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What can I substitute for chia seeds?

Flax or hemp seeds are a great substitute for chia seeds!

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Is it okay to add cheese to some of the recipes?

If you want to add dairy, go with full-fat dairy in small quantities. A sprinkling of full fat goat cheese on a salad is fine to add.

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Can the meat/chicken/fish be slow cooked?

You can definitely try it! The secret to slow cooking is to be sure the meat is covered with liquid so that it doesn't dry out and burn. Let us know how it goes!

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What are some substitutes for dates?

You can substitute 1 teaspoon of maple syrup per date, or use dried raisins instead.

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How many carrot bites or donut holes should I have?

One or two bites or holes should be enough to satiate you! These snacks are rich and nutrient-dense.

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What should I substitute for a nut allergy?

For nut allergies, you may substitute seeds: sunflower, sesame, flax, chia. Other good sources of protein are avocados and quinoa.

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I'm allergic to nut butter so I can't use them in the smoothies. Is there something else I can use?

Sunflower-seed butter is a great option! If you don’t like sunflower-seed butter, you can try using avocados, chia seeds, and ground flax seed.

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What brand of almond milk do you like?

The best almond milk is the kind you make at home. We love this recipe here. We also like Califia Almond Milk because it does not contain carrageenan, a potentially harmful ingredient.

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I don't like bananas. What can I use to substitute them in smoothies?

We use bananas in smoothies because they create a smooth consistency and they act as a sweetener. For the same effect, try using 1/2 avocado and 2 dates. Not loving those options? Omit the banana altogether.

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What can I substitute for leafy greens in a smoothie?

Substitute the leafy greens with another source of fiber—consider using a zucchini, cucumber, or 1/2 an avocado.

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