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The Smoothie Recipe from The Iron Guru

The Smoothie Recipe from The Iron Guru

Smoothies and shakes are everywhere these days: green smoothies post yoga, protein smoothies post gym smash, and yogurt smoothies available in the grocery aisle for those on the go. They really are fantastic, as they are quick, versatile, and potentially healthy and delicious. 

You know I'm an old school iron girl at heart, so it makes sense that this recipes is based off Vince Gironda's favorite shake recipe. Read on to see how to make it yours. 

Last Minute Survival Guide for Holiday Eating

Last Minute Survival Guide for Holiday Eating

The holiday season can be the most fun, celebrated, joyous time of year. It is filled with special indulgences, vacations, and reunions with loved ones. It can also be a time of pressure, tight deadlines, and to-do lists as long as CVS receipts. It is the combination of all of this - excitement, happiness, stress, and fatigue - that makes the holidays so tiring! 

The good news is that smart, healthy food choices can help you feel better and manage stress through the craziness. Read on for ideas about how to eat healthy around and on holidays, and how to stand your ground against food pushers.

How to Keep Your Sanity Around Holiday Meal Excess

How to Keep Your Sanity Around Holiday Meal Excess

It's that time of year y'all: party time!! Between now and New Year will be dinners, holiday parties, family get togethers (and birthdays for those unlucky people who have holiday birthdays and get combo gifts every year).

This party season is especially tough for people who are on a diet or people who find success by regularly planning their meals. 

So how do you get through the holidays without completely going off the rails on your diet? I have a simple formula I follow. Let me share.

Four Simple but Effective Strategies for Improving Your Diet

Diet change is always hard and has implications beyond just what you eat. It affects how you feed your family, and how you socialize. But remember: eating healthier makes you feel better, and that stays with you every minute of the day. It is worth it! Do your best and keep making good decisions!

Are you ready to make a healthy change but don't know where to start? Here are four options.

Citrus Salmon & Broccoli on Rice

Citrus Salmon & Broccoli on Rice

This meal requires a little bit of time - maybe half an hour?- but it is high in protein, diet friendly, and deeelicious! Absolutely worth it! By being strategic about the food prep, you can time the salmon, broccoli, and rice to be hot and ready to eat about the same time.

The Ultimate Quick and Easy, Protein Packed Southern Breakfast Recipe

The Ultimate Quick and Easy, Protein Packed Southern Breakfast Recipe

As a lifter, however, you must realize you are not like the general population. You need to prioritize getting good workouts, and that includes eating enough beforehand. Try this delicious breakfast to prepare you for a solid workout.