Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After (hopefully) spending eight hours sleeping, breaking your fast with a well-balanced, healthy meal is the best way to start your day. But what if you just don't have e... Read more
Read an article about beans regulating blood sugar well into the afternoon if eaten for breakfast. Yes--I love beans in my scrambled eggs, but I also love my smoothies!! So this morning I made my normal smoothie of Almond milk, frozen berries, and... Read more
If anyone is interested in a great, easy strawberry banana smoothie (that, to me, tastes as good or better than McDonald's) , take note below:
1 cup crushed ice (my Bella Rocket grinds it as fine as an icee - finer than snowcones)... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
Kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium & magnesium, & phosphorus, which helps the body utilize carbs, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance & energy. You can try Kefir over fruit or cereal, in your morning smoothie, or straight fro... Read more
A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
Looking for some new smoothie recipes to help keep you cool during the summer? We've rounded up a variety of healthy and refreshing smoothie recipes for you to try.
Collard Green Pineapple Smoothie
Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie
Peanut Butter Cho... Read more
I got my early Mother's Day gift. A personal blender, Cooks brand from JC Penneys. Highly recommend. Especially a great price when it is on sale and you get one of those $10 off coupons. I know, I get excited about kitchen gadgets! And yes, I am... Read more
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