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Hillbilly Livin’ and Smoothies

 Since we sold our house, we have occupied a travel trailer until the quest for our new home is over.  I have noticed some unexpected things with our new lifestyle and one is, I am not getting the nutrients I need.  I noticed I was craving  vegetables and fruit.  This got my attention because I don’t like fruit!

Since my pregnancies, 25 plus years ago, I had heard you crave what your body needs.  If you are craving something, your body is missing a key nutrient found in that food.  I have heard a great deal about smoothies lately.  Soon I became so preoccupied with the ‘smoothie’ idea,  I  decided to research it.   I found smoothies offer a full days supply of vegetables and fruit and give you many key nutrients with just one serving.  

Today is my second day, and I must say, I do feel a difference for the better.  I don’t feel anything earth shattering, but I do feel I have more energy and I have noticed a considerable reduction in stomach acid and much less acid reflux.  This does surprise me!

This is my recipe, if you would like to break out your blender, too!

ingredients to smoothieI start with half of a banana, 1-2 large strawberries, 1 cup packed spinach, 1/4 of an avocado, and 2 teaspoons of peanut butter.  I do use a small amount of bottled water to make sure it is smooth and not a chunky consistency.

end result of smoothie

 

This is the result of my nutritious blend.  It is good, not spectacular.  I still have some experimenting to do.  I am not a big fan of bananas, so they will probably be replaced soon with pineapple.  I will let you know how it goes as I go!  Just feeling better is enough for me to say, ‘Bottoms up!’  :)

Blessings, dear reader!  See you soon!!

 

 

 

 

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Low Cal Malti-Cream Recipe…Dig in and Enjoy!!

1 cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk

1/3 package any sugar-free instant pudding of your choice

1 1/2 cups of ice

Mix altogether and blend on high or “smoothie” setting until ice is well blended and it becomes a “smoothie” consistency.  You can add fruit, peanut butter, any imitation flavorings (caramel, coconut, orange, peppermint, etc.).  Enjoy with a spoon and straw in a tall glass.

It is a low-calorie treat that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!  Hint: Almond Milk is lower in calories than coconut….:)

Who says you can’t have the “malt and drink it, too”??


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