Good Morning! If this doesn’t wake you up I don’t know what will. Well, there’s coffee, but this might be better.
When making smoothies, be sure to use organic produce when you use the skins. Why? Because the produce we eat is covered with pesticides! Just a few facts:
(EWG is a great resource for foods, everyday cleaning products and cosmetic toxicity.)
- Every sample of imported nectarine samples tested and 99 percent of apple samples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.
- The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other food.
- A single grape tested positive for 15 pesticides.
- Single samples of celery, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas, and strawberries tested positive for 13 different pesticides apiece.
- Only 1 percent of avocado samples showed any detectable pesticides.
- 89 percent of pineapples, 82 percent of kiwi, 80 percent of papayas, 88 percent of mango, and 61 percent of cantaloupe had no residues.
Nonorganic apples once again topped The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce report, making it the fourth year in a row the beloved fruit earned the unfavorable spot. Kale, collard greens, and hot peppers were frequently contaminated with insecticides that are particularly toxic to human health, prompting their “Dirty Dozen Plus” status.
7. Sweet Bell Peppers
8. Nectarines (Imported)
10. Cherry Tomatoes
11. Snap Peas (Imported)
+ Hot Peppers
+ Kale/Collard Greens
These produce picks contained the lowest pesticide levels.
2. Sweet Corn
5. Sweet Peas (Frozen)
15. Sweet Potatoes
To make this fruit salad smoothie- Place in your blender:
- 1/2 c. organic grapes
- 1 medium orange, peeled and halved (clementines work too, just use two)
- 1/2 c. pineapple chunks (Trader Joe’s has frozen pineapple tidbits that are perfect for smoothies!)
- 1/4 medium organic cucumber (if you don’t have a cuke, just use a handful of organic spinach)
- 1 medium organic carrot
- 1 medium organic apple
- 2 cups ice cubes
- (orange juice if needed to thin out)
Enjoy! Make a double batch for your breakfast tomorrow… An easy way to start your workday on the right foot.
Sunday morning if I’m not working I love to bake. This morning I made some Paleo Pumpkin Bread. Here’s how I made it: really easy, and really good! Just Try it. I buy my almond flour at Trader Joe’s- I find it’s the cheapest there. Also the canned pumpkin there is a good deal, it’s the real deal.
- 1.5 C. canned pumpkin
- 3 large eggs
- 1 T. vanilla extract
- 1/4 C. Honey
- 1/4 C. Coconut oil (melted)
- 2 C. Almond Meal
- 1/2 t. Salt
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. pumpkin pie spice <– make your own!
- 1 t. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, honey and coconut oil together well
- Add in almond flour, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and baking soda
- Pour batter into a greased 5×9 loaf pan
- Bake for 50 minutes
- Allow to cool completely before serving
Now it’s time to move 6,000LB of pellets into the garage…. Woof.
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by