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Vegan Cheese Recipe by April Norris

Vegan Cheese Recipe by April Norris

Looking to make the most delicious non-dairy cheese?! You've found it right here in BennerFit with guest blogger April Norris.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

USANA 5day Cleanse Overview

I did it folks! 5 whole days of cleansing! I can't believe I actually made it through. I've got discipline but I didn't think I had 5 days of it!

I posted about my day one experience and I was pleasantly surprised. I usually go into new things with an open mind, but I must say the thought of cleansing for 5 whole days seemed slightly daunting.

Usana and April Norris (USANA Independent Associate) kept me in check through this entire journey. I would receive daily emails filled with inspiration which were very beneficial during this cleansing process. Lets face it there is food temptation everywhere! What I LOVED most about this cleanse is that you are literally eating or drinking every two hours. That is way more then I do currently. Eating this often speeds up your metabolism and gets that body back in check.

I can honestly say, I feel better! My personal goal was just to see if I could actually make it through five whole days of cleansing. April was very kind in letting me know that I could eat as many fruits and veggies as I needed. I am very active so I have to be aware of my caloric in take.

Moral of my cleanse story is that the USANA 5day RESET Cleanse is pretty darn wonderful! I really want to stress to all my Bennerfitters out there if you have wanted to cleanse, this is the one to do because it's totally doable! You don't feel hungry all the time since you are constantly eating or drinking. All of the smoothies taste delightful, the chocolate was my personal favorite! The Usana protein bars were both filling and delicious. And I love my fruits and veggies so the fact that I could eat them whole without putting them down a juicer was a big bonus!

If you are interested in this cleanse, the wonderful April Norris is your gal to contact, optimalvitality.usana@yahoo.com

Have a beautiful Tuesday! I'm feeling so energized I'm heading to the hills for a hike, thanks USANA and April! This cleanse rocks!

I'll leave you with Usana's motto...

USANA 5day RESET High Fiber Cleanse

USANA 5day RESET High Fiber Cleanse

USANA 5day RESET High Fiber Cleanse

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast

There are a lot of simple combinations in life that make people happy. Peanut butter and jelly. Macaroni and cheese. Hall and Oates.

For me, I've discovered a simple piece of happiness in this world - avocado toast. The thing with avocado toast is, it's versatile. Maybe I need a little breakfast? Avocado toast. Hmm, what will I have for lunch today? Avocado toast. I got home late for work and dinner STAT!! Avocado toast. Three meals in one. You are brilliant avocado toast. You've really done it.

I know many of you may already be on board the avocado toast train, but here's my mini recipe that makes me the happiest of all.

AVOCADO TOAST

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 avocado (you might need more depending on your bread)

2 pieces of whole wheat bread, toasted (any bread will really do but stick with a whole grain, whole wheat genre for good healthy measure)

3/4 tsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

hefty pinch of pepper (flavor to your liking)

pinch of salt (flavor to your liking)

avocado toast
avocado toast

DIRECTIONS:

{You can go about this many ways. This is just how I roll.} 

Toast your bread.

avocado toast on benner fit
avocado toast on benner fit

Meanwhile, halve your avocado (keep the pitted half stored, it will stay greener longer that way). Remove and dispose of the outer skin. Cut avocado into small pieces, and place the goodness in a small bowl. Pour in olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Mix everything with a spoon to your desired consistency. Spread on to your warm toasted bread.

Destroy immediately for ultimate satisfaction.

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