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Smoothies can be a great quick and easy meal on the go, but without a good source of protein, they can leave you feeling hungry 30 minutes later. I often use Greek yogurt for that very reason, but recently I've had a lot of clients looking for a vegan protein option, so I got to testing.
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Now that Halloween is behind us and the colder weather has settled in, it's the perfect time to dig in to some healthier eats to boost your immune system (and pace yourself before the holiday party invitations start arriving.) Mealtime is a great opportunity to stock up on your vitamins and nutrients. So we've put together a list of recipes that will help you get a healthy boost while enjoying a delicious meal or snack.
Protein powders can be a great way to boost your smoothie's protein content in a flash, but they're not for everyone. Maybe you're confused by the many options available at your health food store, don't love the sometimes chalky texture, are price conscious, or simply prefer to eat whole foods. Regardless of why and with what you want to use to bulk up your smoothie, there are plenty of ways to do it! Here are some of my favourite clean, whole foods, protein options.
Abbey and Abby
While both yogurt and kefir provide probiotics -- the good bacteria that keep our digestive tract happy and healthy -- kefir boasts an even more potent dose. On top of its digestion-friendly benefits, it's also a great source of calcium, protein, potassium and B vitamins.
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Show off your green pride with one of these delicious recipes.
I Love Vegan
Smoothies are one of the easiest and fastest ways to get a bunch of healthy foods into a portable and delicious meal or snack. Smoothies are also great place to sneak things in that you may not eat on their own. This particular smoothie has a very special ingredient -- kefir (pronounced kee-fir).
Getting kids to eat their greens can be a chore at times. But we've got one solution that works like a charm – the vegetable smoothie!
Smoothies have been all the rage for some time with prominent celebrities boasting about their nutritional value. So if you've ever tried to make a smoothie but felt terrible afterwards, you're not alone. So if you can relate and have always wondered "why do smoothies hurt my stomach?" then I've got a couple solutions just for you.
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