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7 Days of Refreshing, High Energy Smoothies without Caffeine

Monday, July 11th, 2011



Healthy and delicious fruity milk shakes are packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants- these smoothies will keep your energy up all summer long…without the caffeine!


Nothing beats an ice-cold drink on a hot, lazy summer day.  Colas and “energy drinks” might temporarily give you that extra power boost you need in the middle of the afternoon, but that’s only because they get their fuel from caffeine.

One 16-ounce can of SoBe’s No Fear contains 141mg of caffeine; that’s about as much as an 8-ounce cup of coffee, which can have anywhere between 100-150mg of caffeine.

So, what’s wrong with a caffeine buzz?

Nothing, if it’s an occasional cup of coffee.  But if you’re banking on a can of Diet Coke or a tall Frappuccino to get you through your morning workload or afternoon gym class on a regular basis, then you should consider the health risks involved.

Caffeine and your health

Besides guaranteeing a “caffeine crash” a few hours later, which defeats the whole purpose of drinking an energy drink, excess caffeine intake causes the following side effects:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Nutritious, energy drinks just make more sense

Why risk all the ill effects of caffeine addiction, when you can get a vitamin-packed power boost from heart-healthy ingredients that your body loves?

Whip up a high-energy smoothie for a quick, refreshing breakfast, snack, or frozen dessert. 

Dairy ingredients such as yogurt and low-fat milk provide protein and vitamin B12, for long-lasting energy and metabolic performance throughout your day. 

Individuals on special diets can substitute soy milk or soy ice cream for a vegetarian milk shake. 

Fresh fruits of the season deliver maximum vitamins and antioxidants.

Try some of these healthy, summertime smoothie recipes for yourself; listed below is one for each day of the week!

Sunday: Tea-Licious Smoothie

7 Days of Refreshing, High Energy Smoothies without Caffeine

This frosty drink gets it vavavoom from peppermint tea, lemon sorbet, and vitamin C-rich citrus fruits.  It’s an excellent alternative to caffeine-laden Southern sweet tea.

Monday: Apple à la Mode Smoothie

7 Days of Refreshing, High Energy Smoothies without Caffeine

You’ll start loving Mondays if you make this apple pie smoothie a part of your morning ritual.  The apple pectin provides high fiber, so you won’t get hungry by the time 10:00 am rolls around.

Tuesday: Creamy Date Shake

Dates add natural sweetness and filling fiber to this low-fat milk shake.

Wednesday: Banana-Yogurt Smoothie

Martha Stewart recommends this naturally wholesome and delicious banana drink, which also contains flax seeds, honey, and plain yogurt.

Thursday: Watermelon Yogurt Mint Smoothie


Are you ready to try something refreshingly different?  If you love crisp watermelon, then you’ll flip for this cooling summer treat, made with fresh watermelon, mint leaves, honey, and lemon yogurt.

Friday: Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie Recipe


You don’t have to wait until October to enjoy antioxidant-rich pumpkin pie! Just crack open a can of pumpkin puree, and add banana and almond milk.  This recipe also contains two cups of baby spinach, but you can substitute your favorite leafy greens.

Saturday: Avocado-Pear Smoothie

Avocado and silken tofu add a smooth, creamy texture to this protein drink, and pear juice and honey give it a naturally sweet taste.

Other great healthy recipes:

10 Most Tempting Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

Crohn’s Disease Suggested Dinner Menu, plus Recipes

8 Rockin’ Meatless Grill Recipes for Memorial’s Day

Ten Ultimate Super Bowl Snacks That Are High in Vitamin B12


Too much caffeine – Caffeine crash – TheSite.org

Caffeine Fuels Most Energy Drinks

The Daily Meal



Incredible Smoothies

Whole Living

My Recipes


It’s National Nutrition Month: Are You Eating Your 5 Colors a Day?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

We all know we’re supposed to eat five servings of fruits and veggies a day, but are you getting all five colors?

Not all vegetables were created equal; the same goes for the wide variety of fruits. Some can prevent Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease and premature blindness. The only way to be sure you’re getting maximum vitamins is to include groups from all 5 hues.

  1. Seeing red? Fruits like tomatoes, watermelon, red peppers and pink grapefruit a phytochemical called lycopene, which many scientists believe is beneficial for preventing prostate and breast cancer.
  2. Orange foods are high in alpha and beta carotene, which your body needs to produce vitamin A.  Fruits like cantaloupe, tangerines and apricots have powerful antioxidants for killing  free radicals which threaten our immune system; yams, carrots and pumpkins are also good for your eyes and bones.  Now orange you glad you know that?
  3. Feeling yellow? Many yellow and green veggies  like wax beans, artichokes and corn contain lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals which prevent you from going blind in your old age.
  4. Go for the green when shopping for vegetables; broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and green cabbage help to rid your body of cancer-causing toxins.
  5. Berry-licious shades of  purple, red and blue mean the presence of brain-boosting and heart-healthy antioxidants; deep purple eggplants, berries, radishes and plums will keep your clock ticking.

Wanna read more about foods that are good for boosting memory?


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Crohn’s Disease: What You Can Do about it Now

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Crohn’s disease is a personal, often embarrassing topic to bring up with friends and family, but left untreated could have devastating results. Characterized by inflammation of the small intestine, symptoms of Crohn’s include malnutrition, diarrhea, indigestion, ulcers, stomach cramps and loss of appetite.  Early diagnosis and proper diet can go a long way towards alleviating most of these symptoms.

  • Include lean proteins such as chicken and fish.
  • Avoid iron deficiency by pairing up iron-rich foods with vitamin C for increased absorption.  For example, fry up some tofu cubes with broccoli, or just remember to have an orange alongside a bowl of iron-fortified breakfast cereal.
  • Stick to a low fiber diet.  Avoid foods such as corn or nuts which are more difficult to digest completely and may trigger constipation.
  • Consume plenty of fluids, particularly drinks which are high in electrolytes.
  • Visit your doctor.  In some cases an antibiotic such as rifaximin is all that is needed to begin the healing process.
  • Your physician might prescribe steroids, so know your facts before the office visit.
  • Many extol the wonders of coconut oil in easing stomach cramps and diarrhea associated with Crohn’s disease.

Don’t ignore the symptoms and think they will go away on their own.  If you think you have Crohn’s, seek professional help immediately.

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