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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This smoothie tastes like pumpkin pie in the palm of your hands.

Try this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie without all the calories, refined sugar and fat of a delicious holiday pie.

Before you start, make sure to have a frozen banana on hand for the base of this recipe.

You’ll be delighted with the taste of the pumpkin, maple, spice and cinnamon flavors.

Light a pumpkin spice candle for the full holiday effects.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe:

  • 1 frozen banana (put in freezer without peel)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup ice
  • Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder if you choose

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Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This pumpkin soup is one of my favorite fall soup recipes.

It is so easy to make and super yummy! Make it all winter long too!

Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds or throw in a few pumpkin cornbread croutons to fancy it up!
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Heat coconut oil over medium heat, add onions, garlic, and pumpkin and cook 4-5 minutes
  • Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, bay leaf, thyme, and curry paste and cook 15-20 minutes. Add more broth if too thick.
  • Remove from heat, remove the bay leaf, and puree with a blender
  • Place back on stove, add nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Heat until warm.
  • Place soup in bowls and top with pumpkin seeds and cilantro

Enjoy!  Send us your favorite to try – info@idinhealth.com or post it on our Facebook.

Am I having a reaction?

Am I having a reaction?

Are you having a reaction to your skincare?

Chances are that you’ve had a reaction to a skin-care product or cosmetic somewhere on your face or body but how do you know if you are having an allergic reaction or just an irritation?

The first step is to identify which product caused the problem and discontinue its use.

Here are some helpful points to help determine what kind of reaction you are having.

Irritation

  • Upon removal of product, the itching or burning sensation stops.
  • Irritation reaction may or may not repeat itself when product is applied to the skin again, depending if skin is in a sensitive state.
  • This is a “temporary reaction”, not an allergy.
  • The key here is patience. Experiment with the item or items you suspect. The reaction could have happened during a time while your immune system was low or your skin was compromised (possibly from a sunburn, windburn, a medication you were taking at that time, etc.)  Try the product again after a while then see how your skin responds. You may just need to avoid this product or suspected ingredient(s).

Allergic Reaction

  • Repeats every time product is applied.
  • Upon removal of product burning or itching does not stop.
  • Blisters, welting and/or peeling may occur later.
  • Immune system has determined that the product is life-threatening and prepares anti-bodies.
  • Stop using that product immediately and avoid suspected ingredient(s).

If matters aren’t improving after four to six weeks, you should seek out a dermatologist for an evaluation.Once you figure out your trigger ingredient is you’ll become a master at reading cosmetic ingredient labels so you can protect yourself.

If you have questions about what skincare products to use on your skin, stop in for a complimentary skincare evaluation. We carry medical grade products that deliver great results!  

Do I have to to wear sunscreen in the fall and winter?

Do I have to to wear sunscreen in the fall and winter?

Sunscreen is often forgotten about once the weather becomes cooler and the days become shorter. Regardless of cooler weather, the sun can still harm your skin.

Many people wonder,  “Do I really need to wear sunscreen in the fall and winter?”

Yes, the skin doesn’t care if it’s summer, fall, winter or spring. Sun damage to the skin is cumulative. Damage starts with the amount of sun exposure you have from the day you are born until the day you die, and keeps adding up. The more exposure you get the weaker your cells become and eventually could form a cancer. There’s still enough sun in the fall and winter to cause damage. Especially for people who enjoy our Minnesota winters and outdoor sports in the snow. The risk in the winter becomes even greater because of the reflection from the sun’s rays off the snow back to the skin. So whether you are catching rays from walking to the car, laying on the beach, taking a stroll on a cloudy day, gazing out the window on a bright winter day, cover up with SPF.

Using sunscreen should become a part of everyone’s daily skin-care routine. Look for a multifunctional SPF like Intellishade by Revision Skincare. Intellishade SPF 45 keeps your skin healthy with added anti-oxidants and your routine simple.

Ask us for a sample of Intellishade and try it first. It is a staff favorite!  More information about Intellishade can be found here.