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This free radical fighting smoothie is deliciously nutritious, and makes for an awesome power breakfast in a flash!

Cherry-Berry Vitality Smoothie

Ingredients

2 cups ice

1 cup frozen cherries

1 banana

1/3 cup Navitas Naturals Cashews

1 TBSP Navitas Naturals Goji Berries

3 TBSP Navitas Naturals Antioxidant Powder

2 cups fresh spinach (rinsed)

1 TBSP vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups water

Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar (optional, to taste)

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Navitas Naturals.*

 

Mom” was recently introduced to Linwoods Superfoods, which offer a variety of nutritionally dense combinations of ground flaxseed with ground berries, nuts, or seeds to help you supplement your diet for a range of health benefits!

Linwoods Superfoods are delicately ground and blended to protect the essential fatty acids and allow for easy absorption of the nutrients. It’s easy to add any of the blends to your diet throughout the day – add to oatmeal, granola, cereal, muffin or bread mixes, smoothies, salads, and even pasta or rice dishes! Due to the very fine grind, you cannot taste the superfoods in your food at all! “Mom” prefers to add the Flaxseed & Goji Berries superfoods blend to her morning Peanut Butter & Jelly smoothie!

Another delicious idea for breakfast that incorporates the Flaxseed & Goji Berries blend is Linwoods’ recipe for Buckwheat and Flaxseed Berry Crepes!

Buckwheat and Flaxseed Berry Crepes

Ingredients

1oz Linwoods Ground Flaxseed Cocoa & Berries

1/2 cup Buckwheat Four

1/4 cup Cane Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

1 1/4 cup Milk (“Mom” prefers organic or almond milk)

2 Eggs

2 tbsp Melted Butter Vegetable Oil for frying

2 Cups Fresh Strawberries

1 Cup fresh Blueberries

1 Cup Sour Cream (“Mom” prefers organic)

Preparation

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the buckwheat flour, Linwoods Flaxseed, Cocoa and Berries mix, sugar and salt. Whisk in the milk and add the eggs. Add the melted butter and whisk until fully incorporated.

2. Heat a lightly greased frying pan over a medium heat. Ladle or pour a little batter (depending on your frying pan size, just enough so it will thinly coat your pan) into the pan and tilt and rotate the pan until the batter coats the bottom evenly. Cook over medium-high heat until the edges start to brown. Flip the crepe and cook the second side for a few more seconds.

3. Remove the cooked crepe from the pan and place it on a plate. Fold each crepe into quarters and fill with sour cream and fresh berries.

Serves 4.

Linwoods Superfoods offers nine unique blends, including Ground Flaxseed, Cocoa, Strawberries & Blueberries, Ground Flaxseed Sunflower Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds and Goji Berries, and Ground Flaxseed, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Almonds & Q10. To learn more about the health benefits of superfoods or to locate a retailer near you, visit www.linwoodshealthfoods.com.

*Company geneorously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Navitas Naturals offers antioxidants at their best, in nutrient-rich organic superfoods in powder form, seeds, or berries. For an easy addition to foods that provides you with optimal health benefits, Navitas Naturals is an excellent choice. The newest addition to their line? Navitas Naturals Organic Freeze-Dried Maqui Berry Powder!

Why Maqui Berry Powder? The latest powerhouse to emerge from the rainforests of South America, maqui leaves and fruits have been used in traditional native herbal medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments. ORAC assessments of the maqui berry by the most reputable ORAC labs have indicated that it contains more antioxidants than any other berry! In addition, Maqui also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can benefit people affected by arthritis and other inflammation ailments.

Navitas Naturals Maqui Berry Powder is freeze-dried, raw, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic. This Patagonian Superfruit also boasts Vitamin C and dietary fiber, as well! To learn more about its’ benefits, visit NavitasNaturals.com.

Mom” made a quick salad using one of Navitas Naturals’ recipes sent along with the Goji Berries and Maqui Powder. Simple and easy to whip up, this unique salad is brimming with antioxidant power!

Goji Greens

Ingredients

1 pound mixed greens and/or spinach

½ cup Navitas Naturals Goji Berries

1 apple

1 cup walnuts

½ cup goat or bleu cheese

Preparation

Thinly slice the apple and add all ingredients together. Works well with an oil and balsamic vinegar or creamy dressing. You can use Navitas Naturals cashews in place of the walnuts.

Additional recipes can be found here: www.navitasnaturals.com/recipes.

About Navitas Naturals

Nutrient-rich whole foods are at their best when they are produced via organic agriculture and minimal processing methods. That is why all Navitas Naturals products are certified organic, and use methods such as freeze-drying to ensure maximum nutrition. Food safety is very important to Navitas Naturals, which is demonstrated by the rigorous third-party testing of their superfoods. Since 2003, Navitas Naturals has been committed to socially responsible business. Their direct purchasing partnerships create and expand fair trade opportunities for farming communities in developing regions around the world. In addition to maqui, Navitas Naturals offers a vast selection of organic superfoods such as raw cacao, hemp seeds, acai, maca, camu, pomegranate, chia seeds, and goji berries.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Tiny little-bitty bites of YUM – these heavenly cookies are absolutely divine! Goji Gourmet has created bite-size, delectable cookies to tempt your taste buds, all while packing an antioxidant punch! Goji Gourmet offers 5 unique flavors, including Goji Almond Oat, Goji Cherry Cacao, Goji Chocolate Chip, Goji Ginger Walnut, and Goji Orange MintChip. “Mom’s” favorite? The Goji Chocolate Chip! There is something for everyone, and these small, healthy nibbles are perfect for tucking in lunch boxes, backpacks, gym bags, and more.

