Oh-So-Delicious Smoothie ❤

❤ Oh-So-Delicious Smoothie for Two  ❤

So this is my, oh-so-delicious, compromise.  I wanted to make Dr. Oz’s breakfast smoothie (from his 3 day detox/cleanse),

but no one in town had raspberries!  NO ONE!  I checked grocery stores, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Club!

I even asked if they had any ‘out back’ and I some said this has been very common lately.  Weird!

Oh So Delicious Smoothie!

Oh So Delicious Smoothie!

Ingredients:

1/2 C Spinach
1 Banana
2 C Dark Cherries (frozen)
1 T Almond Butter
2 T Ground Flax
Add enough water to cover about 3/4 of the ingredients.
Blend & drink up!
It was soooooooooooo good I drank it before I remembered to take a photo of it!
 
 

 

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Quick Breakfast

In a hurry and need a quick breakfast idea?

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie

1 Cup Cherries

1 Nectarine

1 T Ground Flax

1 T Raw Honey or Agave

Water (Enough to reach top of fruit)

Blend  & Enjoy!

Chia what?

Did you know that chia seeds have a high inflammation factor rating? They rate a 77 according to Self Nutrition Data which means they are great in helping reduce inflammation! They also have a glycemic load of 1, so they will not cause spikes in blood sugar! In just 1 ounce of chia seeds there are 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein with an amino acid score of 115 which translates to a high quality protein! Chia seeds meet 18% of your required calcium intake! As for omegas, 1 ounce contains 4915 mg of Omega-3 and 1620 mg of Omega-6.

How cool is that?

So this morning I made myself a tasty raw breakfast using chia seeds!

Here’s the recipe!

My version of chia pudding – this mornings breakfast with an added bang of antioxidants!(blueberries)

Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding
4 T Chia seed
8-10 T Coconut Milk or  Almond Milk
1/4-1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Add coconut milk to chia, let sit for 15 minutes, mix about half way.
Add blueberries & enjoy!

Day 15 Delish With Dates!

Is it Day 15 already?  Wow, time flies!

I have been busy interviewing with colleges and signing up for classes!  Back to school for me!  I’ve decided to add an RN degree to my BS in Nutrition!  So, don’t be surprised if there are gaps in my posts, I will post as often as time permits!

Todays smoothie:

‘Ban-berry-date’

2 Bananas

4 Dated (pitted and soaked overnight)

Handful of Blueberries

Enough water to almost cover fruit

Blend and enjoy!

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The dates were amazing in the smoothie!  I had seen others use them but I hadn’t tried yet.  This time of year dates to me are a sweet lil treat for the taste buds!  I’ve also been snacking on dried figs since I can’t find fresh ones anywhere in my area…B.U.M.M.E.R.  I’ve recently tried kumquats.  My California avocado connection, Avocado Diva, included a few with my avocados, now I’m an addict!

(By the way check out the Avocado Diva’s site! http://www.avocadodiva.com/ )

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Day 9 – Drink YOUR Antioxidants!

Here is the smoothie I made for day 9 of my RAW journey!

Blueberries, Avocado, & Cherries!

Both blueberries and cherries are rich with antioxidants to help protect your body at a cellular level!  Avocado has lots of healthy fats, great for lowering cholesterol and heart health!  Both cherries and avocados off some anti-inflammatory benefits!

How much I used:

Handful of blueberries

1/2 of an Avocado

About a cup of cherries

And enough water to almost reach the top of the fruit.

Blend & enjoy with a friend, enough for two!

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