My absolute favorite thing about smoothies is that you can pretty much throw anything in and they'll still taste amazing. They're a great way to get a whole bunch of nutrients quickly and efficiently when you're on the go or even when you're just craving a sweet treat!
When my dad generously shared the harvests of his amazing little garden, including a ginormous zucchini, my first concern was being able to use the produce before it went bad. To prevent this from happening with my zuc, I cut up the zucchini and froze half of it to throw in my smoothies (yes, you're reading this correctly - zucchini in smoothie).
Today's smoothie recipe is below and includes a nice sized handful of frozen zucchini (skin on). Abundant in antioxidants and inflammation-fighting nutrients, it's the perfect addition to my (almost) daily drink.
G R E E N is just so dang G O O D !!!
Try this trick in your next blended beverage + enjoy!
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups spinach
2 TB PB2 (peanut butter powder)
1 scoop Further Food collagen
1/2 cup frozen zucchini
Granola of your choice
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until combined. Top with granola + raw honey.
I drink a smoothie for lunch almost every day. No...I'm not on a calorie restricting diet or on some crazy cleanse. Smoothies are a great way to get an abundance of nutrients in a quick and convenient way. They're also a great way get through the fruit + veggies in your fridge. If I know I won't get through all of my bananas and they're ripening quickly, I cut them in half and throw then in my freezer to use in smoothies - how easy is that?
Because they're are so many "quick fix" cleanses out there, I think that we mostly associate drinking a "shake" or smoothie for lunch as an attempt to restrict calories, replace meals and shed weight fast. If you're doing it right, smoothies can be real, filling and satisfying meals.
A few things to make sure you include:
Here's what I threw together today! xx
1 c Califia unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 c frozen mixed berries
1/2 frozen banana
2 c spinach/kale
1 t maca powder
1 TB flax seed
2 TB PB2 powder
1 scoop @vitalproteins
Blend all in Vitamix and top with granola + local honey
What could be better than the smell of homemade bread filling your house?
I can vividly remember waking up to this smell as a young girl - my mom up early prepping the dough and making loafs and rolls for the family to enjoy. There was so much heart in everything she made.
This honey whole wheat bread is one of my favorite things to make and is the be all end all, y'all. Its the perfect combo of sweet and hearty. And the best part? It doesn't have all the added preservatives/extra ingredients you'll find at the grocery store.
5 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup gluten
2/3 cup honey
Approximately 12 cups of whole wheat flour
1. Add water, yeast, and sugar and let sit for 5 minutes or until it bubbles. (I just do it right in the mixer.)
2. Add gluten, honey, and oil to yeast mixture and mix.
3. Start adding whole wheat flour until it pulls away from bowl. (I add the salt with the flour; I think the yeast doesn’t rise enough if you add it in the wet.)
4. Turn out onto a flour dusted breadboard and knead a few times.
5. Let rise until it doubles in size.
6. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.