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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BREAKFAST SHAKE

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake A shake for breakfast? Why not when it’s healthy, right? This consists of six basic ingredients you likely always keep on hand and it can be ready in no time. Chocolate for breakfast, count me in! How could this not be good, though? It has three of the best flavors, banana, peanut butter and chocolate all together in one decadent morning treat. Note that the sweetness of this smoothie comes from the ripeness of the bananas so be sure to use some that are well ripened. If you still would like it a little bit sweeter you could add in a little honey or cut back a touch on the cocoa powder. This is one creamy, protein-rich smoothie you are going to love! Chocolate Peanut...

Orange Dream Creamsicle Smoothie

Super Healthy Orange Dream Creamsicle Smoothie

The blues are totally real, and this recent surge of storms may have you feeling cooped up and stressed out. This week’s menu will undo that anxiety by promoting sleep and reducing stress. Don’t worry, these smoothies won’t make you pass out right this minute, but we selected ingredients to help calm the nerves and focus the mind. So, curl up, relax, and revitalize with these stress reducing super food smoothies. You are worth it. Ready to relax.  Need that one smoothie to get you in that relax mode after a long day at or after a rigorous workout? Try this low-cal, citrus-infused healthy smoothie recipe. SERVINGS: 1 1 navel orange, peeled ¼ c fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt 2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate ¼ tsp vanilla extract 4 ice cubes Directions COMBINE...

Banana Ginger Super Smoothie Recipe

Banana Ginger Super Smoothie Recipe

Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe. SERVINGS: 2 1 banana, sliced ¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt 1 Tbsp honey ½ tsp freshly grated ginger DIRECTIONS COMBINE the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth. NUTRITION (per serving) 157 cals, 1 g fat, 0.8 g sat fat, 57 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 28 g sugars, 1.5 g fiber, 5 g protein  ...

Creamy Buckwheat Porridge With Coconut Milk

Creamy Buckwheat Porridge With Coconut Milk

LEE HOLMES With its creamy texture and slight natural sweetness, coconut milk might taste like something that should be bad for you, yet it’s anything but. Coconut milk is often considered a “miracle liquid” since coconut milk nutrition offers great ability to build up the body’s immune defenses and prevent disease. Coconut milk, along with it’s relatives coconut oil and coconut water are among the world’s healthiest foods. Ingredients 750 ml (26 fl oz/ 3 cups) filtered water Pinch of Celtic sea salt 250ml (9 fl oz/ 1 cup) coconut milk 1 handful of fresh berries, to serve (optional) Directions Put the buckwheat, water, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 25...

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Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

Blend a chilled matcha green tea latte using a classic martini shaker. What will I need? 2 tsp of Matcha Power Fresh filtered water Milk (cow, almond, soy or rice – we recommend almond) Kitchen accessory for frothing milk Ice Cubes OPTIONAL: Add flavors with chai spice, cinnamon, vanilla or coconut Step One Fill martini shaker with 1 cup ice Step Two Sift 2 tsp of Matcha into a martini shaker Step Three Add half cup fresh filtered water Step Four Shake well, and pour into a tall glass with fresh ice Step Five Finish with 3 oz frothed chilled milk – cow, almond, soy or rice FOR EXTRA PIZZAZZ Add flavors with chai spice, cinnamon, vanilla or coconut   Love this recipe? Don’t forget to share it with a friend. ...

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

Matcha Green Tea is one of the most noticeable members of Japanese culture. Originating from the ancient Buddhist times of Japanese cults, the green tea was named ‘Matcha’ and thus, became a Japanese trademark. Produced from shade-grown leaves, the Japanese give it huge respect because of its amazing health benefits and curing capabilities. Just like all other green tea leaves, Matcha has its own specific set of benefits. Knowing these really does inspire a person to grow them in their own backyard. But if you do get to find it somewhere, do not miss out on a drink – you’ll know the difference as soon as you take the first sip! What exactly does this magic tea do? Here are 10 Health Benefits you need to know...

Peanut Butter Dream Pie

Peanut Butter Dream Pie

This non-bake pie (raw) is so easy to make and delicious! It has a fudgy, caramelly texture. Just before serving we like to add fresh sliced bananas on top. This pie is easier to cut when you cut it with a butter knife first and then gently scoop out each pie piece with a spoon or spatula. Yield: 6-8 Servings Crust 1 cup of almonds 7 pitted dates, chopped 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 1 tablespoon of water 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Filling 1 1/2 cups of raw cashews (soaked for at least an hour and drained) 3/4 cup organic, unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions 1. Place almonds, chopped dates, lemon juice, water and cinnamon in a food processor.  Pulse for a couple of minutes until mixture is...

BRAIN BOOSTING SMOOTHIE

Brain Boosting Smoothie Recipe

Brain health you can blend You can do crosswords and Sudoku puzzles until your hand hurts, but all that brain-busting work will go to waste if you don’t fuel your thinker with the right nutrients. When you eat for your brain, you will think more clearly and efficiently, says Daniel Amen, MD, author of Unleash The Power Of The Female Brain. The following smoothie is packed with foods that help boost blood flow, stabilize blood sugar, and neutralize free-radical damage—all important for optimal brain health. Makes 1 serving = 2 cups Berries get their deep hue from anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that protect your brain cells from aging processes. The flaxseed delivers a healthy dose of omega-3 fats, which help promote good blood flow to your brain. Ingredients 3/4 cup skim milk...