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1. Avocado Toast with Red Chili Pepper Flakes

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1 slice of whole grain bread, 1/4th avocado: 183 calories, 10 g fat, 2.1 g saturated fat, 78 mg sodium, 19.3 g carbs, 6.5 g fiber, 5 g protein

Just for breakfast – think again! Avocado toast is an amazing healthy snack packed with healthy fat, fiber and protein content. To whip up a slice, toast a piece of whole grain bread and top with chunky, mashed avocado seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle chili pepper flakes and a light drizzle of olive oil.

2. Cottage Cheese with Fresh Pineapples

1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1/2 cup pineapple: 143 calories, 2.3 g fat, 1.4 g saturated fat, 460 mg sodium, 15 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 8.5 g sugar, 16 g protein

Kick it up a notch with this piña colada inspired snack! Break open a container of low-sodium cottage cheese or greek yogurt and top it off with some sweet yellow pineapple slices. For a protein-packed snack that contains less than 150 calories, stick to a half-cup serving of each. For a piña colada twist, top your bowl with some low-sugar or no-sugar added coconut chips!

3. Snap Peas with Hummus

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1 cup snap peas, 1/4th cup hummus: 221 calories, 6.6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 244 mg sodium, 30 g carbs, 11 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 13 g protein

Veggies and hummus make for the perfect afternoon snack. Our favorite combination is snap peas with hummus. Not only does the crunch and a creamy bite to your everyday snack, it is packed with fiber, protein, and water (snap peas are 90 percent H20) to help keep you satisfied and full until suppertime.

4. Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

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2 dates, 2 tbsp. peanut butter: 250 calories, 16 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 148 mg sodium, 25 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 9 g protein

A twist on ants on a log, this salty-sweet combo serves up as much protein as a cup of milk and as much fiber as an apple. Just split open the date, remove the seed and top each half with your favorite all-natural nut butter. For added texture, you can even sprinkle on some unsweetened coconut flakes.

5. Apricot Canapes

5 dried apricots, 3 teaspoons crumbled blue cheese, 5 pistachios, ¼ teaspoon honey: 137 calories, 5 g fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 139 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 5 g protein

This may look fancy but this snack comes together in mere minutes. Just lay 5 dried apricots on a plate, smear each one with some goat or blue cheese and then sprinkle with some chopped pistachios and honey. This one snack will keep your energy levels soaring while packing 5 grams of fiber and a ton of flavor to each bite.

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the minty muse

Joining us in our latest Young Scent movement is LA-native Amanda Kim of The Minty Muse! We surprised her with a Young Scent gift set of our Mulberry Premium Fruit Vinegar Concentrate and Passion Fruit Ready-to-Drink Fruit Vinegar and here are her thoughts on the taste and suggestions on how to incorporate it into your daily routine for everyday health!

 

 

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Healthy Gut Girl

Our handcrafted drinking vinegars revitalize your core with probiotics and antioxidants because we know that total health begins at the core. So we’ve partnered up with Healthy Gut Girl to get you the inside scoop on the decadent side of health.

In her journey as a health educator, practitioner and chef, she has been on the pursuit of a sustainable health. With all the supplements and superfoods and herbs and remedies and modalities and diets, it’s just pure insanity. No matter where you turn, there’s a new product to heal your ailments. But like Healthy Gut Girl says, “sifting through it all is a chore for certain and most everything causes detox or is expensive or tastes bad or smells funny or requires discomfort.”

So when a product comes along that takes the chore out of being healthy and make it fun and delicious, I LOSE MY MIND,” says Catalina Martone of Healthy Gut Girl.

This summer, we partnered up with Healthy Gut Girl to create a gut-healthy cocktail. While this is not a replacement to your raw apple cider vinegar routine, you can incorporate our fruit vinegars into making those everyday cocktail recipes healthier and easier to digest.

Healthy Passion Fruit Gin Cocktail

To read more about Healthy Gut Girl‘s health tips using fruit vinegars, head on over to her blog and get your daily dose on a healthy gut.

The Decadent Side of Health!

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If you’re after something light and fresh on a balmy summer evening and don’t feel like cooking then this is the recipe for you. What you decide to put inside is really up to you, this is always a good opportunity to clean out the fridge of leftovers from the week. When assembly your summer rolls it’s always best to have a combination of crunchy, creamy and soft. Things like shredded cabbage make a great filler, whereas avocado, mango, mint and radish give you all the textures and flavor you could want in a Summer Roll.

We’ve teamed up with Saphira Rasti of Peanut.Head  to create this recipe using our Pineapple Premium Fruit Vinegar Concentrate. Our premium fruit vinegars come in 3 flavors (Pineapple, Mulberry and Passionfruit) and boast similar benefits to Apple Cider Vinegar. Some of these benefits include; balancing pH levels, increase metabolism, stimulate digestion, lower blood glucose, and improves blood circulation.

