Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Ingredients:
• 10 ice cubes
• 10 strawberries
• 10 mint leaves
• 3 Tablespoons raw honey (note: do not feed honey to children under 1 year old)
• 2 lemons (juiced)
• flax oil (optional - but great if looking to add calories for kids)

Directions:
1. Add chopped strawberries, 8 mint leaves, lemon juice, and honey to blender with as little water as possible to blend. Blend until fully liquified.

2. Add flax oil (optional) and ice cubes. Blend until ice is completely crushed. (may need to stop and stir a couple of times, it is worth it for the texture).

3. Pour into glass and garnish with last mint leaves.

Strawberries are great for teeth and gums and full of antioxidants. Lemon juice helps to cleanse and strengthen the internal organs, regulate digestion, and promote sweating. Flax oil is great for all inflammation, including sunburn. Mint will relax you, and help to make you feel cooled down. Raw honey is a great way to sweeten food, while added living bacteria and enzymes!

Thank you to James Ray for sharing this incredibly yummy and creative recipe! :)

Creamy Peanut Butter Smoothie

Blend all ingredients and feel free to adjust coconut milk ratio for thicker/thinner smoothie.

Ingredients:

·       3 cups spinach

·       1 cup coconut milk

·       2 tbsp peanut butter

·       2 tsp vanilla extract

·       2 ripe bananas (can be fresh or frozen)

Genius Idea!

For Us Peanut Lovers~

Simple Summer Green Smoothie

With an abundance of fresh fruits in the summertime (especially fruits like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc), it is the perfect time to blend in to a delicious green smoothie! A great way to add an extra dose of cool is to use frozen berries!

 

Ingredients:

·       2 cups leafy greens (kale or spinach are my favorites)

·       1 cup fruit (berries, pineapple, mango, etc) 

·       1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

·       3 tbsp hemp seeds or other non-dairy protein powder (If using this smoothie as a meal, make sure to include a source of protein. Can also eat nuts or seeds or eggs alongside smoothie and not blend it in).

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together and ENJOY!

Spring Strawberry Smoothie

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This tasty smoothie is a perfect meal replacement with 12 grams of protein. Just a few simple ingredients that makes for a quick and easy (and delicious) smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup strawberries (frozen is great)

  • 1 banana

  • 4 dates (take pit out)

  • 1/2 cup spinach

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened hemp milk

  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds (to add on top)

Use high speed blender to blend all ingredients together (besides hemp seeds) until a smooth texture emerges. Can add more/less hemp milk, depending on your desired thickness.  Top with hemp seeds for a nice little crunch and added protein! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Happy Halloween, my friends! Here is a delicious and festive Halloween treat for you to enjoy :) 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree (organic, from a can)

  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (my favorite is unsweetened vanilla hemp milk)

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (from Trader Joe's)

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 scoop vanilla Vega protein powder

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender. Adjust thickness to liking – with more/less non-dairy milk.  ENJOY!

 

Recipe created by: Meghan O’Hara, RD, Health Coach

Festive Mint Green Smoothie

Mint Green Smoothie


Who doesn't love a good festive celebration? And how about a celebration that actually helps you feel healthier and not hungover the day after? With just these few ingredients, you're sure to love this mint green smoothie!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana

  • 4 dates (take the pit out)

  • 1/2 cup mint

  • 1 & 1/2 cup spinach

  • 2 cups vanilla (unsweetened) hemp milk

  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds (or other favorite nut/seed or pro powder)

Directions:

  1. Dump all ingredients into high-speed blender and blend together!

  2. Enjoy!

Bone Broth

Did you know...? Bone broth is one of the most mineral rich source of nourishment for humankind throughout the ages! It is a traditional remedy across cultures for the sick and weak. A classic folk treatment for colds and flu, it has also been used historically for ailments that affect connective tissues such as the GI tract, joints, skin, lungs, muscle, bones and blood. Bone broth is a valuable food and valuable medicine!

It contains nutrients from both the bone and cartilage of the animal, including:

·         Protein

·         Minerals: magnesium, sodium, calcium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus

·         Amino acids: proline, lysine, glycine

·         And several other nutrients great for joints and connective tissue (including intestines): keratin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, hydroxyproline, hydroxylysine and chondroitin sulfate

Ingredients:

Bones - from poultry, fish, beef or lamb (can be cooked bones, raw bones, a whole carcass, or just parts)
Water - cold water, enough to just cover the bones OR 2 cups water per 1 lb bones
Vinegar (apple cider, red or white wine, rice or balsamic vinegar) - a splash, or 2 tbsp per quart water

 

Directions:

Combine bones, water and vinegar in a pot or crockpot. Bring to a simmer, remove any scum that has risen to the top, reduce heat and simmer (anywhere from 6-48 hours for chicken, 12-72 hours for beef).

If using a crockpot, you can put it on a "low" setting and just walk away for 12-24 hours.

Strain broth through a colander or sieve, lined with cheesecloth for a clearer broth. Discard the bones.

If you wish to remove the fat for use in gravy, use a gravy separator while broth is warm, or skim the fat off the top once refrigerated. Broth may be frozen for months or kept in the refrigerator for about 5 days.

Bone broth can also be used for: the base of soups, cooking liquid (instead of water, add to rice, beans or other grains), gravy, or tea.

Reference for bone broth: Soaring Crane Natural Health.