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Our blog reflect a holistic approach to health for the whole family. We share recipes, ideas and stories of healthy lifestyles, fitness and food. Flora has made premium herbal products since 1965, and our roots stretch back to the world's first health food store in Germany in the early 1900s. Flora remains dedicated to making herbal remedies with maximum purity, quality and potency.
2019-09-30 21:00
What is Cleansing Kuku? Imagine a quick-cooking frittata with bushels of fresh herbs bound together with just enough egg. It’s based on Kuku Sabzi, or “herb kuku,” cust… Read More
2019-09-26 21:37
I absolutely love chia pudding. It’s nutritious and delicious and can be thrown together in just minutes (literally minutes!) the night before for a quick and easy breakfast, snac… Read More
2019-09-24 17:14
Summer 2019, at least in the northern hemisphere, is in the rearview mirror and autumn leaves are beginning to fall. As the seasons change, now is the perfect time for a cleanse and digestiv… Read More
2019-09-12 23:29
You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should… Read More
Back To School For Mom Too
2019-09-10 14:00
The Busy Energy of Fall & Back to School Ah, autumn. The evenings get shorter but filled with more activities and busy energy. Some people are tired of pumpkin spice, but true fall lo… Read More
2019-09-05 22:39
When the heat kicks in and I can’t bear to turn the oven on, I turn to sushi rolls that require minimal cooking and can be served cold! This vibrant colored plant-based sushi recipe ut… Read More
Back To School Immune Health For Kids
2019-09-03 19:13
The September back-to-school period invokes a unique blend of feelings for both parents and children: excitement, anticipation, and butterflies, with novelty, planning, and growth all in the… Read More
Green Garden Sauce
2019-08-29 20:52
When your garden herbs are growing like crazy, use them in this rich and satisfying, healthy green dressing. It makes a spoon-stands-up-in-it-thick sauce that works best on power bowls, Budd… Read More
Strawberry Summer Salad Dressing
2019-08-24 14:00
This pretty pink summer dressing is nice over mixed greens, microgreens, or sprouts. You may like to top with crumbled goat cheese and something crunchy, like nuts, seeds, or even radish. Th… Read More
DIY Mānuka Honey Face Mask Series
2019-08-21 14:00
No matter what our age or our skin type, sometimes our skin can use a little help. Things like stress, too much sun and lack of sleep can make our skin look less than red carpet ready. What… Read More
Managing Histamines: A Follow-Up
2019-08-19 22:27
Worsening allergies? Blame climate change! Then, choose your probiotic. In my last blog on histamines, I introduced four types of histamine, their functions, and nutrients to manage Hista… Read More
Popsicles Two Ways
2019-08-17 14:00
What better treat on a hot summer day than an ice-cold popsicle!  Here I have two different flavors. The first is a fresh and tangy Creamy Berry & Lemon combo.  The second is … Read More
2019-08-14 14:00
As much as it drives me crazy, kids seem to get a kick out of things that are spelled wrong. Is it rebellion? Freedom from parental oversight? Not sure. What I do know is that all my son&rsq&hell…Read More
Balsamic Portobello Steak Infusion
2019-08-07 18:19
Infuse your portobello mushrooms with mucho umami for a versatile and satisfying dish that will please your friends—even if they eat vegan and/or keto! Makes enough infusion for f… Read More
How To Use Udo’s Oil
2019-08-06 14:00
Do you get enough healthy fat? Many people don’t consume enough, especially essential omegas. Omega-3, -6 and -9 oils are safe to use in meals for the whole family, not just smoothies!… Read More
Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops
2019-08-01 22:07
For the kids and the kids at heart, try this electrolyte replenishing, oxygenating ice pop post-play. I’m fairly certain it’s well known that when we engage in physical acti… Read More
Amazing Reasons To Use Manuka Honey
2019-07-30 14:00
Honey is a thing of wonder. According to some estimates, honey has been used as a food and medicine throughout 8,000 years of human history and culture, from the ancient Egyptians and G… Read More
Trail Mix That’s School-Safe & Nut-Free
2019-07-25 13:30
This trail mix has kid-pleasing ingredients that are safe for school, daycare, and activities that do not allow peanuts or tree nuts. It is a well-balanced snack, offering a healthy dose… Read More
Honey-Roasted Veggie Salad
2019-07-24 14:00
This warm honey-roasted salad is the perfect wholesome lunch or dinner featuring delicious honey-sesame baked veggies, nutrient-dense kale, protein, and fiber-rich chickpeas, avocado (to kee… Read More
Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe
2019-07-18 14:00
Frozen yogurt bark is a nutritious and delicious family-friendly summer treat. It’s super simple to prepare and can be made with dairy or non-dairy yogurt and your choice of toppi… Read More
Mānuka Honey + Lavender Lemonade
2019-07-17 11:00
