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Pomegranate Green Tea

January 5, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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One of our New Year’s resolutions is to start everyday off right. Therefore, we have decided to start a morning tea ritual. Taking even ten minutes in the morning to relax and focus on one simple task can make all the difference in mood and in health! We have fallen in love with our Pomegranate Green Tea. The ruby-hued pomegranate seeds give off the most amazing color and taste. We hope you enjoy this tea as much as we do!

What You’ll Need:
1) 8 oz. boiling water
2) 1 bag organic green tea
3) Pomegranate seeds
4) Honey

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Summer Smoothie Bowl

July 25, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Fruit is the ultimate snack in the summer heat and smoothies are even more of a dream on a hot day. Who says that making your own yummy treat should be difficult? We’re all about easy-peasy snacking! Today we are going to share with you one simple way  to make your own smoothie bowl at home! Let’s get started.

Recipe one:  Berry Delicious 

1. One frozen banana

2. A handful of spinach

3. A handful of raspberries

4. A handful of strawberries or blackberries

5. A handful or two of blueberries

6. 1 cup of almond milk, apple juice, or whatever liquid you prefer

7. Enough ice to thicken to your liking

Recipe two: Green Goodness

1. One and a half frozen bananas

2. A handful of spinach

3. A handful of chopped kale

4. 1/2 cup of coconut milk

5. 1/3 cup of orange juice (optional)

6. Chia seeds

7. Enough ice to thicken to your liking

Add ingredients individually into blender and puree until desired consistency.  Pour into your favorite bowl.  Easy enough, right?   Now time for toppings!

Add granola to both smoothie bowls.

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Bananas make the PERFECT topping to any smoothie bowl.

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Make your food beautiful!

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Enjoy!

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Dairy-free Pumpkin Pudding

October 25, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Fall is always a great time to stay indoors and try out a new recipe. With Thanksgiving only a month away, whip up some Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pudding for an easy and healthy holiday dessert.

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Ingredients:

1 can full-fat coconut milk
3 teaspoons gelatin
1 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

1) Pour half of the coconut milk in small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Allow it to bloom (or soak up the liquid) for 5 minutes.

2) Whisk together the remaining coconut milk, pumpkin puree, honey, and pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

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3) Pour in the gelatin and whisk until completely dissolved. Do not let it boil. Pour mixture into a large heatproof bowl and press a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the liquid. This will prevent a gelatin ‘skin’ from forming on top.

4) Place it in the refrigerator for 6 hours or until set. The pudding will be almost solid when chilled. Remove the plastic wrap and use hand beaters or a stand mixer to beat for 3 to 5 minutes on high, until smooth and creamy.

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Serve with gingersnap cookies or you can use it as a pie filling!

(Yumminess via Against All Grain)

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Tropical Sunset Smoothie

September 24, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Fruit smoothies are a sweet and simple way to get your daily intake of healthy awesomeness. Change up your morning breakfast routine with our layered Tropical Sunset Smoothie. It almost looks too good to eat…almost.

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Ingredients:
Makes 2 servings
1 cup Frozen Strawberries
1 cup Frozen Mango
1 Large Frozen Banana
1 cup Water / Coconut Milk / Almond Milk < Choose whatever liquid you want!

Directions:
1) Blend 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of frozen mango and 3/4 cup of liquid in a blender. This is the first layer of your smoothie, so it needs to be thick in order for the layers to build properly. Add more frozen mango if you need to thicken the mixture. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into 2 glasses.

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2) Add in a 4-6 frozen strawberries and a splash of liquid so the mixture isn’t as thick as the first layer. Blend and pour the mixture into the glasses leaving enough for the last layer.

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3) Lastly, add the rest of the frozen strawberries and some more liquid then whirl into a smooth, thin consistency (not as thick as the 2nd layer). Carefully top off your glasses with the remainder of the mixture.

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4) Drink in layers for a fun variation on your favorite healthy drink!

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Aloha Energy Bites

September 18, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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What better way to celebrate Aloha Friday than with these yummy Aloha Energy Bites? Packed with the sweetness of pineapple, creaminess of coconut and crunch of macadamia nuts, these healthy snacks will have you hula dancing into the weekend!

