Lemon Apple Almond Smoothie
1 cup ice
1 peeled lemon sliced in 2
1 cored apple
1/2 cup raw almonds or pecans
8 soaked dates ( soaked overnight in water in the frig )
Optional: 1 heaping tablespoon of flaxseed and/ or 1/2 cup spinach
Put all ingredients in Blendtec or blender. Add water to 12 oz mark on Blendtec, Vitamix or blender. Set on smoothie setting and blend until smooth. This smoothie is an interesting blend of flavors. It is thick and creamy. This is a great breakfast and fills you up until lunchtime.
This is an excellent substitute for ice cream. It takes care of the craving for sweet and sticks with you if you use it for a meal.
1 ripe banana
1 cup ice
2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter or other nut butter
2 heaping tablespoons of ground flaxseed
almond milk or other milk (rice or organic cow milk) to fill Blendtec to 12 ounce mark
Break banana into 2 inch pieces and add other ingredients then add your choice of milk to the 12 ounces mark. Push smoothie button or blend until well blended.
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This recipe is easiest when made in the Blendtec.
This recipe has no table sugar but there are natural sugars in the banana and honey.
1/3 cup of raw almonds
1 Tablespoon honey
3 Tablespoons stevia
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
3 organic eggs
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 very ripe banana–broken into small pieces
Grease pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Process 4 oz. raw almonds until it is finely ground into almond flour (not too long or it will become almond butter). Use spatula to loosen the almond flour from corners and edges.
Add the other ingredients and process until mixed well.
If desired stir 1/3 cups of coarsely chopped pecans with spatula after removing container from Blendtec (don’t process). Spoon mixture into greased pan using spatula. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. It is delicious warm or cooled.
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