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Try this delicious autumn soup. It's sweet and tangy warm, creamy and filling; with the wonderful colors of fall.
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"This is my Momís famous banana bread recipe. I think it originally came from the red-and-white-checkered Better Homes and Gardens recipe book that everyone who got married in the '70s has. This recipe is a bit updated with less sugar, more fiber, and an insane dose of heart-healthy omega-3s (flaxseed, walnuts, and chia seed gel). To make chia seed gel, mix chia seeds with water: one part seeds, nine parts water, and let sit for 30 minutes.
Learn how to make the recipe after the break!
Fear not if youíre short on chia gel ó itís not exactly mainstream, but definitely a worthy addition to your pantry. You can use virgin coconut oil instead, which gives it a really nice texture and flavor and adds a host of health benefits. This is a great breakfast bread or healthy after-school snack for the kiddos! Use organic ingredients when possible."
"You don't have to stand over the stove and make individual omelets with this recipe. Round out the meal with bread and a simple cherry-tomato salad."
Cleaned out the fridge and didn't have enough ingredients to make a fully homemade tomato soup. so I just added the ingredients I had to a already delicious soup from Pacific Foods.
by Tracy Russell. "Who ever said salads were boring? Well, when you make a green salad with a fruity dressing, you get anything but boring!
This green spinach-arugula salad is an explosion of flavor with its creamy peach dressing and tart strawberry accents. It makes my mouth water just sharing the recipe with you!
This salad makes a great snack or first course to a meal."
by Tracy Russell. "I used to love pasta. Fortunately, it is not difficult to ďsuggestĒ a pasta dish using all raw ingredients. This raw zucchini pasta bruschetta is so quick and easy to make that I have been eating it for dinner the past few nights and it is so good! Itís filling, tasty and hearty. The recipes below makes enough for one person.
There are two variations of this recipe. Creamy bruschetta is made with mashed avocado while the light bruschetta uses olive oil. The creamy bruschetta is featured in the photo to your right."
Inedible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "This green smoothie recipe is one of my spring and summer favorites. I love peaches, cherries and vanilla and it just so happens that these three flavors combine wonderfully in a smoothie!
This smoothie isnít all fruit either. Both carrots and romaine lettuce add minerals and extra vitamin A (as beta-carotene).
This green smoothie recipe is rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins, which give the cherry its red color. It is this antioxidant that studies have shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help with symptoms of arthritis. Eating cherries may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers (breast and colon).
Peaches are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, lycopene and lutein. Research shows that lycopene and lutein may help prevent heart disease, macular degeneration and prostate cancer."
Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "This delicious smoothie creation was sent to me by Chrissy. Itís green, itís sweet and itís got a heaping dose of minerals for you!
This smoothie makes about 12 ounces (depending on the size of the mango and cucumber you use) and it has a delicious tropical fusion flavor. The pineapple and mango blend nicely with the cucumber and spinach for a refreshing health drink.
Cucumber contains erepsin, an enzyme that helps to digest protein. Their skin is also very high in minerals and they make a great low calorie addition to your smoothie.
Mangoes are a great source of fiber. This smoothie contains about 25% of your daily recommend value!"
Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "Apples and berries taste great together, especially in a smoothie. A lot of our readers have been asking for smoothie recipes that do not have banana, so hereís a good one. The most predominate flavors are blueberry and strawberry with just a hint of apple.
Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and apples helps facilitate detox as well as adding lots of fiber. This smoothie has 49% of your daily recommended value of fiber.
You can use frozen strawberries OR blueberries which will chill this smoothie nicely for a hot day. I wouldnít recommend using both frozen strawberries and blueberries because youíll end up with a frozen mess in your blender!"
Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "Here is a light, frothy smoothie to refresh you on a hot summer afternoon. I love this drink because it tastes great and is an excellent source of calcium.
Pineapples are extremely good for you, they have anti-inflammatory properties and they help with digestion. They contain an enzyme, bromelain, which helps break down protein.
Oranges are a great source of vitamin C and have been shown to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. Together they make a super nutritious smoothie!
