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a blog about a girl who decided eating plants was the way to go

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My kids’ new favorite, and the perfect way to use up an overly-ripened watermelon!

(the amounts in this recipe will fill up your blender)

1/2 cup milk (I used coconut this morning and it was so yummy!)

1 banana

1/4 of a watermelon

2 handfuls frozen berries

2 handfuls kale (or any other green you may like)

1 Tbsp flax seed for each person who will be drinking this

ice

Blend it all up and ENJOY!!!  So yummy!  (I think I may add some mint to ours tomorrow!)

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Did you know that one head of Romaine Lettuce contains 7.7 grams of protein?

I didn’t, either, until we started reading Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live book!

As a matter of fact, here’s a smoothie we really like.  I haven’t made it in a while, so I think I just may whip it up tomorrow morning!

Blended Mango Salad (from Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman)  Serves 2

1 ripe mango, chilled (I’ve used frozen mango in this and it worked just fine- just thaw it a little bit before blending)

1 cup chopped spinach

4 cups chopped romaine (or more if it will fit into your blender- I’ve been able to fit an entire head of romaine in our smoothies!)

1/4 cup almond milk

Add milk first, then mango, then spinach and romaine a little (a little at a time).  Blend til creamy.  I like to add some ice to make it nice and cold because I don’t like a warm smoothie!

For more awesome facts about Romaine Lettuce, go HERE. I promise, you’ll be floored at how much nutrition is in a head of that leafy lettuce!

We drink a green smoothie ever single morning.  When I say “we” that does include our two boys (ages 4 1/2 and 3)!  This smoothie fills my husband and I up for a few hours.  My boys eat a big bowl of steel cut oats or 9 grain cereal (found in bulk section of our food co-op) after they polish off their smoothies!

Our Fave Green Smoothie

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup water

1 banana

handful of berries

1 green apple

3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut (we like this, but not everyone might)

2 carrots (unpeeled, organic)

1 TBSP of flax seed per person

5-6 stems of kale, removed from stem

3 healthy handfuls of spinach (or however much will fit in your blender!)

more water as needed to make smooth

enough ice to make it cold enough for you

HEALTH BENEFITS OF KALE

9-grain cereal  (2-3 servings)

Bring pot of 1 1/2 cups water to boil.  Stir in 1/2 cup oats (and coconut & cinnamon if adding).  Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes.  Dress as you wish.  My boys love adding a little bit of almond milk, berries, banana slices, walnuts, coconut and cinnamon to theirs.