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Produce Pick: All About Kiwifruit – The history, nutrition facts, and ways to include it in your diet

In this episode of Authentic Self Wellness Radio, we are talking all about kiwifruit! From the history of this fruit to the nutritional benefits it offers your body, get inspired to incorporate this delicious green fruit into your daily diet!

The Benefits of Kiwifruit

All About Tea: The history, the varieties, and the benefits – Podcast, Episode 2

In this episode of Authentic Self Wellness Radio, you will learn all about tea! Discover the history of tea, how it is made, the health benefits, and more! This Podcast is similar to my recent Time for Tea workshop that was held here in Portland, Oregon. If you were not able to attend, you can know hear all that I talked about during this event. Enjoy!

Authentic Self WellnessRadio (1)

Facebook GIVEAWAY: Win a Tub of Better Bean Company Beans!

Hi friends! Today I am giving away five more tubs of the delicious Better Bean Company beans. These beans are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO Project Verified. They are also made in Oregon with beans grown in the Pacific Northwest! To enter, head on over to my Facebook page and look for the giveaway post. I will randomly select the five winners and announce them later today. Good luck!

Better Bean Co

The Amazing Health Benefits of Radishes

I love radishes! I will eat them plain, right out of the garden or dipped in a little bit of hummus. They are great in salads and loaded with nutrients to help you look and feel your best. Are you a fan of radishes?


Recipe: Homemade Raw Cacao Almond Butter

Raw Cacao Almond Butter

Apples dipped in almond butter are probably one of my favorite snacks of all time! I also love to add almond butter to my morning oatmeal. It’s delicious! The problem is that raw almond butter in grocery stores can be a bit expensive. That’s why I wanted to share this recipe with you! Not only is this fun and easy to make, it’s a great way to save money! It tastes super yummy and is loaded with nutrients to help you look and feel your best. The beauty of making it yourself is that you can easily adjust the ingredients to make it taste how you like it. Sometimes I add more cacao powder and sometimes I will double up on the cinnamon. If you are vegan, swap out the honey for maple syrup. Enjoy!

Homemade Raw Almond Butter

  • 2 cups raw, unsalted almonds (you can find these at the bulk bin of most natural health food stores)
  • About 1 Tbsp raw, cold-pressed coconut oil (melted but not hot)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Using your food processor or high-speed blender, process the almonds until they are in tiny bits. This can take up to four minutes depending on your equipment. Once the almonds are processed add the other ingredients and process until smooth. Store the almond butter in a small mason jar with a tight lid. Spread it on toast, fruit, celery, or even add it to smoothies!

Authentic Product Pick: Natural Nectar Products

Natural Nectar Products

Black truffles. Saffron. Porcini. If you are a foodie like me, just the thought of these ingredients will make you salivate. But what happens if you are trying to eat a clean diet, full of healthy foods? What if you are on a budget and can’t afford such fancy ingredients? You try to make the best product selections at the grocery store but you find that healthy food alternatives are bland, dry, and stale tasting. Should you have to sacrifice taste and flavor for your health? Not any more! Thanks to the delicious products from Natural Nectar, foodies can now enjoy the rich bounty of European flavors while sticking to an authentically nourishing diet.

Natural Nectar has a growing line of natural food products that are sustainably, consciously, and ecologically produced. They harvest wholesome ingredients right from Mother Earth and bring them to your family in the form of delicious chips, seasonings, spreads, and more. Natural Nectar has a strong commitment to provide their customers with natural foods made with premium ingredients sourced from Europe. In fact, the owner of their company travels the world in search for ingredients to use in his recipes! That’s because he believes Europe has the best production quality and offers a competitive advantage in taste. Europe has also banned GMOs which means the Natural Nectar products are free from genetically modified organisms. Best of all? Natural Nectar pledges to utilize ecological packaging solutions to support their dedication of reducing the carbon footprint on this planet.

I recently had the pleasure of trying out a variety of their amazing products. As an avid salad eater, I was happy to learn that Natural Nectar offers delicious gluten-free croutons in a variety of flavors! I added the Garlic and Parsley Croutons to a Cesar salad and it was delicious! Made with 50 percent legumes and garbanzo beans, these croutons are filled with fiber and packed with protein. They are also free from nuts, oil and dairy, which makes them the perfect addition to a vegan diet. I also enjoyed the Natural Nectar gluten-free Cracklebread! This unique, gourmet flatbread pairs wonderfully with hummus, cheese, and spreads. It has a delicate crunch but is full of flavor. The Natural Nectar Cracklebread is fat free and low in calories, making it a great snack to enjoy on a daily basis. Be sure to try the Sundried Tomato and Oregano Cracklebread….your taste buds will dance and sing!

Do you get the munchies? Ditch the conventional potato chips for the amazing Natural Nectar Oh La La Potato Chips! All it takes is one bite and you will be hooked. I am obsessed with their Black Truffle and Olive Oil chips. The truffle flavor isn’t overwhelming and it pairs nicely with the earthy flavor of the olive oil. I also loved the Porcini Rosemary and Olive Oil chips. I actually crumbled these chips up and added it to the top of a grilled salmon filet. These chips are bursting with flavor that compliments a variety of fish dishes. They are also great on their own! The Oh La La Potato Chips are made with premium potatoes and are free from trans fat. This makes them a great snack alternative to the conventional potato chips that are laced with artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives.

Last but not least, lets talk about the Natural Nectar Gluten-Free Rice Sticks. If you get the occasional sweet-tooth, you must keep a box of these in your house at all times! Not only are they full of rich cocoa flavor, they have a delightful crunch which makes them fun to eat! These tasty treats only have 58 calories per stick, are all natural, gluten-free, low in sodium and individually wrapped for on-the-go convenience! They would make a great snack to give your kids, especially for picky-eaters who aren’t to keen on healthy snack alternatives.

Learn more about Natural Nectar and their wide range of products by visiting their website at www.naturalnectar.com. I also recommend that you check them out on Facebook and like their page. It’s time to give your healthy diet the burst of flavor you deserve!