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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


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


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


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.