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Smoothie Tuesday! Apricot carrot smoothie

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It has been really hot here in Washington this past week! It seems hotter than the typical July here at least. We have been eating a ton of coconut water popsicles and drinking smoothies to stay cool. Here is an idea- you can pour your smoothie in a Popsicle  mold and make smoothie popsicles! We just received a big box of apricots from my father in law so I am trying to figure out what to do with them all!

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Smoothie Tuesday!

Apricot carrot smoothie:

8-10 apricots
2 carrots
2 stalks celery
2′ chunk ginger
2-3 cups water
1-2 packets stevia powder
pinch turmeric


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Walnut flour and carrot chocolate chip cookies (vegan/grain free)

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Carrots are great for digestion so I eat them or drink them with just about with every meal. They promote the growth of the good bacteria in the body (prebiotics). All coconut products promote healthy bacterial flora as well. Walnuts are a strong anti inflammatory because they are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids. So these don’t have to be desert-you can eat them for breakfast or snacks! These cookies are even better the next day! Yum!

Walnut carrot chocolate chip cookies(vegan/grain free)

1/4 cup carrot and apple juicer pulp

1 cup fresh shelled and ground walnuts( leave some chunks when you grind them if you like chunky cookies)

1/2 mashed banana

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

2 tablespoons ground sunflower seeds

3/4 teaspoon molasses

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

1/4 cup chocolate chips

4 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon maple syrup

15 drops vanilla stevia ( or to taste)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda


What I ate Wednesday, raw spiced carrot and pear pudding and 4 other recipes


For breakfast today I just had some fresh juice from my juicer. I have been exercising a lot lately so I need to start taking in more iron especially since I don’t eat red meat. So today I used beets in my juice for a little extra iron boost. This is my happy liver juice, it includes ingredients that are especially good for detoxing the liver.

Happy liver juice

1″ thick slice of raw beet

4 medium carrots

1 lemon

1/2 lime

1-2″ piece of ginger

1 apple

2 stalks celery

handful cauliflower


For lunch I wasn’t hungry for a big meal so I just snacked on some black bean chips and made a smoothie. I made a Polynesian pineapple coconut smoothie that was really rich and filling. I am leaving for Hawaii for the first time (YAY!) in a week so I am going to start doing lots of Polynesian dishes in the next few days. I also made some molasses cookies to help build my iron stores. I have those recipes below.

Polynesian pineapple smoothie

1 cup crushed pineapple

2 medium carrots

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1 apple

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1 1/2 cups of water

1″ chunk of ginger

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Handful of kale if you want a green smoothie

Molasses cookies( gluten free)

1/2 cup coconut flour( I freshly grind mine from shredded coconut)

1/2 cup ground almonds

3 tablespoons rice flour

3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds

2 tablespoons mung /lentil paste(gives them a more cooling effect-molasses is very heating)

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon applesauce

1 teaspoon vinegar

pinch of sea salt



For dinner I had a roasted veggie(carrots, beets, kale, and onions) with pumpkin seed pesto in a black bean wrap. I thought they turned out great but the kids didn’t go for the wraps so maybe I will work on that recipe a little more to see if it will pass the kid test. I also made a spiced carrot and pear pudding topped with raisins for desert. This could easily be a breakfast porridge also. This definitely passed the kid test so I will leave the recipe for that and my pumpkin seed pesto here:

Spiced carrot and pear pudding

Blend in processor or blender:

1/2 cup pineapple

3 medium carrots

1 pear

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1 ” ginger

2 tablespoons ground chia seeds

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

pinch turmeric

1 teaspoon cinnamon

top with raisins and cinnamon

This recipe is also seen at check out the other great recipes as well!

Pumpkin seed pesto

1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon ground pumpkin seeds

1 large handful of fresh basil

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup water

3 teaspoons of lemon juice

1-2 cloves garlic

sea salt to taste

You can also see this recipe here along with many other yummy recipes