Supercharge smoothies with simple ingredients

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Smoothie

Back –to-School   mornings often mean on-the-go breakfast for kids.   While we might be too busy, we don’t want the kids to miss out on nutrition. If this remotely sounds like you, smoothies are your ‘one-glass’ solution to ensure your kids are getting ample nutrition.

Smoothies are portable, easy to make and a flavorsome option to pack extra nutrition into the diet. While they are great by themselves, they can be supercharged with the help of some very simple ingredients from your kitchen. Read on to know more:

Flaxseeds:  Getting enough fiber in the diet is an everyday struggle; however, flaxseeds are a great source of insoluble and soluble fiber. Slightly nutty in taste, they boost flavor and help with digestion.  Hence, make flaxseeds a staple for your smoothies.

Honey:  Replace the sugar in your smoothies with Honey. It offers many nutritional benefits without any preservatives found in many other forms of sweeteners. Daily consumption of honey boosts immunity and wards off infections.

Coconut oil: The obvious first reaction to this ingredient is ‘what’?  But, coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid, which is broken down into energy and not stored as fat.  Therefore, it boosts immunity, metabolism and helps in staying active.

Kale:  If your kids are not averse to the idea of having a green smoothie, Kale could be an integral ingredient of your smoothies. Kale is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. It offers a much higher vitamin C than oranges, along with vitamin A and minerals. Add this leafy vegetable to your smoothies next time to pack some nutrition.

Chia seeds: They are rich in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and several other vitamins. A tablespoon of Chia seeds in the smoothie is a fantastic way to assure your kids meet their daily fiber requirement.

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Boost productivity with healthy office snacks

Yogurt with fruitEating healthy at the office can be a real challenge. We all have colleagues who bring sugary treats like donuts, cupcakes, etc., add to that the never-ending supply of coffee, soda and trans fat loaded treats sitting on the breakroom table. It takes considerable strength to say ‘no’ to that.  Furthermore, we are all guilty of a sedentary lifestyle and skipping the gym all too often.

Our best bet to remain healthy is to choose healthier eating options and in an era of online grocery shopping, it is easier than ever. There are countless readily available snacks that are not just wholesome, but are proven to improve productivity.  Burpy will let you in on its productivity enhancing snack list, so that the next time you cross office break room or panty you make a smarter choice -

Almonds: They are loaded with Vitamin E, magnesium and calcium, in fact, they boast of significant amount of fiber and protein too.  Snacking on a handful of almonds everyday can improve your memory while reducing risk of some ghastly diseases.

Yogurt:  This is our personal favorite.  It’s not only yummy, but nutritious, it has probiotics, vitamin B, calcium and protein and is super easy to store. Interestingly, you can dress it up with your favorite fruits and get as many varieties as you want – non-fat, greek or flavored. You take your pick.

Banana – We don’t need to tell you why this fruit is preferred by athlete’s world-over. The word to describe this fruit is ‘powerhouse’ of nutrients. Biotin, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, you name it, the fruit is all you need to kick start your day.

Oatmeal: This is your go to snack for sustained energy. Add good old milk, a fruit or yogurt to rev up your mornings.

Hummus with Vegetables: Hummus with a choice of green vegetable can make for a refreshing office snack full of iron and protein.  Replace the usual tortillas and burgers for lunch with this interesting choice, if you want to up the flavors it can be part of your lunch with pita bread.

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Grocery shopping tips from Burpy personal shoppers

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Just like us, we are certain you spend many hours in the week, grocery shopping and making meals for the family. We want you to design efficient grocery lists and make smarter eating decisions.  Whether you are an in-store or online grocery shopper, here are some 101’s from none other than Burpy personal shoppers to help you make intelligent choices:

Grocery Shopping

  • Plan weekly meals: Given today’s sporadic lifestyle we all suffer from an all prevalent phenomena – eating out. Hence, our first advice to you is to be realistic about the number of meals at home. Accommodate your groceries to fit your busy schedule to avoid wastage.
  • Prepare a personal grocery list:  Empty refrigerator calls for a trip to the nearest grocery store.Sometimes we tend to go unprepared thereby buying food we don’t necessarily need. Always take time to make your personal grocery list before you actually buy your daily essentials.
  • Stick to your list: It’s easy to be tempted when you are surrounded by delicious goodies. The trick to efficient grocery shopping is to buy only what you need or aleast try and stick to the list. Online grocery shopping is one of the most effective solution to “tempt-buying”
  • Be size sensible: You might think you are getting more value for your money when you buy a gallon of milk v/s quart of milk. However, if you’re investing in larger quantities that will be used only a couple of times a day, the product will most likely spoil before it is finished. Hence, invest wisely.
  • Hit the store early: Always venture out for your grocery shopping trips early in the day, this will ensure you have access to the freshest stocks, produce and meats.
  • Stock less perishable items: No one likes a midweek grocery store trip, but be cognizant of how much fresh produce and fruits you can stock in your refrigerator. These items have a shelve life of 3-4 days; hence buy only what you need.
  • Decide on a weekly budget: If you wish to optimize your weekly grocery shopping exercise, settle on a weekly spend that strikes a balance between your nutritional needs and luxury eats.
  • Don’t go hungry for grocery shopping: This might sound funny to a lot of you, but it is physiologically proven that a buyer tends to spend a lot more when hungry.  So, our word is never go hungry to a grocery store or even better use Burpy to stick to your grocery list.

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7 things you didn’t know about Burpy!

At Burpy, our personal shoppers love hand-picking your essentials and delivering them to your doorstep. It makes us feel we are part of your family in a special way. We want to know you and your needs better. We also think you should get to know us a little better too. Read on to know all about us -

Burpy

  1. We are 3 : Burpy was incepted in 2012 and our exciting journey commenced in the fall of  2013, we are only three and  growing.
  2. School is where it all started: Burpy is an entrepreneurial venture started by five college friends who wanted to address the needs of on-campus students who had little to no time to go out and buy their own groceries. Look where we are today. Phenomenal! Isn’t it?
  3. Texas Proud: We are a homegrown Texas entrepreneurial business.  Our expedition started in Austin and we eventually expanded to Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.
  4. Crowdsourced shoppers: Our shoppers are people like you- intuitive with great knowledge of retail shelves. We deploy our network of crowd sourced shoppers to preferred local retailers to source the items our customers want.
  5. No Membership:   You don’t need a membership to benefit from our services. Need another reason to place your first order from Burpy?
  6. Our commitment: Our philosophy is simple – We are committed to saving your time by providing doorstep delivery of the exact groceries you want. We want you to have a little more time to invest in things you love.
  7. Our CEO is 24! : You heard that right, Aseem Ali – The CEO of Burpy is an engineer from the University of Texas at Austin.

We hope you now know us a little better. We would love to hear from you,  so don’t forget to comment below.