Happy New Year to everyone!!!
With the start of a new year comes resolutions. There are the usual suspects… Get into shape, get out of debt, get organized and of coarse lose weight and eat better…
People always make the resolutions with the best of intentions. Unfortunately most of us start out great, but the enthusiasm fizzles away after a few weeks.
Why don’t we do ourselves a favour? Why not just remember that we are human and we’re not perfect. Instead of going completely gung ho then failing, make small steps towards the goals that we want to achieve. If we have a bad day or week, just start over and try again. By the end of 2016 we might just be a little closer to our goals and a whole lot happier!
So on that note, I am trying smoothies again. If you have been a reader of mine, then you may remember that early last year, I had far too many fruits with all of my smoothies and they didn’t agree with me. This time, per serving you only get a half an apple, half a tablespoon of raw honey, cinnamon that actually helps to stabilize your blood sugar, hemp hearts and sunflower seed butter for 16 grams of protein, raw ginger and green tea that have antioxidants.
It taste very similar to apple pie which is a fabulous way to start the year!!
Apple Pie Green Smoothie (Paleo/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Refined Sugar Free)
2 c. chilled green tea (I make mine the night before and let it steep in the fridge overnight)
1 lg. apple (or two small ones, any flavour)
a small handful of kale (I use three stocks)
1/2 c. hemp hearts
2 Tbsp. sunflower seed butter (or seed/nut butter desired)
1 inch chunk of raw ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. raw honey-optional (if vegan use maple syrup)
Put all your ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
Makes two servings.