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[2 Jul 2010 | 11 Comments | ]
What Not to Put in a Green Smoothie

I constantly read blogs telling you that you can throw any greens in a smoothie and you won’t taste it. Lie, flat out lie. Unless your taste buds are dulled to some of the greens, you can taste many of them. For some, it is a matter of finding the right flavor combo, and for others … just. don’t. do it.
Don’t get me wrong, I started tossing spinach in our smoothies about five years ago. Both my husband and I love it and spinach is a truly close to neutral green. Though …

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[30 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Cookie (and Chocolate) Cravings

Yesterday, I posted about how proud I was of my self control … like my old ways, I enjoyed mini-meals throughout Monday and was satisfied with one chocolate explosion cookie. Well that was Monday, and I am happy to say that I am human, and completely proud of that too. Yesterday (Tuesday) I had three of these nicely sized babies, and enjoyed every minute …

Fortunately, I am well passed the age of feeling guilty about some awesome cookies! Hmm, perhaps I should type up the recipe to post on One …

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[29 Jun 2010 | 11 Comments | ]
60 Days of Insanity

My husband and I took some vacations in May and June, including a lot of time with family, so I took a blog break to allow me to mentally recharge and get ready to go. Fortunately, I always plan ahead, so you shouldn’t see a blip in the content at Go Dairy Free, even if I am away from the computer for two weeks!
But before we left on our last trip, I spotted Biz’s 101 Days of Summer Challenge and opted to join in … a little late of course (they …

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[23 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Trend Spotting: What are Natural and Organic Food Consumers (Like You!) Looking For?

When the natural food section at my local supermarket expanded from three shelves to three full aisles two years ago, I got the strong impression that I was no longer one of the “few” consumers scrutinizing labels for all-natural and special diet foods. Demand is thankfully growing, and my favorite coupon site, Mambo Sprouts, used their marketing research team to find out what drives natural and organic food consumers.

The results were surprising and intriguing … for me at least. Check out the stats and see what groups your shopping habits …

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[2 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]

136 people entered via comment here on Dairy-Free & Fit
129 people have been automatically entered as email subscribers to Dairy-Free & Fit
and there were 15 rogue entries on One Frugal Foodie that I decided should count in this
So from the 280 entries, the winner is …
#51 – Allie (Protein Girl) (ID 671) – “I do use probiotics, but haven’t found the perfect brand yet.”
Congratulations Allie, here’s another one to trial out, and a tasty one at that. Enjoy!
I will be back with regular posts on Dairy-Free & Fit very soon …

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[24 May 2010 | 136 Comments | ]
Attune 14-Day Chocolate Challenge for a Healthy Tummy

*This contest is closed, but feel free to read my review below*
I do consume probiotics each day, and recently became more diligent about it due to a round of antibiotics, so I was intrigued when I was contacted about Attune Foods. They make chocolate bars infused with probiotics. Hmm, eat chocolate – help tummy; that is a wonderful sounding relationship in theory. How was it in practice?

Attune places the following claim on their box: “Try 1 attune bar daily for 14 days – if you don’t feel a difference it’s FREE.” …

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[29 Apr 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Coconut: Controversial and … Cheap?

Yesterday and the day before I kept myself shuttered up inside with a hot mug of tea on the go at all times. Spring  you say? Not here. Inches and inches of fresh snow falling and 50 mph winds that reminded me of the Patagonia. Hmm, I think I will stay inside … and perhaps do a little online shopping? I deserve it, right?
So after dropping way too much money on the spring clothing sales yesterday (I’m really, really hoping those petite yoga pants fit!), I decided to end my …

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[27 Apr 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
The Most Interesting Thing I Ate Today …

To be clear, I don’t miss cheese, I don’t crave cheese, I don’t think about cheese … in fact, if it weren’t for Go Dairy Free, cheese wouldn’t even come onto my mental radar. But, in the name of trialing as many dairy substitutes as I can for the viewers, I give vegan cheese a go whenever I come across it and the ingredients don’t look too scary.
And once in a while, I like it. Not because it tastes like cheese (some of it kind of does, some of it …

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[25 Apr 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Sunflower Seed Recipe Experiments and the World’s Cheapest (and Smallest) Food Processor

First off, welcome to all new readers and email subscribers! I hope you all enjoy the posts to come, and feel free to send feedback, questions, and comments at any time. And if you haven’t yet entered the Amazing Giveaway, head over there now, you have until the end of today (Sunday) enter!
So, when I selected sunflower seeds for this week’s BSI (blogger secret ingredient event), little did I know how much trouble I would have in creating my own submission. I admit to some selfish motives for this foodie choice, so …

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[19 Apr 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Peanut Butter Cocoa Smoothie and Berry-Licious Superfood Shake for Kids and Adults

I repeatedly get questions from moms and active adults who want to know how to fit healthy fats and protein into their diets and those of their loved ones when cutting out dairy. Many people rely on dairy products for certain nutrients and need a bit of a diet readjustment to slide the right foods into place.
My primary secret weapon: smoothies and shakes. Kid-friendly, adult-friendly, yumilicious, customizable to most diets (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, you name it) and oh so easy – these thick (as I make them) blender beverages …