Peanut Butter Banana Date Nice Cream Bowl


I was craving something sweet…sometimes nothing will do, but a big bowl of peanut butter and chocolate! My solution –> a smoothie bowl made with bananas and dates drizzled with organic chocolate and peanut butter and topped with caramelized coconut bananas, brown butter chocolate squares, berries, mint, buckinis, cacao nibs and everything you dream about. 
Ingredients:
Nice Cream:
2 frozen bananas
3 soft pitted dates
1 tbsp. organic peanut butter
1/4 cup water
Chocolate Drizzle:
2 squares of chocolate (I used this amazing Brown Butter Organic Chocolate) You can also opt for one of Altereco’s vegan chocolates.
1 tsp. coconut oil
 
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
1 tsp. organic peanut butter
1/2 tsp. coconut oil
 
Caramelized Coconut Sugar Bananas:
6 banana coins
1 tbsp. coconut sugar
1 tbsp. coconut oil
Extra Toppings:
5 berries
3 sprigs of mint
1 tbsp. buckinis (sprouted buckwheat groats)
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
Directions:
Nice Cream:
Blend frozen bananas, dates, peanut butter and water together. set in the freezer until ready to serve.
 
Chocolate Drizzle:
In a small cup melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until liquified.
 
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
In a small cup melt peanut butter and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until liquified.
 
Caramelized Coconut Sugar Bananas:
Dip each side of the banana coin in coconut sugar and place in a hot pan with 1 tbsp. hot coconut oil. Fry on each side until a crispy shell is formed. *I like to flip them with chopsticks…it’s easier than a spatula.
 
Assembling:
Take the nice cream out of the freezer and pour/spoon into a bowl. Drizzle chocolate and peanut butter sauces (if you want to make it look pretty swirl them with a toothpick, move quickly because both or these sauces will harden in 10 seconds or so). Place caramelized banana’s on top, followed by berries, mint, buckinis and cacao nibs. And there you have it!
Peanut Butter Banana Date Nice Cream Bowl

Market Finds & Joie de Vivre

So I’ve been writing joie de vivre posts for a long time…highlighting things, places, activities or moments that make my heart zing. There are lot of simple joys throughout the week, but one that I particularly look forward to is fruit shopping on the weekends. There is a large population of expatriate Vietnamese families in Westminster known as Little Saigon (a 30 minute drive away from where we live) and it’s become one of my favorite places to explore! I really have a blast shopping in the markets and trying different restaurants with Dan and our friends. There are so many awesome goodies to discover. Mangosteen, passion fruit, durian, cherimoya, starfruit, sugarcane, pho and banh xeo! Here are some of my favorite fruit finds from Trai Cay Ngon.

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Vegan Chocolate Nut Butter Caramel Cups Sprinkled with Sea Salt


I’m not a vegan (as you can see from many of my other recipes), but lately I’ve have been experimenting with healthier options. I think I nailed this one! I wouldn’t feel right keeping this to myself so I had to should share it with you guys! It will improve your life…or at least put a satisfied smile on your face. I even like these better than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Whaaaaat!? It’s true. They are super easy to make and taste amazing + you’ll feel less guilty indulging in these little treats because they are all natural with no preservative. Without further ado, I give you Vegan Chocolate Nut Butter Caramel Cups With Sea Salt.

Makes about 8 (2 inches round 1 inch thick each)

Ingredients:

Chocolate shell:
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
2 tsp. coconut oil

Nut butter caramel:
2 tbsp. nut butter (any kind will do…I like peanut)
8 soft pitted dates
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. water
pinch of sea salt

 
Directions:
-Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwavable cup for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir to incorporate the oil into the chocolate. You’ll want the consistency of the chocolate to pour off your spoon in a thick stream (not too runny or it won’t set up)

-Spoon a bit of the chocolate into your mini nonstick muffin cups, just enough to cover the bottom of each cup. Then place the tin in the freezer. Any leftover chocolate can be set aside and used later.

-Now start the nut butter caramel! Place the nut butter (cashew, almond, peanut or whatever you like), soft pitted dates, coconut oil, water and sea salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until the the ingredients turn into a fine paste.

-Take the frozen chocolate tin out of the freezer and distribute the nut butter caramel evenly among the cups. Press the paste firmly into the mold to avoid any gaps between the layers. Make sure to pat the tops so they are level and flat.

-Reheat the leftover chocolate and pour it over the cups. Give the tin a few taps on the counter to level the chocolate. Sprinkle with a sea salt flakes.

