Health

How to Make Your Daily Yogurt GOOD…(and filling)

I feel like yogurt is one of those foods that everyone eats because it is good for us, but no one really loves it, we just kind of tolerate it.  During my first year of college I learned how to make my yogurt not only taste good but also fill me up (which can be hard to do…) My tips to making yogurt both yummy, filling, and still healthy include:

  1. Chia Seeds – Cannot stress this enough… they taste like nothing but have AMAZING health benefits, such as being a whole grain, a good source of protein, and loaded with antioxidants. Love Love LOVE.  (The little black things)
  2. Coconut Flakes – Ugh these are delicious.  If you are scared to try them like some of my friends, DON’T BE! So good and so good for you! That is the best combination, isn’t it?
  3. Berries – Now this should be an obvious one, but if you’re like me, then often you’ll either forget about them, or be too lazy to wash them.  But let me tell you – it is worth it to just wash them! Just buy a fun strainer and boom that is half the battle.  My favorites are blueberries and raspberries, but I like to mix in pineapple from time to time (I know, not a berry…but any fruit is really fine.)
  4. Walnuts – These WILL fill you up and add some crunch to your breakfast.  Just make sure not to use too many, because they are high in fat!
  5. Granola – There are so so so many types of granola (my favorite is called Purely Elizabeth; honestly, YUM.) But my advice is to try out a few and pick your favorite! Granola adds even more crunch to your daily yogurt, and are rich in nutrients – so it is NEVER a bad idea!

If you are not already putting these in your yogurt then I hope you will try! This list has honestly changed the way I see breakfast now.  I am actually excited to get up in the morning because of my yogurt concoctions. Pour in the yogurt, COVER it with everything good, and eat up!!

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My TV Picks

OK so a lot of my friends are always looking for a new show to watch on Netflix, and they usually come to me, because, well, they know how much I like my TV.  If any of you are in this predicament, this list will hopefully help you choose your next binge!

(The following is in no particular order)

  1. ONE TREE HILL – Okay I lied, this one is in a particular order because this is my favorite show of all time.  Seriously, if you haven’t watched this yet then do yourself a favor and OPEN A NEW TAB to start this masterpiece of a television series.  Although it starts off a little slow (for some, not me of course), the series picks up and gets better and better with every season.  Brooke Davis is basically my hero, and if you start this show right now, she will be yours too.  10/10
  2. FRIENDS – This is a classic series, and you have all probably seen reruns on TV because they are seriously ALWAYS on, but I highly recommend starting the series over from the beginning.  It is a witty and hilarious show, with characters so relatable it’ll have you identifying as Rachel Green in no time.  Although there are some characters that are sometimes so annoying you’ll want to cry, like in any show, the good moments FAR outweigh the obnoxious ones.  Phoebe and Ross are two characters who I sometimes CANNOT STAND, while other times I am peeing my pants laughing because of them (“MY SANDWICH”).  If they annoy you too, just give it/them a chance.  9.5/10
  3. THE OFFICE – Another obvious choice if you are a fan of sarcasm, this is one of the smartest and funniest shows that has ever been created.  Honestly.  Michael Scott WILL drive you crazy as much as he will make you laugh.  Pam and Jim WILL make you cry and wonder why your boyfriend is not like Jim. (Sorry, spoiler but c’mon we all see it coming even if we don’t know).  If you do not think this show is “your type”  (which, yes, I will admit I did say…) then you are wrong because it is everyone’s type and watching it was one of the BEST decisions of my life (a little dramatic, but accurate). 10/10
  4. REVENGE – This is a show that is juicy, a little messed up, and will make you want to live in the Hamptons.  Although it lost my interest for a little bit, it still gets a spot on My TV Picks because the parts that didn’t lose my interest were VERY entertaining.  Also, there are too many amazing outfits in the show to not end up on this list.  7.5/10
  5. NEW GIRL – Just one of those fun shows that you watch if you have nothing to do and could use a laugh.  The characters in the show all work together to make it entertaining; even though the main character Jess gets on my nerves most of the time, the rest of the characters make up for her annoyingness and are present enough so that it is not a problem. Not a serious one, but, sometimes those are the ones you need to binge.  And at 22 minutes a piece, it is VERY easy to watch the entire series in a short period of time.  8/10
  6. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – Another one of the EASIEST shows to binge watch on Netflix.  The characters are hilarious.  The episodes are ridiculous.  And even though Ted Mosby can get a little whiney at times, anything with Neil Patrick Harris is worth watching.  This is one of those shows that is hilarious the first time through, but some of the episodes lose their appeal after the first viewing.  8.5/10
  7. CHICAGO FIRE/CHICAGO PD – These shows are NOT on Netflix, yet… I am hoping for everyone’s sake that they are added soon.  I watch them On Demand and have a series recording set up.  PD features the always amazing Sophia Bush, which is why I started watching these shows in the first place.  They are heartfelt and easy to keep up with.  I would HIGHLY recommend starting them both if you are into action, romance, comedy, and drama.  8.5/10
  8. SHAMELESS – Disgustingly hilarious.  Messed up.  Not a show to watch with your parents… The characters are all equally messed up and the amount of nudity is innumerable.  However, the show is ADDICTING.  If you are looking for something provocative and rule-breaking — this is it.  The more you watch this show the more you will realize how normal your life is.  Very entertaining.  Very deranged.  Sometimes you will have to look away.  9/10

If you start any of these PLEASE let me know your thoughts… Or if you have any suggestions I am always looking for a new show 😉