My name is Ellis Francis and I have been a personal fitness trainer, sports nutritionalist and health and fitness advisor for over 25 years.  I am the lead health and fitness advisor at https://awellnessbody.com.
blue chia seed pudding in glasses topped with berries

How to Make Blue Chia Pudding

Are you looking for a snack that is gluten free, paleo friendly, and completely vegan? Blue chia pudding is a great snack to have in between meals, as a dessert, or to serve as your breakfast. It’s not just compatible with a lot of different diets, but it’s also rich in nutrients.

They say food that’s good for you often doesn’t taste very good, but blue chia pudding is the exception.

What Is Blue Chia Pudding?

Blue chia pudding contains blue spirulina and chia seeds combined with plant milk to make a completely vegan and dairy free dish.

You may think that a lightly colored pudding like this has a ton of dairy, but it doesn’t have to if you’re using plant milk as a substitute. This dish can also be made with regular dairy milk, but it’s not necessary.

It tastes just as good with plant milk.

One thing I really like about this dish is that it only takes a few minutes to make and there is very little cleanup for you to do afterwards.

It’s a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which are good for your heart. It’s also rich in minerals protein, and fiber. That’s why I say it makes a good breakfast, because it can be very nourishing and filling.

After you’ve had a serving of pudding, you may feel like you have energy for a while and may not need to eat for several hours.

One common misconception about this dish is that it uses food coloring, but that’s not necessary either. There are no artificial dyes used to make blue chia pudding or any food coloring. Yet, it still has a vibrant blue color, which is really fun, and your kids will probably love that.

What Is Blue Spirulina?

For those who have never had it, a description of spirulina can be a little bit off-putting. For people who are always looking for interesting healthy foods to try, spirulina may already be familiar to them. This is an algae that’s bluish green in color and is sourced from lakes and ponds.

Does blue spirulina have health benefits? It’s actually very nutrient rich and good for you. It’s a good source of antioxidants, so you may want to use it if you’re not feeling well or you want to prevent yourself from getting sick.

It’s also good for your digestive health and for maintaining proper blood pressure. You can use it to improve your energy levels as well. Blue spirulina is considered a superfood, so I could probably write an entire article on its health benefits.

The spirulina algae is typically a combination of blue and green colors, but to get the blue spirulina chia pudding look, the blue color has to be extracted from that.

This doesn’t add any manmade components to the dish or processes that dilute and detract from the nutrient value of spirulina.

When the blue color is extracted, it’s made into a powder. At that point, it has very little flavor, so it can be added to dishes like chia pudding without affecting the flavor.

That lets you create a flavor that’s pleasing to you and without worrying about the effect the spirulina algae is having on the taste profile.

How to Make Blue Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of blue spirulina powder
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened plant milk
  • 1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of Maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions:

  1. Put all of your ingredients into a bowl and combine them using a spoon. You know all your ingredients are combined once there’s no dry powder specks left or dry seeds.
  2. Allow the pudding to rest for 8 minutes, and then stir it again to get rid of any clumps that might be there.
  3. Put the pudding into a covered container and let it rest in the fridge for an hour. This will allow it to cool and thicken.
  4. Before serving the pudding, stir it once more. You want to make sure that you’re stirring the pudding really well, as you need to get rid of any dry seed pockets that could mess with the texture.
  5. You may need to prepare the coconut milk before you mix it with the other ingredients. For best results, put the can into a bowl of hot water to warm.
  6. Leave it there for 15 minutes and then shake the can well before opening it up. This helps to break the cream up that may appear on the top of the coconut milk. Once that’s broken down, it’s easier to mix everything together and combine it smoothly.

You can make some substitutions on this dish, changing out coconut milk for any other kind of plant-based milk. I use coconut milk because of how creamy it is, so other substitutes will make a thinner less rich dish.

You can also switch out the maple syrup for any kind of sweetener you like, like honey, and even mashed up banana works well.

How to Store Blue Chia Pudding

How do you store blue chia pudding to make sure it doesn’t go bad? It could be stored in the fridge for as long as four days, as long as it’s placed in an airtight container. A plastic or glass container work fine, and you can even put it into a jar for storage.

How to freeze blue chia pudding? If you follow the recipe I gave you above, you will have blue chia putting that can be stored in the freezer for as long as three months.

It can be stored in a freezer safe container of any kind, and then you can thaw it out at room temperature in about an hour. Before you serve it or eat it yourself, make sure you stir it thoroughly.

If there are any yogurt layers on your pudding (as some people do add yogurt to their dish), it should not be stored in the freezer.

How to Store Blue Spirulina

When you buy spirulina, it can be stored in an airtight bag at room temperature. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated until you open the bag. At that point, it should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

What Is the Difference between Black and White Chia Seeds?

You can choose between black or white chia seeds for this dish and many others, and you may be wondering if there is a benefit to using one color of chia seed over another.

The reality is that they both offer the same nutritional benefits and the same taste. You can use them interchangeably, but of course the black ones will be more visible.

Can You Use Dairy Milk Instead of Plant Milk?

You don’t have to stick with plant milk like almond or soy milk for this dish. You can use dairy milk instead if you’re not trying to make a vegan dish.

It works just the same, you can use the same amount. Your flavor profile will change slightly, but that’s probably what you’re looking for if you’re using dairy milk rather than a plant milk.

What If My Chia Pudding Is Too Thin?

If you’ve made the chia pudding according to the directions above and it still comes out too thin, you can fix it.

There are a few different ways you could fix it, like adding a thickening agent like cornstarch, or you could add some yogurt to it as well.

Probably the best way to thicken up chia pudding and keep the same flavor and texture is to add more chia seeds. As you mix these in, they’ll thicken the pudding, and you want to be careful about adding too much so that you’re pudding doesn’t become too thick.

Is Chia Pudding Good for You?

There are plenty of health benefits to chia pudding, and I’ve covered a lot of them earlier in this article. The high fiber content means it’s good for your digestive system.

The high protein content makes it good for helping you lose weight and feel full so you don’t feel like you need to eat as much.

There are also a lot of nutrients and minerals in this dish that are good for your overall health.

Can I Blend Chia Pudding in a Blender?

If you mix this dish by hand, it will have a thick, gel-like texture to it. It might come out a little thicker and heavier than you’re wanting, so blending it is a good option to help thin it out a little bit and make it creamier.

Just put your ingredients into the blender without mixing them or you can stir them together first and see how they turn out that way before adding them to the blender. Then, just cover the blender and process for about 30 seconds.

