Organic PB & J Smoothie (Vegan)

Hello everyone and welcome,

Today, I want to share a really popular smoothie recipe that we love in my household. This smoothie is a great way for me to get lot’s of nutrients in without any complaint from anyone! You can totally customize this smoothie recipe to meet your nutritional needs, taste, and preferences.

Let’s dive on in and get started.

Ingredients:

1 C organic fresh spinach (or frozen organic kale)

1/2 C organic blueberries (I prefer frozen)

1/2 of an organic avocado (or 1 organic frozen banana)

1 Tbsp organic peanut butter ( or nut butter of choice)

1 Tbsp organic vanilla or Chai vanilla (soy-free) veggie protein powder (optional

1/2 C water

1/2 C pure coconut water (or simply use 1 c of water )

1/2 tsp organic hemp powder (optional)

1/2 tsp organic Spirulina  (optional)

1/4 tsp organic elderberry (optional)

Method:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Let’s talk about some of the nutritional benefits that make this smoothie so great.

Spinach 

high in protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, B1, B3, B6, B9, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.

Avocado 

My main reason for using avocado is because it contains more potassium than a banana. Half of an avocado is about 488 mg vs 1 whole banana about 422 mg. 4,700 mg of potassium is the daily recommended amount. It also contains pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, Omega-3, vitamin E, and vitamin C.

Blueberries: 

I opt for blueberries as my jelly in this smoothie. Here are some of the benefits fiber, potassium, vitamin c, B6, folate and more. You can certainly use whatever fruit you like to have the jelly flavor you desire.

Peanut Butter:

Now, what is a peanut butter and jelly smoothie without peanut butter and here are some of its benefits vitamin E, niacinfolatemagnesium, copper, and potassium.

Coconut Water:

Contains various bioactive enzymes that aid digestion and boost fat metabolism. Plus, coconut water is rich in potassium, which helps balance out sodium.

Hemp Powder:

Contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. It’s also a great source of magnesium, zinc, iron and more.

Organic Spirulina:

This blue-green algae is a great source of vitamin A, chlorophyll and so much more. Feel free to check out my Instagram post for more info on Spirulina the link is below. 

Adding this to your smoothie is great for nutrients but it won’t be the most eye appealing smoothie you ever make. *This is one ingredient that must be organic so as to not take in any toxins. 

Elderberry:

Used for its antioxidant activity to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health as well as coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and more.

All these healthy elements and it taste delicious! 

I hope you will give this smoothie a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Sewloveable

5 Free Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

Jay Colby

Whether you are blogging for a hobby, for the community, promoting your business or to get your message out to the world. We all need readers to find our site and actually read the content we publish. However, generating traffic is easier said than done without having sufficient traffic we cannot turn our dream of quitting our job and blogging full-time into a reality. While there are numerous paid options to choose from, if you can do something for free why not. Here are five free ways to gain traffic to your blog!

  1. CoPromote

This is a super simple tool anyone can use to boost shares on social media. First you sign in through your social media of choice Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Once you’ve signed in you “boost” a post thus simply adding your post to the community queue to be shared. Now, in order to reach as many…

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Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Bread (Vegan)

Hello everyone and welcome,

Since today is National Banana Bread Day…..I thought I would do some baking. I must tell you this bread is soooooo good. I could barely restrain myself from eating it all….lol. One good thing about this bread is that it does have some nutritional benefits….which made me feel better about having 2 slices!

Now onto the recipe…….

Ingredients:

2 C organic Spelt Flour or AP

2 ripe organic bananas

3 Tbsp organic cacao powder

1/2 C organic unsweetened applesauce

1  1/4 C organic cane sugar

1/2 C grapeseed oil ( or oil of choice)

2 Tbsp organic peanut butter

1  1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp organic vanilla extract

1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt


Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly grease a loaf pan.
  2. Mix together the (dry ingredients) flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cacao powder.
  3. In a separate bowl or food processor mix together (wet ingredients) bananas, applesauce, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 1hr-1hr 15 minutes. Let it rest for about 10-15 minutes before removing from the pan. Allow it to completely cool on a wire cooling rack.

Now let’s talk about a few of the nutritional benefits.

Cacao Powder

  • 40 Times the Antioxidants of Blueberries.
  • Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron.
  • Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain.
  • More Calcium Than Cow’s Milk.
  • A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant. (c/o Be Good Organics)

Bananas 

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese

Peanut Butter

  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese

 

 

I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy the benefits of all the nutrients it contains as well as it’s deliciousness!

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.


 

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,


 

Sewloveable

Blackstrap Molasses Natural Cures

Hello everyone and welcome,

Are you looking for simple and easy ways to get more nutrients in your daily regimen?  Organic Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses may just be a simple solution to help. I stumbled upon a great article that gives you all the in’s and out’s on Blackstrap Molasses. It even offers helpful suggestions that may benefit those with diabetes.

I hope you find this information just as beneficial as I have.

Adding 1 Tbsp of Organic Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses has been a great way for me to naturally increase my potassium intake. I really struggle trying to get 4,700 Mg of potassium, which is the daily recommended value.

Depending on the brand you buy molasses can have anywhere from 110-730 Mg in just 1 tablespoon. Not to mention all of its many other nutrients and benefits which you can find out more about below.

https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/molasses.html

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

 

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,

 

Sewloveable

Sew Seeds of Love

Love this! We have to show loving-kindness to one another. Greater things can be achieved through unity!

