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Grab, blend, go, repeat.
As a very busy mom who works outside the home, my mornings are quite challenging. As a diabetic, it’s even more so. Most days I like to start the day with a nutrient-packed fruit and veggie smoothie. It’s the easiest, quickest, and nutritious way to start a busy day. With the range of fresh produce available these days the flavor combinations are virtually endless. With the right recipe, it’s possible to appease even the pickiest of palates. I make it even easier by preparing my smoothies on Sunday and putting my veggies and fruits in individual packets in the freezer.
My husband has never been one for fresh vegetables, although he would eat them, he hated vegetables for most of his life. He simply never developed a taste. No matter how we cooked them or what we seasoned them with he would always end up forcing himself to eat his veggies. His facial expression gave him away every time.
A few years ago, after battling some health problems he determined enough was enough. His only course of action was to get “Pavlovian” and condition himself to like vegetables once and for all. Although I laughed a bit when he told me, what he was saying did make a little sense and actually ended up working. Who would have thought? All it took was a little psychobabble and a blender. By blending vegetable flavors with more likable fruit flavors and Organic Stevia In The Raw®, he ended up gradually conquering his aversion. He drinks his vegetables all the time now and I’m still amazed. This goes to show that with the right ingredients you can not only make a delicious beverage you can create a recipe for success.
- 1/2 apple
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup kale
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup coconut water (or coconut milk)
- 1 - 2 packets of Organic Stevia In The Raw®
- Mint Leaves
- Although I usually freeze the veggies and fruits ahead of time, it is not necessary. Simply add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
Although I have a recipe for every occasion, my Market Fresh Green Smoothies are an all-time fave in our household. It’s refreshing, delicious, packed with nutrients, and finishes with a hint of mint. It consists of fresh apples, bananas, kale, cucumbers, spinach, mint leaves, and a sprinkling of Organic Stevia In The Raw. This NEW packet of perfection is perfect for any occasion that calls for a little sweetness. Organic Stevia In The Raw is USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO, Project Verified, Vegan Certified, Clean ingredient list, and is Naturally Gluten-Free. Each packet packs the power of two teaspoons of sugar yet contains only two calories. As it contains less than five calories preserving its considered Zero-Calorie by the FDA. How’s that for legit? We like it so much we use it in place of sugar.
Whether it’s to sweeten a smoothie, your breakfast cereal, or fresh fruits, Organic Stevia In The Raw tastes great. I use it when I make coffee, tea, lemonade, or any other drink mix that calls for sugar. I’ve baked cookies, brownies, and cakes with it. I even sweeten sauces with it and go as far as carrying it with me when I leave the house.
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