-Place in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate has set. * To release the treats from the mini muffin tin, hold the bottom of the tin over a flame for 5 seconds on each cup. Take a thin knife and run it along the edge of each circle. They should pop right out. Serve at room temp

Vegan Chocolate Nut Butter Caramel Cups Sprinkled with Sea Salt


40 of My Favorite Beauty & Makeup Products

I find it fascinating and fun to learn about the beauty regimens of other women… I’m always on the look out for quality/affordable products that ladies swear by. So I thought it would be fun to share with you everything I use from lipsticks, face masks and makeup to quick fixes and my go-to products. Here’s the list in no particular order. Oh and please feel free to tell me about any products that you use too! I would love to know your fav’s and try them out!

Beauty Products I Love

 

 1. Arbonne Lip Polish in Hazel This stuff is amazing. It’s my everyday go-to for a little lip color. It’s the perfect lip shine without the sticky mess. Plant extracts and peptides leave lips feeling moisturized and smooth.

2. Burberry Lipstick Kisses in Union Red This is the lipstick I wear when I feel like getting fancy. It lasts long and looks velvety. I read somewhere that if you have blonde hair and fair skin, then a cool blue-hued red lipstick will look best on you. If you have darker skin with brown or black hair, red lipstick with warm orange-hues will suit you best.

3. Coconut Oil is so versatile. I use it for oil pulling — swish a spoonful in your mouth every morning for 3 minutes. Then spit it out (in the trash). It’s supposedly good for your gums + skin and helps keep your teeth pearly white. Follow up with brushing. My friend Dany swears by it, so I’ve adopted the practice this past year. So far so good. I also use coconut oil as a hair treatment once a month –> massage a tablespoon of coconut oil into your hair and let sit for 30 min. Wash out with shampoo. And lastly I use this oil as a body moisturizer for my arms, knees etc. basically anywhere I have dry skin. It smells so yummy!

4. Nubian Goats Milk and Chai with Rose Extract all natural and organic lotion. It’s the thickest lotion I’ve ever used…and it’s divine. I can’t wait to get more of it! The smell is out of this world fantastic – creamy, vanilla rose with woodsy spices. Awww I love this stuff. And the fact that it’s all natural makes me love it even more. Nubian has ton’s of different ones too, like Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver, Honey and Blackseed, Coconut & Papaya and Mango Butter etc. I want to buy all of them! It’s so luxurious and affordable, oh yeah!

5. 6. & 7. Lavender oil, Neroli oil (orange oil) and Peppermint oil. My BF Shan and I went to a day spa last year and they had these amazing herbal towels that they kept in a mini fridge. We would spend 20 min the Eucalyptus steam room and then come out and place a cool herbal towel on our face. Ooooh my lordy…this combo of lavender, neroli and peppermint is fabulous! First of all, it smells wonderful and secondly the cooling sensation from the peppermint oil is so relaxing. So I decided to bring my spa experience home…mix 1 cup of water with 1 drop lavender, 3 drops neroli and 1 drop peppermint. Soak a small face towel in the herbal water and then place in the fridge. After you take a hot shower, ring-out the herbal towel and place it on your face/neck and shoulders. Instant spa day!

8. Seche nail polish Hands down the best fast dry top-coat nail polish. Glossy, smooth and easy to paint.

9. Butter London Nail Lacquer Vernis – Tea with the Queen. A Great nail polish brand that is formulated without formaldehyde, toluene, DBP or parabens and it’s safe and gentle on your nails. This color is classic and goes with any outfit. I’m a neutral nail kind of gal 🙂 I usually stick to nude or pink colors…sometimes I’ll get crazy and do a dark red in the fall or winter.

10.Goody elastic hair tie  Clear ties for braids and up-dos.

11.Delorme Boar Bristle Brush So no…I don’t own the Mason Pearson Brush — in my dreams, right? But I did get one that is very similar while in Paris. The hub and I found Delorme, a beauty shop on Passage de l’Industrie during a morning walk. I was drooling over the English made Mason Pearson behind the counter and the girl working there pulled out a Delorme Boar Bristle Brush just like it. She said it was basically the same thing and much more reasonably priced. My brush and I have been inseparable ever since. Unfortunately it’s only sold in Paris or you’ll need to speak French and have a beautician’s code to access their online order form, so I found you a similar one here and here.

12.Tangle Teezer Hair Brush I keep this tiny hand brush in my purse. It does a good job + doubles as scalp massager. Mmmm yes.

