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Veggies in smoothies get kind of a bad wrap, in my opinion. In reality though they are such a great way to add a lot of diverse sources of nutrients into your diet, in a yummy way that’s also easy on digestion. After trial and error I’ve been able to discover my six favorite veggies […]


Six Veggies to add into Smoothies

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The Best Kid-Friendly Hikes near Portland


Let’s face it… Hiking pre-kids and post-kids is not the same experience. Still fun, but definitely not the same.  I remember before I had my daughter my husband and I could crush a 7 or 8 mile hike no problem. Now, unless we are prepared to carry a 4 year old the majority of the […]

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I’ve lived most of my life with severe pelvic pain due to endometriosis (a chronic inflammatory condition of the uterus). Doctors always told me the only solution was to take birth control or have an invasive surgery, while also saying I might never be able to get pregnant (my daughter is now 4). ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ […]


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I started Coconut Kate three years ago as an outlet for my obsessions — cooking and coconut being top among them.  What began as a way to share my foodie experiences with others has since grown in ways I could never have imagined. While Coconut Kate will always be a destination for food, fun, and inspiration, it's also a place for curiosity, community, and conversation. From motherhood to fertility to mental and physical wellness, I want to explore topics near and dear to my heart — and share my insights where possible.

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