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Healthy Mocha

2014-02-06 09.46.40

…but hold the whip.   🙂

Into your Vitamix…

  • 2tbsp of raw almonds
  • 1tbsp of cacao powder
  • 1tbsp of dandy blend (an herbal coffee alternative)
  • 1tsp of maca powder
  • 2 dates
  • a pinch (or a drizzle) of vanilla
  • 1c of water

Process until slightly warm, pour into your favorite glass, sit back and enjoy!

It’s SO good.

The dates add just a hint of sweetness and the cacao mixed with the dandy blend…

YUM!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

October 31st, 2013 202

OMGoolish, this is good!!!  🙂

Ingredients…

  • 1.2c of pumpkin
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1/4c of almond or coconut milk
  • 6 dates
  • A little knob of ginger
  • A dash of cinnamon, clove and turmeric
  • 1tsp of maca powder (optional)

Process all of the above in your vitamix or blender until smooth and enjoy!

Wishing you all a safe and healthy Halloween!

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Coconut Milk

August 4th, 2013 017

So, so simple.

We needed milk in a pinch and there were no almonds to be found.

Very exciting!

All you need…

  • 1c of raw shredded coconut
  • 3c of water

Place those into your vitamix or blender and whiz for about a minute.

Note:  if you prefer your milk a little thicker, use a little less water.

Pour the milk through your nut milk bag (or some cheesecloth) and there you have it!

You could add raw vanilla powder to make it vanilla coconut milk or you add a little coconut nectar if you need a bit more sweetness.

It’s pretty darn good all on its own though!

Keep it in the fridge and it probably should be consumed within three days.

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Cantaloupe Smoothie

June 11th, 2013 080

This just might be my new favorite way to get the morning started!

🙂

Cantaloupe is SO good for our beautiful bodies…it often gets overlooked on our regular trips to the grocery store, but we’re gonna change that.  It’s loaded with goodness and we certainly love a nutrition powerhouse!

What we used for two of us…

  • 1/2 a cantaloupe
  • 1 banana
  • 6 rooibos tea ice cubes
  • 1c of ‘So Delicious’ coconut milk

So simple.

Whiz it up in your vitamix or blender until smooth and enjoy.

We enjoy our smoothies even more now that we have the beautiful glass straws from Glass Dharma!

You really should have one!   🙂

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Happy Tuesday, friends!

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Smoothie

June 6th, 2013 053

Everything tastes better with coconut water!

🙂

Easy enough to make a few changes so this suits your taste buds, but today this is how we did it for two of us…

  • 2c of coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 peach
  • 1/2 a green apple
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 2 kale leaves
  • a small piece of fresh ginger
  • a small piece of fresh turmeric (it’s so good for you!)
  • 1tbsp of seeds (flax, hemp, chia or pumpkin)

YUM!

Whiz away in your vitamix until it’s smooth and there you have it.

Start your day in a healthy way!

🙂

A little bit of pineapple would be wonderful in there too!

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