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Colourful Christmas Slaw 212 calories per serve

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Here's a great recipe for an easy natural and nontoxic all purpose cleaner:

Here is the recipe as submitted to cheapskates club site in Australia i'm a member of and this recipe is in the forums so I thought I would share here.

I make it and it works well. I've gone away from my Dominant Cleaning products looking for even more natural nontoxic cleaning products and this one wins hand down and is really cheap to make.

How to Make Miracle Spray

It is very, very cheap at around 35 cents a litre to make, and is an all-round super cleaner. It can be used in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, makes short work of outdoor furniture and barbecues, it even cleans up joggers and dirty sport shoes. Use it in the toilet, on floors, to clean painted surfaces, to clean showers and tiled surfaces.

It was dubbed Miracle Spray and the name has stuck. This cleaner really is miraculous.

Ingredients:

1.5 litre water (1 cup boiled)
300ml vinegar
60ml dishwashing liquid (I like Castile)
25ml eucalyptus
3 dessertspoons "Lectric" soda (washing soda)

Method:

Mix washing soda with about 1 cup boiling water to dissolve, add remaining ingredients, pour into a 2 litre bottle (I use the vinegar ones). That's it folks!!!

To Use:

This nearly fills the 2 litre bottle, then I decant (don't you just love that word) into spray bottles for benches and laundry, and refill old toilet cleaner bottles to squirt under the rim in the loo etc.

It's also good to spray on the floor on tough stains, you know the stuff you dropped when cooking that dried. I originally found the recipe from another site and just tweaked it a bit.
I love it, as I try to minimise the use of chemicals around the house. With the collars and cuffs, try to spray and leave to soak for a few minutes works best I've found, so I spray as I sort, then do the whites second rather than first load to give the spray a chance to work.
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The Easiest Egg Fried Rice

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Sounds yummy and healthy at the same time! emoticon emoticon

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I had a really simple but lovely smoothie for breakfast today:

1 frozen banana
2 Tablespoons of peanut butter
250 ml plant milk (I used coconut)

I also added some mixed spice (I think this is like what Americans call pumpkin spice)

I took it to work frozen last night and left it in the fridge - this morning it was creamy and luscious

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31 Tasty Keto Recipes for Dinner and Dessert

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Healthy Meal Prepping For Weight Loss - Tasty Recipes For Losing Weight

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i'm not a huge liker of pumpkin but my mother will love this one for sure! Thanks for the share!

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here is the basis for a pumpkin spice recipe
small amounts of this mix could be added to smoothies

blend together
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

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Protein: Chicken Breast with Baby Spinach



This food combining recipe is easy to make and delicious. Lemon balm and lemon juice add a fresh accent with citrus flavor.

Serves: 4
Time: about 25 minutes
Level: easy

Ingredients:

2 boneless chicken breast halves, cut into small pieces
16 oz baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
½ cup lemon balm leaves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Juice of ½ fresh lemon
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

How to:

Salt and pepper chicken pieces.

In a large skillet (or wok) heat 1 tablespoon Olive oil over medium-high heat.

Stir-fry chicken pieces for about 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center.

Add baby spinach leaves and lemon balm to the chicken. Cook for 3 minutes and stir occasionally.

Add lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately.

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Super Food Green Mint Smoothie

This super green smoothie is fantastic for cooling down on a warm summer afternoon. The kale gives it a mouth-healthy kick with calcium and vitamin-B. Calcium strengthens teeth, and B vitamins help treat and prevent gingivitis, often called gum disease.

Ingredients

2 frozen bananas

2 cups kale, packed

2 tbsp chopped mint, packed

1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 cups coconut milk

1/2 cup of apple juice

Directions:

1 – In a blender, combine all ingredients.
2 – Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

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LOW CARB GREEN TEA MATCHA SMOOTHIE

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I hate avocado (even though it's meant to be healthy for us) So I use banana helps make it palatable. But I know family members that happily use avocado in their smoothies.

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i am always fond of the texture that bananas give to smoothies, do many other people use these or avocado?
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HEALTHY JUICE CLEANSE RECIPES

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Just to let everyone know that recipe for the hair dye with beetroot did not work I tried it on the weekend.

