A Fresh Start

The holidays usually mean amazing food, incredible desserts and, well... quite likely some over indulgence. Here's a great smoothie recipe to start 2015 with. This smoothie will help you to detox and make you feel energized.

Berry Good Breakfast
Berries turn on detoxifying enzymes and the ginger in this smoothie stimulates digestion.

What you need:

  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 3/4 cup chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste.
Puree until smooth.

Nutritional information:
112 cal, 1 g protein, 26 g carb, 3 g fiber,
1.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 56 mg sodium
(per serving).

We would like to take
this opportunity to wish
you the very best in 2015.

May great things come
for you and your family.

For Posterity's Sake

With the holiday season behind us, you've likely captured many photos and video memories on different devices. It could've been a long verdue family get-together or perhaps your son's first Christmas morning.

Memories like these are precious and they're something that we want to be able to enjoy later. No matter what the event is or the motivation for capturing it, you want to make sure to preserve it.

A lot of pictures and video we record are done on our phones, tablets and digital cameras. These devices catch these moments and store them as data in their own internal memory. We then generally end up downloading this data onto our home computer.

Unfortunately, computers do crash. What would happen to all that information if yours crashed? The easiest way for you to make sure all the information on your computer is safe is to make a backup of it. A reliable way to do that is to use an external drive.

External drives connect to your computer by USB or bluetooth. They usually contain built-in software to backup all the files and folders automatically. These devices are affordable, por table and can hold enormous amounts of data. This is probably the

easiest and most reliable way to make a backup of your computer.

The best advice is to visit your local computer store and talk to one of their computer specialists. Let them know if you have a Mac or PC and what kinds of files you want to back up. Ask if you aren't sure about something, like what a USB is or how to connect the external drive.

The peace of mind that comes from knowing all those memory-making moments are safely backed up is worth every dollar you'll spend.

Simplify Your Money

When Brian K. of Calgary decided it was time to stop paying
so much interest on debt, he contacted Capital Direct.
Brian explains, “I didn't know how this would work,
but the mortgage consultant explained everything
in detail.”

Now Brian's finances are much more simple and easy to manage. “For us having a very manageable mortgage payment means we'll get out of debt sooner.”

Every month, Capital Direct helps Canadians just like you to realize
their dreams. What about you? Your home equity is something you've
worked hard to build, so why not 'let your house lend a hand' ©
when you need it most! Contact a Capital Direct mortgage specialist
to discover your options.

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