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Tropical Smoothie

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Beverages, Breakfasts, Featured | Comments Off on Tropical Smoothie

I love smoothies. They are so quick and easy to make! I absolutely love this one…it feels like Summer when I make this yummy tropical smoothie ;) Tropical Smoothie Ingredients:   • 1 cup Coconut Milk  • 1 cup frozen Pineapple chunks  • 1 Banana  • coconut flakes for garnish (optional) Instructions: Blend together and ENJOY!  Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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The Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie Recipe

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Beverages, Recipes | 1 comment

I am enjoying a wonderful week at my parent’s house! It’s so good for me to spend time with family and allow my daughter to get to know her grandparents better and her aunts, uncles, and cousins! I wanted to share with you guys one of the many highlights from my trip. My parents have a garden in their backyard (I personally feel that it’s miracle that anything grows in the intense heat of Nevada), and every day we have been able to enjoy fresh organic red swiss chard and/or collard greens in a smoothie. My mom has a Blendtec and I was so impressed with how well it juiced everything!  In less than a week I have become a smoothie believer and could finally understand why people could justify spending $500 for a blender. I never felt like I...

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Health Benefits of Kale

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Beverages, Nutrition, Recipes, Sides and Snacks, Toddler/Child | Comments Off on Health Benefits of Kale

Kale has received a lot of attention lately, and for good reason too. It is full of healthy vitamins and minerals that are important for your body. Health Benefits of Kale Check out the infographic below to see the health benefits of kale. Good To Know: As you can see in the infographic, Kale has more calcium than milk, making it a great source of calcium for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Kale also has more iron than beef, making it  another vegan alternative.   Adding Kale To Your Diet Just last night, I had a bunch of kale and some apples that needed to be used soon before they went bad. I decided to juice the kale and apples and…voila! It was super simple and easy (recipe below). I shared the organic green juice with my daughter...

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Green Smoothie Formula

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Beverages, Recipes | Comments Off on Green Smoothie Formula

I absolutely love green smoothies! They are refreshing, delicious, and a different way to enjoy my greens other than in a salad. When it comes to food, I am a huge fan of variety- which is why I love this Green Smoothie Formula created by alifebalanced.com This is such a simple formula to creating your own Green Smoothie Recipes! Green Smoothie Formula Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Leprechaun Smoothie

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Beverages, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | Comments Off on Leprechaun Smoothie

Leprechaun Smoothie Recipe Ingredients:  • 1/2 avocado • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk • 1/4 cup fresh baby spinach • 1/4 cup fresh mint • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I suggest using Garden of Life’s Vanilla Raw Meal Shake) • 2 tbsp pistachio nuts • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp raw vanilla bean powder – I don’t suggest using the extract for this recipe) • 3-6 drops liquid Stevia extract • 1/2 cup water • ice (optional)   Instructions: Step 1) Blend all ingredients together until smooth! Recipe and Image Credit goes to: ketodietapp.com Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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{Paleo & Vegan} Shamrock Shake Recipe

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Beverages, Holiday, Recipes | Comments Off on {Paleo & Vegan} Shamrock Shake Recipe

Every St. Patrick’s Day, I see advertising for McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Yes, it’s green…but it’s green from food dye rather than healthy green fruit or vegetables. It’s full of processed sugars, artificial flavorings and milk sourced from who knows where. The good news? There’s a much healthier – even Paleo & Vegan! – version of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Delicious doesn’t have to be guilty. Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe Ingredients:  1 can coconut milk (you can also sub 1 ¾ cups of any other type of milk) 1 avocado, peeled and seed removed 2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons pure raw honey, (or other sweetener of choice) 1 cup of ice 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract For full recipe instructions, please visit: primallyinspired.com Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Beverages, Recipes | Comments Off on Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Paleo Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe Ingredients:  • 4-5 Ice cubes • 1/2 a cup of coconut water • 1 cup of Pineapple chunks • 3/4 of a Banana For full recipe instructions, feel free to visit itstimetoburn.com Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Juicing for Weight Loss

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Beverages, Recipes, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Juicing for Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight, here are some great recipes to help you with your healthy weight loss efforts. Oh, and you don’t have to go on some kind of a juice fast to benefit from these healthy juice recipes. Juicing for Weight Loss For each of these juicing recipes, just go ahead and combine all ingredients and drink up! If you have a Vitamix® or Blendtec® – that’s even better since you can enjoy the health benefits of the whole fruit or vegetable. Be sure to check out my article about the Pros and Cons of Juicing for all the details. In the meantime, drink up! ;) Crisp Apple 5 Apples 2 Oranges (peeled) 2 Celery Stalks Green Juice Aid 4 Granny Smith Apples 4 Cups of Spinach 2 Kale Leaves 3 Celery Stalks 1 Lemon (peeled...

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Healthy Labor Day Recipes

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Beverages, Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Healthy Labor Day Recipes

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful, fun, and HEALTHY Labor Day weekend! When it comes to food, what is the first thing you think of when you think of Labor Day food? Junk food, right? Well, Labor Day doesn’t have to be celebrated with junk food! You can definitely have a healthy labor day – you just need to think outside of the box ;) Check out these delicious and healthy Labor Day recipes that are Paleo approved! Flavored Water Ditch the sodas at the BBQ and make some delicious and healthy flavored water! They are easy to make, and they are a great way to stay hydrated. Credit: theyummylife.com   Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings Credit: cookeatpaleo.com   Ted Allen’s Grilled Steak with Roasted Jalapeño Chimichurri I shouldn’t write these types of articles when I am hungry, especially when...

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Raspberry Lemonade

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Beverages, Recipes | Comments Off on Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade made the way it was supposed to be: with real fruit. Ingredients:  8 cups cold Water 1/2 cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice 2 cups fresh Raspberries 3 drops Liquid Stevia (or more – “to taste”) Instructions: Step 1) Blend the fresh raspberries (I used some of the 8 cups of water, which helped blend the raspberries). Step 2) Combine the water, lemon juice, blended raspberries, and drops of stevia (add more if needed). Notes:  I’ve been looking for a healthy raspberry lemonade recipe and all that I could find were recipes that involved a lot of white sugar or powdered raspberry flavoring – seriously??? I wanted the real stuff! I decided to take things into my own hands, and just made my own raspberry lemonade. This recipe tastes so amazing since I used real ingredients; fresh lemons...

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