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What Exactly Is Plant-Based? w/ Sharon Palmer

Hey everyone, on today’s episode we’ll be talking all about plant-based living- what that means, why it’s important, and practical ways to get more plant foods in your life. This episode is sponsored by the US Highbush Blueberry Council, which Jess and I are both spokespeople for. In case you missed it on the socials, this year we launched a video recipe series with them that features fun and delicious ways to incorporate blueberries!


And to make things even sweeter, this month is actually National Blueberry Month, so at the end of the episode, we’ll highlight 3 ways to incorporate blueberries into your life. For today’s episode, we’re chatting with Sharon Palmer, award-winning dietitian & authorShe’s an expert on all things plant-based, so she’s the perfect guest for today’s episode. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. What plant-based eating actually means
  2. Common misconceptions about plant-based eating
  3. Common reasons people fall of the wagon when trying to eat more plant-based, and how to avoid those pitfalls 
  4. Practical things people can do at home to live more plant-based and boost our health status
  5. Tips that work to get children eating more plant-based foods, and more! 

And now for 3 of our favorite ways to incorporate blueberries into recipes:

  1. Smoothies: This is probably our all time favorite way to use blueberries. Super basic (we know), but there’s nothing more delicious than blending frozen blueberries with our favorite fruits & vegetables, especially during those hot summer months. My go-to smoothie consists of frozen blueberries, almond milk, banana, spinach, and flaxseed. 
  2. Blueberry Jam: If you’re into using jellies and jams as spreads, this this one is for you. By simply blending fresh blueberries with chia seeds and a touch of maple syrup, you have a delicious jam that’s ready to be enjoyed on top of toast or as part of a PB&J.
  3. Blueberry Oats: For all you oatmeal lovers, there’s nothing better than throwing in a serving of blueberries into your morning oats. It’s a great way to add a punch of fiber and vitamin C to your day.

Shout out to the US Highbush Blueberry Council for sponsoring this episode, and a big thank you to Sharon for being our guest. We’ll catch you next time! 

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