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DIY HOUSECLEANERS SHOPPING LIST

For the month of June, I will be replacing all of my HouseHold Cleaners with NON-TOXIC, CHEMICAL-FREE solutions I am making myself! And I will document it here on the blog ūüôā¬†You should join me in the next step of¬†
LIVING HEALTHY!!! 
 
So if you are taking this journey with me, here is a basic shopping list for you to put together before June.  
Essential Oils:
Need to be 100% Certified Organic.  What you choose is all about your preference.  Take a look at this Essential Oil Directory to get familiar with the different oil scents.  Read this to learn about the properties and benefits of the different oils.  These links might help you decide what oils you would like to use. 
 
Oh, did I mention you will save $$$$$ by making your own cleaners? ¬†And it’s healthy? ¬†
So are you taking the plunge?  
Let me know if you have questions and YOU BETTER share tips with me that you discover along the way!!!
THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN!!!
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TOMATO BASIL SOUP

My favorite soup EVER is the Tomato Basil Soup from La Madeleine Cafe. ¬†It is SO delicious. ¬†Have you had it? ¬†Well, when we moved away from Houston, Tx, we moved away from my favorite soup. ūüôĀ ¬†So I found a recipe inspired by¬†La Madeleine’s soup and tried it out. ¬†My first attempt took me hours and I ended up with hot tomato soup all over me, my walls, and my ceiling. ¬†That’s right. ¬†RED SOUP ON THE CELING. ¬†¬†After I cleaned myself up, I told myself I will NEVER make this again! ¬†Ever.¬†Then we ate it. ¬†It was THE BEST! ¬†At this point I realized I had to find a cleaner, more time friendly way to do this. ¬†After a few batches of experimenting, I came up with this recipe…¬†and BTW, it is JUST AS GOOD as the first attempt ūüôā ¬†So this is what I do now…
 
SHOPPING LIST
4 cups of crushed tomatoes
(28 oz & 14 oz can)
4 cups of tomato juice
Fresh basil leaves
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
salt & pepper to taste
a dash of lemon juice
Simmer crushed tomatoes and tomato juice over medium heat for 30 minutes.
Puree the soup, adding in 14 basil leaves.
* to keep from getting soup on your ceiling :/ blend in small batches at a time, make sure the lid of the blender is on good, and hold it down with a towel under your hand while you blend. 
 
Add heavy cream, butter, salt, pepper and lemon.
Heat, but don’t boil!
I toasted up some Ezekiel bread from Food For Life to go with the soup.¬†¬†So Good ūüôā
Absolutely a keeper!

HEALTHY COOKING SHOPPING LIST

¬†¬†This list¬†‚ÄĒ¬Ľ¬†lots of meals. ¬†
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Smoothie Shopping List


I realized today when I was shopping at Trader Joe’s that I have a mental smoothie shopping list that I use. ¬†I keep foods from this list in my kitchen so that my family can have a variety of smoothie options available to them. ¬†So I’ve decided to put MY list down on “paper” and share it with you! ¬†With smoothies, I encourage you to be creative! ¬† Some are better than others, but soon you will find combinations you LOVE! ¬†This happens to be my list, so feel free to add other foods to your list.


FRUITS 
bananas
apples
oranges
strawberries
rasberries
blueberries
blackberries
pineapple
mango
papaya
kiwi
dates
*If possible, choose ORGANIC and SEASONAL fruit.  If not, consider frozen fruit.  Also remember that fruit has a lot of sugar, so go easy and leave room for your green friends I list next!
 
GREENS
kale
spinach
parsley
cucumber
 
PROTEIN SOURCE
high quality time-release chocolate protein powder 
organic greek plain yogurt
almond butter
oatmeal
 
LIQUID
water
almond milk (we don’t have much dairy around here)
orange juice
coconut milk/water
and yes, coffee and herbal tea
 
EXTRA GOODIES
coconut oil Рclick HERE to check out the best coconut oil!  If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you!
honey
bee pollen
flax seeds
hemp seeds
spirulina
mint leaves
cinnamon
ginger
agave nectar
stevia
 



WHY I’M A FAN OF SMOOTHIES:

  1. Blending food takes care of the first step in digestion: chewing! ¬†Food breaks down faster in the stomach. ¬†It’s like a mini-vacation for your digestive system ūüôā
  2. Smoothies offer a chance to “eat” food you usually wouldn’t eat. ¬†For instance, I dislike Kale… a lot! ¬†I’ve tried it different ways, it’s just gross to me. ¬†One day I got brave and put a small amount in a smoothie. ¬†Surprisingly I didn’t hate it! ¬†In fact, I kinda liked it. ¬†Slowly I began adding more and more kale. ¬†Now I’m to the point where I crave it. ¬†Yes, I’ve gone there!
  3. Smoothies offer a chance to sneak food to your kids body that they would NEVER imagine eating! ¬†THIS REALLY WORKS! ¬†At first my kids had no idea what they were “eating”, but by this point, they know I put all sorts of stuff in. ¬†Both of my kids like their smoothie different ways, and I adjust them according to their preference.
  4. They are easy.
  5. They are fast.
  6. They are yum.
These are some of my favorite smoothies:
 
 BERRY GOOD SMOOTHIE
 
 
Please share the foods you add to your smoothies!

IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD!

recipes… ¬†

24 DC = Advocare 24 Day Challenge ¬† SCD = Slow Carb EatingSOUTHWESTERN OMELET¬†–¬†24 DC, SCD
STIR FRY PIZZA РSCD
ZUCCHINI LASAGNA 
TOMATO BASIL SOUP
SLOW-CARB SANDWICH¬†–¬†SCD
3 MINUTE MEAL Рvideo/SCD

BREAKFAST for DINNER¬†–¬†SCD

smoothies AND shakes AND working¬†out…

 

about food…

supplements…

food reviews

MUNG BEAN PASTA – (24 DC)

eating out…