13. Ojon Damage Reverse Resorative Hair Treatment So I’m not the biggest fan of how this product smells, but who cares because this treatment will work miracles on your hair. Every  time I use it, I’ll get compliments on how soft and shiny my hair looks. And plus you only have to smell it for 20 minutes while you let it work its magic and then you wash it out. So worth it! Soft, fluffy, shiny hair!

14. Dr Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap I first was introduced to this soap at the tender age of 10. My best friend and I would go to this far out hippie camp each summer and this soap was used in every bathroom. I originally bought it because the smell reminded me of fun summers, but I’ve become quite attached to it. It’s all natural eco friendly stuff. I personally like the peppermint to use as body soap in the shower. It leaves a cool refreshing feeling on your skin.

15.Nexxus Youth Renewal Elixir A few drops will do ya. I put this in my hair after I shower. The hub loves the smell of it. Honestly I can’t tell a difference if it “renews” my hair, but the smell is fabulous. Worth it.

16. & 17. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar My friend gave me a jar of this a few years ago. Wow this stuff is good. I mix a spoonful or two with a dash of apple cider vinegar and then paint the clay on my face. Leave on until dry and then wash off with a warm wash cloth. I usually do this routine once a week. The next morning my skin feels super smooth. I also us 100% pure Dead Sea clay. I managed to bring home a mason jar of this liquid gold from Israel. If you can get your hands on this stuff, I HIGHLY recommend it. But the Aztec Clay is the next best thing and easier to find.

18.Eos Lip Balm OK so I bought it because it was cute…but it turned out to be an awesome product as well! + you can recycle them like this!

19. Burt’s Bees Lime Cuticle Cream Love it! I wash my hands a lot and sometimes my cuticles tend to dry out, so this little tin is quite handy 😉

20.Exfoliating Cotton Rounds A staple amung my nightly routine. I use a cotton round and a bit of Bio Oil to take off my makeup.

21.Rose Petal Witch Hazel Witch Hazel can help tighten pores and to smooth skin. Moisturizes and cleanses. I apply it with a cotton round after I’ve washed my face. It feels wonderful and smells amazing!

22.Bio Oil this stuff is a miracle oil! Helps heal scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging skin and dehydrated skin. I use it every night as my makeup remover. I also use it on my arms when they’re dry.

23. Clarisonic The shizzz. This brush is a must. Pricey but worth it! I’ve seen a visible reduction in my pore size and smoother skin!

24.Cetaphil Face Cleanser I use this along with my Clarisonic. It’s a gentle formula for sensitive skin.

25.Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream I bought a tube of this when we were in Paris. It’s a nice light cream. I like to put it on at night before I go to bed and after I wash my face in the morning. A great moiserizer that works well under your daily makeup routine.

26. Kai Body Glow A dry oil mist that smells like gardenias, jasmine and some yummy exotic flowers. Paradise! I love wearing this in the spring/summer or on vacation in the BVI.  I REALLY REALLY dig this scent. Every time I wear it, someone will ask me about it + it’s affordable too! ~ $28! Spray away!

27.Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner or Inglot 77 (not pictured) both of these eyeliners are A+ products! The Stila is easy to apply with a inky fine tipped felt pen and the Inglot is a waterproof pot cream that needs to be applied with a fine brush. Both are great and last long, but I personally love the Inglot. It takes a bit more time to apply, but once it’s on it stays on! My friend Camille (and talented makeup artist!) used this on me for a wedding I was in….woooza! This stuff stays on forever!

28. Because every girl needs a good affordable Brush Set.

29. Urban Decay Naked Pallet Eyeshadows. I use this pallet every single day! Sometimes I’ll even use the black shadow as an eyeliner when I don’t have enough time to use the Stila or Inglot. It’s a perfect neutral pallet.

30. M·A·C Studio Face & Body Foundation. I really like these three M.A.C. products (#30, 31 and 32) on my list. I use this face foundation first…it’s water based and the coverage is minimal. It’s basically a great product for evening out your skin tone. My nose a cheeks tend to be more red than the rest of my face so this does a good job of making my color even.

31. M·A·C Studio Sculpt SPF 15. This stuff is heavy duty and WONDERFUL! I wouldn’t recommend using it as an all over foundation, but more as a spot corrector. It’s great for hiding blemishes or tiny red patches. I usually use less than a pea size each day, just to cover any red spots or under my eyes.

32. M·A·C Studio Fix Powder (C3) Lastly I use this powder to set any shiny areas. Ever since I’ve been using these three products (together) I have had a lots of comments on how nice my skin looks. I couldn’t be happier with these 3 products! Good job M.A.C.! It’s sounds like a lot of make up, but it’s not… a small dab/pat of each will do ya!

