Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I think if you ate veggies and fruit all day long, you still couldn't take in the amount of vitamins and nutrients needed. Our soils have been stripped of their nutrients. Vegetables and fruits grown decades ago are much richer in vitamins and minerals.  So to help boost our nutritional needs, I add Superfoods to our smoothies. Here is the brand I like and they have all different kinds of flavors!!

Frozen fruit

I buy a ton of fresh fruits.  And sometimes they start to get squishy or bananas turn brown.  Instead of throwing them out, cut them into smaller chunks and save for smoothies!!  Remember to remove the skin and cut in chunks before you freeze. (I learned the hard way)
 I even freeze small chunks of avocado.  You'd be surprised at how a small sliver of frozen avocado makes your smoothie so creamy!!  Yumm


Mug cake

Got a sweet tooth??  Sometimes I go thru spurts of craving and down right obsessing over sweets.  Well, when this happens, I jump in the kitchen and start playing around with ingredients.  This is what I came up with

1.5 tbls coconut flour
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
1 egg + 1 egg white
1 tbls coconut oil
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbls almond or coconut milk
1/2 banana (you can omit if your watching sugar intake)
Splash of vanilla extract
Couple dashes of cinnamon

Throw it all in a coffee mug.  Smash and stir with a fork. Pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes.  That's it!!  

Get creative.... I added 1 tbls of pumpkin purée from a can and used vanilla cake protein powder. Another day I used chocolate powder and a tbls of almond butter. The possibilities are endless!!

Icing - two options here
1.  Mix a little water or almond milk to a little protein powder and drizzle on top

2. Put coconut milk (in a can) in the fridge overnight.  Remove the top fluffy goodness and whip with a little cinnamon & vanilla extract and drizzle on top. Save the rest for another cake or smoothie. 

For my kiddos I will add about 5 chocolate or peanut butter chips. 😊 Yes, I count the chips. 


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Coffee smoothie

Since I've started eating clean, I've had to give up my morning cup of coffee because I can't stomach black coffee.  Yea, I was the girl who had a little coffee with her cream and sugar!!😜

Well now I'm super excited about my new creation and so is Jason!!

Super easy to make. 

Recipe for two:
2 cups of your favorite coffee, chilled
1/2 frozen banana 
2 scoops of cookies and cream protein
Splash of coconut/almond milk

Fill the blender with ice and a little water to get the amount of slushy you like. 

Pour in your favorite tumbler and enjoy!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Okra with a new twist

Ok so I'm a southern girl raised on fried okra. Oh yes, my grandma would make some fried okra, freshly picked from her garden and it was to die for!!  Well I've tried boiled okra and yuk is all I can say!!  

So my high school friend and chef (yes she can really cook unlike myself) sent me this recipe and to be honest, I had to think twice about it before I decided to make it!!  I was afraid it would have that yucky slime but guess what, it didn't!  My husband and I have adopted this as our new favorite side dish!!  Thanks Kelly!!!

1 bag of frozen okra
1 can of stewed tomatoes 
Onion powder to taste
Garlic powder to taste (next time I want to try minced garlic)
Olive oil

Sauté frozen okra, onion and garlic powder for about 2-3 minutes.  Then add a can of tomatoes and stir till warm.  That's it!!  Seriously, don't judge until you try it!!

Now here's my redneck photo highlighting my lunch on my fine China. :)