Apple or Pumpkin Spice Smoothie 2 scoops Shaklee Pumpkin Spice Life Shake (seasonal) or Vanilla LIfe Shake 1/2 tsp of either Apple Pie Spice or Pumpkin Pie Spice 10 ounces of your fav milk or milk substitute, or water 3-4 ice cubes Either 1 tart apple or 1/2 cup pumpkin puree or both! 1/2 banana 2 Tbs Rolled Oats 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract or paste I top mine with extra cinnamon!!! Note: Don't have protein powder? Try adding a few cut cubes of Tofu and add some yogurt. Add the Rolled Oats to the blender first and blend until dust, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to reach the consistency you like. Enjoy
Meundies.com I looove my Meundies!! They are the most comfortable underwear I've ever owned!! They aren't paying me and don't even know I'm writing this review, it's just me telling you they are amazing!! For starters, I used to be (shhhh-looking around) the white underwear only girl! You know the one? Practical! Aaaaahhhh!!! Yep. That one. Weirdly enough, someone once said to me "I bet you're the type of person who only wears white underwear"!! I was indignant! I mean...it was true, but who were they to (correctly) judge!! Hmmph!!! So, I bought some flowered underwear-so there!! But then, one day I was listening to my favorite podcasts, " Stuff You Missed In History Class" - Yes...I realize this reinforces the judgment cast upon me! Soooo anyway!!! One of their sponsors was Meundies.com , and Holly Frey, one of the hosts of the podcast went on and on about how wonderful they were and yes...yes I know she is supposed to. I mean, it's their sponsor, but I like Holly, and I choose to believe she would lie! Plus, I'd get 20% off! So, I researched it. Cuz-well- geek established. The concept, company, reviews all looked good, but I was not going to spend THAT kind of money on UNDERWEAR. Well, y'all- you get what you pay for, and I did have 20% off. My first pair arrived, and they were sooo soft, then when I wore them...aaahhh... Still soft and they didn't ride up in places you spend time keeping things from going. So, I did the monthly subscription until I had a drawer full- I'm worth $14 a month! Now not only do I have comfy undies, but I have fun and exciting patterns too!! Geek girls can wear fun undies!! It's true! Ask Holly! (Yeah, well..she doesn't actually know I exist, but she's in my "kitchen" all the time, and I think she'd feel complimented and not insulted". The Info: Cost: $18.00, $14.00 subscription Sizes: XS-4XL Fit: I've had 2 kids, and my stomach did NOT go back where it started plus I had a C-section, think Pizza dough cut into 2 portions!!! OK - gruesome I know, but worth it. My hubby thinks I'm hot..so...It's all good. Typically I avoid bikini's like the plague, but decided to try a pair and surprisingly the pudge stays put and doesn't do that awkward "Bloop" - y'all ladies know!! I wear size 12 Jeans, and I like the Large undies. The chart is pretty good. I have one pair of medium, and they fit fine, I just like it a bit better with the large. Styles: I have tried the boyshort, bikini, and cheeky brief and like them all, but find they all have a best use. I wear the boyshorts with dresses where I want everything all nice and smooth underneath, the cheeky brief are helpful if you need the line up higher, and bikini are great every day- for me. This is all very subjective. Issues: For the most part, they have lasted very well. I bought my first pair 3 years ago, and that pair is going strong. I've had 2 that didn't make it, the sewing around the legs came undone relatively quickly. But I've found the company to be very helpful and I suspect that if I'd called, they would have replaced them. Care: From the website: Most garments can be machine washed on COLD and DELICATE, then tumble dried with LOW HEAT. Please do not iron, bleach, or dry clean. For best performance, please hand wash cold and lay flat to dry. This will help to protect the colorfastness of the garment as well as the construction of the elastane fiber in the waistband.I wash mine in cold and delicate and often lay dry or tumble on low and gentle and they have done very well. What is it: From the website: " We use Lenzing MicroModal. It's a sustainably sourced, naturally soft fiber that starts with beechwood trees and ends with the most amazing fabric you've ever experienced. The results have been downright dreamy." I truly love this underwear. I tried another brand recently that everyone told me was soooo comfy, they are...but they are thinner and more likely to ride up, just not Meundies! Meundies has other products as well, but I haven't branched out yet. I hope this is a helpful review and I encourage you to try them. They have a 90 day money back guarantee too! I'm not an affiliate, employee, paid, no free product, etc. Just a fan. I'm filing this under Lifestyle, because after all. Having comfy underpants is, in my mind, part of a peaceful day. But if you use this link http://getcomfy.in/jtTUC I do get a $20, and you get 20% off!
When i was growing up, my grandmother (Mamame) would drink her morning coffee out a pretty china cups with a matching saucer and I would always ask for some, to which she replied "No...coffee stunts your growth". Later...that morning....Her now cold cup of coffee would be sitting on the table and she would then let me drink it. Hmmmm I guess only hot coffee would stunt my growth?? It makes me grin just remembering. But the truth is, it doesn't stunt your growth, put hair on your chest (something else I was told) and with much joy several new studies have shown that coffee may actually have some health benefits. As with all things - moderation is key. So, maybe don't drink the whole pot by yourself. Possible Benefits: Drinking moderate amounts 2-3 cups a day has been linked with longer lifespan Some studies have shown the possibility of lower risk of heart disease Lower risk of diabetes (Type 2) Less chance of Gout Lower risk of Parkinsons Less risk of Liver disease Improved cognitive function Decreased chronic inflammation Antioxidants are thought to be part of the reason for the health benefits, but they aren't completely sure why. Before you get too excited, this does not include heavily sweetened, whip cream topped coffee drinks, and some studies showed espresso to be an exception. But otherwise, drink up. Well up to 3 cups. Sources: WebMD, Harvard Health, Mayo Clinic, healthline.