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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

Immune-Boosting Strawberry Kale Smoothie


Smoothies are my favorite meals to have in the summer. They're quick, healthy, and yummy. A smoothie is a great way to pack in veggies and super foods, like ground flax or chia seeds.

You can right click to download the recipe above. Simply blend the ingredients together on high for a few minutes until thoroughly combined. You may have noticed the recipe calls for frozen broccoli. I started using that in my green smoothies because it's practically tasteless when mixed with fruit, and it adds a nice chill to the smoothie without watering it down like ice does. I used to do the same thing by using frozen fruit, but it's a lot cheaper to get a big bag of frozen broccoli. I also like to use almond milk in my smoothies, but to make this one creamy, don't use anything other than plain coconut milk.

The super foods in my strawberry kale smoothie have many health benefits. A smoothie is the perfect opportunity to take in apple cider vinegar without having to deal with the taste. The ground flax also adds a good amount of fiber, calcium, iron, and omegas. To make this a post-workout smoothie, add protien by swapping the flax seed with 4 tbsn almond butter. (I would only use one or the other simply to keep the calories in check.) Kale is my absolute most favorite green to put in a smoothie. It is tasteless and packs in large doses of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, along with good amounts of other nutrients. Strawberries are also very high in Vitamin C, and 1 cup of frozen broccoli contains 50% the daily value of Vitamin C. With the large amount of Vitamin C in this drink, you could definitely think of it as an immune-boosting smoothie.

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