Gluten FreeTropical Green Shake

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Tropical Green Shake

2 scoops Vanilla Shaklee Life Energizing Shake

1 cup frozen chopped greens such as collards, kale, or spinach

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 cup frozen ripe banana

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk

Blend ingredients until creamy.

~Enjoy~

Make Your Own Smoothie Bowls!

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My friend Bonnie has been buying smoothie bowls and talking all about them so I decided to make my own today and love it!!!

The smoothie is made out of almond milk, banana, kale, frozen raspberries, and vanilla life shake protein powder.

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I topped it with fresh strawberries and chia seeds.

You can make this hundreds of different ways!!  You can literally use whatever ingredients that you have and make a yummy, healthy, treat!! Just blend your smoothie ingredients and and add toppings.

I can’t wait to make another one.

Have you tried a smoothie bowl before?? 🍓

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan)

This is one of my easiest go to dessert recipes for my family when we want a quick and healthy treat for Dessert Night.

Every Friday Night we have either home-made pizza or sushi and a movie night!! Of course we have to indulge in dessert too!! I like to change it up a bit so we don’t have the same treat every week. These “desserts” are pretty healthy and I notice that if I make something too frequently they boys will soon feel like they are eating something healthy and they wont want it anymore. I have a few other recipes that I keep up my sleeve for dessert night as well and plan on doing a Dessert Night Round up blog post for you to share all of my healthy go-to, nutrition packed recipes!!

On the menu for tomorrow night is 3 ingredient chocolate ice cream. This is actually a pro biotic, potassium and protein packed bowl of deliciousness but don’t tell the babies!! Oh and let’s not forget the great source of omegas as well that come with Shaklee’s Life Shake mix.

Ingredients:

3 Bananas chopped and frozen

1/4 C. Cocoa Powder (I have used Cocoa Nibs before but its just a little too bitter for the boys)

1/4 C. Shaklee Life Shake Mix in Chocolate

That is it folks!!

First you need to chop up a few bananas and freeze them. I always have frozen bananas on hand because I buy 2 bunches weekly. I feed the kids some for snacks through the week and the rest will get chopped up for smoothies or froze for future baked goods or this recipe!! I’m always needing bananas!!

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I have a vitamix (that I would die without…..no seriously…….I would die without it……I use it 3x a day at least……They should use me as a spokes person but they arent) that is really amazing and has a “frozen dessert” option on the settings. This is a very high-powered blender so if you have a regular blender I would recommend adding a little dairy free milk to help it along.

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I just dump all the ingredients into my best friend……I mean blender and hit the start button!! It pulverizes it into a beautiful chocolate custard.

After this dump it into a container of your choice, pop the lid on and freeze for a couple of hours.

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It’s so fast and easy and so much healthier than store bought!!

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this recipe. I am excited to try and mix it up with some more flavors in the future!! Of course I will do a blog post on that for you as well!!

What healthy recipe do you guys have for “Dessert Night” in your house?? I would love to hear!!

PS~I apologize for the poor quality in pictures. We are in the middle of a kitchen renovation so everything (including the lighting) is a wreck right now!!

 

Look What Happens When You Wash Your Fruit and Veggies!!

 

I’ve always given my fruit and veggies a quick wash. Never have I seen results like this in the sink after.

I never bought into the idea that you should use soap or chemicals to wash your veggies but I didn’t feel like they were adequately getting clean.

Vinegar was really the only natural option. I hated the smell and sometimes I could taste it on the veggies I washed. Now I have Basic H!!! Not only is it safe toxic free household cleaner it works on veggies too!! I used two drops, (that right two drops!!) and it cleaned my fruits this morning.

This bottle of Basic H concentrate has over 48 gallons of cleaner in it. (Depending on how you use it)

*need a degreaser? Add 1 1/2 tsp to 16oz of water

*need an all purpose cleaner? Add 1/4 tsp to 16oz of water

*need to wash some Windows? Add 2 drops to 16oz of water

*need a fruit & veggie wash? Add 2 drops to a sink full of water.

Check out my website for other natural cleaning options!! Emilysutten.myshaklee.com

Super Seed Waffles

  
Sunday mornings are special in our house. We try to sleep and get up slow and enjoy our morning together. I always make waffles and believe me, if we miss waffle day they let me know!! 

As with everything I feed my family, I try and make it the healthiest possible and pack the most nutrition in each recipe 

Check out this awesome Super Seed  recipe for waffles!!

Super Seed Waffels

|Serves 3-4|

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour (or your choice)

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed

1 Tbsp hemp seeds

1 Tbsp chia seeds

2 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp sugar (turbinado, coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup)

pinch of Himalayan salt

1 Tbsp avocado oil

1 cup cocnut milk

Instructions:

Preheat waffle iron.

In a high powered blender (I use a vitamix) pulse all seeds first.

  
Add in rest of the dry ingredients and pulse a few more times.

  
Now add wet ingredients to blender and pulse until just combined. Do not over mix!!

  
You will need a spatula to help get this batter out of the blender. Because of the flax and chia it becomes quite sticky.

Pour batter onto waffle iron (I use about 1/4 – 1/3 cup) and cook until golden brown. 

  
  
Enjoy!