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Happy June!

collageYIPPEE… JUNE is here!! We love the feeling of summer!! Long hot days. Kids running around. Trips to the beach. Staying up a little later watching movies. What are you planning to do this summer? We know what we will be doing! In between enjoying the days of summer we will be happily planning the NEXT ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH CONFERENCE!

The BB&R Team is pleased to announce that this year’s Achieving Optimal Health Conferenceis on Saturday, October 25th! It is going to be another AMAZING conference where you will learn how to take better care of yourself and those you love. Plan to join us and luminaries in the field of wellness and nutrition who will guide us to a healthier and more joyful life. MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! Saturday, October 25th, on the campus of Georgetown University.

Click here to register.  Registration is open now!!

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Congressman Tim Ryan from Ohio will join us this year.  He will talk to us about the importance of mindfulness and what that means to us as individuals  and to our country.  He will remind us that being mindful and “present” in each moment is an important building block to creating a  more joyful life. He is the author of, A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit. Visit our website to learn more about Congressman Ryan and our other speakers!

Registering is SO easy. Click HERE now! We look forward to seeing you there!  And be sure to FOLLOW US on Instagram (bbandrwellnessconsulting), Facebook (facebook.com/AOHConferece) and Twitter (@AOHConference) for more announcements about our conference.

There is so much to love about summer! One of the best things about summer is that eating healthy can be so effortless. Check out our delicious kale and avocado salad.

Anytime you can incorporate avocado in your day… DO IT! Avocados have been called one of the world’s healthiest foods and pack a serious nutritional punch! An average avocado contains around 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber and very low amounts of sugar. Avocados are also rich in phytochemicals, which can help prevent cancer.

Mix it up with Kale—ANOTHER nutritional powerhouse with high levels of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and fiber and a variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects—and you have the most delectable salad ever.  We like to toss it with a light & delicious (and majorly nutritious) dressing.

KALE AND AVOCADO SALAD

*Serves 4

4 cups finely chopped kale
½ cup chopped basil
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
avocado diced

In a large bowl combine the kale, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix thoroughly using your fingers to make sure kale is completely coated. You can make it up to this point cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
 Before serving add avocado and toss lightly.

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