Keri Glassman, Nutritious Life

Humans have valued mushrooms as culinary delicacies and for their health benefits throughout history. Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and many other healthcare traditions have utilized medicinal mushrooms for millennia. In recent years, Western medicine has discovered medicinal mushrooms' nutraceutical value, as well. Research indicates that mushrooms have nutrients that offer a number of benefits, from specific nutrients (such as protein, key vitamins and numerous bioactive compounds) to properties that provide powerful antioxidants and fight stress while supporting the immune system. Read on to learn about the nutritive power of mushrooms...... Read more →

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Magnesium is instrumental to many body functions and necessary for every biological organism, not just humans. Technically, it is an essential mineral nutrient, meaning it’s something the body needs, but it cannot make itself. That means it has to come from a dietary source like food or a supplement. This mineral plays a critical role in the brain, heart, and muscle health for humans. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you can avoid magnesium deficiency: What Is Magnesium? Magnesium is one of several minerals in the body... Read more →

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Not everyone enjoys eating meat but everybody needs protein. Whole proteins like beef, chicken, and fish, are among some of the best sources of protein available, they aren't for everyone. Just check out the amount of protein in a single serving of the following cooked meats and fish: 3 oz of chicken breast: 13 grams 3 oz of steak: 23 grams 3 oz of salmon: 21 grams All that protein is made up of varying combinations of molecules called amino acids, dubbed the "building blocks of life." Your body really... Read more →

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One you try this, you're going to have a new favorite beverage. It's chilled, tropical, real fruit flavor and nothing fake. The Summer Wonder Slushie is a delicious drink that you can blend to perfection in a few minutes. Not only is is truly refreshing and delightful to taste buds, its giving your body the nourishment it truly craves. This amazing drink is packed with nutrients, thanks to the incredibly nourishing Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants Drink Mix. The following ingredients will make one large "Summer Wonder Slushie". If you're... Read more →

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With the summer heat this day couldn’t come soon enough and we have the perfect vegan & gluten free recipe for you to celebrate with Chocolate Protein Nice Cream! This recipe makes 2 servings. Chocolate Protein Nice Cream Recipe Ingredients: * 2 large bananas sliced thinly and frozen * 1/8 cup almond milk or any non dairy milk of choice * 1 scoop Life’s Abundance Chocolate Protein Powder * 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder * 1 1/2 tbsp carob powder, optional but gives a great smooth flavor. *... Read more →

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This recipe is a must for weekends in with Netflix and some vanilla ice cream. Packed with protein and oh so ooey, gooey, this is sure to become a favorite brownie recipe in your home too. These brownies are vegan and gluten free! The recipes makes 16 brownies or one just really BIG brownie because why even cut it...am I right? There's no shame in eating this right out of the pan. Vegan & Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Protein Brownies Ingredients: 2 4 oz. bars vegan semisweet baking chocolate bars,... Read more →

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Do you trust your gut? If you don't you better listen to your gut instincts and what it's trying to tell you. I'm sure this has happened to you that you had a feeling deep down inside that you should make one decision, or avoid another. While we may be listening to our guts, are we really paying attention to our gut health? Your gut can tell you a lot more about your overall health than you may realize. Here are 4 reasons why you should pay attention because your... Read more →

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Many people have turned to the satisfying task of making their own bread while they are stuck at home. In fact, so many people are baking bread that yeast demands around the country have been soaring! Bread making is a time-consuming yet rewarding task that many people have found to be therapeutic while social distancing. Try it for yourself —here’s our unique recipe for sweet potato protein bread that the entire family will enjoy. Ingredients (one round loaf) 3 chopped and boiled sweet potatoes 1 tbsp of active dry yeast... Read more →

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Gut health has been gaining traction in the health and wellness world, and for very good reason. Gut health affects everything from your immune system, to your weight, to your brain function, so it’s really important to focus on what’s going on in your belly. More and more research highlights the importance of the healthy bacteria that live in your gut. Having adequate “good” bacteria has been shown to help regulate the digestive system and help support the immune system. Recent probiotic studies connect proper balances with healthy body weight... Read more →

