Piña Colada Protein Smoothie

 PINA COLADA SMOOTHIE

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Makes 1 serving

2 Vanilla Shaklee 180® Energizing Smoothee Protein Mix

8 oz. nonfat milk (low-fat soy milk can also be used)

1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple

1/2 tsp. coconut extract

Ice (as needed)

297 calories, 24 g protein, 41 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat, 7 g fiber

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until creamy.
Peace…have a healthy day!

To order Shaklee 180 smoothie mix, head to emilysutten.myshaklee.com

Children’s Wellness Program

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Because children sometimes are inconsistent in their consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, this poses a particular challenge for parents. This is because certain nutrients are absolutely essential for not only prevention of colds and viruses, but also increasingly necessary for proper brain development and learning ability. Therefore, experts recommend supplements with several nutrients that are too critical to be left to chance.

The following represents a basic nutrition program for maintaining and building health in children it also provides nutritional insurance for those days when our schedule does not allow for three balanced meals.
Incredivites for Children – Chewable

The first chewable multivitamin in the U.S. to contain lactoferrin, which supports a healthy immune system in kids. Formulated with 23 essential vitamins and minerals. No added artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Gluten free.
CitriBoost Dietary Supplemtent Powder

Contains 23 essential vitamins and minerals plus acidophilus to slip into orange juice or morning protein shakes for children and adults who have difficulty swallowing tablets… has more calcium and Vitamin D than 8 ounces of milk.

Meal Shakes

A smart choice for meals-on-the-go, between meal snacks, beverages, or for extra nutritional insurance any time of day.

Because it is a complete meal, it is particularly important for finicky eaters.

Unlike similar meal replacement products found in grocery stores, Meal Shakes contain no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavorings.

A creamy, delicious shake that children love (and you will too at only 230 calories).

Mighty Smarts – DHA Chews.

Scientifically formulated with a power-packed blast of 100% natural, ultra-pure DHA.

Essential brain-supporting nutrient, DHA has been show to support memory, concentration,mind skills, promotes healthy eyes, and vision – without the fishy taste!

Chewable Vita-C, 100 mg.

Essential to build healthy white blood cells to prevent viruses, ear infections, colds, etc., that are depleted by fatigue, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperature and humidity. Increases resistance to ligament and tendon injury..

 

The following nutrients are particularly effective for children who may be susceptible to viruses, colds and ear infections.

Optiflora Pre and Probiotic Complex

Probiotics are especially important for a child who has ever been on an antibiotic or steroid-based medications (common with asthma). These medications kill off much of these essential “friendly microbes” that live in the lower intestine.

Without adequate amounts of these microbes, research now shows the body is more susceptible to infection (especially sinus and upper respiratory ) because 70% of the immune system resides in the intestines.

Optiflora is virtually the only acidophilus/bifidus product that guarantees delivery of 500,000 live microorganisms to the intestines, without being destroyed by the highly acidic environment of the stomach. It restores the natural balance that must exist in the lower intestines to choke out the cancer-causing bacteria as well as Candida yeast overgrowths.

None of the products available at health food stores guarantee live delivery of microflora to the intestine. Tests show that many of them do not make it live to your door, much less to your colon. 90% of the microflora alive in these products at the time of manufacture are killed off long before they reach the intestine.
Alfalfa Complex

Easily crushed and slipped into juice in a sippy cup. This ancient herb has been found to be a natural antibiotic; increases white blood cells, lowers blood glucose in diabetics, blood cleanser, and traps heavy metals. Traditionally used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis, allergies, colds, flu, sore throats, etc. Treatment for colic when breast-feeding.
Premium Garlic Complex

Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, natural antibiotic; increases white blood cells, lowers blood glucose in diabetics, blood cleanser, traps heavy metals. Traditionally used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis, allergies, colds, flu, sore throats, etc. Treatment for colic when breast-feeding. Can be crushed and served over bread, crackers or rice.
Performance Fluid Replacement Drink Mxi

Orange or Lemon Lime flavored. Designed for athletic rehydration, this delicious powdered drink mix is excellent to give to children during hot summer days to avoid dehydrating from heat and when vomiting or diarrhea threatens to cause dehydration.

 

The Shaklee Difference

It is comforting for parents to know that all Shaklee products are made to such high standards that Shaklee’s Good Manufacturing Practices are far more strict than those recommended by the government.

Shaklee is the #1 natural nutrition company and is known for its 50-year commitment to science, purity of its ingredients .. and especially its superior absorption and potency as proven by clinical studies.

When you buy Shaklee, you buy the best for your family.

The best and most affordable health insurance is a diet based on 6 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and a basic supplementation program combined with regular exercise… and lots of love and laughter.

Information from Lagoni Health Associates

 

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Natural Allergy and Sinus Releif Program

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How to relieve allergies and sinuses naturally
Most people who suffer with allergy and sinus problems feel they must resort to using medications that have unpleasant and even dangerous side effects. For those who may be interested in safer, more natural alternatives, some of the following premium products by Shaklee may be of interest.

TO STRENGTHEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM START HERE
Optiflora Probiotic Capsule

Scientists now believe 70% of the immune system is located in the gut … a good place to start to strengthen our immune system against allergic reactions. There appears to be a surprising correlation between symptoms of upper respiratory congestion and sinus discomfort to poor elimination in the lower intestines. This is often associated with an overgrowth of the Candida yeast organisms. An increasing number of Americans suffer from Candida when the essential friendly microbes Nature intended to reside in our intestines get destroyed by medications such as antibiotics, steroid-based drugs (e.g. asthma medications), oral contraceptives, and more. Couple this with a diet culture so entrenched in sweets, breads, baked goods, chips, and snacks that are the favorite foods of the Candida organisms.
The Optifora probiotic capsule

A patented technology that allows the very fragile probiotics to pass through the highly acidic stomach protected by a triple encapsulation so they arrive exactly at the right location in the lower intestines.
Nutriferon

Developed and extensively tested by immunologists in Japan, this proprietary blend of natural plant extracts is derived from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds. Nutriferon supports and stimulates the immune system by increasing the activity of macrophages (white blood cells) and inducing natural interferon production. It optimizes the body’s immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances (as with allergies and asthma). Completely safe – no adverse reactions to these plant extracts recorded.
Sustained Release Vita C

For continuous antioxidant protection against environmental assaults, this unique all-natural sustained formula slowly releases Vitamin C into your blood stream over a 5-hour period and provides nutrients from the entire vitamin C complex including bioflavonoids. Thus, it is very economical. It has been found to protect against smog, chronic infection, allergies, asthma, colds, flu, swollen glands, anemia, smoke, poor diet, stress, bruising, varicose and spider veins, colon polyps, and slow healing.
Vitalea Multivitamin/Multimineral tablet

Supported by 7 clinical studies, patented bio-activated absorption system. Exceptional quality, over 340 quality tests on every batch produced. Contains 23 essential vitamins and critical minerals, including 800 IU of Vitamin D3. Kosher and gluten-free.

 

Also helpful to relieve symptoms:
Alfalfa

With deep roots extending 10 to 20 feet into the soil, this amazing plant is rich in trace minerals and protein plus contains 8 digestive enzymes. Recognized as a natural anti-histamine, allergy sufferers report good results from taking 3 or 4 of the little compressed sun-dried leaf tablets … containing no pesticides, fungicides, growth regulators, or synthetic hormones. Other popular uses for alfalfa are swelling, pain and stiff joints, ulcers, stomach ailments, hiatal hernia, water retention, gout, body odor, and bad breath.

 

Premium Garlic Complex

Retains all the potency of one clove of fresh raw garlic without the odor. Garlic is traditionally used for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and
anti-inflammatory properties. People often take it to reduce symptoms of
allergy, asthma, colds, flu, sinus infections, yeast infections, diarrhea &flatulence. It also has heart protective properties of lowering elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Diet

Emphasize fresh vegetables and avoid sugar, breads, and baked goods.

REDUCE EXPOSURE TO TOXINS

In addressing allergy and sinus problems, a two-fold approach is usually recommended:

1) Strengthen the immune system (as discussed above), and
2) Avoid products that could aggravate allergy and sinus conditions such as certain foods and cleaning products. Many cleaning products not only irritate the skin, but their odors can aggravate upper respiratory problems.

Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit

Step one in reducing toxins in and around our living space is to remove all toxic cleaning products from the home ..and replace them with the non-toxic, earth-friendly Get Clean Product line. Oprah Winfrey named these remarkable, effective, and yet inexpensive cleaners among her “favorite things”. They can be purchased individually or in the most popular Get Clean Starter Kit. The kit includes products for the kitchen, the bathroom, and the laundry … in particular fragrance-free dryer sheets (made from vegetables and biodegradable), a pint of Basic H2 (that makes 48 gallons of all purpose cleaner for about $10), and Scour Off cleanser for pots, pans, and stove tops in the kitchen and for tile cleaning in the bathroom. Kosher certified.
Basic-G Highly Concentrated Germicide

Disinfectant made without cresol. Cresol is easily absorbed by the skin and causes digestive disturbances, nervous disorders, mental changes, skin eruptions, and jaundice. Basic G kills parvovirus, feline leukemia, distemper virus, and the AIDS virus on surfaces. Note: for allergy and sinus relief in the winter when it’s dry, remember to use a humidifier with a few drops of Basic-G to inhibit bacterial growth.

Shaklee Enfuselle Nutrition Therapy for the Skin Products

Combine advanced technology with herbal and botanical extracts and antioxidants …especially formulated for sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic, pH balanced, no artificial col
orants or heavy mineral oils, noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores). Plus a comprehensive highly derma-available complex designed to actually break each link in the chain of free radical damage. Literally reverses the accelerated aging the sun of the skin caused by computer screens, fluorescent lights, and the sun.
OTHER HELPFUL PRODUCTS
Defend and Resist Complex

Contains Echinacea … which activates the immune system, promotes production of white blood cells, enhances resistance to infection (viral and bacterial), anti-inflammatory, promotes wound healing, reduces mucous, relieves boils, gangrene, ulcerations, bites, abscesses, and fights candida. Also contains larchtree extract and elderberry to surround viruses and help prevent their reproduction. Best taken at onset of avirus. Can also be used as a zinc lozenge or made into a tea. Very soothing to sore throats.
Because the brain is the most sensitive organ in the body, many experts recommend eliminating foods and environmental irritants that could create brain allergies. (Source: Doris Rapp, M.D. “Is This Your Child’s World?”) Using Shaklee cleaning and personal care products may be helpful as they are based on a philosophy of “Living in Harmony with Nature.”
Information courtesy of Lagoni Health Associates.
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How To Pressure Wash Your House Naturally

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Well, it was that time of year again, the time where we need to pressure wash our house. We usually do it once or twice a year. Since we live kind of close to several creeks and we have a slough in the back of our property, we get a LOT of bugs!

I wanted to share this post with you because several people have asked me what I use to wash my house. You will probably not be surprised that I use Basic H for this.

I upgraded to the large bottle this time since we have been gardening and for the fact that we go through this stuff more than most people. I even bathe my kids in it. Oh yes, now you think I am totally crazy! Don’t you? Well, I wasn’t even go to tell you that but I started telling some friends and they loved that idea and was so glad that I told them. Ha, I was embarrassed by that and yet, it makes sense. It is organic (so it won’t harm us), it cleans my kiddos (I do use it too) and it cleans the bath at the same time. I have NEVER had to clean soap scum in my bath!!! NEVER!!!! Which is nice because I don’t have time to do that anyway and then I don’t have to worry about chemicals left around the tub and then the kids soaking in them.

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We (I mean my husband, lol) just put some Basic H in the pressure washer and got to work. It took of ALL the disgusting stuck on bug poop too and that stuff is was caked on and is usually hard to remove!

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So, that’s how we wash our house chemical free! Oh, we also saved a whole lot of money by doing this ourselves and by using Basic H.

Do you wash the outside of your home?

How often?

Do you hire someone?

Do you need to clean your outside again?

Are you looking like the haunted house of your neighborhood?

Do the bugs like your house or stay away?

check out basic H2 cleaning concentrate!! EmilySutten.myshaklee.com

Have a great day! 🙂

 

Tasty Healthy Energy Bites

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Ingredients

1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup all natural nut butter (we make our own)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup milled flaxseed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Protein powder (optional)
Chia Seeds (to taste)

Instructions

Add all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

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Add wet ingredients. Stir.

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Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll into balls.

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Enjoy!

Store extras in the fridge or freezer.