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Millet Cherry Bars

Posted on Oct 04 , 2016 - 04:54 pm


1 cup roughly chopped pecans
1/2 cup raw millet
1/4 cup raw shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup dried cherries
2 tablespoons honey
Zest of 1 medium orange
1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread pecans, millet, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds on a rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven and heat, stirring a couple times, until golden and fragrant, 10 to 12 minutes. Line an 8x8–inch square baking pan with a piece of parchment paper large enough so there is a 1-inch overhang.

Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees F. Blend cherries, honey, orange zest, salt, and 2 tablespoons water in a food processor into a paste. Transfer to a bowl and stir in toasted pecan mixture. Press firmly into prepared pan in an even layer and bake until just slightly sticky to the touch, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan before using the parchment overhang to lift from pan. Cut into 9 bars. These can be kept chilled for 2 weeks or frozen for up to 2 months if wrapped tightly. - Republished with permission from Rocket Fuel by Matt Kadey, RD. Learn more at

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Can't Sleep?

Posted on Oct 04 , 2016 - 12:25 pm

Go Red Before Bed!

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‘Biggest Loser’ host Bob Harper reveals 5 small things to kick-start healthy habits

Posted on Sep 15 , 2016 - 12:29 pm

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Make Ahead Tart Cherry Muffins for Busy Back-to-School Mornings

Posted on Aug 31 , 2016 - 03:30 pm

Recipe developer and healthy living blogger, Dara Michalski, of Cookin' Canuck shares her top three tips for busy back-to-school mornings, and a flavorful breakfast recipe both kids and parents will love!

It’s that time of year when I try to wrap my mind around the school morning routine. I figure if I can mentally practice each step before the first day of school arrives then there might actually be a chance of getting the kids to school without the usual sense of panic and multiple requests. "Please, for the love of all that is good, get your shoes on NOW!” Sound familiar?

There are always going to be last-minute hang-ups – missing shoes, last trip to the bathroom and so on. To balance things out and keep us on schedule, I take control of the things that can be done ahead. Today I’m sharing my 3 favorite tips for saving time on school morning.

  • Nighttime lunches: I learned a long time ago that packing lunches in the morning leads to mass panic. Several years ago, I started making lunches the night before. Sandwiches, cut up vegetables, snacks – every single part of it packed into lunch boxes and ready to go for the morning. My boys are now old enough to make their own lunches, so they have taken over that part of the routine. Happy dance!

  • Make-ahead breakfast: I’m a stickler about breakfast in the morning. If my kids are going to be able to concentrate at school, their bodies and brains need fuel. As easy as it is to prepare a bowl of cereal with fruit, sometimes a grab-and-go breakfast option is necessary. That’s where a recipe like this one for whole wheat Montmorency tart cherry and almond muffins comes in handy. The wonderful sweet tart flavor of the tart cherries, along with the plumped up texture when baked, makes the muffins irresistibly good. Since my kids tend to gobble these up quickly for breakfast and snacks, I usually make double or even triple batches so that I can freeze the extras. Take a couple of muffins out of the freezer the night before or even pop them into the microwave to defrost them before heading out the door. Check out the full recipe here!

  • School bags at the ready: Right after lunches are packed the night before, school bags are next on the list. Completed homework is placed into a special “turn in” folder for each boy, and notebooks, textbooks and pencils are placed in their proper places. Before bedtime, the boys place their backpacks by the door so they just need to grab and go in the morning.

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Yogurt Bowl with Tart Cherry Compote

Posted on Aug 02 , 2016 - 04:31 pm


Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Beginner


  • 1 cup Montmorency tart cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup dried Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs (optional)
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt


Place cherry juice, honey, dried cherries, ginger, lemon zest, cinnamon, vanilla and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove dried cherries from pan and set aside. Raise heat to high and boil, uncovered, for 3 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by about half and syrupy. Stir cherries back into liquid along with cacao nibs if using.

Place yogurt in serving bowls and top with cherry mixture.