Here's a link for a hair dye that apparently does work well and is natural:

www.aromaganic.com/

I brought one online from their site yesterday. Have never tried it before. But am always on the look out for something that is 100% natural and non toxic for hair dye. To date all the ones I've tried don't work and especially don't work on grey hair lol

I hope with this one I've found it does work. Being certified organic is even better for me.

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Here is a different type of recipe not a food one as such. It's one i'm going to try. Great for anyone who is really into natural and non-toxic in all areas of your life including your hair dye!

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How to Make Flat Belly Salad

This super-filling salad has the perfect balance of fiber from tons of veggies, protein from hard-boiled eggs and chickpeas, probiotics from apple cider vinegar and healthy fats from the avocado—all of which can help with metabolism, weight loss and a smaller waist.

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13 Easy Smoothie Recipes With 3 Ingredients or Less

There's no way you don't have time to make these.

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Almond Butter Miso Soup (Yes, It's Possible *And* Delicious)

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Thanks for sharing I'm sure there will be any great recipes to be found from the site emoticon

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SUGARFREE RECIPES

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Kale-Ginger Smoothie



Serves 1 (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups)

By JAMIE VESPA, MS, RD

RECIPE BY COOKING LIGHT

Smoothies are a great way to front-load your day with produce and nutrition. Just one serving of this power breakfast offers about two-thirds of the day's calcium and nearly a quarter of potassium in a low-calorie package. Chia seeds amp up fiber and protein, plus they're one of the richest plant sources of heart-healthy alpha-linoleic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid).

Ingredients

1 cup roughly torn lacinato kale
1 medium-size frozen banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 ripe avocado
1/2 teaspoon sliced peeled fresh ginger

Nutritional Information

Calories 331
Fat 14g
Sat. fat 3g
Unsatfat 8g
Protein 16g
Carbohydrate 40g
Fiber 9g
Sodium 224mg
Calcium 63% DV
Potassium 22% DV
Sugars 20g
Added sugars 0g

How to Make It

Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.



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3 Healthy Green Smoothies | Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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Banana Berry Boost Recipe

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Links for help when trying to find the best blender to buy for making smoothies. You may be in the need for a new blender or just new to smoothies and need to know what's a good blender on the market for making smoothies with.

Either way these links should help:

www.blenderversus.com/find-best-smoo
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I own a Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ it works well. I personally think for a blender to be durable and last for years for smoothie making you need one with at least 1000 wats.

If I had a choice and money was no option I'd go with a vitamix or a blendtec myself. But at the moment my Nuntri Ninja with Auto IQ is working quite well.

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Recipe for Cold Busting

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Do you need a boost of vitamins or minerals? This blueberry spinach smoothie is packed with vitamin-c to help boost your immune system and keep your body feelin’ good!

PREP TIME:
5 minutes

TOTAL TIME:
5 minutes

AUTHOR: Lee Hersh

YIELD: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

1 large banana
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 cups packed spinach
1 cup 100% orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2–3 cups of ice

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix until smooth.

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1/2

Calories: 286

Sugar: 35

Sodium: 113

Fat: 1

Carbohydrates: 54

Fiber: 5

Protein: 18

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Paula, I really like this post! I wish there were a "save this post" button. I'm going to copy and paste it to a document. I like it that much! Thank you.

A new take away for me was the pinch of mineral salt as an optional addition. And, I don't know why I keep forgetting to think of spice additions to my smoothies; but, I do. Repetition is good. Seeing it again helps remind me.

I really like the cacao, cinnamon, cayenne combination. It's what I use when I make homemade hot chocolate.

The other thing that I noticed is that I tend to use 3/4 cup to 1 cup plus as far as fruit goes. I can see that keeping the fruit down would be really important for someone with blood sugar issues or trying to shed weight. I am not attempting to do either. So, the additional fruit does not sabotage my goals. I also tend to be a heavy berry user. They are, BY FAR, the predominant fruit eaten in our household.

Thanks again!

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I thought I would put the recipes up here and also make it about Green or other Smoothies as well in case you wish to start in-incorporating some of those into your eating plan or make it a new healthy lifestyle daily habit or whatever.

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT SMOOTHIE

One of the simplest ways to boost overall health? Increase your intake of leafy greens and other nutrient-packed veggies and fruits. One of the easiest ways to do just that? A green smoothie.

