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JANUARY 2019 PUBLISHER

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It's a New Year and a New Me! JANUARY MARKS THE BEGINNING OF NOT ONLY A NEW CALENDAR YEAR BUT ALSO THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SETTING PERSONAL GOALS. Perhaps you’ve resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer more in your community. Whatever your goals may be, we hope the people, places, recipes and tips and tricks in this issue will inspire you to focus on wellness in the new year. And while diet and exercise are vital to your physical health, overall wellness includes your mental and financial health as well. This month, we at Vinings Lifestyle encourage you to live your best life by taking care of yourself both inside and out. We asked local experts for their advice, found ways to help you be your best and peeked in on Campbell High Schools Dancing with the Stars fundraiser. Thanks for reading, Vinings. Happy New Year!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2019

FEATURES 12 Healthy Finances Taxes Don’t Have to Be Taxing

22 Campbell High Dances with the Stars

26 New Year’s (re)Solutions From “Going to” to Ongoing

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34 Drink to Your Health PB&J Smoothie

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Financial Buzz

22 Back Stage 26 Healthy Lifestyle 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Culinary Creations


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Anime Weekend Atlanta Anime Weekend Atlanta broke down the walls like a Titan. Cobb Galleria was full of Otakus taking pictures of each other in their favorite cosplay. Vinings Lifestyle Junior Reporters Chloe McClure and Carrie Ashe are the authorities on anime and had fun reporting for Vinings Lifestyle.

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1. Junior Reporters Carrie Ashe and Chloe McClure as a scout from Attack on Titan | 2. Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond and Yellow Diamond from Steven Universe | 3. Vampire Todoroki and Deku from My Hero Academia | 4. Sans from Undertale | 5. Ciel from Black Butler | 6. Family fun | 7. Ninjas invading Cobb Galleria 8

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EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. (formerly South Cobb Homeschoolers) has joined with the  South Cobb Regional Library  to host the Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local educational resources and workshops for the community as well as for parents of any school-aged child. This event is free and will feature door prizes, local exhibitors as well as workshops. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road Southwest, Mableton

NEW TO THE BATTERY ATLANTA IN 2019 An outdoors store, an escape room, a nail salon and a 9,000-square-foot virtual-reality experience center are all scheduled to open this year at the Battery Atlanta. The VOID, a virtual reality center, will be opening a 9,000-square-foot space on Battery Avenue, adjacent to the Coca-Cola Roxy. Guests will experience state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects that include touch and smell.  Rock/Creek, a Chattanooga-based outdoors store, will be taking over a  17,000-square-foot space inside the Battery Atlanta. It is expected to become their flagship store.  The Escape Game  will be occupying a 5,000-square-foot space and will feature rooms that will require teamwork in order to beat the 60-minute clock and escape the room.  Allure Nail Bar will be located next to Select Shades, in a 3,100-square-foot space, and will feature the latest advances in beauty care. 

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ABOUT 80 MILES EAST OF NASHVILLE, AMONG THE

Or, it could be the man of the hour himself—whose name

WINDING ROADS OF PUTNAM COUNTY, TENNESSEE,

appears throughout his home of Cookeville, from the road that

BETWEEN A BRICK HOUSE AND AN OLD RED BARN,

was named after him (though his dad may joke otherwise) to the

THERE’S A GRAVEL ROAD. It’s easy to miss in the expanse

city limits signs proudly displaying his accomplishment as the

of rolling hills that, in the fall, are colored in leaves of fiery

four-time Fittest Man on Earth: CrossFit legend Rich Froning.

reds, yellows and oranges seemingly from the sunset of a

If you know anything about competitive CrossFit, you

dream. And good luck picking the right one—the rural area

know Rich Froning. You know that he won four back-to-

full of history and a picture of the South is chock-full of them.

back individual CrossFit Games championships from 2011 to

But when you manage to find it and make it just far

2014. You likely know that he won the worldwide Open three

enough up the hill that you feel like you should turn around,

consecutive years. And, if you’ve caught “Froning: The Fittest

you’ll be there—though, it’s a toss-up of who you’ll be

Man in History,” the 2015 documentary, you’ve intimately fol-

greeted by first.

lowed his uncertain path to a fourth-straight CrossFit Games

It could be Mat Fraser, the three-time CrossFit Games Champion and reigning individual champ, heading home from a morning workout.

championship as a husband and new father. But what you can’t truly know until you’ve met Rich, who was raised just up the hill from where he and his

It could be Tia-Clair Toomey, the Queensland, Australia,

wife, Hillary, currently live just outside of Cookeville, is

native and two-year reigning CrossFit Games Individual

the pure humility and hospitality the Michigan-born,

Women Champion, doing a sled push on the outer side of

Southern-raised lifelong athlete—who has since traded

the property’s custom-built barn gym.

in competing individually for family time and lower-pres-

It could be Gilligan, the 7-year-old black lab; or Gipper, the

sure team competitions—exudes.

