Yogi Tea Giveaway Winner + Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe!

Hope y’all are having a nice week!  The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here…the winner of the Yogi tea giveaway is Rachel Adams!!!  Congratulations, Rachel, and I hope this makes your study time in the library a little more bearable!!!  Please email me directly to provide the shipping address for your delicious teas!

For the rest of you, here’s a yummy smoothie recipe.  Just add the ingredients to your blender and blend away:

  • 1 scoop plant-based Vega One all-in-one nutritional shake in berry
  • 1/4 cup organic light vanilla soy milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 big handfuls of ice
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)

Thanks to the Vega shake mix, you’ll get 15 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 1.5 grams of Omega-3s, as well as 50% of your daily intake of vitamins and minerals in this smoothie.  How’s that for a healthy boost of energy?!

And, finally, check out my most recent blog post, “Keeping the Job Search Positive and Productive,” for The Zesty Digest for Sweet Lemon Magazine.  If you’ve been stressing about the job search or changing careers, this advice will help you rest easy!

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Spruce up your Cereal

If you are anything like me, you go a million miles a minute during the week.  Between jobs, working out, and running errands, there is hardly any time to prepare a “real” meal.  How do I sometimes get around that?  Sprucing up my, get ready for it, cereal!

You heard that right.  Cereal can be both satisfying and nourishing, as long as you select the right kinds, and include some healthy toppings.  Check out the tips below.

  1. Look for cereals made with whole grain oats and fiber.
  2. Be sure to check the sugar contents included in the cereal; many cereals are just candy in disguise.  Look for low sugar cereals.  Kashi and Quaker Oats have some great ones.
  3. Use low-fat original soy milk instead of the typical dairy milk.  If you must use cow’s milk, use skim milk.
  4. Add some fruit.  This is the best part!  Bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries work well.

Enjoy!