First, it's my honey's birthday...Happy Birthday Brad!!!
Secondly...a nice quote I found while perusing articles on holistic nutrition:
"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you do not want." --Esther and Jerry Hicks
And thirdly...today's post is about liquid love!
I have been making smoothies most mornings to sip after I start my day with an early workout. Blueberry, acai, peach, strawberry, green...you name it! I am slowly experimenting with additions like ground flax seed and green food powders. My texture threshold is delicate, so I'm trying to ease into the smoothies with all that thick healthy stuff in them!!
The base for most of the smoothies and other recipes requiring non-dairy milks lately has been Ani Phyo's "mylk." In her Uncook Book and website, she gives recipes for various versions. I have enjoyed both the vanilla mylk and the praline mylk. These non-dairy mylks are easy to make and require nothing but soaking the nuts beforehand and blending the ingredients. Yum!!
Here's my praline mylk:
I just store the mylks in reused jars and use them the way I would pre-packaged almond, soy or rice milk. Delicious!!
Here's my sexy green smoothie from this morning. I used Jae Steele's recipe in Get It Ripe. Having had some awful green smoothie fiascoes in the past, I definitely recommend following a recipe at first, and being cautious with the additives. This recipe involves assorted fresh/frozen fruit, greens, fruit juice, water, and optional green foods powder. After starting my day with this drink, I truly feel alert, cheerful, and on-the-ball. Yay green smoothies!!
(Oooh this jar's first job was holding delicious New Orleans olive mix...it's still got the label on it! Teehee!)
Between these smoothies, my morning workouts, the discovery of the sauna at the gym, and my dogged efforts to stay focused on beneficial thoughts and ways of spending my time, I'm feeling pretty darn good!