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
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
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
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I recently bought a Vitamix and now make my own smoothies (duh! 246 ). I typically make enough for 3-4 20 oz glasses. My question is this...how to... Read more
I've been making my own kefir for a while and I really like it. Unfortunately, I get a little tired of blending it with berries and drinking it, and since I have at least a cup to use up every day, that's how it usually ends up being used. I have use... Read more
I have had great success with green smoothies. I adopted the smoothie because my job schedule impeded my ability to maintain a balanced diet. My issue is rotation of ingredients to get the best balance over the long haul. I follow the formula of half... Read more
My 14 year old plays football, wrestles, and is involved in other sports as well. He also likes to be creative in the kitchen, and is interested in increasing the protein in his diet as a strategy for helping to build muscle. So for Christmas I got... 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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