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Barely-Sweet, Super-Chocolatey, Easy Avocado-Choco Mousse

In Food, Recipe by Robyn Landis0 Comments

So, I’m a plant-based health coach and fitness trainer… and I don’t like avocado. Gasp!  I know—it’s heretical. I don’t like to admit it. (I hate sprouts, too. There. I said it. Hey, I like pretty much everything else!) But avocado is so incredibly healthy—with its unsaturated fat, carotenoid antioxidants (like lutein and zeaxanthin), B vitamins, fiber and potassium—that I do try to work some into my food life. I look for sneaky ways to do it, kind of like trying to get kids to eat their vegetables by hiding them in more kid-savory items.  Guacamole is one …

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Why I’m back 20 years later to talk about “fueling” and more

In Health by Robyn Landis2 Comments

One of the things about being a young health author—say, a diet author in your twenties—is that a certain number of people will always have the “out” of saying “Oh, it’s just because you’re young that this works for you.” Whatever it is you happen to be suggesting, skeptics can dismiss it based on the idea that, for someone your age, anything would work. My 1994 book Bodyfueling (and its predecessor, a basic healthy-eating workshop that I ultimately delivered to about  3,000 people) developed a fairly decent following for a first-time author with no agent …