3 Reasons to Drink More Paleo Smoothies

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What is a paleo smoothie? A smoothie that contains whole foods. No juice, low fat yogurt, ice cream, etc. Think leafy greens, whole fruit, grass-fed or organic high-fat dairy products, egg yolks, avocado, coconut products, kombucha and more.

Do you want extra protein? Feel free to add whey protein powder. Primal Fuel is great too. I don’t recommend one uses either or daily but they are convenient and highly absorbable protein sources. Always make real, whole food a priority.

Why would you want to drink paleo smoothies? What are you getting out of the beautiful, flavorful creation? Read on to find out.

1. Quick & easy

Smoothies are such a simple process. How could anyone not enjoy them on a regular basis?

  1. Look up a recipe inside Toadally Primal Smoothies.
  2. Throw ingredients into your favorite blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Enjoy!

Most ingredients are easy to locate too. Nothing fancy required. If you are on a budget and are lazy then you can buy foods like coconut milk on Amazon for $2 a can.

Whether you are in a rush, don’t feel like cooking, want a quick and healthy snack or are just feeling lazy, smoothies are definitely a great option when real, whole food is used.

2. Supreme, unique blend of flavors

Soups, chilis, slow cooked foods and more of the same all have unique flavors. Lots of different foods are added in order to create an incredible concoction.

Smoothies are in the same category. Strawberries and bananas are yummy alone. Together? Irresistible . You can also add egg yolks and/or spinach for an extra dose of nutrition without compromising the taste.

I even have recipes for smoothies like Pumpkin Pie, Coconut Egg Nog and Pumpkin Banana Bread. Chestnut puree is great in smoothies as well as is shown in my Blueberry Chestnut Coconut Smoothie.

3. Yummy way to consume leafy green vegetables

As stated above, leafy greens such as spinach, kale, swiss chard and herbs like parsley and mint are excellent additions to smoothies. Spinach is mild and thus does not effect the flavor of the other ingredients added.

Greens are the most nutrient dense food group on the planet calorie for calorie. Your body may be able to absorb more vitamins and minerals from greens in a smoothie compared to a salad. Why? The blender breaks down the cellulose in the greens and does all the chewing. With salads, a lot of chewing and an optimal digestive system must be involved for optimal digestion.

Recipes with spinach, kale, swiss chard, mint and lemon sorrel are included in Toadally Primal Smoothies. I’ll experimenting with a variety of greens this Summer and adding them to the ebook. All buyers receive lifetime updates for no extra cost.

3 Dahn Yoga Exercises to Help You Reach Your Goals

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The following is a guest post by Shar Ray from Dahn Yoga. I am very interested in learning more about Yoga and trying a class soon so when I was approached to allow for a guest post I was intrigued! 3 poses are included at the end. Enjoy!

In yoga, true growth often happens in the quiet moments, the moments when we simply breathe, simply listen. As the superficial chatter of the day melts away, only what is essential stays: the body, the breath, the mind.

We come to yoga for different reasons, but we all leave a little bit changed, perhaps a little wiser or a little more aware. We grow. So how can yoga help us grow in a positive direction? How can it bring us closer to our goals?

Dahn Yoga seeks to answer that question with the guiding principle of Shim Ki Hyul Jeong, which means “where the mind goes, energy follows.”

Shim Ki Hyul Jeong reminds us that there is a vital link between the reality we create in our minds and the reality that unfolds for us in life. It teaches us that thoughts are a powerful force that can influence our physical health, our environment, and even our relationships with others.

And those thoughts can work both for and against us.

If you feel that you’re not making progress towards goals you may have set earlier in the year, take a moment to check in with your mind. Have you created the mental space for your intentions to grow? Have you focused your energy on manifesting them in your life?

Research is now confirming what Dahn Yoga has always taught: mental energy can ripple out into the physical world, with very measureable results. For instance, Virginia Tech researchers Amar Cheema and Rajesh Bagchi have shown that the more you can visualize a particular goal, the more likely you are to reach it. Visualization creates the conditions for success.

