Super Berry Smoothie

Oh how I love my berries :)Super Berry Smoothie

Sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream, in a salad, dehydrated in trail mixes, in pancakes and waffles – there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate these lovelies into your diet.

As you might imagine my preferred method of eating berries is via smoothies.

People often get carried away with sugary fruit in their smoothies creating what I like to call a sugar-bomb. That’s hard to do with berries, which are naturally sweet, but don’t contain too much sugar.

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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Strawberry Oat SmoothieTickle your taste buds with this delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie. Breakfast, lunch, or healthy snack – this smoothie has you covered.

In this third installment of oatmeal based smoothies I bring you this strawberry treat. Strawberries are just coming into season here in Michigan which means I need clear out those stragglers in my freezer from last year to make room for a fresh crop.

Here’s a quick rundown of the health benefits of this smoothie.

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How You Can Kick Your Sugar Habit For Good

Sugar AddictionA lot of people joke around when claiming to have certain obsessions. You might say you’re hooked on chocolate or addicted to your favorite TV show. You might even say you’re addicted to sugar, but if you did, you might actually be right.

Recent studies have shown that sugar triggers activity in our brains that is similar to the effects of certain illegal and highly addictive drugs. Whether you have a full-blown sugar addiction, or you just battle the occasional cravings, there are ways to kick the habit and to ignore the cravings. Your body, your mind, and your overall health will thank you.

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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut SmoothieThis chocolatey coconut smoothie is sure to tickle your taste buds and bring a big smile to your face :)

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill coconut smoothie recipe. It features a favorite choice food of mine – a young (Thai) coconut.

Recently I’ve been picking up one young coconut a week to blend into a special smoothie on Saturday mornings. That is if I can pour the coconut water into my blender before my girlfriend and I gulp it down.

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Bone Broth: Traditional and Superior Superfood

Nourishing Bone BrothBone broth is one of those foods that has faded in popularity, but which is coming back thanks to its numerous health benefits, copious nutrients, and great versatility. Unfortunately, you can’t rely on store-bought broths and stocks. These most often contain artificial flavors, MSG, too much salt, and even when organic, lack the most important nutrients that you get from homemade stock. With a little practice you can learn to make a nutritious and delicious broth that can easily become an important and life-changing part of your daily diet.

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Lemony Coconut Smoothie

Lemony Coconut SmoothieThis is a refreshing and satiating smoothie featuring what I consider a delicacy. Young coconuts, also referred to as Thai coconuts, are not always easy to come by where I live and can be a bit pricey. Consider yourself lucky if young coconuts are native to where you live.

When I do get my hands on this choice food I usually guzzle the coconut water immediately after opening. It’s full of electrolytes and very hydrating. Perfect after a run or workout.

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