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Ornish Green Smoothie Recipe

It's actually easy being green, especially when you are a yummy green smoothie! Looking for a fast, vitally energizing breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up? This refreshing smoothie combines nutrient-rich spinach with sweet fresh pineapple and cooling cucumber and mint. Pureeing rather than juicing...
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Ornish Apple Spice Muffins

Full of warm spices and sweet apple, these wholesome muffins make a healthy start to the day. They can also serve as a delightful afternoon snack or dessert. Source: Ornish Ingredients: 2 TABLESPOONS ground flaxseeds (flaxseed meal) 1/4 CUP water 1 1/2 CUPS whole wheat flour can substitute with...
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Ornish Smoky Bean and Corn Tacos

Black beans, pinto beans, and corn come together in this taco filling with a sauce of tomatoes, poblano peppers, and smoky chipotle peppers simmered with oregano and cumin. This dish offers lots of fiber, plant-based protein, and heart-healthy vitamins. Source: Ornish Ingredients: ONE 28-OZ CAN...
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Ornish Cocoa Truffles

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Finally, a moist, fudgy, delicious truffle that’s good for you, too. Sweet, nutrient-dense medjool dates take the place of sugar here, while dark cocoa is rich in flavonoids (antioxidant compounds that help ward off inflammation and lower blood pressure) as well as in...
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Ornish Red Lentil Stew

Red lentils make a fast and easy chili, perfect for warming up. This simple one-pot meal is excellent for a crowd or for a no-fuss dinner with family and friends. (It’s even better the next day.) Butternut squash is easy to find, but you can also use kabocha squash, which has a rich, chestnutty...
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Sweet & Spicy Jicama Slaw

Looking for a healthier dish to serve at your next party or potluck? This jicama slaw is a blend of sweet citrus, refreshing jicama, and a kick from radishes and Thai chile peppers. It's the perfect side for your next event (and it is heart healthy and Ornish approved)! It's great on its own or as...
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Health Bomb: Hummus & Veggie Wrap

Hummus is a great way to add additional fiber as well as health benefits of chickpeas. Hummus can be made with white beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), or even black beans. In addition, it can also be made with or without oil. In the following recipe, you can use your favorite style of hummus and...
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What is Intermittent Fasting?

Submitted by Kim Westcott, MS, RD, LDN

New year, new me? It’s a popular pledge during January as people will crowd into fitness centers to start the year fresh and healthy. While exercise is a critical part to improving your health and shedding a few pounds, a balanced and nutritious diet is also an important factor. There’s a new diet...
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New Year’s Resolution? 10 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Gym Membership

Submitted by Adam Jones PT, Beebe Physical Rehab

Selecting a fitness facility any time of the year can be an intimidating endeavor. While joining the wrong gym can be a costly mistake. Choosing the correct facility will result in many long term positive mental, social, and physical benefits. Research has shown that exercise can improve mild to...
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How Can I Mentally Prepare for Bariatric Surgery?

Is it time for you to take the next step and have surgery to help you lose the weight you need to lose? Have you decided you are ready? The Benefits of Robotic Bariatric Surgery at Beebe. Here are some tips to help you prepare your mind for the surgery. Often, surgery can be a scary thought. Once...
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