5 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

 

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), has a peppery, warm bitter flavor and a mild fragrance with a slight hint of orange and ginger.  Although this spice is best known as a main ingredient in curry dishes, it also provides the bright yellow hue to products like ballpark mustard.  Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has  been used for many years as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent in both the Chinese and Indian Medicine systems, to treat conditions including bloody urine, bruises, chest pain, colic, flatulence, hemorrhage, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, and toothaches. Read on to discover more about 5 of the most amazing health benefits provided by one single item that most people can find in their pantry.

Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric has demonstrated very potent, but safe anti-inflammatory properties.…

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IT’S A GOOD MORNING SUPER GIRL BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

 

This smoothie is a great on the go breakfast to start your day off right , or works to help the recovery process after an intense workout.  Packed full of super food nutrients this protein smoothie is fit for Super Girl!

ingredients

1 cup cashew or almond milk (add more to adjust to desired thickness)

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 /2 cup frozen dark cherries

1 banana

1/4 cup of kale ( I like to freeze mine, it blends well)

1/4 cup vanilla Greek yoghurt

1 scoop vega vanilla protein with greens

1 tbsp chia seeds

Combine all ingredients in a blender , mix well and enjoy!  Protein smoothies also double as great Popsicle treats for hot summer days!  For another great recipe check out my Mocha Goddess smoothie  here!

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MOCHA GODDESS PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

 

Try my Mocha Goddess smoothie!

1 banana
1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup vanilla greek yoghurt
1/4 cup kale ( frozen)
1 tbsp chia
1 scoop vega mocha protein

Combine all ingredients in blender and enjoy ❤️ Check out another great Mocha smoothie recipe here!

Image courtesy of simplegreensmoothies.com

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MY NEW MOCHA SMOOTHIE CREATION

 

Try my Mochabutter glow smoothie!

1 scoop vega mocha protein
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp chia
1 tbsp flax
3/4 cup kale ( I freeze my kale it blends nicely like this)
Add more milk if smoothie is too thick for your liking❤️

I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes or creating my own. They are great for a post workout snack or breakfast on the go! Check out my all about healthy drinks board on Pinterest for more great recipes like this! Do you have a recipe to share? Send me a pin or leave a comment below with a link❤️

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BENEFITS OF WORKING OUT AT HOME VS. THE GYM THIS SUMMER

 

We all want to look good and feel good this summer. When we think of hot temperatures, tank tops and bikinis , we all get a little more motivated to start working out and eating healthy.  The problem is, we all have so many excuses and life sometimes consumes us.  I have discovered over the years that I can feel and look great by exercising in the comfort of my own home.  Working out at home saves money, takes less time and can be done whenever your schedule allows.  Read on to find a great list of reasons , you too should start working out at home!

xoxo Saundra

Benefits of working out at home vs. the gym this summer! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Benefits of working out at home vs. the gym this summer!

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3 CANCER FIGHTING SUPERFOODS THAT SHOULD BE A PART OF YOUR EVERYDAY DIET

 

With so much disease in the world today , it seems that everyone has had at least one close friend or family member affected by one type of cancer or another.  Cancer is one of the top health risks in the world, affecting so many people no matter what their age or gender.  I have had several loved ones in my life who have had to face the battle of all that comes with this ugly disease.  Some of wich have won the battle and others who weren’t so lucky.

The most inspirational story of all would be that of my Grandmother.  My Grandma was a seemingly healthy person, living a good life and one day with no warning was hit with the horrible news from her doctor that life had taken a turn.  …

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STAY HYDRATED THIS SUMMER WITH FRUIT INFUSED WATER

 

Drinking water is a key element to being fit and staying healthy.
Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because you lose water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s very important to rehydrate regularly by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.

Living a busy and active lifestyle, I find I am always focusing on what needs to get done each day, and where we need to go, forgetting the simple things in life such as taking time to drink a glass a water.  Sure I drank my 2 or 3 cups of coffee today and maybe some tea.  Unless my body is screaming I’m thirsty, sometimes it just doesn’t cross my mind to drink some water.…

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MY TOP 5 SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS

 

My top 5 smoothie ingredients! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Smoothies and Protein shakes are a regular part of my diet.   They are easy to make,  packed full of nutrients and are great snacks or meal replacements when on the go. I have put together a list of ingredients I use in each and every smoothie I make.  Each one of these ingredients provides great health and nutritional benefits.

My top 5 Smoothie ingredients!My top 5 smoothie ingredients! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

    • Chia – these tiny little treasures are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.  They are packed full of fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and various other micronutrients.My top 5 smoothie ingredients ! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful
    • Kale – I purchase kale in large quantities and freeze it for easy use.  In 1 cup of kale you will find nearly 3 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fiber (to help manage blood sugar and provide that feeling of fullness), Vitamins (A,C and K), Folate (great for the brain), and Alpha-linolenic acid ( an omega-3 fatty acid ).
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