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Contains Green Smoothie

Contains Green Smoothie

2 by / on May 20, 2011, 1:42 pm

An almost green smoothie, containing berries, Greek yogurt, and mint, for those healthy lifestyle juicers who may not be into the green drinks.

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Post-Workout Smoothie

Post-Workout Smoothie

0 by / on May 14, 2011, 7:47 am

While not my favorite form of exercise, running is one of those things I wish I loved to do. I usually save that particular heart-pumping workout for when I am super stressed and need to get some energy out. Well, it’s either running up and down the hills around here or beating the crap out of my punching bag, which, by the way, does wonders for my attitude after a bad day. Whether I’m on my toes, dancing around the punching bag for 20 minutes or I’m pounding the pavement, I need replenished after such a workout. I came across [...]

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Reunion Ready

0 by / on May 13, 2011, 10:47 am

It was while I was at a graduation this past weekend that I realized it – that time of year is upon us. Reunions. Time to reflect on years past, a world of difference from the innocent hopeful you once were, cheesing widely for your parent’s 300 photo ops in your cap and gown, to the older and (theoretically) wiser you in the mirror. Is this year your 15th year reunion? Or your 30th? When was the last time you cracked open your dusty yearbooks? Whether the changes you see in the mirror are for the better or worse, everyone [...]

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Good Morning, Beautiful.

Good Morning, Beautiful.

3 by / on May 11, 2011, 8:58 am

I am not a morning person. There is just no way around it. I’ve tried to be, I really have. I’ve made sure I get enough sleep the night before. I’ve stopped using the darn buzzer on my alarm so I don’t wake up angry (every nine minutes for an hour). I’ve set my clock 10 minutes ahead in hopes that it’ll get me moving faster. I’ve even tried to put my alarm clock across the room so I have to get out of bed to turn it off. It doesn’t seem to matter if I wake up late or [...]

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Sprouting? What?

Sprouting? What?

0 by / on May 10, 2011, 10:45 am

What do you think when you hear the word “sprouting?” For some reason I have a vague recollection of someone once telling me that sprouts can be grown in feces. Not sure where that idea came from, but it stuck with me. Unfortunately. I couldn’t look at a sprout without thinking of cow manure. Over the years, I overcame that mental image and tried sprouts on my sandwich and in my salad but they didn’t do much for me. I mentally filed it away as a fringe health thing and ignored it. A few years ago I was diagnosed with [...]

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Benefits of Drinking Green Juice

0 by / on May 9, 2011, 10:01 am

You may have heard about some of the benefits of drinking green juice from professional nutritionist Dr. Oz, who frequently hosts health segments on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. Dr. Oz swears by green juice because it’s a good source of fiber, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Although green juice is good for you in several different ways, these three seem to be the most beneficial for the needs of the average man or woman’s diet. Green juice provides a tremendous amount of needed fiber for your daily diet. The U.S. Dietary Reference Intakes guidelines state that a man between the ages of [...]

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The TailGator – A little review of how it works, and how cool it is!

The TailGator – A little review of how it works, and how cool it is!

1 by / on November 16, 2010, 10:38 am

So today we asked the great people over at TailGator (the coolest gas-powered blender ever) to give us a little background on the machine that zooms away in football parking lots everywhere around this time.  Check out the TailGator Blender unit here.  It really is pretty cool! So How Can the TailGator Benefit You? The Product There is simply nothing else on the market like it.  Sporting a 25cc, 2 1/4 hp, gas-powered engine, the TailGator’s combination of power, value and quality has no peer.  Each TailGator is assembled by hand (Made in the U.S.A.) with strict attention to detail.  [...]

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The Benefits of Making Your Own Juice at Home

2 by / on October 7, 2010, 2:14 pm

We all know how important it is to make sure that we are getting the proper nutrition from our diets. Unfortunately, there are many times when we are not getting what we need from our diets. Sometimes this is because we don’t have time to eat and end up skipping meals. Other times it is because many of us have a junk food diet, which provides little to no nutrition. For those of you who are not getting the proper nutrition from your diets, there is still hope. You can get many of the nutrients you need from fruits and [...]

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Making Sure Your Kids Eat Their Vegetables

0 by / on September 30, 2010, 2:13 pm

It can often be extremely difficult to make sure that your family is getting the proper nutrition, especially when you have kids who are fussy eaters and absolutely refuse to eat their vegetables. You can try to hide the vegetables in with other food, but many times kids notice this and refuse to eat their meals. This can be extremely frustrating, but there are ways that you can get around it. Most kids do love a lot of different fruits, and you can combine fruits and vegetables to make delicious juices that your kids will love. Masking the Vegetable Flavor [...]

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Is Dehydrating Food Healthy?

1 by / on September 23, 2010, 2:11 pm

Have you ever thought about the raisins you eat? Where do they come from? Raisins are just one of many different types of food that are actually dehydrated forms of other food. Raisins are dehydrated grapes. Dehydration is a process that has been around for thousands of years, since biblical times. This is an excellent way to preserve food. Dehydrated food is much easier to store than canned food because they are in much smaller packaging. The Health Benefits of Dehydrating Food Not only is dehydrated food much easier to store than canned food, it is a lot healthier, too. [...]

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