How to create low-cost & high-nutrition smoothies

Smoothies are not only a time-friendly way of fueling your body with nutrient-dense food, but they’re a cost-effective approach too. A nutrient-rich smoothie using high-quality ingredients (like the ones in my 14-day smoothie challenge) can be prepared in under 5 minutes at roughly $5/smoothie. That includes a high quality protein powder, heart healthy fats and…

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5 ways to prevent digestive discomfort + boost nutrient absorption

Are gas, bloating and/or heartburn getting in the way of feeling sexy in your new jeans? Do you feel like a bikini model by morning and a pregnant lady ready to pop by night? If you’re sitting there wondering how the heck I know so much detailed information about you – it might be an…

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Better sleep for better everything

Are you shopping around for a new mattress? Have you heard about harmful chemicals and materials that are found in most mattresses and maybe you’re looking to find a mattress that is safe for your health? Do you want a mattress that will give you maximum support and comfort, plus keep you cool while you…

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Why you may need more protein

Do you question whether you’re eating too much or too little protein? The human body is extremely smart and under most circumstances does a good job of telling us what we need through our hunger signals and cravings. Chris Kresser – an integrative medical doctor in the US – states that when it comes to…

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A blender guide

It was summer 2014 when I started my smoothie adventure in my brother’s kitchen with a red NutriBullet that I picked up from Walmart for $98. This thing was the cat’s meow back then. It’s fair to say I was overly excited about my blender – Little Red – and smoothie making, when I first…

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Is there a dark side to green smoothies?

Have you come across information that talks about the dark side to green smoothies? Maybe you’ve heard about how too many raw green vegetables can cause things like kidney stones and thyroid dysfunction? Are you concerned that your green smoothies – that you’ve grown to love – are doing more harm than good? As always,…

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What your scale isn’t telling you

Are you feeling discouraged by the number on your scale? Have you started a new exercise program and/or weight loss/nutrition plan, but despite all your efforts your weight just doesn’t seem to budge in the right direction? What up with that?!?! Well, I come bearing great news … Believe it or not, no changes in…

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The lowdown on protein bars + what to look for in a high-quality, healthy bar

Do you want to make healthy food choices, but feel it’s not always realistic due to time constraints? A common question I get asked is – “Jen, what can I eat when I’m on-the-go and don’t have time to prepare healthy food?” As always, I encourage you to eat whole foods as often as possible,…

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The 5 love languages

Do you feel your efforts to show love to those closest to you are not being recognized? Are you trying to reignite the fire that has burnt out in your relationship? Are you struggling to cultivate love in your life? What if love is all around you and you’re unable to recognize it because it’s…

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Protein powder checklist: What to look for in a high-quality protein powder

Not all protein powders are created equal and it’s important to use a protein powder that makes you feel good when you consume it. Protein powders should not cause symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, lethargy, etc. – and if you’re using one that does, I highly recommend removing it from your diet. You…

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