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Vegan Pancakes With Fresh Berry Compote — Recipe To WOW!

Filed under: FoodRecipesNina Safar

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Playing hostess this weekend, or just want to brunch on something healthy AND delicious? Whip up these Vegan Pancakes and serve them up with a Fresh Berry Compote for a fab weekend treat without any guilt!

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons whole ground flaxseed meal
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups of almond or soy milk
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder

Directions:
Combine water and flaxseed in a small bowl. Combine and let sit for a few minutes. Then combine it with the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Heat up a frying pan with cooking spray, oil or butter. Fry up batter in batches, using a 1/3 cup for large pancakes and 1/4 cup for smaller sized pancakes. Flip over so both sides are lightly browned. Serve with butter, syrup or fresh berry compote.

Berry Compote:

Ingredients:

1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of sliced strawberries
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:
Combine berries, sugar and lemon juice in a pot. Bring it to a boil then simmer on low flame until begins to thicken into a syrup. Serve over pancakes!

You can see more of Nina Safar's recipes by following her on Facebook HERE and at the always fab Kosher In The Kitch!

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Hilary Duff's Baby Luca Doesn't Like Sharing His Blueberries!!

Awww! Why so stingy?!? LOLz

Earlier this morning, Hilary Duff was enjoying a nice breakfast with her BABEz Luca, and to her surprise, her dogs joined in on their meal too!!

She tweeted:

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Science Claims (Yet Again) Red Wine Contains "Miracle Molecule"

Filed under: HealthAgingAlcoholScience!

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There have been so many claims about red wine over the years.

Usually, it involves the compound resveratrol.

It is a compound that was thought to be able to actually greatly slow down the aging process, though to get that benefit from red wine, you'd need to drink about a thousand gallons a day.

Scientists are now claiming that

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Authentic Food Of The Week For Kids: Blueberries!

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Perezitos.com's nutrition expert Margaux J. Rathbun wants to help parents feed their kids with the right foods by showcasing a specialty food every week.

This week, it's all about blueberries!

Margaux says:

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Strawberries And Blueberries Slow Memory Decline

Filed under: FoodHealthScience!

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A new study from Harvard has found that eating blueberries and strawberries can hold off the cognitive decline and memory loss that comes with age.

Researchers looked at

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Ten Foods For Fighting Colds And The Flu

Filed under: FoodHealthNutrition

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The flu season arrived unusually late this year, but it's here, so start preparing for the worst!

With that in mind, here are ten foods you should eat to help you stay clear of this annoying infectious disease that could knock you out of your daily routine for days on end!

Suck Down Skim Milk: Vitamin D is key for defending your body against germs. Experts suggest 600 international units a day, which can be found in fortified milk, OJ, yogurt, eggs and salmon.

Eat Red Bell Pepper: Vitamin C is a no-brainer when it comes to boosting your immune system. However, did U know that red bell peppers have nearly 3x as much of vitamin C as an orange? Just half of one will give women their recommended daily dose of 75 milligrams, while men need about 90 milligrams.

Drink Tea Instead Of Coffee: Harvard University found the immune cells of tea drinkers responded to germs 5x faster than immune cells of coffee drinkers!

Eat Yogurt: Make sure it's marked with a seal from the National Yogurt Association's Live & Active Cultures, but the probiotics (healthy bacteria) will help create a stronger immune system while lowering the risk of gum disease and some cancers.

Get Goat Cheese: It's low in calories and contains copper, which is great for the immune system. The creamy spread is an excellent tasting and healthy substitute for mayo.

Buy Blueberries: They are full of antioxidants, but those with a blue hue have the HIGHEST levels of the immune system boosting disease fighters.

Snack On Pumpkin Seeds: They contain a mineral called zinc, which can improve the immune system by inhibiting viral replication.

Much On Mushrooms: They are a potent sources of vitamin D while containing antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Eat Broccoli: A study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found chewing the raw vegetable triggers the release of chemicals to help the body regulate essential white blood cells.

Prepare Pasta: Some dieters fear carbs, but they are a great source of energy and nutrients that main immunity like iron and zinc.

Happy and healthy eating!

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Try The Ultimate Low Carb, High Protein Beauty Shake!

Filed under: Exclusives!FoodCourtney Barber

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Want a healthy, nutritious, protein filled way to start the day that also includes many anti-aging properties? Try this delicious beauty shake! You can whip this up in minutes, which is perfect for individuals who don't have a lot of time in the morning, but still want a healthy and filling breakfast.

Beauty Shake:
- 1 scoop/serving of Whey Protein Isolate
- 1/4 cup of Blueberries
- 1 teasp. of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 teasp. of Chia Seeds
- Ice cubes to taste

Blend and enjoy!

The whey isolate and chia seeds are packed with muscle-building protein and fiber, while the coconut oil has many great qualities to improve your hair, skin and nails. Blueberries are full of antioxidants and also add a delicious flavor to the shake.

PS: I keep my Coconut Oil in the fridge so the consistency is solid and adds a creamy effect to the shake - delicious!

Our newest FitPerez contributor, Courtney Barber, is always here to help! Check out her website or Facebook and follow her on twitter @CourtneyBFit! Email the celebrity fitness and lifestyle consultant your questions at Tips@FitPerez.com!

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