Raspberry Lime Smoothie Recipe

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Smoothies are an excellent way to replenish your body after a work out. I love making tropical flavored or raspberry flavored smoothies for after an intense work out session.

The following is my favorite recipe for a raspberry lime smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 lime : juiced
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup limeade
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey
  • ice (usually about 3 cups, but start with less and add more if necessary)

*Note: I use Chobani vanilla flavored yogurt, but raspberry or key lime pie flavored is nice too. And use your judgement on the ice. It’s best to start with a small amount and add more to get the thickness that you like in your smoothie. Everyone likes it differently. I have a big blender, so I can fit a lot of cubes in it. I usually use more than 3 cups with this one.

To make your smoothie, simply combine the ingredients and blend. Voila! If your smoothie is too sour for your liking, add more honey.

Enjoy!

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January 9 : National Take the Stairs Day

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Today is National Take the Stairs Day! My challenge for you today is to not only take the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator, but also to go out of your way to either climb an extra flight, or get on the stair stepper at the gym at the end of your work out!

Have you noticed how the iPhone Health app has a calculator for the flights of stairs that you’ve climbed? There are free apps available for Android as well, and sports tracking watches such as the FitBit for tracking the flights of stairs climbed as well. I’m going to set a goal for myself today, and try to meet it every day. Join me!

Climbing stairs is a great way to work on your quads, calves, and glutes, and to get in some cardio to burn some of that fat. Let’s do this!

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Excellent Algerian Recipes Blog

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I normally don’t get to do two posts in one day, but I HAD to share some Algerian recipes with you all! This meal was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend recommend making it for feasts and special occasions.

My friend La Petite Maman has some amazing Algerian recipes on her blog. Today I made her Algerian couscous (Kseksou), her Algerian chicken and olives (Djedj Bezzitoun), and her Algerian Sablés (cookies).

If you’re looking for some good Algerian recipes (or just Mediterranean recipes in general), her blog is a must see. Check it out!

And leave me a message in the comments section and tell me how you think I did!

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Healthy Snack Guide: Oranges

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Salam!

Happy holidays to my Christian friends. I hope you enjoy some rest and time with your families.

Today I want to talk about ORANGES. My favorite!

Okay, so we all know that oranges, tangerines, and other sorts of citrus are all delicious, but what sort of nutritional value do they really have?

Oranges and tangerines have some important nutrients such as Vitamin C, B1, and A, and they also have a decent amount of fiber. There are also some notable health benefits. The vitamin C helps with your skin, and the fiber helps lower cholesterol, with digestive health, and it can even be good for your heart.

I just love to buy bags of tiny tangerines (“Halos,” anyone?) and throw a couple in my backpack or purse to take with me when I’m on the go. Most of them are seedless and don’t even require a knife to peel them. It’s a great way to give yourself some vitamins and a “pick-me-up” in the afternoon with some natural sugars.

So the next time you’re at the market, get some oranges for a healthy and a tasty snack!

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YUM!

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