What makes Goji Gourmet cookies stand out on the shelf? Besides being super-soft and chewy, these all-natural, low-calorie cookies contain no preservatives or refined sugar, are high in antioxidants and are infused with Superfoods. Plus, they are made with mostly organic ingedients. This is one cookie that you an actually feel good about eating!

To learn more about the benefits of the Goji Berry, to locate a retailer near you, or to order the cookies online, please visit www.gojigourmet.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

The cereal lover or health nut on your gift list will relish in creating their very own custom cereal from me & goji this season! Hands down, this is one cool gift – you may be tempted to make your own cereal, as well! With over 60+ organic and all-natural ingredients to choose from, creating just one cereal will prove challenging – plus, you can name your own cereal and upload a photo onto the cereal capsule! Talk about custom-made!

Mom” created her own Tiny Green Mom’s Coco-Nutty Granola – and oh my! What a delicious mix of ingredients that included the artisanal cereal base, two helpings of granola, raisins, coconut, dried apple, acai powder, and ground nutmeg. The process is super simple! Choose your cereal base, enhance the cereal base, add dried fruits, add nuts & seeds, customize your label and order – voila! You have your very own organic, all-natural cereal made exactly the way that YOU want it!

For the holidays, me & goji is offering a gluten-free and super yummy Holiday Mix! In addition, they also offer custom corporate gifts, e-gift certificates for a friend, family member or loved one to design their own cereal, and subscriptions to their cereal club. me & goji makes an excellent gift of health and just plain fun for anyone this season! To ensure delivery by Christmas, orders must be placed by December 15th, 2010.

To learn more about me & goji, or to design your very own cereal, visit www.meandgoji.com.

*Company geneorously provided images and samples for this review.*

Move over orange juice! The superfruits are here to liven up your morning! Genesis Today is bringing health to the masses by offering their Superfruit juices at Walmart and Sam’s Club, which are available in 3 antioxidant-rich flavors: Acai Berry, Cranberry Goji, and Pomegranate & Berries with Resveratrol. “Mom’s” favorite? The Cranberry Goji! It is cranberry juice with an added health boost!

“There is a shift in tide currently under way in the beverage market. This new beverage trend is all about the ‘halo of health’ around beverages with purpose – juices created with more antioxidants and vitamins than ever before and made with unique fruits and natural compounds like Acai, Goji berry and Resveratrol,” according to Dr. Lindsey Duncan, Founder & CEO of Genesis Today.

Dr. Lindsey Duncan is a Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Nutritionist, who has been a trusted leader in the natural health products industry since 1983. After leading a successful nutrition practice in Santa Monica and logging over 40,000 hours of clinical experience, Dr. Lindsey wanted to do more. Dr. Lindsey has brought the superior, customized nutrition he had given his celebrity clients to everyone in America because he believes that no matter what your financial situation or your exercise routine, you deserve to be healthier, now.

In addition to the juices, Genesis Today also offers a variety of healthy snacks such as Dark Chocolate Cacao Pudding (yes, there is such a thing as healthy pudding!) and Super Chews. Why wait for the New Year to start taking better care of yourself?

For more info on Genesis Today and Dr. Lindsey visit GenesisToday.com.

ENTER TODAY FOR A HEALTHIER TOMORROW!

Genesis Today will choose one lucky Grand Prize winner to receive the “Ask Dr. Lindsey – Prize Pack.” This will include a personal health consultation from Dr. Lindsey Duncan himself suited to your specific health and nutritional needs and will include a three (3) month supply of Genesis Today products – a $600 value. Second Place will receive a three (3) month supply of Genesis Today Superfruit juices, and 25 Runners up will receive a free bottle of Genesis Today Superfruit juices.

Enter now at: http://genesistoday.emgpromotions.com/.

*Company generously provided images, information, and samples for this article.*

Whole food nutrition at its’ best! In today’s busy world, achieving optimal health can be a challenge. Reserveage Organics Vibrance Multivitamin offers a wonderfully wholesome way to nourish both mind and body, and is currently the only organic Resveratrol-based multivitamin available. This unique formulation provides the benefits of a daily multivitamin with the added boost of resveratrol, the antioxidant found in red wine as well as the stems, skin, and seeds of grapes. For those seeking to add the many benefits of resveratrol without imbiding red wine or eating grapes by the truckload, the Vibrance Multivitamin is an excellent option!

For more information on the benefits of resveratrol, please click here.

In addition to resveratrol, this multivitamin provides the benefits of a variety of known superfruits, including acai, pomegranate, mangosteen, and the goji berry. The Vibrance Multivitamin contains a proprietary blend of green superfoods, such as kelp, alfalafa, spirulina, chlorella, and barley grass, and a Super Veggie Powder Blend, which would put Popeye’s diet of spinach for strength to shame! This one little multivitamin certainly packs a powerful punch!

For more information, or to order, please visit www.reserveage.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*