Now that the weather is getting warmer, I find myself craving smoothies. Smoothies are considered a “health” food but with the wrong ingredients your smoothie may be as healthy as a Butterfinger Blizzard.
There is a vast nutritional difference between a smoothie made with sugar-filled ingredients like fruit juices, yogurts and agave and a smoothie made with frozen berries, spinach, collagen, avocado and water.
What are you up to this weekend? You know what you should do?
Go see Beaty & the Beast 3-D! I went last night with a friend who was seeing it for the second time. It’s that good!
For those of you, like me, who saw the animated version one million times as a child, prepare to be amazed. It blows plain old animation out of the water. The 3-D element is amazing and Emma Watson is a perfect Belle! Josh Gad plays Gaston’s sidekick LeFou. He his hilarious as always but it’s so hard not picture him as Olaf the whole time. My point is – go see it for yourself!
Oh cilantro! It seems like people either love it or hate it. Interestingly, this may be due to a genetic trait.
I’ll admit it. I’m a cilantro lover. You other cilantro lovers out there probably adore it for it’s fresh, citrusy flavor but there are lots of other reasons to heart cilantro.
is a great source of antioxidants (2)
is rich in vitamins A, K & C as well as potassium and manganese (2)
helps cleanse the liver thanks to the compound linalool (1)
helps cleanse the body of toxic metals (2)
supports the digestive system (2)
promotes a calm feeling (2)
can improve sleep quality (3)
helps balance blood sugar (3)
has natural anti-histamine properties that calm skin irritations (3)
Cilantro pesto is a tasty way to add more cilantro to your diet. It’s versatile and super easy to make. It boosts the flavor of chicken, beef, white fish, shrimp, eggs, roasted veggies, steamed veggies, and makes for a delicious salad dressing. My recipe is barely a recipe; just a few ingredients blended together in a food processor.
I first learned about podcasts through a trainer I was working out with during my NPC bikini days in 2011-2012. She told me that she listened to them while she cleaned the house. She didn’t dread cleaning so much if she was looking forward to listening to a podcast. Genius!
Since then, I have been listening to podcast when I clean the house, do yard work, cook, walk the dog, and any time I’m in the car. Over the years, I have mostly stuck with health and fitness related podcasts but I’m ready to branch out. I’ll never abandon the health related stuff but I’m in need of a little variety. Help me, please!
I have been reading food/health/wellness/nutrition blogs for a while now. Probably, the last 5-6 years. One of the features I continue to really like on these blogs is posts about what people eat in a day. Is it weird to care about what a stranger eats all day? Most likely, but I find it interesting. Why? Because, through these posts I am introduced to new: