Look What Happens When You Wash Your Fruit and Veggies!!

 

I’ve always given my fruit and veggies a quick wash. Never have I seen results like this in the sink after.

I never bought into the idea that you should use soap or chemicals to wash your veggies but I didn’t feel like they were adequately getting clean.

Vinegar was really the only natural option. I hated the smell and sometimes I could taste it on the veggies I washed. Now I have Basic H!!! Not only is it safe toxic free household cleaner it works on veggies too!! I used two drops, (that right two drops!!) and it cleaned my fruits this morning.

This bottle of Basic H concentrate has over 48 gallons of cleaner in it. (Depending on how you use it)

*need a degreaser? Add 1 1/2 tsp to 16oz of water

*need an all purpose cleaner? Add 1/4 tsp to 16oz of water

*need to wash some Windows? Add 2 drops to 16oz of water

*need a fruit & veggie wash? Add 2 drops to a sink full of water.

Check out my website for other natural cleaning options!! Emilysutten.myshaklee.com

Caramel Apple Cider Smoothie

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How on earth can this be healthy? How can something so decadent and satisfying, give me pure omegas, probiotics and raw protein?? Thank you Shaklee!!

8 oz Milk of Choice

1 Small Apple

1 tsp Carmel Extract

2 Scoops of Vanilla Life Protein

5-6 Ice Cubes

Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Coffee

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Thats right folks you read it right!! We have managed to find a way to pack raw protein, pure omegas, and probiotics into your cup of Joe!! You can make it hot or iced (iced you will just have to shake over ice or blend)

8 oz Fresh Brewed Coffee

1 tsp Hazelnut Extract

2 Scoops Chocolate Life Protein

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie!!

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Sigh…….all I have to say is……..your welcome!! My Friend Sarah has managed to make one of my favorite things into a healthy raw protein smoothie with omegas and pro biotics. There isn’t a reason in the world to not make one of these!!

8 oz Milk of Choice

2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp PB2 powder (powdered peanut butter!!)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 Scoops Chocolate Life Shake

5-6 Ice Cubes

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Just in time for Thanksgiving. Make this for yourself and family today and be thankful for your health!!

8 oz Milk of Choice

5-6 Ice Cubes

1/4 c Canned Pumpkin

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

2 Scoops Vanilla Life Protein

Oatmeal Pear Smoothie!!

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I have to say that I am a huge pear fan. I wait all year for the fresh pears to be ready on my In-Law’s 100 year old trees. My kids are obsessed with them as well. So when a fellow Shaklee Mom came up with this Smoothie Recipe I was IN LOVE!!

Enjoy this!!

8 oz. Almond Milk

5-6 Ice Cubes

1 Large Pear

2 Scoops Life Protein

1/4 c Rolled Oats

1/2 tbsp Pure Organic Maple Syrup

1 tsp Almond Butten

1/2 tsp Grated Fresh Ginger

Pinch of Cinnamon

To Order the Life Shake Mix (which includes raw protein and probiotics) click here

Don’t Worry “B” Happy!!

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Do you ever feel tired? Stressed? Depressed? Emotional? Do you have a sweet tooth? Well, if so listen up!!! I have been there! In fact, every mom I know feels this way sometimes. It’s not normal to feel like this all the time and I found something that has really helped me and millions of women around the world.

One of my all time favorite supplements to take is my B-Complex!! It’s called the “happy” vitamin and that’s because you instantly feel happier after you take it. This is huge for me because I’m a very busy, stressed out mom of 4. When I take my B’s I seriously feel normal again. Actually I feel better than normal. I have more energy, more calm, and more alert.

B vitamins are referred to as the “happy vitamins” — the “cope-ability” vitamins. Here’s why….

Why take B-COMPLEX:

If a person is tired, irritable, nervous, depressed, or even suicidal expect a vitamin B deficiency.
B vitamins are destroyed by intense heat, slow cooking, light, baking soda and baking powder. SUGAR, ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE, and STRESS all destroy B vitamins.
People deficient in B vitamins quickly become anemic, are nervous, do not sleep well (insomnia), crave sweets, and have high cholesterol levels. A slight deficiency can cause abnormal heart action, constipation, and mental depression. Acne or other skin problems indicate a lack of B vitamins.
B vitamins are necessary for normal functioning of the nervous system.
B-complex is essential in calming hyperactivity in children with no side effects that medications produce.
B vitamins convert fats into energy.
B vitamins are extremely effective in alleviating PMS and Menopausal symptoms. (Calcium Magnesium will help with chocolate cravings during PMS, in addition to relieving muscle cramps, i.e., abdominal, leg, etc.)
Infection and stress increase need for B-complex. Sulfa drugs, sleeping pills, and estrogen destroy B vitamins.
B vitamins help boost the immune system.
Adequate amounts of B-complex have been found to control migraine headaches and attacks of Meniere’s Syndrome.
Massive amounts have been used to improve polio, cases of shingles, and postoperative nausea and vomiting (resulting from anesthesia).
B vitamins help with fatigue, skin disorders, cracks at the corner of the mouth and cracks in your cuticles, ridges in your nails, anemia, tender gums, hair loss, constipation, burning feet, burning and dry eyes.
B-complex aids in digestion. It is chiefly responsible for the health of the digestive tract, the skin, mouth, tongue, eyes, nerves, arteries, and liver. B vitamins are water-soluble; thus, need to be taken through the day.
The Folic Acid in the balance Shaklee B Complex decreases the risk in pregnancy of neurotube defects in the baby…that’s why prenatal vitamins are “prenatal”…so that the baby can have the Folic Acid very early in the pregnancy. Shaklee’s Vita Lea Multivitamin and B Complex have been an excellent choice of prenatal vitamins for mothers for years!

