Wake up your digestive system with this anti-inflammatory smoothie! It contains antioxidants, detoxifying greens, fiber and probiotics. It’s the perfect amount of spice and creamy with a hint of sweetness.
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For those who are attending the Pirate Fest this Saturday, you know it’s going to be an exciting day filled of beads, booze, pirate outfits, and lots of walking in Downtown Tampa. Pirates take this day quite seriously; many start drinking as early as 7 am and keep the party going until 2 am. Since this will be by seventh year attending, I have a good feel on how the day will go and what I’ll need to do to stay on top of my game.
Based on my past experiences, I’ve created a Gasparilla Survival Kit that will not only help you make it through the day but it might even prevent you from getting a hangover (say whaaa?).
To avoid feeling absolutely terrible later on, make sure to at least include a few items (if not all) in your Gasparilla Survival Kit:
I just ran out of Vega One’s Nutritional Shake in mixed berry so I decided to switch it up and try the coconut almond flavor. Needless to say, it tastes amazing! Vega never seems to disappoint when it comes to quality.
I love experimenting in the kitchen when it comes to nutritional shakes/protein powders, and I was eager to see what I could come up with. I made the following smoothie this morning:
When it comes to holiday festivities, we tend to veer off track as far as nutrition and exercise goes. We consume foods that are high in sodium, sugar and fat which often leaves us feeling tired and sluggish. Many people strive to better themselves at the beginning of the new year through diet and exercise, but some lose motivation and fall into old habits.
Whether you are trying to bounce back into your normal routine or wanting to make lifestyle changes to your daily regimen, it’s important to reset your body so it’s prepared to make a healthy transition. Make sure to set attainable goals that aren’t too extreme; that way you will be more motivated to stick to your plan.
I have provided a list of recommended supplements to help you kick start 2017.
When it comes to holiday desserts, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are in the mood for something sweet, rich, crunchy, fruity or savory, there is a Pinterest recipe (if you don’t have your grandmother’s recipe) for everything.
While trying to find some inspiration in the kitchen, I stumbled across a few recipes that—although on the healthier side—will satisfy any sweet tooth.
The holiday season is a time to eat, drink and be merry, however these festivities may be tricky if we are trying to be mindful of what we are putting in our bodies. We tend to overindulge on appetizers, alcoholic beverages, turkey and ham, multiple side dishes, and desserts. I am guilty of overeating as well, although I try my best to control my portion size. There’s just so much food!
What makes food a "superfood"? There is no legal or medical definition for the term, but it generally means any food, spice or herb that is nutrient-dense and supports overall health and wellbeing. Superfoods are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and polyphenols which help keep you healthy from the inside out. Although there are tons of superfoods out there, I have put together a list of my favorites, along with their health benefits.
Food sensitivities and allergies are pretty common in today’s society; they have become more popular due to all of the processed and chemical-laced food that’s on the market. Symptoms can range anywhere from digestive issues to skin breakouts to swelling of the lips, tongue or throat.
Here are some of the most common food allergies/sensitivities...
Satisfying a sweet tooth can be difficult, especially if you’re in the mood for lots of chocolate, but you also want to be healthy. I was rummaging around in my kitchen the other day and made the most tasteful dessert I have ever created. Behold, the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bowl!
Spirulina is a blue-green algae found in freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. This superfood is packed with vitamins, nutrients and minerals such as iron, protein, antioxidants, potassium and zinc just to name a few...
Choosing a protein can be a tough decision, especially if you have food sensitivities, allergies or digestive issues. There are so many options out there with similar ingredients, but how do you pick which one is best for you?
Summer has officially arrived, but do you know what fruits and vegetables are in season? Consuming fruits and vegetables during their peak ensures optimal flavor and nutrition, and is better for the environment and economy. Foods that are in season are relatively cheaper since there’s a larger demand for them, and there’s a better chance that they are organic/produced locally.
The earliest signs of beet cultivation dates back to 4,000 years ago in the Mediterranean region. It’s been known as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years, and they have an array of other health benefits. Beets consist of organic compounds, vitamins and minerals such as carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, betaine, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus and anthocyanins (a type of flavonoid). They are low in calories, contain no cholesterol and have the highest amount of sugar out of any vegetable.