Delve deeper, and the research gets even more fascinating. For instance, exercise psychologist Guang Yue discovered that people who did both physical workouts and “virtual workouts” in their minds were able to increase their muscle strength by 30%. Here’s the remarkable thing: those who only did “virtual workouts,” without any physical exercise, increased their muscle strength by 13.5%! It’s a beautiful example of the mind’s power to influence the physical realm.

So are your thoughts working for or against you? Where do they wander when you’re caught unaware? With every passing second, our thoughts influence our lives – even when we’re distracted or unaware of them. And all those thoughts – even those that simmer just below the level of consciousness – either support or sabotage our growth.

As we practice yoga, we benefit from a distinct awareness of body, breath, and mind. We’re present, we’re paying attention. It is an ideal time to focus our mental energy on specific goals, inviting success into our lives.

Below are three Dahn Yoga exercises that can help focus your mental energy and grow in a positive direction. As you do each exercise, focus on a specific goal and visualize yourself already having achieved it.

1. “Sleeping Tiger” pose — Lie on your back with both legs raised and bent at a 90 degree angle. Keep your feet parallel and your shoulders relaxed. Concentrate on the abdomen just below the navel and breathe deeply.

2.”Cobra” pose — Lie face down with the palms flat on the floor under the shoulders. Inhale while slowly raising the upper body and arching the back. Raise the head and concentrate on the lower back. Exhale and slowly return to the floor.

3. “Tapping” – Tapping is an age-old East Asian exercise for releasing tension and improving circulation. Use your fingertips to lightly strike the skin, focusing either on a specific body part, like your lower abdomen, or on the entire body. Relax your breathing as you tap.

Dahn Yoga is one of the largest yoga and tai chi companies in the world with its own unique style and brand of yoga. Dahn Yoga is rooted in the rich history of an ancient Asian mind-body practice, Sun Do, and in the wisdom of the Chun Bu Kyung.

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21 Reasons Why You Should Start the 21 Day Sugar Detox Today

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Are you addicted to sugar? Now is the time to bust your sugar and carb cravings. Do you find it difficult to avoid junk food when you are surrounded by it? Sure, it’s ok to splurge once in a while but perhaps you find yourself doing this more often than you would like.

Enter the 21 Day Sugar Detox. This is a program created by Diane Sanfilippo that has become extremely popular this year. Thousands of people have completed it and there is always someone engaging in it.

Is your time today? Discover this yourself by learning 21 reasons why you may want to begin the 21 Day Sugar Detox today. I have a free offer at the bottom!

1. Different levels to choose from

Inside the program manual, Diane recommends that you begin with level 1 if you have never done this 21 Day Sugar Detox before. There are 3 levels and it’s up to you to decide which one is best for you today.

Level 1 is NOT strict Paleo. This means you are “allowed” some grains. The main point of doing this program is to quit your sugar addiction. This means fruit is limited too. There are modifications for athletes of course.

2. It’s only 3 weeks

You can limit your carbohydrate intake for 3 weeks. That is NOT a long time. How old are you? I turn 24 years of age on May 11. For me, 3 weeks is only 0.24% of my life here on Earth to date. That’s amazing.

You are not going to go back to your old ways completely after completing the program, but you will more than likely not have quite  as many sugar cravings. When you complete level 1, begin level 2 as soon as you want. It’s only 3 weeks. Three weeks that may change your life forever.

3. Sugar is addicting. Why not quit now?

Our modern world is full of processed junk food. More than likely you are addicted to sugar. To find out for sure, you need to limit your sugar consumption and see if you have any cravings. You may go through withdrawals but in the end you will come out a stronger person.

4. Community support

Are you afraid to do this because of lack of support? Hold it! The 21 Day Sugar Detox has gained a lot of popularity this year. Hundreds of people just like you will be diving in. Check out the facebook fan page that is dedicated to this program.

5. Hundreds of approved recipes available

There are 3 different sites that have a section of recipes that are approved for the detox.

There are also meal ideas and recipes inside the program manual.

6. Forced to be more creative in the kitchen

Junk food is easy. Since you will be avoiding junk food you are going to have to cook or at least prepare just about all of your food. Follow some recipes above but create your own too. Have fun. Cooking may not be one of your hobbies now but after 21 days this may change!

You will be eating whole foods and nourishing your body. Be ok taking some time to do this!