How to Prepare for Hot Yoga

Hot yoga takes yoga to the next level. It can be pretty intense, and some people have a lot of trouble with these sessions the first time they try them.

If you’re not sure what to expect and you’re wondering how the hot yoga session will go, we’ve got some preparation tips here for you.

We will show you how to prepare for hot yoga so that you won’t feel like you’re going in blind.

You can get a lot of benefits out of this type of workout, but it helps to be prepared and have the right gear and mindset.

How to Prepare for Your First Hot Yoga Class

You want to make sure that you wear appropriate clothes for hot yoga. You’re going to get hot and sweaty doing this workout session, and you can be miserable if your clothes are too heavy or if they don’t provide very good sweat wicking.

Choose clothes that are breathable, and consider something like nylon that is naturally providing sweat wicking for you.

Keep your layers to a minimum, and think more about how you’ll feel during the workout than how you look.

Even small changes in your clothing can make a difference. For example, you may want to sleeveless vest rather than a T-shirt. That little bit of fabric can make a difference in how hot and sweaty your armpits get as you work out.

You should find out if the hot yoga session has a footwear recommendation. Some of them will require you to be barefoot, and others may ask you to wear sneakers, socks, or some other footwear.

You can prepare for hot yoga by checking out videos of other sessions or peeking in on the hot yoga class before yours. See what people are wearing and how comfortable they look in those clothes.

A good cheat for finding out what to wear during hot yoga sessions is to look at the instructor. What is he or she wearing? That experienced trainer will know exactly what you want to be putting on before going into the session.

How to Prepare for Hot Yoga in the Morning

It’s tough to exercise first thing in the morning, but if that’s when your hot yoga class is, you might not have much choice. How do you prepare yourself so that you’re ready for an early morning workout session of hot yoga? We talked about how to prepare for your first hot yoga class, and the same rules apply.

The tips we will share with you here can be used for your first class as well as those early morning classes. In both cases, your body might not be fully prepared for what you’re about to do.

If you’re like most people, you don’t drink any liquids during the night. Some people get up throughout the night to have a drink, but most people sleep throughout the entire night without anything to drink.

If that’s the case with you, then your body is probably really dehydrated when you first wake up. Hot yoga is going to make you sweat and lose a lot of water weight. You’ll be burning off a lot of excess liquid, and you can get dehydrated very easily.

Make sure you drink plenty of water about 30 minutes before your hot yoga session. This gives you time to pee out what you need to so that you don’t feel like you need to stop and pee in the middle of your class.

You may think that you need to pack on a lot of carbs before your workout session, but it’s really best not to eat very much before you do hot yoga.

If you’re not careful about how much you eat ahead of time, you could get cramps or have an upset stomach. You can also make it difficult for you to do the stretches and other movements just because of how full you are.

If you feel like you need to eat something first thing in the morning before you start the hot yoga workout, then have a light snack.

Eat something that won’t be very filling and that won’t pass right through you afterwards. Try to avoid caffeine and other foods and beverages that could make you gassy or cause a bowel movement.

How To Prepare for a Hot Buti Yoga

Hot buti yoga is a type of hot yoga that’s supposed to help you feel good.

Do you ever feel absolutely wrecked and miserable after a workout? Maybe hot buti yoga is for you. With this kind of workout, you will be sweating, but you also shouldn’t feel completely exhausted, achy, and cramped afterwards.

Make sure you wear clothing that’s not going to be too heavy or cumbersome on you. You’ll be doing all sorts of different stretches, movements, and positions. You want to be able to be manoeuvrable for all of that.

As with regular hot yoga, make sure you hydrate ahead of time and don’t need a lot of food before your workout.

You should bring a towel and a yoga mat, because you’re going to be sweating plenty. You want to be able to keep from dripping everywhere as you head to the showers after your session.

Keep in mind that a shower might not be available right away, and you want to be able to dry up the sweat as much as possible.

It’s a good idea to wear undergarments that double as sportswear, because a lot of people strip off some of their workout clothes partway through this kind of yoga session. They get so hot and sweaty that they feel they need to take something off and give their body a little relief.

It’s not a bad idea to take a personal fan with you as well and extra water to drink. These will help you cool down and relax after your workout session.

Yoga is usually thought of as something relaxing and calming, but hot yoga is a whole other level.

green pistachio hummus in wooden bowl

How to Make Pistachio Hummus

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dish usually served as a dip. It’s often made using cooked chickpeas or garbanzo beans with sesame paste and something acidic like lemon juice added to give it bite.

This dish has been around for hundreds of years and more recently has had olive oil and garlic added as traditional ingredients.

Did you know that you could make hummus from pistachios, though? Pistachio hummus adds a new twist on this classic dish, changing up the flavor and taking it in a different direction than what you might be used to.

The pistachios are added to the dish rather than replacing any key ingredient, so you still get all the traditional flavors and components, but with something extra thrown in.

How to Make Pistachio Hummus

Most dips are fairly simple to make, requiring you to combine all of your ingredients in a blender or in some other way so that you can smooth them into a creamy texture.

Pistachio hummus isn’t much different, and I’ll share with you a fairly simple recipe to make it at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, completely drained and then rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pistachios
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup of water

Directions:

  1. Put half a cup of pistachios into a food processor along with half a cup of water and all of your olive oil.
  2. Run the food processor until your ingredients have formed a paste.
  3. Next, add in lemon juice, the rest of the water, garlic cloves, and chickpeas.
  4. Process until you have a thick, creamy paste that’s the right consistency for hummus. If you want a thinner hummus, add in some more water, only adding a little bit at a time.
  5. Add in 1/4 cup of chopped pistachios, as well as salt and pepper to taste.

You can serve your pistachio hummus immediately with chips, veggies, or something else to dip into the hummus. Or, you can chill the hummus first.

How To Store Pistachio Hummus

After you’re done serving the hummus, whatever is leftover should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. How long will pistachio hummus last in the fridge? If you’re storing it properly, it can last anywhere from 7 to 10 days.

If you leave the hummus out or there are temperature fluctuations in the fridge, it may go bad sooner. Look for signs that it may have gone bad before you use it again, like changes in color, flavor, or how it smells.

It’s okay to store hummus in the freezer, in a freezer safe bag or container. It can store the freezer for up to four months, however, but the longer you store it in the freezer, the less flavor it may have when you take it back out. To use the frozen hummus, place it into the fridge overnight to thaw it out completely.

