RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Berry & Banana Smoothie

This delicious, nutritious smoothie is from Kelly at SuperHealthyKids.com. “I love using frozen organic fruit,” says Kelly, “because it’s frozen at its peak freshness. It’s available year-round, is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season. And it’s great in smoothies!” The smoothie is made with three separate layers (photo #1),…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stop Apples, Bananas & Pears From Browning

What do these fruits have in common? Once sliced, they begin to discolor quickly. [1] Sliced apples (photo courtesy US Apple Association). [2] Sliced banana (photo courtesy Baby-Recipes.com). [3] Sliced pears (photo courtesy USA Pears). [4] Squeezing citrus juice on cut fruit is just one of 6 techniques (photo courtesy Texasweet).   Now that we’re…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Uses For Bananas & Banana “Ice Cream” Recipe

We didn’t buy quite this many, but it sure seemed like it! Photo by Alessandro Paiva | SXC.   We were overly enthusiastic when we purchased a very large bunch of bananas at an excellent price. But of course, it’s no bargain if half of them spoil. There were far more bananas than we could…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Chef’s Tricks To Change Up Your Foods (Part 1)

Slice, caramelize and add to salads. Photo courtesy Microplane.   Chef Johnny Gnall shares this inspiration for cooking. He calls it “Going Against The Grain: Raw Foods You Should Try Cooking And (Typically) Cooked Foods You Should Try Raw.” Johnny chose 10 common ingredients and switched them from their typical use to “the other side.”…
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