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Friday, December 20, 2013

20 Habits That Will Make You Highly Successful

Here's an interesting article to read and pass along! :)

http://addicted2success.com/success-advice/20-habits-that-will-make-you-highly-successful

Thursday, December 12, 2013

KL's HERB-CURRIED CHICKPEAS AND VEGGIES

Check out this late post of this bomb-ass vegan dish that I prepared! ;)

KL's NOT YO MAMA SALAD

Here's a simple salad recipe that is good down to the last fork full baby; & it's not yo mama's recipe!
The fresh Romaine Lettuce congress from the winter garden and the rest is from the local grocers!

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients:
Romaine Lettuce
Baby Portobello Mushroom
Red Onion
Avocado
Cherry Tomato

Add your favorite dressing or splash with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Lime, then it's a wrap---the rest is history!

KL's SMOOTH CRININAL SMOOTHIE

I felt the successful yet humbled and loving spirit of Michael Jackson today, so I dedicate this good smoothie to him!

Here's the recipe and given the amount of ingredients that I used, this will enough to serve two 1-2 adults.

Excellent pre and/or post workout smoothie beverage.

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Orange (2 large, or 1 cup fresh OJ)
Bandana (1-2 ripened & peeled)
Kiwi (2 peeled & sliced)
Ginger Powder (1 teaspoon)
Raw Blue Agave Nectar (1 tablespoon)
Sea Moss Powder (1 teaspoon)
Bladderwrack Powder (1 teaspoon)

Spring Water (1 cup)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (1 cup)
Prep:

Add Orange, Banana, Kiwi, Agave and ice cubes to blender.
Pulse on high until ice is crushed then blend in high.
As blending, add the remaining dry ingredients then continue to blend for two minutes until well mixed.

That's the recipe!

Friday, November 1, 2013

KL's ORGANIC ORANGE BANANA SORBET SMOOTHIE

I made this smoothie this afternoon that took me back to my childhood days, haha!
The combination of the natural, dairy free ingredients totally made it tastes like sorbet ice cream so I named this recipe after that thought.

Prep Time: 3 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh orange juice
1-2 Banana (sliced fresh frozen)
1 Red Bartlett Pear (fresh chopped)
1 tablespoon raw blue agave syrup
.50 teaspoon sea moss powder
.50 teaspoon bladderwrack powder
.25 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 spring water ice cubes

Prep:
Add the above ingredients to a blender, pulse on high until ice is well crushed, then blend on highest setting until well smooth (1-2 minutes).

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

KL's ORANGE BANANA KALE SIMPLE SMOOTHIE

Here's a simple combination smoothie recipe that provides everything that the body needs to make this a complete and nutritious meal.

Prep Time: 3 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:
Organic Kale (4 Leaves)
Organic Orange (2 peeled, seeds removed)
Organic Ripe Banana (2 peeled)

Spring Water (1 cup)

Optional Ingredients:
Cayenne Pepper (1/8 teaspoon)
Raw Blue Agave Nectar (1 tablespoon)

Spring Water Ice Cubes (1 cup)

Prep:
Add all prepared ingredients to blender and blend on high until smoothie (2-3 minutes)


Friday, October 18, 2013

KL's TROPICAL PEPPERY MINT SMOOTHIE

Here's a simple goody goody smoothie recipe that'll get the blood flowing and the taste buds going!

Great to start the day, or good to drink after a good workout!
Fat burner!
Blood cleanser!
Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, & K!
Potassium, Manganese, Iron,  Zinc, Calcium & more!

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients:
2 Orange (peeled)
2 Banana (ripe)
2 Mango (peeled, pitted)
12 Sweet Mint sprigs (fresh)
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Spring Water Ice Cubes (1 cup)

PREP:
Peel and remove skin from banana, seeds and skin from orange and pit and skin from mango.
Add ice to blender.
Add fruit to blender.
Add mint to blender.
Pulse on highest setting until ice is crushed.
Blend on highest setting for 30 seconds.
While blending, add cayenne pepper and continue blending for 60 seconds, until smooth!


KL's TOO TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE

A good way to start refueling for the day (dairy free & loaded with nutrients) after a good workout!

