Monday, 4 March 2013

Smoothie Packs

Hello Darlings,

Day 1 of my 3 day detox is done :) It's hard, but worth it and I think tomorrow will be better. It has to be right? If it is, I might go longer than the 3 days.Fingers crossed.

My plan is that during the day, I only have water, green tea and green monster juice (post coming) then for dinner I have a smoothie. To make my life easier throughout the week, I made these smoothie freezer packs so that all I have to do is throw the chopped fruit in the blender add some spinach, almond milk, chia and flax. Done! Super quick and healthy. I would have posted a picture of the finished product, but after I added the spinach it turned into a weird brown colour. Red berries + green spinach = brown lol

My packs have banana, half an avocado, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and raspberries. I cut everything up and put equal amounts in Ziploc bags and tossed them in the freezer. When I get home from work I take one out and let it sit on the counter for a few minutes while I change into comfy clothes. This is also awesome if you like to start your day with a smoothie.

:)



Saturday, 2 March 2013

Butter

Hello Lovelies,

I thought I'd share this quick tip for storing and using butter. In the US, you can by a pound of butter that has been separated into 4 sticks. This is fabulous. Here is Canada, yes we can get it (now) as well, but it is so much more expensive than our regular blocks.

I don't really use a lot of butter, especially since I'm trying to avoid dairy so I only want to keep out about a 1/2 cup or 1 stick. I do buy quite a few pounds when it goes on sale though. This is what I do to make it super easy later on. I make my own sticks and wrap them up and freeze them. Then I just take out a stick when I need it.  Easy-peazy-lemon-squeezy.