This Man Had a ‘Cheesy’ Engagement Photo Shoot…With a VERY Unlikely Partner

Jul 20, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Given the amount of time people spend on social media, you can’t avoid all the photos of couples sharing their engagement shots through a million different Internet outlets. Yes, we’re all happy for them, but at some point they just become a little bit boring and cliché.

For one single San Francisco writer, David Sikorski, it got to be a little bit too much.

So what did he do? He hit back by announcing his own engagement to his own one true love — a burrito — and then sharing his joy (but not his salsa) with his Facebook friends.

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30 Pictures That Prove You Shouldn’t Get Your Hopes Up

Jul 10, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

When we buy a certain product, it often comes with certain expectations.

Even though we know that it won’t look exactly like the advertisements promise, we still hope there will be at least a slight resemblance in reality.

But sometimes that resemblance is so slight that it’s rather disappointing…

Somewhere over the rainbow…a cake disaster exists.

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Via: Worth a Like

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The Ultimate Green Smoothie Recipe

Jun 30, 2015 By Kelcey Parker 0

Replacing one meal a day with a green smoothie has tremendous health benefits and can help you shed some of those unwanted extra pounds. It tastes amazingly fresh and has a silky smooth texture so you’ll not only stick with it, but you’ll also fall in love with it!

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The ultimate green smoothie is super fast and easy to make (3 minutes) and the cleanup is a snap. You’ll need a high-powered blender like the Vitamix or the Blendtec in order to achieve the desired creamy consistency and unlock the full health benefits of your fresh ingredients (we’ll explain in a minute). Unlike juice, green smoothies can be stored for about 2 ½ days in the fridge so we recommend making a big batch each time.

Hidden Health Benefits

You might be surprised to learn that not only do greens have more valuable nutrients than any other food group on the planet, they also contain vital amino acids — the building blocks of protein. Wondering if greens can make you strong? Pound for pound, greens-eating gorillas are the strongest animals on earth. That should tell you something! Green smoothie drinkers also report increased energy levels, clearer skin, and stronger hair and nails!

The ultimate green smoothie promotes cleansing because it retains all of the fiber of the greens (and fruit) rather than removing it like if you were juicing. Increasing your fiber intake on a regular basis helps to rid your body of toxins by “sweeping out” your digestive tract.

Stop. Do Not Pass Go. Get the Right Blender.

Why do you need a high powered blender like the Vitamix or the Blendtec?

Regular blenders simply do not have the power and RPMs to pulverize the greens (and other ingredients) enough to produce the silky smooth mouthfeel that makes this green smoothie so delicious. But the main reason you need a high-powered blender has to do more with science than flavor.

In order to make greens’ full spectrum of nutrition readily available to the body, the plant cell walls must be ruptured. When this happens, the nutrients encased inside the plant cells are released, increasing your body’s ability to absorb and benefit from those nutrients.

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You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups organic mixed greens (baby kale, collard greens, spinach)
  • 3 persian cucumbers
  • 1 cup of parsley (stemmed)
  • 1 ½ cups soy, hemp, rice, almond or coconut milk (what’s your fav?)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 organic apples (cored)
  • ½ lemon (remove seeds)
  • 3-4 cubes of ice

Add water to reach desired consistency.

Fun, Flavorful Extras

Add your own twist to the recipe by adding fresh ginger, cinnamon, or nutmeg. Want it sweeter? Try maple syrup, agave, dates or honey. For more fiber and protein try adding flax meal, wheat germ, chia seeds, hemp meal, or flax seeds.

You’re only limited by your own creativity and there’s no right or wrong.

Instructions

  1. Add lighter ingredients first like leafy greens, parsley followed by apples, cucumbers, lemon and ice
  2. Add liquid ingredients (soy milk, water, etc)
  3. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 8. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  4. Stop machine and remove lid. Add any fun, flavorful extras (see above)
  5. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Start with a 16 oz serving and work your way up to 24 ounces or more each day. You should immediately notice that the ultimate green smoothie makes you feel more full, making it easier to avoid snacking throughout the day.

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Bottom line? The ultimate green smoothie tastes amazing and it’s easy to digest while offering maximum nutrition. It’s a fast, easy source of cleansing fiber, protein building amino acids, and immunity-bolstering antioxidants. Tell us what you think and send us your smoothie pics via our Facebook page!

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This Waitress Made a Beautiful Gesture Towards Customers Who Had Just Lost Their Baby

Jun 30, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Debbie and Shaun Riddle eat at West Side Cafe in Fort Worth, Texas pretty regularly.

They hadn’t stopped by in over a month, however, so they were a little surprised when their server, Kayla Lane, remembered them when they stopped in for a bite to eat recently.

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They made small talk, and Kayla asked about their infant daughter Glory, who she recalled seeing during their last visit…

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Image via: Facebook

But she didn’t realize that, sadly, Glory had passed away in her sleep from an unknown cause only a few short weeks ago.

And when the grieving parents told her what had happened, she felt terrible, she told CBS:

I’m like, ‘Oh gosh, I made them remember!’ even though it’s going through their minds all day, every day.

Determined to do something for the family to make up for her faux-pas, Kayla did the only thing she could think of: she picked up their check.

12 Vegan Cookbooks That Everyone Needs In Their Kitchen

Jun 26, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

A lot of people turn up their noses at the mention of vegan food, but you know what? Vegan food is simply food (and delicious food at that) except it doesn’t contain animal products.

These cookbooks show that plant-based meals are not only nutritious and delicious enough to win over vegans and carnivores alike, but also easy, affordable, and accessible.

Get Glowing

Based off the hugely popular, award-winning blog Oh She Glows, Angela Liddon brings the same recipes featuring animal-free recipes and drool-worthy photography from her blog to the cookbook that will please both vegans and omnivores.

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Via: Amazon.com

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The 48 Best ‘Before’ Moments in Infomercial History

Jun 25, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

23 Awesome Food Tattoos That Turn Food Into Permanent Works of Art

Jun 25, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Do you love food? I mean, really, really love food so much that you would permanently proclaim that love somewhere on your body, much like an expiration date on a container of yogurt?

For these people, the answer was a resounding “Yes, I’ll take a side of ink along with that needle — to go.”

He literally has breakfast on the brain.

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Via: Foodbeast

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