Active Aging Week is Here

This important week runs from September 23-29, 2018. Beginning in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), brings awareness to the benefits of continuing to exercise and stay active. Mind, body and spirit are emphasized with many theme days being held across the country. Screening and routine doctor appointments are encouraged to prevent illnesses.




Healthy eating is another key factor in this weeks awareness. Here is a simple smoothie selection that will help boost your health



Pineapple dream to aid digestion:

Serves 2

Place in the blender, blend until smooth. Ice can be added if the coldness doesn't hurt your teeth


2 cups of pineapple (canned or frozen is fine)

1 cup plain yogurt or kefir

1/2 c water

This smoothie will help restore good probiotics in the stomach. Very beneficial after experiencing a bout of diarrhea.



Anemia busting Apricot-Yogurt Smoothie:

Serves 2

Place in the blender, blend until smooth. Ice can be added if the coldness doesn't hurt your teeth



2 cups canned apricot halves in light syrup

1 cup nonfat plain yogurt or low-fat Greek yogurt

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup water

Anemia often pluages our elderly parents and friends. This smoothie will give a power punch of Vitamin b12 will is very important to stave off Anemia.



Black and Blue Smoothie to Aid Cognitive Function:

Serves 4

Place in the blender, blend until smooth. Ice can be added if the coldness doesn't hurt your teeth



2 cups blackberries

2 cups blueberries

1 cup low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt

2 cup low-fat or fat-free milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


This smoothie is a a wonderful source of Vitamin D which is crucial for cognitive health. The berries have long been touted for their brain protecting capabilites.


(Source: CDC/Office on Women’s Health)


Alzheimers Disease helping Red Berry, Cabbage and Almond Smoothie:

Serves 2

Place in the blender, blend until smooth. Ice can be added if the coldness doesn't hurt your teeth



½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 cup mixed frozen berries

½ cup chopped red cabbage

1 teaspoon honey

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

2 or 3 drops almond extract (about 1/8 teaspoon)

6 almonds or 2 teaspoons raw almond butter

1/2 cup milk

Alzheimers Disease is a debilitating factor in growing numbers of the elderly. This combination including the almonds and cinnamon have long been suggested by the medical community to be used regularly. This smoothie is also rich in Vitamin E which has been shown to help with prevention.

(Source: New York Times)

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