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Espresso Smoothie

February 19, 2015

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Sorry I’m late with Wednesday smoothie, I was busy prepping for a vegetarian Chinese New Year dinner tonight.

But here is my new favorite smoothie, I got hubby’s thumb’s up for this too! And he’s a picky customer. 😉 He’s not typically a fan of my green smoothies.

Espresso 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 5 dates, pitted(I like to soak them over-night in the espresso for flavor and to soften them up a bit)
  • 1 t of Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup of Coconut milk
  • handful of ice cubes

Blend for a nice treat!


 

Here is my second “greener version”

Green Caffeine Machine

  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 5 dates, pitted(pre-soaked in the espresso)
  • 1 t of raw cocoa powder(I used Nua)
  • 1/2 t of cinnamon(I threw the cinnamon & cocoa powder in with the espresso and dates to pre-soak overnight)
  • 1 t of Chia seeds
  • 1.5 C of Coconut Milk
  • 1-2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 t of Ultimate Green Powder
  • handful of ice

Blend! You should still find the taste of espresso with everything healthy masked under it. Hubby didn’t even know it was good for him!

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Nutty Green Smoothie

February 4, 2015

This morning after an hour of kettle bell swings, pistol squat foundation, and Animal Flow, I really needed a smoothie with substance.

Ingredients:

  • A bunch of kale(pre-washed, and in the freezer)
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 5 ml chia seeds
  • 5 ml raw cocoa powder
  • 5 ml green powder
  • 2.5 ml matcha powder
  • 30ml of Meriden peanut butter
  • 2.0 ml of vanilla powder
  • coconut milk

Blend til smooth. Serves 2.

 

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Reposted by demand: Juicing for Pregnancy and Beyond

February 1, 2015

Reprinted from my Fitnessbump blog.

During pregnancy, we are told to eat many different foods to help grow a healthy baby.

Although many of us think we are eating healthy, we may not be telling ourselves the truth. Think about this, what did you eat in your last meal? Did it contain a fish high in omega 3s? Something that had vitamin c? Or vitamin d? Did you have any vegetables and iceberg lettuce does not count as it contains little nutritional value. Did you have bread that was rich in fiber and was wholegrain?

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Warm Gingery Oatmeal 

January 27, 2015
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yields: 3 people
Ingredients:

2 cups water
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup goji berries
2 teaspoons grated ginger(or to taste)
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon natural sweeteners(honey, malted rice syrup, maple syrup, malted barley syrup)

Directions:
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add oats, raisins, goji berries, ginger and a pinch of salt.
  3. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Cook until water is absorbed and oats become creamy (about 7 minutes).
  5. Remove from heat and add sunflower seeds and agave nectar.
Notes:
  • To make oatmeal creamier try using rice, soy, coconut, or nut milk instead of water.
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Ginger Zinger Smoothie

January 1, 2015
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A Perfect Smoothie to start off 2015 right

So what are the benefits of ginger?! They have anti-inflammatory properties, helps improve absorption of essential nutrients, and aids in digestion among other fantastic things.


Ingredients:

Zingy Applesauce(recipe)

½ cup, 1 cup of coconut water

Âź cup of frozen peas

8 ml chia seeds

5 slices of raw ginger

5 tablespoons of yogurt

 

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Zingy Applesauce

January 1, 2015

I love to have applesauce in my house. It dresses up plain yogurt, oatmeal, and great sugar substitute in baked goods. Plus, I love to add it into my smoothies. Here is a recipe favorite from The Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Recipe Modified from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Ingredients
  • 6 pounds Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Cut Into 8 Slices
  • 1 cup Apple Juice Or Apple Cider
  •  Juice Of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger(an optional ingredient, depends on your taste)
  • 1/4 loosely packed dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, More Or Less To Taste
  • 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
Preparation Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.

Carefully puree in a food processor or blender (don’t fill too full; split into two portions if needed) until smooth.

Store in the fridge!

 
 

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Bone Broth; a Superfood revisited.

January 1, 2015

Did you hear bone broth is the newest super-food? I laugh because my mom always made me broths when I was growing up. There were some I love like her oxtail, & beef bone broth with tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes. Others were made with, either pork bones, chicken carcass/feet, or fish bones. She used to make different soups for each season. The winter soups were the best because they warmed me right up. Here is a breakdown and what you need to know now about bone broth this winter. PS. If you’re in NY, go to Brodo in the East Village and tell me how it is! It’s a new bone broth restaurant that opened up and I can’t wait to try some.

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