Thursday, August 30, 2012

Neon Smoothie!




I just love the color of this healthy and refreshing smoothie! I stumbled across this recipe and had to post to share! ENJOY!!!!


Neon Pink Smoothie Juice


I call this smoothie juice because it’s a cross between a smoothie and a veggie juice. The texture comes out thick and foamy, but you have the added benefits of the fibre in there to move the digestive track right along. These juices aren’t overly sweet or filling, so I enjoy them as an addition to a normal breakfast or simply as a refreshing drink on its own.
Yield: 2.5 cups
Ingredients:
         1/2 English cucumber, peeled & roughly chopped
         1/2 small raw beet, peeled & roughly chopped
         1 apple, cored & roughly chopped
         Fresh Grapefruit juice, to taste (I used 6 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice) or other citrus to taste
         3-5 ice cubes

1. In a high-speed blender, add the cucumber and blend on low speed to break it up. Now add the beet and apple. Blend, starting on a lower speed, and gradually increase the speed. I used my Vitamix plunger stick a lot to push it down and stir it as it was coming together. If needed, add a bit of water.
2. Blend on highest speed for 1-2 minutes. Add in citrus juice to taste and about 4 ice cubes. Blend again until smooth.
3. Serve immediately.




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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NEW Clif Crunch Granola Bars!



I have had the pleasure of sampling these fantastic Clif Crunch Granola bars! I especially love that they are:


·         Free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours, artificial preservatives and ingredients sourced from GMOs.
·         Available at Whole Foods, Bulk Barn, Choices Markets, London Drugs, the natural aisle in grocery stores and most independent health food stores  
·         Flavours: Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Crisp, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Peanut Butter

My favourite flavour was the Blueberry Crisp! It was different from a traditional granola taste, and had a light fresh feeling that I truly enjoyed!!!








All flavours were crunchy and flavourful! The special blend of whole grains and rice crisps give it that light crunchy texture that is perfectly balanced! Its a convenient and healthy snack that is made with organic ingredients!

These bars are:




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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Organic yummy tummy oatmeal (Earth's Best)




My baby is a  year old now and her taste buds are developing! She is starting to enjoy chunky solids and textures. I just introduced her to Earths Best Yummy Tummy Instant Oatmeal (Maple and Brown Sugar) and it was a success! She loved the Elmo character on the box, and the stuff inside was breakfast success!



Yummy Tummy Instant Oatmeal is great because: 

  • Quick, easy and nutritious way to serve up a hot breakfast to start the day
  • 30 grams of whole grain per serving
  • Fortified with 8 essential vimins and minerals
  • Excellent source of iron, zinc and vitamin B
  • Made with whole grain oats
  • 3 grams of fiber per serving
  • USDA organic: no growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids or potentially harmful pesticides or herbicides
  • No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives