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Cody

  • Blog, Cody, Healthy Living, Mindfulness

    Meditation Vs. Medication: An Honest Mistake or a Profound Thought?

    As I was searching for an image today, I intended to type “MediTation”, and instead typed “MediCation”! How often do I do this with different words? All the time! You see, the thing is that our minds automatically go where we are comfortable. We drive to places that we’ve been to a thousand times… even though we meant to drive somewhere new. We pick up the phone intending to call a friend, and instead dial the number for MOM, because… it’s familiar. We’ve been calling Mom for as long as we can remember!

    So, what does this mean? I have no idea! I’m not a psychologist!

    BUT, it makes me think… are we programmed to think and behave a certain way?  Do we look for mediCation before something like mediTation to heal?

    Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is a time and place for medication. Our modern-day advances in technology and medicines are life-saving… to say the least. But, do we jump to it for every ailment before exploring other options?

    Maylo tells us that Nutrition Matters. We even offer a Nutrition Matters t-shirt. And I believe it! What we put into our body determines what we get out of our body!

    Tom tells us that exercise matters… not just exercise, but the right exercise! Taking care of our bodies with stretching, foam rolling and exercises that push our bodies is key.

    So, my question today is this… how could you improve your circumstance by improving your whole-body wellness?

    For me, it’s a focus on taking time to listen to my body! It so often tells me when it needs REST to recharge. Or, if I’m feeling anxious and restless, it’s telling me to get out and take a run! Share your thoughts below…

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  • Blog, Food, Mindfulness, Supplements, Wellness

    The Perfect Green Smoothie + A Protein Packed Twist

    If you’ve ever blended a quick smoothie on-the-go, or Googled the perfect green smoothie, odds are you’ve heard of the gals over at Simple Green Smoothies. But, if this is a new journey for you, or you’re looking for our Protein Packed Twist, you’ve come to the right place! So here it is… Simple Green Smoothie’s Beginners Luck smoothie, plus our Protein bonus including Whey of Life Protein Powder. Because of its flavorless quality, you can add this powder to any drink, smoothie or food for an added protein punch.

    Spoiler Alert ** Keep reading after the recipe for another time-saving healthy idea! 

    Beginners Luck Green Smoothie + Our Protein Boost

    The Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie is a great beginner friendly green smoothie. It's full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— AND tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. 

    Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
    Cuisine Smoothie
    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 3 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1
    Calories 277 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup fresh spinach
    • 1 cup water
    • .5 cup pineapple*
    • .5 cup mango*
    • 1 banana peeled
    • 1/4 cup Vanilla (or flavorless) Protein Powder

    Instructions

    1. Place spinach and water in blender. Puree until smooth.

    2. Add fruit and blend again.

    Recipe Notes

    *Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

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