If you buy your hummus from the store and just add pistachios to it to make your own version, that can last a bit longer. When you’re making a homemade hummus, though, it will only last about 7 to 10 days in the fridge.

Is Pistachio Hummus Good for You?

Hummus is a good source of nutrients, with a decent amount of protein and fiber and plenty of carbohydrates. That makes hummus kind of filling and a good source of long-term energy, but it’s also high in fat.

A serving of hummus that’s 100 grams will have nearly 10 grams of fat and about 170 calories. There are ways to make it even healthier, though it’s difficult to cut down the fat or calorie content of this dish.

Combining hummus with pistachios is a good idea if you want to improve the nutritional benefits. Pistachios are rich in fiber and are a good source of unsaturated fat. That unsaturated fat means it’s good for your cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure.

If you want to have healthy cholesterol levels and keep your fat in check, eating foods that are high in unsaturated fat like pistachios is a good option.

Pistachios are also an excellent source of protein, and the high fiber content means that they can help you feel full and not have hunger cravings as much.

If you’re looking to keep your weight under control or lose weight, having pistachio hummus as part of your regular diet is a good option.

Pistachios are also really good for your digestive health, promoting good bacteria and great gut health. That can help fight problems like indigestion, constipation, upset stomach, diarrhea, and other digestive issues.

How to Make Lentil Pistachio Hummus

Hummus is usually made from cooked chickpeas, but it can be made with lentils instead. This is a new twist on an old dish, but it’s one you may fall in love with quickly. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of toasted pistachios
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 clove of grated garlic
  • 1 cup of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 cup of cooked lentils, with liquid included
  • 2 teaspoons of ground coriander

Directions:

  1. Put the pistachios into a food processor and pulse until they are chopped fine.
  2. Add lemon juice, garlic, coriander, salt, water, and olive oil to the food processor as well and pulse.
  3. Finally, add in parsley and lentils and pulse again until your ingredients reach the right consistency for hummus.

Before serving your lentil pistachio hummus, check the flavor and see if it needs any additional salt or maybe a little black pepper for seasoning.

If it doesn’t have enough bite, you can always add a little more lemon juice to it, but go sparingly. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more water to thin it out.

 

Pesto Egg Salad in Wooden Bowl with Spoon

How to Make Pesto Egg Salad

Egg salad is one of those comfort dishes I go back to as a fairly healthy lunch option that I don’t have to feel guilty about.

I love spreading egg salad on bread and having that for a meal, because it’s a good source of protein and fairly filling, but it’s also nutritionally rich.

Because I love egg salad so much, I’m always looking for ways to play around with it and do something different.

I tried egg salad with pesto for the first time recently and was absolutely in love with it.

The biggest difference is how it looks, but there’s also a subtle change in taste that adds another layer of complexity to the dish. I feel like I can do more with it now and that I’ve taken egg salad to the next level.

I’ll share with you my recipe for pesto egg salad sandwich and give you some ideas for different dishes you can make by combining pesto and egg salad together into one beautiful union.

Pesto Egg Salad Recipe

I’m going to give you a recipe for pesto egg salad that you make from scratch, but you can save yourself some time and buy the pesto already premade.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of basil, packed full
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients for pesto into a food processor or a blender- that’s the basil, pine nuts, olive oil, salt, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Combine until they are smooth.
  2. Next, hard boil the eggs by putting them into a large pot and covering them with an inch of water. Heat the water until it starts to boil.
  3. When the water begins boiling, take the pot off the heat, turn off the heat, and cover the pot. Allow it to sit for 12 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the eggs and run cold water over them until they are not hot. You can use a slotted spoon or tongs to take the eggs out of the pot.
  5. When the eggs are cool enough, you can slice them by hand or with an egg slicer.
  6. Then, slice the celery sticks in half and chop them to make small pieces.
  7. Put the eggs, Greek yogurt, pesto, and celery into a large bowl and mix together well.
  8. Add a little salt and black pepper to bring out the flavor and then store your mixture in the refrigerator.

Egg salad can store in the fridge in a airtight container for about 3 days.

You can take the pesto egg salad mixture and spread it on a sandwich before it cools, if you like. Or, you may want to wait till it’s chilled and spread it cold on the sandwich. I recommend a thick bread for this, and my preferences are Italian bread or wheat bread.

Egg Salad Kale Pesto

I will sometimes make pesto using kale to add nutritional value to it and create my own personal superfood.

Let me show you how to do that, and you can take the recipe below for kale pesto and combine it with the egg salad recipe I’ve given you above to make kale egg salad pesto.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup of pepitas
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 dash of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 cups of chopped kale, packed tightly
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Put the garlic and pepitas in a food processor and pulse. Process them until the pepitas are completely ground.
  2. Add the cheese and some black pepper next and pulse them too.
  3. Next, add in lemon juice and kale and then turn the food processor on and drizzle in all of the olive oil.
  4. Process all of these ingredients until they’re combined smoothly and add salt and black pepper as needed to taste.

If you tried this recipe and find that it’s a little bitter, you can add some sweetener to it. My preference is 1/4 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup.

Chicken Egg Salad Tomato Pesto Mayo

There are a lot of variations on pesto egg salad you can do. I like to add some extra color and creaminess to this, incorporating mayonnaise and tomato into the mix. For added texture and protein, I may include chicken as well, and this is one of my favorite ways to have egg salad.

Chicken egg salad is just too good, and spruced up with mayonnaise and tomato, it makes for a remarkably complex and delicious dish.

The tomato and chicken go very well together, with the acidity of the tomato being counterbalanced by the chicken’s base flavor.

When making this dish, I use chunks of chicken that are cut to bite size and chilled.

You can buy canned chicken for this very dish, and it’s really easy to add the shredded chunks of chicken to any kind of cold salad or similar dish. That way, you don’t have to cook the chicken yourself or prepare it, cutting down a lot of prep time.

I also use chunks of tomato in the dish and may substitute Greek yogurt for Mayo or put mail in place of about half the yogurt. I think mayonnaise works better than Greek yogurt when you’re throwing tomato and chicken in there, just because you’re cutting out a lot of the sweetness that could clash with those other foods.

For added color, flavor, and texture, I may add in some kernel corn as well. The entire dish is served chilled and can be served on its own as a side dish or even made into a sandwich.

