Monday, December 30, 2013

Cold/Flu Fighting Smoothie

I was very excited last week when Hubs gave me a juicer for Christmas! I've always wanted one but had decided that I could "make do" with my Ninja blender. Even if it meant that my smoothies were more chunky than smooth.

My first juice was apples and carrots. Oh yum!

Yesterday my new juicer came to the rescue when I was spent the day in my pajamas as I nursed a headache, flu-like symptoms and a cold. I felt miserable. By afternoon I knew I needed to do something so that I would be ready for work today. I searched for a "feel better" recipe and found this one.

In my juicer I threw in a heaping handful of kale, 1 grapefruit, 3 oranges, and 2 kiwis.

I added the juice into by Ninja with 1 banana, 1 T. chia seeds, 1 T. ground flax, 4 T. coconut oil (melted), 1 can of coconut milk, 2 t. ground ginger (I had used up my fresh ginger the previous evening in my detox bath), 1/2 t. cayenne pepper, 2 T. lemon juice, 4 T. honey.

This made a BIG smoothie - each of my kids sampled a bit (they didn't care for the "hotness" from the ginger and cayenne), I had a large glass and still had a quart left. Which was perfect as I've been sipping on my "Feel Better" smoothie all day today. It gave me that little kick of energy that I needed to make it through the day.

My chickens are loving my new juicer too as they are getting tons of fruit/vegetable scraps!

The Chicken Chick

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Giving Tuesday

Yesterday I took advantage of some Cyber Monday deals to complete (for the most part) the Christmas shopping that I had begun on Black Friday. Today it's time for me to give. Won't you join me? 

Giving Tuesday from World Help on Vimeo.