The truth is, you're not always in the mood for a salad—especially not first thing in the morning—and a green smoothie makes a delicious, easy-to-swallow alternative that ensures you're consuming loads of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Plus, unlike green juices, green smoothies still contain all that filling, gut-friendly fiber.

Here, we cover the basics of how to make a green smoothie, plus five simple green smoothie recipes for beginners.

How to make a green smoothie: the basic formula.

There's no exact science to green smoothies, but in general, a great green smoothie recipe will feature an ample portion of leafy greens, along with some fruit, healthy fats, and protein. This is a basic green formula, which you should feel free to tweak and adapt!

1. Green veggies: 2-plus cups
These can include leafy greens and/or other green chlorophyll-rich produce. Mix and match for a more varied nutrient profile.

Try these: spinach, kale, arugula, Swiss chard, dandelion greens, parsley, cilantro, broccoli sprouts, watercress

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2. Fruit: ½ to 1 cup fruit
Fruit adds a nice dose of natural sweetness, plus antioxidants. Feel free to mix and match a couple of different fruits (e.g., ½ banana + ½ cup blueberries). Pro tip: Frozen fruit will lend a nice thick texture to your smoothie.

Try these: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, pear, mango, apple, lemon, pineapple, peach, banana

3. Protein: 1 serving (or 1 to 2 Tbsp.)
Protein will give your smoothie even more staying power.

Try these: collagen powder (which is great because it adds no flavor), protein powder, frozen peas (trust us!), kefir, Greek yogurt, nut butter, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, black seeds, lecithin granules, moringa leaf powder or just 1 small leaf.

4. Healthy fat: 1 to 2 Tbsp. ½ avocado, etc.
Keep in mind: If your protein source (e.g., nut butter) or liquid (e.g., coconut milk) already deliver a hefty portion of fat, you don't need to add in an additional fat—unless you want to!

Try these: coconut manna, coconut oil, MCT oil, cod liver oil, avocado, nut butter, hemp hearts, ground flaxseeds

5. Flavor boosters: 1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. each
Feel free to add in as many flavor boosters as you'd like, keeping in mind combinations that work well together (think: cacao + cinnamon + cayenne).

Try these: cacao powder, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, mint, basil, lemon or lime zest, bee pollen

6. Liquid: 1 to 1½ cups
Try these: water, coconut water, herbal tea, nondairy milk (almond, cashew, oat, coconut, etc.)

7. Mineral salt: 1 pinch (optional)
Our contributing food editor Liz Moody swears by adding a pinch of mineral-rich salt to her smoothies (like Redmond Real Salt)—and for good reason. "I include it in all green smoothies because the minerals help our bodies recognize and better absorb the nutrients of the smoothie," she says. "It's also a wonderful flavor-enhancer."

5 green smoothie recipes for beginners.

1. Spicy Mango Smoothie

2 cups baby arugula
½ cup frozen mango
1 scoop collagen (or other protein powder)
1 tsp. grated ginger
¼ tsp. ground turmeric
½ cup full-fat coconut milk
½ cup water
Blend all ingredients until smooth. *This smoothie gets an extra peppery kick from the arugula. So if you want to tone it down, use a milder green like baby spinach.

2. Strawberry-Basil Smoothie

2 cups spinach
1 cup water
½ banana
½ avocado
½ cup frozen strawberries
2 tbsp. hemp hearts
small handful basil leaves

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pro tip: Blueberries make a great sub for strawberries!

3. Apple-Cinnamon Smoothie

2 cups spinach
1 cup almond or oat milk
1 small apple, chopped
½ frozen banana
1 to 2 tbsp. almond butter
½ tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

4. Raspberry-Mint Keto Smoothie

2 cups baby spinach
½ cup raspberries
½ cup cashew milk
½ cup ice
½ avocado
1 scoop collagen powder
3 to 5 mint leaves
½ tsp. matcha powder

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

5. Pineapple-Parsley Smoothie

1 cup coconut water
½ cup packed parsley (stems and leaves)
½ cup frozen pineapple
½ cucumber, chopped
½ avocado
1 scoop collagen (or other protein powder)
1 tsp. grated ginger

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

I shared this from Mind Body Green.

Here's to getting healthy one smoothie or other HEALTHY recipe at a time.

Keep smiling,

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Edited by: HAPPI_PAULA at: 10/3/2019 (16:32)
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