Category Healthy

Are Green Smoothies Really Good For You?

Who doesn’t love a green smoothie! Someone doesn’t.

Becoming Conscious of Food Label Ingredients

It’s time to start reading those labels…or else.

YGL Fitspiration of the Day: LaKeisha Shurn

This woman’s fitness commitment is fit for inspiration.

Upgrade Your Water and Tastebuds

Just a quick laugh for the day butttt this is so accurate of gentrification. And hilarious. I grew up part time in the east village and laughed loudly while watching. Enjoy! Thanks to my friend Cassandra for posting on Facebook.

New York, Drop Pounds With These Great Groupon Deals

Did you eat a little too much at thanksgiving? Want to drop a few pounds before your next holiday shindig? Me too!! I’ve already purchased some of these deals like Westerly. Here are some great purchased to jump start your weightloss journey. $15 for $30 Worth of Organic Groceries, Supplements, and Body Products at Westerly Natural Market Your diet is a significant part of dropping pounds. So start with 50%

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Just in Time: Fresh Cranberry Salsa

ingredients 1 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries 1/2 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded 1 bunch cilantro 3 cloves garlic 1/2 red onion 1/2 lime, juiced 1/2+ cup agave or honey (adjust for sweetness preference) salt to taste Combine cranberries, cilantro, onion, jalapeño pepper, garlic, lime juice, sweetener, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a medium blade. Chop to medium consistency. Place in

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Three Dairy Free So Delicious Holiday Smoothies

Last week, I got a special delivery of limited edition holiday flavors of So Delicious Coconut Milk drinks including: Nog, Pumpkin Spice, and Mint Chocolate. And what better way to celebrate then with smoothies. I shared each with some of my students and they lovvvvvved them all. Pumpkin Spice Smoothie ingredients 2 cups So Delicious Nog 1 frozen banana 1/4 cup mashed pumpkin (optional) 3/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg

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How Green Tea Improves Health From Head to Toe

Tea is one of the most widely consumed and valued beverages in the entire world. Apart from being delicious refreshment, it has absolutely no calories and has a unique mixture of substances that possess numerous therapeutic benefits. According to scientific and anecdotal evidence, tea, especially green tea, provides antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cavity properties. Green tea for oral health Green tea consists of fluoride, polyphenols and catechins that are

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Butternut Squash and Collard Greens Mélange

Last week, there was a demo for a group of kids and this was the recipe that both the kids and adults enjoyed. With the sweetness from the squash and red peppers, the savory collards, and the kick of the garlic, onions, and scallions, this is a great main or side dish. You can add another protein should you see fit. ingredients 2 TB coconut oil 1 red onion, diced

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Foods for Muscle and Joint Pain

Muscle and joint pain can be extremely discomforting. Our muscles are constantly in use and if they are overused or strained above their physical limits, pain is most likely to result. The intensity of the pain depends on the location and the degree to which the muscles and ligaments are affected. Sometimes an injury, disease and even aging can result in muscle and joint soreness. The good news is that

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