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Smoothie Recipe

Now I know that it’s not even April yet, but we have had a few warm days, so there is no turning my brain around.  My brain has fast forwarded to summer and I am counting down the days.  Now here is a smoothie recipe that will help you look like less of a blob fish at the beach.

This is my own special creation that I have hand perfected over the years.  We are going to call it green blast, and it is a smoothie bowl.  It tastes soooo good.  I eat this every single day in the summer.

The smoothie ingredients are:  kale, orange juice, pomegranate juice (optional), frozen mango chunks, yogurt (any type works but low fat Greek yogurt is a healthy option), and fresh mint leaves.  The topping ingredients are: fresh cherries, granola, chia seeds, flax seeds, shaved coconut, pomegranate seeds, and berries.  Any combination of these is good, so don’t worry if you don’t have all the topping ingredients.  If you want an extra boost you can add crushed or powdered vitamins in.

What I do is I start out with a little kale, and everyday I add a little more because you notice it less overtime.  The mint also helps blend the taste of the kale.

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Healthy Eating

If you read my last blog and followed my advice then you probably need this post.   Lets get right to it…

  1. The most basic healthy meal:  Avocado toast  (don’t hate me…this had to be here)…I make mine by popping whole wheat bread in the toaster and spreading half an avocado on each piece.  Then I cook 2 eggs over easy, and plop an egg on each slice.Image result for avocado toast
  2. Simple cod recipe:  heat a pan with butter or oil (about 1/2 tbs per filet), add garlic and paprika, cook for about four minutes(time may vary depending on size), then add a squirt of lemon.
  3. Class up that instant oatmeal.  Start by buying organic, preservative free instant oatmeal (I like apples and cinnamon).  Then, buy some steel cut oats.  Keep some steel but oats soaking in milk in the fridge overnight.  In the morning just combine the soaked oats with milk and instant oatmeal.  Pop this in the microwave and you are good to go.     P.S. instant oatmeal is made with rolled oats and not steel cut (which have more nutritional value).  Instant oatmeal also has a lot of sugar, so it is good to tone it down with plain steel cut oats.  This recipe helped me crave sugar less because you can slowly make it contain more steel cut oats and less sugar.