[Recipe] Oatmeal Raisin Smoothie

  I know an oatmeal smoothie looks boring.  But don’t let that put you off as it tastes delicious and is filling. Protein is required daily in our diet to repair cells and produce hormones, amongst other things. So it’s a good thing to include some in our smoothies. Did you know that while our

[Recipe] Power Detox n Recharge Green Smoothie

  Are you feeling sluggish and bloated after all the fatty, sugary or processed holiday foods you’ve been enjoying? Me, too! That’s why I’ve turned to this tasty smoothie from the NutritionTwins, registered dietitians, to help me get my energy back and to reduce bloating. Registered dietitians probably have a better idea than most of

[Recipe] Pineapple Mango Tropical Smoothie from 145 Calories

  It may not be a pina colada but I can imagine myself sipping this on a warm tropical beach somewhere, just a few steps from my holiday cottage; sun on my face, sand in my toes, the warm tropical water lapping at my feet, aaah, bliss … Cut! Take two! Skip the sand-in-the-toes bit,

[Recipe] Reduce Belly Fat Series: Chocolate Banana Cherry Smoothie

  Chocolate, banana, cherry and smoothie, all in one sentence. Is that good? Or is that GOOD! We’re running a mini series of smoothie recipes that help reduce belly fat. When taken as part of a healthy eating program, this tasty smoothie can help. It’s worth remembering that excess abdominal fat is a heart risk,

[Recipe] Cabbage Carrot Apple Smoothie only 50 cals

  A savory cabbage, carrot and apple smoothie with just a hint of sweetness from the apple and a little spice from some ginger. Fresh ginger is best but you can use powdered ginger if you do not have any fresh. Add more if you like it spicy – adjust the quantity to suit your

Warning! ‘Middle-Age Health Crisis’ – Smoothies to the Rescue!

I came across this timely wake-up call today – it’s a good reminder of the dangers of poor diet and the consequences for health. But they are not just bemoaning the problem but also offer some useful tips. Of course, having shed 55 lbs between us, my husband & I know from personal experience how

[Recipe] Cherry Lime Probiotic Popsicles for Under 30 Calories Each

  These popsicles from Sylvie at GourmandeInTheKitchen are refreshing, tangy, delicious, good for your gut, less than 30 calories each and take such little effort they are made in minutes. That said, they do require a little prep beforehand (by way of making coconut water kefir). Making kefir is really simple to do and we’ve put

[Recipe] Apple Cinnamon Ginger Green Smoothie

  It’s that time of year when we remember we meant to lose-those-extra-few-pounds-that-slipped-on-when-we-weren’t-looking so we can fit into that special dress for the holiday season. Sigh! Don’t give up! Mishaps and slip-ups happen but as Liz says in her post (see link at the end) expect/plan for them and then Get Back On Track! We


[Recipe] Needing a Flu Shot? Try This To Chase Off The Bugs

    It’s that time of year again when those at risk from flu need a shot to help protect them from this nasty bug. To help, we have another ‘big gun’ to add to your arsenal, not just for those at risk but for the rest of us, too. This tasty and nutritious blast

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[Recipe] Nathalie’s Non-Migraine-Triggering Chocolate Smoothie

  While chocolate is wonderful for most folks, it is a migraine trigger for many others. For my Mom it was most dangerous when combined with orange. Do you suffer in a similar way? Then maybe this smoothie will help you enjoy the flavor of chocolate without the nasty side effects. The trick is to


[Recipe] Harley Pasternak’s Perfect Breakfast Smoothie

This just could be the perfect breakfast smoothie! Its by Harley Pasternak, trainer to celebrities like Jennifer Hudson or Jessica Simpson. So it is geared to an active life style including regular exercise. But this recipe can also act as a super base to adapt, develop and make it your own… (And if you’re looking for