Keep Your Smoothie Low in Sugar

It’s another one of those ”National” Holidays: National Smoothie Day! We are definitely celebrating this made-up holiday.

To celebrate I’m serving up your basic mixed berry smoothie, I’m breaking the veggie trend and going basic. The mixed berry smoothie appeals to people of all ages and can be made in various ways .

But, no matter what kind of smoothie you are making be mindful of your ingredients. Use 2% or high protein Greek yogurt, they curb hunger longer than nonfat. Never use a mixed berry yogurt. NEVER use canned fruit and always read the ingredients on your protein powders. A lot of protein powders are packed with sugars and are high in calories. Look for a protein powder that has less than 5 carbs a scoop.

Stay away from artificial sweeteners – they trick your brain and have been proven to cause weight gain. Opt for all natural honey if you want to add a bit of extra sweetness. Some recipes call for orange juice. I never put more than 3 tablespoons of OJ per 20 oz. smoothie. The reason? Sugar! Read More

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Life Changing Spinach Smoothie

Do you cringe at the sight of GREEN SMOOTHIES? Through my experiences as sampling these to the public, I get a look of hesitation. However, the best part is they ALWAYS love it and are surprised at how delicious it is.

True story: A family with an eight year old boy curiously came to my serving table to see what I was sampling. Once the boy saw there was spinach in the beverage he protested and there was no way he was going to try it. But, with some coaxing and bribery he agreed.

Once he took a sip his eyes lighted up! He threw up his arms and shouted “Popeye”! That made my day. His father even came back to the table to make sure he had the recipe; truly a dietary, life changing experience  for this family. I was thrilled and happy to know that this boy will be getting healthy vegetables and fruits in his diet.

If you are looking to get more healthy foods into your diet, check out this 4 ingredient super simple Spinach Smoothie; the first in our Simple Smoothie Series.

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The best piece of equipment to use to make any kind of smoothie is the VITAMIX. Other blenders don’t blend as thoroughly and will leave chunks of ice in the smoothie. Vitamix is an investment but, its worth every penny. SHOP VITAMIX!
 Looking to give your smoothies a boost? Add Matcha!

Matcha for blending is the ultimate source for antioxidants. Matcha tea boosts metabolism and burns calories. It is rich in fiber and vitamins. Matcha tea is an easy and simple way to add powerful health benefits to your lifestyle.



Check Out My Toys

Yes, we all have favorite toys that we hold near and dear to our hearts. No matter your profession or hobbies you have the tried and true, cannot live with out gadgets we cannot live without. Take a step into my kitchen to check out the recommended Electric Toys I love. Everything listed is in my kitchen. If you are in the market for a Vitamix, Electric Grill or any kitchen appliance I probably I have it or have used it. Read More


Promote Yourself in The Breakfast Club

If you love breakfast as much as we do, join our Facebook Group The Breakfast Club. Share your favorite recipes and find new ones. Make contacts with people who all share a love for breakfast. Get a local Breakfast Club going in your area to meet up for Sunday Breakfast!

It’s all about breakfast and having fun. If you want to drive followers to your blog or pages approved posts are welcomed.

Check it out!