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Ingredients:
Makes approximately 12 – 15 bites
1 cup shredded coconut (divided)
¾ cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
½ cup chopped dried pineapple (We used unsweetened to control the amount of sugar)
2 Tbsp water
1 serving vanilla protein powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp honey (We didn’t add any, but feel free to add some extra sweetness!)

Directions:

1) Combine ¾ cup of coconut and macadamia nuts into a medium bowl.

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2) Combine the dried pineapple and water into a small microwave safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Remove and allow to cool enough to handle.

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3) Add the reconstituted pineapple to a food processor and pulse into a paste.

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4) Add the pineapple paste to the coconut and macadamia nuts along with the protein powder, vanilla and honey. Mix to combine. The consistency should be sticky and form a ball.

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5) Roll 1 inch balls of this mixture and then coat with the remaining ¼ cup of coconut. Place in the refrigerator to set for a few minutes. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Strawberry Coconut Chia Popsicles

September 9, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Who knew popsicles could be good for you? Hold onto what’s left of summer with these super easy and protein-packed pops.

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Ingredients:

Makes 10 servings
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
4 tablespoons organic chia seeds (We Love Mamma Chia!)
1½ cups diced strawberries
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons honey (more or less depending on taste)

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Directions:

1) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with a spout (makes pouring easier).

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2) Stir until the chia seeds are evenly spread throughout mixture.

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3) Refrigerate for 4 hours or until the chia seeds begin to expand.
4) Pour the mixture into popsicle molds (or plastic cups with a popsicle stick inserted in the middle) and freeze overnight.

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5) Enjoy a healthy sweet treat whenever you need a cool dose of summer!

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Summer Fruit Water

August 19, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Stay hydrated in those sizzling summer heat waves with our refreshingly simple fruit-infused water.

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Ingredients:
Watermelon, diced into chunks
Mint
Water or Soda Water
Ice
Portable Drinking Container (We love this leakproof Made by Fressko flask, which comes with a handy infuser, perfect for fruit or tea.)

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Directions:
Add the cut up watermelon, mint leaves and ice to your portable drinking container. Fill with water. Easy peasy. Now, drink up buttercup and go seize the day!

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Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water

1) Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!

2) Promotes Weight Loss – Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!

3) Flushes Out Toxins – Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).

4) Improves Skin Complexion – Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!

5) Maintains Regularity – Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.

6) Boosts Immune System – A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.

7) Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.

8) Prevents Cramps & Sprains – Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.

9) Puts You in a Good Mood – When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!

10) Save Money! – Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!

(via Mind Body Green)

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Did you know? Watermelon is a fruit AND a vegetable. It’s also 91% water, so it’s super hydrating and good for you. Chill slices in the fridge for a cool summer treat!

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5 Morning Surf Stretches

July 15, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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There’s nothing better than pairing your morning coffee with some morning waves. Before you head into the water, take a few minutes to stretch it out and prepare your body to hang 10 with these 5 morning surf stretches! Hold each stretch for 5-10 seconds and do as many rounds as you like.

1) Upward Dog

Get into a plank position with your hands in line with your shoulders and core tight. Lower your knees to the ground then your chest, while keeping your elbows tucked into your sides. Slowly lift your chest upwards. Don’t forget to spread your fingers wide and smile!

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2) Criss Cross

Sit with your legs straight in front of you. Cross your right leg over the left then touch your left elbow to the outside of your right knee. Remember to use your right arm to push into a position where your back is straight. Breathe into the twist and feel your core start to warm up! Switch legs.

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3) Shoulder Stretch

Stand tall and bring your right arm behind your head. Grab your right elbow with your left hand and slightly pull towards your head while your right arm pushes downward towards the floor. Switch. Feels good right?

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4) Heart Opener

You’re going to be doing a lot of paddling, so it’s important to stretch out your chest prior to. Interlock both hands behind your head then slowly push your chest out and shoulders back. Take a few deep breathes in this pose and feel awesome!

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5) Touch Your Toes

Stand with your legs wide and bend forward while keeping your back and legs as straight as possible. Touch your right arm to the outside of your left foot. If you’re more advanced, you can raise your left arm to the sky in line with your right arm to really open your chest and stretch out your core (pretend there’s a long stick behind your head going from your right hand to your left).

