Articles & Recipes

"Horchata" Chia Pudding

Ashley Sperber - Friday, June 30, 2017
"Horchata" Chia Pudding

Yes, when I say chia seed, I mean the ones that we used to spread on ceramic figures and add water to watch them grow.  Chia seeds were actually for consumption thousands of years before they were ever made into a "pet".  They are surprisingly packed with fiber, protein, omega 3's and antioxidants, not mention tons of vitamins and minerals.  They are amazingly unique because they can hold over 4x it's size in moisture, which is what makes them an excellent resource for weight management-- essentially they keep us fuller, longer! ..

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Summer Detox Quinoa Salad

Ashley Sperber - Friday, June 23, 2017
Summer Detox Quinoa Salad

Summer is officially here, and that means we have to eat like it.  We habitually eat heavier foods in the winter to accumulate some needed fat as insulation.  In the summer months, that insulation can be quite uncomfortable and unnecessary, so leaner foods are preferred.  In general, the heat should inhibit our hunger and invoke the craving of more revitalizing, nutrient dense foods.  Seasonal fruits and veggies are at the top of that list! ..

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Chipotle Green Bean Fries with Vegan Ranch

Ashley Sperber - Friday, June 16, 2017
Chipotle Green Bean Fries with Vegan Ranch

French fries are great, but not for you.  Being an avid french fry-aholic myself, I can empathize with anyone that's had to sacrifice their affinity for crispy, salty, greasy goodness for the betterment of their health.... hence the creation of veggie fries.  Yes, potatoes are technically a veggie, but they are loaded with starch, and their nutrient complex is volatile, meaning it's sensitive to heat.  When we fry potatoes, they lose most redeeming nutritional qualities.  French fries are exceedingly bad for us because they are also fried in canola or soybean oil, which are the cheapest oils available to restaurants.  Canola oil is made from corn. About 95% of corn harvested in the U.S. is genetically modified, whereas, soy is 99% genetically modified.  Furthermore, frying at high temperatures causes the food to oxidize, making it carcinogenic.  I know, it's depressing. ..

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Protein Truffles

Ashley Sperber - Friday, June 09, 2017
Nut Free Energy Bites

Full disclosure: this is hardly my creation, however, it is certainly my interpretation of it.  Energy bites/bars have been saving humans from hanger induced outbursts for some time now, thankfully.  It was inevitable that I would produce and share my own derivative, which also happens to be a superior sweet tooth supplement. ..

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Buddha Bowl (Vegan)

Ashley Sperber - Friday, June 02, 2017
Buddha Bowl (Vegan)

I'm fairly certain that "Buddha Bowls" are just a generic interpretation of a healthy "anything goes" dish.  I've seen them pop up all over NYC with varying bases, such as: quinoa, brown rice and mixed greens.  Buddha bowls are intended to be a convenient, easy, nutrient dense meal option for almost any time of the day.  Most items intended for the bowl are vegetable based, but meats and dairy can also find their way in.   Since I feel enough of my client base and audience consumes quite enough of those items on their own, I am providing a completely vegan option, to showcase how delicious meals can be without either of those food groups.   ..

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