Make Your Perfect Smoothie: Choose Your Greens

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The thought of adding spinach, kale or Swiss chard to a smoothie makes most people cringe. No worries! The green color of your smoothie says nothing about the taste plus adding greens works nutritional wonders!  Adding greens to your smoothie will help with blood circulation, digestion, energy levels and immune system health.

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Recipes via Oatmeal in My Bowl Blog

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Make Your Perfect Smoothie: Choose Your Base Ingredient

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This month is National Nutrition Month. Smoothies not only add nutritional value to your diet but are also quick, energizing and tasty! The first step in creating your perfect smoothie is choosing a base ingredient. Add 1-2 cups of a base to your smoothie. This might include yogurt, dairy or plant-based (soy, almond, hemp, etc.) milk, iced green tea, coconut water, 100% fruit juice or water. These are all healthy options to make your smoothie taste great!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie

I honor of the upcoming holiday try this healthy take on McDonald’s Shamrock Shake via Cupcakes & Kale Chips blog. Adding greens to smoothies works nutritional wonders for your body. They improve blood circulation, help with digestion, boost your energy, strengthen your immune system and much more. Don’t be disturbed by the green color, it still tastes great!

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Ingredients
•1 frozen, ripe banana
•1 c almond or soy milk
•½ c kale (or other dark, leafy green of your choice)
•½ t vanilla extract
•¼ t mint extract
•ice cubes – I used 4 regular-sized ones. This was probably about ¾ c.
Adjust accordingly based on the size of your ice cubes and how icy you want it.

Instructions
1.Put all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

Taking on the Windy City

One of the greatest destinations for advertising professionals: Chicago!

I just spent 4 days exploring the city and different agencies with Ohio University Advertising Association. We had the unique opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals in the industry while enduring the bitter cold Chicago weather.

Would I ever work in the Windy City? Eh, that remains to be seen but spending the long weekend there proved to be tons of fun. I enjoyed playing the role of both a future advertising professional and a clueless tourist.

Check out my adventures below:

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Doing a handstand 120 stories above Chicago in the Willis Tower!

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Ohio University Advertising Association ready to tour StarcomUSA

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Giordano’s Famous Deep Dish pizza…absolutely delicious

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Experiencing the Bean at Millennium Park for the 1st time