How to make Red or Pink Food Coloring

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Natural Homemade Red Food Coloring

Avoid artificial food coloring and make your own at home! Learn how to make homemade Pink or Red food coloring by using fresh raspberries.

RED (or Pink) FOOD COLORING RECIPE
1. Place 1 cup (or more) fresh, washed organic raspberries into the blender. Blend until raspberries turn into a thick liquid (about 1-2 minutes). If having trouble liquidating, add 2 tablespoons of water and then blend.
2. Pour liquid through a fine strainer to remove seeds. Use spoon or spatula to push through.
3. In a small saucepan, cook on medium low heat (very low boil) until liquid becomes a thick, colorful paste.
4. Add immediately into your favorite recipes.
5. To store, pour into an ice cube tray and place into the freezer for future use.

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Almond Joy Coffee – Hot and Iced Healthy Recipe

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Enjoy the flavors of Almond, Coconut, and Chocolate in your coffee! Learn how to make Hot or Iced Almond Joy Coffee with this healthy coffee recipe!

Brought to you by iGoPink.org and The Breast Cancer Charities of America

ALMOND JOY COFFEE RECIPE (HOT):

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Organic Coffee, Freshly Brewed
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut or Coconut Almond Milk, Steamed or Heated
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • stevia extract, to taste
    *Select all natural, organic ingredients without artificial additives

Instructions:
Add all ingredients in coffee mug, mix well, and enjoy hot!

ALMOND JOY COFFEE RECIPE (ICED):

Ingredients:

  • Organic Coffee, Cold
  • Unsweetened Coconut or Coconut Almond Milk
  • Unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Almond extract
  • stevia extract, to taste
    *Select all natural, organic ingredients without artificial additives

Instructions:
1. Brew and chill organic coffee.
2. Heat coconut almond milk, add cocoa, cook/heat and stir until cocoa is dissolved or mixed well with the milk. Let cool or chill.
3. Combine all ingredients in glass (or pitcher if making a batch – like in the video) and stir well.
4. Chill and serve over ice!

 

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Coffee Tips for a Healthy Cup!

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Enjoy your morning coffee with these tips for a healthier cup!

#iGoPink Coffee Tips:
– Use organic coffee
– Sweeten with stevia extract or powder
– Add unsweetened almond milk or another non-dairy low fat alternative
– Spice it up with organic dried spices like cinnamon
– Add flavor with organic extracts like vanilla
– Add your favorite organic and natural ingredients

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Mini Turkey Burger Recipe by Kathryn Davis

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This Mini Turkey Burger recipe from the Cancer Cutie Cookbook is a great summer meal that the whole family can enjoy!

The Cancer Cutie Cookbook was written by Kathryn “Kat” Davis, a two time breast cancer survivor, certified nutritionist, health & wellness counselor and cancer coach. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two children.

Mini Turkey Burgers

Mini Turkey Burgers by Kathryn Davis

Serves 12
Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients

1 Large egg
1 lb Ground turkey breast
2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion or chive (optional)
2 Tablespoons whole wheat bread crumbs (seasoned or unseasoned)
2 Tablespoons low-fat sour cream
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon olive oil
12 Dinner rolls

Preparation

1. In a bowl, beat the egg, add the turkey, onion, bread crumbs, mustard and sour cream and mix well. Form the mixture into twelve patties (same size as dinner roll)
2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil, cook the burgers for 4-6 minutes a side, or until golden brown and cooked through. (Cover skillet for last 1-2 minutes to ensure the burgers are cooked all the way through)

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What Sweetener Should I Use? Types to Avoid and Choose

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Sweeteners to Avoid and Choose

Do you add sweetener to your coffee, tea, or favorite baked dishes? Enjoy sodas, packaged or prepared foods? Be careful! The type of sweetener(s) you consume can greatly affect your health. Join us on the #iGoPinkChallenge by avoiding harmful sweeteners and instead choose healthier alternatives to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Sweeteners to AVOID:

  • Aspartame – artificial, found in many diet sodas and low calorie processed foods
  • Sucralose – artificial, processed with cholrine
  • Sugar. If you use sugar, use sparingly and select organic, less processed types like rapadura or turbinado.
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) – higher fructose level than sugar and banned in organic foods
  • Agave Nectar – high fructose levels than HFCS

Instead use:

  • Stevia – a zero calorie natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. Select organic powders or extracts without “natural flavors.”
  • Raw Local Honey – contains cancer-fighting antioxidants, has a low glycemic index, and local honey can help alleviate allergy symptoms.
  • Real Maple Syrup – contains less calories and more minerals than honey plus studies have shown maple syrup has anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting antioxidant properties. Select 100 % maple syrup without “natural maple flavoring.”

Remember: ALL sweeteners should be used in moderation! But if you do select a sweetener or enjoy a prepared food or beverage, make sure to make choices that are not harmful to your health.

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Healthy Recipe: Coconut Almond Energy Bites

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Need a boost? Don’t reach for candy! Instead enjoy this healthy treat that is naturally sweet, satisfying and oh-so-delicious!

Recipe brought to you by The Breast Cancer Charities of America
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COCONUT ALMOND ENERGY BITES RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup protein powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 cup coconut flakes, nuts, or cocoa nibs

*Note: Choose ingredients that are organic, no sugar added, natural, and without artificial additives, colors or flavoring

Instructions:

  1. Add almond butter, protein powder, maple syrup, and salt to mixing bowl.
  2. Stir ingredients until combined and come together to form a large ball.
  3. Portion and roll into small bite-sized balls with your hands.
  4. Optional: Roll in crumb-size coconut flakes or topping and press into dough. (To get crumb-size topping, first chop or grind in food processor)
  5. Place in freezer for 15-30 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy immediately!
  7. Seal and store in fridge for up to 1 month.

Enjoy!

 

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Watermelon Tomato Salad – Healthy 4th of July Recipe

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Celebrate the 4th of July with the fresh flavors of summer in our Watermelon Tomato Salad! This healthy dish is delicious and is perfect to share with family and friends while enjoying fireworks in honor of Independence Day. Watch step-by-step how to make this quick and easy recipe in the video below:

WATERMELON TOMATO SALAD RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups watermelon, freshly chopped into cubes
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, yellow or orange color and sliced into halves
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Steps:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add watermelon, tomatoes, and red onion together.
  2. In a small bowl, add and stir together balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  3. Add dressing mix to ingredients in large bowl and stir together.
  4. Break basil leaves up into small pieces and add to large bowl.
  5. Add salt and pepper to large bowl (to taste).
  6. Mix ingredients all together.
  7. Chill in fridge (up to a few hours) until ready to plate and serve.
  8. Enjoy!

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3 Day Meal Plan: What Do I Eat On The #iGoPinkChallenge?

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Many are taking charge of their health and joining us on the #iGoPinkChallenge! Have you committed to a healthy lifestyle and downloaded our FREE guide? Download the #iGoPinkChallenge guide and start making choices today! Click Here to download, save and print.

Not sure how to get started? One of our staff members, Jennifer, shares 3 days of her meals that you too can eat, enjoy, and still keep on track and on the plan!