33.Borghese Artista Exact Match Concealer. A perfect trio pack for taking with you when you’re out and about. I throw this in my purse when I don’t have time for the M.A.C. products above. You can mix and blend the three cream colors to create your exact match. The coverage is great for red spots or under eye circles. It’s a convenient product to carry in your purse and do a quick touch up in the bathroom at work or wherever!

34. Colloidal Silver I use this stuff for everything. It’s a natural antibiotic and antiviral. I use it whenever I feel a bug coming on (sniffles and what not). I also use it on blemishes and cuts and as an anti inflammatory for achey joints. Use with caution and only buy from a reputable source. As always, ask you doctor before using topically and or consuming.

35.Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit So I don’t actually own this one, but my best friend Melissa does! I borrowed it for a wedding we were in and I really liked it! It makes contouring so easy! I don’t do contouring makeup everyday, but this pallet is fabulous for fancy occasions. I think I’ll save up for this and get one soon!

36. Bahama Mama Bronzer This is a great bronzer to brush on under your cheek bones.

37. Shiseido Eyelash Curler A+ curler right here!

38. Full Soft Thick Healthy Waterproof Mascara Great product for those of you who use waterproof mascara…I love swimming in the summer time and I hate worrying about raccoon eyes, so this mascara will be your best friend.

39. L ‘Occitaine Foot Cream I wear sandals almost everyday so my feet get dry. I try to use this cream at least once a week. I’ll rub a dollop on my feet and then cover them with socks while I sleep at night. It the morning my feet are silky smooth! It’s a rich cream with shea butter and  lavender oil! Mmmm.

40. Tiger Balm Tiger Balm tins (no bigger than a coat button). I have a white and red balm set that I keep in the car. My nanny kids love to put it on their temples when I pick them up from school. Z says it calms him down. Ha-ha. I just like to use them when I have a headache or stuffy nose. They are awesome.

Bonus Product: Avibon…(not pictured) this vitamin pommade is spectacular. I only have a title left! So sad. It’s hard to find in the states. I bought mine at a pharmacy in Paris. G Paltrow uses it on her skin  “Avibon is hard to find outside of France, but it’s one of my very favorites. It’s full of Vitamin A, which is wonderful for the skin, getting rid of blemishes, tough dry spots and preventing wrinkles (they say). I know an older movie star who uses this every night and she has the most amazing skin!”  If G uses it, it must be good stuff right? I agree. It’s a tad goopy, but I like using it under my eyes and anywhere that I might develop wrinkles. It’s a vitamin A pommade with other goodies added in. I’ve seen it on Amazon once but they were asking way too much money for it. I think I paid around 10 Euros for it in Paris. I saw it selling for $100 US on Amazon. Crazy. So if you happen to be on vacation or have a friend in France…pick it up!

 
That’s about it! What products do you guys use? I would love to hear about them!

30 Fresh Healthy Juices + Benefits

I have become a little obsessed with juicing over the passed year. Fresh juice has done wonders on my skin and health (reduced the puffiness under my eyes and improved my skin tone and complexion etc.). It’s a great way to incorporate extra vitamins into your diet. My 90 year old Uncle Phillip wrote a book called Codes for Longevity. He talks about the importance of eating leafy greens and other fruits and veggies to alkalize our bodies, stay strong, prevent disease and premature aging. I try my best to lead a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it’s hard to eat tons of veggies + boring for my taste buds. So, my solution is juicing. Spinach, kale, parsley, mint, dandelion ( FYI dandelion is a rough one. good luck), rapini, carrots, apples, beets, pears, grapefruit, lemons, ginger, peaches, limes etc. you name it. Anything that is juice-able and healthy I will juice it. Here are a list of my top 30 juice combos that I love and drink as often as possible.

For optimal health benefits, drink the juice as soon as you juice it. I usually make 6 bottles every 3 days and drink 2 per-day on top of a semi-healthy diet (I will never be able to give up my occasional sweets ;). Store your juice in the fridge. I suggest using glass bottles with a cap. Drink your juice within 3 days or it may turn a tad funky on you…
 
Happy juicing my friends!
*I use a Krups Juicer. I also use a Ninja Blender for incorporating frozen fruits and goodies like avocados, passion fruit, maca and wheatgrass.
 
 
Here they are in no particular order:
 
1. juice spinach, lime, kiwi and green apple. blend in 1 frozen banana and 1 tbsp. wheatgrass powder.
 
