Alyssa Galvin

  1. Super Seaweed

    Super Seaweed
    Seaweed and algae—they’re not just things that stick to you when you swim in a lake. Actually, algae is the general term for all seaweed, which can range from single-celled organisms to complex plants. These superfoods are amazing sources of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, and some of them also have amazing flavors.     Seaweeds are an excellent source of...
  2. Cleansing in the Cold

    Cleansing in the Cold
    It feels great to start eating better by cleansing after New Year’s—it feels like the time for a clean start. But at the same time, the dead of winter is when we crave warm, comforting foods. The good news is that cleansing doesn’t have to mean starving yourself by living only on green juice and smoothies. There are plenty of...
  3. Vegan Holiday Desserts

    Vegan Holiday Desserts
    Vegan desserts are probably the best way to introduce plant-based food to people who eat a typical unhealthy diet. There are so many amazing plant-based ingredients that can go into a vegan dessert: coconut oil, almond flour, dates, maple syrup, berries, dark chocolate, almonds and other nuts (to name a few!).   We’ve collected three vegan holiday desserts and two...
  4. Fermentation

    Fermentation
    What is fermentation?   Fermentation is a natural process that foods and beverages undergo when they are left to their own devices. We humans can use this process to our advantage by controlling the fermentation conditions to produce edible and delicious foods and beverages. You can buy many fermented products in the grocery store, but they are often shockingly expensive...
  5. How to Make Sauerkraut

    How to Make Sauerkraut
    Sauerkraut is a traditional fermented food with just two basic ingredients: cabbage and salt. Homemade fermented sauerkraut has a delicious tangy flavor and a slight crunch, and it is an amazing source of probiotics (beneficial microorganisms). Eating fermented foods increases the amount of beneficial bacteria in your gut, which is good for digestion and overall health. These friendly bacteria are...
  6. Ginger

    Ginger
    Ginger is one of best plants to use during the winter. It is spicy and warming, and packs in many therapeutic benefits. Read on to learn more about this powerful plant.   Ginger can promote good circulation and increased metabolism. It helps immensely with digestion, especially digestion of protein (Pitchford, 2002).   Our ginger extract is a potent, concentrated source...
  7. Vegan Pumpkin Pie!

    Vegan Pumpkin Pie!
    PUMPKIN PIE! Vegan & Gluten-free with Fresh Pumpkin Have you seen those sweet, bright orange pie pumpkins at the store or farmer’s market, and wondered how to actually turn one into a pie? There is a way. When I was in first grade, we made little illustrated books showing how a pumpkin changes from a seed in the ground, to a...
  8. Hemp: CBD and Friends

    Hemp: CBD and Friends
     Hemp and CBD Are you curious about hemp? We love herbs here at Enerhealth Botanicals, and hemp is one of the most interesting (and controversial) herbs around. The New York Times recently published an article on CBD, which can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/style/cbd-benefits.html. CBD is one well-known, non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana. The article discusses CBD’s current popularity...
  9. Nourishing NutriCafé

    Nourishing NutriCafé
    Coffee is a hot topic. In the news, it is alternately portrayed in a positive and a negative light. The caffeine in coffee can be addictive and cause fractured sleep for some people, especially when it’s consumed in large quantities. But our NutriCafé is here to clean up coffee’s bad image! It still tastes and feels like an indulgence, but it actually supports your health in so...
  10. Healthy Fats

    Healthy Fats
      Check Your FATcts Are you eating enough fat?   Once you know about the importance of healthy fats, the phrase “low-fat” will make you cringe. Yes, it’s true that there are many destructive high-fat foods out there, like processed snacks with trans fats, fast food burgers, and mysterious “vegetable oils” in salad dressings. However, we should be focused on...

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