Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Bars

The combination of zesty lemon and sweet blueberry make these bars taste decadent, yet they’re still light enough for the perfect summer treat.  Bonus: They’re both gluten- and dairy-free.  Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, so it’s good to work them into your diet any way you can.

Ingredients:

3 1/2 Packed Cups of Blanched Almond Flour (or another nut or seed flour)

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder

1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

2 Tablespoons of SoL Sunflower Beverage (Original or Unsweetened)

2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice

Lemon Zest (from 1 small lemon)

1 Cup of Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

Directions:

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Recipe: SoL Energizing Shake

This is a great smoothie to give you that burst of energy that’s sometimes lacking in the morning. It’s a great source of potassium and vitamin E—a surefire way to kickstart your day!

Ingredients:

2 cups SoL Sunflower Beverage, vanilla flavor

2 large frozen bananas

2 Tbsp sun paste/sun butter

1/2 cup ice

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Garnish: roasted sunflower seeds

Serves 2

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a high power blender. Blend on high until smooth and thick.

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Recipe: Peaches & Cream Smoothie

If you’re a fan of peaches, you’ll love this wonderfully creamy, smooth treat! Peaches boast an impressive amount of nutrients—they contain over 10 vitamins & minerals! This sweet summer fruit is the perfect addition to a smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 fresh ripe peach
1 1/2 cups SoL Sunflower Beverage, vanilla flavor
1 cup frozen papaya
1/2 cup frozen peaches

1/4 cup peach soy yogurt
1/2 cup coconut water ice cubes
1 frozen or fresh banana
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp agave syrup

Directions:

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It’s Not a Mystery – It’s a Bean!

After years of conflicting reports and controversial claims being made about soybeans, it’s time to sift through the information and find out the truth. Many dieticians and consumers alike have experienced confusion over the mass amount of misinformation on the health effects of soy. Today’s Dietician, the magazine for nutrition professionals, recently took a look at the latest research to help clear up some issues about this plan protein and separate the true facts from weak claims that have been made without any real proof or logic.

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