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Recipes, Smoothie Wednesday

Monday Morning Matcha Smoothie

January 25, 2016
smoothies, antioxidants, good fats, vegan

Most people groan about Mondays but I love them. Its a new start to the week and who know what can happen?Here is a nice Matcha Smoothie to start your week…

Monday Matcha Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 100 gram of frozen passion fruit(if using fresh, juice of 2 passion fruit)
  • 1/4 organic cucumber
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Spirulina powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Organic Matcha powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups of almond milk (coconut milk is very nice as well

*In addition, you can add 1/2 avocado to add good-fats that will keep you full longer.

Blend and enjoy!

 

 

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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!

Featured, Nutrition, Recipes, Smoothie Wednesday

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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Featured, Recipes

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!