Pesto Avocado Egg Salad

Another variation on this that I’ll do sometimes, uses avocado in the egg salad. Pesto is still included, and then avocado adds additional texture, flavor, and nutrients. Avocados one of those super foods that people are always looking for ways to incorporate into their dishes.

Rather than serving the avocado on the side, I suggest pureeing it in a blender and mixing it in with all the other ingredients, according to the recipe I’ve given you at the beginning of this article.

Avocado is rich in healthy fats, which are good for your heart health, your cholesterol, and your blood pressure. A lot of doctors recommend that people eat several avocados a week to improve these kind of health statistics.

Pesto Egg Tuna Salad

This is a variation we can try if you want to have some meat in your dish but you want to keep it vegetarian. Tuna works really well in egg salad, offering different texture and some added protein.

As with all the recipes and combinations I’ve given you so far, this dish is served cold, with tuna that can come straight from the can. I drain out the excess water or oil though, to keep the egg salad from becoming soupy. You can reserve that tuna water and use it to flavor another dish, and it doesn’t have to be tossed out.

My recommendation with this version of egg salad is to use shredded tuna or small chunks of tuna, making sure that they are bite size and small enough to be eaten with some egg salad in the same spoonful. As with the other recipes and ideas, you can put this into a sandwich as well.

Sundried Tomato Pesto Egg Salad

Pesto and sundried tomatoes go really well together. You’ll find that tomatoes pair well with eggs too, so this is a matchup made in heaven.

I combine all these ingredients together and then spread them on wheat bread or English muffin for a really hearty, delicious, and healthy breakfast or lunch.

If you want to make a really rich variation of this, you can add in some additional shredded cheese and heat up the sandwich in the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute. That will melt the cheese and make a really gooey and luxurious sandwich.

To make sundried tomato pasta or egg salad, you can follow the recipe I gave you at the start of this article and then add in about 1/4 cup of chopped sundried tomatoes. That mixes together with everything else by hand or in the blender. You can determine which mixing method you want based on how smooth and creamy you want the mixture to be.

These are just a few suggestions for how you can use pesto egg salad and create some variations on it.

Always keep in mind that if your egg salad tastes a little bland, it probably needs a little salt and black pepper to spruce up the flavor.

Try not to leave your egg salad out at room temperature for very long. I think it’s best when served chilled, and it should be stored in the fridge when not in use.

If you keep it in an airtight container, it can store for about three days and still be fresh. After that, give it a sniff before you use it to see if it has gone bad.

Salad in Clear Pot with Sauce

Why You Need a Salad Shaker Bowl & Recipe

The first time you see a salad shaker bowl for sale online or in the store, you may not think that you’ll find much use for it. This is the kind of thing that once you try it, though, you will probably wonder how you ever lived without it.

If you are someone who eats salad regularly or who is trying to find easy ways to eat healthier and stay fit, you should get a salad shaker bowl.

What Is a Salad Shaker Bowl?

The salad shaker bowl is basically just an airtight container to hold your salad. You can throw all your ingredients into it and then shake them up. You don’t have to carefully layer your salad or mix everything up yourself.

Plus, it’s supposed to keep your salad crisp for longer, as it keeps out air. This prevents oxidation and ensures the salad stays crisp and fresh for longer.

Some salad shaker bowls are designed with special spouts for dressing so you don’t have to open the whole thing to put your dressing in, plus other special features like handles and whatnot for your convenience.

Some of them have been designed to be just the right size to go in the cup holder in your car, if you want to take your salad shaker bowl or cup on the go.

Why Use a Salad Shaker Bowl?

Can’t you just use the regular airtight container instead of a salad shaker bowl? You could, but a typical airtight container may not be of the same quality as a salad shaker bowl that is specially designed to keep salad crisp.

If air gets to your salad, it may not last very long, and lettuce can start to brown. Your salad may not look, taste, or feel very appealing if it’s starting to decay and go bad.

The salad shaker bowl is specially designed to be large enough to throw an entire salad in there and shake it up and still retain its airtight seal. It’s also made to be easy to clean, because the manufacturers assume you’re going to throw some dressing in there as well.

Not all airtight containers can boast that they’re easy to clean by any stretch of the imagination.

Benefits of Using a Salad Shaker Bowl

Let’s break down some of the advantages of having this particular item in your kitchen.

Easy to Use

If you’re using a salad shaker bowl, you don’t have to wonder if it will be right for your salad or not. You’re won’t need to search through all your airtight containers to find one that’s the right size and shape, and that has the features you need to store your salad for the day.

Keeps Salad Fresh

The number one reason to use this kind of container is because it’s great at maintaining the crispiness of your lettuce and the freshness of all the other ingredients. It keeps air out and keeps dressing from leaking out.

Salad Friendly Features

A lot of salad shakers offer some additional features beyond just being airtight containers. The handles, spouts, and other handy bits are quite helpful at improving your salad experience.

Makes Mixing Easy

Do you struggle to mix salad sometimes? Maybe you try to shake a bowl of salad gently so that you don’t lose any bits of lettuce or tomato on the counter.

Perhaps you stick a plate or cutting board on top of your bowl while you shake it vigorously so that you can get everything mixed up. Maybe you have to stick your hands into the salad and mix it by hand. The salad shaker bowl offers an easier solution, though you may not want to buy it just for that single purpose.

Salad Shaker Bowl Recipe

What can you put in your salad shaker bowl to make the ultimate salad? Let me share with you my favorite recipe for salad on the go. You’ll probably want some decent recipes for salad if you’re going to buy this product and make good use of it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of shredded chicken, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1 package of salad mix (lettuce, carrots, and cabbage)
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 cup of diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup of cooked kernel corn

Directions:

  1. If all of your ingredients are properly cut, cooked, defrosted, and otherwise ready to eat, you can just put them into the salad shaker bowl in any order, adding in everything except the salad dressing.
  2. Then, close the container tightly and shake your salad until it’s well mixed.
  3. Add in the salad dressing and shake again if desired.

That’s all there is to it, and at this point your salad is ready to eat. You can add other seasonings, toppings, and any ingredients as you like.

If you want to make this a vegetarian salad, you simply leave out the chicken and you still have a great dish.

I would recommend keeping this refrigerated until you’re ready to eat it, as the chicken should really only sit out for about 30 minutes before it’s considered potentially unsafe to eat.

The salad shaker bowl with your salad can stay out for longer, if you leave the chicken out of the recipe. However, the salad will taste best if you keep it refrigerated.

