Cooking Tip Thursdays: The Just Right Smoothie

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better…

Nothing beats the summer heat like a cold refreshing smoothie.  Ok, so maybe there are a few other things that are fantastic on a hot summer day, but smoothies definitely rank in the top 5.  Whether for breakfast, lunch or an in-between meal boost, you can fill up on all your daily vitamin, mineral, and nutrient essentials with one click of the blender.  And who doesn’t love a perfectly healthy and balanced meal that’s ready in less than 5 minutes?  So in honor of the warm weather, here’s our NON-cooking, cooking tip of the week: Preparing the perfect smoothie. Continue reading

Got Flax?

Flaxseeds, the seed of the flax (a.k.a linum) plant, are credited with a number of health benefits, including better digestive health, lower cholesterol, increased heart health, fewer hot flashes during menopause, and reduced risk of cancer, including breast and prostate.  Given the exceptional fiber and (vegetarian) Omega-3 fatty acid content, it’s no wonder why. Continue reading

Recipe: Sweet Green Smoothie

Feel like you need a little pick me up after this weekends festivities?  Refuel and reenergize yourself with this nutrient-dense, vitamin-packed green smoothie.  Loaded with bananas, pineapples and spinach, you won’t believe how sweet and delicious this health-supportive powerhouse tastes.  And don’t be afraid of the spinach…I promise Continue reading