Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup canned organic pumpkin
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Portein Powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or 1 packet stevia
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted almonds
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup of ice

METHOD

  1. Add all your ingredients to a blender and puree until blended.
  2. Pour and enjoy

Makes 1 serving

 

Thyroid Function Questionnaire

  1. Do you have family history of hypothyroidism or other thyroid problems?
  2. Is your skin dry without the use of lotion?
  3. Do you suffer from constipation?
  4. Are your menstrual cycles irregular?
  5. Do you have high cholesterol?
  6. Do you have low blood pressure?
  7. Is your hair dry?
  8. Are your nails brittle?
  9. Is your hair thinning?
  10. Is the outer third of your eyebrows missing or thinning?
  11. Does your skin have a yellow tint?
  12. Do you sometimes suffer from depression?
  13. Do you suffer from mood swings?
  14. Do you need caffeine and/or other stimulants to get you going?
  15. Do you have low energy levels?
  16. Do you have a low sex drive?
  17. Do you note any forgetfulness?
  18. Do you have difficulty losing weight?
  19. Is it easy for you to gain weight?
Test score meaning
If you have answered “yes” to 5 or more of these questions, you may have hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone function) and require thyroid testing. The thyroid gland regulates metabolism and hormone function, and is important for numerous physiological functions in the body.

GOING GREEN

 

green drinksI don’t love eating salads – there – I said it!  Nope – the washing, chopping and ugh – all that chewing – who has the time!  So when I realized that I could get all the nutritional benefits and more in one little 8 oz green drink…. I said sign me up!  Drinking as opposed to eating your greens infuses your body with tons of vitamins and minerals in the most absorbable form – it’s like getting the nutrition in several huge salads at once!  So bottoms up my friends and btw Kermit – It IS easy being green : )

The following are some of the super cool benefits of drinking “the juice”.  Cheers!

• crazy good energy

• glowing skin

• better digestion (helps you to “go”)

• cleansing and detoxifying

• weight loss (due to above benefits)

• anti-aging and hydrating

• increased mental clarity

• immune boosting

• anti-cancer

• makes you feel super healthy

• makes you feel sexier (increased libido through increased circulation)