Boost your smoothie power

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Transport yourself from New Orleans to a tropical paradise while boosting your nutrient intake. Try a pineapple ginger smoothie after a workout to boost your antioxidant intake. For thousands of years, Arabic, Indian, and Asian healers prized ginger as food and medicine. Ginger has amazing healing properties like reducing pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and cramps. Try it after an intense cycling and yoga class to boost your recovery time!

Pineapple Ginger Smoothie Recipe:

INGREDIENTS
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 cup pineapple juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup ice (if using fresh pineapple)
1/8 teaspoon stevia or sweetener (optional)
Squeeze of fresh lime juice (optional)

DIRECTIONS
Blend pineapple, ginger, yogurt, pineapple juice, cinnamon, and ice (if using fresh pineapple).



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Everyone is talking about holistic health. At higherpower we are all about fostering a connection between mind, body, and spirit. Bringing a focus to the foods you eat everyday is a quick way to achieve fitness goals even faster. There's so many ways to incorporate healthy foods into your day for speed up achieve ment of your mental and physical goals. 

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Fill up on flavor using spiralized veggie pasta to boost your nutrient intake and save on calories. A spiralizer costs about $10 and can be used on carrots, zucchini, or butternut squash. Substituting veggies can save over 150 calories per cup of pasta, which adds up to great results! Plus you get even more benefits like antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Check out 12 great recipes here.

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