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The holidays might be over but this delicious protein smoothie will put you back in the holiday spirit any time of the year! It features our Life's Abundance Vanilla Protein Powder. We've been using this protein powder for a years in our morning smoothie and it is creamy, rich and delicious! The Life's Abundance Vanilla Protein Powder is 100% plant based. It's perfect for those living a plant based lifestyle or those that just want a little extra goodness in their diet. The vanilla protein powder has 14 grams of... Read more →

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The holidays are over and maybe you have leftover candy canes that have been hanging on the tree or were in your Christmas stocking. OR, maybe you bought a bunch of candy canes during the 50% after holiday clearance! Here's an easy and tasty way to use those candy canes! Make a Candy Cane Protein Shake! Candy Cane Protein Shake Recipe Ingredients: 1 scoop Chocolate or Vanilla Life's Abundance Protein Powder 1 c. unsweetened almond milk 1 frozen banana 2 tablespoons crushed candy cane Directions: Add ice, blend and enjoy!... Read more →

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While just a decade ago it was tricky and costly to go vegan or vegetarian, it’s much easier today to embrace a healthy plant-based diet. Some people still hesitate to take the plunge for one reason – the myth that eating a plant-based diet is just too expensive. Don’t you need a lot of costly exotic ingredients? The answer is no! While investing in a healthy diet is a great idea for everyone, you don’t need to buy a lot of fancy foods to sustain this lifestyle. If you strip... Read more →

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If the dog days of summer call out for anything (aside from a fully functioning central air system) it’s a bright, cool, refreshing beverage. And should that beverage also replenish your body’s supply of minerals and antioxidants, so much the better! Our culinary team has concocted what we hope will instantly become your new favorite beverage from your first thirst-quenching gulp. It's bright as the noon-day beach, bursting with a snappy, sweet flavor and brimming with the nutrients that summer bodies crave, thanks to our fabulously nourishing Minerals & Antioxidants... Read more →

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Are you looking for a unique appetizer to serving to your party guests that will impress them? This will make a splash at your next get-together and your friends will wonder when you became such a culinary expert! It’s chocked full of nourishing goodness, too! As outlined, makes about 8 ounces of tapenade. Simply increase the fixings to serve larger crowds! Ingredients 1 tsp. capers 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted 1/4 cup dried figs 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup kohlrabi 1/4 cup blackberry preserves 1... Read more →

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Almost everywhere - from Facebook to the pretty pages of your favorite magazine to the packaging of your go-to foods - you’ll read that getting your vitamins and minerals from fruits and veggies is an important aspect of living a Nutritious Life1. And, that’s spot on! However, we don’t live in a perfect world, so while it would be ideal to get all of the things we need from our diet, this often is easier said than done. Supplementing your healthy diet that’s packed with fruit and veggies (and whole... Read more →

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It's not an exaggeration to say that more people are worrying about their health (especially, their healthcare) than ever before. Some could argue that all of this increased worry is actually having a negative impact on the health of Americans! While the latest effort by Congress to change our nation's healthcare system appears to have stalled, it doesn't mean we shouldn't be taking active measures to protect our own health. So, let's try to put aside the worry - and the politics - and focus on some really exciting science!... Read more →

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Gut health has been building steam as a trending health topic as more and more research points to the importance of the microbiome. Micro - what? Microbiome is a fancy word for the trillions (yes, trillions!) of microbes that live in your gut, on your skin and elsewhere. Your gut health affects everything from your immune system, to your weight, to your brain function, so it’s really important to focus on what’s going on in your belly. Or shall I say what’s going INTO your belly. It may sound crazy... Read more →

