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Quinoa Avocado Spinach Bowl

Quinoa Avocado Spinach Bowl Guest post by Krista Fleury

Salad Ingredients: 1 cup of dry quinoa 2 medium avocados 3oz cherry tomatoes 1/2 of a red onion
For the dressing: 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic (minced) 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1/8 tsp of sea salt                                                                      1/8 tsp of black pepper
Directions:  -Cook the quinoa according to packaged directions -While the quinoa is cooking, make the dressing by whisking all ingredients in a small bowl -Chop the spinach, avocados, tomatoes and onions and set aside -When the quinoa is finished cooking, add it to a large bowl.  Then throw in the spinach, avocados, tomatoes and onion -Toss all ingredients together along with the dressing
Quinoa:  High in iron, calcium, and magnesium and is an excellent substitute for those on a gluten free diet.  Also, quinoa is high in protein and fiber and assists metabolism.  This food is also beneficial towards migraines, gallstones, bone health,…

Coconut and Honey Sweetened Truffles

Coconut and Honey Sweetened Truffles Guest post by Krista Fleury 1/2 cup of honey 1/2 peanut butter 1/4 cup of coconut oil 4 tbsp of cocoa powder 1/2 cup of shredded coconut 3/4 cup of uncooked oats 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract Shredded coconut for coating
Directions:  Mix the honey, peanut butter, coconut oil, and coca powder together in a saucepan until all ingredients are melted together. Then remove pan from heat and mix in the shredded coconut, oats, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Let the mixture chill for 20 to 30 minutes in the refrigerator or until it firms up.  Then shape the chilled mixture into balls and roll in the shredded coconut.  Store in the fridge.
Honey: A natural sweetener that plays a role in reducing inflammation, regulating blood sugar levels, aids in weight loss and is effective in removing free radicals from the body. Peanut Butter: A protein and fiber rich healthy fat that acts as an energy booster and aids in weight loss by making one feel full for a longe…