Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!   This is Annie and Andrea and we have a delicious healthy blueberry smoothie recipe for you.  It’s our favorite blueberry smoothie recipe because not only does it taste amazing, it is incredibly good for you too! Blueberries are high in antioxidants, which is has all kinds of health benefits including cancer fighting properties, is heart healthy, and well as improves your complexion.  Beauty in a cup?  Sign us up!  Flax seed is a healthy fat and aids in digestions, and the protein powder feeds your muscles.  Bananas are a healthy carb and is also high in fiber and nutrients.  Coconut milk is a great substitute for cow’s milk, is easier to digest and is also lactose free and has a rich creamy taste.

 

 

Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients – 2 servings – Just half the recipe for one  =)

1 cup of blueberries (frozen or fresh, we used frozen)
1 banana
1 cup of coconut milk
1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla or unflavored)
2 teaspoons of flax seed (grounded)
Stevia (to taste)

 

 

Take all the ingredients and put it into a blender.  Blend for 10-15 seconds.  Pour in a cup and enjoy!  =) Try out our Blueberry smoothie and tell us what you think!  Better yet, show us your pictures!

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Make it a Healthy Day,

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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Morning Quick Workout

Morning Quick Workout

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

One of the best ways to kick start your morning is to do a workout.  It starts your day off right, helping you stay motivated and make better food choices throughout the day.  Next time you are in a crunch for time and can’t devote an hour to go to the gym, try my morning quick workout.  Remember, staying fit is a journey, and I am with you every step of the way.

 

 

Workout-Morning

 

Looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time?   Check out this educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

 

 

Make it a Healthy day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

Nutrition, Diet, Free Workouts and Weight Loss Tips

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”
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Why Women Should Lift Weights

Why Women Should Lift Weights

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

Before I started working out, I didn’t understand why women should lift weights.  All I wanted when I was growing up was to be “skinny” and “thin”.   My friends and I would look at fashion magazines and see all the skinny girls with no muscle tone and figured “This is what beautiful should look like.”  Unfortunately my body type was more muscular and I was never going to be stick thin.

I tried all kinds of diets, even a jelly bean diet (it was fat free and low calories; now I know better!), and of course, none of them worked because it wasn’t how my body was designed.  Now I am older and wiser (I hope!)  I realize being skinny or thin is great if that is what your natural body type is, but being strong is best.  Strong is sexy, strong is toned, and strong is having curves in all the right places.  If you want to learn how I did it, check out this video.

When women lift weighs, they increase their metabolism, add shape and tone, while eliminating jiggly thighs, arms, and belly.  Lifting weights also makes you stronger, building lean muscles, adding shape and sexy curves to your body.  Your body feels firm and toned, and best of all, you also feel amazing!  See for yourself:  Try one of my workouts and share with me how you feel after.

 

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Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Hi Healthy Living Junkie,

I know you hear out of information out there on carbs.  How can you tell what’s  good carbs vs  bad carbs?   Simple.  If it can sit on the shelf for a long time, it is probably a bad carb.  Things like cookies, candy, muffins, refined pasta, refined cereal, are all bad carbs.   Why should you eat good carbohydrates?  Good carbohydrates keep you fuller because it is filled with fiber as well as tons of nutrition including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  Some even have cancer fighting properties too!

 

Bad Carbs
 

How can you tell if something is a good carb?  It is usually fresh, not processed and does not come in a package.  The exceptions to the rule are whole grains, whole grain bread with more than 3-5 g of fiber per serving, and whole grain cereal or oatmeal.  Look out for “fake healthy foods”  such as a “healthy bar” with added in fiber.  The best types of good carbs comes from fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and complex starches.  Learn more about good carbs in this video.

 

Good Carbs vs Bad
 

Good carbs can also help with weight loss by boosting your metabolism. Love bread?  Here is one my favorite healthy whole grain bread.  It is dense and filling and has lot of fiber to keep you full and satisfied.

 

whole wheat bread

 

Click here to check it out what types of food you need to eat to lose weight quickly and keep it off.

What are your favorite good carbohydrates?  Put your comments below and share with me!

 

Let’s stay connected!

 

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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Best Mascara Review

Best Mascara Review

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

Every once in a while, even a fitness girl needs lose the workout clothes and dress up.  The best way to dress up the eyes is with a coat of mascara.  As we all know, finding the right mascara that doesn’t run or smear can be a challenge. Here is a video on my all time favorite mascara. The winner of the Best Mascara Review may surprise you.  If eyes are the window to the soul, then mascara are the curtains… or something like that.

Products reviewed:

Maybelline Great Lashes: $5 from the drug store. It is just like department store brands, but at a fraction of the price.

Maybelline Great Lashes Waterproof: Great product but hard to build volume. I have a trick to build volume in the video.

Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara (green tube): Didn’t really like this product b/c it dried out too fast.

Almay Get Up & Grow (white tube): I liked the consistency, but didn’t really see a big difference in my eyelash length.

 

Did you know you can improve your skin by eating the right kinds of food?  The right kind of foods will improve your skin tone, even out your complexion, as well as makes your hair and nails grow.  Oh, and it also keeps you lean and toned. Find out more in this video.  =)

 

Let’s stay connected!

 

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tips

Hi Healthy Living Junkies! You hear people talk about “Being Healthy”, “Eating Clean”, but what does it really mean to be healthy?  How do you truly achieve a healthy lifestyle?  Many people think being healthy is getting to the right body weight and losing the extra pounds of body fat they were holding on to…. and they can finally stop making effort, get off the “clean eating”, stop exercising or go to the gym, and their body will maintain itself.  I hate to break it to you, but that is not true.  I’ll be the first to admit I believed that I could stop trying to “be healthy” once I reached my goal, and my body will stay the same.

The truth is, living a healthy lifestyle is literally what it means: TO MAKE IT A LIFESTYLE.  In order to stay healthy, be fit, and be in good physical and mental shape, you must constantly work at it.

 

Healthy Living
 

 Health Living Tips

1)  Eat healthy:  Making healthy foods choices is one of the most important, if not the most important, thing you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Look for foods high in fiber, which will keep you feeling full fast, as well as low in Glycemic Index (GI), which will help prevent your blood sugar from spiking.

2)  Drink plenty of water:  Drinking water helps keep you hydrated and flushes the impurities from your body.  Many times we mistaken thirst for hunger.  Aim to drink half of your body weight in oz of water.  Here’s a video on why drinking water is important for overall health.

3)  Exercise regularly:  Exercising regular not only helps you look better in clothes or on the beach, it also helps keep you strong, supporting your bones and improving your physical function.  Weight lifting will help build shapely legs, thighs, butt, and flatten your core, as well as prevent osteoporosis, protect your back and neck, while preventing injuries.

4) Minimize toxins:  Minimize your exposure to toxins by using PBA free products, buying organic foods, and using the “green” version of cleaning supplies.  A great DIY cleaning solution for everyday household chores is vinegar and water.  Check out this site for more ways to use this everyday inexpensive household item to clean your home.  You can also minimize toxins by eating organic foods.  Learn which produce have the most chemicals in this article.

5) Reduce stress:  Stress is the silent killer in our modern life.  It leads to premature illnesses, as well as unbalanced mental health.  Exercising helps alleviate stress by allowing you to have a healthy outlet for it.  Some great ways to relax are yoga, meditation, or simply relaxing with your eyes closed for a few minutes so you can regroup, decompress, and get centered.

Healthy living will keep you fit, strong, and improve your quality of life.  It is the best way to stay in shape while being happy and healthy. =)

 

Let’s stay connected!

 

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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