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Strawberry, Cashew Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are all about the toppings! They’re a total creative expression. Fuel yourself with this delectable bowl! Strawberries help reduce inflammation so they are great for people with arthritis. Strawberries are filled with phenol phytonutrients such as anthocyanins and ellagitannins. The anthocyanins make strawberries red and also help protect cell structures in the body…

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Pitaya or dragon fruit is an awesome superfood making its way into dishes all over. They are packed with tons of phytonutrients and contain 10 percent of the daily value of vitamin C. Dragon fruit can help regulate diabetes because it stabilizes blood sugar levels by suppressing sugar spikes. It also can keep your skin…

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Oodles of Zoodles

Avocado, pistachio pesto with tomatoes, chicken and zoodles Oodles of zoodles! What the heck are zoodles? A spiralizer is the next best thing in your kitchen. It creates a long noodle-like shape! You can use zucchinis, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and more! For this recipe we got groovy with some zucchini and made some zoodles….

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Getting squashed!

We’re getting stuffed with this acorn…literally! This acorn squash is filled with a deliciously packed quinoa, pepper, avocado mixture. Quinoa is a great staple to have in a kitchen! It’s alkalizing, meaning it eliminates toxins, such as heavy metals from the kidneys. Quinoa has an amazing nutrient profile and not many people are allergic to…

Chelsea Watkins

Watkins shines through: A story of sexual assault

Bright, self-loved, and caring. Chelsea Watkins brings the energy into any room in which she steps foot. Her energy does not go unnoticed. She’s constantly focused on the bright side of life. Who could have guessed this compassionate individual has struggled with depression and anxiety directly related to someone else’s choice? According to the Department…

Kyle Hocking

Get Your Balls Checked, Boys!

You reach for your Gatorade Saturday morning and instead of the hangover-quenching joy as it trickles down your throat, the taste is like the 4th-grade dare to put your tongue on the frozen tetherball pole. Radiation, man. That mouth-watering feeling you get when you see a juicy burger and a side of fries, the ice-cold…

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Yeah, they’re fake. My real ones tried to kill me!

How do you stay grounded in the face of fear? What is the secret to getting through the hardships in life? “Laugh at yourself and your bald head,” Patti Parsons would answer in her sweet southern tone. Parsons was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 47. She had long brown hair….

Love and Be Loved

To love and be loved. Something everyone wants but not everyone believes they can have. My friend, Jill is one of the most loving individuals I have ever met. She can put a smile on your face just by saying hello or welcoming you with a big hug. Yet every day she suffers with an…