Beverages & Smoothies

The “Red Dirt” Smoothie

April 30, 2012
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My Smoothie and, of course, the famous Oklahoma Red Dirt in the background. Well, we have officially been in the Sooner State (Oklahoma, for those of you who are unaware) for an entire week now.  Yee-Haw! (I have permission to say this seeing as how I am an Okie by birth.) We are still waiting […]

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Simple Smoothies For On The Go

April 23, 2012
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A few weeks ago my family packed up our van and headed out of town (out of state, actually) for two weeks.  We were going to “test the waters” in another town where we felt God was leading us to move. It was on that trip that I started reading Eat to Live and also started […]

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How To Blend a Perfect Smoothie (without the perfect blender)

April 13, 2012
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As many of you may know, I LOVE SMOOTHIES! I’ve always been a smoothie girl (ask my mom) and have probably tried everything there is to try: yogurt smoothies, protein smoothies, juice smoothies, oatmeal smoothies (yes, you heard me right), and who knows what all else. However, in the last couple of months, I have […]

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Mango Salad Smoothie & The Eat To Live Plan

April 11, 2012
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This morning I had a green salad for breakfast, but instead of eating it, I drank it!  Yes, you heard me right, I drank a green salad for breakfast. Now, for those of you who don’t like salads to begin with, this may be a complete turn-off to you. It may even be a turn-off […]

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Orange Banana Kale Smoothie

March 15, 2012
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I kind of feel like I’m taking you all on my daily journey through the world of smoothies! I’ve always been a smoothie person, but recently, I feel as if smoothies have taken on a whole new perspective and purpose in my life.  I’m in discovery mode, trying out new flavors and new combinations. Sometimes […]

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Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

March 12, 2012
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Yum!  That’s all I can say!  I love chocolate!  I mean, what woman doesn’t?  However, I’ve been trying to limit my intake of sugary milk chocolate and eat more dark chocolate and raw cacao. If you look at the ingredients of most chocolates, sugar is almost always the first ingredient.  You’ll also see ingredients like partially […]

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Kale Kiwi Smoothie

March 7, 2012
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I‘m really getting into these green smoothies!  I mean, why wouldn’t I? They taste great (you would never know you’re drinking kale and spinach), they’re easy to make, and they are full of nutrients that I might not otherwise eat on a regular basis. And instead of bags of greens and fruit going bad in […]

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Green Smoothies For Everyone

March 1, 2012
Green Smoothie For Everyone

I have to tell you something – my kids rarely eat their vegetables!  As a person who is an avid vegetable eater and a healthy-eating promoter, I’m almost embarrassed to admit this to you. You know, I just expected my kids to comply with my food selections and to enjoy them as much as I […]

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Creamy Neapolitan Cappuccino

February 7, 2012
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I did not have an appreciation for coffee until I moved to Italy and started drinking Neopolitan cafe’ – and oh my goodness!!!  It is so dark, rich and bold – something I would never have enjoyed before – yet its simplicity is what makes it taste so wonderful! At first I was baffled that […]

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