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Let Me Introduce You to My Blendtec and My Day

This morning I was lazy and stayed in bed a little later and by later I mean like 6:30 am.  Once I finally dragged myself out of bed I decided to make a green smoothie in my new Blendtec Total Blender.  Let me tell you how excited I was when I came home to this a few weeks ago.  The good people at Blendtec sent me my own red Blendtec Total Blender and I am just loving it. I have mostly made smoothies and  vegan ice cream it in it so far but I am dying to try my hand at making soup in it. This morning was a yummy green…er brown smoothie (1.5 cups water, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 small apple diced, 1 small banana diced, 2 handfuls of spinach). The best part about this blender is that I only have to push one button for my smoothie to be made (the button that says smoothie) and it does all the work for me! 

I did some yoga this morning and then an elliptical session where I finally finished reading The China Study – I read a good chunk of it when I was on vacation back at Christmas but just haven’t taken the time to do much reading lately but I told myself I HAD TO finish it this week.  Now I am on to working on a blog post about this amazing informative book. 

For lunch I made up some of Kristen Suzanne’s “Twilight Pecan Shallot Pate”  from her Entrees book.  I served it up on some romaine pieces and let me tell you this stuff is sooo good I will be making it again!


After lunch I did some yoga for abs with Rodney Yee and then headed to the co-op to pick up a couple of things.  To my delight there was a package on our steps from Tropical Traditions when I returned home.  Once I got things put away I decided it was to make my Kitchen Sink Cookies since my husband has been asking for about a month for me to make them. 



Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions


Kitchen Sink Cookies


So Kitchen Sink Cookies are crazy easy to make the base is:

1/2 cup nut butter (I used PB today)

2 T water

2 T agave

1t vanilla

1/2 t cinnamon 

Mix this all together and to this add whatever nuts, dried fruit or chocolate you’d like to it.

Today I used: 1/2 cup raw trail mix (goji berries, pistachios, cashews and a few other dried things), 2 T raisins, 1t shredded unsweetened coconut, 1 T pumpkin seeds, 2T sunflower seeds, and 1 T mini chocolate chips

These are best after they have set in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.



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