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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 September 18, 2020

              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

              Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

              Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

              1. Exercise Daily

              It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

              If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

              Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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              If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

              2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

              Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

              One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

              This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

              3. Acknowledge Your Limits

              Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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              Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

              Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

              4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

              Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

              The basic nutritional advice includes:

              • Eat unprocessed foods
              • Eat more veggies
              • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
              • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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              Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                5. Watch Out for Travel

                Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                6. Start Slow

                Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                Final Thoughts

                Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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