Smoothie Time!

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When I’ve first woken up in the morning, the only thing on my mind is coffee. Yet, a lot of times Leo is ready to eat something. That’s where smoothies come into play. They’re fast and healthy, and allow me to get to my coffee quickly (not to mention I enjoy them too)!

Ingredients

1/2 – 1 c. Coconut Milk/Goats Milk/Cow Milk

1/4 – 1/2 c. Whole Fat Yogurt

Frozen Fruit (I buy frozen bags of fruit, and also keep some pieces of very ripe banana frozen. This way, I don’t have to add ice which waters down the flavor in my opinion)

Spinach (Don’t tell Leo)

Vanilla Stevia, as desired

Method

Blend together, adding the amount of liquid you like until your preferred thickness is reached.

Black & Green Tea

This is a refreshing, time-saving way of making sure that there’s always tea to drink.  I don’t like the taste of straight black tea, as it leaves a dry taste in my mouth, and green tea alone is lacking in flavor.  I use a mix of the two and find that it not only tastes great, but it’s a great thirst quencher as well!

Ingredients

For 1 gallon:

2 Family Size Green Tea Bags

Brewing a concentrate
Brewing a concentrate

2 Family Size Black Tea Bags

1 Chamomile Tea Bag (optional)

1 tsp Liquid Stevia

Method

Brew tea as directed.

Pour into gallon container, and fill with water to top.

Sweeten with 1 tsp liquid stevia per gallon (or whatever suites your tastes).

To Make a Concentrate Solution…

I make up a concentrate of brewed tea and stevia so that all I need to do is dilute part of the concentrate to have a gallon of tea.  I make enough concentrate to have 3 gallons of tea.

Ingredients

6 Family Size Green Tea Bags

6 Family Size Black Tea Bags

1 T Liquid Stevia

Method

Tea Concentrate in 2 quart container
Tea Concentrate in 2 quart container

Brew all 12 bags in a large pot of boiling water.

Pour into 2 quart jug.

Mark off concentrate into thirds.

Add stevia.

When ready to use, pour one third of concentrate into gallon jug, and fill with water.