Simple At Home Healthy Smoothie Recipes To Try!

 

Storify:Making Your Own Healthy Smoothies

Check out my storify for some simple at home smoothie recipes to try!

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Two Cups of Green Tea A Day Keeps The Doctor Away: Tazo Zen Green Tea

Tazo Zen Green Tea

Tazo Zen Green Tea

 

Since it is St. Patrick’s Day I was feeling a big green. First thing that comes to mind is my favorite morning, midday, nighttime, anything treat…green tea. I have tried so many brands of green tea but this one is by far my favorite. Tazo Zen Green Tea to me is heaven in a cup.

I first got a cup of Zen at Starbucks. Believe it or not I hated it. Then, my mom brought it home and I gave it another shot. I left the tea bag in for the duration of the time I drank it and it tasted delicious! It is a mix of lemongrass and spearmint.

My favorite site All Women Stalk had an article titled 9 Amazing Facts About Green Tea. After reading that article I was convinced to drink green tea every day!

They listed 9 facts:

1.It Helps Lower Cholesteral

2.It May Help Prevent Cancer

3.It May Help Prevent Heart Disease

4.It Can Help Prevent Stroke

5.It Helps Stave Off Dementia

6.It May Help Control Weight

7.It’s Power Comes From….Antioxidants

Check out All Women Stalk’s article and try out Tazo’s Zen Green Tea.

Let me know how you like it!

P.S. Dont be led astray from the urine yellow color the tea is. It’s normal!

Trading in Ice Cream for Frozen Yogurt at YOGO Factory in Turnersville

I have been a huge fan of frozen yogurt for awhile now. It’s safe to say I’ve tried the majority of the frozen yogurt places in our area. I love frozen yogurt because its dessert without the guilt! I brought my parents along for the trip to YOGO Factory in Turnersville. I think I converted them to be fro-yo lovers too!

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Dine-out at Green Zebra: Glassboro’s Healthy New Restaurant Located in the Whitney Center at Rowan University

This photo was taken from www.greenzebranj.com

This photo was taken from http://www.greenzebranj.com

Jen and Corey Gardner-Meeks are two Glassboro natives who had a big dream and made it happen. The couple decided to open up a healthy restaurant called Green Zebra in their hometown. The restaurant is located on the first floor of the Whitney Center. They serve a wide array of salads that can also be turned into wraps. Along with the wraps the couple provides Oogavé soda. Don’t know what it is? Read on!

What made you want to open up a restaurant like Green Zebra? 

My wife and I grew up in Glassboro and we realized there was a lack of healthy eating establishments so we decided to open it up.

Are you and your wife vegetarians or vegans?

My wife became a vegetarian because she didn’t like the idea of eating meat. I became a vegetarian for the healthy benefits. First, I cut out red meats and eventually meats altogether.

What is your favorite item on the menu? 

The tomatillo (pronounced toh-muh-tee-oh). A tomatillo is a tomato, each of our salads have a tomato in it this is my favorite though. I, of course, substitute the chicken for either black beans or tofu.

What is Oogavé soda?

Oogavé soda is a USDA certified organic soda made from agave syrup. When the agave nectar is fermented it becomes tequila. But, when it goes non-fermented it is a sweet syrup. It is low glycemic so it is a better option for people with hyperglycemia. The soda has no high-fructose syrup also.

What is the Earn Your Stripes program?

It is a loyalty card–like a rewards program. Once you sign up for it every time you order you show your card. The computer will keep track of what you spend. Once you reach $50 the computer will print out a $5 gift certificate that you can use the next time you order.

Make sure to check out Green Zebra on the first floor of the Whitney Center. They are open seven days a week from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.

For updated information check out their Facebook page and Twitter account!

Yummy Recipes!

The reason I wanted to create a blog about learning to live a healthy lifestyle was because I’ve been following a few blogs for a couple of years faithfully and wanted to give it a try!
Week by week my plan is to post a few things from other blogs!
This week I decided to share with you some recipes I want to try!
I know we all need something to warm our bellies especially since its been so cold! The Healthy Foodie posted a few recipes for soup, Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup this one seems so tasty!
The Blender Girl always has such great ideas! I love applesauce but it’s always so full of sugar! This week she shows a new recipe, Vitamix Raw Vegan Homemade Applesauce . I am definitely making this one!
Lauren Conrad’s website is perfect for just about anything! I found a great recipe ok there that’s super simple! It’s called Yogurt Kisses I love recipes that are simple and don’t take long to do so this is perfect for me!
If you take a look at my blog roll you can find all of these blogs and check out more of their advice and recipes!