2. carrot, cucumber, ginger
 
3. beet, pineapple, mango, kale
 
4. mango, pineapple, peach and coconut milk
 
5. pineapple, blood orange, lemon, lime, and grapes 
 
6. kale, spinach, lemon and apple
 
7. mango, peach, cumquats and kale
 
8. kale, apple, ginger, romaine, spinach, parsley and lemon
 
9. orange, lemon, ginger, plum, peach and turmeric powder
 
10. juice apple and pineapple. stir in 1 tsp. chia seeds and 1 tsp. maca powder.
 
11.  juice kale, spinach and orange. blend in  1/2 avocado, frozen mango and banana, 1 tsp. chia seeds and 1 cup almond milk
 
12. papaya, pineapple, apple cider vinegar and ginger <– not the best tasting but great for colds.
 
13. cucumber, celery, tomato, lemon, ginger and apple
 
14. spinach, romaine, chard, orange, pineapple and cilantro
 
15. pumpkin, apple, nutmeg, cinnamon and 1 tsp.vanilla bean paste
 
16. strawberry, apple, pomegranate seeds and lime
 
17. cucumber, pineapple, lemon, aloe vera (remove the spines before juicing)
 
18. carrot, apple, spinach and ginger
 
19. grapefruit and mint (mince mint and add to the grapefruit juice)
 
20. carrot, dandelion, kale, apple, grapes, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber and celery (this one is a tad rough but worth the vitamins!)
 
21. coconut water and rose water <– don’t need to juice this one but I had to add it to the list. fabulous.
 
22. guava (guava seeds are a bit rough on some juicers…make sure your machine can handle it) romaine, lettuce, green apple and pear
 
23. tangerine, mango, apple, passion fruit (stir in after juicing. it’s OK to drink the black passion fruit seeds.)
 
24. pineapple, ginger, pear and mint (mince mint and add to juice)
 
25. kiwi, kale, apple, honeydew, 1 tbsp. wheatgrass powder


26. pineapple, apples, oranges, dandelion and ginger

27. watermelon, passion fruit, guava, pineapple and spinach

28. apple, spinach, grapeA + blend with frozen banana and berries
 
29. peach, mango, blood orange and carrot
 
30. watermelon, lemon and mint (mince mint and add to juice)
30 Fresh Healthy Juices + Benefits
 
-I stumbled across this awesome website that lists all the wonderful benefits of fruits and veggies!-
aloe vera – delays the aging process, cures dermatitis, alleviates menstrual problems, reduces arthritis pain, heals wounds, cures nausea, eliminates ulcers, lowers blood sugar levels, prevents diabetes, reduces oxidative stress, inhibits cancerous growth, promotes hair growth, and soothes acid reflux symptoms.
apples quercetin, an antioxidant abundant in apples, helps reduce LDL/bad cholesterol oxidation. apples are rich in a fiber called pectin and may help reduce levels of toxic heavy metals in the body.

apple cider vinegar – helps with weight loss, detoxification, relief from arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, indigestion, depression, asthma and cancer. improves skin clarity and balancing the pH in your body.

avocados – high in potassium and contain monounsaturated fats which help to lower blood pressure. good source of vitamin K, which has been indicated to promote bone health.
bananas – a good source of B vitamins, which may help to remedy sleeplessness, mood swings, and irritability. They also contain vitamin C, as well as magnesium and potassium, which make them a great electrolyte replenisher, particularly after exercising 
beets – numerous studies have shown that beets can help oxygenate blood. they are a good source of folic acid and also contain vitamins A, C, choline, iodine, manganese, organic sodium, potassium, and fiber.
blackberries -an excellent source of vitamin C, blackberries have substantial amounts of fiber, iron, calcium, manganese, and potassium. berries are the highest source of antioxidants from fruits.
carrots – excellent source of vitamins A, B, and C. rich in beta-carotene and carotenoids; they help protect the body from cancer, cardiac disease, cataract and macular degeneration. They also contain iron, calcium, potassium, and natural sodium. 
celery – a great low calorie food, high levels of silicon in celery strengthen joints, bones, arteries, and connective tissues. high in minerals.
chard – high in vitamin K, which assists with blood clotting, and protects bones from fracturing. anti-inflammatory.

