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
Snacking throughout the day can be a good strategy to help avoid overeating at meal time. When the munchies hit, it's important to have healthy options available. So what do you choose? The employees of SparkPeople like to eat healthy, too, and s... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
Comfort – A condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being, and contentment.
Food – A substance you consume to produce energy, stimulate growth, and provide nourishment.
Put these two words together and people drea... Read more
So a friend of mine told me that she drinks a cactus smoothie every morning to help her lose weight. So I figured I would give it a try, its all natural, so at the very least it will help me get more veggies into my system. I had my first one this mo... Read more
Just started my day with a smoothie made from 1 container plain non-fat greek yogurt, a banana, a cup of strawberries, and about 1/2 cup orange juice - with a dash of nutmeg. Very tasty, and loaded with 26 grams of protein. At 350 calories it seems... Read more
Just looking to start a more recent thread with smoothie recipes. I am utilizing my Ninja blender more (best $20 ever spent) and I usually use vanilla soymilk, some fat free vanilla yogurt, and strawberries, raspberries, mango, or pineapple with a s... 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
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder1 cup Kefir (plain)1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk1 cup frozen strawberries1/2 of a frozen banana (or you can use fresh!)1 T Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves3 packets SplendaBlend all ingredients in blender and e... 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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