A Cold Smoothie for a Hot Day

Smoothies have replaced ice cream for us.  To make one of our favorites I combine: 1 cup almond milk 1 frozen banana 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 2 Tablespoons flax seed meal 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter (optional) 1 Stevia packet (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla. Process in blender adding enough ice cubes to make it asContinue reading “A Cold Smoothie for a Hot Day”

July is National Watermelon Month!

July is recognized as National Watermelon Month by proclamation of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Why not celebrate? *  Watermelon contains more Lycopene than other fresh fruits and vegetables.  A 2 cup serving of watermelon averages 18.16 mg while a medium-sized tomato contains only 4 mg. *  Watermelon is an excellent source ofContinue reading “July is National Watermelon Month!”

A Simple Fruit Salad

A simple fruit salad using fresh, unsweetened peaches, strawberries and blueberries.  Doesn’t it look good?  A tip to keep fruit like peaches or apples from turning brown is to dip them in water with a little lemon juice added.  Fruit is naturally sweet.  If it is ripe, there is no need for added sugar. Sometimes theContinue reading “A Simple Fruit Salad”