Recipe courtesy of Matthew Kadey

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Use this fruit as your recovery secret weapon in endurance and strength training

Posted on Feb 25 , 2016 - 10:11 am

A committed athlete keeps an arsenal of training supplies and aids. From favorite energy bars to a lucky pair of shorts, an athlete develops many preferences among their routine designed for an edge.

Nutrition is obviously a major factor in an athlete's training regime. What you eat not only aids performance, but assists in recovery and rest. An emerging nutritional option for athletes is the Montmorency tart cherry.

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New study shows Montmorency Tart Cherry Supplements can help reduce muscle soreness and speed recovery post-workout

Posted on Dec 03 , 2015 - 10:48 am

Sufferers of achy and fatigued muscles may have a new and unique dietary supplement option to help them recover more quickly. In a recently published clinical study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition researchers from Texas A&M University shed light on the benefits of Montmorency Tart Cherry Powder supplementation for exercise recovery. A short-term dose helped to accelerate recovery from muscle soreness, slow strength decline during recovery, and lessen markers of muscle catabolism in resistance-trained individuals. Led by Dr. Richard Kreider from the Department of Health and Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory, in College Station, TX the research team used a well established double-blind, placebo-controlled testing method to examine if short-term ingestion of a powdered tart cherry supplement, prior to, and following intense resistance-exercise alleviates muscle soreness and recovery from strength loss. The study looked at healthy, resistance-trained men and matched them based on relative maximal back squat strength, age, body weight and fat free mass. The subjects were then assigned, in a double-blind manner, capsules containing 480mg of powdered Montmorency Tart cherries (as CherryPURE) or a placebo. The study reports those taking the tart cherry supplement reported a significant decrease in post-workout muscle soreness compared to the placebo group. Blood tests also revealed significantly attenuated post-workout markers of protein catabolism, indicating muscle recovery benefits following exercise in the tart cherry supplement group.

The Texas A&M study adds another chapter to the growing body of evidence for describing the beneficial use of tart cherries in post-exercise recovery.

For additional information about other studies please visit the Cherry Marketing Institute’s (CMI) website at CMI is a not-for-profit organization funded by the North American tart cherry growers and processors. CMI’s mission is to increase market expansion, product development and research.

This study was funded by the Anderson Global Group, LLC (Irvine, CA, USA) and Shoreline Fruit, LLC (Traverse City, MI, USA) through an unrestricted research grant to Texas A&M University. All researchers involved independently collected, analyzed, and interpreted the results from this study and have no financial interests concerning the outcome of this investigation. The results from this study do not constitute endorsement by the authors and/or the institution concerning the nutrients investigated

CherryPURE Montmorency Tart Cherry Powder is the premier tart cherry powder available in the nutraceutical marketplace and the only cherry ingredient backed by multiple human clinical studies. Built upon the health benefits inherent to phytonutrients, CherryPURE is produced using proprietary processing technology that starts with cherries carefully harvested in the USA and utilizes methods to protect the rich phytonutrient levels of each individual cherry. It takes more than 100 pounds of fresh Montmorency tart cherries to produce a single kilogram of CherryPURE Montmorency Tart Cherry Powder.

Anderson Global Group offers a distinct portfolio of premium nutraceutical and functional food ingredients. Founded in 2009, we have distinguished our company by delivering superior ingredients, applying best-in-class processing technologies and supporting unique ingredient claims with compelling scientific research. This perpetual drive towards innovation is the platform for our brand partners to stand above the competition. Anderson Global Group is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information about CherryPURE and our entire portfolio of quality ingredients, visit us at

Shoreline Fruit, LLC is a vertically integrated grower, processor, and marketer of premium cherry products and other dried fruits. Locally owned and headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Shoreline is one of the world’s largest producers of dried tart cherries and cherry concentrate. Shoreline also offers a broad selection of other premium dried fruits and tart cherry-based nutraceutical products to consumers under their Cherry Bay Orchards and CherryPURE brand names to retail and specialty food marketers and distributors worldwide. From orchard to table, Shoreline Fruit is committed to quality, innovation, and sustainability. For more information about Shoreline’s products and services, please visit

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