Prep Time: 3 min
Cook Time: 0 min


Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:
2 mango
2 orange
2 kiwi
6 organic Lacinato Kale leaves
5 spring water ice cubes
1 tablespoon organic Spirulina Powder
1 dash of Cayenne Pepper

Prep:
Peel skin and remove pit from mango(s).
Peel skin from kiwi(s).
Peel skin and remove seeds from orange(s).
Rinse kale leaves to clean.
Add ice to blender.
Add the above fruit.
Blend on pulse until ice is crushed.
Blend on highest setting for 30 seconds.
While blending, add spirulina powder and cayenne pepper.
Blend 60 more seconds.

All done :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

KL's POWERFUL GREEN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

This smoothie was made shortly after my workout this afternoon! 

Loaded with fresh tropical fruits and packed with homegrown nutritional greens, it'll reload the body with oxygen, iron, antioxidants, and mass-building minerals that's needed right after a great workout!

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 0 min

Serves: 1-2

Ingredients:

2 Orange
1 Banana 
2 Mango 
10 Sprigs of Sweet Mint
4 Kale Leaves
1 Tablespoon Spirulina Powder
2 Spring Water Ice Cubes


Prep:

Add ice to blender.
Peel banana(s).
Peel and remove pit from mango(s).
Peel and remove seeds from orange(s).
Remove green leaves from the stem(s) of kale.
Add the prepared ingredients to blender.
Blend on highest setting for 30 seconds before adding Spirulina Powder.
Blend for 30-60 seconds.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

KL's WATERMELON ORANGE BASIL ANTIOXIDANT JUICE

Inspired by Chaud of www.chaudsjuicetherapy.com
This recipe is great for skin, hydration, blood flow, immunity, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, blood cleansing, and antioxidants!

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 0 min
Serves:1-2

Ingredients:

1 Mini Watermelon (seeded preferred)
2 Fresh Oranges (or 1 cup fresh OJ---not from concentrate)
10-12 Fresh Basil Sprigs

Prep: 

Add the above ingredients to your high-powered blender and blend on high until well mixed, or process in your favorite juicer and enjoy! 

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KL's ORGANIC QUINOA SMOOTHIE

This is the first time I've tried this smoothie but just like all of the others, it's the BOMB!!
Using leftover cooked quinoa from the other night, I decided to use quinoa as the main ingredient to blend into a deliciously healthy, creamy-like smoothie! 

Prep time: 0 min
Cook time: 0 min
Serves: 1-2

Ingredients:

Organic Quinoa (1 cup cooked)
Organic Banana (1 peeled)
Organic Raw Walnut (1/2 cup)
Organic Raw Blue Agave Syrup (2 tablespoon)
Spring Water (1 1/3 cup)
Ground Cinnamon (.5 tablespoon)
Spring Water Ice cubes (optional)

I usually measure by "eyeballing" it so you can add more/less of the above ingredients to your liking/taste.

Prep:

Add the following ingredients to your blender and blend on highest setting for 2 minutes until smooth.

<How to cook Quinoa>
Quinoa cooks up best using the 1:2 ratio ( 1 cup quinoa:2 cups water).
Add quinoa and water to a medium pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes until light and fluffy.
Should be moist to the touch when complete.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

KL's SIMPLY TROPICAL SEPTEMBER SMOOTHIE

Here's a great-tasting post-workout smoothie recipe that is FAST, simple and delicious!

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 0 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Fresh Orange Juice (1.5 cups, not from concentrate)
Ripe Bananas (2, peeled)
Kiwi (1, skin removed)
Distilled Water Ice Cubes (4-5)

Prep:
Clean and add all ingredients to a blender.
Pulse until ice is crushed.
Blend on highest speed/setting until nice & smooth! :)


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Friday, September 27, 2013

KL's SIMPLE GREEN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Real FAST & real simple ingredients, that's the purpose of this blog!
Growing your own food is healthier, organic, more nutrition, and you know where it comes from!

Get into it now, for your sake and your kids (if you have children), it'll pay off in the long run.

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 0 min

Here's what I needed:
Organic Lacinato Kale
Organic Sweet Mint
Organic Spirulina Powder
Fresh Cut (& peeled) Mango
Fresh Orange Juice
Spring Water Ice Cubes
Sharp knife
Oster blender

Prep:
Add the above ingredients to the blender and pulse until ice is crushed.
Blend on high for 2-3 minutes until all ingredients are well mixed and smooth.

All done!

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

KL's BOB MARLEY SMOOTHIE

Here's a green smoothie recipe that's a little different than you're used to.
Just 5 ingredients can go a long way and taste so good together!