Lemonade is timeless. It’s sweet, citrusy and there’s nothing that refreshes quite like it when the heat sets in. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with modifying the… Read More
Keto: 5 Strategies For Doing It Right
2019-07-12 11:00
Feeling the lure of the keto diet? Two big reasons people try it are because they hope to drop weight or to heal from health issues. Getting into a ketotic state can provide better clari… Read More
Key Lime Pie Smoothie
2019-07-04 11:00
Pie for breakfast? Yes, you heard us right. Our Key Lime Pie Smoothie hits the health mark and makes a great breakfast option, yet is delicious enough to tempt even the toughest critic. Lime… Read More
Mānuka Honey + Mint + Lime Ice Pops
2019-07-03 11:00
When the summer heat has got you down, there’s nothing like a freezing cold ice pop to keep you cool. And the secret is out: making ice pops in your own kitchen is easier and tastier t… Read More
2019-06-27 11:00
Some days, nothing will fit the bill and quench your thirst quite like a refreshing, cold glass of lemonade. We’ve put a nourishing twist on this classic by adding a dash of VieSun / G… Read More
Vitamin C Manuka Honey  Face Mask
2019-06-26 18:48
This lovely golden face mask can brighten your day and your face. With manuka honey and natural vitamin C, it is so good you can eat it! Commercial vitamin C serums are wonderful for brig… Read More
Spirulina Workout Smoothie Bowl
2019-06-20 11:00
A solid workout deserves an equally solid reward. Treat yourself—while treating your body to the nutrients it craves post-workout—with this Workout Smoothie Bowl recipe. It&r&hell…Read More
PB & Elderberry Brownie Skillet
2019-06-19 15:00
That peanut butter and jelly flavor… in brownie form. Totally refined-sugar-free and high in both fiber and protein with the added benefit of Elderberry Crystals. Don’t wait for… Read More
Red Beet Malabi Pudding
2019-06-18 11:00
Malabi pudding is the perfect cold, summer dessert. Not only is it delicious and special, but it’s also fast and simple to make. It’s a unique dessert, perfect for celebrati… Read More
2019-06-13 11:00
Start your day off on the right foot with this bright and sunny vegan smoothie that will help provide you with the fuel you need to make the most out of your day. The blend of almond mil… Read More
Have A Healthy Father’s Day
2019-06-13 11:00
Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, wh… Read More
Spirulina Fruit Parfait
2019-06-06 11:00
Looking for a delicious, new good-for-you treat to add to your culinary arsenal? Our VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina Fruit Parfait ticks all the boxes and is loaded with protein and nutrients to… Read More
Pesto For Pasta Salad
2019-05-30 11:00
Love pesto? You’ll love our take, perfect to top pasta or potato salad, or serve as a spread, at your next potluck. The vibrant flavor and color of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulinalends… Read More
Herbal Supplements: Myths & Facts
2019-05-28 11:00
If you’re sometimes uncertain about herbal supplements, you’re in good company! Don’t feel bad, it is not your fault. There is a ton of incomplete or misinformation out the… Read More
Green Smoothie By Ellie Greenwood
2019-05-23 11:00
I start practically every day with a homemade green smoothie. I find it’s a delicious and easy way to start the day with a punch of vitamins and nutrients. It ensures that I get a good… Read More
Who’s Making Your Mānuka?
2019-05-21 11:00
How Flora Mānuka Honey Supports the Native Māori of New Zealand Chances are you’ve heard of a special kind of honey that comes from New Zealand, made from the blossoms of… Read More
World Bee Day
2019-05-20 11:00
Bees are such fascinating and helpful creatures. Not only are humans completely reliant on them for maintaining the biodiversity of the planet (!) and for a third of our worldly food supply… Read More
2019-05-16 11:00
Hot summer days call for a fresh and hydrating glass of something special. What better way to toast good times, good friends and good health than by raising a glass of refreshing and easy-to… Read More
Pre-Hike Smoothie From Simply Straws
2019-05-14 11:00
Drink this smoothie with a friend, preferably before enjoying the great outdoors. It is reminiscent of all kinds of lovely spring things—fields of wildflowers, grassy green hills, pict… Read More
Running For The Long Haul
2019-05-09 11:00
Healthy Habits That Are Imperative to Doing Just That I’m no stranger to the endurance realm. Having raced in long-distance ultra running events and completed in a long list of pers… Read More
2019-05-02 11:00
With a base of sweet, luscious papaya, this easy-to-make smoothie is true to its name. The Papayalicious Smoothie helps this tropical fruit shine, together with your favorite fruit juice, cr… Read More
2019-04-27 11:00
Guac lovers, rejoice! Your favorite party snack just got even better. Adding tomatoes and onions to creamy avocados—high in fiber and potassium, among other nutrients—adds great… Read More
Spring Break Borscht
2019-04-25 11:00
It’s not lost on me just how lucky I am to be married to someone with such a passion and skill for cooking. A recipe with more than a few ingredients has me sweating and stressing in t… Read More
Stay Regular On The Go!