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Day 1

  • 16 oz water
  • (1) Breakfast: Creamy Cinnamon Banana Crunch
    • Brown Rice Cake, Lightly Salted
    • 1% Low Fat Cottage Cheese
    • Sliced Banana
    • Cinnamon
    • Coffee with liquid stevia extract and unsweetened almond milk
  • Snack: Fresh Fruit (cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew)
  • 16 oz water
  • (2) Lunch: Ahi Tuna Salad
    • Seared Ahi Tuna with Sesame Seeds
    • Salad: spring greens, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, roasted peppers, red onions, toasted soy nuts
    • SPECIAL REQUEST: Wasabi-soy Vinaigrette Dressing on the side
    • Iced Water with lime
  • 16 oz water
  • Snack: Carrots and Celery with Almond Butter
  • (3) Dinner: Turkey Meatballs & Zucchini Noodles
    • Baked Turkey Meatballs: 99% lean turkey, 1 egg, fresh chopped basil, chopped sweet onion, ground garlic and onion powder, black pepper, sea salt
    • Tomato Sauce: Crushed tomatoes, olive oil, sliced onion, minced garlic, fresh chopped basil, black pepper, sea salt
    • Zucchini Noodles: Thinly sliced (hand-cut) zucchini squash sautéed in olive oil with black pepper and sea salt
    • Cranberry Lime Water – to see the recipe, click here
  • 16 oz water

Day 2

  • 16 oz water
  • (4) Breakfast: Egg White Omelette
    • Egg Whites, Cage Free and Grain Fed
    • Sliced Sautéed Sweet Onion
    • Coconut Oil, Cold Pressed
    • Ketchup, Used Sparingly (Organic, No Corn Syrup)
    • Sea Salt, Dash
    • Coffee with liquid stevia extract and unsweetened almond milk
  • Snack: Fresh Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 16 oz water
  • (5) Lunch: Meatball Italian Salad
    • Dinner Leftovers: Turkey Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
    • Salad: Blend of kale, spinach, and butter lettuce, fresh basil, olives, roasted garlic, freshly grated black pepper
    • Dressing: Balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard (mix of equal parts)
    • Sparkling Water
  • 16 oz water
  • Snack: Brown Rice Crackers and Hummus
  • (6) Dinner: Mexican Street Tacos
    • Tacos: Corn tortillas, fajita chicken, fresh cilantro, chopped tomato and onion (no sauce on tacos)
    • Dressing on the side: Roasted Tomato Salsa and Salsa Verde
    • Skinny Margarita: Fresh lime juice, club soda, tequila, and stevia – shaken and served on the rocks

Day 3

  • 16 oz water
  • (7) Breakfast: Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal
    • Quick Cooking Oats, Water, Stevia, Vanilla, Cinnamon
    • Topping: Sliced Banana and Cinnamon
    • Coffee with liquid stevia extract and unsweetened almond milk
  • Snack: Fresh Fruit (apple)
  • 16 oz water
  • (8) Lunch: Ahi Poke
    • Raw Chopped Ahi Tuna on top of guacamole (avocado, onion, tomato, garlic, lime juice, pepper, salt)
    • Cole Slaw: Cabbage tossed in light vinaigrette
    • SPECIAL REQUEST: Soy glaze and creamy dressing on the side
    • Unsweetened Iced tea
  • 16 oz water
  • Snack: raw vegetables and low fat dressing
  • (9) Dinner: Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables
    • Grilled shrimp: wild caught shrimp, coconut oil, cajun seasoning, garlic, black pepper, sea salt
    • Grilled vegetables: squash, sliced onion, coconut oil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sea salt
    • Iced Water with sliced cucumber
  • Dessert: 2 squares of dark chocolate
  • 16 oz water

*Note: If possible, all ingredients and dishes selected were organic and gluten free

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How To Naturally Flavor Water? Cranberry Lime Water Recipe

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Are you drinking enough water? Learn how to NATURALLY flavor your water without artificial ingredients, dyes, additives or sweeteners with our Cranberry Lime Water recipe.

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Share Your #iGoPinkHealth Tips!

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Share your tips with us on how you make healthy choices and take steps to prevent, battle, and survive cancer!

STEP 1: SUBMIT a photo and add a description below
OR use the #iGoPinkHealth hashtag and tag us when posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter.
STEP 2: SHARE your entry with your friends and ask them to VOTE for you daily!
STEP 3: Every TUESDAY we will announce the winner who will win an iGoPink prize on our Facebook page!