In Summary…

B vitamins are needed by the:

​* Brain and nervous system

​* Immune system

​* Skin

​* Hormones

B vitamins are used up:

​* whenever we evoke the stress response

​* anytime we eat:

​​1. White flour

​​2. Sugar

​​3. Caffeine

​​4. Alcohol

​Our body burns up B’s just to metabolize these foods.

B vitamins are normalizers:

​​*If you are fatigued, they help to give you energy.

​​*If you are hyperactive, they help to calm you down.

When to Take:

*B vitamins are mostly used or lost in 2-4 hours and need to be replaced to keep the blood levels up.

*Most of us who take enough B’s can tell the difference in our mood, energy and patience, by taking 2 Shaklee B Complex, three times a day.

*The last two not close to bedtime…because they can give energy and you’ll be up vacuuming at midnight. However, when you become balanced, taking them right before bed can help to keep your blood sugar from being so low in the morning.

* The label says to take 2 tablets daily but I have heard many benefits from women taking 2or 3 several times a day.

Why Shaklee:

* There are 8 essential B’s in Shaklee’s B-Complex, balanced and complete.

* The most important thing to remember is that ALL 8 Essential B vitamins should be taken together in “Complex” form and in the proper ratio. (You can throw your metabolism off by taking an isolated B vitamin…or ones that are out of balance.) Shaklee’s B gives you the proper ratios.

* Research has shown that Folic Acid (a B vitamin and VERY important to health) is hard to break away from the tablet material…so Shaklee has coated their B Complex with Folic Acid so that it is the first to be released.

* The ingredients used in Shaklee’s exclusive formulas go through an incredibly stringent screening process that surpasses even the pharmaceutical standards of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Their purity standards are some of the toughest in the nutrition industry to guarantee that all of our products are 100% safe.

* Shaklee scientists find pure and potent ingredients from nature, spending thousands of hours reviewing scientific literature and conducting their own studies to verify efficacy. They use unique combinations of scientifically supported ingredients to create our exclusive formulas.

* Decades of clinical studies go into understanding nutrition and how our bodies absorb nutrients. Shaklee scientists have published 125 scientific papers and presentations, including 7 presentations in the last year. Their cutting-edge, patented Shaklee delivery systems are designed to release nutrients in your body in a way that promotes better absorption.

Get your own B-Complex today and let me know how you feel!

Have a great day!

Emily

emilysutten.myshaklee.com

10 Ways to Green Up Your Life

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1. Start by replacing a bunch of your cleaners (your general spray cleaner, glass cleaner, counter top cleaner, floor and bathroom cleaners) with a natural, nontoxic all-purpose cleaner.This one product can replace almost everything….. Really! Basic H2
2. Replace your laundry detergent with a natural nontoxic one so the clothes you wear and the sheets you sleep on have no fumes for you to breathe. Laundry Concentrate is my favorite!!

3. Go to your bathroom and read the shampoo, makeup and moisturizer labels. Ask yourself, “Do I really need scent in these products?”

Take stock of all of your other products and try to replace one a week with a safer, greener choice. Enfuselle and Pro Sante have cleaned up our shower immensely!!

4. Use BPA-free plastic baby bottles and fill them with breast milk or organic formula.

Choose powdered formula over canned formula to avoid BPA leaching from the can-lining.

5. Pay attention (without freaking out) to the toys you buy for your kids. Avoid lead paint and soft plastics that contain phthalates.

6. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store and avoid processed food. Even better, choose organic and locally grown meats, dairy, fruits, and vegetables.

7. Try to get the plastic containers out of your kitchen and replace them with glass containers. I use glass mason jars to store our dry food.

8. Make a vow to stop buying bottled water—NOW. Instead, buy a water filter pitcher and keep two in your fridge at all times.

9. For cleaner and healthier air, open your windows once a day when the outside temperature is comfortable.

10. When buying new stuff for your home, focus on green products especially mattresses and carpets.

Information is from greengoeswitheverything.com written by Sloan Barnett.

What are you doing to “green” up your act?

Vanilla Chai Protein Smoothie

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Who doesn’t love a vanilla chai late? How would you like to enjoy one of your favorite drinks and improve your health at the same time?

Yup…t’s true!! You can. 🙂

This recipe is super yummy and it’s loaded with vitamins & protein plus it keeps you full for hours!!

Vanilla Chai Late Protein Recipe

1 Cup milk/almond milk/rice milk

2 Scoops Shaklee 180 Vanilla Chia Protein Powder (natural plant based & GMO free-best protein on the market)

ice (to taste – I like a lot)

Stevia (to taste – again, I like a lot)

Mix in a blender & enjoy!!!

Don’t forget to drink it from your favorite glass. 🙂 🙂 🙂

What is your favorite drink?

To order Shaklee 180 Smoothie Mix, head to emilysutten.myshaklee.com