DETOX DRINKING

                          Jars prepared by my Mom

                         Jars prepared by my Mom

Detoxfication is the process of eliminating toxic substances from your body.  

It's a way to revive yourself from within while increasing your energy level and overall well-being.  Water, fruit and vegetables are the best at cleaning the body and the following detox drink is a great way to get it done!

My mom makes these detox drinks that help to flush toxins and she says, helps to make her feel really refreshed.  By using fresh fruit, water and fancy Mason jars, she will prepare 6-12 of them at a time and drink 2-3 jars a day.   

Here is the recipe that she follows while putting her own twist on it to satisfy their taste buds.  Try it and see what you think! 

Ingredients: 

  • 1-2 liters' of water, depending on how strong you want it to taste

  • Part of 1 watermelon or 1 cucumber

  • 1 lemon or lime

  • A handful of fresh mint leaves (approximately 10-13)

  • Ice cubes

  • Jars. . .you can find at your local grocery store

Directions:

Slice up a good amount of watermelon into cubes, rind and all, and put them into a jug or pitcher. Cut 1 juicy lime into wedges and toss in with the watermelon. Add a handful of fresh, fragrant, mint leaves and pour in 2 liters of cool water, filling the jug all the way to the top. Let this sit overnight in the fridge and let all the yummy flavors steep and infuse the water. When you want to drink it, put in a generous helping of ice cubes, pour, and enjoy daily.  Influenced by http://www.everydayroots.com.

Posted on August 22, 2018 and filed under Fitfood, Fitness, Foodie.

LOVE'N THOSE OATS!

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Growing up, I HATED oatmeal.

My mother cooked oatmeal EVERY DAY and when you are a kid, all you want is Fruit Loops and THAT's IT! Now that I am older, I have to admit, she knew what she was doing.

Oatmeal is definitely a super food. Check out the benefits below.

  • Lowers the risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes

  • Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes

  • Lowers Cholesterol

  • Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and will keep you full longer to avoid unnecessary snacking throughout the day.

  • Also help reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Posted on August 20, 2018 .

Potatoes for the Godz

"It's pretty gosh darn good!"  says the teenager we call Marz!

Here is truly a 7 minute meal anyone can make at home. We love Trader Joe's because you can grab fresh food to cook up a nice feast OR SEVERAL frozen bags of almost anything...fruits, vegetables and say you were busting your butt in the kitchen ALL DAY cooking up a storm. Ha!  

Tonight, the teenager and I were both too tired and lazy to fix a home cooked meal BUT we wanted something fulfilling. Marz came up with this meal idea. It's so quick and easy, we were eating in 10 minutes after I emptied the bags into the pan! Guess what, it's vegetarian!

This recipe is for 2 people 

As I said before, this is a quick dinner OR you can add eggs to the mix and have a hearty breakfast. You decide. Also, if you don't like frying, you can broil everything. Broiling does take a little more time but it is an option. 

Here are your ingredients...

  • TJ's 21 seasonings

  • Olive Oil

  • 1 bag of TJ's roasted potatoes

  • 2 TJ's Sausage-less links

  • 1/2 bag of TJ's asparagus

  1. Add olive oil to your pan (If you would rather broil, mix the olive oil, 21 seasonings and the ingredients in a bowl. Then use a cookie sheet and spread the ingredients).
  2. Next, add all the ingredients to your pan and sprinkle in the 21 seasons to your taste. There is NO NEED to add salt, the sausage-less sausage and potatoes have plenty of flavor.
  3. Cook and flip for 7-8 minutes and serve. (If you broil the mix? Watch it. Flip it. Cook it under 15-20 minutes.) Enjoy!
Posted on May 7, 2018 and filed under Food, Foodie, Family Dish.

Strawberries and Chocolate Smoothie

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One Serving of Yummy!

This is a great blend that my daughter requested this past week. I didn't think I would like it but STRAWBERRIES and CHOCOLATE_come on_it's a great combination!

  • 5 Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 Whole Banana
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Organic CHOCOLATE syrup
  • 1/4 cup TJs Frozen Berries
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein
  • BLEND and DRINK UP!

 

Posted on January 10, 2018 and filed under Food, Foodie, Fitfood, Fitness, Meals.