Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Drink Your Greens!

My sweet hubby tried this smoothie and loved it so much that he felt it needed to be published. So here it is.

Note: I prefer to use all organic ingredients whenever possible. It is rather "fruitless" to consume healthy smoothies with fruits and veggies that are tainted with pesticides and who-knows-what else, AND genetically modified, to boot!

Also, it is best to use a high-powered blender such as a Vita-Mix or BlendTec when making smoothies. A standard one will work, but your smoothie won't be as creamy and will probably have chunks of unblended fruits and veggies in it.

1 banana
1 orange, peeled
1 juicy, tender, ripe peach, peeled and pitted
1 generous handful of red grapes
1 handful of baby carrots
2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
1 TBSP of Hemp Hearts (optional)
1-2 cups of Coconut Water* depending on how thick or thin you want the consistency.

*Coconut water is available at natural markets, health food stores, and our Kroger carries it in the Natural Food section. Check your local grocer to see if they carry it. Enjoy!

P.S. Wow, fall is just TEN DAYS away! When did that happen?!! And the update I promised in my last post still hasn't happened.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

As the seasons change, so do my taste buds.

I wanted to share a yummy green juice recipe that I recently came across.  It is so simple and SOOOOO delicious:

Apple Lime Green Juice
2 leaves of organic Kale
2 LARGE organic Fuji apples
   (if using non-organic apples, peel first.)
1 wedge (approx 1/6) of Lime

Juice the kale and apples.  Squeeze a wedge of lime into the juice.
ENJOY!!!  SO, SO yummy and refreshing!

Along with that, for breakfast I cut a banana into 1/2" thick rings and then dip one side into sunflower seeds.  I'm lovin it!

If I'm on the run, I just take a snack size bag of sunflower seeds and as I'm driving I take a bite of banana, dip the end into the sunflower seeds, and then take another bite. Easy snack for on-the-go lifestyles.

Another option to turn that snack into a dessert is to spread raw chocolate* onto the banana first, then dip it into sunflower seeds.  Oh yummmmm!!!!

*I do not currently have a recipe for raw chocolate. I received a sample jar with an order I placed and that is what I used. It is VERY good and I plan to experiment with the ingredients listed on the jar, which are as follows: raw agave nectar, raw cacao, vanilla bean and crystal salt. You may wish to experiment on your own.

Happy Spring!

Coming soon eventually:  Update on my journey to rawesome health.  I know it's long overdue, but sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.