Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
Do you really need directions on how to make a smoothie? We don't think so, but just incase:
Add all ingredients into your blender and blend.
There. That's it. Those are your directions. What? You want a "tip" too? Ok, fine.
Make sure the lid is completely on your blender prior to blending.
There, happy now? Now carry on you smoothie making machine!
Warm Coconut Cookies
Recipe from Green For Clean Desserts by Annie Grapes
Are you ready to take your baking to the next level? Warm Coconut Cookies are a great way to start. They're delicious and healthier than store-bought cookies. Plus you get the added bonus of knowing you made these yourself!
Most of my recipes have short simple ingredient lists. Warm Coconut Cookies are an exception to the rule with about 10 ingredients, but most of these you already have in your kitchen or are easy to find in the store. So let's get baking and leave the butter in the fridge cause these cookies are butter free!
1. Preheat oven to 350 and get a baking sheet out
2. Get all your ingredients measured out and set aside
1. In a LARGE bowl, add flax seed and warm water
2. In a second bowl, add flour, salt and baking soda
3. Add coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla to LARGE bowl and mix until blended
4. Add the contents of the second bowl with the flour to the LARGE bowl and keep stirring. (If it gets too dry, add milk)
5. Slowly mix in oats and coconut shavings
6. Place spoonfuls of this mixture on baking sheet
7. Bake in oven about 8-10 minutes
8. Allow to cool then sprinkle with extra coconut shavings or chocolate if you're feeling naughty
Fruity Tooty Brownie Bars
Recipe from Green for Clean Desserts: 50 Delicious and Easy Clean Eating Recipes by Annie Grapes
If You Like Hummus...
"If you like Hummus" is a great way to start this recipe because nearly 100 million Americans have no idea what Hummus is, and out of those who do, only about a quarter eat it regularly.
What Is Hummus?
How Do You Eat Hummus?
You can eat Hummus as a dip with pita bread or chips, or with whatever bread you have on hand. But it can also be used to replace mayo or mustard. I found a great site giving you 10 ways to eat Hummus, just click HERE.
Is Hummus Good For You?
Hummus is made with beans, ground sesame seeds, and oil (basically) so your nutritional benefits will include getting more protein (about 3g per 2Tbsp), fiber, and fat. If that doesn't sound like a good thing to you, then click HERE to learn how beans are not only good for you but help you lose weight in the process.
How To Make Your Own Hummus
Recipe From: The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School
Prep 1. Cooking Your Chickpeas
Prep 2. Do You Have Tahini Paste?
If you already have Tahini paste at home, continue with the recipe instructions.
If you don't have Tahini at home and have no idea what it is, keep reading.
Tahini is a sesame seed paste, that in Arabic means "to grind"; and that's really all it is: ground up (hulled) sesame seeds. Tahini is normally used for hummus, but it's also used for Baba Ganoush, dressings, and sauces.
You can buy a jar for under $5 at Walmart, Target, and Trader Joe's, or choose to make your own. I found a great recipe for making your own Tahini HERE.
Prep 3. In The Kitchen
This recipe makes a lot of Hummus so prepare yourself!
Homemade Hummus is only going to last for about a week.
This is just a basic Hummus recipe; you can add in your own garnishes to taste.
Have you ever eaten home made cranberry sauce? If so, you likely don’t have fond memories of it- between the bitter berries and the consistency of the mystery sauce, most Americans overwhelming choose canned cranberry sauce.
We’re talking about cranberry sauce Linda! Who cares about ‘nutritional value’?
Everything you eat has a nutritional value, not just the good stuff, so why eat high fructose corn syrup when you can try this AMAZINGLY good cranberry sauce that isn’t covered in hard bitter berries or watery mystery goo.
It's so mouth watering and delicious that I bet you’ll never even go back to the canned goop again.
The mixture will look the same for the first 2 hours, then you should see the cranberries starting to split in two, or develop small cracks. When you see this, you know your sauce is done!
5. Turn off the slow cooker, remove the lid and fish out the cinnamon stick and orange halves.
6. Stir. Leave the lid off and allow the sauce to thicken (it WILL thicken!) for about 30 minutes.
Get your protein and antioxidants together with this sweet and healthy dinner idea.
5 Easy Steps!
1. Mix brown sugar and apple juice together and set aside
2. Peel and slice apple
3. Add chicken to the slow cooker
4. Pour cranberries and apple slices over chicken
5. Pour brown sugar and juice mixture over everything.
Cook on Low for 6-8 Hours or on High For 3-4 Hours
Anybody can randomly chop up watermelon and hand it to you. Some people know how to cut it right, and few know how to "serve" watermelon- like it's fine dining. We here at Eat2Live2Love understand what a budget is, and we also know you wanna look good while on that budget! So spend $5 and buy a watermelon, cut it, then create this unique serving suggestion recipe.
Just combine the ingredients, mixing it up in a large bowl, refrigerate for a few minutes and serve in a pretty bowls and fancy forks. Your $5 melon is now one in a million! Way to go!
Like A Pro Roasted Vegetables
Remember the last time you were at an expensive restaurant? Remember the last time you had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Fancypants? Remember what you ate? It could have included roasted vegetables as a side, and I bet you loved it didn't you?
Now you can make this at home and look and feel like a junior Fancypants yourself.
Preheat oven to 400
Chop all veggies into evenly sized pieces
Lightly roll veggies in a bowl with olive oil, making sure to cover veggies thoroughly (but not soaking them)
Place on flat baking dish, salt and pepper to taste
Add in sections of garlic OR chop up garlic and add at the end of baking
Put in oven and bake for 15-20min
Great as a side dish to roasted chicken or on top of brown rice. Sweeten it up by adding in cheese, or swapping the garlic for fresh herbs. It's quick, easy, and makes you look like you know what you're doing...and we could all use more help with that!
Roasted Small Potatoes
Stupid Easy Directions
Preheat oven to 450
Wash and dry your potatoes (don't cut)
Roll Potatoes in Olive Oil and place them on a baking sheet
Add salt/pepper to taste and toss in oven
Bake for 20min, making sure to flip them 1/2 way through
There are a ton of variations to this recipe, like adding in other cut veggies, cheeses, sauces... but we thought we'd keep it clean for you and let you decide what you wanted to add! This recipe is 100% Kid Approved and perfect for little fingers. Plus, you can change up how this side dish is presented.
Whole, Diced, or Sliced
Did you know that over half of the nutrients in a potato are found in the skin? Red potatoes are a great source of fiber and B vitamins, so don't peel them!
Lion's Teeth Juice
The Anytime Juice with a bite!
It's the Lion's Teeth Juice! The Anytime Juice with a bite and it's perfect for just one person! Linda loves making this once a day after breakfast to help manage her gastroparesis, but Dandelion is powerful enough to heal a ton of ailments!
To see if your ailments are on the list, click HERE. If you're looking for a more potent way to get in Dandelions for healing, checkout the Dandelion Tea.
This is a quick and easy juice to make that tastes great, even if slightly bitter and zingy! Add all ingredients into your juicer, alternating leafy greens with apples and oranges. Stir, drink, and feel your taste buds sing!