4-year-old Goldendoodle; you can find frolicking around the

In 2010, Rich hit rock bottom, quite literally, with a

picturesque landscape (but whatever you do, Mat warns—

second-place showing in the CrossFit Games. Unable to

laughing, but serious—do not throw the golf ball or rock

complete the formidable rope climb, Rich fell—a moment

Gipper is carrying, or else you’ll be indebted to him for all the

he’ll say marked a pivotal turning point in his professional

games of fetch until the end of time).

career and served as an eye-opening metaphor to his life.

TO RICH’S 16

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CONTINUED >

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THE ROAD TO RICH’S

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(CON TI N U ED)


Photo by Kelsey Hawkins Photography

“I wasn’t willing to sacrifice being a dad.” “My major downfall was falling off the rope and trying to fig-

“Stepping away from the individual side, that had to happen.

ure out who I was and what I was doing this for,” Rich says over

When I was in individual, I was so fixated on competing at the

the sound of weights dropping through his CrossFit Mayhem

highest level—which you have to be to be the best in the world

team’s midday workout. “It really brought my faith back into

at anything,” Rich says. “There was no balance in my life, and I

perspective and showed me that CrossFit isn’t what defines

saw that. When we were going to have Lakelyn, I was like, ‘you

me—it’s Christ and my faith. And that’s why I got the tattoo

know what, either my fitness and me competing at that level

Galatians 6:14—it really put everything into perspective.”

is going to have to give or me being a dad.’ I wasn’t willing to

In the midst of preparing for his 2014 competition, Rich became

sacrifice being a dad.”

a father for the first time when he and Hillary adopted their now

Rich and Hillary now have three adopted children: Lakelyn;

4-year-old daughter, Lakelyn—an event that had a large impact

Trice, whose full name is Richard III; and Harper Violet,

on his decision to remove himself from individual competition.

Lakelyn’s biological sister.

CONTINUED >

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THE ROAD TO RICH’S

(CON TI N U ED)

“[Having Lakelyn] was a complete 180, and now every time I have a kid it switches in a different direction—in a good direction,” he continues. “My mindset 100 percent switched when we had Lakelyn. And when we had Trice. And then a third time when we had Violet—in good directions. It’s made me more well-rounded. Balance is hard; to be the best at anything, you can’t really be balanced. Now I’m trying to be the best father and husband I can be. It’s a good challenge; it’s fun.” Rich found some of that seemingly unattainable balance through his transition to team competitions, which have allowed him more of an opportunity to think about training while he’s training and to not think about training while he isn’t. “I get to be present in my life,” he says. “[In individual], even when I was doing other things, I was still thinking about what I needed to do, what I was missing out on. “Competing as an individual for me, I got burnt out,” he continues. “It’s been fun the last couple of years to be able to compete with a team. You push harder when you know somebody else is counting on you, and seeing how hard they push and what they sacrifice makes you want to do the same for them.” Outside of the gym, Rich now spends much of his time using his experience as a CrossFit champion and exercise science degree from Tennessee Tech creating online programming for his gym, CrossFit Mayhem, which is located on Rich Froning Way.

“Winning championships is great, but it’s like the next year somebody else wins...I enjoyed that, but I don’t want that to be what defines me. I want to be known as a good husband, a good father.” Among them are Mayhem Compete, a program for those beginning to take competition seriously or who want to take their fitness to the next level; Mayhem Masters, a program for competitive athletes ages 35-70; What’s Rich Doing, a program offering exactly what Rich is doing every day; Mayhem 60, a complete 60-minute workout for anyone with a garage gym; and M30, a short 30-minute workout designed for someone who travels or wants to work out at home with no access to equipment. Looking toward the future, Rich is in pursuit of moving forward. “Winning championships is great, but it’s like the next year somebody else wins so it’s always different,” Rich says. “I enjoyed that, but I don’t want that to be what defines me. I want to be known as a good husband, a good father. Moving forward [is important] for sure—not getting caught up in one thing that’s stuck—you’ve got to always be thinking about what’s next and what [you] need to do to grow as a person.” For more information about CrossFit Mayhem, access to Rich’s online programs or the opportunity to train alongside him in Cookeville, visit CrossFitMayhem.com. 20

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Campbell High Dances with the Stars CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL WILL PRESENT THE DANCING

A LETTER FROM JEFF HUTSON,

WITH THE STARS SMYRNA EVENT AND FUNDRAISER

THE CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:

BENEFITING THE CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC

Campbell Community,

DEPARTMENT. Nine local stars and their professional dance

I want to personally thank those who have already dedicated

instructors will take the stage of the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

countless hours to get this program underway. Thank you to the

to perform exciting routines guaranteed to bring down the house!

participants and support staff for your commitment to making

Two teams will emerge as champions of the People’s Choice and

sure the event will be a success.

