Almond Joy Coffee – Hot and Iced Healthy Recipe

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Enjoy the flavors of Almond, Coconut, and Chocolate in your coffee! Learn how to make Hot or Iced Almond Joy Coffee with this healthy coffee recipe!

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ALMOND JOY COFFEE RECIPE (HOT):

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Organic Coffee, Freshly Brewed
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut or Coconut Almond Milk, Steamed or Heated
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • stevia extract, to taste
    *Select all natural, organic ingredients without artificial additives

Instructions:
Add all ingredients in coffee mug, mix well, and enjoy hot!

ALMOND JOY COFFEE RECIPE (ICED):

Ingredients:

  • Organic Coffee, Cold
  • Unsweetened Coconut or Coconut Almond Milk
  • Unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Almond extract
  • stevia extract, to taste
    *Select all natural, organic ingredients without artificial additives

Instructions:
1. Brew and chill organic coffee.
2. Heat coconut almond milk, add cocoa, cook/heat and stir until cocoa is dissolved or mixed well with the milk. Let cool or chill.
3. Combine all ingredients in glass (or pitcher if making a batch – like in the video) and stir well.
4. Chill and serve over ice!

 

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Coffee Tips for a Healthy Cup!

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Enjoy your morning coffee with these tips for a healthier cup!

#iGoPink Coffee Tips:
– Use organic coffee
– Sweeten with stevia extract or powder
– Add unsweetened almond milk or another non-dairy low fat alternative
– Spice it up with organic dried spices like cinnamon
– Add flavor with organic extracts like vanilla
– Add your favorite organic and natural ingredients

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QUIZ: What’s Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

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Take the “What’s Your Risk?” Quiz! This tool is designed to assist you with understanding your health and knowledge of breast cancer. Throughout the quiz we’ll help guide you to healthy lifestyle habits and understanding further how you can make changes to help prevent and survive breast cancer.

*Note, this is an educational tool only and should not replace the advise given by a medical professional. Consult your medical professional to design a tailored lifestyle plant that best fits your needs.

Additional factors related to your personal health history may also impact risk and are not calculated by this tool. Be sure to discuss your personal health history with your doctor so together you can come up with a personalized plan to manage your health.



What Sweetener Should I Use? Types to Avoid and Choose

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Sweeteners to Avoid and Choose

Do you add sweetener to your coffee, tea, or favorite baked dishes? Enjoy sodas, packaged or prepared foods? Be careful! The type of sweetener(s) you consume can greatly affect your health. Join us on the #iGoPinkChallenge by avoiding harmful sweeteners and instead choose healthier alternatives to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Sweeteners to AVOID:

  • Aspartame – artificial, found in many diet sodas and low calorie processed foods
  • Sucralose – artificial, processed with cholrine
  • Sugar. If you use sugar, use sparingly and select organic, less processed types like rapadura or turbinado.
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) – higher fructose level than sugar and banned in organic foods
  • Agave Nectar – high fructose levels than HFCS

Instead use:

  • Stevia – a zero calorie natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. Select organic powders or extracts without “natural flavors.”
  • Raw Local Honey – contains cancer-fighting antioxidants, has a low glycemic index, and local honey can help alleviate allergy symptoms.
  • Real Maple Syrup – contains less calories and more minerals than honey plus studies have shown maple syrup has anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting antioxidant properties. Select 100 % maple syrup without “natural maple flavoring.”

Remember: ALL sweeteners should be used in moderation! But if you do select a sweetener or enjoy a prepared food or beverage, make sure to make choices that are not harmful to your health.

Have a healthy tip or recipe with stevia, honey or maple syrup? Share it with us! Submit it on our Facebook page at http://bit.ly/iGoPinkChallenge or share it on Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #iGoPinkChallenge on your post.

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Quick and Easy Exercises – No Gym Needed!

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No time for the gym? No problem! These exercises are easy to work into your busy schedule and get your 30 minutes of exercise, 5 times a week to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Join the #iGoPinkChallenge! Share your healthy tips, workouts, and recipes with us on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #iGoPinkChallenge and mention @iGoPink. Every Tuesday we will announce one winner, share your healthy tip on social media, and give you a prize! For more information about the challenge and to download your FREE guide go to http://www.thebreastcancercharities.org/the-igopink-challenge/

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5 Tips For A Healthy July 4th

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happy 4th of july
Have a happy and healthy 4th of July with these tips:
  1. Don’t go on an empty stomach! Eat an apple, nuts, smoothie or healthy snack before you go.
  2. Make healthy choices. Fill up on fruit, vegetables, and salads first. Skip the heavy dips and chips! Avoid dishes that you don’t know how they were made or include unhealthy fats and artificial ingredients. For more tips, download the #iGoPinkChallenge Guide – click here.
  3. Eat slowly. Use small plates, take your time eating, and drink water before and during your meal.
  4. Bring your own dish. Share healthy recipes with family and friends, and make sure you have options for you to enjoy – like our Watermelon Tomato Salad.
  5. Be social. Instead of hanging around the food table, mingle with family and friends. Enjoy the company you are with and have a wonderful time at the celebration!

Get more healthy tips and learn what healthy foods to fill up on in our FREE #iGoPinkChallenge Guide – Download Here



3 Day Meal Plan: What Do I Eat On The #iGoPinkChallenge?

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Many are taking charge of their health and joining us on the #iGoPinkChallenge! Have you committed to a healthy lifestyle and downloaded our FREE guide? Download the #iGoPinkChallenge guide and start making choices today! Click Here to download, save and print.

Not sure how to get started? One of our staff members, Jennifer, shares 3 days of her meals that you too can eat, enjoy, and still keep on track and on the plan!

