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Miraval Nutritionist Junelle Lupiani, R.D. specializes in weight management and the integration of nutrition in disease prevention. Junelle believes that nutrition is a fundamental building block to good health and well being and provides practical and individualized strategies to achieve weight loss. In the video below, Junelle walks you through how to make an easy and nutritious green smoothie, via WorldLifestyle.com. Enjoy!


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Here's a great how-to video with Pastry Chef Kim Macy. She is demonstrating how to make our trail mix cookies! 

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On Sunday, Miraval's Pastry Chef Kim Macy led participants through a special hands-on baking class at PIRCH in Costa Mesa, California! Chef Kim shared two of her favorite recipes, Rich Gluten-Free Molten Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Peanut Butter Meringues. Both desserts are featured in Miraval's newest cookbook, Sweet & Savory Cooking (available for pre-order now!) Here are some of our favorite photos from the class. Enjoy!


By: Kim Macy, Pastry Chef

In Miraval’s newest book, Sweet & Savory Cooking, my husband, Executive Chef Justin Macy and I share recipes and techniques for making delicious, healthy dishes. Here is a sneak peek into some of my favorite secret ingredients that I use to add nutrition, and reduce calories and fat in my baking! Pre-order Sweet & Savory Cooking now before it hits bookstores January 7, 2014 for more healthy cooking tips and one-of-a-kind recipes mentioned below!

• Fresh seasonal berries are so versatile and you can add them to anything. A little jumble of berries adds height, color, flavor, with, of course, minimal calories and loads of nutrients. My favorite berries are raspberries, for their gorgeous color, sweet perfume, and ease of use – no steam or big seed to worry about. They are the perfect balance of so many good things!

• Yogurt is fantastic in baking because the acid which keeps the dough tender. I love to incorporate vanilla yogurt in place of sour cream to help keep the moist and flavor in cakes and scones. My strawberry pecan scones are a great dish using yogurt.