Dairy-Free Strawberry Cilantro Smoothie

I can not wait to try this. I used mixed berry.. :) taste amazing.  I will use strawberries today!!

Happy New Year from NoLabel to you!!

STRAWBERRY CILANTRO SMOOTHIE

Dairy-Free Strawberry Cilantro Smoothie

Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan

Recipe type: Beverage

Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed

1 medium ripe banana, peeled

¼ cup cashews

½ cup gluten-free oats

1 cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk

½ tsp. powdered stevia

½ tsp. coconut flakes

¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

½ cup ice cubes
Instructions Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer to serving glasses. Serve chilled.

Notes:
Serving Size: 1¼ cup Calories: 271.6 cal • Fat: 9.9 g • Protein: 6.1 g • Carb: 41.4 g • Fiber: 5.7 g • Sugar: 16.2 g • Sodium: 121.4 mg

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT COCONUT OIL!!

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USES FOR COCONUT OIL

The top 10.. because there are so many uses :)

  1. A skin moisturizer/ all over body
  2. Mix and make a ugar scrub with brown sugar / 1 cup brown sugar (preferably organic) / 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil / you can add vanilla extract (optional) for scent
  3. Make up remover/ face moisturizer
  4. Great for rough dry feet
  5. A natural chapstick
  6. Reduce appearance of varicose veins
  7. A natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora
  8. Rub into scalp to stimulate hair growth
  9. Clean your leather shoes (I have many :)
  10. Put on your cuticles to help nourish and grow nails (I put on my cuticles daily)

LOW PACK PAIN

General Tips for Stretching to Relieve Back Pain

About 80% of people suffer from low back pain due to the daily grind of work and home, kids just everything. We put alot of strain on our spine but we must remember to stretch. I have found a few great ways to help me with my achy back.

Almost everyone can benefit from stretching the soft tissues - the muscles, ligaments and tendons - in the back, legs, buttock, and around the spine. The spinal column and its contiguous muscles, ligaments, and tendons are all designed to move, and limitations in this motion can make back pain worse.

Keep the following in mind when starting a stretching routine as part of a program of back exercises:

-Wear comfortable clothes that won't bind

-Stretching should be pain free; do not force the body into difficult positions

-Move into the stretch slowly and avoid bouncing, which may actually tear muscles

-Stretch on a clean, flat surface that is large enough to move freely

-Hold stretches long enough (20-30 seconds) to allow muscles or joints to become loose

-Repeat the stretch, generally 5-10 times

If one already has low back pain or neck pain, it is best to check with a physician or physical therapist to discuss whether the following neck, shoulder, and lower back pain exercises should be done.

VEAGAN, vegetarian, ahhh yes Paleo

im not vegan but i slowly see from time to time that i actually don't eat much meat at all. so that would consider me kinda veggie. not i like meat but with all  my greens i have so much energy. try this great recipe .. it is so delicious and super easy

Paleo Sandwich Bread

Rating: 5

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf (15 slices)

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 159

Fat per serving: 13.2

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup soaked almond butter, smooth (store bought works fine too)
  • 6 pastured eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ground golden flax
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 4" loaf pan with parchment, grease well with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, blend the almond butter, eggs, honey, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar with an immersion blender.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flax, coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt. Mix the dry into the wet, pour into the greased and lined loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan by pulling up on the parchment. Set on wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, in the fridge for 7-10 days or in the freezer for a month or so.

Notes

* To make soaked almond butter, fill a bowl with the amount of raw almonds you want to make into almond butter, cover with cold water to 2" above the almonds. Leave for 24 hours. Dry in an oven at the lowest setting until dry (at 170°F this takes about two hours). Then you can blend into almond butter per my recipe here: [http://guiltykitchen.com/2010/11/22/back-to-basics-culinary-fundamentals-nut-butters/] or you can roast them first and then blend into almond butter.

** Many people have asked for nutrition information for this recipe. Based on slicing the loaf into 15 slices (the average number I got), each slice contains: 159 calories, 13.2 g fat (4.4 saturated), 65 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fibre, 2.5 g sugars, 5.5 g protein