I don't know about you, but the hotter it gets, the less hungry I am and the more I don't want to cook!!
That's when I break out the Vita-Mix and whip up some great summer smoothies. I start almost every day with a green drink called the Stomach Cleanser. My 2 year old son loves it, so you can be sure you will love it too!! Here is the recipe:
Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
*TIP! Freeze the ginger prior to using and it will blend more smoothly!
Summer is finally here in full swing. After an unseasonably chilly May, we've got some sunshine!! Summer always gets me in the mood for lots of fresh, raw veggies and fruits, and for grilling! Strawberry season is among us and they couldn't taste better right out of the garden. Did you know that berries are a low-glycemic, low-fructose, nutrient-powerhouse? This time of year, I love to make fresh salads with walnuts and strawberries and greens also straight out of the garden. Add some blueberries or strawberries to smoothies with coconut milk and avocado, for a rich delicious treat.
Here's the recipe for the salad that I love!:
For the Dressing:
A serving of pasta has a whopping 40-50g of carbohydrates! It rapidly spikes your blood sugar and insulin levels and leaves you crashing. Whether you’re eating to improve your overall health, balance your gut flora or to manage blood sugars and lose weight, try “zoodles” instead! “Zoodles” or zucchini noodles, are a great way to get additional vegetable servings each day and are super tasty! The additional fiber will fill you longer and help you reach your goals. Use a spiralizer to turn your favorite veggies, such as zucchini, sweet potatoes, yellow squash, and more. I love this one!