Chocolate Ginger Elixir

Chocolate Ginger ElixirHello warm, chocolatey, gingery goodness!

The ginger cookie taste I was aiming to recreate didn’t quite happen. However, this is still one flavorful and nutritive elixir.

This recipe is loaded with spices that offer myriad health benefits. The star spice of this recipe, ginger, delivers potent anti-inflammatory action, rivaling non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Ginger is perhaps best known for settling an upset stomach and providing gastrointestinal relief. It has also been implicated in protecting against certain cancers and is an immune system booster.

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Greek Yogurt Strawberry Smoothie

Greek Yogurt Strawberry SmoothieIf you like Greek yogurt and rich, flavorful, creamy goodness, you’ll love this smoothie.

This recipe is not a result of one of my successful kitchen experiments. Fellow Greek yogurt enthusiast, Elizabeth, gifted this recipe to me.

With ample healthy fat and adequate protein. This smoothie is nice and filling. It’s also quite healthy thanks to the star ingredients.

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Energizing Smoothies

Energizing SmoothiesIf you feel fatigued most of the time, you are not alone. Many people today have hectic schedules, long work hours, family obligations, and an inability to get enough sleep each night. It’s no wonder we’re tired during the day.

Before you turn to a sugary, highly-caffeinated energy drink to get a boost, consider your diet and other lifestyle factors. The way you live your life, but particularly what you eat, impacts your energy level on a daily basis. With the right foods, your morning smoothie can give you a boost for the rest of the day, and add to your overall nutrition, health, and well-being.

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Tart Cherry Mango Smoothie

Tart Cherry Mango SmoothieTickle your taste buds with this flavorful tart cherry mango smoothie. It’s just as nutritious as it is delicious.

You know that feeling when you find a twenty dollar bill in the back pocket of an old pair of pants? That’s kind of how I felt when I discovered a bag of frozen tart cherries buried behind the blueberries in my freezer. Naturally, I made a smoothie with these little balls of flavor the next morning for breakfast.

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Antioxidant Acai Cacao Smoothie

Antioxidant Acai Cacao SmoothieBanish those free radicals with this flavorful and highly nutritive superfood smoothie that’s loaded with antioxidants.

Free radicals are those nasty little molecules that can cause damage to your DNA. This damage, as it accumulates, can create all kinds of problems, from premature aging to cancer.

Antioxidants are compounds that destroy free radicals before they have the chance to harm you. The primary superfoods in this recipe, acai and cacao, are antioxidant powerhouses.

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Diabetic Friendly Smoothies

Diabetic Friendly SmoothiesLiving with diabetes is all about managing your blood sugar levels. This is a chronic illness, but you can live well with it if you manage it. A huge part of that management is diet. Several lifestyle factors can affect your well-being as a diabetic and your blood sugar levels, but what you eat on a daily basis is one of the most important.

Eating healthful, balanced meals can help maintain a steady blood sugar level and smoothies can be a part of this balance. There are even some recommended superfoods that are particularly good for controlling blood sugar and they all work well in smoothies. Of course, it is important that you discuss any lifestyle changes, such as your diet, with your doctor.

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