I have been busy the past week experimenting with my new equipment and new ideas.
So here is a quick smoothie to get you shakin’ in the morning!
Super Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup walnuts soaked and rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup blessed water or brewed tea
- 1 teaspoon spirulina
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Drink fast because the blueberries contain pectin the smoothie gets thick and jelly like!
Cinnamon is a great addition to your smoothies because its 1) anti-inflammatory 2) helps with circulation – so even smelling it helps improve memory 3) helps regulate blood sugar 4) lowers cholesterol 5) anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic 6) a great way to sweeten up your food because it tastes great!
I hold three treasures close to my heart. The first is love; The next is simplicity; The third, overcoming ego. ~Lao Tzo
Hope you have a beautiful day!
Lots of love,
Smoothies are a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet to increase your overall health! If you have kids its easy to get them to participate in making smoothies by having them “experiment” with different ingredients, it also helps if you love making smoothies too because leading by example is the best teacher!
Health Benefits of Green Smoothies:
- Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables
- Easy to Digest and Assimilate Nutrients
- Antioxidants and Phytonutrients
- Mental Clarity and Focus
- Increased Fiber Intake
- Clearer Skin
- Natural Weight Loss
- Reduced Cravings For Junk Foods
- Alkalizing to help maintain a proper pH level in your body.
Now is a good time to try to make your own green smoothie! Try to stick to about 60% greens and about 40% fruit.
Michelle’s Super Green Smoothie:
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 Large Kale Leaf or 2 Small Kale Leaves
- 1 cup Blessed Water
- 1/4 cup Walnuts
- 1 tsp Friendly Force (Vegan Powdered Probiotic by Healthforce Nutritionals)
- 1 tsp Vitamineral Earth
- 1 tsp Spirulina
- 1 tsp Maca
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Max B-ND by Premier Research Labs
- 1/2 tsp Liver Care by Premier Research Labs
- 1 dropper full Nettle Tincture
- 1 dropper full Chaga Tincture
- 4 drops Stevia
- 1 drop Vitamin D3 by Premier Research Labs
- Dash of Cinnamon
Put everything in a blender and blend away! How’s that for a super smoothie?
If you don’t have all of these ingredients, don’t worry about it, experiment, taste test, and most of all have fun with it!
Lots of love to you!
This is for all of my choc-o-holic friends. This is devilishly chocolaty and filled with amazing nutrients and high in anti-oxidants! Chocolate is super good for you!
Research and published studies show that chocolate can:
- Lower your risk of heart disease
- Enhance your immune system
- Fend off diabetes
- Fight cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Enhance blood flow
- Fight fat
- Improve cognitive health
- Slow aging
- Enhance physical energy, stamina and vitality
- Act as a safe and effective aphrodisiac
How can raw cacao do all of these marvelous things for us? Its easy, raw cacao is rich in iron, which assists in the process of respiration as it carries oxygen throughout the body. This helps with circulation, lowering the instances of heart disease, enhancing blood flow, which in turn improves cognitive health, physical energy and helps with stamina and vitality. An iron deficiency creates a low level of oxygen in the blood. This results in people feeling light-headed, tired, weak and interestingly enough an intolerance to cold which is a sign of poor blood flow.
Another great benefit to raw cacao is manganese, it plays an important role in the formation of cartilage, bone and connective tissue. This ability to form and rebuild tissue helps slow the aging process. Awesome!
Raw Cacao Brownies:
1-3/4 cups almonds (ground to a flour in food processor)
1 cup raw cacao
1/2+ cup maple syrup or agave
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 drops (not droppers) of Chocolate Stevia for extra sweetness.
Dash of Himalayan salt to taste
Coconut oil (for bottom of brownie pan)
1/2 cup maple syrup or agave or raw honey
1/2 cup raw cacao
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To Prepare Frosting: Blend ingredients in food processor until smooth and creamy (if you need to add a little more maple syrup or water to get a smooth consistency).
To Prepare Brownie Base: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until ingredients start to stick together. You may need to add a little water or a little more almond flour to get the right consistency.
In your 6 x 6 brownie pan, spread coconut oil on the bottom and on the sides to prevent brownies from sticking.
Take brownie “batter” and press it into your pan.
Once you have your brownies pressed nicely into the pan, spread your delicious frosting on top, sprinkle a some coconut flakes on top and serve! This is so delicious by itself you you may have a cup of chai tea with it or even add fresh raspberries or figs.
These brownies are so delicious even your non-vegan friends will love them!
Love, peace and bliss,