What Are SuperFoods? 5 Genius Ways to Use Them

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What are SuperFoods? They are nutrient-dense foods thought to be good for health! Here are 5 genius ways to use them, starting with GNC! #ad #myEarthGenius

No doubt about it, fall is an amazing time to reset your routine!

For me, it’s always more powerful than even the new year in making those magical small and big changes that contribute to my overall health. With the kids in school full time now, I have extra hours to focus on building my businesses and building my healthy routines. And for another, with the chill in the air, it’s so much easier to get out to the dog park for regular fresh air and cardio. Now that we have a new puppy in the house, I’ll surely be more active than ever – chasing after one dog while leash training another. Quite simply, I can’t wait! Fall is the season for celebrating what matters the most. Family.

And I want to be at my best for it all.

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What are superfoods?

It’s a word you’ll hear a lot these days, but it’s mainly food that is thought to be nutrient-dense and good for your health! It’s mostly plant based, but can be fish and dairy as well. That’s why I’ve been so excited about one of the products in GNC’s Earth Genius line. It’s been perfect timing to discover this line of products while resetting my routine for fall!

What are SuperFoods? They are nutrient-dense foods thought to be good for health! Here are 5 genius ways to use them, starting with GNC! #ad #myEarthGenius

Earth Genius is a new and exclusive product line at GNC stores – both in-store and online. We love that GNC is getting back to their roots in launching Earth Genius because the founder started the company 80+ years ago with one really good yogurt recipe. So simple! Earth Genius products offer greener solutions to real life problems, like stress, lack of energy, weight loss, skin, and more. It’s kinda.. well more than kinda.. brilliant. This brand stands for all things smart and genius! For real.

The packaging is clear and clever, the formulas are fresh and brilliant, and I could go on.

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The truth is – I need a little (or a lot of) help with making sure I’m getting the right nutrients. And that’s where Earth Genius™ SuperFoods Supreme comes in. It’s a wholesome blend of fruits, veggies, greens, mushrooms & sprouts, plus protein and fiber. AND, it’s enhanced with a rejuvenating blend of adaptogenic mushrooms. That’s where #1 comes in for my list:

5 Genius Ways to Use Superfoods:

1 – Make a shake with SuperFoods Supreme. It’s the easiest thing! I simply mix 1 scoop (provided in the product) of powder with 6-10 ounces of cold water. Then I shake it all up to mix it well and take it for on the go. There’s a fresh mixed berry taste, and it’s a cool purple color. Totally appealing. It’s pretty amazing to get that many nutrients in one shake. SuperFoods Supreme contains VitaFiber™ – a vegetarian, non-GMO prebiotic, plus enzymes to support healthy digestion*. It also features 6 grams of vegetarian, plant-based proteins for lean muscle support*.

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Earth Genius SuperFoods Supreme delivers antioxidants from tomatoes and marigolds for protection from harmful free radicals, and is Non-GMO, Gluten Free, and with no artificial sweeteners. It’s vegetarian, soy free, with no sugar added, and tasty too! What I love is that Earth Genius products are crafted to provide real solutions to real life problems. Like for me, that’s getting enough superfoods. The comprehensive, whole line of products are inspired by nature, and crafted by experts.

For me it was that moment of taking back my nutrition for fall. My body needs nutrients and my diet needs balance. This is an awesome, easy, tasty, comprehensive way to get both. I mean, you simply can’t beat that. I’m taking back my glow!

What are SuperFoods? They are nutrient-dense foods thought to be good for health! Here are 5 genius ways to use them, starting with GNC! #ad #myEarthGenius

4 Other Genius Ways to Use Superfoods:

2 – Make these fun swaps! Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in soups and dips. Swap sugar for unsweetened applesauce in baked goods. Use spread avocado instead of mayo. Replace croutons with sunflower or pumpkin seeds on your salad. And whenever possible, drink tea instead of coffee for that midday boost. Tea has many benefits.

3 – Make these fun additions! Sprinkle walnuts on your oatmeal, add apple cider vinegar to your salad, add vitamin-packed berries to your yogurt, throw some greens into your morning scramble, add black beans to your salsa, and flaxseed to pancakes!

4 – Have a sweet tooth? Me too. Put a banana in the freezer and then blend it with dark chocolate for “ice cream.”

5 – And finally, what are you drinking? You can slice kiwi into your water or sparkling water. YUM.