Best Salad Shaker Bowl

There are quite a few solid checker bowls out there to choose from, but which one is the best? That depends on the kind of features you want, but for my money, the Whiskware salad shaker is the best option. It has a lid that’s so easy to open that you can use just one finger to pop it off. Plus, it’s affordably priced and easy to keep airtight.

There are also some good salad shakers available from Rubbermaid, Kilner, and SmartPlanet, if you want some more options.

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How to Make A Mango Almond Butter Smoothie

I’m a fan of complex, tasty beverages that are really easy to make. Mango almond butter smoothie is right there at the top of my list for simple smoothies that tastes like they take a lot of work but really don’t.

What is a mango almond butter smoothie? It combines mango and almond butter with a few other ingredients to create a really smooth, rich, creamy beverage that’s an awesome way to reward yourself.

Putting this together is as simple as throwing all the ingredients into a blender and processing them until they become smooth.

There may be some prep work in cutting your ingredients up so that they fit into the blender without any trouble, but depending on the kind of blender you have, that might not even be necessary.

One issue you may run into when making this smoothie is that it may not be as cold as you like unless you add ice cubes to it.

If you do that, though, you can water down the smoothie, especially if you drink it over a long period of time.

To avoid that problem, I cut up the ingredients ahead of time and store them in the freezer.

The mangoes, bananas, and everything else just gets placed into the freezer so that it’s already chilled by the time I put them in my smoothie. That makes for a pretty cold smoothie, and your frozen fruit can act as ice cubes to cool everything else down.

Ingredients for Mango Almond Butter Smoothie

What goes into this beverage? You can make yours a little different from mine, but I use ingredients that help me feel full afterwards. That way, I can use it as a full meal and cut down on how much I’m eating.

Using protein powder makes for a very filling drink and can help you to meet your weight loss goals or keep a healthy weight. If you make this drink the way I’m going to share with you, it should keep you feeling full for hours.

I start with a cup of frozen mango. Fresh mango that’s been frozen works best to give you a drink that’s really packed with flavor and all the potential nutritional value you would expect from mango.

I use half of a frozen banana as well, sliced small so that it blends easily. The banana adds sweetness and flavor to this dish, and if you use a sweet fruit like this, there’s not as much need to add sugar.

I also use 1/2 cup of almond milk, which should be chilled ahead of time to help make the drink cold. You can use something else if you don’t care for almond milk, like coconut milk or soy milk. Of course, then you’d have to change the name of the drink.

I add a scoop of protein powder, and vanilla is my favorite. This makes for a more filling drink and lets you use the mango smoothie as a meal replacement.

One of the key ingredients here is a tablespoon of almond butter. This gives it a creamy, rich texture and adds another layer of complexity to the beverage.

You can add some veggies to this if you want for a nutritional boost, but that may take away from the sweetness. If this smoothie comes out too thick for you, you can always add some more almond milk to thin it out.

Why Mango?

There are a few reasons why I use mango in this drink. Mostly, it’s because I like mango and the sweet, tropical vibe it gives to the beverage. It feels a little more exotic than pineapple or strawberry.

Mango is also a really good source of fiber, protein, and vitamins A and C. It’s packed with nutritional value, and the fiber and protein help you to feel full.

It’s a really good option if you’re not a meat eater and you’re looking for some alternatives that will allow you to build muscle and have a healthy digestive system.

Why Almond Butter?

One of the main reasons to add almond butter to this drink is because it makes it creamy and smooth. There are health benefits to using almond butter as well, though.

You may think it’s weird to put butter into a smoothie, but this is a low cholesterol, low fat plant butter that’s actually quite good for you. If you use it in place of regular butter in your cooking, you can lower your LDL (or bad cholesterol and fat) and improve heart health.

It’s a good choice for people who are struggling with their weight, who want to lose weight, or who want to strengthen their heart.

I love the flavor it adds to the smoothie, and you can get flavored almond butter if you want to play around with the taste of the smoothie a bit.

Is This a Good Post Yoga Smoothie?

Are you looking for something to gulp down after a strenuous yoga session? Yoga can be tiring and work a lot of your muscles, so it’s good to have something to drink afterwards that peps you up, gives you some energy, and keeps you from craving unhealthy foods.

A mango almond butter smoothie is a good choice because of the high protein and fiber content in it. It’s also kind of sweet, thanks to the sugary fruits it includes, so you’ll feel like you get your second wind after you drink this down.

If you know you’re going to be tired after a workout session or after doing some yoga, you may want to make the drink up ahead of time.

You can mix all your ingredients in the blender and then store everything in the fridge so that it’s cold by the time you’re done with your session. There’s nothing better than enjoying a tall glass of mango almond butter smoothie after you’ve worked up a sweat.

Does Yoga Make you Sweat More

Why Does Yoga Make You Sweat So Much?

You might think of yoga as something less intensive than exercise. If you think of it as any kind of exercise, you may consider yoga to be a form of low intensity exercise. Who expects to sweat during yoga? Certainly not people who have never done yoga before.

Does yoga make you sweat? Sure it does, if you’re doing certain kinds of yoga and certain types of movement. Anytime your body exerts itself, there’s a chance you’re going to sweat.

You can try to mitigate that and decrease your risk of sweating by working out in an air conditioned area or by exerting yourself slowly, but as you exert your body for long periods of time, you’re going to end up sweating.

Why Does Yoga Make You Sweat So Much?

Compared to a high intensity type of exercise, you probably won’t sweat a lot during yoga. People who have to really exert themselves to sweat may not sweat at all during yoga, but some people feel like they’re sweating buckets. Here’s why that is.

Sweat is produced when your body starts exerting itself and begins to get hot. Your body produces sweat to cool you down. So, if yoga makes your body hot, then you will likely start sweating.

The longer you work out for, the more you will sweat as well. If you’re doing long yoga sessions, expect to sweat, even when the movements are very simple, slow paced, and easy for you.

If you’re not used to working out, yoga can seem pretty taxing. It may stress your body more than you’re used to, so it may be really easy for you to start sweating.

You may look at people doing yoga and think that it looks really easy and that there’s no chance you’re going to end up sweating, but then you try it and start breaking out in a sweat pretty quickly. Your body just isn’t used to that kind of exertion, so it won’t take much for it to heat up and then feel like it needs to sweat in order to cool down.

How to Sweat Less During Yoga

If you want to make your yoga sessions dry ones, it may help to use an antiperspirant. Also try wearing clothes that are not thick and heavy on you. You’ll see a lot of yoga outfits that are thin and stretchy. These provide lots of ventilation, and they also don’t over encumber people.