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Time to surf!

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Thanks to the beautiful Valerie Boileau (@valboileau) and Barefoot Surf Travel for the photos and unforgettable surf trip in Nicaragua.

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Why You Should Drink More Green Tea

May 28, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Who knew your morning cup of tea could be so good for you? Calming your nerves, burning fat and giving you that extra boost of brain power are just a few proven benefits. Here’s why you should drink more green tea:

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  • It’s an excellent source of antioxidants
  • It burns fat, speeds up your metabolism and allows you to exercise for longer
  • It reduces stress and boosts brain power
  • It reduces high blood pressure
  • It helps protect your liver
  • It helps prevent tooth decay, strengthens tooth enamel and cures bad breathe
  • It helps preserve and build bones
  • It aids in digestion and keeps your tummy feeling happy
  • It clears up your skin
  • It boosts your immunity against illness
  • It rehydrates better than water

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Ways to get more green tea into your day:

  • Cold brew a big pitcher of green tea by placing 5 bags in a large glass pitcher of water and leave overnight on your counter
  • Add a squeeze of lemon and a drop of honey for a different taste
  • Replace the water or milk in your morning smoothie with green tea

Mint Ice Cubes

  • Make green tea ice cubes by pouring brewed tea and mint leaves into ice cube trays. Freeze overnight then use in your morning lemon water

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  • Make it a latte! Add some warm frothy milk, a teaspoon of coconut sugar and a splash of vanilla extract to your cup of green tea to make it a creamy treat
  • Instead of plain water, add green tea to your morning oatmeal

Header Photo:
Taylor Dane
www.taylordanephotography.com
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Healthy ‘Summer Splash’ Juice

May 23, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Staying hydrated never tasted so yummy! Blend up our 3-ingredient ‘Summer Splash’ Juice for an instant hit of refreshing tropical sunshine. Here’s how:

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Ingredients:
3 C Watermelon
1 C Pineapple
1/4 C Cucumber
Coconut Water (optional)

Directions:
1) Peel and chop everything so it can fit into your blender.

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2) Drop in the watermelon first, then pineapple and cucumber last.

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3) Whiz up everything until juicy smooth. Add a splash of coconut water to get the mixture going if necessary. If you’re blender comes with tamper (like Vitamix), use that to push down the ingredients while the blender is on. Don’t attempt this with just any regular spoon!

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4) Now go outside, walk barefoot through the green grass and sip on your Summer Splash under the sunshine!

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How to Make the Best Acai Bowl

May 11, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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After a day of sun, salt and sand, whip up the perfect post-surf snack: a healthy and delicious acai bowl. We let Haleiwa Bowls show us how to make the BEST acai bowl on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and maybe even the world!

Ingredients:
2 C Total of Frozen Blueberries, Strawberries & Bananas (equal parts of each)
Sambazon Pure Acai Smoothie Pack
Splash of Milk (We love coconut or rice milk!)
Your Toppings of Choice:
Granola, Bee Pollen, Honey, Chia Seeds or Diced Fruit. Get creative!

Directions:
1) Combine the frozen fruit and Sambazon Acai in your blender. You may need to add a splash of milk to get everything moving. Turn your blender on and take breaks in between blending to stir the frozen mixture.

2) Scoop the yumminess into a bowl. Top with the granola first.

3) Then add some fresh fruit, bee pollen and finish off with a drizzle of honey.



4) Grab a spoon and enjoy on your lanai while the ocean breeze keeps you company!

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6 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toast Ideas

April 30, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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“Top” of the morning to ya! Toast up some morning perfection with these 6 quick and easy energy-boosting breakfast toast ideas.

This is the one and only instruction: Drop 2 pieces of your favorite bread (we used gluten-free bagels) into your toaster, then simply top with the following flavor combinations:

1) Avocado + Tomato + Goat Cheese
2) Coconut Peanut Butter + Banana  + Almonds + Hemp Hearts
3) Herb Cream Cheese + Cucumber + Mixed Baby Lettuce
4) Pineapple Jam + Strawberry + Toasted Coconut
5) Coconut Butter + Raspberry Jam + Mango + Chia Seeds
6) Hummus + Sliced Red Peppers + Green Onions + Sesame Seeds






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