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Pretty awesome, right? That’s a perfect day for me right there. I’ll be talking more about Earth Genius within the next several weeks, as I try different products within the line. GNC is my destination for health and wellness, and I love what I’ve been finding. For example, SuperFoods Supreme is packed with 35 different superfood ingredients, plus protein and prebiotic and enzyme support. The products utilize some of the best ingredients on earth, and deliver real nutritional benefits beyond just making me feel good about consuming them. I love that there’s an array of solutions I can tailor to my unique goals and needs.

what are superfoods

Ready to try it yourself? GNC has trained retail associates ready to help you out by matching you with products that address your nutritional gaps. And right now you can get 20% off with the code: 34121. I’ll say that again! 34121.

Use this code on any Earth Genius product from 9/27 – 12/31/18. You can use the code in store by showing the employee a screen-grab of this post. To redeem in store, use 34121 code and show the store manager.

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What Earth Genius product excites you the most?

Things I’ve Never Told You

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On Thursdays or Fridays, I like to take myself out to lunch.

Yesterday was a perfect cup of butternut squash soup, and a perfect green salad with a citrus vinaigrette. There’s this little coffee shop, bakery, pizzeria, breakfast joint about 10 minutes away through the woods, and it looks like a little storybook house. In a village with a thatched roof and pizza smoke blowing out the top of the building. I hesitate sometimes to post about it on Facebook because people will think I’m bragging. The truth is, I have a least favorite part of the northeast, and it’s that odd place where NJ, CT, and NYC meet. It’s good if you like brake lights and car exhaust, but I prefer twinkly fairy lights and pizza exhaust. That’s just me, though. I thought of it today because I thought about how Thursday lunches began.

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Des only had daycare and then preschool three times a week, leaving Thursdays and Fridays open. We used to go out to lunch. I’m not sure he ever appreciated it the way I did, or so I thought then, but I really pulled out the stops. We’d go to an airport cafe near Cassidy’s work to watch airplanes arrive and depart. We’d go to mill river cafes and eat sausage and cheese boards while watching the raging water. Sometimes it was diner french fries or clam chowder in bread bowls. Whatever it was, it was ours. There’s a romance of a Thursday and Friday lunch. He’s older now, but oh how the child is still there. It’s the way he waves out at me from the bus windows and hugs me fiercely in the school lines. Don’t go changing.

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I think a lot about life before this – these two kids in elementary school with after school programs, school bus schedules, and homework. The baby/toddler time is contained. It’s safe and padded. Story time mornings. Nap time afternoons. Routines and structures and lunches, in the face of what could be chaos. No school. No daycare. I am so glad I had those five years with each of them, overlapping and intertwined. It was both chaotic and structured. It was both easy and hard for me.

Whatever it was, it was ours.

And to think about going back to that is both the easiest and hardest thought. Five more years, with nearly ten years gone; moving on. Who would I be? Who would they be? How would it be? Whatever it would be, you know it would involve lunches.

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For all the ways I’m diligent and in control, there are just as many ways I’m out of control. That’s sort of my thing. I make a point to having nothing out of control, when meanwhile it’s all creeping up and out until it’s unbearable. The thing is, this world is a little too crazy and too full of whim and whimsy and chaos and the unexpected to have all your ducks in a row. All your balls to the wall. The sooner you embrace that and own it, I suppose the happier you’ll be. That’s why I work at such strange paces – either full speed ahead, or snail’s pace. There are things that take me way too long for weird reasons.

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I used to keep unedited photos for a rainy day, or just the soothing aspect of them. I’d stockpile them for sleepless nights – which rarely happen – but just to have some warm glow and to sit and work on all the details of the things I CAN control. It’s sort of like when you have a great book to read, but you can’t read it yet. Or maybe an ice cream pint waiting in the freezer for its next indulgence. The photos were/are like that. Except that more time passed. Soon, three months became six months became one year and became what is now 2.5 years behind. I edit my client and blog photos, and the best few of any set, but the bulk just grows. And how much longer can I really let them sit like that in outer space? Growing and stale.

Not to be morbid, but what if something happens to me and they’re never seen? I am about eight months behind on replying to blog comments, which explains why you occasionally get a random reply from me that no longer makes sense. 2.5 years of photos! I’m looking now to close that gap, and I’m starting today. Photo Share Friday, indeed. Here is a perfect day I had with then three-year-old Des. It might have been before lunch. It might have been after lunch. Whatever it was, it was ours.

This is me linking up, as one of my favorite things to do, with Finish The Sentence Friday. This week’s topic is Photo Share Friday and there’s still time to write yours. Come link up with your spin: HERE. What’s your photo? What’s its story?

What would you share?