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Ingredients:

Fresh Mango
Fresh Kiwi
Fresh Orange
Fresh Kush Leaves
Spring Water Ice Cubes

Prep:

Peel 1 mango and remove pit.
Peel the fuzzy skin from 1 kiwi.
Peel a couple of oranges or get a cup of fresh o.j. (not from concentrate is best).
Clip 8-10 leaves from the nearest kush plant you can find.
Grab a handful of Spring Water Ice Cubes.
Add the above ingredients to a good blender and pulse until ice is crushed, then blend on highest setting (liquify) until nice and smooth.
If the blender (Oster brand is what I have) is good, it'll blend the kiwi seeds too!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

KL's ORGANIC MUSHROOM BURGER WITH FRESH-CUT FRUIT

Ingredients:

Organic Portabella Mushroom (that's my "burger", haha!)
Organic Red Leaf Lettuce (that's my "bun", haha!)
Green Bell Pepper
Yellow Onion
Sea Salt
Red Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Pre-heat pan with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper on medium-high heat.
Rub olive oil on top and bottom of mushroom and season.
Add sliced bell pepper and sliced yellow onion.
Place lid over pan and simmer for 6-8 minutes.
Use two large leaves of fresh Red Leaf Lettuce and slice in halves. One for the top b"bun", and one one for the bottom "bun".
Add a few slices of fresh-cut homegrown tomato and it's a wrap---well it's burger! ;)

On the side:

Fresh-cut Missouri apple!


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Monday, September 9, 2013

KL's CALIFORNIA ICE CREAM SHAKE

Here's a homemade "ice cream shake style" recipe I made this morning after my workout.
The ingredients are simple, the benefits are nutritious, and the taste is great!

DAIRY FREE | SOY FREE | GLUTEN FREE

PREP TIME: 0
COOK TIME: 0

Ingredients:

California Walnuts (1/2 cup)
California Black Figs (4-5)
Organic Banana Slices (6 fresh frozen slices)
Organic Raw Blue Agave (1 tablespoon)
Ground Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (4)
Spring Water (1/2 cup +/-)

Prep:

Add the above ingredients to your blender, starting with the ice first.
Blend on high, adding more water if necessary to obtain your desired consistency.
Your end results should be creamy like a shake or malt.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

KL's KIWI MANGO WATERMELON MINT SMOOTHIE

It's just this simple:

Organic Watermelon (2-3 cups, rind removed)
Kiwi (1, skin removed)
Mango (1 large, skin and pit removed)
Organic Sweet Mint (7-10 leaves)
Add the above ingredients to a blender then pulse on highest setting until well mixed.
Spring Water Ice Cubes are optional.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

KL's PURPLE RAIN ORGANIC SMOOTHIE

The first person who can get the artist Prince to drink this recipe inspired by the song, "Purple Rain", I'll be forever grateful!

Here's all the ingredients that you'll need to enjoy this smoothie:

SERVES: 3

COOK TIME: 0
PREP TIME: 2 MIN

Ingredients:

Organic Watermelon (3 cups, sliced)
Organic Blueberry (1/2 cup)
Organic Spirulina Powder (1 tablespoon)
Organic Banana (1 whole, peeled)

Prep:

Add the above ingredients to a blender and blend on highest setting until well mixed!
Serve immediately.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

KL's TROPICANA CABANA SMOOTHIE

 Serves: 2

Ingredients:
Orange (1 cup fresh juice)
Kiwi (1, skin removed)
Banana (2, peeled)
Cantaloupe (1 cup, sliced)
Raw Blue Agave Nectar (1 tablespoon)
Cayenne Pepper (dash)
Ground Cinnamon (dash)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (3)

Prep:
Add the above ingredients to blender and pulse on high until smooth!


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Sunday, August 25, 2013

KL's ORANGE BANANA MANGO FRUIT SMOOTHIE

Look, it's this simple:

Grab a blender and get some orange, banana, and mango.

Blend it all together.
Ice cubes are optional. :)


Ingredients:
Orange (2)
Banana (2)
Mango (1 large)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (optional)

Serves: 2

KL's MANGO GREEN MADNESS SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:
Fresh Mango
Fresh Orange Juice
Fresh Sweet Mint
Fresh Lacinato Kale
Cayenne Pepper
Spring Water Ice Cubes

Prep:
Add all ingredients to blender and pulse on high until ice is crushed, then blend on highest setting until well mixed & smooth!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

KL's ORGANIC FIG AND WALNUT SMOOTHIE

Here's a simple and fast smoothie recipe that I made earlier this evening.

