1 banana ½ mango 1 c. fresh pineapple 1 peeled orange 1 c. strawberries ¼ c. blueberries (optional) ¼ c. frozen whole cranberries (optional) 1 chunk of ginger – about an inch, peeled handful of kale, spinach, or other greens 1-1/2 – 2 c. water – enough to get your desired consistency Pulse after adding each items then, blend well. Optional ingredients for detox: 1 tsp. turmeric 1/2 avocado 1 T. coconut oil 1/6 of a beet 1/6 of a peeled organic lemon or lime
Smoothies are a great, easy way to get a day’s worth of fruits and vegetables in one sitting. Most people are lucky to eat three to five servings during the course of the whole day. When I started making smoothies over 12 years ago, I typically used only fruit. It wasn’t long before I began to read that by adding leafy greens, you could turn a thick, fruity drink into a tasty, powerhouse of nutrition. Do you need reasons to add smoothies to your diet? Here are several: They’r
I had the amazing opportunity to spend 7 glorious days in Europe with my husband celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. One of the things we quickly noticed, especially in Paris, was that we didn’t see anyone overweight. It really got me thinking – what was their secret to staying so slim? How did they stay so thin and fit considering that everywhere you looked, there was a boulangerie (bakery), chocolatier (chocolate specialty shop), or patisserie (pastry shop)? First, I
Dry Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup crispy quinoa* or rice cereal 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds or flax seeds 1 Tbsp. chia seeds 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips Wet ingredients: 1/2 cup honey 1 cup almond or peanut butter 1/3 cup pitted dates 1 Tbsp. molasses (optional) 3 Tbsp. MCT oil (coconut oil, melted) Bite-sized Balls: Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a bowl. Put a third of the mixture in a food processor at a
Dry Ingredients: 1-1/2 c. All-purpose Gluten-free flour 1/2 c. Honey 1 - 2 t. Cinnamon 1 t. Baking soda 1 t. Sea salt 1 T. Ground flax seeds 1 T. Chia seeds (optional) Wet Ingredients: 2 Mashed ripe bananas 1 Large egg 1/2 c. Unsweetened organic applesauce 1/2 c. Coconut oil, melted 1 t. Vanilla 2 t. Raw apple cider vinegar 1/2 c. Walnuts, chopped (optional) 1/2 c. Raisins or dried cranberries (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together dry ingredients in mixi
recipe by Beachbody (August 18, 2014) 1 (15-oz.) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (I used black beans) 3 large eggs 1/2 c. pure maple syrup 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 t. baking soda 3 T. coconut oil, melted 1 t. vanilla 1/3 c. dark chocolate chips (I used more) 1/4 t. sea salt (Salt was not in the original recipe.) 1/2 c. soft peanut butter (P.B. was not in the original recipe.) 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Grease or line a 12-muffin tin. 3. Blend all ingr
Ingredients 5 large Granny Smith apples 1/2 c. water 1/2 c. Gluten Free oats 1/2 c. Gluten Free Oat flour 1/2 - 3/4 c. organic sugar (can use 1/4 c. pure maple syrup & 1/2c. sugar) 1/4 c. ground flaxseeds or flax meal 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. nutmeg 1/4 t. ground cloves 1/4 t. sea salt 1/4 c. chopped walnuts (optional) 1/4 c. melted butter 2 T. melted coconut oil Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice apples, then put in water while you mix all dry ingredients tog
1 cup of cooked quinoa, prepared according to the package 1 handful of kale 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped 1 apple, chopped 1/2 c. dried cranberries or raisins juice of a half of lemon 1T. extra virgin olive oil or (coconut oil) MCT oil Salt & pepper to taste Cooked quinoa according to package directions and let cool. Saute or steam kale, and tear into bite sized pieces. Chop walnuts and apple. Mix all ingredients and drizzle the olive oil on top, and mix again. Serve warm or c
1/2 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil 3 T. Apple Cider Vinegar 2 T. Chia Seeds or Poppy Seeds (optional) 2 T. Ground Flax Seeds (optional) A pinch of dry mustard 1 T. Bragg's Liquid Aminos (soy sauce alternative) 1 T. Italian seasoning 1 t. Paprika Salt & Pepper to tast 1 T. Raw honey Mix well with a whisk and serve.
Dark Leafy Lettuce Spinach Kale Arugala Purple Cabbage Chopped carrots Chopped cucumber Chopped apple Raisins or Cranberries Strawberries or Blueberries Hard-boiled Egg Chopped green onion Fresh Herbs: Thyme, Parsley, Dill Sunflower Seeds Toss all of the vegetables, add fruit, top with seeds, and dressing. Enjoy!