It looks like it may be time for more people to start cutting out cold turkey, cold turkey.
My absolute favorite food bar brand, Thunderbird Energetica recently added a new member to their (already bad-assed) team. Super Seed Champion! It is described as a crunchy mix of macadamia nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds with coconut and a touch of cinnamon. Seriously?!?! How amazing does this sound? I hope the Pittsburgh area starts to carry more flavors of Thunderbird Energetica because I am dying to try this one!
If you have tried this new flavor, send me your thoughts!
Let’s Save Some Precious Money!
Two of my favorite online shops offer referral discounts that you can take advantage of to save some money!! Between Vitacost and iHerb, I order my peanut, coconut, and other specialty flours, hemp seeds, and cleaning products at the best prices that I can find both online and in-store.
iHerb.com Coupon Code: PSH205
Save $10 off your first purchase of $40 or more (or $5 off smaller orders) plus free shipping on all purchases over $20!
Vitacost.com Referral Link: Click Here
$10 off your first purchase of $30 or more!
Like always, just make sure to do a bit of research, shop around, and take advantage of the best offers you can find!
Green Smoothie Time: Blueberry Citrus Ginger
I have been longing for a Vitamix for years now. Finally, I was fortunate enough to receive one as a Christmas gift from my wonderful parents. Now, it’s official: I am obsessed. I have been grinding flax seeds, making soups and purees, sherbet, non-dairy soft serve, and smoothies non-stop! It’s simply wonderful.
Since we are speaking of obsessions and smoothies, I have been drinking this Blueberry Citrus Ginger green smoothie for breakfast lately, and right now, it’s my favorite! It is tart, slightly sour, and full of powerful greens. It gives me ridiculous amounts of energy without having to rely on sugary energy drinks, coffee, and/or caffeine. It also carries an added bonus! With ginger, blueberries, and the detoxifying juices from lemons and limes, this is a combination that our digestive systems dream about!
What I add:
a giant handful of kale
a giant handful of spinach
about 1.5 cups of frozen blueberries
a knob of fresh ginger (about the size of a thumb)
the juice from one lemon
the juice from one lime
a small amount of water to get things going
**If you don’t have a high-power blender, you may need to shred the carrots and/or substitute the kale for more spinach to get the texture right.
A Marshmallow Milkshake Suitable for BreakfastOk, it’s not really a milkshake and there are no marshmallows to be found, but the use of super ripe frozen bananas and a splash of pure vanilla does the trick. The addition of spinach not only makes it beautiful, but is a great way to incorporate greens into your mornings (and snacks).
Ingredients: One pound of super ripe bananas (one fresh banana, the rest frozen), 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 huge handfuls of spinach, and a splash of pure vanilla extract.Blend in a high speed, powerful blender until thick, but smooth, using the tamper to get things going. Consume!
Happy New Year!
This year let’s try to suck less and be kinder, healthier and happier than ever.
Here’s to a cruelty-free 2014!