Judge’s Choice Awards, but Campbell High School will be the

Our athletic program is extremely excited for the opportunity to

big winner. Funds raised through this event will impact Smyrna

fulfill a longtime need on campus. For years, our coaches have uti-

youth by helping to fund a new high school weight room and

lized an undersized, less-than-adequate weight room to train our

much-needed enhancements and improvements for several

student-athletes. We have saved for the past three years and have

sports programs at the school.

a great start on funding a large-scale, professionally designed

Drum roll, please! Introducing this year’s cast!

facility, which is capable of effectively training full teams in a single session. As you can imagine, it will be quite expensive.

HOST: Chris Morgan

Please join us as we seek to “finish the drill” on funding a weight room that is sure to make our community, school and

STARS: Scott Andrews, Maryline Blackburn, Sgt. Louis

athletic program proud. Our intention was to create an event

Defense, Christopher Gagnier, Paul Gillihan, Andre Gomez, Eric

that would be fun for all and would allow for individual sports’

Homansky, Elaine Isley, Lisha Wood

programs to benefit while the athletic program as a whole benefits. We believe that Dancing with the Stars Smyrna is

JUDGES: Max Bacon, Kim Fields, Julie Piekarski, Raynel Ruffin

that event. Every dollar generated for the athletic program will help to fund our new facility. Our goal is to have equipment

Learn more about the cast, vote for your favorite team and purchase tickets at DWTSSmyrna.com. Lots of fun, laughs and serious dancing is going to take place, so come out and have some fun, Smyrna-Vinings!

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ordered by the first of the year and have student-athletes working in the new facility this spring. Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to see you on finale night!


01 Kim Fields, Judge | 02 Raynel Ruffin, Judge | 03 Mayor Max Bacon, Judge | 04 Julie Piekarski, Judge | 05 Sgt. Louis Defense, Star | 06 Andre Gomez, Star

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DO YOU HAVE A

TAX PROBLEM? Former IRS Chief Counsel Attorney Cal Bomar

Bomar Law Firm,

LLc

• TAX LAW • • AUDITS • • TAX LITIGATION • • OFFER IN COMPROMISE • IRS FRESH START PROGRAM • WHAT: Dancing with the Stars Smyrna

• TAX RELIEF •

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. WHERE: Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at Cobb Civic Center TWO WINNERS: There will be two winning stars (teams) this year: the Judges'

CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ABOUT YOUR CASE:

Choice and the People’s Choice (overall fundraising winner)

For more information, contact Tammy Johnson, Campbell High School community relations, at tammy.johnson@

404-841-6561 BOMARLAWFIRM.COM

cobbk12.org or 678.842.6850 x021. January 2019 | Vinings Lifestyle

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ARTICLE FLAVIA TELES | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

New Year's (re)Solutions FROM “GOING TO” TO ONGOING

2018 CAME AND WENT, MUCH LIKE THOSE CALORIC HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS THAT NO LONGER LOITER AROUND IN THE FRIDGE. Then so it is, with a renewed feeling of resolve for a better year onward, we yet again vow—for “realsies” this time— to follow through with our new year’s pledges.  For better chances of success this year, identify what you can do to improve your life on your own, what you cannot achieve without the assistance of others  and how to bring your goals to fruition.  Change is a gradual process that requires consistency and time. Increase your chances of adhering to your goals by using these basic steps:

1. SET SPECIFIC GOALS.   Set manageable and specific goals for yourself. If you want to exercise regularly, set a number of days and an amount of time that is reasonable to you as a starting point.  Do not overwhelm yourself; start small and increase your workout as you build more endurance later on.     

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2. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR GOALS AND EVALUATE THEM.                 Document, and if possible, measure your progress.  If the goal is losing weight, determine a sensible amount you would like to lose per month and overall outcome in a realistic time frame.  Steadily  implement your chosen exercise regimen and keep track using a health journal. Do the same with your diet. When you do the right things, the pounds do come off—unless, of course, there is a health issue that warrants medical attention.  Notetaking raises self-awareness about your exercise and diet habits, your weight management progress, and it helps you evaluate what is working and what isn't. Eventually, you will recognize where to keep pushing and where to ease up if the plan gets overly ambitious. Keeping track helps you stay on track. 

