Berry Powerful Smoothie


If you love berries and love getting your protein in your smoothie as well, this recipe is for you! This blend of 2 popular berries, protein-rich silken tofu, and minerals-loaded banana will keep you full for hours. It’s also packed with antioxidants which fight both the visible and internal signs of aging. The recipe is enough for 2 as well, so it’s great for sharing!

What You’ll Need:

  •  Quarter cup of liquid of your choice, could be water, milk, almond milk, apple juice, or orange juice (not shown.
  • 1 cup silken tofu (not to be confused with the tofu for stir-fries)
  • 1 cup frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen bananas

Let’s Whip Up Some Delicious Smoothie!

1. Prepare the ingredients by cleaning the fruits and freezing them. Take out of the freezer at least 15 minutes before making the smoothie.
2. To create this mouth-watering concoction, simply add all the ingredients to a blending bullet or a blender and blend away. You may add a little bit more liquid if the smoothie is too thick for your liking.
3. Pour into 2 serving glasses. The recipe makes about a liter of smoothie, enough for 2 big servings that’s filling enough for a full meal! Hint: Call this breakfast in a cup....    [Read More]

How Much Do You Need to Exercise to Lose Weight?

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Many people exercise for weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Being overweight or obese can lead to a long list of dangerous, and even deadly, health problems. Exercise burns calories, carbohydrates and fat, so it works perfectly if you are looking to lose weight. So, exactly how much do you need to exercise to drop the pounds you are looking to discard?

Time to do a little math….

Bear in mind, no 2 people are alike. There is no way that your very unique bodily functions can be determined by using global averages. However, you can use the following formula as a base, and adjust accordingly to the results you experience....    [Read More]

5 Simple Tricks For Staying Positive While Losing Weight

Losing weight is the number one health and fitness goal for many people. However, it is not without its setbacks and pitfalls. When you experience an obstacle on your weight loss journey, it is very easy to fall into a negative mindset. The good news is that there are a number of steps you can undertake to ensure that you maintain a positive attitude as you go through your weight loss journey. This post will help you do exactly that and lists 5 simple tricks for staying positive while losing weight....    [Read More]

Apple Papaya Smoothie Video Recipe


Who would have thought that these two fruits would make for a great combination? Sweet and tart apples mixed with juicy papaya in a base of almond milk and silken tofu makes for a protein-rich smoothie that’s full of fruity goodness! The apple contains skin boosting enzymes that will help you maintain a youthful appearance while the papaya contains vitamins that nourish and tone the skin.

What You’ll Need:

  • Half a medium-size apple, cored, sliced, and frozen
  • About half a cup papaya chunks, frozen
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • Half a cup silken tofu (not to be mistaken with firm tofu)
  • Sweet Basil or mint leaves plus a stick of cinnamon for presentation purposes (optional)

Let’s Blend Up This Fruity Smoothie!

1. The ingredients for this apple papaya smoothie is best prepared either the day before or at least 4 hours before to freeze up the fruits so there would be no need to water down the smoothie with some ice. If this is not an option, limit the ice to just half a cup or about 4 cubes because the silken tofu and the fruits’ flesh will be enough to help thicken the smoothie.
2. When ready for your smoothie, simply place all the ingredients in a blending cup or blender.
3. Pulse away until smooth. The consistency should be like yogurt.
4. Transfer to a serving glass and garnish to make the smoothie look festive. With garnish or not, this smoothie is a sure win!
5. Serves 1 person as a meal, can be shared for snacks. Enjoy!...    [Read More]

The Easiest Ways to Cut Calories and Junk From Your Diet

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If you’re trying to improve your diet, you’ll often find it’s easier to focus on the things you want to remove from your current eating habits rather than trying to add things. And the best way to make that successful is to focus on just the smallest things that will cause the smallest change to your feeling of fullness and energy throughout the day.

Here are some very easy ways to cut calories and reduce the amount of junk in your diet!

Get Rid of Soda Drinks

One of the very best things that anyone can do for their diet is to remove soda drinks from their diet. That means no more Coca-Cola and no more 7-Up. Why? Because these drinks are absolutely packed with simple sugars while offering nothing healthy in return. They’ll make you feel hungry and they’ll add lots of calories while contributing to lipogenesis (fat storage)....    [Read More]