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The perfect complement to any springtime table setting, it just doesn’t get any better than this sweet treat! Not only does it double as festive décor, it's also loaded with nutrition. Packed with protein from egg whites, a super-health boost from Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants and minimal sugar, the crowd will come running for more. This simple recipe yields about 45 cookies. INGREDIENTS: 2 egg whites 2 scoops Minerals & Antioxidants (Cherry or Tropical Fruit Flavor) 1/2 C confectioner sugar 1/4 tsp lime zest DIRECTIONS: Place the oven rack... Read more →

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You had me at Gluten Free but then said Vegan, Non-GMO, Dairy Free, Soy Free AND Tastes Great?!? Ok, this Plant Protein Powder is da Bomb! Seriously guys, you are going to love this. We use the Vanilla Plant Protein Powder every morning in our smoothie. It's smooooth and silky. I remember our old protein powder was chalky and never mixed well by spoon. In the morning we use our blender since we are adding frozen fruit to our smoothie. However, post workout, we would just add our protein powder... Read more →

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We are thrilled that Gluten-Free Living Magazine has selected Life's Abundance Probiotic for inclusion in its April issue. On newsstands now, the magazine covers helpful information on travel, research developments and (of course) recipes for those living with gluten-sensitivity. Life's Abundance Probiotic was chosen for the New For You feature because it is suitable for those seeking to avoid gluten. The Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula was developed with an award winning probiotics manufacturer in the USA, focused on supplying the highest quality strains that are vigorously tested using top technological... Read more →

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Whey is a very popular ingredient in protein powders, especially in bodybuilding formulas. But is this commonly used ingredient all that it’s cracked up to be? In this post, we’ll look at the conventional wisdom and why whey might not be the best option for health-conscious consumers. Let’s Talk Protein It’s hard to understate the importance of consuming sufficient amounts of nourishing proteins. Your body needs quality protein to function properly, to build and repair tissues and to make enzymes, hormones and other key bodily chemicals. The amino acids in... Read more →

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Really, do we need to provide any explanation for the taste sensation of combining chocolate and peanut butter? Even vanilla lovers look to this yummy combo when they want to be a bit naughty. Now we’ve turned this world-famous flavor into a healthy and satisfying shake that you can enjoy as often as you like! So, go ahead and treat yourself to this super simple, incredibly delicious and oh so healthy temptation. Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie 1 cup milk of choice (Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, etc) - We use... Read more →

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Great News! In December, the Life's Abundance nutritional supplement bundle was introduced as a special promo. Due to it's popularity, this will remain as a new product to purchase!! It's a great way to get all the products at a discounted price. There is now an overall $5.00 discount off the Vanilla and Chocolate bundles on all price levels (including Retail and Autoship.) Each bundle includes the following full-size products: Plant Protein (Vanilla or Chocolate), Minerals & Antioxidants (Cherry or Tropical Fruit), Greens Blend, Probiotics, Multivitamin, Fish Oil (120 capsules).... Read more →

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For a limited time, you can take advantage of our biggest discounts of the year. Get six full size nutritional supplements for 20% off the retail price! If you already take advantage of our reduced Autoship pricing, you’ll still save 10% off the Autoship price. Don’t wait until after the holidays to get healthier and save money. Start now and save big! Using These Supplements Can Pay for Themselves! For example, making delicious smoothies with Plant Protein plus fruits, veggies and other ingredients for breakfast, lunch or dinner can save... Read more →

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Nothing says “the holidays are here” quite like a comforting cup of hot cocoa. One whiff of this rich, chocolaty recipe will fully engage your nostalgia reflexes, conjuring up happy days of yore. Even better, the following simple mix-stir-and-heat recipe features a healthy measure of Chocolate Protein Powder, our non-GMO, nutrient-rich blend of proteins from pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa! What better way to shore up your joyful reserves and fuel your holiday shopping, planning and festive jubilations! As outlined, makes a single serving. Simply increase the fixings to... Read more →