In today’s recipe spotlight, Saphira mixed a few capfuls of our vinegar into the shredded cabbage base which gives a great fruity vinegar taste throughout, so you get a hint pineapple in every bite.

Makes 6 Rolls

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pack of rice paper   
  • 2 cups of shredded cabbage (i used 1 c of purple and 1 c of white)
  • 3 caps of Young Scent Pineapple Premium Fruit Vinegar Concentrate
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 a large mango
  • 2 easter radishes
  • 1/2 watermelon radish
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup pineapple salsa
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 8 sprigs of radish sprouts

What to do:

  1. Place shredded cabbage into a medium bowl (if using 2 different kinds keep them separate so you can mix and match later)
  2. Evenly pour the Pineapple vinegar over your shredded cabbage, along with the hemp seeds.
  3. Mix until coated, set aside.
  4. Prepare your radishes with a mandolin; cutting into thin slices
  5. Cut your mango into long thin sticks and avocado into thin smaller pieces
  6. Set fresh veggies aside ready for the rolling process.
  7. In a deep fry pan fill it halfway with water and warm slightly. (The water should be warm, not hot as the rice paper will become too hard to handle if it’s overcooked)
  8. Once water is at the right temperature, immerse one rice paper sheet in at a time, taking it out almost immediately (no more than 10 seconds) and lay onto a large flat plate. 
  9. Now it’s time to add your filling and roll it up. 
  10. Firstly lay out your desired veggies (radish, avocado, mango or mint), layer on a few different types of veggies, lastly add your cabbage mix, ensuring you don’t overfill the sheet and keep the arrangement in a long rectangular shape
  11. Now it’s time to roll.
  12. Start by folding over the top and bottom of the rice paper sheet laying flat onto of your filling, next turn the plate 90 degrees to the right, fold over the rice paper sheet closest to you, keep the filling tight and together roll it over completely.
  13. You should now have a nice little parcel 
  14. Continue these steps until all ingredients have been used up. 
  15. Serve with a side of pineapple salsa to really drive home that tropical flavor.
  16. Enjoy! 

Disclosure: This blog post was provided and written by Saphira Rasti of Peanut.Head, a plant-based clean eating blog!

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Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a natural remedy for many things in the home and our health. It has naturally occuring anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antioxidant properties. It also contains many minerals that help regulate blood sugar and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

This morning elixir is a natural remedy that’s easily introduced into your morning routine. Simply place the juice of half a lemon and 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a mug. Fill the mug with warm filtered water. Have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

Give it a try this week and let us know how it helps you. 😉

5 Ways Lemon & Apple Cider Vinegar Promotes Health and Wellness

It Promotes Digestion. Add 1-2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it before breakfast to improve digestion. Unpasteurized, raw vinegar with the mother is the best to receive maximum health benefits.

Only raw apple cider vinegar has the enzymes and nutritional properties to stimulate the production of your digestive system. It also contains pectin that lowers LDL cholesterol and acetic acid that helps your body burn fat more efficiently. Drink it regularly before each meal to soothe the entire gastrointestinal tract, which prevents bloating, stomach cramps and gas.

It Regulates Blood Sugar Levels. Drinking apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning also helps regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates. In fact, consuming this type of vinegar is known to help patients with type 2 diabetes. In one particular study, consuming apple cider vinegar lowered blood sugar glucose by 19 to 34 percent when eating high-carbohydrate meals.

Before changing your diet, supplements or any lifestyle factors, discuss your plans with your healthcare physician.

It Cleanses Your Body. Drinking apple cider vinegar in the morning is a great way to detoxify the body. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and have it before each meal. Do this regularly to help cleanse your liver and detoxify your body.

For more dimension in flavor, drink this lemon elixir with 1-2 teaspoon of honey to cleanse toxins out of the liver and also stimulate its functions to help process nutrients more efficiently.

It Aids Weight Loss. Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid that helps with digestion of protein. Pectin in apple cider vinegar also helps reduce your body’s ability to absorb fat, reducing the amount of time that fats remain in the digestive tract and increasing metabolism.

Drinking it in the morning increases feelings of satiety or fullness. Drinking apple cider vinegar regularly, in turn, can lead to weight loss. In one study, individuals that consumed apple cider vinegar ate 200 to 275 less calories over a 24-hour period.

It Benefits Your Skin. Drinking apple cider vinegar in the morning also helps improve your skin from the inside, especially for treating conditions like acne. It’s antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic properties prevent and eradicate strands of bacteria that can cause acne. Drinking apple cider vinegar helps nourish your gut and flush out toxins, helping fight breakouts.

As mentioned earlier, apple cider vinegar is also a potent anti-bacterial. This property is beneficial to improve the skin’s complexion. Specific acids found in apple cider vinegar, such as malic and lactic acids, aid in exfoliation and softening of the skin, which in turn reduces redness in the skin.

