Amber Dodzweit Riposta’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Amber Dodzweit Riposta’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Protein Shake Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Healthy Snacking Recipes, Nutrition for Women, OC5, The Oxygen Challenge
This recipe is one of my all-time favorites, thanks to its refreshing ingredients and vacation-like vibe. The pineapple is rich in vitamin C to boost your immune system, the avocado gives you a dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, the coconut milk provides calcium and vitamin D to support your bones, and the protein feeds your muscles. Blend the ingredients up and you’ll immediately be transported to the beach. Enjoy!Piña Colada Smoothie1 scoop vanilla protein powder6 oz coconut milk (fat-free postworkout; full fat at night)½ cup frozen pineapple chunks¼ avocado (optional)iceNutrition Facts: calories 241, protein 27 g, carbs 15 g, fats 9 gNow in its fifth year, The Oxygen Challenge has helped thousands of participants all over the world transform their bodies and their lives. This summer, we are bringing…
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Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Protein Shake Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Healthy Snacking Recipes, Nutrition for Women, OC5, The Oxygen Challenge
I try to keep my macros at 30 percent protein, 30 percent fat and 40 percent carbs because it helps keep my blood sugar level — and that’s why I developed this vanilla raspberry smoothie. The raspberries are high in vitamin C, the acai berry powder is a superfood that is high in antioxidants and fiber, the spinach is jampacked with iron and calcium, and the almonds are rich in healthy fats, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. I whip up this smoothie anytime I need a satisfying and delicious snack.Vanilla Raspberry Smoothie1 scoop low-carb vanilla protein powder1 cup frozen raspberries (The trick is to unfreeze them 80 percent of the way.)1 tbsp acai berry powderhandful of spinach10 almondswater (to reach desired consistency) Now in its fifth year, The Oxygen Challenge…
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5 Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

5 Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women
What’s the most iconic symbol for Valentine’s Day? Hearts, of course! Whether they are cut out of red foil, drawn with a crayon or texted with a “<3,” they all represent love and affection. And while we’re on the subject of hearts, February 14 serves as a great reminder to do everything you can to protect your heart — not from potential heartbreak but from heart disease. Smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity and even stress all contribute to cardiovascular disease. After all, it can’t be a coincidence that February is also American Heart Month.“Following a heart-healthy diet can be easy and tasty, if you follow a few simple rules,” says Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, a nutritionist in Los Angeles. “Get plenty of fruits and vegetables, and…
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3 Healthy Smoothie Bowls to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

3 Healthy Smoothie Bowls to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Healthy Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Healthy Snacking Recipes, Nutrition for Women, Recipes By Meal
By now, you’ve probably heard of smoothie bowls. The concept is simple: Pour a perfectly blended smoothie into a bowl instead of a glass. But the magic doesn’t stop there. Smoothie bowls are notoriously packed with delicious toppings, from granola and berries to nuts and chocolate. These nutritious recipes make the perfect healthy breakfast or quick-and-easy snack.Chocolate Peanut/Almond Butter BowlChocolate Peanut/Almond Butter BowlServes 1Ingredients4.5 oz Reveri Vanilla Almond Blossom1 fluid oz unsweetened almond milk1 oz natural unsalted peanut butter, or natural unsalted almond butter2 tbsp chocolate whey or vegan protein powder1 tbsp raw cacao nibs3.5 oz iceDirectionsAdd all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until well-mixed.Pour mixture in a bowl and top with sliced banana, granola, chia seeds, walnuts or cacao nibs.Triple Berry BowlTriple Berry BowlServes 1Ingredients4.5 oz Reveri…
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Transitioning from Ms. Bikini Olympia to New Mom

Transitioning from Ms. Bikini Olympia to New Mom

Athlete Spotlight, Healthy Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Life, Nutrition for Women, Recipes By Meal, Women's Fitness Personalities
Nathalia MeloNathalia Melo fell in love with fitness early and was spending her allowance on a gym membership at age 14. Her love for all things exercise rocketed forward from there: In 2004, Melo moved from Brazil to Florida; in 2009, she was an IFBB Bikini pro; and in 2012, she was crowned Ms. Bikini Olympia. In 2014, however, Melo hung up her competition heels, moved to Ireland and got married. Though happy, Melo was left without a definitive career. “I did a lot of soul-searching to find that one thing in the fitness industry that gave me butterflies — but I kept coming up blank,” she says.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteA Pregnant PauseIn 2016, Melo became pregnant and watched helplessly as the body she had so meticulously trained, toned and…
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The True Power of Protein

