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Clean Protein Recovery Drink

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Wait a second…..Pink Vanilla?! Pink Lemonade makes sense. Pink Vanilla? Not so much. So what’s the deal with this unlikely flavor/color combination?  The Pink Culprit? Whole Beet Powder. Protein First Recovery Drink is our newest product specifically designed for recovery from power and strength workouts. In our initial chocolate flavor, the deep purple of the beet […]

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A Delicious Protein, No Sugar Cookie

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Looking for a quick, easy and filling snack? This protein cookie is simple to make and delicious to eat. This recipe makes 5 cookies, approximately 151 calories each. Store any you don’t eat in the refrigerator to preserve and enjoy at a later date.  You can vary the recipe by making the cookies smaller, using […]

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There are no Health Foods

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by Michael Lohre, MS Contrasting advice on what constitutes healthy eating It is my perspective that an aura of confusion exists amongst dieters, the media, and even health care professionals as to what constitutes a healthy diet.  It seems a daily occurrence that I run across information touting the health benefits of a certain food […]

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Avocado-Spinach Smoothie

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It’s like mission impossible in my house when trying to get my children to eat anything green, or vegetables of any color for that matter. Unfortunately, I’m often not the best role model and rely on Mike for the nutrition management of our household. Even though I know the health benefits of consuming vegetables, especially […]

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Butternut Squash Soup with Flaxseed

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This fall our family was given a butternut squash. Unlike some vegetables, such as the eggplant I was given this summer, I have some experience with this squash and have previously prepared it by roasting it in the oven with a little butter.  Although I enjoy squash prepared this way, I wanted to try something […]

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Boundary Waters Foraging Trip: Day 2, A Decent Meal.

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  Anxious about finding breakfast, I wake at dawn and quickly head out to take advantage of prime fishing, or the short time before the sun gets too high in the horizon. One advantage of not having food is that I don’t have to take the time to make breakfast or even pack a snack […]

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Forager’s Journal: Day 1 (Mosquitoes 1000000, Fish 0)

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For those of you who haven’t followed the previous posts, I entered the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and relied exclusively on foraged and hunted (fished) foods for the entirety of a 7 day trip. I was diligent about keeping a journal, documenting much of my experience and the foods that I ate.  The […]

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A simple, healthy, and easy sandwich: Garbanzo Bean and Avocado

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I enjoy cooking and experimenting with different foods with the caveat that recipes are not overly time intensive or too complicated.  Recipe books and cards handed down through families can be the source of quality recipes, but I find they often tend to use foods I’ve never heard of or consist of so many ingredients […]

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The Forager Returns

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I have returned from my trip to the Boundary Waters and I am still alive and healthy. For those of you who haven’t followed the previous posts, I entered the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and relied exclusively on foraged and hunted (fished) foods for the entirety of a 7 day trip. I was […]

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Preperation for Foraging Trip

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I begin my trip to the Boundary Waters, where I will rely on fishing and foraging for food, this coming Monday the 16th of July. I am accompanied by my longtime friend Jorma and this will be our 6th trip into canoe country together. Jorma is also excited about the prospect of foraging and fishing, […]

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I’m headed to the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area for over a week and I’m not bringing any food!

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I have lost track of the exact count, but I have visited the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota and the adjacent Quetico Provincial Park almost 20 times. For those that are unfamiliar with this pristine area it is an enormous wilderness park that takes up much of northeastern Minnesota and is over 1,000,000 […]

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