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Such a variety of colors and flavors!

This smoothie is refreshing, healthy, and easy to make.  It doesn’t get much better than that!  Have it for breakfast or as a mid-day snack.  You can even make it and save it in the refrigerator for later! I found it especially tasty with an extra squirt of lime.  The recipe gets our seal of approval here at Park Avenue Nutrition.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Mango

½ Cup Pineapple

½ Lime

½ Cup Almond Milk

2 Mint Sprigs

1 Tbsp Cocoa

 Place all ingredients in a blender until desired consistency is reached and enjoy!

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By Naomi K.

Energy Drinks and Breakfast Foods

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The ability to have an energizing drink that may contain caffeine and even some alcohol and feel so awake in the morning may be amazing, but did you ever look at the back of the bottle?  As a person that very rarely drank coffee, I decided one day to drink one.

Not knowing what it would do to my body, I drank, and thankfully I didn’t drink the whole bottle and only had about three sips. After a while, I became dizzy, my heart was pounding so hard and my hands were shaking. That was the last time I ever put an energizing drink in my mouth. Who knows what would happen if I drank the whole bottle!

Did anyone ever have the same experience? How does your body feel after you drink an energy drink in the morning?

Be sure to check out this list of healthy breakfast foods for more naturally energizing ways to start your day.

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Breakfast Energy - Coffee Alternatives

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I am a regular at Starbucks but not a fan of coffee.  While doing my homework, I head for the “Skinny Steamer”, fat free or low fat steamed milk served hot with your choice of sugar free syrups (the vanilla tastes like a vanilla milkshake without the heavy consistency).  Nutritionally speaking,  you’re getting Read more on I Get My Locomotive Running with My Morning Steamer…

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