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If you’re on the go, delight your taste buds with one of our Young Scent drinking vinegars. Bursting with organic fruit and flavor varieties, our drinking vinegars rejuvenate your body for the day to come.

 

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February 10, 2017

Slim-Down Smoothie

Berry Healthy Smoothie

Wonderfully thick and tasty, this healthy smoothie recipe easily substitutes for milkshakes and ice cream.

SERVINGS: 1

1 cup frozen berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries
1/2 cup low-fat yogurt (any flavor)
1/2 cup Young Scent Mulberry V-Drink

PLACE the berries, yogurt, and orange juice in a blender and pulse for 30 seconds. Blend for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

NUTRITION (per serving185 cals, 2 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 90 mg sodium, 35 g carbs, 26 g sugars, 3.5 g fiber, 8 g protein

Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

A splash of YS Passion Fruit infuses summer citrus into this healthy and refreshing snack.

SERVINGS: 2

1/2 cup loose-pack mixed frozen berries or strawberries
1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup sliced ripe banana
1/2 cup Passion Fruit V-drink

COMBINE the berries, pineapple (with juice), yogurt, banana, and Passion Fruit V-drink in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, in a blender, or in a large measuring cup with an immersion blender. Process for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.

NUTRITION (per serving140 cals, 2.5 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 30 mg sodium, 29 g carbs, 16 g sugars, 2.5 g fiber, 3.5 g protein

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Strawberry & Passion Fruit Cooler

When it’s time to celebrate the holidays, there’s nothing like getting together with family and friends and toasting to a great year. But be smart about what’s in that glass you’re raising! With holiday in season, festive cookies and treats are not you’re only cause for holiday weight gain. Sugar-laden booze pack on a significant amount of calories, too. Think cocktail varieties — sangria, mojitos, cosmos and more. For a happy and healthy new year, try making this lighter berry-infused mocktail.

Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

▪ 2 Limes, cut in wedges
▪ 20 Strawberries, sliced
▪ 12 Mint Leaves
▪ 4 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
▪ 1 1/2 cups Young Scent Passion Fruit Vinegar Drink
▪ 1 1/2 cups Club Soda, chilled
▪ Ice, for serving

Instructions:

▪ Divide the lime wedges, strawberries, mint leaves, and sugar between 4 glasses and muddle.
▪ Distribute the passion fruit vinegar, club soda and ice into the glasses. Gently stir and serve chilled.

Health Benefits:

High in antioxidants, strawberries are a bona fide superfood packed with antioxidants and vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as minerals like potassium, which helps regulate heart rate and lower blood pressure. Strawberries are also an excellent source of iron, which is required for red blood cell formation.

Combined in this refreshing cooler, passion fruit vinegar is rich in enzymes to help digestion and high in potassium to help regulate heart rate and lower blood pressure. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps reduce LDL cholesterol.

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Created to delight your taste buds, Young Scent fruit vinegars are bursting with real fruit and flavor varieties. Rejuvenate your body and refine your palate with a taste of Young Scent’s fruit vinegar selection.

 

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health benefits of pomegranate

Pomegranate and Passion Fruit Mocktail

When it’s time to celebrate the holidays, there’s nothing like getting together with family and friends and toasting to a great year. But be smart about what’s in that glass you’re raising! With holiday in season, festive cookies and treats are not you’re only cause for holiday weight gain. Sugar-laden booze pack on a significant amount of calories, too. Think cocktail varieties — sangria, mojitos, cosmos and more. For a happy and healthy new year, try making this lighter holiday-inspired mocktail.

Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

▪ 2 cups Pomegranate Juice, Unsweetened
▪ 1 1/2 cups Young Scent Passion Fruit Vinegar Drink
▪ 4 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
▪ 3 Limes, Freshly Squeezed
▪ 1 1/2 cups Sparkling Water
▪ Ice, for serving
▪ Sea salt, for garnish
▪ Fresh lime wedges, for garnish

Directions:

▪ Place the pomegranate juice, passion fruit vinegar, lime juice, and sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth.
▪ Dip the rim of your glass in fresh lime juice, then again in sea salt. Add a few ice cubes and some mint leaves. Then top off with the juice blend and sparkling water, mix gently and serve.

Health Benefits:

High in antioxidants, pomegranates are said to be good sources of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as folic acid. Combined in this healthy powerhouse beverage, passion fruit vinegar is rich in enzymes to help digestion and high in potassium to help regulate heart rate and lower blood pressure. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps reduce LDL (the bad) cholesterol.

Get Started & Drink Up

Created to delight your taste buds, Young Scent fruit vinegars are bursting with real fruit and flavor varieties. Rejuvenate your body and refine your palate with a taste of Young Scent’s fruit vinegar varieties.

 

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