3. PERSEVERE If you work hard and still fall short of accomplishing your ultimate goal, do not beat yourself up over it.  It may take more time for you to reach your objective.  The most important thing is that you are closer to your targeted result than you were when you got started.  You have learned from your mistakes. Not quitting is a victory in itself.  

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”   –Abraham Lincoln

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

(CON TI N U ED)

HOTWORX class

For Fitness: HOTWORX HOTWORX is expected to be open soon in Smyrna sometime in February or thereafter. This fitness studio will offer you eight saunas in two types of workouts: HIIT and isometrics.  The 15-minute row and spin HIIT classes consist of two saunas with row machines and two additional saunas with spin bikes.  The 30-minute isometrics classes include yoga, pilates, resistance band training  and more.  For people  with either high or low blood pressure, it is recommended to consult a doctor before beginning an infrared exercise routine. Designed to surpass the typical hot yoga experience, it allows members to exercise at their own convenience anytime in a 24-hour, unlimited access, monthly membership studio where classes will be conducted by virtual instructors on a TV inside each sauna.  There will be also a non-heated “FX Zone” mini-gym environment supplied with dumbbells, kettlebells, TRX straps, battle ropes and more.  You can enjoy the detoxing health benefits of an infrared heated workout followed by a soothing shower and have other aspects of self-care addressed, such as nutrition products available on-site. HOTWORX’ Smyrna owner, Ashley Inglese, is offering great introductory rates for pre-sale packages prior to the studio’s launching.  Opening soon at Shops at Silver Comet: 4624 Camp Highland Road SE, Suite 100, Smyrna, 678.293.5468, HOTWORX.net/SouthCobb 

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For Kids: JITTERBUG PERFORMING ARTS If part of your plans to improve quality of life includes providing a creative outlet in a nurturing environment for your children (babies to pre-teens), Jitterbug Performing Arts is a marvelous choice. Their diverse programs encourage imaginative self-expression and socialization through musical theater; performance, improv, dance, musical instrument and vocal lessons; year-round break and summer camps; birthday parties; drop-in classes; private coaching; and many fun events throughout the year. There are also opportunities for parents to participate in Mommy & Me and baby-wearing classes.       1125 Concord Road SE, Smyrna, 678.424.1256, JitterbugPerformingArts.com


Be outdoors

For Well-Being The

Merriam-Webster

dictionary

defines well-being as “the state of being happy, healthy or prosperous,” but it is up to you to define what that means in your life. We propose simple actions that can raise your spirits and contribute to personal fulfillment:            + Be outdoors + Create romantic moments + Spend time with family and friends + Make time for relaxation + Prioritize professional happiness + Learn a new skill

Aladdin Jr. show Jitterbug Performing Arts

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JANUARY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

10-13

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2019 PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE ATLANTA BOAT SHOW

2019 ATLANTA 400 BASEBALL FAN CLUB WINTER BANQUET

FREE ENTRANCE DAYS IN THE NATIONAL PARKS

The 2019 Progressive Insurance

The Atlanta 400 Baseball Fan Club

Enjoy Free

Atlanta Boat Show returns Jan.

will hold its annual winter banquet

the

10-13, bringing more than 700 boats

and fundraiser. The event includes

Chattahoochee

and more for the biggest and best

a gala reception, a silent auction

Recreation Area, in honor of Martin

in boating. Ages 13 and up: $15 at

and a raffle of Braves memorabilia

Luther King Jr. Day.

box office; Youth 12 and under: free

along with the awards dinner and

(with a paid adult)

program. Further details and regis-

Georgia World Congress Center

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LUMIERE LOUNGE PIANO BAR NIGHTS

Earl Smith Strand Theatre

As you sink into a plush couch or join a friend at a café table, the modern world seems to drift away

Marriott Northwest at Galleria

Chattahoochee River National Recreation

tration info for the 2019 Gameboree will be posted on ATL400.org. All baseball fans are invited to attend. Save the date!

Entrance

National

in

including

River

National

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Enjoy free admission to the Atlanta

MLK MARCH AND RALLY

Luther King Jr. Day. Featuring

History Center and Atlanta History Center Midtown in honor of Martin

Downtown Atlanta

special

as classic silent films quietly flicker

Martin Luther King Jr., March and

ing the contributions and stories

programming

in the background while a live

Rally assembles at 1:15 p.m. at

of African-Americans in Atlanta,

pianist plays. The Lumière Lounge

Peachtree Street and Baker Street, and

Atlanta

features specialty cocktails made

the march begins at 1:45 p.m. Free.

enjoy immersive museum theater

History

highlight-

Center

guests

with local Hometown Honey in

performances and inspiring activ-

addition to a full bar.

ities for all ages.

