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December 2019

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    Make Your Smoothie A Meal

    Make Your Smoothie A Meal

    You aren’t alone if you have tried to drink a smoothie for breakfast or lunch but are left feeling hungry or low on energy. Here is how to make your smoothie a meal.

    Add Fat And Protein

    Your smoothie is already antioxidant-rich but to make it a meal you’ll need to blend in healthy fats and sustaining protein. You have plenty of options so experiment with what works for you:

    • Blend with milk or non-dairy milk instead of fruit juice
    • Add in yogurt or Kiefer
    • Blend in nuts, seeds, or nut butter
    • Blend in a soy or whey protein or hemp seeds
    • Add a tablespoon of coconut oil or any healthy oil
    • Add a half or full avocado

    Drink At Least 16 Ounces

    When a smoothie is a snack your portion size can be smaller but if it is your meal you need between 16 to 24 ounces. While the sugar is natural, aim to blend in a vegetable or leafy green to keep sugar to a minimum.

    Have A Snack With Your Smoothie

    Instead of blending in your protein you could also have a protein-rich snack such as an ounce of nuts, serving of cheese, a side of grains, or a slice of bread with nut butter. For those of you who miss having something to chew on a snack is a perfect addition to your smoothie meal.

    And yes, your smoothie can be protein-rich and serve as your one plant-based meal a day!

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    Do You Have Tech Neck?

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  • Green Your Holiday Party
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    How To Green Your Holiday Party

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  • Financial Resolutions
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    Financial Resolutions For 2020

    The New Year is almost here making now the perfect time to set a few money goals. Here are some of the top financial resolutions for 2020. Make More Money Let’s…

  • What Is Felt Love
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    What Is Felt Love?

    We all have people we love and who love us, but not everyone has experienced “felt love”. This is a warm fuzzy feeling that we are lucky to have when we…

  • Gifts For Kids That Aren’t Toys
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    Gifts For Kids That Aren’t Toys

    An increasing number of parents are asking friends and family to think outside the box and give gifts for kids that aren’t toys. Here are a few ideas to consider. Tickets…