Sunday

Getting better every day! 🙂

Baby girl and I managed church on our own this morning. Had a quick breakfast of grain-free granola before church. I made a batch before going to bed last night. It’s just a grainless variation on a homemade granola with oats that I’ve been making for a while.

It’s got tons of organic unsweetened coconut, raw sesame seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, chopped brazil nuts, chopped walnuts, and pine nuts sprinkled with cinnamon and ginger and drizzled with agave nectar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Baked at 350 for half an hour, stirring occasionally.

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Totally hits the spot that would normally be filled with sweets or cereals. This would work nicely as a crunchy topping for baked fruit, too. This morning, I drenched it in coconut milk and topped it with banana.

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My daughter is in the midst of potty training. She usually does a great job going #2, but will pee all over the place without a diaper on. However, she’s fearful about going #2 and will postpone it as long as she can. Because of this, she only goes every 3 days or so. Knowing what I’ve learned about digestion being the foundation for overall health, this concerns me. So I’ve been on a mission to boost her up with probiotics, prebiotics, fiber, and liquids to keep everything moving smoothly, whether she wants it to or not. To that end, we shared this awesome smoothie this afternoon.

Super-digestion Smoothie (tastes like a vanilla milkshake, but it will be very green)

Frozen banana
Vanilla protein powder (we used Garden of Life Raw Meal)
Huge handful of spinach (good prebiotics- food for the probiotics)
A couple tablespoons of flax seed (hello, fiber!)
Non-dairy milk of choice (we used almond)
Splash of kombucha (extra probiotics and fruity flavor)
Handful of prunes (adds sweetness, and everybody knows their digestive benefits)
Vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt (we use the pink stuff)
Cup of ice
Smidge of maple syrup (totally unnecessary, but I wanted to make it an extra special sweet treat for my daughter)
Empty in one capsule of probiotics before blending (we use Garden of Life Raw Probiotics- there’s 85 billion live cultures, 32 different strains- good stuff)

Very delicious and very filling.

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