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Smyrna’s Historic Venues

CRACKED HEELS?

Located in the beautiful 10-acre Taylor-Brawner Park at 3180 Atlanta Road Brawner Hall (circa 1910) and the Taylor-Brawner House (circa 1890) offer a unique destination for memorable meetings and events. And, introducing the Reed House (circa 1910) located on 3.5 acres at 3080 Atlanta Road.

All venues are approximately 2 miles from I-285/Paces Ferry Road exit

For more information: BrawnerHall@smyrnaga.gov or 678-631-5545

Do you know that dry cracked heels are common skin condition especially in winter? Dry cracked heel can lead to infection and make walking very painful. Here are few things you can do to beat cracked heels:

Home Remedy For Cracked Heels

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When a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school.

W W W. C H A R I T Y WAT E R . O R G

• Soak your feet in warm to hot water for 15-20 minutes • Scrub heels with pumice stone, scrubbing off dry dead skin • Marinate feet and heel in Vaseline petroleum jelly while feet are still wet, wait a minute or two, and then put on a pair of socks overnight. • If heels are deeply cracked and bleeding, make sure you contact your podiatrist in other to prevent infection and avoid further ulceration • It is very important to hydrate your skin especially your feet and heels in the winter months After following these steps, a noticeable difference in the smoothness of your heels should be the result. Repeat steps over the next 7 night. If desirable result not attained, call, Choice Podiatry Center. Other underlying conditions such as dry athlete foot might require professional attention of your podiatrist.

CALL US TODAY! (770) 702-8723 choicepodiatrycenter.com 4500 W. Village Pl., Suite 2003, Smyrna

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

CHINESE ACROBATS OF HEBEI

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Acrobats of Hebei China are a “mustsee”

production

that

combines

Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props and

beautiful

soundtrack.

Ranging in ages from 19 to 25 and

trained from childhood in acrobatics, they are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.

WellStar Vinings Health Park

4441 Atlanta Road, Suite 204, Smyrna, GA 30080

GIGeorgia.com

25-27

GROUNDHOG JUGGLERS FESTIVAL Yaarab Shrine Center

You'll find jugglers, unicyclists, hoop-

1-888-MYCOLON

ers, kendama, live music and family fun for all ages. The juggling competition for the famous PHIL award happens Saturday at 2 p.m. Ask at the registration table if you'd like a free juggling lesson.

A Simple Thing That Can Save A Life Colonoscopy is recommended by the American Cancer Society, the US Preventative Services Task Force, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Kunjal Gandhi

Dr. Francisco Cardenas

Dr. Priti Pandya

Dr. Subodh Lal

We are always accepting submissions for events you'd like to see included

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CULINARY CREATIONS ARTICLE ALLYSON BALZUWEIT, MPH, RD

D r i n k to Yo u r H e a lt h PB&J SMOOTHIE THE KEY TO A SMOOTHIE THAT IS HEALTHY, FILLING AND EQUALLY DELICIOUS  IS TO BE  SURE TO INCLUDE ADEQUATE PROTEIN, HEALTHY FAT AND FIBER.  Unfortunately, most commercial brands are loaded with added sugar, which offsets the health benefits and causes blood sugar levels to soar.  Get back on track in the new year with this delicious breakfast smoothie that’s loaded with protein, fat, fiber and nutrients and will keep you going all morning long. The natural sugars from ripe fruit add the perfect amount of sweetness.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Allyson Balzuweit has more than 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian, working in a variety of settings providing nutrition counseling and education to individuals and groups with a multitude of nutrition needs. She enjoys helping others embrace a healthy and realistic approach to eating through a positive and solution-based approach. To learn more about how she can help you meet your nutrition and health goals, contact her at allysonbalzuweit@aol.com.

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PB&J SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS

+ 1 banana + 1 cup frozen berries + 2 tablespoons peanut butter + 1 3/4 cups unsweetened milk (or plant-based milk alternative) + 2 tablespoons chia or flax seeds DIRECTIONS

Combine banana, frozen berries, peanut butter, milk and chia or flax seeds. Blend until smooth and add ice, blending to desired consistency. Yields 2 generous servings. This would also  be a great after-school or before-sports snack for kids of all ages!


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