Food, Health

My Favorite All Natural Smoothie

Apple, Pear, Kale, Banana, and Walnut Smoothie:

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*Two handfuls of kale.

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*No apple seeds.

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*No pear seeds.

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Add water up to the “Max” line on the container.

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Extract for 60 seconds…

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Rest for 30 seconds…

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Extract for another 30 seconds.

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I like to transfer my smoothie to my favorite cup-with-straw and enjoy with some fabulous knitting! (Although it didn’t quite work out that way this morning…) How you enjoy your smoothie is up to you!!!

 

Food, Health

Power Balls!

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My friend Amanda, from work, introduced me to a delicious, delightful weapon against the deadly attack of the sugar craving!

Power Balls! They are super easy to make, very healthy, and satisfy my wish for a sweet treat quite thoroughly!

They also give a great boost of energy that lasts. Our co-worker, Kelly, shared the recipe for these with Amanda, who passed it on to me!

Here’s what you’ll need to make some Power Balls of your own:

3 Cups of oatmeal

1 Cup of peanut butter (the natural kind, with only peanuts, no other ingredients)

1 Cup honey (local raw honey is best)

1/2 Cup fresh ground golden flax seed (or 1/3 Cup ground whole flax seed*)

*I had whole flax seeds, so I used my Nutri Bullet blender to grind them before I did anything else. Grinding the flax seeds makes them easier for your body to digest, that way you can be assured of benefiting from all the nutrients available.

Mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs if desired

Bullet blender, oats, honey, peanut butter, and flax seed
Bullet blender, oats, honey, peanut butter, and flax seed

Mix the peanut butter and honey together first,

Then add the dry ingredients because it makes a really thick mixture…

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Then roll into balls…

Note: Your hands will likely get quite sticky while you are rolling the mixture into balls. Don’t worry about this. It will wash off very easily with soap and warm water.

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Store in the refrigerator and enjoy at your leisure!

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