2019-04-23 11:00
Whether you’re traveling or just having a very busy week, it can be so hard to stay regular! Yup, we’re talking about that taboo topic, poop. Your colon loves a regular schedu… Read More
Mānuka Honey Overnight Oats
2019-04-19 11:00
I prefer breakfast in bed… … but if I have to do breakfast on the go, it’s usually overnight oats. They come together all on their own in the fridge while I sleep, the… Read More
Citrus & Mint Vinaigrette
2019-04-18 11:00
Good quality oils can make such a difference to your diet. Even if you only change this one thing, I believe you’ll feel different. This includes: Not using oils to cook with that s… Read More
Spring Chill & Cut Cookies
2019-04-11 11:00
Spring! After our region of the Midwest was hit with a historically bad winter, I have never been happier to see spring. With warmer weather and sunshine finally reemerging, my training h… Read More
2019-04-09 11:00
If you’re like a lot of parents, the thought of spring break coming up fills you with a sort of dread. It’s not that you don’t love your kids—of course, you do!&mdash&hell…Read More
Tropical Fruit Smoothie
2019-04-04 11:00
Start your day off right with a sweet and sunshiny smoothie. The Tropical Fruit Smoothie brings together bursts of bright fruit flavors with creamy yogurt and power-packed Gandalf / VieSun S… Read More
Spring Greens Smoothie
2019-04-02 11:00
Spring is in the air, and the first cherry blossoms have bloomed. The sunshine and moisture, flowers and birds are back. Everything is turning green—including our smoothies! Spring gre… Read More
Kick Off Spring With A Gentle Cleanse
2019-03-26 11:00
We’ve made it through the darker and colder winter months and it’s finally spring! The longer, warmer days are upon us and even our bodies are excited! It’s very common… Read More
2019-03-19 11:00
Ponce de Leon clocked a lotta hours searching for that elusive fountain of youth. The problem was, he was looking in the wrong place. The fountain of youth isn’t in Florida…it&r&hell…Read More
2019-03-07 12:00
Celery juice is the latest wellness trend fuelled by Instagram. But what’s the basis of this trend? We know celery owes its new cult following to the guy known as ‘The Medical… Read More
2019-03-05 12:00
Probiotics have become one of the hottest supplements on the market and for good reason! It seems like most health experts are calling probiotics the panacea for every ailment, that mirac… Read More
2019-02-13 12:00
Are you using your superfoods for fun, too? You should be! Sure, a cup of warm Elderberry or a teaspoon of Beet Crystals in your water every day can boost your immune system and help you… Read More
Flax Pizza Crust (GF, Keto, Paleo)
2019-02-03 12:00
This flax pizza crust is dense and slightly nutty-tasting with no rising time and no mess—perfect for a busy weeknight. It’s gluten-free, low carb, high fiber, keto, and paleo. I… Read More
The 3Fs – Cleansing In The New Year
2019-01-29 12:00
It’s a new year and time for a new start. Lots of people embark on a cleanse in January. Some folks overdid it with the eggnog and gingerbread cookies during the holidays and they need… Read More
2019-01-26 12:00
Supercharge your comforting bowl of oatmeal (or no’atmeal) and brighten your day with the addition of Flora Elderberry Crystals. This superfood bowl is a perfect way to bring you throu… Read More
Pumpkin Seed & Pea Pasta: Two Ways
2019-01-25 12:00
Anyone else craving hearty, warming, satiating foods this January? *Raises hand emphatically!* That’s why I ended up creating this recipe. I wanted to make a pasta sauce rich in chloro… Read More
3 Steps To A Gut Reboot
2019-01-22 12:00
Did you indulge in a few too many sweets and/or drinks over the holidays Are you feeling a bit more bloated, gassy, or irregular right now? If you answered yes to either of these questions… Read More
Are Probiotics Unnecessary?
2019-01-19 12:00
Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring… Read More

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