Donna H.

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I created Healthy Food Tribe because I am passionate about health, nutrition and green living, and I want to share my journey towards a better health with you.

Smoothie Ratio (How to Make a Good Smoothie)

Smoothie ratio

Preparing a nutritious green smoothie that not only tastes good but also has that perfect texture is not as easy as it may seem.

I used to mix all sorts of ingredients together in my blender, hoping something magical would come out of it. But all too often my smoothies ended up tasting bad or they would be too thick.

So how can you avoid making the mistakes I made? By sticking to a good smoothie ratio that works for you. A proven smoothie ratio that guarantees a healthy drink with a creamy texture and a good balance of nutrients.

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Best Manual Citrus Juicer (2018 Buying Guide)

Best manual citrus juicers

Manual citrus juicers are the perfect solution if you enjoy drinking fresh juices from citrus fruits such as oranges, mandarins, lemons and grapefruits without too much hassle.

A manual citrus juicer is also typically much more affordable (and far less complicated) than a motorized or electric juicer.

There are different types of manual citrus juicers, from the very basic squeezers and reamers to the fancier press juicers. What they all have in common is that they require some level of physical effort to operate them.

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3 Refreshing Pineapple Juice Recipes

Pineapple juice recipes

One of my favorite fruits to put in my juicer is pineapple, while at the same time I don’t really enjoy eating pineapple by itself.

Pineapple has very potent flavors that work best when mixed with other fruits and vegetables to establish a good balance of not only flavors but also nutrients.

This is why I’ve come up with a list of 3 delicious pineapple juice recipes for you to try out.

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Triturating Juicers Explained – Are They Worth Your Investment?

Triturating juicers explained

Buying a new juicer is not as simple as it may seem. There are various types of juicers you can choose from and each type has its pros and cons.

Triturating juicers, also known as twin gear or double auger juicers, are typically the more expensive models on the market. But they are also known to create the best quality juice you could wish for.

Let’s find out more about triturating juicers, how they function and which brands and models you should consider buying.

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Best Bitter Melon Extract Capsules

Best bitter melon extract capsules supplements

Bitter melon, otherwise known as karela or bitter gourd, is a plant with quite a unique fruit that offers great health benefits.

As the name suggests, bitter melon does actually have a very bitter taste which is probably why it’s not the most popular fruit out there.

One way to take advantage of the strong nutritional profile of this fruit without actually eating it is by taking bitter melon extract capsules.

We’ve had a look at some of the best bitter melon extract supplements available on the market and have selected our top five.

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10 Super Healthy Probiotic Foods

Healthy probiotic foods

Most of us are aware of the many health benefits of probiotics. These microorganisms have been featured in research and countless studies, demonstrating numerous benefits for our health.

Probiotics essentially perform the same important functions as the bacteria we find naturally living in our digestive system.

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Masticating vs Centrifugal Juicer (A Detailed Comparison)

Masticating vs centrifugal juicer

If you think that buying a juicer is as simple as looking at prices and reading reviews, you’re in for a surprise. There are various types of juicers you can buy and each type has its pros and cons.

Masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers are the two most popular types available. They both function very differently with varying performance results.

Let’s find out what the differences are between a masticating juicer and a centrifugal juicer so you can work out which type of juicer is best for you.

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10 Smoothie Add-Ins for Extra Health Benefits

Smoothie add-ins for extra health benefits

When preparing green smoothies, I always look at ways to easily add extra ingredients. Not just for the flavors, but more so because of the extra nutrients I get to enjoy.

My most-used green smoothie ingredients, such as kale, carrots, berries, parsley and avocado, are perhaps not very exciting. But some of my favorite smoothie add-ins, that I often use to maximize my nutrient intake, are a bit more surprising and can sometimes even raise a few eyebrows!

Please note that all of these add-ins have their own unique flavors so it requires a bit of experimenting to work out what your preferred smoothie balance is.

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10 Interesting Facts About Japanese Cuisine That May Surprise You

Facts about Japanese food culture

Ever since my first visit to the land of the rising sun, Japanese food has been my favorite international cuisine. The simplicity, the bright colors, the freshness, the unique flavors, I could literally eat Japanese food every day.

Food is an important part of Japanese culture, so much so that the UN officially included Japanese cuisine, otherwise known as “Washoku”, in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. This is an acknowledgment of the significance of Japanese cuisine, not just in Japan but around the world.

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Best Single Serve Blenders for Making Delicious Smoothies on the Go

Best single serve blenders

Single serve blenders are the perfect solution for those that want to prepare easy smoothies on the go, but don’t want to invest in an expensive blender with too many unnecessary features.

These compact-sized blenders are designed with convenience in mind, so you can quickly prepare a healthy drink without too much effort.

We’ve had a look at some of the best single serve blenders available on the market today and have selected our top six.

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