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My Low Sugar But Tasty Protein Smoothie Recipe (Vegetarian & Vegan)

Glas of smoothie at the beach

As a vegetarian, I sometimes find it difficult to get enough protein into my diet. On average I was getting around 20 grams of protein per day by eating what I thought were high protein foods: mostly beans, lentils and nuts. I went to see a nutritionist and she said, “Girl, you are protein starved!” Everything else in my diet was great. I eat mostly whole, organic foods. I have been vegetarian for about five years now and have been a bit more tired than normal of late. So, the nutritionist asked me to keep a food diary for two weeks and her recommendation was to eat more protein. She also shared that it takes about a cup of beans to equal the protein in 1 ounce of meat!! Who knew?!? So unless I plan to eat 4-6 cups of beans each day, I need to look at some other sources for protein in my diet…

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What Are The Best Fish Tanks By Size?

Fish swimming in tank

Setting up an aquarium at home or your office should be easy and fun. Don’t dive into the fish tank without thinking some things through first, though. By planning ahead, you can make your aquarium an exciting process. We’ve got some tips to share with you as well as our picks for the best fish tanks by size…

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Solar Attic Fan Reviews: A Cool Purchase For Your Home?

Solar Attic Fan on roof

Do you want to keep your home cooler in the summer in an eco-friendly way? A solar attic fan can help reduce the strain on your HVAC system, keep your upstairs cooler and modestly reduce your electric bill, all by harnessing the natural power from the sun. And, in some locations, you can even qualify for a tax credit for your purchase.

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From You Flowers Review: Could You Save Big On Your Flowers?

Bouquet of flowers on wood

Want to have flowers sent to your loved one without spending an arm and a leg? From You Flowers lets you order flowers online and for a reasonable price. Prices for the same flower arrangement can vary based on location, time of year and quality of flowers, but From You Flowers offers beautiful floral designs at a price that’s hard to beat. Learn more about why we think From You Flowers is among the best…

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FTD Flowers Review: Blooming Past The Competition?

Bouquet of white roses on wood table

Flowers have a way of brightening up a space and a person’s day. If you’re bad at remembering special occasions and don’t have time to go to your local florist, FTD can send you reminders and deliver an arrangement to your recipient the day of ordering. With numerous arrangements to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for your loved one. Plus you can add on a card, candy or other items to show how much you care. Read our review of FTD below to learn more about this online floral delivery service…

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What Is Earth Day? History & Evolution

Earth sketch

This year and every year since 1970 on April 22, we celebrate the earth but also learn how we can do more to make a difference. It is a day to share our practices and ideals and find new ways to work together to change the path we are currently on. We look to make more sustainable choices as individuals, as corporations and as global citizens. Find out what Earth Day activities are going on in your town and get out to learn how you can do your part to make the world a better place for all…

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Bee Free Honee Review: A Vegan Honey Alternative

Jar of Bee Free Honey and cup of tea (caption: Bee Free Honee: a vegan honey alternative)

The bee population is drastically decreasing due to pesticides, habitat loss, parasites and other environmental factors. Bees are already dying because of what humans have done to the planet. Why should we continue to treat them poorly and make them live in cramped conditions to produce one jar of honey for our pleasure? Thankfully Bee Free Honee is an alternative to traditional honey, and it doesn’t require a single bee to produce…

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Best Organic Lawn & Garden Fertilizer (Plus How To Use It)

As a little girl, I can remember helping my dad in the garden. I remember tomatoes sitting on the window sill waiting to be placed on a BLT sandwich. I remember picking the green beans and shucking the corn. I have fond memories of helping out in the garden (even if I wasn’t helping as much as I was getting dirty). I hope to have my own garden this spring, and in preparation, I have done some research on various organic herbicides and fertilizers for the lawn and garden. Below are some of the best picks I found…

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Vital Choice Review: Is It The Best Sea-To-Table Home Delivery Service?

Seafood plated with fork (Caption: Vital Choice Review)

Sustainably sourced and fresh wild salmon and other seafood delivered to your home in a box? Sounds too good to be true, right? We were skeptics about Vital Choice, an online company that promises perfectly preserved seafood and organic products with a money-back guarantee. We delved into its company practices and products to determine if this company lives up to its claims…

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