Healthy Throat Quenchers!


Making mixtures of belly burners, energy boosters, party favors, always sounds delicious and innovative. Knowing what ingredients to add in your drink is the tricky part. Instead of throwing a bunch of fruits or vegetables in the blender try a few DIY beverages that specifically targets what you are aiming for.
For the early birds with A.M shifts with little to no time for breakfast should indulge in a Banana & Strawberry Breakfast on the Go Drink. With servings of two this drink is low in fat and sodium and does not contain diary. All you will need is:
1 Large Banana
1 cup (approx 10) frozen or fresh strawberries (if using fresh berries ADD ICE)
½ pear, skin on
1 tablespoons Psyllium Husks (if you do not have this or cannot find you can always replace it with unprocessed bran or oat bran)
1 ½ cups orange or apple juice
For the weight-watchers and exercise lovers try drinking an energy boosting smoothie that contains coconut water, the most hydrating liquid known, and load it with veggies and fruits to promote blood flow. You can try Dr.Oz’s super energy smoothie. All you need is:
2 pints of cut up pineapple
2 pints of cut up watermelon
2 quarts of coconut water
1 bag of baby spinach
1 bag of frozen blueberries
2 green apples or 2 bananas
If you are throwing a party, there are some mix drinks that are healthier than others, and with the right ingredient in the blender you won’t hurt or damage your diet. As an alternative to drinking an original martini, try a healthier version by adding 2½ oz. of sour mix and ¾ oz. of sour apple liqueur and vodka each. This drink is called the sour-apple martini that is approximately 160 calories. For more fun add a slice of apple and you can enjoy a healthy cocktail.
Most if not all students cash tend to go to books or other expenses and simply do not have extra money for groceries. So, if you are not able to buy all these ingredients don’t sweat it. Coffee and tea, especially green tea, are just as healthy without adding any sweeteners. And you can never go wrong with drinking a glass of water. Water that is safe is the best choice when it comes to healthy beverages. It is pure H2O that restores fluids and the removal of waste.
If you’re into the party scene and after a week of partying or “pigging” out try Dr. Oz’s 3-Day Detox Cleanse. This detox is said to help replenish your body and eliminate harmful toxins for only $16 a day!
For your breakfast drink (Day 1) you will need:
1 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed
1 Cup Raspberries
1 Banana
¼ Cup Spinach
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
2 teaspoons of Lemon Juice
1 Cups Ice (less if using frozen fruit)
For your lunch drink (Day 2) you will need:
½ Cup Almond Milk
4 Celery Stalks
1 Cucumber
1 Cup Kale
½ Green Apple
½ Lime
1 Cup Pineapple
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
2 Cups Ice
And for your dinner (Day 3) you will need:
1 ½ Cups Coconut Water
½ Cup Mango
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Kale (2 stalks minus stems)
¼ Avocado
¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (1/2 large lemon)
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed (ground preferred)
2 Cups Ice (less if using frozen fruit)
Keep in mind that each drink is a different day, and for more information on the benefits of Dr.Oz 3 day detox cleanse you can click on the link below:

Making healthy a DIY beverage is a blend of fun, healthy and nutritious benefits!


When the gym isn’t an option, where do you go?

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When you don’t feel comfortable enough to work out around others, where do you work-out? Your room. You don’t need a big space to make big moves and to get big results. You just need to know what exercises to do.

“I do P90X ab ripper DVD. I just watch the videos online and do them next to my bed,” one college senior said.
Other exercises you can do in a smaller atmosphere are push-ups and squats. Strength exercises with resistant bands are great workouts as well.
College student, Brandon Haygood explained one of his exercises he does with resistant bands, “I ordered a pair of resistant bands and do overhead presses where I stand over the center of the band with feet shoulder-width apart. I grip each handle, then press straight up, rotating my palms while extending my arms. Then I lower back down slowly and do it again.”
Doing leg extensions, front squats and pull aparts with the resistant band can also be done in your room.
Small equipment like resistant bands, dumbbells, and ab wheels are perfect for dorms. They’re portable and easy to store. And they help with some of the exercises that target specific parts of your body.
You can also find a full detailed list of exercises you can do online.
To tone your legs and butts, squats are the go to exercise for most if not all. Some even take on the 100 squats for 30 days challenge and are amazed with their results. If you like a bit of a challenge, adding dumbbells to your routine increases results and resistance.
If you don’t have any workout equipment, try not to sweat it, because you don’t necessarily need any. Your body is a work out equipment itself. You can always find space to do jumping jacks, to help you improve the time it takes to recover intense workouts and elevate your metabolism for about an hour which some people are not aware of. Push-ups and crunches are another workout you can do in a small place. To take your push-ups to the next level try doing the Spiderman pushups where you bend your elbows out to the side and lift one foot off the floor, bending the knee to the side up to hip level.
“Most of the time when I’m in the gym, I’m doing drills with just my body anyway. So I find working out in my room a lot easier,” another student said.
Push-ups, squats, and crunches are only a few to thousands of workouts that you don’t need a machine or gym to do. You can do them in the comfort of your own dorm room.