Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Simply Nuts and oh so smooth!

Hey, is that a catchy title for this post or what? Yeah, that pretty much describes me! ha ha ha...maybe the nuts part anyways! There are several things I eat pretty much every day that I feel I just have to have in order to stay healthy and fill my appetite. Some of those things are V8 juice (one serve), a handful of raw almonds, at least a tablespoon of flax seeds, a serve of yogurt, a glass of juice, a smoothie...get the idea? Well, I just added one more thing to that list. Chely's nutty snack...I would like to take credit for this idea but I'm afraid kudo's go to the Mexi's for this one. I used to buy these in SoCal and they were oh so yummy and felt like I was never going to have them again until I discovered I can make them myself! So here's what goes in them...Libby, you might enjoy these as part of your daily diet. 3/4 c. honey
1 c. sugar (I know...yikes! but...)
2 Tbsp water

Boil to 150 (hard crack stage)

Then add a mixture of 3 cups of nuts and seeds. I put almonds, pepitas, sesame seeds and flax in mine.Pour out onto parchment paper and with a greased spatula, spread out. Cut while still warm so it's easier! Cool completely and then wrap in saran wrap. Place in an airtight container and enjoy!

Ok, the other thing is my smoothies...Today I made a super yum one. I usually put plain yogurt in my smoothies cuz it is better taste wise and plus, no sugar! I always add 2 different fruits, usually one of them frozen and pure fruit juice along with a tbsp or so of flax seeds. But today since I didn't have any yogurt, I used coconut cream instead. Here's what I did...

1 small banana 2 big pieces of pineapple flax 1/3 c. coconutcream (approx) brekky juice (carrot combo is what its called. I don't like the flavour on its own but it was yum in the smoothie.) Ice cubes Vanilla

Anyways, enjoy people, and if you have any yummy healthy ideas including smoothie ideas, please share with me! I better run cuz I'm wasting too much time on this stupid computer this afternoon!


dan robyn & melia said...

Those look so good. I could eat those all day! I love making smoothies...yours sounds delish. I have some good healthy recipes for snacks I will have to post up soon. I love your recipe blogs!

The RC Miller Clan said...

cool...can't wait for those recipes...and I love how you always make comments!

dan robyn & melia said...

Well I love your blog and you live in one of my most fav places so I love to hear about all the cool stuff you do there. Your necklace in the pic here is awesome. I love it!

Jeni, Brian & Natalie Rawlins said...

Of course I read your blog, I just dont want people to think I am too eager and comment on EVERYPOST! But I do want to. So I will start!

Proud Momma said...

Ok I'm not sure those would be good for me...sugar much? Wow girl...when you look like you two it doesn't matter what you eat!