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Protein and Energy Breakfast Smoothie

This is the reason I wake up in the morning.

Our first recipe will be for an irresistable creamy tart breakfast smoothie that took me three years to perfect. I can not emphasize how important and life-changing this smoothie will be for you, especially if you are like me and don’t want to taste the vegetables: The ingredients are perfectly and harmoniously balanced to mask the taste of the vegetables. There is no better way to start your day then by getting all of your  healthy nutrients in one fell swoop

This recipe takes five minutes and it’s perfect for vegetarian beginners or for those that have a hard time meeting their recommended daily vegetable intake, which is around two and a half cups or “five-a-day”. Because I recommend you follow the recipe exactly and not leave anything out, I am going to list the main reasons for each ingredient below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Energy and Fiber Snacks

dried apricots Français : abricots secs traité...

dried apricots Français : abricots secs traités aux sulfites (anhydride sulfureux) Italiano: albicocche secche (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t drink coffee or tea so I’ve been on a mission to find a perfect healthy snack to give me energy. I just discovered this fruit and veggie snack at Trader Joe’s and it is my newest obsession. It’s become my go to snack for when I’m on the go and in need of a healthy energy boost. The fiber in this bar is great for my stomach and digestion. It keeps me full and it is easily stored in a backpack or purse. The best part about it is that it tastes like a regular dried fruit snack, but this one is chock full of root vegetables like carrots and beets which add vitamins and make this snack nutritious and healthy. Read the rest of this entry »

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