This recipe makes approximately 32 ounces."
Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "Cucumbers add a crisp, refreshing flavor and texture to fruit and green smoothies. Keep cucumber smoothie flavors simple by using delicate base fruits such as pears or apples and flavor fruits such as melons, papaya or orange.
Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin C and also contain vitamin A, molybdenum, folate, manganese, silica, potassium and magnesium. Cucumbers are an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Cucumbers are known for their ability to improve the complexion of skin and studies suggest that they can even help lower blood pressure."
Incredible smoothies by Tracy Russell. "Lemons, limes and other citrus fruits rank highly for their detoxing properties. They are among the most water rich fruits which help flush toxins out of your body. The fiber in lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit ďscrubsĒ your intestines and helps moves toxins out.
This smoothie combines the sour flavor of lemon-lime with the sweetness of banana and orange for a delicious blend. Added to the mix are dandelion greens, believed to be one of the top cleansing greens you can eat. If you donít have access to dandelion greens, simply use a different leafy green such as kale, chard, collards or even spinach.
Since this is a detox smoothie recipe, I recommend that you use only organic ingredients since conventional produce may have pesticide residues."
Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "Hereís an experimental smoothie I came up with that is made with no sweet fruit. Thatís right Ė no bananas, mangoes or pineapple Ė just vegetables! I was actually surprised how tasty this was. In fact, Iíve been drinking this savory smoothie (and variations of it) daily for the past two weeks.
Non-sweet fruit and veggies are lower in calories then sweet fruit, so this makes quite a large (42 ounce) smoothie for only 300-400 calories. A smoothie this size isnít too much for me to drink, but it might be a bit overwhelming if youíre not used to it. If you canít drink that much all at once, you can cut the recipe in half or make the whole thing and drink half now and half later. Just beware that itíll be a low calorie smoothie.
This smoothie will provide you with all your vegetable needs for the day and then some!"
Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell
"According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the USA. February is Heart Healthy month so I wanted to make a super heart healthy smoothie just for you.
I like to use oranges, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries in smoothies. Oranges have been shown to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. Berries are also full of antioxidants which help reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer.
I also like to use some healthy fats. Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fat and can help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels while raising the amount of HDL (good cholesterol) in your body. They also contain 81mcg of lutein. I also like to use flax seed as it is full of fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are essential for a healthy heart.
Greens are important too so I always add plenty of fresh baby spinach since it is full of lutein, folate, potassium, and fiber.
If you donít want all the seeds from the strawberries, you can make this smoothie using only blueberries. Be sure to use a full cup of berries. You can add some protein powder to boost the protein content as well. Use dandelion greens or kale to increase the amount of calcium."
Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "I recently made this apple and avocado smoothie and it was very delicious! It had a delicate, apple flavor with a whipped, smoothie texture. There are a lot of variations you can try with this recipe as well.
Avocados are high in omega-3′s and antioxidants, while apples are loaded with fiber and help with weightloss."
By Tracy Russell of Incredible Smoothies. "This is a nice creamy strawberry vanilla smoothie. Strawberries help protect against rheumatoid arthritis and have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Pears are packed full of fiber to help you lose weight.
I like to sneak extra vegetables into my green smoothies so I added a small vine tomato (technically, tomatoes are a fruit). If you donít like them or donít want to add it, go ahead and leave it out.
You can make this smoothie with 1 cup of blueberries instead of strawberries. You can also enjoy this green smoothie without the vanilla flavoring, or add an additional flavor fruit that complements the strawberries. To reduce the fat content, only add 1/4 avocado and 1/2 of a large banana."
I was just cleaning out my fridge of all the veggies that will go bad soon.
Make this and your taste buds will be tickled with the sweetness of apples and peppers, the crunch of beans, and the hot of onion and nutmeg, with the bitter taste of asparagus.
This delicious crockpot family dinner is from LDS Living. Made it today, it was a hit! Perfect for summer!
banana smoothie for day 4
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I love fall. It means soups and chili. Warm bread.