Back To School Strawberry Smoothie

Back To School Strawberry SmoothieGo to the head of the class by fueling yourself with this delicious and nutritious smoothie!

I love to learn new things, especially regarding nutrition, and have embraced the idea of life-long learning. While I’m not currently attending a formal school, I often have to rush out the door in the morning. This is where smoothies are a life saver for me.

It’s all too common for people to skip breakfast or grab something unhealthy and run out the door. Some days you may be that crunched for time. Most days you have 5-10 minutes to whip up a healthy smoothie that will set the tone for your entire day.

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The Truth About Food Combining and Smoothies

Food Combining and SmoothiesThe idea of food combining is an ancient one, practiced for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and spirituality. However, the modern, Western conception of food combining is not spiritual and it is controversial.

Proponents believe that combining foods properly leads to good digestion and prevents infections and cancer. Opponents admit that it can’t do any harm, but that food combining is completely unnecessary.

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding Smoothie

Chocolate Avocado Pudding Smoothie

A special glass for a special smoothie :)

This is the perfect dessert recipe if you enjoy rich, creamy, chocolatey goodness.

It’s also a tasty, healthy, and filling breakfast or meal replacement.

After years of making smoothies I rarely get as excited over new recipes as I did this one. It really was out of this world delicious. Mind you, that’s coming from someone with an extreme weakness for chocolate ;)

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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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