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Ditch Your Banana and Kale! Use “The Blender Girl” To Find Your Fun and Tasty Smoothie Recipes

Ditch Your Banana and Kale! Use “The Blender Girl” To Find Your Fun and Tasty Smoothie Recipes

Imagine that you’re about to make a fresh smoothie to start your day. You open your fridge, and pull out the kale, spinach, and banana. This is what you’ve been doing for weeks now, and it has had a positive effect on your health.

You blend everything and take a sip. Before you can stop yourself, you hear your mind saying, “Boring!” This is the same thing you had yesterday and the day before.

Making healthy choices doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice variety. One of the quickest ways to derail your wellness plan is to let boredom set in.

It’s time to re-imagine your smoothies

Nobody wants to eat the same thing over and over. “The Blender Girl – Easy, Healthy Smoothie Recipes” is an app designed to help you find fun new smoothie combinations.

The Blender Girl app has over 100 smoothie recipes, and all the guidance you’ll need to make the best smoothie for you. In addition to the recipes, it also has a glossary, blender recommendations, and tips for how to improve the quality of your drinks.

    This app goes well beyond what you’d find in a typical recipe book, and it’s way faster to search on this app than look through all the options on the web. One of the coolest features of The Blender Girl is that you can search for the perfect smoothie based on what you feel, need, or crave.

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    You’ll be well on your way to a delicious new smoothie

    The contents of your smoothie can put you on track to feel great and meet your health and wellness goals. The app takes the guess work out of figuring out which smoothies have the nutritional profiles that will get you what you need.

    1. Search by how you feel. One way to shake up your smoothie routine is to allow the app to help you find a recipe for you based on a simple fill-in-the-blank screen.

      Simply click the arrows to the right of each sentence starter to reveal a list of options. For “I feel…” you can choose from a list of responses such as “happy,” “sluggish,” and “wired.”

      Then, you think about what you need. Whether you need to detox, lose weight, or chill out, you can tell the app what you hope to accomplish with your smoothie.

      Finally, you can tell that app what you are in the mood for. You can choose to eat something that seems clean and green, light, or exotic. There are plenty of options to suit whatever strikes your fancy.

      After you’ve finished those three sentence-starters, click on “find my blend” at the bottom to reveal the best smoothies for you given your current state.

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      2. Window shop for the smoothie with the health benefits you want.

      If you’d rather browse the recipes available, you can look scroll through the images and titles of the smoothies.

        When you come to one that sounds appealing, you have the option to click on that smoothie to find out more information about it.

          You not only get a list of ingredients and instructions on how to make the drink, but you can also see each smoothie’s health benefits. A series of icons at the top of the text helps you align your smoothie choices with your health and wellness goals.

          For example, a smoothie with immune-boosting ingredients will have an immunity icon with a shield at the top. You can tell at a glance whether the smoothie you chose is good for detox, fighting inflammation, weight loss, etc.

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          3. Search by ingredient

          When you’re operating on a tight schedule, you may not always have time to run to the store to get the ingredients for a random smoothie. Narrow your focus to ingredients that you have by searching by ingredients.

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          Speaking of ingredients, The Blender Girl will also help you make a shopping list if you choose a smoothie that does require a trip to the store. You can even see how much of each item you need. Email your shopping list, or mark items off in-app as you go through the store.

            One of the advantages of using the app while you shop is that you can consult the glossary if you have any questions about what you need to buy.

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              The high-quality photos allow you to see what the ingredient looks like. If you’re trying something new, it can give you peace of mind to know that you are choosing the correct item. This is especially helpful if you buy your fresh produce from farmer’s markets, where items may not be labeled, or they may go by a different name than you find in the store.

              The Blender Girl app is user-friendly

              Flipping through a thick recipe book can be time-consuming. Indicating a few key preferences enables to app to quickly identify the best smoothie for you mood or situation.

              Inputting dietary information can speed up the process of finding a recipe that will work for you. For those of us with dietary restrictions, it’s helpful to narrow down your search to items that don’t contain known allergens and irritants. If you have a specific goal, such as detoxing your body, you could refine your search to identify all recipes with detoxifying ingredients.

              When you find a smoothie that you love, add it to your favorites so that you can find it again. There’s even a Share-a-smoothie feature, which allows you to share recipes on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

              Shake up your smoothie routine

              Drinking the same smoothie repeatedly can be monotonous. Give your taste buds a thrill by trying out new smoothie flavors and combinations. The Blender Girl Smoothies – Easy, Healthy Smoothie Recipes app is essential for people who want to make smoothies a regular part of their diet.

              The app costs $4.99 and is compatible with iOS devices. That modest fee gets you a lifetime of access to this handy tool. For the sheer variety of recipes, unique search features, and convenient list-making and recipe-sharing capabilities, it is well worth the cost.

              Download The Blender Girl Smoothies – Easy, Healthy Smoothie Recipes from the App Store.

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              Last Updated on July 10, 2020

              How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

              How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

              We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

              We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

              So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

              Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

              What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

              Boundaries are limits

              —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

              Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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              Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

              Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

              Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

              How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

              Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

              1. Self-Awareness Comes First

              Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

              You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

              To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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              You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

              • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
              • When do you feel disrespected?
              • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
              • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
              • When do you want to be alone?
              • How much space do you need?

              You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

              2. Clear Communication Is Essential

              Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

              Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

              3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

              Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

              That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

              Sample language:

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              • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
              • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
              • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
              • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
              • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
              • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
              • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

              Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

              4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

              Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

              Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

              Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

              We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

              It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

              It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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              Final Thoughts

              Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

              Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

              Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

              The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

              Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

              Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

              They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

              Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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