Looking for a cool summer treat that is easier than churning ice cream for hours and healthier than the stuff the ice man sells? This quickie sorbet is tasty, refreshing, healthy, and kid approved. I love that is so easy and fast to make as well. When the kids come inside after a long day playing outside or they finish up a sweaty session at their CrossFit Kids class I can make this up in a flash and not worry about unhealthy ingredients. In fact this sorbet has greens in it! It may be Popeye’s perfect ice cream.
It’s paleo, primal, and vegan.
Raspberry Spinach Sorbet
1 Cup spinach
2 Cups frozen raspberries
1 Cup chilled almond or coconut milk
2-3 teaspoons sweetener (raw honey, coconut sugar) or a ripe banana (frozen)
Throw the ingredients together in your blender or food processor (I use a Vita-Mix). Blend until you get a creamy but thick consistency. Serve immediately as soft serve or stick in the freezer for a spell if you want a harder consistency. Works well with just about any kind of frozen fruit too. Enjoy!
I love this graphic about the benefits of juicing. If you are facing a health crisis it is one of the fastest ways, in my opinion, to get the healing started. It also addresses the difference between the cheaper centrifugal juicers and cold press juicers (preferred) and why we would do better to juice at home instead of buying the pasteurized stuff in stores. Enjoy!
by BELLA NutriPro
I am a big fan of the Conscious Box and I have reviewed their monthly boxes several times over the last year or so. It’s fun to get a mystery box each month and dig into random products that you have never tried…all of which are good for you (or the planet) in some way. I have found soap brands, green cleaners, nut butters, toothpaste, and many other products that I now buy regularly because I fell in love with them via the subscription box. Who has the time or money to try all the new eco brands that come out on the market? Not me. I appreciate getting to sample so many products and see how they stack up against what I am currently buying.
Well, Conscious Box just went through a site redesign and overhaul. One of the biggest changes they have made is that they are now offering points to you for rating the samples in your box and you can use those points to snag some great discounts on your favorite products, right from their web site. Also, as you earn more points you’ll level up to different characters, starting at “Seedling”. If you happen to be very picky about what products you will use…say vegan only, well they have a vegan box as well as a gluten free box. That way you don’t end up with snacks you can’t eat. The boxes are 100% recycled, wind powered, made with veggie based inks, and have no BPA labels or GMOs.
To celebrate the relaunch, the company is allowing me to give away a 3-month subscription to one of my readers – that’s a $59 value! If you have yet to try this service I know you will LOVE it. To win just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. A winner will be chosen at random on March 17th! For everyone else, get 50% OFF using discount code GOCONSCIOUS. Good luck!
I must confess that I have a bit of a magazine obsession. I LOVE magazines and last year I went kinda nuts with deals on subscriptions. I ended up with way too many magazines arriving in my mailbox but it was a valuable lesson for me on what I actually read and what I don’t. Parenting magazines, no. Better Homes, no. Ladies Home Journal, no. Why did I even order those???
Mags like Oxygen, Health, Country Living, Mother Earth News, Mary Jane’s Farm, and Hobby Farms…yes, yes, yes. I keep them and re-read annually just to keep enjoying them. They are great insulators if you stack them against an outside wall. Though I am converting some to digital subscriptions so I can read them on my tablet from the comfort of my bed. The others I give away on Freecycle or I sell them at my mom’s annual garage sale for .10 cents a piece. They always sell so I guess lots of people like magazines as much as I do.
Well, another of my faves is on sale. I just HAD TO. Today only you can get a one year subscription to Urban Farm magazine for the amazing price of only $4.50 (normally $15.00+).
Just add the coupon code 2479 and it will reduce the price in your cart. Can’t beat that!
It is amazing how often we can let life’s little problems blind us to all the wonderful things we have. In general I am a pretty thankful and optimist in my thinking about life but I think everyone can be guilty of getting caught up in all the things that stress us and cause anxiety and we forget to relish in the all the things that are good and right. On the eve of Thanksgiving I write out my annual list of all the things I am most grateful for this year…
I am THANKFUL to be 6 years cancer free.
I am THANKFUL for my family. It was a rough year this last one, with illness in the extended family but things are looking up.
I am THANKFUL for my husband…15 years married and 20 years together as of 2013. I love him more than ever.
I am THANKFUL that our journey with autism is not the struggle it has been in years past.
I am THANKFUL for the paleo diet. It has shown me a way to thrive like nothing else I have experienced.
I am THANKFUL for CrossFit. It has changed my life and given me a something really fun to look forward to each morning.
I am THANKFUL for my online friends, eco warriors, and green sisterhood and for getting to meet so many of these wonderful ladies this year IRL.
I am THANKFUL I was able to travel several times this year and have so many great experiences with friends old and new.
I am THANKFUL that we have good jobs and we do not struggle financially.
I am THANKFUL that I mostly love what I do for a living.
I am THANKFUL for the readers of this blog. You really are wonderful.
Have a joyous Thanksgiving!!!