Healthy Coffee Smoothie

Aside from stimulating your nervous system and possibly keeping you awake, coffee can be a healthy drink. You can make your own flavored coffee drinks with far fewer calories than the corner coffee vendor (and it’s less expensive). Here’s a healthy recipe to get you started.

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Black Bean Brownies – A Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat

Here is a brownie recipe that gives you the beneficial fiber, vitamins and minerals of black beans plus a rich, chocolate taste and not much fat or many calories. In addition, to the delight of chocolate fans, research has verified that health-protecting phytochemicals that abound in dark chocolate may contribute to heart health. See if your Valentine notices anything unusual when biting into these delicious, moist treats!

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Cashew Stir-fry with Broccoli and Pork

Stir-frying is a quick and easy way to cook vegetables so that they retain their vibrant color and healthful nutrients. This recipe combines cancer-fighting broccoli, protein-rich pork and the nutty crunch of cashews. Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates, compounds that may help decrease inflammation, a risk factor for cancer. Serve over brown rice for a healthy boost of fiber.

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