Have you noticed I've been on a smoothie kick lately? I don't know if it's the fall weather (Yes!! I can finally call it Fall!!!) or what but they're so quick and easy...and I can take it on the go with me.
But I still need it to be good and filling so I always start out by putting my 'oatmeal' into the blender and let it sit in the fridge while I prep for the day... 1/4C oats, 1/4C water, 1/4C almond milk, & 1 T Chia seeds.
Then, to make my Green Smoothie, I added:
1/2 frozen banana
Big handful of spinach - very big :)
more milk to thin it out so I could actually get it through the straw. lol!
and blended it all together.
It was nice and creamy. Just what I needed. :)
After breakfast, and catching up on some work, I decided I needed to deal with some of my apples. I already have cider in the fridge, as well as apple butter. What to do...what to do?
Out came my favorite veggie slicer and the dehydrator.
3 Apples later my dehydrator was full (only 3 apples!)
|Sprinkled with some DIY pumpkin pie spice*|
2 T Cinnamon
1 T Nutmeg
1 T Ginger
1/2 T Cloves
Or you can just buy it in the store, but I've never been able to find it and mixing it yourself is just as easy. :)
|A few hours later and they're all crisped up.|
|Close up of the tastiness!|
Lunch was left over rice + heated up California Veggie Mix + Nutritional Yeast with a Peach on the side.
After the Apple Chips were done I thought, "why not keep going since I had everything out?"
So out came a beet & a sweet potato - both peeled & then sliced...
A few hours later and I had more chips!
Dinner was soup... Sauteed Veggies, Kidney Beans & Broth. :)
And a Fancy Dessert...
|Pumpkin topped with coconut whip* with chips to decorate|
1 can full fat coconut milk
3 T Organic Sucanat
1 t vanilla
Open the can of coconut milk & set in the fridge so that it can thicken up.
Scoop out the meaty part/drain the liquid. (Use the liquid in smoothies, soups, etc...)
Put the 3T of Organic Sucanat in a coffee grinder & grind. It will become a powdered sugar.
Whip the vanilla, Sucanat powder & coconut meat.
And you're done! That simple. It just melts in your mouth!
Just store left overs in the fridge. :)
The Hubs & Kai had Chicken Noodle Soup for dinner.
I sauteed veggies - onion, carrot & celery - in a pot.
I added the frozen chicken broth from when I cooked up the chicken in the crock pot.
I added a pouch of frozen chicken.
Once it was all boiling I added some store bought noodles & a bit more water.
When the noodles were done we all ate. :)