You can do your stretches without straining yourself too much and feel like you’re not carrying around a lot of extra weight.

Also try to do your yoga in an air conditioned room, if you can help it. You’ll still get a lot of the same benefits for your body, but you’ll be cooler and less likely to sweat. At the very least, you’ll sweat less than if you’re doing your yoga in a room that isn’t air conditioned.

You could also try doing yoga outside with the breeze to help you keep from sweating as much.

As you work out more and develop your body to be athletic and fit, you’ll find that it takes more to heat your body up and make you sweat. So, doing yoga regularly will cause you to sweat less often when doing yoga. Pretty neat, right?

If you feel like you’re sweating a lot during yoga, particularly more than you would like to, you can slow the movements down or do movements that aren’t as strenuous for you. You can always ask your yoga instructor for a routine that’s less taxing for you.

Also, a tip for people who want to avoid sweating a lot during yoga- don’t pick hot yoga sessions. These are designed to make you sweat plenty.

If you see yoga videos where the participants are sweating profusely, they may be doing what’s called hot yoga. This is a high intensity yoga that follows a lot of the same basic principles of your typical yoga routines but then amps it all up for maximum sweatiness.

Why would anyone want to do hot yoga? It’s probably because they know that sweating helps reduce their body’s water weight and makes them look fitter. It can also burn calories quickly, helping them to lose fatty weight and have a slimmer appearance.

You can take all the benefits of yoga and then add in the benefits of a high intensity workout program with this kind of yoga.

Are There Benefits to Sweating during Yoga?

I talked briefly already about how sweat indicates that you’re working hard. So, if you’re sweating a lot, that means you’re burning a lot of energy and fat. A sweaty workout is one that’s better for weight loss than a workout that doesn’t get you to sweat.

If you’re trying to slim down, lose weight, and burn fat, sweaty workouts are ideal.

Sweat is also a great way to push toxins out of your body. A lot of times, your body will heat up when you are sick, and this helps to force toxins out of the body as you sweat. Sweating can cleanse and purify your body, cleaning it out in a natural way. If you’re looking to detox, just doing a strenuous workout session can do that for you. Instead of paying for a detox program, try just doing a workout program. You may get a lot of the same benefits.

Your body is designed to sweat regularly, so if you’re not sweating at least a few times a week, it’s good to do exercises that cause you to sweat. Yoga can do that for you, making you sweat more than you think, especially if you’re doing tough poses or you’re engaged in long workout sessions.

If you want to get more from your yoga routines, try more challenging poses and see if you can go longer with your yoga exercise time.

Don’t worry about sweating so much during yoga. Everybody does it, but not everybody sweats as easily.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Matcha Tea with Turmeric?

Certain teas offer incredible health benefits, and I want to focus on a type of tea in this article known as matcha.

When you combine turmeric and matcha, you get a combination that many people find very tasty but that also offers some notable health benefits.

Benefits of Drinking Matcha Tea with Turmeric and Ginger

Combining matcha and turmeric is a good way to boost the nutritional value of your tea. The powder used to make matcha tea is way better for you than regular green tea, containing about 137 times the amount of antioxidants you would find in a typical cup of green tea.

The reason you get so much antioxidant power from this tea is because you’ll be drinking the powder directly in the tea rather than just steeping the tea leaves as you would regular tea.

Matcha green tea and turmeric may be able to help prevent cancer. This might sound like a far-fetched health benefit that is simply made up to sell tea bags, but there’s solid science behind the claim.

Matcha tea contains something named EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate. This is a component that detoxifies the body and may very likely prevent cancer cells from forming inside you. It’s the same component in matcha tea that provides a detoxifying cleanse, pushing toxins out of the body and making it harder for them to stay in your body for any length of time.

Drinking this tea regularly offers extensive health benefits that can help you at any stage of life.

Turmeric powder and matcha combined in a tea can also prevent heart disease. The antioxidant catechins in matcha powder are really good for protecting your heart health and reducing your risk of heart disease. The match powder has powerful antioxidants that normalize blood pressure and cholesterol levels, keeping them at low, healthy levels.

It’s not just the matcha in this drink that’s good for your heart. The turmeric has heart benefits as well. You can actually lower your risk of heart disease by consuming turmeric, either as a spice or in tea form.

There’s a component in the turmeric that strengthens the lining of your blood vessels. This is going to help prevent heart disease by making it easier for your heart to do what it needs to do and reducing the risk of heart problems.

Can It Improve Your Skin?

You can combine matcha and turmeric for glowing skin, as healthy skin is one of the natural benefits of drinking this tea. Did you know that matcha powder can be used to cleanse the outside of your skin, but it also benefits your skin when used as a tea?

Once again, we have to point to the antioxidants in this powder to tell you how good it is for you. They naturally and gently exfoliate your skin and hydrate your skin cells. Drinking matcha tea with turmeric will reduce your risk of acne and decrease how much acne you have to deal with.

The tea is also really good for getting rid of dead skin cells and helping soothe dry and irritated skin. Drinking it regularly can keep your skin glowing and healthy looking for a long time.

People use matcha powder as a cleansing face mask as well. When it’s applied to the skin, it can pull out impurities and clean up the pores without damaging your body’s natural supply of oils.

Good for Your Immunity

If you want to boost your immunity or prevent diseases from entering your body and having much effect there, you may want to consider drinking matcha green tea.

One of the matcha and turmeric tea benefits is its powerful immunity strengthening properties. This is a tea that’s been demonstrated to offer antimicrobial benefits. It fights infections and prevents infections from occurring. It’s also good for treating wounds and injuries, helping you to heal faster.

If your body is infected by germs or bacteria when it’s trying to heal, this slows down the healing process.

Drinking matcha tea with turmeric can help to fight off infection and protect your body as it attempts to recover.

Reduce Inflammation

If you’re drinking matcha and turmeric for health, you can enjoy the anti-inflammatory benefits that it offers. Turmeric is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, meaning it will reduce and prevent inflammation in the body.

If you often experience inflammation because of what you’re eating, the environment you live in, or other factors, you can help fight that problem by drinking turmeric in a tea.

This will boost your body’s ability to fight inflammation and make you less likely to experience inflammation in cases where you normally would have to deal with it.

Many people suffer inflammation because of the diseases or illnesses they are dealing with, and even if your inflammation is caused by a medical condition, turmeric can help.