cilantro has eleven components of essential oils, six types of acids (including ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin-C), minerals and vitamins. helps reduce skin inflammations, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. high in iron and can benefit people who suffer with anemia. rich in calcium, vitamin A and C

coconut water/milk – promotes healthy digestion, protein, dietary fiber and natural sugars. mineral content includes calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. vitamins B-6, C and E.
cucumbers – contain potassium and phytosterols which can help lower cholesterol. 
dandelion – high in vitamin K, which is important for blood and bone health. it’s a diuretic, and is very beneficial for the kidneys. supports the liver and gallbladder as well.

ginger – anti-inflamatory, nausea relief, protects against certain cancers, immune boosting properties

grapefruit – high in vitamin C and limonene, which may help protect against breast cancer. grapefruits have soluble fiber which can help to lower cholesterol.
grapes vitamins A, B, C and folate, and contain many important minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. The flavonoids found in grapes have antioxidant properties that can lessen the damage caused by free radicals, making them a great anti-aging fruit.
guava – promotes healthy eyesight, skin, brain health, thyroid health, cancer prevention and digestion. good source of vitamin C, copper,  B-3 and B-6.
kale – the highest vegetable source of vitamin K and may help the risk of developing certain cancers. it’s a fantastic source of calcium, chlorophyll, calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C. kale is low calorie and yet incredibly dense with nutrients. it’s also a good source of minerals, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus, as well as compounds which promote eye and skin health.
kiwi – excellent source of vitamin C. vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy.
lemon – vitamin C and also contain smaller amounts of different vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate and vitamin E. Soothes sore throats, treats and prevents kidney stones. improves liver function, immune system, weight loss, gum disorders, blood pressure, balancing pH, detoxification and skin care.
lime – contain vitamin C, vitamin B-6, folic acid, potassium, flavonoids and many other phytonutrients.
maca – rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. Boosts libido and may alleviate anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings. maca supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases. maca keeps your bones and teeth healthy and allows you to heal from wounds more quickly. when used in conjunction with a good workout regime you will notice an increase in muscle mass.
mango – excellent source of vitamin A and C, which is very beneficial to maintaining a strong immune system. has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers and is a good source of potassium, which is important in assisting to control heart rate and blood pressure. mango contains a great deal of flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin.
melons – antioxidant and anti-cancer. reduces the risk of cancer and stroke, due to a naturally occurring chemical called adenosine.
mint – aids in digestion, nausea, headaches and coughs. Helps boost mood and fatigue, soothes skin and respiratory system.
oranges – excellent source of vitamin C. vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy.
papaya – antioxidant, anti-cancer. promote healthy digestion and can reduce constipation with their potent enzymes. high in vitamins A, C, and potassium.

passion fruit – antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, fiber, and protein. improves immune system, cancer prevention, eye health, digestion, blood pressure, insomnia and respiratory system.

peaches – excellent source of vitamin A and potassium. peaches also contain boron and niacin. antioxidant and anti-cancer.
pears – great source of fiber. contains vitamin C, boron, and potassium.
pineapples – great for improving digestion. a good source of potassium and has vitamin C and iron. contains anti-inflammatory compounds such as bromelain.
plums – 2nd highest source of antioxidants from fruits. good source of vitamin A and contain some calcium and vitamin C. antibacterial.
pomegranates – rich in tannins and flavonoids. pomegranates hold promise in helping reduce the risk of prostate cancer due to their lycopene and other phytonutrient content. They are the 3rd highest fruit source of antioxidants.
pumpkin – strengthens metabolism, promotes healing, boosts mood, protects bones, prevent cancers, eliminates kidney stones. helps with inflammation, immune system, defense against parasites and detoxify the body. impressive levels of manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, zinc, iron, and protein, as well as smaller amounts of B complex vitamins, and   vitamin A. anti-cancer properties and components, including phenolic compounds that have directly been attributed to scavenging free radicals
romaine lettuce – contains calcium, omega-3’s, vitamin C, iron, and B-vitamins. romaine is also rich in minerals.
spinach – excellent source of vitamins A, C, and E. good source of calcium, iron, potassium, protein, and choline. choline supports healthy mental function.
strawberries – excellent source of vitamin C, which helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy. antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-cancer.
tangerines – contains similar properties as lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits. lots of vitamin C 
tomatoes – excellent source of vitamin C, as well as antioxidants that may prevent cancer, such as lycopene. lycopene promotes overall mental and physical health. good source of potassium. antioxidant and anti-cancer.
watermelon – antibacterial and anti-cancer. Contains vitamin A and C, as well as iron and potassium. 
wheatgrass – rich in chlorophyll, which is excellent at fighting infections. high in vitamins C and E, and beta carotene. antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antibiotic.