3 Smoothie Boosters You Need to Try

These special ingredients will take your smoothie to the next level.

3 Smoothie Boosters You Need to Try

Smoothies make a great breakfast, snack, lunch, or dessert any day of the week. They’re quick and easy to make and offer a foolproof way to eat more fruits, vegetables, and even legumes. Power up your smoothie repertoire with these smart smoothie boosters that will energize and support your body from the inside out.

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The Smoothie Booster for Satiety

Is your 7 a.m. breakfast smoothie keeping you going until noon? Make sure you’re including nutrient-dense ingredients in your smoothie recipes, such as white beans, which will satisfy you all morning long. White beans provide a boost of protein and fiber and because they’re also a low-glycemic ingredient, they can help lower your blood sugar response for both your morning and afternoon meals. The beans have a neutral taste and add an extra creaminess to any shake. Give them a try in this banana and white bean smoothie.

More: How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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