7. Discover how much sugar you are really consuming

Sugar consumption can creep up on you. If you are not paying attention to what you are putting into your body then you may be surprised. This is why following a program for a short while with dozens of others is a good idea.

You don’t need to count calories or even carbs. You need to simply pay attention and probably eat more animal foods. When you begin to consciously limit your carbohydrate intake you may be surprised!

8. Learn and experience the damaging effects of sugar

Your experience will be different than everyone else’s. If you have been eating a lot of junk food recently for whatever reason then you will realize how damaging sugar is to your body after the 21 days are up.

9. Sleep better

Are you tired during the day? Low on energy? Stressed out? How do you sleep at night? Your sugar consumption may have an impact on this. If you don’t sleep soundly throughout the entire night then you should notice improvements within 3 weeks.

10. Lose extra fat

Do you have extra fat that you have been wanting to trash for a while? If you are honest with yourself and actually follow through the Sugar Detox for a full 21 days then you could easily lose a few lbs. Fat loss depends on a number of factors, but this detox certainly won’t hurt.

11. Become an inspiration to family and friends

Do you have friends and/or family members that are addicted to sugar? Maybe they will want to join you. Or, perhaps they don’t have confidence in themselves to complete the program. Finish it yourself, then help them when you are finished. If you have success and noticeable changes then they may become inspired to give it a shot.

12. Growth

Anytime you beat an addiction, you grow as a person. Life is dull without growth. You need to face your fears and overcome them. Throw away your doubts. If you don’t try then you will never know. If you fail then you can always start over.

13. You can start anytime

Hundreds of people are starting this program today on April 2. This does not mean you have to start today. You can start anytime you want. Once you purchase you will be able to download the 3 PDF’s which includes the program manual, FAQ’s, and supplement guide.

Maybe you will start today and then hit a roadblock. No problem. Start over as soon as you can. Don’t stress out about it. There is always someone else on this same journey as you!

14. You can dine out while on the program

Do you have plans to go out to breakfast, lunch or dinner? No problem. Make smart choices and don’t sweat the tiny things. A gram of sugar in the sauce that goes with your meat is nothing to fuss about. You will learn how to order at various types of restaurants inside the program.

15. Learn how to be disciplined

Maybe you already are disciplined. Great! This should be easy for you then. If you are not too disciplined then it’s time to learn. It’s hard not to be surrounded by sweets. If you really want to complete the 21 Day Sugar Detox then you are going to have to be disciplined! If a co-worker offers you something at work then just say “no, thank you.” Simple, right? Why not let them know what you are up to? Maybe they will join you.

16. Eliminate toxins without too much intensity

There are hundreds of different cleanses and detoxes out there. Juice fasts. These are not necessary unless you are extremely sick. All of us store more toxins than we want. It’s one downfall of the modern world. This does not mean that they can’t be eliminated!

Toxins are always being eliminated in various ways. Not adding extra sugar, a toxin, to your body will help. Your immune system will gain strength too.

17. Diane Sanfilippo is the creator

Diane is an extremely smart gal. She has worked with hundreds of clients 1 on 1. She knows how to help people and wants you to succeed. This is why she travels around the United States teaching others paleo nutrition. You can learn more about her by visiting her website at BalancedBites.com.

18. It’s Only $21

That’s it. That’s a buck a day I guess you could say…

If you are unsure if this program can help you then you have zero worries. This is because it comes with a…

19. 60 Day money back guarantee

It does not state this on the sales page anywhere which is perplexing. Why do I say this? All clickbank products come with this return policy. If you buy it and find out it’s not for you then ask for a return. Just save your receipt which will be emailed to you.

20. Toadally Primal Smoothies is 30% Off

I am the creator of Toadally Primal Smoothies. If you enjoy smoothies then you will not want to pass up on this deal. The price is $10 but you can get it for 30% off with discount code ‘sugar.’ There are 150 recipes and 71 of those are approved for the sugar detox.

21. Leave a comment below with Reason #21

Have you done this program before? Leave a comment below telling us your experience. If you are ready to do it for the first time then tell us why below. Maybe you have a strategy you are going to follow or some tips to help others.

Good luck! Feel free to email me with any questions or advice!

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