My 5 Ingredient “Don’t Get Sick” Superfood Drink

I don’t go a single day right now without hearing that someone else is sick… I want to make sure that person isn’t you or me!

What is amazing is there are actually ways to help your body fight off any sickies… and some of these ingredients are already in your pantry.

Apple Cider Vineger, Lemon Juice, and Honey are great staples to always have on hand when you start feeling a cold coming your way… when you pair those with a power punch of superfoods – you get one amazing immune boosting drink. read more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

I don’t know about your house, but some mornings it is really hard to get in a healthy breakfast.

Over the summer, my husband and I really focused on making sure we start our mornings off the right way! That’s when we started making this smoothie every morning. We love it because it only takes about 2 minutes to throw together, the girls love it too, and it gives us lots of protein and superfoods to start our morning.

Watch this video to see how to make your Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie:

Serves about 2.

Ingredients

1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder

1 Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder read more

7 Ways to Use Cranberry Sauce

cranberriesCranberries are in season! I love cranberries for many reasons.

They are tart and add a nice flavor to turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving. They are great paired with pumpkin in muffins and breads. And they make a great No Sugar Added Cranberry Sauce!

They are also very healthy for you!

Cranberries are high in antioxidants. They are great for keeping your urinary track healthy. Cranberries are considered one of the World’s Healthiest Foods. It is very high in vitamin C, so it will keep you healthy during the sick season.

Here are my top picks for using cranberries this season:

1) Eat it with Oatmeal

Cook 1/2 cup of oats with 3/4 cups of water and 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce. Season with salt and stevia. Top with some stevia sweetened greek yogurt!

2) Use as a spread or topping on bread

My No Sugar Added Cranberry sauce is a Fuel Pull (meaning low carbs and low fat for Trim healthy Mamas) so it could be on a piece of sourdough bread or some coconut flour bread or almond flour bread.  read more

Chickpea Grainfree hotcakes

20120506-112612.jpgI made these Chickpea Hotcakes for Aidalyn last night. It was an experiment for sure! I think it is something that I can modify and come up with different recipes from.

Two things that I value: easy and a non-messy finger food for a toddler.

So here it is:

Ingredients:

1 can of chickpeas, drained (Mine were organic)

1/4 cup of milk

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

2 eggs

Optional: cinnamon, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of honey

Directions:

I just blended everything together in my Magic Bullet and made little rounds of batter in a hot lightly oiled skillet. I flipped them once they set on one side (could see small bubbles on the edges when it was time to flip them). And they were done! read more

Baking With Coconut flour

low carb, low sugar, stevia

Baking with Coconut Flour 

Baking with coconut flour can be a great way to eat low carb, grain free and keep all your favorite breads and cakes in your diet. 

We’ve already talked about how great coconut oil is:

increasing metabolism, supporting immune system, promoting the absorption of vitamins, detoxing the body, promoting healthy cholesterol and heart health. Now we are going to talk about all those great benefits in a flour: Coconut flour.

 

Our bodies don’t tolerate grains very well (wheat, barley, oats…). They are filled with phytates that bind to minerals in our bodies like magnesium. This overtime can leave us deficient in vitamins and minerals. You can soak your grains to help reduce the phytates, but it may be easier to incorporate more grain free foods into your diet. read more

White bean Vanilla Cake – From the Modern Alternative Mama

When we were getting closer to Aidalyn’s birthday party, I knew I didn’t want her to have a “typical” birthday cake loaded with processed sugar and non-nutrients. I did a lot of digging. I wanted something that was grain free but didn’t have a lot of hard to find ingredients. I found this to be easy and very tasty too! I ended up making a cream cheese frosting with just a block of cream cheese mixed some milk to make it smooth. I may have sweetened it with a touch of agave nectar. Sophie and Aidalyn seemed to approve! read more