Wondering what makes coconut a superfood? As Megan Roosevelt, Registered Dietitian, Founder of HealthyGroceryGirl.com, and author of “Superfoods for Life, Coconut” explains, coconuts are extremely nutrient-dense and are high in Lauric Acid, a nutrient that helps boost the immune system, and is also anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Read on to learn more from Megan about what makes your favorite coconut products great, and suggestions on how to incorporate this superfood into your diet.
There’s nothing quite like a refreshing bowl of ice cream in the summer – but we’ll pass on the added fat, calories and sugar. Try one of these healthy frozen treat recipes that won’t expand your waistline.
Vegan Creamy Chocolate-Avocado Ice Cream // Jessica in the Kitchen
With healthy fats from avocado and coconut milk, this vegan-friendly ice cream can be made with or without an ice cream maker.
Looking to mix up your green juice and smoothies? As Dreena Burton explains, there are benefits to both green juice and smoothies, depending on what you’re looking for. She says that smoothies still contain all the fiber, making them filling and giving you the benefits of consuming the whole fruit and vegetables. On the other hand, juicing removes all the fiber, which mean they are absorbed more quickly, meaning you can include more veggies and give your digestive system a bit of a break. Check out Dreena’s top picks for ingredients to add to your green juices and smoothies!