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I have recently joined a challenge at my work on who can lose the biggest percentage of weight.   I am always up for a challenge and I might as well lose a few unwanted pounds while I am at.

EAS is a protein supplement that can be added to a healthy lifestyle.  I always knew protein was a great way to help with weight loss but I never realized how much I needed and my muscles needed after a really great work out.

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GUEST BLOGGER: Green Machine Power Smoothie

Could you use a healthy, easy and delicious snack to get you through the day? Looking to add more fruits and veggies into your diet? This Green Machine Power Smoothie is loaded with good-for-you nutrients all while tasting fantastic!

Super healthy, easy to make and completely delicious!  This green smoothie is loaded with good-for-you nutrients that will keep your body running at full speed!


So, I have to say that I’ve finally jumped on the kale bandwagon. It has taken me a while to try it out and cook with this uber nutritious leafy green. However, I’ve come to really enjoy the flavors and texture it adds to just about anything you’re making. The other day I tried adding it to a smoothie and wow – consider my socks knocked off!!

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Guest Blogger: Red Wine Cherry Sangria

This Red Wine Cherry Sangria is the perfect way to ring in the new year! Fruit, wine, and cherry juice combine to make a fun and festive beverage.

Red Wine Cherry Sangria

We’re only a few days away from the start of 2015! I’ll be ringing in the new year at home with my husband and two little kiddos. I hope you all have fun plans, doing whatever it is that makes you happy. Whether you’re staying home or joining friends for a party, this Red Wine Cherry Sangria is a great way to toast the start of the new year. This recipe is simple, beautiful, and delicious. Happy New Year!

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Red Wine Cherry Sangria
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Red wine sangria flavored with cherries, apples, and oranges
Serves: Approx 5 servings
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 bottle red wine (I used pinot noir)
  • 1 cup cherry juice (not tart)
  • 2 cups frozen sweet cherries
  • 1 apple or pear, chopped
  • ½ orange, sliced
  1. Start by making a simple syrup: combine sugar and ½ cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for several minutes, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a large pitcher. Add simple syrup to taste. Refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to blend. Serve over ice, if desired.

This recipe was contributed by Allison from Celebrating Sweets

Almond White Hot Chocolate

If you like white chocolate then you’ll love this decadent winter drink! Made with rich white chocolate, whole milk and flavored with almond syrup, it will be your new favorite hot beverage on a cold night!

If you like white chocolate then you'll love this decadent winter drink!  Made with rich white chocolate, whole milk and flavored with almond syrup, it will be your new favorite hot beverage on a cold night!


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Watermelon Slush

Today me and little man had really big plans!!   We played and played in the backyard with our little kiddie pool and splash table for hours!   It was our first 90+ degree weather for the year and I can’t think of another way then spending the day with my little guy!

Since it was hotter the crap outside we needed to have a quick refresher.    We just so happen to have lots of watermelon left over from Memorial weekend.  So I got to thinking  how great watermelon would taste in slushy.   So ladies and gentlemen that is how the Watermelon Slush was born!!   Even my little 2 year old gulped it down!

It was so simple, so easy, so tasty and so refreshing everyone will love it!!!


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Orange Julius

I absolutely love this drink!  But then again I love orange juice!  Its reminds me of an orange dreamsicle popsicle on a hot summer day.
With Easter approaching this weekend, this drink would be a great addition to your breakfast.
1 12oz can frozen orange juice (do not add the water)
1 cup milk
1 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
10-12 ice cubes
Blend all the ingredients together in your blender.
You could even add bananas, strawberries or even pineapple.