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Fruit Infused Water

April 17, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We all know that there is nothing quite better than refreshing fruit in the warmer months! As we get closer and closer to Summer our bodies crave nutrients and revitalizing foods. This infused water is the perfect way to keep hydrated and to provide us with great health benefits!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Water pitcher
  2. Assortment of fruits (oranges, berries, and lemons!)
  3.  Filtered water

Begin by cleaning and slices up your lemons, oranges + strawberries.

Once all your fruits have been cleaned and sliced, pour the filtered water into a pitcher.

Time to add all the yumminess! Begin to insert your berries, lemons + orange slices into the pitcher filled with water.

Let it sit about an hour. There ya have it! Sip + enjoy!

Who’s mouths are already watering?

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Chia Seed Pudding

March 24, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Chia seeds have incredible health benefits for our bodies. They are a great protein source, high in nutrients and provide a great amount of energy and endurance to keep you going throughout your day. Another plus? These seeds will keep you full for HOURS! This recipe is so yummy and so simple! You can have these ready in about 20 minutes or leave in the fridge over night.

What you will need:

  1. 1 cup of almond milk or coconut milk
  2. 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  3. frozen berries
  4. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
  6. Organic honey, 100% Maple syrup, Stevia or any other sort of natural sweetener

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Start by blending the frozen berries then adding them to the jar you will put your finished pudding in.

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Once you have placed all of the frozen berry puree in the bottom of the jar, set it aside.

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Grab a new container to make the pudding in. Start by pouring in your almond milk and chia seeds first. Then mix.

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Next, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon, along with your sweetener of choice. MIX!

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Cover and set in the fridge for about 20 minutes or leave over night to have in the morning for breakfast! Once the pudding is done setting, take your original jar with the frozen berry puree and pour your chia seed pudding in.

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Top with fresh strawberries and bananas. Enjoy!

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Summer Fruit Water

August 19, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Stay hydrated in those sizzling summer heat waves with our refreshingly simple fruit-infused water.

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Ingredients:
Watermelon, diced into chunks
Mint
Water or Soda Water
Ice
Portable Drinking Container (We love this leakproof Made by Fressko flask, which comes with a handy infuser, perfect for fruit or tea.)

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Directions:
Add the cut up watermelon, mint leaves and ice to your portable drinking container. Fill with water. Easy peasy. Now, drink up buttercup and go seize the day!

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Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water

1) Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!

2) Promotes Weight Loss – Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!

3) Flushes Out Toxins – Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).

4) Improves Skin Complexion – Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!

5) Maintains Regularity – Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.

6) Boosts Immune System – A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.

7) Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.

8) Prevents Cramps & Sprains – Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.

9) Puts You in a Good Mood – When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!

10) Save Money! – Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!

(via Mind Body Green)

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Did you know? Watermelon is a fruit AND a vegetable. It’s also 91% water, so it’s super hydrating and good for you. Chill slices in the fridge for a cool summer treat!

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Glass Flask: LIFT – Made by Fressko
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Detox Fruit Water Recipes

March 16, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Spring cleaning shouldn’t just be for your closet. Cleanse and rid your body of toxins with these healthy and delicious detox fruit water recipes.


Ingredients:
Portable Drinking Container (We love this leakproof Made by Fressko flask, which comes with a handy infuser, perfect for fruit or tea.)
Fruit, Cut into Small Pieces
Fresh Herbs

Directions:
Drop in any of these combinations of fruits and fresh herbs into your drinking container then fill with water. Easy! Drink throughout the day to stay hydrated, increase energy levels and nourish your body.


Pineapple Mojito

Pineapple
Fresh Mint
Cucumber
Lime

Citrus Surprise
Orange
Lemon
Lime

Berry Blast
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries

Tropical Tango
Pineapple
Mango
Lime

Cool as a Cucumber
Cucumber
Mint
Lemon



 

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Chocolate Covered Heart Strawberries

February 10, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Trade that boring box of chocolates for this healthier sweet snack. Feeling loved is all about feeling special, so spend some quality time making these with your boyfriend, BFF, girlfriend or Grandma this Valentine’s Day.

Supplies:
Strawberries
Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
Small Knife
Microwave-safe Bowl
Wax Paper

Directions:
1) Wash and dry the strawberries. Cut a “V” into the top of each strawberry, then cut in half so the strawberry can lay flat.


2) Put a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Set your microwave’s power level to 50%. Microwave for one minute at a time, stirring often. This is an important step to avoid burning the chocolate. The residual heat will continue to melt the chocolate. Stir, stir, stir until smooth!


3) Time to skinny dip!

4) Lay them flat on wax paper and refrigerate for an hour. Then grab a loved one, press play on a mushy chick flick, snuggle under a blanket and enjoy!

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