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I Got My Summer Refund Check!

  It’s my favorite time of the semester you know the one where free money is involved?! My semester started a week ago and my refund posted shortly after. If you’ve been reading my blog or watching my YouTube channel, then you know I am a champion for scholarships and free money. This past year my employer decided to pay for doctoral degrees in full which greatly assisted in my debt free journey. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “I Got My Summer Refund Check” where I am sitting in my office with my hand under my chin with a smile while looking at the camera. Although my schooling is paid for, I still have several scholarships that provide some overage. My goal is to not only obtain my doctorate degree for free but to make money while doing it! This summer I received two scholarships for $500 each for a total of $1000! One scholarship was given to me by the university without me having to apply while the other is for my work with a local community college.  With

Adult Daily Living Skills: Breakfast Smoothie

 

What do you typically eat on a Saturday morning? Are you a big breakfast with all of the works type of person or do you play it safe with a granola bar?  This past Saturday I wanted something quick, easy, and healthy so I decided to make a smoothie. Smoothies are a great way to get all of your nutrients in one meal without having to do a whole lot. All you need is milk, fruit, and yogurt. I typically like to use almond milk, an assorted frozen fruit mix, and whatever yogurt I have on hand.


Figure 1: This is a thumbnail for my YouTube video on ADL: Breakfast Smoothie where I am drinking a smoothie and showing the ingredients that I used. 



In case you didn’t know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I am shocked when I hear people say that they don’t eat breakfast. When you don’t eat breakfast you take on the chance of overeating throughout the day to make up for not having an earlier meal. You also starve your body, which is not a good thing. A smoothie is an easy way to eat breakfast without all the hassle!


Figure 2: This a photo of a blender, yogurt, almond milk, and assorted fruit mix. 


When making a smoothie here are a few tips to follow:

  • 1.      Put the yogurt at the bottom. It helps everything else in your blender to mix better.
  • 2.      Next, add your choice of frozen fruit. Freezing the fruit helps to not have to use ice, which will water down your smoothie.
  • 3.      Lastly cover the entire mixture with milk.
  • 4.      Blend to your liking and enjoy!

Check out the video below to see how I make a delicious breakfast smoothie. Be sure to check back in to my YouTube on THIS Wednesday 5/5/21 for a SPECIAL announcement. Ms. Duggan has been working on something very special and I cannot wait to tell you all about it! Drop down in the comments and let me know what you think it is!

Figure 3: This is a photo of me drinking a smoothie. 




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