Beat the heat this weekend with this sweet smoothie! When I made this with just the fruit and yogurt it tasted sweet enough for me but if you wish you could mix in a squeeze of honey to your yogurt before blending it.
- One cup of chopped pineapple
- 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
- One small banana
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt
- small handful of fresh mint leaves
- 4 ice cubes
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Several of Portland’s Farmers markets are opening this week including Hollywood, Buckman and Hillsdale. Click this link to see when your neighborhood market is opening and get ready to load up on spring veggies!
Do you find yourself eating when you’re not hungry? In this article, “Six Ways to Avoid Mindless Eating,” author Amanda Chan quotes registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet. To avoid mindless snacking, Gans suggests the Five D’s: delay, determine, distract, distance, and decide. Wait before you grab that bag of chips. Decide if you are in fact hungry. If not, distract yourself with something else (go for a walk?) or distance yourself from the tempting snack. As you start your day, think about and prepare your snacks and meals so you don’t find yourself starving and at the vending machine or fast-food window.
Are you looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into your diet? Wondering if you should be taking supplements? Could improving the quality of your diet help to ease allergy symptoms, reduce chronic pain or speed your metabolism?
To find out the answers to these and other health questions join us Friday April 29th at 6 pm for a nutrition chat with Dr Nicole Yezman N.D., LAc.
Dr. Yezman will tell you a little about acupuncture and naturopathy then open the floor to your health questions. Come learn healthy nutrition tips and find out about delicious alternatives to some of your favorite less than healthy dishes. We will provide light snacks and beverages.
- What: Spring Health Salon
- Where: Fluid’s Sellwood Studio 7916 S.E. 19th
- When: Friday April 29th at 6 pm
- Why: learn about nutrition, meet some of your Fluid family
- Who: you and your guest
$10 per person – or two people for $15
Space is limited to ten people so call Anne today to reserve your spot – 503-705-4762.
Here’s a link to a video clip of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewing President Clinton about his recent weight loss due to his plant-based diet.
I went on essentially a plant-based diet. I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit. I drink a protein supplement every morning—no dairy—I drink almond milk mixed in with fruit and a protein powder so I get the protein for the day when I start the day up. And it changed my whole metabolism and I lost 24 pounds and I got back to basically what I weighed in high school.
He made this drastic dietary change to loose a few pounds but also to improve his cardiovascular health. He mentions heart health pioneer Dean Ormnish and others:
This movement has been led by a doctor named Caldwell Esselstyn at the Cleveland Clinic, Dean Ornish who you know out in California, the doctors Campbell (father and son) who wrote The China Study, and a handful of others. But we now have 25 years of evidence and I thought that, well, since I needed to lose a little weight for Chelsea’s wedding, I’ll become part of this experiment. I’ll see if I can be one of those that can have a self-clearing mechanism—we’ll see…
I consider myself an omnivore, but I do believe that reducing the amount of animal products in our diets is a big step in the right direction as far as cardiovascular health and weight loss or weight maintenance goes. While a vegan diet may not be for everyone making small changes in one meal a day or even one meal a week can have a big impact.Continue reading