Citrus Yogurt Smoothie

Citrus Yogurt Smoothie

What do you do with a tangerine, lime, and yogurt?

Blend into a delicious and nutritious smoothie, of course.

Besides being tasty little dudes, tangerines offer some nice health benefits such as being high in potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C (think antioxidants). They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, which improves digestion and promotes regular bowel movements, are good for your skin and hair, and the flavonoids in tangerines provide anticancer properties.

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Warm Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

Warm Peanut Butter Oatmeal SmoothieIf you like smoothies, oatmeal, and warm things in the winter then you’re going to love this smoothie.

It’s a full-body, creamy, delicious, nutritious, great way to start your day!

I usually turn to elixirs in the winter because cold smoothies just aren’t that appealing. I’ve been experimenting with warm smoothies lately and this one hit the spot.

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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.

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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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