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Despite all we have going on in our lives, how many of us have a goal to make some healthy changes as we begin this new year? With many of us women busy on the go, the demands of our world often leave little room for self-care, let alone meeting our own basic needs.

One of the best ways we can care for ourselves is through how we fuel our bodies. I cannot emphasize the importance of food for health. Beyond the direct physical affect, food affects us mentally, too! If we just grab the muffin and coffee in the drive thru, there is actually little nutrition provided which leave us feeling hungry within the hour. The same goes for grabbing only an apple as you walk out the door. Don’t get me wrong, this is a healthy option and certainly better than nothing. However, again you will only find temporary satisfaction.

At this point you might be saying, but I just don’t have time. Trust me, I get it! Which is why I am such a fan of the brand Juice Plus+. Over the last few years I have incorporated products from this brand into my daily life and now I wouldn’t go a day without them!

The goal of these products is to make healthy living easier and I personally can say these products certainly deliver on their promise. I have been using Juice Plus+ for years and have loved the entire brand’s offerings, however I certainly have my go-to items. The brand only creates products that are plant-based, nutrient-dense and made with as simple ingredients as possible. Further, they are gluten-free, made with non-GMO ingredients and contain NO high-fructose corn syrup! What a win-win!

Today, I want to share with you how you can join me in reaping the nutritional benefits from incorporating Juice Plus+ products into your life. Below I’ll share with you how I enjoy using a few of their offerings.

Before we get to breakfast we can start the day with tasty, soft vitamin chews. These are ideal for anyone, even children! They are created with 30 different fruits and vegetables, some even made with berries, too! You can choose from the fruit blend, veggie blend  or berry blend. My personal favorite is the berry blend. Juice Plus+ uses the whole fruit whenever possible, including peels and seeds to provide maximum nutrition. I’m sure we can all admit to needing some more vitamins and minerals in our diets. These chews are such an easy way to add in some extra nutrition first thing in the morning!

Next up is to choose some healthy options for breakfast to fuel the start of our day. I mean we all have to be productive, right? The goal is to start the day with a healthy, nutritious, plant-based breakfast. Juice Plus+ offers shakes and bars for a quick, plant-based nutritious option. The Complete by Juice Plus+ Shakes come in two classic flavors, Dutch chocolate and French Vanilla. If you want to try them both, check out the combo pack. Each is made with simple ingredients including soy, chickpea powder, pea protein, rice protein, quinoa, amaranth, millet, radish sprouts, broccoli sprouts and alfalfa sprouts. This non- GMO, gluten-free combination of ingredients provides plant-based protein, fiber and prebiotics. The powders support cardiovascular wellness, proper immune functioning, healthy lungs and skin and gum health! Wow, all of that in a scoop of powder? You bet! Can you see why I’m loving these products?

To use, I mix with my favorite plant-based milk, such as almond or soy milk. If I am feeling adventurous and have some time, I’ll use my blender to add in a handful of kale, spinach and some banana for extra nutrition and flavor. SO YUMMY! Not only is this powder perfect for shakes, but also fun to use in overnight oats, chia seed pudding, dairy-free yogurt or in baked goods.

If I don’t make a shake in the morning, I’ll grab a low glycemic Complete Dark Chocolate and Fig Bar on my way out the door. I love the taste and it’s a wonderful option for increasing my protein and fiber intake. I feel energized and ready to take on my morning when I include a shake or eat one of these bars. Not to mention, it keeps me excited for breakfast each day! Often times, I include one of these bars as an afternoon snack to keep me going during work.

And the best part is not only do these products benefit you, but they benefit the whole family, too! You can feel confident putting these products into your body, knowing they are only going to help you become a healthier version of yourself! I mean this sounds pretty awesome to me! So cheers to being on your way to a healthier, more productive, nutrition-fueled year!

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And I work with women who are struggling to put their health and wellbeing first. My path as a Christian Holistic Wellness Influencer started with a career in gerontology that was sidetracked by a battle with a chronic illness. After five years in remission, it’s become my life’s work to teach other women a framework for holistic wellness so they can start feeling their best again.

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