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 0
Cook Time: 0

Ingredients:

Organic Figs (4)
Black Walnut (1/3 cup shelled)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (3)
Spring Water (1 cup)
Ground Cinnamon (dash)
Raw Blue Agave Nectar (1 tablespoon)

Prep:
Add all ingredients to blender and pulse on high until ice is crushed, then blend on highest setting until well mixed (liquefied)!


BOOM!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

KL's ALL NATURAL GREEN POST WORKOUT SMOOTHIE

This smoothie contains the following ingredients:

Ingredients:

Fresh Florida OJ (1 cup)
Fresh Organic Sweet Mint (7-8 leaves)
Fresh Organic Lacinato Kale (5-7 leaves)
Organic Banana (1 ripe)
Organic Raw Blue Agave Nectar (1 tablespoon)
Organic Spirulina Powder (1 tablespoon)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (4)

Prep:

Rinse and clean all fruits/veggies.
Add ingredients to blender.
Blend for 60-90 seconds, or until smooth.

Serves: 1-2

Thursday, July 11, 2013

KL's PURPLE PASSION SMOOTHIE

This smoothie features fresh fruits and spirulina powder for a taste so smooth, it'll have you ready to groove!
Loaded with proteins, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins A,C,D, & K and potassium, this smoothie is great for breakfast or after working out!

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 0 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Fresh Orange Juice, not from concentrate (1 cup)
Organic Ripe Banana (1 peeled)
Spirulina Powder (1 tablespoon, organic)
Fresh Blueberry (1 cup)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (1 cup)

Prep:

Load fruit to blender and pulse on high.
While blending on high, add spirulina powder and continue to blend until smooth, 45-60 seconds.

Friday, June 28, 2013

KL's HOMEMADE BACKYARD GARDEN SALAD

This salad contains fresh homegrown and ingredients that tastes so good because it's better than store-bought!

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 0 min

Serves: 4


Ingredients:
Homegrown Swiss Chard
Homegrown Siberian Kale
Homegrown Lacinato Kale
Homegrown Dill Weed
Homegrown Evergreen Onion
Organic Cayenne Pepper
Organic Olive Oil
Fresh Squeezed Lime
Sea Salt

Thursday, June 27, 2013

KL's ORANGE BERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Here is a FAST post-workout smoothie that's great for the boosting the immune system and building lean, healthy muscle mass!
By the way, it does taste good too!

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
Fresh Orange Juice, 2 cups
Fresh Blueberry, 1 cup
Fresh Blackberry, 1/2 cup
Sweet Mint, 10 leaves
Spirulina Powder, 1 teaspoon
Spring Water Ice Cubes, 4

Prep:
Add the following ingredients to your blender and blend on high until smooth!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

KL's HUMP DAY MUNCHIES SNACK

Make a healthy snack like this one when you have the munchies and you won't feel so guilty afterwards, haha!

Toasted organic spelt bread (French Meadows) with 100% Almond Butter spread over it, 1 organic banana sliced and halved, a dash of sea salt, and a few shakes of ground cinnamon on top is all that is needed to satisfy your taste buds :)

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 3 min

Serves: 2


Ingredients:
French Meadows Spelt Bread (2 slices)
Pure Almond Butter
Organic Banana (1, cut in quarters)
Sea Salt (dash)
Ground Cinnamon (dash)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

KL's BLOOD DIAMONDS SMOOTHIE

Here is a simple smoothie recipe that is good for the body from the skin all the way down to the bone!

I made this smoothie fresh this evening after I watered and picked some Siberian Kale and Sweet Mint straight from my backyard garden.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 0 min

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

Organic Sweet Mint (6 fresh mint leaves)
Orange Juice (1 cup, not from concentrate)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (1 cup)
Fresh Blueberries (1 cup)

Prep:
Add all ingredients to your blender and pulse on highest speed for 60-90 seconds until smooth!


Friday, June 21, 2013

KL's CONCRETE GORILLA SMOOTHIE

Here's a FAST and simple smoothie recipe that's loaded with nutrition!

And if you're wondering about protein.., that's in here too :)

The following ingredients are what I used to make this smoothie using my Oster blender.

