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Last Updated on February 27, 2018

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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              8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

              8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

              In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

              Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

              Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

              Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

              Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

              The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

              There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

              How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

              According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

              Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

              Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

              The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

              Listen carefully:

              We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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              The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

              Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

              8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

              There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

              Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

              1. Pray Daily

              You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

              When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

              Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

              Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

              2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

              A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

              By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

              Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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              If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

              This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

              How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

              3. Smile Often

              Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

              Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

              Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

              The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

              4. Organize Your Working Desk

              A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

              When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

              Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

              Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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              5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

              I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

              Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

              What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

              6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

              God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

              I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

              I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

              7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

              You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

              How do you do that? This is my formula:

              First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

              If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

              If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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              If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

              Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

              8. Go Exercise

              Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

              The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

              You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

              12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

              The Bottom Line

              It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

              It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

              Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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