Holiday Protein Shakes to Get You Through the Winter

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Are you worried about keeping your health on track this winter? Look no further, we have delicious protein shake recipes for you! Just add all the ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup non-fat milk, or soy, rice or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of ice

Gingersnap:

  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 cup non-fat milk, or soy, rice or almond milk
  • 1 cup of ice

Strawberry Cheesecake:

-Snickerdoodle:

  • 1 scoop of chocolate peanut butter protein powder
  • 1 cup of  non-fat milk, or soy, rice or almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablepsoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of ice

Do you have any yummy protein shake recipes?

How do you kick off your midday pick-me-up?

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When it comes to mornings or midday pick-me-ups, we’re all in need of a boost. But are you a coffee or tea person? Americans age 18-29 are choosing to drink tea over coffee. Currently, 42% of 18 – 29 year olds are choosing a steamy mug of tea over coffee, compared to age 30-44 who are choosing tea at just 35%!

Coffee and tea both have great benefits and flavors. Whether you’re a peppermint mocha lover or a green tea enthusiast, you’re sure to find great perks.

Coffee

  1. A cup or two post-workout can help ease muscle pain up to 48%.
  2. It boosts your physical performance for longer workouts.
  3. Caffeine can increase fat burning and boost your resting metabolic rate.
  4. It’s packed with essential nutrients like manganese, potassium and Vitamin B2!
  5. It can lower your risk for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Type II Diabetes.

Tea

  1. Black tea has the highest levels of caffeine and comes in flavors like chai.
  2. It can boost exercise endurance.
  3. White tea is the best anticancer tea!
  4. Despite the caffeine, it’s hydrating to the body.
  5. It can increase your memory, focus and concentration.

Which do you prefer to get you through the day: coffee or tea?

Are you getting vitamins in your day-to-day health?

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We all know how important vitamins are to our health –but most of us assume that we’re probably getting enough.

The fact is, though, that vitamin deficiencies are not just something that sailors of old were susceptible to –they’re more common than you might think. For instance, it’s estimated that 25 percent of people worldwide are deficient in iron, while in the US, about 42 percent of the population is thought to be vitamin D deficient.

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What Nobody Tells You About Losing Weight

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A recent poll suggests that 
49 percent of Americans say they would like to lose weight. Whether it’s for health reasons –or cosmetic issues- maintaining a healthy weight offers a number of significant benefits. For example, it can reduce your chances for chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Not to mention, having less weight will also give you more energy!

There are a number of ways to go about losing weight, and some methods are much more effective than conventional fad diets. So, what is skinny? What really happens when you lose weight? Here are a few things that you should know about dropping the pounds, and better yet, keeping the weight off!
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