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Digestive-Probiotic Green Smothie

Probiotic Green Smoothie

Hot days are creeping up and I’m in the mood for smoothies!! I try to monitor the amount of fruit I eat, especially when there is an abundance of amazing seasonal fruits available now. Green herbs are also in season and I love a good yogurt drink, especially when it’s homemade from grass-fed raw milk (recipe here).

The homemade yogurt makes this an amazing powerful probiotic (since I leave it 24 hours to ferment). The herbs add the touch of a digestive aid and beautiful flavor!

To make this wonderfully refreshing digestive-probiotic smoothie, you simply assemble:

  • 2-3 Cups of whole yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbs. fresh green herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, etc… (I like to use 1/2 dill and 1/2 mint)

Place it all in a blender for about 20 second and enjoy 🙂

 

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Cottage Cheese Salad

I started guest posting over at BLOOMEE! I shared this recipe along with many more to come.
Hope you all enjoy eating as much as I enjoyed tasting and writing 🙂

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cottage cheese salad

This is a recipe I have contributed for the Women of BloomEE. I hope you all enjoy!!

*Vegan alternative, subtract the cottage cheese with crushed walnuts (use ¼ – ½ Cup depending on how much you want to eat).

Ingredients:

  • 1 med. tomato, chopped
  • ½ Cup cottage cheese
  • Unrefined salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. EV olive oil
  • 2 tsp. dried zatar mixture (a middle eastern thyme, sumac, and sesame mixture can be found in middle Eastern and Armenian markets), or dried thyme

OR

  • 2 Tbs. Fresh herb; thyme, basil, or any other herb that is appealing to you.

Instructions:

  1. In a serving bowl, place all ingredients in order.
  2.  Enjoy!

This post was written by Audry Godwyn, a member of BloomEE. She is the founder of A Nutritional Makeover and blogs about it HERE.

 

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Banana Date Smoothie

date shake

I’ve got lots of dates to use up here, so I am posting my recipes with dates. Here is my favorite so far…

This is an amazing breakfast on the go, loads of energy and simple to make.

Recipe:
1 Cup raw milk
1 banana, frozen for 30 minutes (or not if no time)
4 dates, pitted
1 Tbs. unsalted organic peanut butter, preferably homemade
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbs. chia seed, flax seeds, or other super food of choice

Instructions:
Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy

Avocado Desert

avocado desert

This is a simple treat that can be eaten as a breakfast, snack, meal re placer, or desert!

Recipe:

½ Cup heavy cream (grass-fed preferably)

1 avocado

1 Tbs. raw honey (or less to your liking)

½ apple -peeled, and minced (optional)

1 Tbs. slivered almonds (preferably crispy) (optional)

1 banana -cut in slices (optional)

Instructions:

Blend the cream in a blender until whipped solid; this will only take about 30 seconds. Then transfer whipped cream to a bowl.

Add the avocado and honey and mash with a fork until well blended and smooth. Then add the apple, give it a quick mix until covered. Then decorate with banana and almonds.

Notes:

You can make a nice presentation (I obviously didn’t), or just mix the banana and almonds with it and enjoy!

Yogurt Drink

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Yogurt Drink

Recipe:

½ Cup yogurt

½ Cup whey

1 small clove garlic (optional)

¼ tsp. salt (or salt to taste)

Pinch of dry mint or dry dill (optional)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and drink immediately.

Notes:

This drink goes great alone, with breakfast fritters, or spicy meat flat pies