Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie l wanderingroot.com
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie l wanderingroot.com

I apologize for posting two smoothie recipes back to back but this smoothie is heaven to me right now.  I find myself drinking it several times a week and the flavor is unlike any smoothie I have ever had.  So naturally I felt like I had to share it even if I did just share a smoothie.  I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I have, Cash even thinks it is a winner!

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie l wanderingroot.com

This smoothie came about because a few weeks ago I was finding myself feeling a little run down and feeling a little blah.  I was feeling like I needed a little vitamin C and thought that adding some pink himalayan sea salt would add some nutrients that I needed.  The sea salt reminds me of when you drink a margarita with salt and get just a hint of salt when you drink your margarita.  It is wonderful.  Start out with just a little, like a few flakes, and adjust as necessary.  You don't want it to taste like you are drinking salt, you just want the hint of salt.  I also added a little almond butter for some protein and it adds a really great subtle flavor to the smoothie.

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie l wanderingroot.com
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie l wanderingroot.com

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Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 3/4 - 1 c coconut milk
  • 1/2 c crushed ice
  • few flakes pink himalayan sea salt

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredient in a blender, blend until smooth {about 1 min}.  Make sure to start with just a few flakes of sea salt and add more as desired.  Enjoy!
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie l wanderingroot.com
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Strawberry Orange Smoothie l wanderingroot.com

Cinnamon Apple + Pear Smoothie

Cinnamon Apple + Pear Smoothie l wanderingroot.com

I have been kind of on a smoothie kick lately.  It has been fun to play around with some fall flavors.  I feel like I am echoing everybody else out there when I say that I love pumpkin and all the pumpkin recipes that this time of year calls for.  I also love downing pumpkin smoothies to really get into the fall spirit.  This pumpkin smoothie is still a favorite of mine, try it, it is so good.

This year I didn't want to forget about the apples or pears, the other delicious flavors of fall.  This smoothie tastes like you are eating apple pie with just a hint of pear peaking through.  I think what I love most about this smoothie though is that you don't have to spend time peeling the apples or pears, simply slice them and toss them in the blender.  This is a bonus because the peels contain so many good nutrients.  Make sure to buy these organic though as they contain a higher level of pesticides.

What are your favorite fall recipes and activities?  I love squash and roasted vegetables.  They are my go to this time of year.  I of course love baking with pumpkin too!  As far as activities, we LOVE hiking this time of year.  Okay, we love hiking all year long but there is nothing quite like hiking in the fall, plus you won't melt away like you do in the summer in this desert part of Colorado!  In the next couple of weeks we will also be visiting the pumpkin patch with Cash, which will actually be a first for me too.  We did not have pumpkin patches where I grew up!  Then we are off to the mountains to enjoy some time away, we are so looking forward to this!  October pretty much kicks off our time of celebrating and gift buying.  Kass's birthday is coming up in a little over a week, then mine quickly follows at the beginning of November and then bam you get into the Christmas craziness.  So right now I am racking my brain as to what to get for him for his birthday, why do men have to be so hard to buy for?!  

Okay, now that I am stressing over that... it is time to go make some goodies for our trip!  Enjoy this weekend and leave me links to your fall favorites, anything... products, recipes, activities, I want to hear them!

Cinnamon Apple + Pear Smoothie l wanderingroot.com

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Cinnamon Apple + Pear Smoothie

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1/2 pear, sliced
  • 1/4 c crushed ice
  • 3/4 c coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredient in a blender, blend until smooth {about 1 min}.  Enjoy!
Cinnamon Apple + Pear Smoothie l wanderingroot.com

Hug A Fat Month

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One of my favorite bloggers, Chocolate Covered Katie is promoting Hug A Fat Month and I must say that I love it!  Unfortunately I think there are a lot of people out there that still unknowingly think that eating fat will actually make you fat.  Eating good sources of fat is essential in having good health and when eaten in moderation will not affect your weight.  

To be honest though, I actually do not track how much fat I eat a day and I don't worry about my weight anymore.  Since cutting out the processed, low calorie, non fat food from my diet, not only is my health the best it has ever been but my weight is steady too.  That was not always the case.  In my early 20s my weight was definitely climbing and my self confidence and health were at a low.  After a big move I started working out again and switched to a nonfat, restricted calorie diet and while I did lose some weight, it was not consistent and health wise I was still catching bad colds and flu bugs every year.

Fast forward to my mid 20s when I started working at a Chiropractic office.  It has by far served me in more ways than I could have imagined.  It is the only job that has affected my personal life so profoundly.  I cannot even begin to describe what all I have gained through that office, but getting regular chiropractic care, switching to a whole food lifestyle {mostly Paleo/Gluten Free}, taking up a spiritual practice, and reconnecting with the outdoors has transformed my life.

So where does fat fit into this picture?  Adding good sources of fat into my diet like coconut oil, nuts, nut butters, olive oil, avocados, and grass fed butter have been HUGE for my health.  I am the healthiest I have ever been, my cycle is naturally regular, and my skin is clearer than it has been since I was a kid {cutting out dairy helped with this too}.  I know I have to thank the good fats for contributing to this.  As I said before I don't calculate or count anything I eat, I just do everything in moderation.  These fats are part of my daily diet.  In fact, as I type this I am sipping on Ginger Tea with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut Oil mixed in.  Amazing!

I love all these fats so much but I could not live without coconut oil.  I not only use it for cooking but for personal care too.  We don't even use lotion on Cash, instead we have a mason jar filled with coconut oil and a little bit of lavender oil.  He loves his after bath massages with this.  As a bonus, coconut oil and lavender are wonderful for diaper rash {although he rarely gets it with his cloth diapers!}.  I also use it as a lotion and for shaving and when I was pregnant I rubbed it on my belly to prevent stretch marks.  I also do oil pulling with coconut oil.  Seriously, we use it for everything!

Be sure to check out Katie's post on the health benefits fats.

Hug A Fat Month l wanderingroot.com