6 Benefits of Manuka Honey

6 Benefits of Manuka Honey

Winnie the Pooh  and I have one major thing in common- neither of us wear pants. Just kidding (much to the future relief of my children). What we actually have in common is that we both love honey. I always buy local honey and use in my tea, spread it on toast, and add it to my smoothies to make them a bit sweeter. Even though I like honey because of the taste, there’s one kind of honey from New Zealand that I like for different reasons, and that’s manuka honey.  Manuka honey contains active hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxyl...

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10 Fall inspired smoothies

10 Fall inspired smoothies

I have to admit that I am totally over the summer.  I’m honestly just not a beach and hot weather kind of person. To me, the temperatures in the spring and fall are where it’s at.  I love the freshness in the air and the fact that my face doesn’t feel like it will sweat off or freeze off during those months. I am not going to completely hate on summer though.  I do love a few things about it, such as going to the farmer’s market (Oh, how I’ll miss the tomatoes!), getting to wear comfy sundresses and sandals,...

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8 veggies to add to your smoothies & a giveaway!

8 veggies to add to your smoothies & a giveaway!

For the most part, I am pretty good about making sure that I eat enough vegetables.  I truly love salads and snacking on things like cucumbers and sliced bell peppers, so it isn’t all that hard for me. There are those rare days, however, when I fall a few servings short of the recommended daily amount (mostly when I am on vacation or eating meals outside of the home). Part of the reason why I love smoothies so much is that they make it really easy to work in those veggies.  You may even be surprised at how many vegetables can be hidden...

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5 beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar (and my blonde hair!)

5 beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar (and my blonde hair!)

Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV) has been a staple in my daily routine for several months now, and let me tell you, it’s good stuff. So, why am I such a big fan? For one thing, ACV can have a major impact on our internal health.  In fact, drinking 1 tablespoon mixed in a glass of water before each meal can aid digestion, control blood sugar, clear stuffy noses, promote the growth of good bacteria in our system, support weight loss, and fight yeast infections- among numerous other benefits. It can also have a positive influence on our...

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Fiber-filled Horchata smoothie & a giveaway!

Fiber-filled Horchata smoothie & a giveaway!

Please note: I am a Brand Ambassador for Benefiber. However, all opinions stated below are my own. A special thanks to Benefiber for sponsoring this post!  For more information about the Company, be sure to visit their official Facebook page.   I’m bringing you a very exciting giveaway today! But before I get into that… You may recall a post that I wrote last month about the importance of consuming enough fiber. During this busy time of the year, it is so easy to forget that we still need to eat healthfully, get enough fiber,...

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25 Healthy & delicious pumpkin recipes for fall

25 Healthy & delicious pumpkin recipes for fall

Before I get down to business, I want to thank you for all of the comments, tweets, and messages in response to yesterday’s post. I love you all so much! I promise that I’ll do a formal pregnancy update soon (with a bump shot), and if you have any questions or things you’d like me to address in that post, just leave them in the comments or tweet them to me. Moving right along to the topic of pumpkin… I do realize that some of you might roll your eyes whenever you see or hear the word because pumpkin is kind of invading...

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