Healthy NutriBullet Smoothie Recipe

I’ve recently gotten into the habit of packing essential nutrients into my diet in the form of smoothies. An energizing smoothie is a fantastic way to start the day, and nutrient-rich, protein-packed smoothies are perfect post-gym snacks. It’s so much fun to experiment with different ingredients and see what kind of deliciousness you can invent! This is one of my favorite creations, and it’s great to have at any time of day.

You’ll need:

1 banana

¾ cup frozen berries (I use a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, but any will do!)

½ cup vanilla soy milk

¼ cup water

1 tbsp Tru-Nut peanut butter powder

1 tbsp chocolate hemp protein powder

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Appreciating Mothers of All Varieties

We’ve been talking a lot about moms here lately, but we want to make sure we don’t overlook an important category of people this week. If, for whatever reason, you won’t be celebrating Mother’s Day with your mom this weekend (or even if you are), this is a great time to acknowledge the mother figures in your life who have been important to you. Perhaps a grandmother or aunt helped raise you, or your best friend’s mom is practically yours, too. Maybe a teacher acted as a motherly guide and had a profound influence on your life. Maybe your dad played the role of both parents while you were growing up. It could even be the “mom friend” in your … Read more...

DIY Sugar Scrub for Mother’s Day

Did you miss our post last week about what to get Mom, and now you’re running behind on Mother’s Day shopping? We’ve got you covered. Ordering online may be cutting it close timewise, but it’s not too late to make her something! Sugar scrubs are super easy to make, and they’re amazing beauty products. They gently exfoliate your skin, leaving it soft and rejuvenated. There are a ton of different kinds, but my favorite is a simple brown sugar scrub. Here’s how to make it!

You’ll need:

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup brown sugar

A container of some sort

Optional:

Raw cane sugar

Any additions you’d like (citrus, essential oils, vanilla extract, etc.)

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Earth Day at P.C. Richard and Son: How We Do Our Part

Happy Earth Day!

Today, we want to share with you some of the ways we make an effort to reduce our impact on the environment and kept this planet beautiful and sustainable.

1. Each of our sixty-six showrooms has been retrofitted with LED lighting, which is 80% more efficient than traditional lighting. The huge difference in energy use reduces demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. LED lights last much longer than traditional lights, which significantly reduces waste. Their lack of toxicity makes their disposal far less harmful to the planet.

Future electrical production2. Four of our facilities utilize solar panels. Solar energy is an alternative for fossil fuels that is renewable and does not pollute the air with harmful … Read more...

P.C. Richard and Son Donates Two TVs to the UConn Health NICU

P.C. Richard and Son had the amazing honor of being able to donate two televisions to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UConn Health. The TVs have been installed at the wash stations, where everyone who enters the unit is required to spend three minutes washing their hands.

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The TVs display important information for people to read while they wash their hands, including guidelines for how to properly handle the babies.

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We are so inspired by both the hard-working employees at UConn Health and the patients’ families. We’re proud to have been able to contribute to the continued growth of such a dedicated unit.

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Get Outside, Get Active, Get Healthy!

Now that the weather is the best it’s been all year, there’s no excuse to stay indoors! This is especially good news for those of you who aren’t fans of going to the gym. Now you can get outside to stay active and healthy!

If you don’t already have one, you’re going to want to get your hands on a Fitbit. Among other features, these sleek and stylish wristbands track your steps, calories burned, and active minutes, so you can make sure you’re on top of your health each day. It will be super encouraging to see your Fitbit track your activity now that the weather is warming up. We tend to be far less sedentary when the weather … Read more...

DIY Cupcake Ovens!

In the spirit of Appliance Employee Pricing, we made little ovens for our cupcakes! After printing templates from madebymarzipan.com, we got to work making tiny appliance homes for our cupcakes.

You’re better off printing the template directly on the paper you’re using, but we didn’t have paper in the right size, so we traced it instead.

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After about a half hour of folding (and regretting not tracing the lines more carefully), our ovens were nearly complete!

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Mine came out a little wonky, but I appreciate its personality!

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Now for the cupcakes! They’re super easy to make with a mini cupcake maker.

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Best Streaming TV Devices to Help Cut the Cord

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Photo by flash.pro via: freeforcommercialuse.org

Is it time to cut the cord? Let P.C. Richard & Son help you determine the best TV streaming device for your home. It’s convenient to stream services like Netflix and Hulu on a tablet, laptop or smartphone but the overall entertainment experience can be greater when viewing the newest Hollywood blockbuster on your larger television screen. Before you decide to cut the cable or ditch the satellite, consider the various attributes of the best streaming devices available today.

Best TV Streaming Devices: the Brands

When shopping for the best streaming device you’ll see several familiar name brands. These include Apple, Amazon Fire, Google and Roku. If you’re new to streaming devices, Roku may not … Read more...

The Guide to Last Minute Christmas & Holiday Shopping

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By Bernd [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
It’s December 20 and your home is beautifully decorated with all the Christmas presents wrapped and placed under the tree. No? This is not your home? That’s okay, it’s not ours either. Sometimes no matter how hard we try to keep on track, there’s always some last minute shopping to do for the holidays.

P.C. Richard & Son has put together a helpful guide for last minute Christmas shopping including DIY gift ideas and ways to have items shipped quickly.

Power of the List

Don’t underestimate the power of the shopping list. There’s a reason Santa makes a list every year and checks it twice. A list helps you stick to a … Read more...

11 Sweet & Savory Gifts for Bakers

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Photo by Alyssa via: freeforcommercialuse.org

Make it a ho, ho, ho happy holiday for someone special with unique gifts for bakers from P.C. Richard & Son. Look beyond baking trays and silicone hot mitts with our list of 11 sweet and savory gifts for the baker on your list.

Z_KSM150PSAQKitchenAid Stand Mixer

The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer is a must-have for any baker. With a five-quart, stainless steel mixing bowl plus attachments for kneading dough, this countertop appliance is a real kitchen workhorse. It even comes in many different colors to complement any kitchen décor theme.

 

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