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Brand New Day

Good Morning,

Today, I thought I would start a new day with a green drink that was posted on my doctor’s website. I have made a couple of adjustments to meet my needs. (Click here for original).

THE LIQUID
Rice “Milk”, about 3/4 C
Coconut Water, about 1/4 C,
+ more at end for
thinning, if needed
Ice, if desired

THE GREENS
Baby Bok Choy, 1-2 stalks
Carrots, 1 med, snapped in half
Elephant Kale, 1 stalk
Spinach, 1 C or handful

THE FRUIT
Fresh Apple,1/2 quarterd
Fresh Orange, 1/2 quartered & peeled
Banana, 1/2 peeled
Frozen Mango, about 1/4 C
Frozen or Fresh Raspberries, 1/4 C

THE SUPERFOODS
Amazing Meal, about 1Tsp
Chia Seed, about 1 Tsp

SUPPLEMENTS
Omega 3 DHA, 2 Tbsp
Vitamin D, 3 drops

Makes 3 cups

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If you want to make your own green drink, follow these guidelines to create one.

These are you want to include in your drink:
1-2 liquids
At least 3 greens
At least 2 fruits(fresh or frozen)
1-2 superfoods

Get ready for an energizing day!

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Photo taken by Jon Sayban at Phoenix Pet Expo.

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Morning Wake Up Beverage

I found this recipe on a vegan based blog called Oh She Glows. It is a really delicious drink. It great for waking up in the morning instead of drinking coffee, and before a morning workout.

Ingredients:

1 cup Almond milk

1 Tbsp Chia seeds

1 Banana

1 Tbsp natural peanut butter

2 handfulls of spinach*

1/2-1 cup of ice

Directions:

Place milk, chia seeds, banana, peanut butter, and spinach in blender. Blend thoroughly by making sure that the spinach leaves are cut down into tiny pieces. Add the ice, and blend till the itice is crushed into tiny pieces as well.

Makes 1 serving (2 cups).

Enjoy with a straw. Rinse out your mouth, if you have spinach in your teeth. 🙂

* I did try 1 head of kale and found that it was too clumpy.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate: 2nd Times a Charm

Well, I have been in a mood for the past couple days for a Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Starbucks is not exactly vegan, so I had to come up with my own…and that involved two experiments. The first ended up being too much peppermint that you couldn’t even taste the chocolate. I added too much peppermint oil, and by too much I mean by 1/8 of a teaspoon. So, for a second try I was able to come up with the following recipe.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp Hersheys Unsweetened Cocoa
2 1/2 Tbsp water
2 cups unsweented vanilla non-dairy milk
1 to 2 drops peppermint oil*
Soy Whip (opitional)

Directions:
Mix sugar, cocoa, and water in a medium pot over medium heat.  Continue to stir until boil.
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Add milk. Stir. Continue for 2 minutes.  For an additional minute, add peppermint oil.

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Divide into two cups. Top with Soy Whip if desired.

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*I have read you can also add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract.  That is not as strong as peppermint oil.

Make sure not add too much peppermint oil now.  Enjoy. 🙂

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