Winter Manuka Honey Face Mask
In this mask recipe, mānuka honey is paired with the free-radical-fighting and antioxidant-rich matcha tea powder, the calming and cleansing qualities of oatmeal and the soothing power of aloe for a combination that can refresh and revitalize aging and/or dry skin. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. Three more face mask recipes are coming over the next few weeks. Stay tuned! ...

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Strawberry Summer Salad Dressing

Strawberry Summer Salad Dressing
This pretty pink summer dressing is nice over mixed greens, microgreens, or sprouts. You may like to top with crumbled goat cheese and something crunchy, like nuts, seeds, or even radish. This dressing is a rich source of nutrients like omega-3, B12, and vitamin C. Ingredients 1 cup strawberries, fresh or thawed1/2 cup Udo’s Oil1/2 cup rice vinegar3 tbsp nutritional yeast2 tbsp organic tamari soy sauce1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled1/4 tsp cay...

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Popsicles Two Ways

Popsicles Two Ways
What better treat on a hot summer day than an ice-cold popsicle! Here I have two different flavors. The first is a fresh and tangy Creamy Berry & Lemon combo. The second is “PBBJ,” a play on everyone’s favorite PB&J, with an extra “B” for a twist! Dr. Tara’s passion is to inspire and empower others to experience the joy and richness of life. She embraces a holistic definition of health & wellness with a focus on lifestyle f...

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Craveable Chive ‘n’ Cheese Dressing

Craveable Chive ‘n’ Cheese Dressing
Craveable Chive ‘n’ Cheese Dressing Ingredients 1 egg2 tablespoons lemon juice1 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon sea salt1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 teaspoon black pepper¾ cup Udo’s Oil1/2 cup sour cream3/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives Instructions Using an immersion blender (or blender, electric beater or a whisk if you’re a pro), aerate the egg rapidly and continuously while quickly adding lemon juice, ...

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Baoballz

Baoballz
As much as it drives me crazy, kids seem to get a kick out of things that are spelled wrong. Is it rebellion? Freedom from parental oversight? Not sure. What I do know is that all my son’s beloved graphic novels have at least one ‘z’ where an ‘s’ should be. So, in that spirit, here is a recipe for Baoballz, with ‘z’. They use my son’s favorite form of social currency, Baobites (I swear, he uses them to trade favors from his school friends). I h...

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Rosemary Skewers with Sweet & Citrusy Italian Dressing

Rosemary Skewers with Sweet & Citrusy Italian Dressing
Celebrate summer barbecues with veggies, infused with rosemary and drizzled with a citrusy Italian dressing. This simple sauce puts a healthy twist on classic Italian flavors with sweet orange in place of vinegar and Udo’s Oil in place of a commercial variety grain oil. The result is mellower than the typical store-bought variety and significantly healthier. We enjoyed it paired with grilled summer veggies and rosemary. With such simple everyd...

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How to Use Udo’s Oil

How to Use Udo’s Oil
Do you get enough healthy fat? Many people don’t consume enough, especially essential omegas. Omega-3, -6 and -9 oils are safe to use in meals for the whole family, not just smoothies! Udo’s Oil is a great way to balance a meal, make a snack more satisfying, or finish off a dish of any kind. How Much Udo’s Oil? Using 2 – 3 tablespoons daily seems to work well for most adults and children 10 years and older. Even babies can take Udo’s Oil on...

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Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops

Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops
For the kids and the kids at heart, try this electrolyte replenishing, oxygenating ice pop post-play. I’m fairly certain it’s well known that when we engage in physical activity, we lose important electrolyte minerals through sweat and exertion. To restore that fluid balance and help our muscles recover from exercise, beverages that contain these electrolytes are extremely important. Where do we get these electrolytes if not from Gatorade? Of co...

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Trail Mix That's School-Safe & Nut-Free

Trail Mix That's School-Safe & Nut-Free
This trail mix has kid-pleasing ingredients that are safe for school, daycare, and activities that do not allow peanuts or tree nuts. It is a well-balanced snack, offering a healthy dose of protein and complex carbs—the kind that supply significant energy and fiber—plus some filling fats. With flavors and textures kids will love (including their new favorite, Baobites) it is sure to be a hit. It is also made with moms in mind: rich in electr...

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