Monthly Archives: July 2010

Breakfast as a Smoothie –

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Good health begins with a good breakfast.

For many of us the busyness of life short changes our quality of life and thus our health.

“Dietary supplements aren’t intended to be a food substitute because they can’t replicate all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables. So if you’re generally healthy and eat a balanced diet, daily dietary supplements may not be worth the expense. However, if you can’t eat enough healthy foods or have certain conditions, you may benefit from taking a daily dietary supplement.” – Mayo Clinic Staff

For us the great way to add that balance to our lives is a wonderful fresh fruit smoothie with the addition of a boost.

Breakfast Smoothie –

Ingredients

Directions
In a blender, combine banana, apple, and orange juice. Blend until smooth. Add soy milk and yogurt. Blend again.  Add 1 scoop Smoothie Essentials Multi-Vitamin (I also like Smoothie Essentials Women’s Blend).   Blend again until well blended.

Pour into glasses and serve.

Not Afraid of Labels

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America’s most colorfully labeled smoothie-boost manufacturer now boasts a variety of 20 supplements, including choices from antioxidants for everyone to multi-vitamins especially for women.

Smoothie Essentials realizes that there are at least two distinct customer trends when shopping: 1)People want nutrition, they want it natural, they want it made their way, and 2) People want a label that tells them the facts without hiding the truth.

Not all smoothie boosts are created equal. Discriminating customers will take the time to compare products. Empty calories and artificial ingredients might work in a bubble gum machine but not at the health bar. Even great flavor can sometimes be a disguise. Not only can a smoothie be delicious when made with natural, organic fruits, but to add a boost to it which is more on filler than the customer expects can often result in that customer going elsewhere next time around.

The Smoothie Essentials Blends are the genuine article. More and more distributors and smoothie shops are choosing us every day, and the comments we hear from them are two-fold: they like our ingredients, and they like our labeling.

Flavor is the choice of the customer, the smoothie shop operator … anyone but us. We craft our smoothie boosts to be as near flavorless as possible. This allows the original flavor of the fruity ingredients to keep center stage. Exceptions will occur, of course: Our Green Blend will in fact have a vegetable-ish taste as will the Matcha Blend, etc. But most of our blends are intended to be added to whatever flavor of smoothie you’re already making without affecting the taste.

The end product is that you now have a smoothie that for some will include a genuine, natural protein boost for example, or perhaps an antioxidant boost, a multivitamin boost, an energy boost, a recovery boost.

Examine for yourself the product list. We’ve got your client base covered, no matter what their lifestyle.

In Support of an Active Lifestyle

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Smoothie Essentials Blends support a healthy and active lifestyle.

One very trendy form of exercise these days is an updated swing on an age-old piece of machinery; the bicycle.

Various reasons for biking will include the fact that with a properly adjusted seat it’s easier on the knees than jogging and it’s a social event you can do with friends, not to mention the fact that cycling to work is more ‘green’ than driving the car.

Biking can be casual and still be brisk enough to burn the calories and exercise the muscles. Especially for those of us who do not feel the urge to join a health club, biking to and from school or work is an excellent option, allowing exercise to be the fringe benefit instead of the object, because on a bike the journey is the destination.

Recovery options after a cruise include Smoothie Essentials Multivitamin Blend and Women’s Blend which contain

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin B-1
  • Vitamin B-2
  • Vitamin B-3
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Biotin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Calcium
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium

Disclaimer:
As with any form or exercise or food, excess can be harmful. Cycling has been linked to various injuries. If you feel muscle pain, joint pain or numbness, this can be a sign you’ve exceeded the safe level.

Bicycles can be used for transportation, recreation and sport.

Cycling can include using a unicycle, a tricycle, a quadracycle and various human-powered vehicles.

Cycles are a means of transportation employed by various police departments due to their high maneuverability and the ability to travel on pedestrian-heavy roads as well as narrow paths.

Across the globe, it is not unusual for letter carriers to navigate their way around town on a bike.

A single-speed beach cruiser is a good choice for flat, easy terrain.

A multi-speed cycle is the best choice for all other types of roads where inclines or rough terrain might be encountered.

Accessories can include front and back lights, reflectors, bells or horns, child seats, baggage racks and water-bottle cages.

Safety equipment can also include a helmet, gloves, protective padding and specially-designed brightly colored apparel.

For the highly adventurous, there are also cycling computers that include GPS.

It is not unusual for most elementary schools to include bike-riding and bike-safety events during the course of a school year.

Bicycle laws are in many cases similar to vehicle laws: stay at the side of the road traveling with the flow of traffic, stop for stop signs, use hand signals when turning, etc.

Ride safe, think safety, and make yourself visible.

References:

http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/default.aspx

http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/pdf/paguide.pdf

http://smoothieessentials.com/product11.php Multi-Vitamin Blend

http://smoothieessentials.com/product18.php Women’s Blend

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Cycling

“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.”
Mark Twain, “Taming the Bicycle”