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How to Make a Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Refreshing Strawberry Smoothie Recipe!

A strawberry smoothie recipe is the perfect pick me Strawberries are an excellent source of healthy nutrients. Apart from being low in calories and rich in vitamin C and potassium, they are high in fiber making them an excellent way to keep you full. Try this strawberry smoothie recipe to keep yourself going from breakfast until lunch. Don’t be surprised to see that all it takes is four ingredients.

How to Make a Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

 Refreshing Strawberry Smoothie Recipe!

Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients:

Yields: 4 servings

2 cups fresh strawberries (16-18 strawberries)

1 cup skim milk (low fat)

1 ½ cups vanilla yogurt

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

½ cup (8-10) ice cubes


  1. Place ice cubes into a blender or food processor and blend until crushed.
  2. Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Strawberry banana smoothie ideas:

If you love strawberries and bananas both, simply add 2 ripe, sliced bananas to the above recipe for a refreshing smoothie. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and potassium, it is an extremely healthy drink. A strawberry banana smoothie is an ideal for on the go breakfast or a late afternoon snack.

Chocolate smoothie recipe for kids:

Who minds chocolate for breakfast? While the above smoothie recipe itself is a great way to get picky eaters eating fruit they might not otherwise, 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup added will get them on the breakfast table in no time.

Dos and don’ts of breakfast smoothies

With the right blend of ingredients, a breakfast smoothie can be a nutritional powerhouse, whereas, just a few misguided add-ins, can quickly transform it into a high calorie, sugar laden dessert. So, make sure you avoid these pitfalls:

  • Don’t just throw everything into the blender; instead measure the ingredients to keep the nutrition stats in check.
  • Never add sugar to your smoothies. If needed to sweeten, do so naturally. Try adding, dates, beets, or honey.
  • Lastly, beware of overindulging. To keep the calories and sugar in check avoid second servings. Try adding ingredients such as oats or avocado to keep you feeling full long after the breakfast.

Apart from being healthy, this strawberry smoothie makes a wonderful treat for any occasion. So, which version are you trying this morning?

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How To Do Laundry While Keeping Your Sanity

Creating a healthy home means having a healthy person at the helm.

How to Get Laundry Under Control!

(A big “thank you” to our friends at consumeradvisors.org for sponsoring this post.)

Keeping your laundry clean and hygienic isn’t always easy. All it takes is a crisis—either large or small—to send all your systems and organizational hacks flying out of place. This is life. We do the best we can and know that if we stick to routines as much as possible, we can always return to them after a bout of the stomach flu passes.

Taking Care Of Mom

If you’re feeling tired and overwhelmed taking care of your family, it may be that you are neglecting your own needs. Putting family first sometimes means that you are putting yourself last. An easy way to look after yourself is to take supplements which can ensure proper vitamin and mineral intake as well as boosting your mood and sense of wellbeing. Check out expert health advice at consumeradvisors.org to find a supplement that’s right for you.

Laundry Terror

Does thinking about the laundry your family produces cause you to break out in a cold sweat? It doesn’t matter how many times you hit the bottom of your laundry baskets, as soon as you turn around, they’re full again.

Some people talk about the virtues of having one major laundry day per week while others do a cycle per day. Some weeks, you may need to do both.

Wrangling the mountains of dirty laundry doesn’t have to send you over the edge. Follow these tips to make a customizable plan that will actually make you feel good about doing laundry.

Easy Ways To Take Control Of Your Laundry

  • Capsule wardrobes – Capsule wardrobes are becoming popular because of their benefit to the environment. As a bonus, they will also eliminate your overgrowing laundry piles. Owning less clothing will make your laundry situation easier to handle. When you only have enough clothing to get through a week or two, it is easier to see what you have – whether it is clean or dirty.
  • Buy wrinkle-free clothing – Once you’ve done your laundry, does it then move over to an ironing pile? Until a child is old enough to operate an iron, do not buy them iron-only clothing. Instead, save your iron-only items for the adults in the family.
  • Know when to say goodbye – Is your single sock basket growing at an alarming rate? By the time you find those socks their mates, your children will have outgrown them. If your kids can play memory, they can look through the sock basket for matches. Anything left over can be upcycled or recycled.
  • Pretreating stains – Unless you can wash super dirty items asap, pretreating is necessary if you want to get out tough stains. No need for a fancy stain stick, just using a bit of laundry detergent will do the trick.
  • Don’t overload the washing machine – It can be tempting to stuff as many things as possible into your washing machine, but this can damage your machine as well as not give your clothing a proper clean.
  • Sort by colors and type of fabric – Another great matching game for your children, is to sort whites and colors as well as heavy and light fabrics. If your kids have special uniforms for team practice or gymnastics, they will be extra motivated to make sure the laundry gets done!


Do you have some laundry hacks to share? We’d love to hear from you! Comment below.


How To Prevent Gutter Clogging

Gutter clogging will damage your entire home if you do not take action to fix the problem quickly.

How to Prevent Gutter Clogging

(A big “thank you” to our friends at Summit Gutter Systems for sponsoring this post!)

Unfortunately, once damage is present, you likely need to spend a lot of money on a professional to fix your gutters in Denver.

Avoiding this is definitely a lot better. Preventing clogging is something most homeowners can do without much work. Follow the advice below, and you will be able to save a lot of cash in the long run while keeping your home safer.

Make Gutter Cleaning a Priority

It’s easy to neglect gutter cleaning up to the point at which downspouts are completely clogged. However, you should never let the situation reach that point. Choose a day when the gutters are going to be cleaned and just do it. This will easily protect your home from unnecessary property damage.

Cleaning gutters only takes a few minutes if you do it once a month. Shovels or rakes can help remove twigs, leaves, and debris present in drains.

Do Not Delay Fixes

Sometimes issues resulting in damage appear without any warning, normally leading towards clogs. When that is the case, it’s essential to get the problem fixed quickly. If you delay you will end up facing an increasingly expense repair bill. One you do detect damage it is generally a good idea to contact professionals to guarantee the job is done right.

Eliminate All Debris And Leaves, Including What Is On The Outside

If you want to prevent clogged gutters, you need to clean them from the inside, but this does not mean the outside part is not important. If there are leaves present around the gutters, there is a pretty good possibility some will end up inside the drains. Clear them all away to make sure the entire area is as clean as possible and the possibility that debris ends up collected inside your gutters will be much lower.

Guard Your Gutters

Also, consider installing gutter guards or covers. You may want to add them is that they are going to protect gutters by sealing them. That means the gutter guards will help stop leaves, airborne debris, sticks, or other materials from creating clogs. Make sure that you buy them from reliable manufacturers though so they will actually function as expected.

Always Opt For Quality Materials

Out of all the tips related to gutters mentioned in this article, this is the most important one according to most professionals. You have to be sure that you use only high-quality materials. Premium grade gutters are always going to be a lot better and will last for a long time. Using high-quality gutters also reduces clogging problems.

Focus on Prevention

Although it’s not something you probably think about often, gutters are part of your home’s roof system. And that means that you need to make sure you keep them in good shape. Remember, good home maintenance will help protect the money you have invested in your home.

Do you have a home maintenance challenge or tip you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you! Comment below. 

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