Drew (drink + chew) your smoothie

Are you hesitant to give smoothies a go because you feel you won’t be completely satisfied with drinking your food and would prefer to chew your food? I completely understand the need for chewing. After all, we’ve been wired to chew food to obtain nutrients and calories which are used to fuel our bodies. Chewing…

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5 ways to simplify smoothie making

Is lack of time really the reason you can’t turn new, healthy eating habits into permanent ones? I call bull$#!%. Making a smoothie is one of the fastest and easiest ways to fuel your body with nutrient-rich foods. You literally throw all your ingredients in a blender, pour into a cup and voila! There’s no…

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I lost my Costco virginity

OMG, I recently discovered a magical place called Costco! I know I know, you’re probably thinking – “Has this chick been hiding under a rock her entire life?” OK, so I knew Costco existed, but I never thought to venture into it to find healthy food options. Little did I know, Costco not only caters…

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4 ways to effortless weight loss & better health

There are many different approaches to weight loss, health and fitness – so many that it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to figure out which approach will work best for you. Looking back, I spent most of my life struggling to maintain my weight through intense and excessive exercise and a “healthy” diet that…

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How to winterize your smoothie

Do you find yourself drinking your smoothie with your shoulders up to your ears, teeth chattering, lips turning blue — all while you have a mini heater blasting at you and a blanket thrown over your shoulders? I get it – a cold smoothie on a cold Fall/Winter day can be uncomfortable to drink and…

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Lemon Garlic Rapini

I’m pretty certain this bitter green vegetable was one of the first solid foods I ate back in my Baby Jen days. Rapini (a.k.a. broccoli rabe) is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and cancer fighting properties, making it a super healthy veggie for consumption. Rapini is an excellent complement to most meats and fishes…

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Stability ball workout: Legs, butt & core

So, my hand/wrist was out of order for unknown reasons (or maybe old age 😫) a few weeks back, which forced me to come up with workouts that didn’t require gripping or applying pressure on my hand. I came up with this stability ball workout which targets the legs, butt and core. As you probably…

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4 practical tips to help you achieve your goals this year

Did you know statistics show that ONLY 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals? If that’s the case, are the rest of us just S.O.L. then? Maybe not… When looking at why some people succeed at goal setting and so many others fail miserably – there is simple science behind how we can…

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Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Veggies

Sheet pan meals are a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table fast with little clean up since you’re cooking veggies and protein all on one pan. It’s the perfect way to feed your whole family! Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Veggies INGREDIENTS: (serves 4) 6 whole chicken legs (bone-in, skin-on)…

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You might crap your pants with a crappy protein powder

Moment of truth…I didn’t start my smoothie adventure with a protein powder. Here’s why… In the early days of smoothie making, I had a heck of a time finding a protein powder that didn’t irritate the crap out of my gut (literally) or cause my face to break out in pimples. There were – and…

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