Healthy Aging Month with Ahiflower

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Ahiflower, but all opinions are my own.

Did you know that September is healthy aging month? I thought I would share some great ways to help look and feel young. Now that I have approached the big 40, this is extra important to me.

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Establish an exercise routine.  This can be as simple as walking around the neighborhood or joining your local gym.  I make a point to work out at least 5 days a week, but I even 3 days a week would be beneficial.

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

I had about 8 apples to use up in the fridge, so I decided to attempt some slow cooker apple butter. I was so glad I did.  Not only was it super easy to make, but it let me use up all those bruised apples!

I added a little bit of sweetener to my apples because I wanted to make sure this was very different than my slow cooker applesauce.  I thought the small amount of sugar would help give it a thicker texture once cooked down.  I really do think it helped, but next time I am going to try it with no sugar at all and see how it turns out.

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I know some of you are probably wondering if you can make this in the Instant Pot.  I did find this recipe online if you want to try it.  This wonderful apple butter will make your house smell amazing as it cooks!  It’s perfect to use as a spread or even as a dip. The possibilities are endless.

I plan on using this apple butter in an upcoming recipe too!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Bars

My favorite time of year is here!  Fall.  Don’t you just love it?  Pumpkin on all the things!  I am starting with these delectable Pumpkin Chocolate Bars.  This recipe was inspired by this amazing recipe on Pinch of Yum.  As soon as I saw it, I thought about making a pumpkin version.  These bars came out great!

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These bars are vegan, gluten free, paleo and they contain zero refined sugar.  They are also no bake and can be made in a flash!  These dessert bars are very rich and you only need a little bit to feel satisfied. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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