Benefits of Matcha and Turmeric Latte

There are a number of different ways you could enjoy matcha and turmeric together and benefit from their healthful properties. They can be drunk as a tea, a latte, or in other beverages. When you combine them, there are special benefits that you may experience.

One of my favorite ways to have these two nutritional compounds is as a latte, and when you do that, you will get to enjoy powerful antioxidant properties that occur when these two combine.

Matcha is really good at acting as an antioxidant, eliminating toxins in the body and keeping them from affecting you as much. It’s really good for cleansing your body and making you feel your best.

Turmeric has unique antioxidant properties as well, though they are a little different from that of matcha powder. Turmeric can increase your body’s ability to store antioxidants. That means you’re not missing out on benefits from day-to-day if you’re only drinking matcha and turmeric tea every once in a while.

Your body may not need all the antioxidants you’re getting from this tea, and it may not use them right away. However, turmeric will help your body store those antioxidants up so that when infections and bacteria try to get into your body, you should have some antioxidants standing by and ready to take action.

Natural Brain Booster

We could all probably do with the more powerful and more effective brain. Your brain remembers things and grows smarter because of the connections between neurons.

As more connections are formed, your mental capacity is increased. You can remember more, recall information faster, and store more information.

What helps your brain make those connections and even grow new neurons is a combination of different genes and impulses in the brain. One of the primary driving forces behind your brains ability to create neurons and connect them is something called the BDNF protein.

This protein is found in parts of the brain that control body weight, drinking, and eating. if you don’t have enough BDNF protein in your brain, you may have trouble learning new things and storing information. A number of very common brain dysfunctions or disorders can be traced right back to low levels of the protein BDNF.

What does this have to do with turmeric and matcha tea? The curcumin in the turmeric actually increases the body’s BDNF protein levels. If you want to be able to memorize better, enhance your learning, and function better mentally, you ought to be consuming turmeric on a regular basis.

If you don’t, you could be missing out on some powerful brain benefits.

Control Your Weight

A lot of people will drink tea regularly to try to keep their weight under control. When you’re wanting to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, it’s a commonly known fact that certain kinds of tea are really good for helping you do that.

The matcha in this tea is really good for your metabolism, and if you want a healthy, powerful, and effective metabolism that burns through energy quickly and uses up the food you consume so that it doesn’t store on your body as easily, drinking matcha tea is a great way to do that.

It also helps you control your appetite, so you don’t have cravings as often and you don’t feel hungry as often.

Turmeric offers similar benefits, boosting your metabolism and helping control your body weight. Both of these components are really good for people who are trying to be fit and healthy, and if you’re looking to reduce your weight, drinking tea that contains both of these is a good place to start.

Closing Thoughts

Your body will process and use the nutrients in the tea fast, so you don’t have to wait very long to start enjoying many of the benefits.

If you’re drinking turmeric and matcha tea regularly, you’ll probably notice some benefits that we didn’t mention here. That’s just more reason to make this tea a part of your regular diet.

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How to Connect with Your Intuition

Everyone has that voice inside them that tells them what to do. Sometimes, that voice is really negative and harmful. It tells you to do what you know you should not be doing. Sometimes that voice is naïve and innocent. Sometimes, that voice is overlooked and ignored.

Your intuition can tell you with a gut feeling what action to take in a situation or what direction to go or even what to say. Some people are very in tune with their intuition, and others feel so out of touch with their true selves that they don’t even recognize the voice that is speaking to them.

If you are wondering how to connect with your intuition, we have a few tips to share with you that can help.

Spend Time in Meditation

This is a game changer for a lot of people. We have so many distractions in our lives and so much noise all around us that it can seem odd to just stop and listen to nothing. Doesn’t it seem like we are always listening to music, advertisements, podcasts or people talking? All those voices around us don’t leave a lot of space for our own, so many people don’t even know how to access their intuition. They may be completely missing the spiritual side of their life because of all the distractions around them.

When you find quiet time to yourself, that can be time where you collect your thoughts, think about your journey and discover what kind of person you really are. You can analyze the decisions you have made and the words you have said and think about whether those are really your own or if they belong to someone else.

You can also use meditation time to clear your mind of thoughts completely. You can push everything out and try to be empty, like many people do when they are practicing certain types of meditation. This allows your intuition to speak more clearly and helps to push away all the noise in your life. Try meditating for just 15 minutes a day and see if that doesn’t make a difference.

Various kinds of quiet time can be helpful for how to connect with your intuition spiritually. If you pray, listen to quiet music or try to meditate, all of that is calming soothing, relaxing, and helpful in getting in touch with your intuition.

Disconnect from the Internet

I’m not just talking about turning off the social media and stepping back from Instagram or Facebook- I’m talking about disconnecting the internet entirely. Turn it all off, shut down your phone, and will yourself to stop spending time on any internet sites or services.

This is so good for you because it allows you to be you rather than to get a constant stream of outside influences. How can you know what you think if you are filling your mind all day with what others think?

The truth is that you can’t, and your natural intuition will be lost amid the flood of other voices that come from the internet. The news, movies, videos, updates, social media posts, and everything else that we absorb regularly can be really harmful for us. Not only are these things negative, but they aren’t our voice.

How much of our day is consumed with hearing our own voices? That’s why we don’t even know if it is out intuition that is speaking sometimes or if we are just following the prompts of other people. Maybe you just heard it on a podcast or you just read it online. That bit of advice you just thought about might not even belong to you, and will you remember where it came from?

Go Out in Nature

Are you sensing a pattern here yet? This activity involves getting away from a lot of manmade stimuli, like screens, cars, electronics, and other things that can be distracting for your spiritual side or your intuition. Being in nature can help you to connect to who you really are, quieting your mind, invigorating your senses, and helping you to feel at peace.

There are fewer distractions in nature that might cause you anxiety. There is space and freedom, and these things are great for your mental health.

This quiet time in nature can help you to get in touch with your senses and your mind. It can change up your entire environment, of course, which is really helpful when you are trying to get in touch with other parts of your being. A change in scenery can do you so much good, whether you are being active in nature or just sitting down quietly.

The key to connecting with the intuitive part of yourself is to find ways to listen to your own mind and body and to separate your voice from the many other voices around you. In nature, there are no influences telling you what to do or giving you their own mindset and worldview.

This helps you to be clearheaded, and you can see how much of yourself is being blocked and how much of your mind is being suppressed in your normal environment.

Being out in nature allows these parts of you some freedom and a chance to speak to you where they would otherwise be drowned out.

