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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

In a Rut? Here’s How to Recharge Your Spirit

We all know keeping up with a regular fitness routine can be beneficial for our physical health, but what about our mental and spiritual health? The body, mind and spirit are all interconnected, and when our body isn’t feeling good and we have low energy, our mood becomes affected. It’s hard to stay motivated about life in general when we’re feeling down in the dumps. To be the best version of ourselves, we need to remember that a healthy body leads to a healthy … Read more »

Grocery Store Cheat Sheet

I’m one of those people who loves to grocery shop. It’s a meditative experience for me to lean on my cart and stroll down the aisles. I also get extreme satisfaction when I am able to shop for my groceries with the utmost efficiency. I have a plan in the back of my head: produce first, then outer aisles, then … Read more »

How is Peanut Butter Enjoyed Around the World

In the canon of uniquely American foods, peanut butter certainly has a place of prominence. If you ask individuals from other countries how they enjoy peanut butter, the surprising answer from many might be “We don’t.” That’s right, many people outside the U.S. don’t touch the stuff (including the French and Italians, but what do they know about food? *irony*). But the… Read more »

Chinese New Year Food & Symbols

Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20. Astronomy reminder: the new moon the phase during which the moon disappears from our view, because the sun is reflecting light on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth. This year it falls on January 28, and though China began using the Western calendar over 100 years ago, Chinese … Read more »

Frozen Pecan & Maple Hot Chocolate

It’s hard not to love the comforting flavors of a mug of hot chocolate, but what if you could enjoy those same classic flavors in a frozen beverage? Enter the frozen hot chocolate, a wonderful invention by our resident recipe tester, The Artful Desperado. Not only does it turn the classic hot chocolate on its head with the addition of crushed ice, but it also changes the chocolate beverage game by incorporating maple syrup and pecans… … Read more »

7 Pies from Around the World

Happy National Pie Day! Today is the day to celebrate all things pie, as opposed to Pi Day, in March, which celebrates the mathematical constant, which is celebrated in March. Although to be fair, we break out pie that day too.… Read more »

7 Unusual Uses for Avocado

I’m just going to come out and say it: I can’t stand it when people call it ‘guac’. I’m not really sure why… but then again I’m also one of those people who feels like they’re trapped in a medieval torture chamber when someone chews with their mouth open. I digress.… Read more »