Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients :

2 bananas

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup vanilla almond milk

2 tbsp. creamy almond butter

4-6 ice cubes

2 dates

Directions :

Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.

Advertisements

Salt Water Taffy

Ingredients:

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tbs. cornstarch

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp. salt

3 tbs. unsalted butter

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Grease a 9″ square pan with 1 tablespoon butter. In a sauce pan over medium heat, add the granulated sugar, cornstarch, corn syrup, water and salt. Stir until well combined. Add 2 tablespoons butter and stir constantly until the sugar is completely melted. Do not stir after the sugar melts. Cook until the candy reaches 260° on a candy thermometer. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the flavoring extract and food coloring. Pour the candy into the prepared pan and allow to cool enough to handle. Remove the candy from the pan and pull until the candy is opaque and satiny. Pull the candy in 1/2″ strips. Cut into 1″ pieces and wrap in waxed paper.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Ingredients :

2 bananas

2 tbsp. creamy cashew butter

1 cup chocolate almond milk

2 tbsp. raw cacao powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

5-6 ice cubes

Directions :

Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.

Popeye’s Smoothie

You can barely taste the spinach.

Ingredients :

2 cups cucumber slices

1 lemon peeled

1 cup baby spinach

2 bananas

½ cup soymilk milk

7 ice cubes

Directions:

Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.

Cucumber Water

Drinking enough water is very important for your health, but it can get boring. Flavoring it with a little fruit, veggies or herbs is a good low calorie option to jazz it up a bit. This is one of my favorites and it can be customized to suit your tastes. The mint is optional, but I think it complements the cucumber well.

Mint has been shown to relieve sinus issues, gastric problems, and can help reduce swelling and pain associated with arthritis. Cucumbers are high in potassium and very refreshing.

Ingredients:

1 Gallon of Filtered Water

7 Fresh Mint Leaves

1 Cucumber (sliced)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour for the flavors to meld.

Strawberry Topping

This is great on waffles and ice cream.

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh strawberries, chopped

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and simmer until thickened slightly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.