Chocolate Peanut Butter Elixir

Chocolate Peanut Butter ElixirI’m back with another rich, frothy, chocolatey, peanut buttery elixir :)

What would I do without these warm drinks when the temps are cold and the snow is flying?

This recipe is similar to some of my other elixir recipes except for one little twist – the addition of peanut butter. The peanut butter adds a little body and provides a nice dose of protein.

Here are a few benefits of including peanut butter in your elixirs (and smoothies): Continue Reading →

Alleviating Arthritis With Diet and Nutrition

Alleviate Arthritis with Diet and NutritionArthritis is a painful, chronic, and sometimes debilitating condition. According to the Arthritis Foundation, it is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. There are 53 million adults and nearly 300,000 children struggling with arthritis every day. While medications and other traditional approaches can bring relief, diet and supplements can also play an important role in alleviating the symptoms and the severity of the condition for many people. If you have arthritis, learn about some of the herbs, supplements, and foods you should be eating, many of which can be added to your favorite smoothie recipes.

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Strawberry Walnut Smoothie

Strawberry Walnut SmoothieI’m back with another rich, creamy, nutrient-dense smoothie for all you nut lovers.

Trail mix has been my primary vehicle for consuming a variety of delicious and nutritious nuts. Lately, though, I’ve been sprinkling at least one nut into my smoothies to get more nourishing nuts into my diet.

Here are the health benefits of walnuts and the other star ingredient of this smoothie.

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Chocolate Walnut Elixir

Chocolate Walnut ElixirThere’s nothing like a warm, creamy, chocolaty elixir to start your day, especially when it’s chilly outside. I love my smoothies, but once winter sets in here in Michigan I change gears and blend up elixirs to ensure I have the best day ever.

Believe it or not this is my first recipe featuring walnuts. There will be more to come featuring this healthy nut.

Here are some of the top health benefits of this lovely nut:

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Morning Sickness Smoothie

Morning sickness is not something I have personal experience with. The recipe and information in this post is based on research and my partner’s firsthand experience.

While I was hoping to be able to provide a silver bullet cure for morning sickness, it doesn’t exist. However, you can take steps to help prevent morning sickness and take measures to alleviate when it strikes.

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Chocolate Almond Avocado Smoothie

Chocolate Almond Avocado SmoothieThis is what I call a “thickie”. It’s so dense you may need to eat with a spoon…right from your blender.

Rich, creamy, chocolaty, nutritious – what else can you ask for?

Avocados are one of the most popular ingredients in the smoothie recipes on my site. Nothing else brings the same thickness and creaminess. They also pair well with many other ingredients and offer a nice array of health benefits, which include:

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