Fall to Winter – Seasonal Blahs are Upon Us

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Eating fresh is important no matter the time of year.  Yet in winter when our foods hibernate it’s even more important.  When our bodies crave missing vitamins and minerals they respond slower and we get our grump on.

I’ve been playing with some great ways to lower that grumpy bear in my self.  Water – seems to be very key.  Blended smoothies with extra boosts also seem to help.  Though some fruits like strawberries and blueberries aren’t fresh the frozen seem darn nice to work with.  I often use orange juice as a base or a citrus blend to help up the vitamin C in a very natural way.

Currently figs are still in season and what a wonderful treat to enjoy.  My family likes them roasted with goat cheese.  Though I have to admit my youngest thinks they are cool for about 5 minutes then hands back the “extras”.  Pears are also still “in season” and we enjoy them roasted but due to their texture not so much in smoothies.

Walking and moving also seems to help.  Getting the blood flowing, leaving the four walls and smelling nature at her crispest (being int he US it’s going on winter here).  Yes bundling deeper and warmer is often required but worth it.  How about a jaunt to the local skating rink – ice or roller – a few jaunts around the rink gets the energy flowing.  Wii!  LOL Yes I said Wii!  The Wii fitness does indeed work for those who can’t seem to fit in a gym to their schedule.  Add some friends and make it a roaring good time!!

Stop watching the world go by.  10,000 steps is all it takes each day to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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About Smoothie Essentials - ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the MatchaGT blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. The Smoothie Essentials product is a line of boosts that add functionality to one's daily foods without adding flavor or colors. (except for MatchaGT and green blend) making it easy to "hide" them from the finicky eaters we all know and love. From stirring them into yogurts, smoothies, frappes and even juice drinks it all come out with the original flavor being center star.. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at www.SmoothieEssentials.com or by emailing shelley@juicesolutions.com

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