Who said smoothies are strictly for breakfast? Not me! Sometimes, later in the evening I have an uncontrollable sweet tooth. Instead of reaching for chocolate or sugary ice cream, I make fruit smoothies. The natural sugar from the fruit takes away those sweet cravings. Tonight, I was craving basically anything sweet, so I put together a delicious late night smoothie. Maybe I got a little carried away with the hearts, but I couldn’t help myself. Ingredients: 1/3 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries…
The Right (and wrong) way to juice. Stay away from juicing raw cabbage, collards, bok choy, kale and broccoli. All cruciferous veggies are goitrogenic, meaning they contain substances that suppress thyroid function when consumed raw. They may also cause gas, bloating and stomach upset in some folks. Health benefits are best when cooked or lightly steamed. Cooking deactivates the goitrogens. http://www.maryvancenc.com/2013/01/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-juice/
C*Power This vitamin water gives you a boost of anti-viral and anti-inflammatory vitamin C. With natural citrus fruits and camu camu powder, c*power is ideal for boosting your immunity after an illness or just keeping your body empowered. This is an excellent combination for weight loss.
Best Post Workout Refuel: Blueberry-Pineapple Protein Shake! Combine 1 cup low-fat milk, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, and 1/4 cup frozen pineapple in a blender; puree until smooth.(140 calories)The protein and carbs in milk help repair muscles and replenish cells' energy stores after a workout. Pineapple contains bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory compound, which may reduce post-workout pain.❤