Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Food For Life

Week three of the Food For Life posts have brought us to one of our favorite blogs;  Affairs Of Living. A must follow for healthy lifestyle ideas, clean recipes and additional resources around the internet that will help you in your journey to a cleaner, healthier lifestyle.

Today we want to talk about juicing and smoothies. Yes, you hear correctly; veggies and fruit and and blenders galore. You will feel so healthy and accomplished after incorporating these (extremely simple) recipes into your dietary routine, you won't know what to do with yourself!  

What you will need:
- 1/4 cup of gluten free steel cut oats, soaked for 6-12 hours in 1/12 cups of water and 1 tsp of raw cider vinegar, raw coconut vinegar, whey or lemon juice
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries
- 2 tbs of Hemp seeds (you can substitute any other nut or seed if you don't care for Hemp seeds)
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 1 tbs of finely ground flax seed or chai seed
- 2 tsp of flax oil or hemp oil
- plain or vanilla stevia liquid, to taste

Soak the steel cut oats with 1 1/2 cups of water and acidic ingredient of our choice in a bowl for 6-12 hours. drain and rinse very well. 

Place the soaked oats and all other ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and sweeten with stevia to taste. 

What you will need: 

- 1 Avocado
- 1 cup of packed spinach
- 1 cup of non dairy milk 
- 2 tbs of fresh mint leaves
- 1/12 cups of ice
- 1/2 - 3/4 tsp of peppermint extract/flavoring to taste
- 20-25 drops of stevia liquid. You can also use dates, agave, honey, brown sugar or brown rice syrup instead. 

Place all ingredients in a blender, pulse, then blend on high until smooth. Adjust mint and sweetness levels to taste. 

*pictures and recipes courtesy of Affairsofliving.com