I love talking about juicing recipes and my favorite healthy concoctions. One thing I love doing is buying tons of fruits and vegetables and experimenting with my daughter. We have so much fun in the kitchen!
One superfood that I use daily is spirulina. I cannot tell you how much I love this gift of a food. Do you know how good spirulina is for you? It has five times more protein than meat and contains over 100 different nutrients including zinc, magnesium, and folate. That’s great for me, as I’ve never been a meat eater, nor will I ever be. It contains all the amino acids I need.
I’m so glad I have gotten my kids to throw some spirlina in their smoothies. It comes in three forms – flakes, powder, and tablets. I personally love the powder. I feel the tablets aren’t as effective, and I haven’t tried the flakes. You want to buy real ground spirulina powder that is stripped of filler and preservatives.
Research shows that spirulina may prevent heart and liver damage. It’s also great added into salsas, and even guacamole. This superfood is beyond super in my book. It’s been around forever, and it’s not going away. This is the superfood that will keep on giving.
Love yourself everyday and Do what you love!!!
There is no other blissful feeling than feeling healthy. And I’m sure you all know how much sugar can affect your health. On average, people take in an additional 22 teaspoons of sugar daily on top of what is considered “normal” sugar intake. We are flooding our systems with excess sugar, and that’s why we are seeing rising health issues.
Sugar plays a role in so many problems including obesity, heart disease, and cancer. It can affect the way we look and feel. Sugar filled drinks can increase our risk of diabetes, so toss those soft drinks now and replace with water or tea. While there have been debates about acne and sugar, researchers have found that with a lower glycemic diet, people experienced less acne than those with a higher one.
If you feel you are taking in too much sugar, or you have an out of control sweet tooth, take small steps to make changes. Try to cut down from three glasses of soda a day to two. Those soft drinks can be addicting! Do it for your health and make that change.
Image from “Is Sugar Evil” by Dustin Maher (click to read)
Happy Tuesday, ladies!
I want to share one of my daughter’s favorite breakfast delights! It’s full of antioxidants and it’s delicious! It really does taste like a healthy dessert.
-1.5 cups plain Greek yogurt
-1/4 cup diced strawberries
-1 small kiwi diced
-1/5 cup walnuts
-sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
Take a parfait glass and put one cup of yogurt on the bottom. Top with strawberries then kiwi. Add the additional yogurt to the top. Layer the walnuts, then add cinnamon. Enjoy!
I hope you had an amazing weekend! My family and I had so much fun. It’s crazy how much older they are getting. Well, we are all getting older… It’s crazy how many people I talk to everyday who let me know how old they feel! Age is just a number! Yes we are all growing older, but you do not need to feel old.
I recently watched a documentary on a 78-year-old lady who just entered her 10th fitness pageant. She looked great. We cannot run away from the birthdays; we have to embrace them and have parties! (Yes, I love parties!)
A while back, a friend of mine (who has three grown children) visited. She was telling me how she wished she was younger. What I told her was simple: Brighten up your lipstick. I got out my makeup, and completely did her face. She was unbelievably happy when she left, like a totally new woman!
Sometimes people talk about age because they are in a rut. They aren’t making the most of life. Who says you’re too old to go out and dance or go to a Disney movie? Yes, I do both. Act crazy… Life is too short, and I do love to have fun! It keeps you young.
One thing I cannot tolerate is being around people who have no sense of humor, can’t laugh or take a joke, or are serious all the time. Those types seem to be so worried about what people think. I want to actually tell them, “No one cares!” Boring people bore me!
So. Are you feeling old? Need a change? Get the lipstick out, or those killer heels, and go do something fun! Believe me… You will not regret it! Life is about living!