I have never had a Date. Ok, I go on dates, but I’m talking about the fruit. I’m pretty sure most of you probably haven’t either.
So the next time I went to the health food store I bought some. These pictured, are soft and obviously have been soaked pre packaging.
Peanut butter, usually crunchy, is something I adore eating. I can eat a few spoonfuls from the jar and it relieves any raving I have, sweet or otherwise. I wanted to use peanut butter powder in a smoothie also, so this was perfect.
I don’t add bananas to all of my smoothies, like most people. They are just not needed for me to enjoy my smoothies. However, I do add spinach to probably 90% of them, unless I have another green, like kale.
Using spinach is what I use mostly, because I love it and because my blender doesn’t do well with Kale. It’s not an expensive blender. My Oster blender, definitely does the job though. I Love it.
Anywho, I was thinking dates would make a banana smoothie sweet. So I just tested it out. Omgawd! Deliciousness was the result.
2 or more handfuls of fresh spinach
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk about a cup
3-4 chopped dates more or less it’s to your taste of sweetness
Scoop of my vanilla protein powder
2 frozen bananas you can use more or add a fresh one if you desire
2 tablespoon of powdered peanut butter
A cup or more of ice
Yumminess is this smoothie to me. Just try it. Comment below and Share your favorite banana or date smoothie with us.
Hugs and Kisses In Health, Kim
I have a friend who’s grown son tells her he doesn’t eat leftovers. She and I find this hilarious because he was raised on leftovers. Who doesn’t eat leftovers?
Sometimes, well quite often, I may not FEEL like cooking. Thank goodness for leftovers! Yeay!
Do you find that some food taste better the next day or 2? Whew! Those seasonings etc have time to marinate more. Yummy!!
Well the other day I was of course, hungry. I hadn’t planned or prepared anything. My daughter had cooked some spaghetti, I’m not sure how many days earlier.
I decided to eat that, it was quite tasty. I didn’t want to make a salad, but I needed something healthy to go with it.
Standing in my opened refrigerator door, looking, perusing to see what interested me. Not that I had a lot of stuff, LOL. Bam! Here it is, some fresh spinach, yum. I heated up the spaghetti, put it in a bowl and put a couple of handfuls of spinach in it and mixed it up. I Kinda folded it in.
OMG! It was so good. I didn’t feel like I was eating too bad. I definitely needed some greens in me.
I have this product that you sprinkle on your food. It reduces the caloric intake by 25% and blocks fat absorption by 80%. I put some of that on there. You can see it in above picture. It doesn’t have any taste or odor.
Also added a powered version of an antioxidant drink and mixed it with water. I felt like such a good girl! LOL!
So even if you don’t eat as healthy as you should; add something at least 1 thing, to your meal.
Next time you have spaghetti, try it!
As a matter of fact I think I will saute some mushrooms and maybe saute spinach with it and put that in the spaghetti or eat it on the side. Tasty either way. Ooowwweee now iza hungriessss. LOL!
Have you ever healthified some left overs? Yes I just made that word up. LOL! Share your story, so we can healthify more meals.
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CAULIFLOWER MASH HEALTHY EATING
The other morning I posted my shake that I had for breakfast. Someone commented, asking me what I was eating for lunch.
Hmmmm. I had no idea. I have been wanting some cauliflower mash, which is why I bought one a few days ago. I kinda wanted spinach, because I have been wearing cabbage out, I love it so.
So I told her cauliflower mash with spinach, but I didn’t know what protein or meat I was going to cook.
A few weeks ago, omg guys, I sautéed some shrimp and it was the best shrimp I had ever made. I don’t know what I did but I seasoned it and cooked it perfectly.
I think I just paid more attention. Because many times I’ll put food on and go back into my room or my office, start writing or researching or whatever and Yes you guessed it, I forget. LOL!
I didn’t forget then, and it was perfection. I believe it was sautéed cabbage and shrimp!!!! Yummy!
Ok, ok, back to today’s lunch. LOL! I decided on shrimp because I ate fish and steak last week and I've been thinking about some shrimp I made from a few weeks ago, made me crave it.
So that's what I decided on sautéed shrimp, cauliflower mash, and spinach. And I had this great drink, well water, LOL. I added some powered version of an antioxidant juice that’s part of my healthy living product line.
It’s so good! You are going to love this. Well, hopefully. :-)
Don’t you hate when you cook and you look at the kitchen and yuck, you have so much to clean? Of course you do. I try to clean as I go or right after I fix my plate I take 2 minutes to wash the pans etc otherwise dishes will stack up and who knows when I’ll do it.
The more dishes I see the lazier I get. Does that happen to you, or just me?
Any who, I cooked the whole meal in the same pot. Not at the same time. It probably took me 20 minutes to cook this meal. Who doesn't Love Quick?!
Now I can’t remember what time I started, I wish I did, so I could be more exact. So the first thing I had to do was soften the cauliflower. I put a little water in the pot. I actually seasoned the water.
I put the whole cauliflower in, after I had cut off excess stems etc. I covered it and walked away.
Here’s a picture. That's the shrimp thawing out in the red bowl to the left.
I wish I knew how long I let it steam, maybe 10-20 minutes, I’m just not sure. I checked it and it was sooooo soft. Yeay!
After that was done, I put it in a bowl and mashed it, just like you’d do potatoes, put to the side. Well actually I mashed it while the shrimp was cooking.
I had shrimp with the shell on. I put them in water to thaw. It was taking longer than I wanted so I put in microwave about 1-2 minutes. I peeled them and placed them on a paper towel, for excess water.
ONE POT COOKING
I didn’t clean the pot. I added a little olive oil some seasoning to the oil and placed each shrimp in the pot. Below are pictures.
That may have taken 10 minutes. I turned them over while cooking. I took them out put on a plate and then I put fresh spinach in the same pot. Below is a picture.
The spinach may have taken less than 5 minutes. I put it on the plate. Dabbed excess oil, added the cauliflower. What a great meal!
I can’t forget my drink. It has over 22 different super fruit juices, plus aloe vera, so it also helps with inflammation; which I can always use because of my back issues.
Final result. Yummy!
II used a little Mediterranean salt. You can see the bottle in the picture, it’s a grinder. was actually too full to finish it. That's a lot of shrimp, so I saved few to snack on later. I still have plenty of cauliflower mash left. The meal was delicious.
If you decide to try this meal, please let me know what you thought. Season it to your own tastes. Make sure you dab any excess oil.
What other ways do YOU cook cauliflower? Let us know below.
I haven't cooked anything in the crock pot in years, honestly. I recently came across this recipe. It looks so good and I am definitely going to make it.
When you try it let me know what you think. You can't beat putting everything in a pot and walking away until it's done.
Yummy, I can't wait!
xoxoxo In Health,
Makes: 6 servings INGREDIENTS 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves 16 ounce package frozen bell peppers and onions 8 ounces smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices 2 cups water 1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers, undrained 8 ounce package jambalaya rice mix DIRECTIONS
1. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch strips. Place frozen vegetables in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker and top with chicken strips and turkey sausage. Add water, undrained tomatoes, and seasoning packet from rice. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir in rice. Cover and cook about 45 minutes more (if using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting), or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
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