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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie

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This smoothie was this morning’s breakfast, so the deliciousness is still fresh in my mind! Frozen blueberries make this smoothie nice and chilled, and the addition of nut butter and protein powder make this a complete breakfast. Enjoy!

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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie 1

Blueberry Cashew Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Handful of Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Cashew Nut Butter
  • 1 scoop Berry flavored Protein Powder (use your favorite brand)
  • 2 Cups Milk of Choice

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender, pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie 2

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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie 3

 

Yogurt Covered Peach “Donuts”

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Here’s a delicious & healthy snack that’s shaped (and looks like) a donut. You can also use apples, plums, and pears if you’d like, instead of peaches. You can decorate the tops of these however you’d like as well – with nuts (like I did), with cinnamon sugar, etc. You could also use vanilla flavored yogurt, instead of plain, if you’d like. I love that these are so versatile, that pretty much anyone can find a flavor combination that they like. The whole family liked these, and we’ll definitely be making them again. Enjoy!

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Yogurt Covered Peach “Donuts”

Ingredients:

* Peaches (or apples, plums, pears, etc.)

* Plain Yogurt (or vanilla if you prefer)

* Toppings of your choice (nuts, cinnamon sugar, chia or sunflower seeds, etc.)

 

Directions:

Clean your fruit thoroughly, then slice into circular shapes. Spread your “donut slices” out onto a freezer friendly pan, and coat the tops generously with your yogurt. Top with your favorite toppings, then place in freezer until “donuts” are just nicely firm (but not frozen solid). Remove from freezer and enjoy!

Spiwi Juice Recipe

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I had a bunch of kiwis that were nearing the end of their lifecycle, along with a brand new bag of spinach that was just begging to be used, so I came up with this naturally sweet and refreshing juice that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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What you’ll need:

* 8 Kiwis (scrubbed clean and ends cut off)

* 1 – 2 cups of Spinach (I used closer to 1 cup)

 

What you’ll do:

Cut Kiwis in half and possibly in quarters, depending on the juicer that you have, and size of kiwis. If you have a slow juicer (like a Hurom or Omega) you won’t need to peel the skins off of your kiwis.

Begin loading your spinach, then kiwi into your juicer. I alternated to be safe, ending with the last of the kiwi.

Give your juice a little stir when finished, and enjoy!

 

***You could add some aloe to this to add a touch more refreshing flavor. Aloe is a great digestive tract aid as well.

REAL Fruit Snacks For Babies & Toddlers

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I’m sure that most of us parents have seen the little freeze dried fruit & veggie snacks (they look like little drops) that they sell in the baby food section of most major retailers & grocery stores. Most of the ingredients in them are ok, but there are those pesky preservatives that do cause me some concern.

So I decided to take the concept of the freeze dried “drops” and make a frozen version of this instead for my little one. (And truth be told, these are pretty tasty for older siblings and mom & dad too!

Ingredients:

Frozen fruit of your choice

Milk of your choice

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What you do: I apologize for not being able to give exact measurements on this one. I took the frozen fruit and mixed in a little milk at a time with it, until getting the desired thick consistency that I wanted, and likewise, continued to mix in my Vitamix until I was happy with what I saw.

After blending was complete, I scooped mixture out of my Vitamix and put it all into a small sealable baggy. I snipped the corner off and made little “drops” on the plate with it. (If you have a piping bag for decorating cakes, you could get really fancy shmancy with this!) I had enough to fill 3 plates, and was sure to work quickly so that melting was kept to a minimum. I immediately froze these for a few hours. Once they were done freezing, I realized that I had made some of them way too big for my little one’s mouth, so I took a sharp knife and cut them into small enough pieces for her. I put all of the little pieces into a different sealable baggy, and placed them back into the freezer until we’re ready to use. Another easy & versatile recipe. Enjoy!