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Who says healthy living can’t be irresistibly delicious? Definitely not anyone after sampling these! Judging by the reaction this recipe got here at our home office, you might want to throw caution to the wind and whip up a double batch of this fudge-inspired delight. Be sure to share this delectably sweet and coolly refreshing treat with friends and family! Ingredients: 2 Cups toasted rolled oats 1 Cup unsweetened coconut 1/2 Cup slivered almonds 1/2 Cup virgin coconut oil (warmed to liquid) 1 Cup almond butter 2/3 Cup raw honey... Read more →

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Calling all CHOCOLATE LOVERS!! It's here!! Life's Abundance Chocolate Plant Protein!! The Vanilla is DELICIOUS and now we have chocolate! The Life's Abundance Chocolate Plant Protein has all of the same beneficial ingredients as the Vanilla plus cocoa and cacao, both of which are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Because of these additions, the Chocolate Flavor has slightly higher protein and calorie content over Vanilla, at 15 grams of protein and 120 calories a serving. The Chocolate Plant Protein is silky smooth, satisfying and yummy! 100% plant based 15 g... Read more →

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Promises of age defying, wrinkle releasing and instant face lifts in a bottle keep beauty products flying off the shelves everywhere from the grocery store to the most posh department store. I’m not saying a few fancy (or not so fancy) products don’t have their role in your skin's health and glow but your best bet at beautiful skin? Is building it from the inside out. These five foods will offer you loads of nutrients to help clear your complexion, prevent wrinkles and make your skin glow. Strawberries: This sweet... Read more →

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In an ideal world, we would eat the perfect amounts and proportions of just the right foods from pristine, organically grown farms so we could obtain optimal nutrition from each and every bite. Sounds good, right? It’s important to understand that foods are complicated – in a good way. All foods contain a host of complex micronutrients that work together in perfect harmony. This is why I believe that you can’t pop a pill and expect it to replace all of the nutrition foods deliver in your diet. There’s no... Read more →

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Non-GMO Dairy Free Gluten Free Vegan Soy Free Grain Free No Sugar Added No Artificial Colors No Preservatives Kosher and Halal Certified Room Temperature Stable Order Life's Abundance Probiotics Today! Providing your body with a regular source of “friendly” bacteria is important. There was a time when you could get healthy bacteria through foods but today most foods are so overly processed and pasteurized that the healthy bacteria aren’t alive by the time you ingest them. That’s why a daily probiotic is so valuable. There’s an ecosystem of bacteria (known... Read more →

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Antioxidants. Free radicals. Two buzzwords thrown around as often as, we eat! But what are antioxidants and free radicals exactly, where are they found and what do they do to and for you? Antioxidants are compounds that protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Think of them as the "good guys" that protect you from the "bad guys", free radicals. Free radicals are produced when your body breaks down certain foods, from environmental exposures such as tobacco smoke and even from the sun. In science terms, a free... Read more →

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We eat as healthy as possible but also know that due to many factors in the world, our food is not as nutritious as it was year's ago. I'd love to have a garden but my thumbs aren't too green so we reply on local farmer's markets and healthy drinks like Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants drink. You can read more about it here and there are 2 awesome flavors to choose from - cherry and tropical fruit. While I am a little more partial to tropical fruit, the cherry... Read more →

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We've been distributors with Life's Abundance since 2003 sharing our healthy, natural, never recalled dog and cat foods, treats, supplements and pet care products. Up until recently, we've had one supplement for people...our Omega 3 Fish Oil in both liquid and capsules. It is ultra-concentrated with 2 to 3 times as much health promoting EPA and DHA as competing brands. If you are currently taking a fish oil supplement, we encourage you to check out Life's Abundance fish oil and compare Life's Abundance fish oil to your brand as not... Read more →

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Americans are deficient in minerals. In fact, way back in 1936, the Department of Agriculture told congress that 99% of the population was deficient. Regrettably, there are many more recent studies confirming varying amounts of mineral deficiencies in our diet, mainly due to their depletion in our soil. We need minerals! Vitamins cannot work properly without them and they are absolutely vital to maintain our mental and physical well being. Since the body cannot manufacture minerals, they must come from our diet. Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants drink mix is... Read more →

