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Smoothies are such a great way to pack in protein during the morning rush or right before or after a workout. They're simple to make, delicious and portable -- what more could you want? But, the problem is, you get tired of blending the same old protein smoothie recipes day after day. We're here to shake up your smoothie schedule with these healthy, delicious and interesting creations. Banana-Oat Protein Smoothie A dose of potassium from the bananas will help protect your heart and aid with calcium absorption. Drink this before a strenuous workout to sustain your blood sugar. It also has a delicious, mellow flavour with the vanilla, honey and cinnamon. 2 scoops Tera's Organic Bourbon Vanilla Whey Protein 2 tablespoons rolled oats 1 tablespoon pre-soaked chia seeds* 2 bananas 1 cup unsweetened almond milk ½ cup cold water 1 teaspoon honey ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 4 ice cubes *To soak the chia seeds, place in a jar or bowl and add...

Do your kids run away when you whip out the toothbrush? Is it more like pulling teeth than brushing teeth? For some reason, brushing their teeth is one of those activities that many kids aren't that keen on. But a good tooth-brushing routine is important to help kids combat tooth decay and develop a lifetime of good oral hygiene.

First things first, I’m not really a lazy parent…more like a busy parent. Of course, all parents are busy, so that’s not news. And I am by no means an expert, just a parent doing the best she can at organizing my kid. My son is seven. HE is lazy. Well, not so much lazy as distractible. Busy. Easily bored. Not interested in the details. Essentially he’s a normal seven year-old boy. But a normal seven year old boy and a highly type-A personality mom don’t mix well -- we’re kind of like oil and water -- at least when it comes to organization. So we’ve developed a few really great organizational skills/tools to get him – and keep him – organized at home, at sports practices and at school.

Think baking soda is just for baking? Think again, young Jedi. Although sodium bicarbonate (baking soda by any other name smells as sweet) gets a rise out of our baked goods, but it also works with force for all-around-the-house clean ups and (lots) more. Don’t know where to start? Here are 50 amazing ways that baking soda can help around the house. And, if after reading this list if you don't want to make some of these items yourself, you can easily purchase some great pre-formulated, baking soda-based products like mouthwash, toothpastes and tooth powderssurface cleanerdeodorant and even dog shampoo.

It’s starting to feel as though Spring is surfacing...and all of a sudden, we've been bit by the spring cleaning bug! As much as we love getting our homes back in tip-top shape, we never quite know where to start. Since it looks like our house could use some serious freshening up, we've decided to kick things off with these eight don't miss spots.