Berry Ginger Green Smoothie

Berry Ginger Green Smoothie Makes 1 serving 1 ½ cups of dairy-free milk or water ½ cup fresh spinach ½ avocado Handful of parsley 1 cup berries of choice 1-inch piece of ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon honey or stevia to taste Ice (optional) Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Oatmeal Protein Breakfast Bowl

Oatmeal Protein Breakfast Bowl Makes 2 servings 1 ½ cup rolled oats 1 ¾ cup dairy-free milk OR water 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 scoop protein powder Sweetener of your choice Add the rolled oats to a small pot with dairy-free milk or water. Stir until the oats are cooked (roughly 6 to 8 minutes). Add coconut oil, cinnamon, protein powder, and sweetener. Mix well and serve immediately.

Prebiotics & Probiotics

I take probiotics and I give them to my toddler and I often get asked why I take them and their benefits. I learned of their importance about a year ago and I am hooked. Most of you by now have heard of probiotics but another important component to ingest is prebiotics, which sounds very similar to probiotics but it is actually different. Confused yet? Let me clarify. Prebiotics Prebiotics are the non-digestible fiber in food - like in fruit and nuts. Prebiotic fibers feed our beneficial intestinal flora, which synthesize vitamins, protect us from germs and improve our immunity. It’s easy to understand when you break down the latin roots: “pre” means before and “biotic” means bacteria. Pre

Avocado Dip Recipe

Avocado Dip Prep Time: 3 minutes Makes 1 cup 1 large peeled and pitted avocado 2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt, coconut yogurt, or almond yogurt 1 diced tomato a squirt of lemon or lime juice dash or two of cayenne pepper sea salt and black pepper Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth. Add yogurt, tomato, cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may be done in a food processor, in a blender, or with a fork. Add sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste. Serve chilled with mixed raw vegetables. Tip: Best made a maximum of 1 hour before serving. Click here to learn more about healthy fats!

The Skinny on Fats

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. The Skinny on Fats Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain. That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, and to protect our organs. High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair, and nails, and provide lubrication to keep the body functioning fluidly. Where to Find Healthy

Fat Burning Workouts

Fat Burning Workouts: If you are looking to burn more fat the following workouts are a great way to begin. How to burn fat on the treadmill: You may already know that cardio is one of the top ways to burn fat and drop weight. This has probably lead you to look for different ways to get your cardio on and burn fat at the same time. One of those methods is to use a treadmill. The misconception is that you can just get on the treadmill, set the timer, and get started. The truth to that misconception is that you will not see the results you want if you do that. Here is how you turn your treadmill into a fat burning machine and get the results you want in shorter amounts of time (who doesn't want

QUINOA & ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

QUINOA & ASPARAGUS RISOTTO Makes 2 servings • 1 cup quinoa • 1 cup light coconut milk • 1 cup asparagus, chopped • 1/2 red pepper, chopped • juice of 1 lemon • pinch of cayenne • 1/2 teaspoon thyme • sea salt, to taste Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Once cooked, start adding coconut milk to it. Add 1/4 of a cup at a time, stirring until the quinoa soaks it all up. You may not need the full cup. Meanwhile, steam your asparagus and red pepper. When those are tender, add them to the quinoa and coconut milk. Stir in juice of lemon, thyme, cayenne, and salt.

Chicken & Pineapple Skewers

Chicken & Pineapple Skewers | Serves 2 6-8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1½ inch chunks 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons honey mustard, gluten free 2 tablespoons tamari, gluten free 1 teaspoon lemon juice salt and black pepper, to taste 1 cup pineapple, 1 ½ inch cubes 1 onion, cut into 1 ½ inch cubes 2 carrots, 1-inch slices wooden skewers Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Combine the garlic, honey mustard, tamari sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper and chicken in a bowl and let marinate while the skewers soak. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare the kabobs by threading the chicken, pineapple, onion and carrots onto the wooden skewers. Discard the rem

The Benefits of Exercise

A balanced diet is essential for a happy, healthy life, but without regular exercise, no amount of kale or quinoa will make up for a lack of movement. Just like certain foods protect us from heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, regular physical activity has incredible benefits too. Without exercise, it’s hard to reach your full physical and mental potential. Some benefits include: • Controls weight • Lowers blood pressure • Improves quality of sleep • Delays loss of muscle mass • Improves balance and coordination • Improves flexibility • Improves digestion • Reduces osteoporosis • Reduces joint stress and back pain • Decreases risk of heart disease • Improves heart health and decreases exist

There are myriad benefits of juicing

There are myriad benefits of juicing: Better digestion and assimilation Weight loss and decreased belly bloat Supports detoxification and boosts immunity Improved sleep More energy Clearer skin and brighter eyes Feeling happier and having more balanced moods Having a clearer mind and feeling more in tune with the universe Try this Detox Juice:

The Breakfast Experiment

The report is due in two hours. Or perhaps you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam. Or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam! Around 10:30 a.m. you hit a wall. All you want to do is look out the window. Hmmm…what did you eat for breakfast? I am sure you have heard this numerous times but “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It’s the meal that’s designed to supply a third of the macro and micro nutrients your body needs to run without a hitch. So what are you eating each morning to do all these things? A cup of coffee gulped down on the go? A cup of sugary yogurt and a muffin eaten at your desk? Nothing at all? Your body deserves so much better than that. And so do you! Whe

Burn More Fat with These Ingredients

Burn More Fat With These Smoothies Burning fat includes a good balance of diet and exercise. In terms of your nutrition, smoothies are a great place to burn fat. They often include fruits and other ingredients that help to give you energy and boost your metabolism. Give some of these smoothie recipes a try. Mango Smoothie If you like mango fruit, then you will love this fun smoothie! It only uses a few simple ingredients and is very easy to make. Plus, it includes multiple ingredients that help to burn fat, including the mango, lime juice, and avocado. Don’t worry; it won’t taste like a vegetable. The sweetness of the fruit far outweighs the flavor of the avocado. Ju

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