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You may hear the word protein and immediately think of a juicy bacon cheeseburger or a Sunday morning cheesy omelet. But, this macronutrient, famous for building muscle, comes in many shapes and sizes and has a whole lot of responsibility other than conquering cravings and “bulking” you up! Protein is made up of amino acids. There are more than 50 amino acids in the body, but 20 of them are responsible for protein building. There are 11 nonessential amino acids, meaning the body can create them on its own and... Read more →

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Do you ever wish you were living back in the days before our mornings started off with phone alerts and emails waiting to be answered? Yes, it’s annoying to have modern day technology interrupt what could be a pleasant start to your day, but the good news is that you have the power to create a morning ritual that is energizing and inspiring. Rather than opening up your phone to check social media or your computer to get ahead at work, start your day off right with the following tips... Read more →

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In this season of warm weather entertaining, finding a way to offer guests Pinterest-worthy refreshments minus hours spent laboring in the kitchen can feel like a high-stakes wager. But this summer you’ve got an ace up your sleeve with this bundle of perfect recipes to dazzle party goers, drop-in visitors and even your kids! So, if you're tired of snacks that come with their own pre-packaged soundtrack, like the air tight seal on a jar of salsa being broken, then you’re in the right place! With a modest shopping list... Read more →

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Life's Abundance Greens Blend nourishes your body with a blend of raw, certified-organic grasses plus certified, organic mushrooms. We mix a scoop in our smoothie every morning and it's fantastic! We've also mixed it with water and the berry taste is great. Our organic raw greens are grown in glacial soil and cut at peak harvest before the jointing stage, so you're getting the best quality greens. Because they are raw, they retain more nutrients than cooked greens. To boost this formula’s nutrient value, we added a certified organic blend... Read more →

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Unfortunately, four out of five people don't get the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals through food alone. That's why supplementing your diet with a multivitamin is so important. To ensure a balance between getting just enough and not overdoing it, we formulated our Life’s Abundance Multivitamin. This unique supplement provides you with a focused approach to daily wellness. That’s important because instead of bombarding your body with an endless list of vitamins and minerals, like other dietary supplements, we included only the nutrients you need for optimal health... Read more →

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Many people assume a green juice is for other people. They claim they don’t like veggies. They fear the poison-colored concoction will taste even worse than it looks. They think die-hard green juicers seem nutritionally elitist and willing to compromise their taste buds in the name of super fuel. While there is definitely a spectrum of green -- from beginner to advanced -- there is a place for you somewhere along the line. I promise. And I’m encouraging you to join the party, because nothing bad happens when people add... Read more →

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It's funny because people through the word "probiotics" around but how many people actually understand what they are talking about or know why they are good for you? This is a great article from Keri Glassman that breaks it down. After years of hearing about the benefits of probiotics, you probably think you know everything you need to. Chances are they were your friend to help you through the winter ambush of colds. To most minds, there’s probably no mystery left. Given the nature of the good news plus more... Read more →

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I've had a smoothie for breakfast for years. I go through my usually routine of Almond Milk, some frozen fruit, a banana, some greens and then add my protein powder. We tried Life's Abundance plant protein a few weeks back and my smoothies taste better. This plant protein just seems to add a smoother tastier taste to my smoothie. Of course now I've always added Life's Abundance Greens Blend to my smoothie so I don't need to run out to the store for fresh greens since they don't stay long... Read more →

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We are so happy to announce that our Multivitamin dietary supplement is on sale now! Not only does this product hold true to our exacting standards, but it was developed with and is endorsed by one of the nation's leading authorities on nutrition and author, Keri Glassman, MS.RD.CDN. Keri is the author of six books and makes frequent appearances on popular TV shows including The Today Show, The View, The Rachel Ray Show and CNN to share her nutritional expertise. A regular contributor to People Magazine and Foodnetwork.com, she serves... Read more →

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