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Day 1

  • 16 oz water
  • (1) Breakfast: Creamy Cinnamon Banana Crunch
    • Brown Rice Cake, Lightly Salted
    • 1% Low Fat Cottage Cheese
    • Sliced Banana
    • Cinnamon
    • Coffee with liquid stevia extract and unsweetened almond milk
  • Snack: Fresh Fruit (cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew)
  • 16 oz water
  • (2) Lunch: Ahi Tuna Salad
    • Seared Ahi Tuna with Sesame Seeds
    • Salad: spring greens, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, roasted peppers, red onions, toasted soy nuts
    • SPECIAL REQUEST: Wasabi-soy Vinaigrette Dressing on the side
    • Iced Water with lime
  • 16 oz water
  • Snack: Carrots and Celery with Almond Butter
  • (3) Dinner: Turkey Meatballs & Zucchini Noodles
    • Baked Turkey Meatballs: 99% lean turkey, 1 egg, fresh chopped basil, chopped sweet onion, ground garlic and onion powder, black pepper, sea salt
    • Tomato Sauce: Crushed tomatoes, olive oil, sliced onion, minced garlic, fresh chopped basil, black pepper, sea salt
    • Zucchini Noodles: Thinly sliced (hand-cut) zucchini squash sautéed in olive oil with black pepper and sea salt
    • Cranberry Lime Water – to see the recipe, click here
  • 16 oz water

Day 2

  • 16 oz water
  • (4) Breakfast: Egg White Omelette
    • Egg Whites, Cage Free and Grain Fed
    • Sliced Sautéed Sweet Onion
    • Coconut Oil, Cold Pressed
    • Ketchup, Used Sparingly (Organic, No Corn Syrup)
    • Sea Salt, Dash
    • Coffee with liquid stevia extract and unsweetened almond milk
  • Snack: Fresh Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 16 oz water
  • (5) Lunch: Meatball Italian Salad
    • Dinner Leftovers: Turkey Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
    • Salad: Blend of kale, spinach, and butter lettuce, fresh basil, olives, roasted garlic, freshly grated black pepper
    • Dressing: Balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard (mix of equal parts)
    • Sparkling Water
  • 16 oz water
  • Snack: Brown Rice Crackers and Hummus
  • (6) Dinner: Mexican Street Tacos
    • Tacos: Corn tortillas, fajita chicken, fresh cilantro, chopped tomato and onion (no sauce on tacos)
    • Dressing on the side: Roasted Tomato Salsa and Salsa Verde
    • Skinny Margarita: Fresh lime juice, club soda, tequila, and stevia – shaken and served on the rocks

Day 3

  • 16 oz water
  • (7) Breakfast: Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal
    • Quick Cooking Oats, Water, Stevia, Vanilla, Cinnamon
    • Topping: Sliced Banana and Cinnamon
    • Coffee with liquid stevia extract and unsweetened almond milk
  • Snack: Fresh Fruit (apple)
  • 16 oz water
  • (8) Lunch: Ahi Poke
    • Raw Chopped Ahi Tuna on top of guacamole (avocado, onion, tomato, garlic, lime juice, pepper, salt)
    • Cole Slaw: Cabbage tossed in light vinaigrette
    • SPECIAL REQUEST: Soy glaze and creamy dressing on the side
    • Unsweetened Iced tea
  • 16 oz water
  • Snack: raw vegetables and low fat dressing
  • (9) Dinner: Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables
    • Grilled shrimp: wild caught shrimp, coconut oil, cajun seasoning, garlic, black pepper, sea salt
    • Grilled vegetables: squash, sliced onion, coconut oil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sea salt
    • Iced Water with sliced cucumber
  • Dessert: 2 squares of dark chocolate
  • 16 oz water

*Note: If possible, all ingredients and dishes selected were organic and gluten free

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How To Naturally Flavor Water? Cranberry Lime Water Recipe

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Are you drinking enough water? Learn how to NATURALLY flavor your water without artificial ingredients, dyes, additives or sweeteners with our Cranberry Lime Water recipe.

Share YOUR favorite ingredients and recipes with us by posting your pictures and videos on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #iGoPinkChallenge!

Make healthy food and drink choices plus add exercise to your daily routine, with the help of the #iGoPinkChallenge guide. To download the guide and learn more – click here.



Share Your #iGoPinkHealth Tips!

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Share your tips with us on how you make healthy choices and take steps to prevent, battle, and survive cancer!

STEP 1: SUBMIT a photo and add a description below
OR use the #iGoPinkHealth hashtag and tag us when posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter.
STEP 2: SHARE your entry with your friends and ask them to VOTE for you daily!
STEP 3: Every TUESDAY we will announce the winner who will win an iGoPink prize on our Facebook page!



Celebrate National Burger Day with 6 Healthy Tips

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It’s National Burger Day! This food holiday comes every year on May 28 and gives us one more reason to enjoy a great burger.

There’s no reason why you can’t celebrate this favorite foods, but still maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle! Celebrate National Burger Day with these 6 healthy tips:

  1. Select high quality and lean meat to make your burger. You can even choose leaner meats such as buffalo, turkey, chicken, lamb, salmon, tuna, shrimp, or even make a veggie burger!
  2. Add more flavor – not fat or high doses of sodium – to your burger with low sodium seasonings, fresh or dried herbs, and spices.
  3. Mix ingredients together until just combined and avoid over mixing to prevent toughening the meat.
  4. Add moisture and nutrients with sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, and your favorite vegetables.
  5. Choose a whole wheat bun or instead opt for a pita, tortilla, or skip bread entirely and top the burger on a salad.
  6. Use low fat sauces and toppings like organic ketchup, mustard, salsa, and bbq sauce.

Have more healthy burger tips? Please share in the comments below!

Enjoy!

National Burger Day Healthy Tips