Date: November 23, 2012

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Cacao-strawberry-banana super smoothie

Cacao-strawberry-banana super smoothie! Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 large bananas 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 2 cups plain kefir 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil 1 tablespoon ground cacao powder   Blend well and enjoy!

Date: November 16, 2012

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Avocado all spiced up

1. Half and remove the seed of one organic avocado. 2. Sprinkle with a mix of Turmeric Cayenne pepper Himalayan salt Fresh cracked pepper 3. Eat with a spoon or slice and serve.

Date: November 13, 2012

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Gluten free-banana-coconut-cacao chip muffins

        In this recipe, as always, I use all organic ingredients.   I really can’t say enough how important it is to eat organic, avoid pesticides and GMOs.   This is also a completely gluten free recipe and can easily be made vegan by using egg substitute.   I use cacao chips instead of chocolate chips made from cocoa  for more nutrition.   These were a real hit with my…

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Date: November 9, 2012

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Turmeric roasted cauliflower

Head of cauliflower Olive oil Turmeric Himalayan salt Fresh pepper Wash and dry cauliflower. Break florets into similar sized pieces. Cut off large stems, you can use for these for soup or purée. Coat florets in olive oil and dust with a tablespoon or two of turmeric plus a teaspoon of Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper. Bake in oven @ 400 degrees for 25 mins or until golden brown.

Date: November 5, 2012

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Blueberry blast super smoothie!

Makes about 2 14 oz servings 1 1/2 cups organic frozen blueberries 2-3 bananas 2 cups fresh kefir 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1-2 teaspoons spirulina

Date: November 5, 2012

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Roasted spiced winter seeds

You can use any fresh squash or pumpkin for this. Remove, wash and pat dry seeds. Mix in: 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil Lay seeds out in a single layer on natural parchment paper. Bake at 275 for 20-30 minutes or until crunchy.

Date: November 2, 2012

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Back on track

So you probably think that with all the healthy recipes I post that I am probably in great shape.  Well I was.  The hot weather over the summer and the ease of wearing flowing sundresses has left me squeezing into my fall wardrobe.  My legs feel like sausages in my jeans  🙁     The real catalysts though, were my kids.   My two year old son keeps lifting up my shirt and…

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Date: November 2, 2012

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Raz-nana kefir smoothie

3/4 cup frozen organic raspberries 2-3 ripe bananas 2 cups fresh cold organic raw milk kefir or sub half yogurt half milk in a pinch 3 tablespoons coconut oil 1 teaspoon spirulina (optional) Blend well, enjoy cold and remember using a reusable straw like this titanium one I bought on Amazon makes for less waste and no BPA.

Date: November 1, 2012

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Two things I “secretly” add to my family’s kefir smoothies that make them over the top healthy.

#1 Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is rich in protein and vitamins B and E, along with essential fatty acids, copper, iron, zinc, manganese and selenium. Spirulina is the only natural food that contains GLA an essential fatty acid that is found only in mother’s milk. This GLA plays a very vital in balancing the hormonal system in the body. I add about a teaspoon to our smoothies.   If…

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Date: October 30, 2012

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Smooth natural homemade play-doh

I made this plain but feel free to add color.   If you want it to really be non toxic, you need to use natural color.   If you know your kids won’t eat it you can go ahead and use the cheaper fake colors.   I have used up some of the old ones I had before I learned what was in them. Ingredients: 3 cups sea salt or 5 cup table…

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