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh OJ (not from concentrate)
1 banana (organic)
1 teaspoon spirulina powder (organic)
4 spring water ice cubes
8 fresh strawberries (leaves included)

Prep:

Add ice and fruit to blender and pulse on high until ice is crushed.
Blend on highest setting.
While blending on high, add the spirulina powder and continue to blend until mixed well (about 30-45 seconds).
All done :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

KL's SIMPLE ORANGE BERRY SMOOTHIE

Here's a FAST and simple smoothie recipe that tastes delicious and makes for a cool beverage on a warm June day!

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Fresh Orange Juice (1 cup)
Blueberry (2/3 cup, fresh frozen)
Strawberry (8 whole, fresh)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (3)

Prep:

Add to blender and blend on high until smooth.

KL's FRESH HAMI MAMI SMOOTHIE

Naturally sweet and simple to make, this smoothie is seasonal because of the Hami Gold Melon!

Ingredients:

Fresh Hami Melon
Fresh Orange Juice
Fresh Cucumber (skin removed)
Fresh Kale
Raw Blue Agave Nectar
Spring Water Ice Cubes

KL's TROPICAL SWEET MINT SMOOTHIE

Get a taste of tropicana with this fast, easy, healthy (yet simple) smoothie recipe that is great to sip on during the warm summer months!

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1 mango
1 banana
1 cup fresh OJ (not from concentrate)
10 fresh-picked sweet mint leaves
4 spring water ice cubes

Prep:

Peel and remove pit from mango.
Peel and remove skin from banana.
Add ice cubes to blender first then add the remaining ingredients.
Blend on highest setting until all ingredients are mixed well & smooth (usually 60-90 seconds).


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Friday, June 14, 2013

KL's SPICY JALAPENO MUSHROOM BURGER

No bread need for this delicious mushroom burger... Just a hunger for good good food and a little experience in the kitchen!

Prep: 3 min

Cook: 8 min

Serves: 1

Prep:

Preheat small pan on medium low heat.
Rinse and clean all veggies.
Season mushroom with olive oil, herbs and spices on both sides and place in pan with sliced onions and jalapenos.
Cover with lid to cook the mushroom & veggies evenly for 8 minutes.
Mushroom should be juicy & tender, not dry.
Red Lettuce leaves (2, halfed) are the substitute for bread in this recipe.
Remove veggies from pan.
Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Ingredients:

Red Leaf Lettuce
Tomato
Onion
Jalapeno
Bella Mushroom
Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Cayenne Pepper
Black Pepper

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

KL's RAW GREEN MINTY SMOOTHIE

Here's a fast, fresh and easy recipe that'll gave tour taste buds booming!
Using organic ingredients from Whole Foods Market and from my backyard garden, this smoothie so good!

Organic Ingredients:

Banana (1)
Fresh Orange Juice (1 cup)
Lacinato Kale (2 leaves)
Spirulina (1 tablespoon)
Sweet Mint (5 leaves)
Raw Blue Agave Nectar (1 teaspoon)
Spring Water Ice Cubes (3)

KL's RAW RE-BOOST SALAD

Here's a quick salad that I created with mostly organic ingredients... and some of the ingredients come fresh from my backyard garden!

Ingredients

Organic Red Lettuce
Organic Lacinato ("Dino") Kale
Organic Swiss Chard
Roma Tomato
Yellow Onion
Green Bell Pepper
Red Bell Pepper

Dressing

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Organic Raw Blue Agave Nectar
Fresh Squeezed Lime
Dill Weed
Organic Cayenne Pepper
Sea Salt

Saturday, May 25, 2013

PECAN PIE LÄRABAR

Here's a 100% real food bar that is made from simple all natural ingredients!

Ingredients:

Dates
Pecans
Almonds

Distributed by Small Planet Foods, Inc.

www.larabar.com

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

KL's ORGANIC SPELT PASTA AND COOKED BROCCOLI FLORETS

Vita Spelt organic whole grain spelt pasta from Whole Foods Market with Organic Eden Roma Tomato & Sweet Basil sauce (I added fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil to the sauce then warmed it up for 10 minutes to liven it up with flavor).

The broccoli is cooked with spring water, sea salt, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and a dash of black pepper and extra virgin olive oil.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

KL's ORANGE CANTALOUPE SMOOTHIE

The taste reminds me of sherbet ice cream!

Ingredients:
Orange
Cantaloupe
Kale
Raw Blue Agave Nectar
Cayenne Pepper
Spring Water Ice Cubes

Add to blender and blend until smooth!