Have you been missing your intuition, and do you feel like the decisions you make aren’t really your own? That’s how a lot of people feel these days, and it mostly comes down to how many outside influences they have affecting them. The tips I’ve given you will help you filter out a lot of those influences, even if it is just for a short time. That way, you can connect with your intuition and start thinking your own thoughts.

Doing these things regularly could change the course of your life in a big way and help you to make decisions that aren’t based so much on what other people think, feel, or believe.

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How to Reset Your Body and Mind

Everybody has those times where they just can’t focus or think about what they should be doing. Maybe you are working and your mind feels like it is giving up. Maybe you are writing and you can’t think of the next thing to write. Maybe your mind just feels sluggish, like it is tired and ready to quit on you. How to reset your men and get back to a perky, focused state?

If you’re tired, then the best thing you can do is lie down and rest. You may think you can’t rest in the middle of the day, but that’s common practice in a lot of countries. You have probably heard of something called a siesta, where people just go and lie down in the hottest part of the day and refresh themselves before they come back out to work.

Try doing just that the next time you feel like your mind is exhausted and you can’t think any more. Just give yourself 15-30 minutes to rest and see if that doesn’t make a difference, rejuvenating your mind and getting it back on track.

Have a Coffee

Looking for how to reset your body and mind without going to sleep, why don’t you try having a coffee? That’s what a lot of people do when they are tired. If the tiredness is not so severe they can simply make up some coffee and keep going.

Coffee can reenergize you within about 45 minutes, though some people feel energized from the first taste. Coffee can keep you going for hours, and it probably won’t fully leave your bloodstream and be processed by your body for about 5 hours, so you want to be careful about how late in the evening you have coffee so that you’re not awake all night.

Even drinking a small cup of coffee can perk up your mind and make your body feel energized because of the caffeine in it.

If you’re not a coffee drinker and would prefer something else, you can try caffeinated teas or even sodas. A chocolate bar has a similar effect because of the amount of caffeine in it.

Wash Your Face

To perk up and wake up, one of the best ways to do that is to run some water over your face.

Just find the nearest sink, splash some water in your face, or rub your face with wet hands and then dry yourself off. This works especially well with cold water, and the water stimulates your skin and wakes your brain up because of how stimulating it is. This is a good way to perk yourself up for a short time, and it’s one of the simplest methods for how to reset your mind and body.

How to Reset Your Mind for Success

We’ve talked already about perking yourself up and having yourself to feel more awake, but what about if you’re looking to do more and change the way you think. If you’re following the same habits and struggling for success in your life, what kind of mental changes need to be made in order to have more success?

What can help a lot of people achieve more success in their life is to read more. Maybe you can find books on the kind of work you’re wanting to do or the kind of business you are hoping to start.

You could look for self-help books about how to be more successful or how to develop better habits.

Reading is excellent for your mind, and that action in itself provides stimulation that can help to change the way you think.

Some experts recommend listening to music, particularly complex music like classical tunes. These can improve the way you think and process information, boosting your mental acuity and even your ability to solve problems and remember facts.

Rewiring your brain for success often means changing your daily habits, choosing successful ones instead of whatever you have been doing.

That may mean getting up earlier, doing some chores each day before work, spending less time on the internet or your phone, avoiding alcohol and other things that can keep you from being motivated, and looking at other areas of your life where you could benefit from changing up your habits.

You can also make changes that will boost your motivation and remind you of what you are trying to do with your life. One way to do that is to find a picture or phrase that encapsulates your motivation and hang that where you can see it every day.

Another way is to find an accountability partner. Ask someone to keep you accountable, and you can keep them updated on how you are doing and what you are working on. That way, you are more likely to stick with your plans.

How to Reset Your Mind and Mood

Controlling your mood and want to change it? What helps is to step away from the situation that has you in a bad mood. Then, introduce a stimulus that can alter your mood and your state of mind.

Music works well for that, as does reading, watching a movie, or hanging out with friends. Even eating a good meal or drinking a great beverage can help to stimulate your mood and change it, getting you out of the funk and helping you to feel better.

In most cases, trying to change your mood or reset your mind involves introducing something that’s not already there. Try changing your habits, doing something different from what you normally do, or even going on a little adventure. You might be surprised how a change in environment and a change in what is typical for you can be great for your mood and your mindset.

Think about what has you in a bad mood and then separate from that. Remind yourself that you may not be able to change the situation, and you just need to roll with what has already happened. Maybe you can make things better for yourself just by having a better mindset.

Keep in mind that you will only make the situation worse by dwelling on the past, the hurt, and the disappointment. Instead of moping and keeping a bad attitude, force a change in mood. This can take time, and it may not be easy, but reminding yourself to have a good attitude can actually work to change your mood.

Try engaging in activities that make you happy, like spending time with a hobby, going shopping, eating something you like, or talking to your favorite person. Everyone has something that stimulates them and helps them to feel a little better. What is your happy place or happy activity?

How to Reset Your Mind, Body and Soul

Do you feel unsettled in your soul or like something is broken in you? Do you feel like you’re not getting out of life what you want to? We started talking about simply waking up and feeling more alert at the beginning of this article, and then we moved on to more long ranged and powerful changes that you may be hoping to make. Now, let’s talk about changing what’s at the core of your being, or your soul.

You’ll probably have to try some serious, powerful stimuli. Exercise is a good place to start, getting your body moving, your brain active, and your blood pumping. Be careful about overdoing it if you haven’t worked out much recently, but doing even a little bit of exercise can have a profoundly beneficial effect on your mind body, and soul.

You could also try meditating, taking some quiet time or praying. These kinds of pensive, introspective activities can help you quiet your thoughts and think about things you might normally not have thought about.

By clearing out the distractions in your life, even for a short time, you’ll notice the benefits and the change.

It is possible to rewire your brain, soothe your soul, and improve your chances for success. These kinds of changes may not always happen right away. They may happen little by little, and then they take lots of different methods rather than just doing a single thing. You may have to try several different methods before you land on something that works for you.

It’s important to make changes to the way you live and the way you behave, though. That’s how you’re going to change the way you think.

You should think of your mind as a computer. What goes in is what will come back out. So, if you’re dwelling on negative things, then negative words will come out of your mouth and you’ll have a negative mindset. If you put positive things in your mind, you’re likely to think positively and speak positively, even about yourself.

By changing what goes into your mind, you can rewire mental pathways and think like a different person, becoming the person you want to be.