It’s here! Shaklee has come up with a new product that I’ve been itching for for a while! I’m very much into superfood powders whether we’re talking about spirulina, chlorella, maca, lucuma, the list goes on. I’m so excited about their new product – the Organic Greens Booster! It’s a combination of kale, spinach and broccoli in a powdered form which makes it extremely convenient to add greens to anything you can think of! I’ve had to test a few recipes out to see what tasted too “green” (I will never become a person who’s able to drink a purely veggie juice), but I’m definitely not complaining!
In Germany it’s not unusual to have several coffee or tea breaks in a week. This is the time when you sit with your family in the afternoon, to take a break from whatever you’ve been working on, and simply enjoy the pleasures of company combined with something sweet to eat and a cup of coffee (or tea). I honestly miss those times, especially when I haven’t been back to Germany in forever! It’s been a few years since I’ve visited, so I’m definitely feeling a bit nostalgic.
Caramel, eggnog, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts and of course peppermint or candy canes are all part of the seasonal holiday flavors that make up this time of year! And it just wouldn’t be the same without them! Whenever it’s around Christmas time, I like to fix a healthy chocolate peppermint smoothie, so I figured I’d write up the recipe (with a bunch of different variations) for you guys!
Oh man, we have an abundance of pomegranate (just asked my mom what the plural is of pomegranate…seriously don’t know – pomegranates?) in our house, leftover from our last skin care event when we had fixed a holiday Sangria. So what to do with too many pomegranate(s)? For us often leftover raw fruit or veggies are incorporated into smoothies, and boy this one is a good one!
It’s only a few more days until Fall officially begins! (Five more days to be exact, from the time I’ve written this post up, but who’s counting!) I’m as excited as can be, and I’ve been cooking and baking in the kitchen with fall in mind. All the typical fall flavors are suddenly speaking to me and pumpkin, butternut squash, and cinnamon are in almost every dish (not simultaneously though). I seriously love me some fall flavors!
Is anybody else as into dark sweet cherries as I am? Right now I’m on a cherry kick, maybe due to the ending of summer. (Btw I’m fully prepared for fall, even though fall hasn’t fully hit yet.) I’ve had this smoothie almost every morning for breakfast, and can’t imagine starting my day without it. I don’t know what it is about it that makes it so delicious, but it’s just the right combination of berries and sweetness from the cherries that it blends into a delicious smoothie!
In the winter the last thing I want to do is go outside. I love running, but I don’t love it enough to brave the ice cold weather. Running while sniffling and teeth chattering is not my idea of a fun time (no matter the health benefits). However I have been loving the weather lately! Yesterday it was a beautiful 70 degrees outside with tons of sunshine to make this wannabe-Floridian happy. So I decided to start my training for the several 5ks I have planned for the summer.
Bonjour, mes amis!
As promised in my January Favorites post, here is my new favorite smoothie recipe! 🙂 I’m usually not a HUGE fan of blueberries in my smoothie, but this smoothie works perfectly for me. I love the tartness and fresh taste that the lemon juice adds to it! I don’t go a day without adding lemon juice to something, so smoothie it is!
Even though it’s fall, I do like some tropical flavors every now and then. There’s only so much fall-flavor you can pack into the two months. Do I love fall-themed foods and drinks? You better believe it! Do I want to have an apple pie smoothie everyday for 60 days? As much as I love it, I really need some variety. I was inspired by a Facebook post of a friend of mine who had made a similar smoothie, but jazzed it up a bit.
And I’m back!!! I just arrived back from conference in FL a few days ago, and it’s been kind of crazy. With everything I’ve learned at conference, my mind is doing a lot of processing and at the same time I’m putting many of the new things to action. It’s easier to keep the momentum going, than to build up the momentum!