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Oatmeal-berry protein breakfast shake

For most working people, mornings are so busy breakfast seems to get neglected.

Breakfast is perhaps the most important meal of your day, and as mentioned in previous articles should never be skipped. It’s the first meal of the day. Which means whatever you eat fuels your body or slows it down, depending on what you choose to eat. Just because you are in a rush, is not an excuse to skimp on breakfast or completely avoid it. This will just result in you being  in a groggy mood, and possible weight gain overtime.

Even though it might seem easier to stop by a coffee shop and pick up a quick breakfast, which will definitely be loaded with calories, carbs and sodium; this recipe takes under five minutes to prepare and enjoy. It will leave you full because of the oatmeal, and give you an energy boost from the whey protein. When i don’t have time to prepare and eat eggs, i’ll whip up a quick smoothie and be satisfied until lunchtime. Check out the recipe below, hope you enjoy it!

ingredients:

1/2 cup of regular oats

1 cup of non fat milk

1 serving of your favorite whey protein- i like chocolate flavored

about 14 frozen strawberries or mixed berries

1 banana (optional)

Preparation:

  • Pour the oats in a blender and grate until they are finely chopped.
  • Add in the milk, strawberries and whey protein and blend well. If you’d like to add a banana, blend the milk and banana first, then add the berries and whey.
  • Pour and enjoy 🙂

Breakfast can’t get any easier than this! There is definitely no excuse for skipping this meal now!

Like the recipe?! Try it and let me know what you think?!

 

Natural teeth whitening

Teeth tend to stain over time for various reasons such as coffee, smoking, and bad hygiene…

Before you run to schedule an appointment with the dentist, read on for a few ideas that are simple and very affordable.Here’s the top three easiest methods you can try from home to help whiten teeth naturally without spending a fortune. That’s something to smile about.

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photo credit: *Zara

Baking soda is one of the best ingredients used to whiten teeth and you probably already have it in your kitchen.

1. You will need a tbsp. of baking soda mixed in with your toothpaste. You apply it on your toothbrush and brush as normal.Try doing this twice a week and over time the baking soda will remove stains or brighten your smile.

2. Strawberries have also been used to whiten teeth. Mash up 1-2 strawberries with your regular  toothpaste and brush your teeth. Be sure to rinse off well since strawberries are very acidic and may damage gums and enamel if left on for too long.

3. Another technique you can use is adding lemon juice and salt to 1-2 tbsp baking soda, mix it with enough toothpaste for your brush and  brush as regular.

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photo credit: Ninha Morandini

I wouldn’t recommend using the lemon and strawberry pastes too often since the acid nature of these fruits is bad for your tooth enamel and gums, but the baking soda one alone is gentle enough on gums and teeth to use a couple days a week.

Do you have any Diy teeth whitening ideas or have use tried any products that have worked for you?!