The True Power of Protein

Healthy Eating for Women, Healthy High-Protein Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women
For Jen Widerstrom, clean eating feeds both her body and soul.It’s not enough for former American Gladiators athlete and NBC’s The Biggest Loser trainer Jen Widerstrom to simply eat “healthy.” For this Oxygen Challenge 4 coach, the real difference comes from committing to a clean-eating nutrition plan — for life. “You work so hard to be healthy and vital, and when you put fuel in your body that’s been altered, it diminishes the return on that investment,” she explains. “When it comes to eating animal-based protein, we have to remember that we ultimately ingest whatever was given to that animal.”Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteIn other words, any hormones and antibiotics these animals consume through their feed are transported into your body, which Widerstrom says can adversely affect your physical development and…
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5 New Foods to Try in 2019

5 New Foods to Try in 2019

Healthy Clean-Eating Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women
Sometimes it’s tricky to divine which foods are fads and which are fab. Here are five fab finds for 2019 curated by certified trainer and nutritionist Alexa Uhurek.Lupini BeansLupini BeansThis Mediterranean superfood was used by Roman warriors for fuel thousands of years ago. It’s high in protein and is a great low-carb alternative instead of lentils or chickpeas. Buy lupini beans dried, pickled or as a packaged product that is cooked and spiced. Mushroom CoffeeMushroom CoffeeMove over bulletproof coffee — there’s a new fungi in town. Mushrooms are adaptogenic, meaning they help your body naturally adapt to stressors by supporting your adrenal function. You can buy coffee already combined with mushrooms or buy the ‘shroom powder separate and blend yourself. MoringaMoringaMoringa contains a diverse range of bioavailable nutrients, and the…
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Five Ways to Enjoy Hempseeds

Five Ways to Enjoy Hempseeds

Healthy Eating for Women, Healthy High-Protein Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women
Hemp seeds.First things first: Yes, hemp seeds (or hemp hearts) do come from a particular variety of Cannabis sativa (aka marijuana), but they only contain trace amounts of THC and therefore will not get you high. Whether or not this is bad news for you, these seeds are still nutritional powerhouses. Here are five ways to enjoy this versatile food.1. As a protein-packed puddingHemp is a complete protein, containing all 20 amino acids needed to build and repair the tissues in the body. Just 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of hemp hearts provides 9.2 grams of protein. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsitePower Pudding: In a Mason jar, layer ¼ cup cooked quinoa, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 2 tablespoons hemp hearts, 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Cover with ½ cup…
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Gobble Up This Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Feast

Gobble Up This Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Feast

Healthy Dinner Recipes, Healthy Holiday Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women, Recipes By Meal, Thanksgiving
These lighter Thanksgiving recipes are so darn tasty, even your pickiest family members won’t complain.Thanksgiving is a day when you’re practically encouraged to break out some elastic waistband pants, gorge yourself on high-calorie foods, and then lounge on the couch until it’s time to dig into leftovers. And while some embrace this as the perfect excuse for a massive cheat meal, others find these temptations nearly as stressful as their in-laws. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. With some simple tricks for cutting calorie corners, you can still serve versions of the traditional menu items you and your loved ones crave — and these lighter recipes are so darn tasty, even your pickiest family members won’t complain.“There’s no doubt that the scents and tastes of certain foods can…
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Why You Should Be Eating Cranberries

Why You Should Be Eating Cranberries

Healthy Holiday Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women, Thanksgiving
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers AssociationWith Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’re probably already getting excited for a massive cheat day feast of turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie and, of course, cranberry sauce. But wait! Why are cranberries mainly associated with this time of year?Giving Thanks for Cranberries“Cranberry use by Native Americans dates to before the first European visitors came to North America in the early 1500s,” says , senior vice president and director of food and wellness at Pollock Communications. She is also the co-author of Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food and Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Lifestyle (Wiley, 2009). Thanks for watching!Visit Website“Native Americans used cranberries in cooking and as medicine, a food preservative and dye,” she says. “They passed their knowledge about…
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