Friday, May 17, 2013

KL's ORGANIC BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

Ingredients:

Butternut Squash (1)
Yellow Onion (1 small)
Celery (1 stalk)
Potato (optional, 2 small)
Coconut Oil (4 tablespoon)
Marjoram (.5 teaspoon)
Sea Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)

Prep:
Cut and remove top & bottom from squash then cut into 8ths.
Peel skin and remove the core/seeds, scooping it out with a spoon is easy.
Cut 8ths of squash into chunks, cut & chop one small onion, cut 1-2 celery stalks.

Cook:
In a medium pot, add coconut oil, squash, onion, (potato, optional) and celery.
Cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring well.
Add spring water until vegetables are covered, season with marjoram, cover, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 40 minutes.
Puree until mixed well and to your desired consistency.
Heat until desired temperature is reached.
Do not allow to boil.

Serve:
Pour into bowl and top with a dash of salt and pepper!

KL's ORGANIC GREENS AND THINGS SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

Mango
Orange
Kale
Celery
Raw Blue Agave Nectar
Spirulina (Powder)
Spring Water Ice Cubes
Cayenne Pepper
Ground Cinnamon

Wash and clean all fruits and vegetables.
Remove skins, pits and/or seeds from mango and orange, dispose.
Cut food into pieces that will fit well in the blender.
Add all ingredients to blender.
Blend on high (2-3 minutes) until nice and smooth!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

KL's ORGANIC LATE-NIGHT SMACK SNACK

Had the munchies tonight so I put together a quick "late-night smack" snack!

It's one (1) slice of organic sourdough rye bread right out of the toaster with raw almond butter spread across it and fresh fruit on the side (or right down the center, haha)!

I lightly sprinkled on ground cinnamon and pure sea salt to add a "sweet & salty" type of taste!

Bout time I rinsed and cleaned the strawberries, I remembered having a few ripened bananas that would've went nice on top of almond butter with toasted rye but, oh well... I really like this recipe too!

Try it!

Ingredients:
Raw Almond Butter
Sourdough Rye (French Meadow)
Sea Salt
Ground Cinnamon
Fresh Strawberry

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

KL's GREEN TUESDAY SMOOTHIE

This green smoothie includes:

100% Pure Florida Orange Juice
Organic Kale
Organic Spirulina (powder)
Organic Raw Blue Agave Nectar
Organic Cayenne Pepper
Fresh Strawberries
Fresh Ripe Banana
Distilled Water Ice Cubes

Not much time to explain all of its benefits today but this smoothie tastes delicious... and it only takes a total of a few minutes to prepare and make in the blender!

Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

KL's NACHO VIVÉ DEL GRANDE

Taco Hell ain't got nothing on this recipe that I created last night for dinner!

It's so goody goody that I'm having leftovers for lunch today!

Ingredients:

Baked Organic Corn Chips (Whole Foods Market)
Organic Green Leaf Lettuce (Whole Foods Market)
Organic Wild Rice (Whole Foods Market)
Bella Mushrooms
Yellow Onion
Wild Green Onion (Grows locally)
Roma Tomato
Green Mountain Gringo Salsa [Medium]


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KL's TROPICAL BERRY SMOOTHIE

Here's a FAST fresh fruit smoothie recipe that I created this afternoon. Quick and tropical tasting, plus it's so easy to make with a blender!


Ingredients:

1 cup spring water (or spring water ice cubes)
1 banana
1 mango
1 dash of cayenne pepper
1 dash of cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw blue agave nectar
1 tablespoon pure spirulina powder
4 strawberries


 Prep:

Add all ingredients to blender, and blend on HIGH speed until [ice is well crushed and] ingredients are nice & smooth! 


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Monday, April 22, 2013

KL's ORGANIC RED QUINOA AND SLOW-COOKED GREENS

Here's a recipe pic that I posted on my Instagram but didn't post on the blog... probably because I "move too fast!"

It's slow cooked kale and mustard greens with yellow onions seasoned with coconut oil, cayenne pepper, onion powder and sea salt along with organic red quinoa next to a sliced tomato.

The red quinoa cooks up so fluffy in under 20 minutes and it tastes so good plain or when I add a dash of sea salt and pepper (I usually mix the quinoa into the greens as I eat).

The big fresh-cut vine ripe tomato was dashed with fresh herbs to compliment the tender slow-cooked greens!

SoOoO Delicious!