Nedoux

The Nedoux Sewing Club and The Bloom Tribe would love to introduce the “Sew Seeds of Love Project”; a purposeful collaboration aimed at donating tailored clothes to less-privileged children.

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Most children from less privileged communities, especially those in orphanages,  typically receive hand-me-downs. Very rarely do they know the joys of wearing brand new never-been-worn-before clothes.  Every child deserves to have clothes specially made or bought for them.

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Vegan Carrot Cake

Hello everyone and welcome,

I decided to try my hand at making my favorite dessert Carrot Cake. I tried my hand at Carrot Cake a few years ago……it did not go well. In fact, after it baked, cooled and was taste tested it went right into the garbage.  So, today I set out to redeem myself. I can’t have my daughter’s teasing me about my 1st Carrot Cake fail forever….LOL.

Since I am trying to cut back on traditional wheat and use more ancient grains like Spelt I thought I would try using it in Carrot cake. I love how light this flour is. It’s still wheat….just a different type.

Spelt has not been manipulated to meet manufacturing needs. Spelt is one of the oldest cultivated grains tracing is roots more than 6,000 years back to ancient Mesopotamia. Spelt has kept many of its original characteristics which provide an impressive nutritional profile, along with ease of digestibility leading to anti-inflammatory qualities. For more information check out the source I referenced here.

This recipe is very versatile. You can make a cake, loaf or muffins. Top with icing, powdered sugar, streusel topping, or no topping at all. Having options is a great thing!

Alright…..let’s dive right into the recipe.
Ingredients:

2 C organic Spelt Flour or AP

2  1/2 C organic shredded carrots

1 C organic unsweetened applesauce

1  1/4 C organic cane sugar

1/2 C avocado oil ( or oil of choice)

1/2 C organic raisin

1  1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp organic cinnamon powder

1 tsp organic nutmeg

1/2 tsp organic ground clove

1/2 tsp organic ground ginger

1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan salt

2 tsp organic vanilla extract

Streusel Topping (optional)

1/ 4 C organic spelt flour ( or AP)

1/3 C organic brown sugar (DIY HERE)

1/4 tsp organic nutmeg

1/2 tsp organic cinnamon

3 tsp organic vegetable shortening

Combine everything together to get at nice crumbled streusel topping.

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 9-inch cake, loaf or muffin pan.
  2. Mix together the (dry ingredients) flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together (wet ingredients) applesauce, sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the carrots and raisins.
  5. Sprinkle your streusel topping across the top Bake 9-inch cake 35-45 minutes, loaf pan 1hr-1hr 15 minutes, and muffins 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it rest for about 10 minutes before removing the from the pan.

 

Oh and yes…..I did redeem myself. Now my daughters can leave their jokes in the past, this recipe was truly a winner.

I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Sewloveable

Black Tea Leaf Oven Smoked Chicken

Hello everyone and welcome,

I’d been promising my daughter’s that we would visit a local organic farm. They have been learning the importance of eating organic and supporting local organic farmers.  Saturday morning I got the family up nice and earlier and we headed out. The family run farm we visited was so beautiful.

The animals were so clean and well cared for, truly stunning. We got a tour and learned all about their organic farming process. I was truly impressed. Next, it was off to shop. This farm specializes in organic meat and eggs. So I picked up a few whole chickens and a couple dozen pasteurized eggs. All I can say is I am sold. The eggs are the freshest I’ve had since I was a child and the chicken is absolutely amazing. It brought back memories of visiting my grandmother in the country as a little girl.

My next mission is to find a local organic farm that sells fruit and vegetables. All in all visiting the farm was a success and the entire family enjoyed the experience and I can’t wait to try other things.
So now let’s dive right into making this Tea Leaf Oven Smoked Roasted Chicken.

Ingredients:

1 Organic Whole Chicken
1/2 tsp of organic black pepper, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder & sea salt
1/4 tsp  organic dried rosemary, sage & thyme
2 organic tea bags of choice
1 Tbsp organic brown sugar
1 Tbsp of organic AP flour
1 Tbsp of Grapeseed Oil
2 Cloves of fresh organic garlic peeled and cut into pieces
1/2 of a medium organic yellow onion cut into pieces
Parchment paper
Aluminum Foil
Cooking rack

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375°

Thoroughly clean and dry chicken.

Line a baking sheet tray with parchment paper.

Cut your tea bag’s open and pour in the center of the parchment lined baking tray along with the brown sugar and flour. Mix to get everything evenly mixed and spread out across the sheet.

Place your cooking rack on top of the mixture.
In a bowl combine all of your seasonings.

Place your cut onion and garlic into the cavity.

Pour your Grapeseed oil onto the skin of the chicken add seasoning inside the cavity and all over the skin.

Place chicken on the cooking rack, cover with foil.
Cook for 1 hour with foil, remove the foil and let it continue to cook for an hour.

Your house is going to smell amazing. Your chicken will be juicy on the inside and have a crispy skin.

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I served this with kale that I made in the crockpot, which was simply amazing, very reminiscent of Whole Foods delicious kale from the hot bar……recipe for this can be found here.

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I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable