For Mother's Day this year, along with a trip to a cabin in Flagstaff, my husband bought me my first juicer. I've wanted one for so, so long and just never brought myself to spend the money on one. That and I heard they were a P A I N to clean and ain't no mama got time for that.
He however, found me an AMAZING one that is the easiest EVER to clean. This is the one he got me and it's fairy inexpensive when it comes to kitchen appliances that work really well. For the recipe below, YOU DO NOT NEED A JUICER. Just a good blender. So you can keep reading if you have yet to snag yourself a good juicer.
The first juice I made at the cabin was a bust because I put a banana in it. NEWBIE ALERT. Don't do that. Bananas are not meant for juicers haha. If you want to add banana, put your juice in a blender with a banana and blend to finish.
When we returned home, however, I was SUPER excited to hit the farmers market for all the goodies to whip up a morning juice for me and my boys. I made a Carrot Beet juice full of iron and goodies along with some fruits and I'll be posting that shortly.
In addition to my new juices I've been in the mood to whip up a ton of new smoothies and I actually make this one every other morning now to accompany some granola, eggs or oatmeal.
The recipe is SUPER easy and I'm excited to roll out more smoothie and juicing recipes this summer as the temps heat up.
1 C. Silk Soy Milk Vanilla Yogurt Alternative
1 C. Organic Spinach (washed)
1/2 of an Avocado
1/2 Frozen or Chilled Banana
1 C. Frozen Mango
1 C. Soy Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. (I use my Ninja Blender)
Serve immediately in chilled glass, top with additional fruit (optional) and enjoy!
This Nosh & Nurture original smoothie is a favorite of mine. Anything I can add Cocoa + Coconut Barney Butter too, I am all for. Seriously, its that good.
1 Tbsp. Cocoa + Coconut Barney Butter Almond Butter
1 c. unsweetened almond milk
5 ice cubes
Blend well and enjoy!
1/2 c. frozen organic strawberries
2. tsp organic vanilla
1 c. coconut milk
blend well using your Ninja blender & enjoy!
Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.