Many people view January as a fresh start. There are many areas in my life that could use a fresh start. One of those areas is my home. I have been DECLUTTERING my home since the beginning of January and I can’t tell you just how much happier and healthier I feel already!
Another area of my life that could use some attention is my physical health. I have always struggled with my body as I am not a very athletic person and for whatever reason, my will power when it comes to food choices has been terrible ever since I can remember. Every January, I remind myself just how important it is that I make good choices for my body and I try to re-focus on smaller serving sizes and healthier snack choices. This January is no different.
One way that I KNOW I will get healthy goodness into my body is by drinking smoothies. In my smoothies, I always add fruit, some form of liquid and some form of protein (often in powder form, but sometimes I also add some greek yogurt for additional protein).
One of my favourite smoothies is a mixed berry smoothie.
Orange Naturals has a specially formulated Shake for Women that I love to add to my smoothies. By adding this powdered shake to my smoothies, I am not only adding protein, but also greens, vitamins, antioxidants, calcium and more! I love that these shakes are all natural and have nothing artificial in them.
Here is one of my go to smoothie recipes:
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries with dark cherries
- 1/4 cup frozen, chopped kale
- 1 scoop Orange Naturals ND Shake Women
- Pour almond milk into a blender.
- Add all other ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- Note: All of the ingredients are approximate measurements.
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My favorite holiday treat is definitely hot chocolate!
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream!
Chips and salsa
Its everything candy cane , hot chocolate , ice cream ..:)
Yes I have! Quit smoking and walk more!
Get more exercise and eat healthier.
Yes, decluttering, earning more money 🙂
Making time for myself, minimizing what I need to live, and spending more time with my family.
I’m going to do my best to pay of our debt in 2015.
I want my whole family to eat healthier this year
I find smoothies so useful when it comes to healthier eating too! When I’m not hungry in the morning, I can always put lots of good things into a smoothie. 🙂
That is a very good point, Joann – even when I’m not too hungry, a smoothie always tends to go down nicely and they are SO healthy!
get out walking and hikingmore this year. Get my health in check again!
Declutter, Organize, Enjoy.
healthier eating cook more at home
My goals are to: eat cleaner meals, stay organized and on top of my work and home life, achieve a better home/work/life balance.
Get walking more and eating better
I’ve become a bit of a sweets junkie so eating less sugar is one. The 2nd is declutter, declutter, declutter! There are way too many outgrown toys & clothes in bins in the basement that need to find a new home.
I am trying to cut sugar out of my diet
I love making smoothies for the same reasons you mentioned–one of the things I do is wash the kale (or other dark greens), pat it dry, then store it in a freezer bag. It lasts way longer that way and I just break off ice cold chunks to throw into a smoothie.
Hope you have a great day!
Jennie @ LittleGirlDesigns.com
That is a fantastic tip, Jennie – I often do the same thing with spinach!
My goal is to lose 51 lbs in 2015
My goal is to lose wight.
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my main goal loose weight
I am trying to lose weight and eat healthier
I am determined to stay positive. A positive attitude, positive thinking and changing any negative thinking into positive messages.
This is such a great way to live life!
I am working on being healthier and happier this year!
Mine is too eat healthier and lose weight while trying to destress
Think more before any decision.
I would like to shed a few pounds, be more positive, and get my G.
One of my goals is to become more limber
eat healthier and get in shape
I am trying to eat healthier and drink more water this year.
My goal for this year is to get more sleep
I would like to try to eat cleaner
To play outside with my kids more.
My goals are to go to bed earlier, lose weight, exercise more, and exercise more patience!
Some very common goals 🙂
To get more sleep and to cut out refined sugars.
I would like to drink more water.
To be more organized in all aspects of our lives, to live within a budget, and to eat much healthier, so far doing well.
That is amazing! Keep on track 🙂
I want to tone up. Especially my legs and arms.
Yes, I want to push myself to exercise every day starting with at least 15 minutes to start.
Baby steps are always the best way to start!
Well I quit drinking and last year I quit smoking, so now all I need to do is lose weight and I will be a whole new person!!
Great job, Lynda!
Yes I would love to quit smoking.
My goals for 2015 are to live intentionally with my family and organize or house 🙂
For my family to enjoy smoothies every day.
To become more active.
I’m trying to spend more time outdoors this year although the weather has not been cooperating lately.
not yet but i am hoping to start a side business soon
Oh? Doing what? Sounds exciting!
I’ve just signed up for hot yoga. My goal is to attend at least 3x a week!
I am trying to eat healthier and get out more walking in.
just to keep working on my health – walking every day, eating right, the usual stuff! A neverending battle!
remember to take my iron supplements!
I’m trying to re-balance things that I do to spend more time with my kids.
I would really like to start making (& sticking to!) a budget this year!
My goals are to cut back on coffee, drink more water, get back to knitting and spend more time with my family.
To try to exercice weekly!
yes to exercise more often, I made a list of things I want to do this year
I am trying to drink more water and to eat much healthier.
My goals continue always, watch sugars and carbs. 🙂
I have made a goal to get outside and active with my kids daily no matter the weather.
Just to live a healthier life style as we age!
I’m going to try to quit smoking this year.
My goal for 2015 is continue the walking I started in 2014 and increase my steps each day
My goal is to try to tone up and get a flatter stomach
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I really would like to get outdoors more often
Work out six times a week!
I am going to start doing Yoga, I need to stretch my body
My goal is to do strength training every other day.
My goal is to some form of exercise everyday (walk, ride, run)
yes, more infrared saunas and eat more vegetables.
I would like to lose weight and start taking vitamins so I stop getting colds
I’m trying to take better care of myself by watching what I eat, exercising more and taking time to de-stress.
I have resolved to get my closets in order.
I’m going to try to eat more home made foods
To exercise more regularly.
My goal is to consume less sugar.
I have tons of goals for 2015. Food related, we are going to eat less meat.
My goal is to save 25-30% of the money I make this year.
I need to get fit for my wedding! 😀
I am trying to be more patient!
My main goal is to potty train my son. After that, I’ll work more on exercising regularly.
My goal is to treat myself well. More hike, healthier diet, more time for fun.
I am trying to make career changes which will make a happier me
My resolution is to read more.
This looks like a great smoothie recipe . Thanks for sharing
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I’ve never actually had a smoothie but this berry one looks really inviting, I’m a bit worried about the kale in it though – does that alter the taste?
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