I’m back on track this week and have an awesome smoothie recipe for you! This is one that I’ve been making for years and comes from one of my favorite raw food advocates, Paul Nison. You can find him on Goodreads by clicking HERE. He’s written a handful of books. The one I’ve read is:
The Raw Life: Becoming Natural in an Unnatural World
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Blurb: This Book will help you learn about health and to achieve your goals. It will simply teach you the way to get the results you desire with the raw food diet. It’s an easy book to understand why and how to eat with simple recipes to help you on your path. Many people who start out on a raw food diet have started with this book. Others who have been eating a raw diet for many years love the interviews in this book with long term raw fooders.
Bahini Smoothie – This is how I make it…
- 5-6 Bananas peeled – Frozen Bananas are best!
- 1/4 cup Tahini
- 1-2 TB Coconut butter or manna – (flaked coconut works too)
- 1-2 TB Raw Honey
- Dash of salt – Himalayan or a salt with minerals preferred
- Dash of Bee Pollen (optional)
- 1 TB Barleymax Powder (optional – You can use any ‘green’ powder or fresh greens) I used a tsp of Moringa
- 1 cup of ice or more depending on how much you want. If you use frozen bananas, you barely need any ice at all.
- Paul uses a good amount of water, I only use about a half cup or so. I like my smoothies thicker, if you want it thinner, just add more water.
You can watch Paul make the smoothie in this video, or scroll down to see mine…
This will make roughly 40 ounces or so.
-Add all the ingredients in the order listed to the blender-
-Start blending slow and then increase to high speed-
-Blend until smooth-
-I added in some chia seeds as well-
-Just be sure to stir the chia seeds in and they’ll become gelatinous-
Here’s why I love chia seeds…
Chia Seed Nutrition Profile – From Dr. Axe
The reason Chia seeds are so beneficial is due to them being rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals such as:
- Dietary fiber (11g – 42% recommended daily value)
- Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV)
- Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg)
- Omega-6 fatty acids (1620 mg)
- Calcium (77 mg – 18% RDV)
- Copper (0.1 mg – 3% RDV)
- Phosphorus (265 mg – 27% RDV)
- Potassium (44.8 mg – 1% RDV)
- Zinc (1.0 mg – 7% RDV)
Chia also contains essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and they are a rich source of anti-oxidants.
This weeks books: You can add by clicking covers…
The Appointment: Lost & Found Book 1 by Luke Narlee
Author Luke P. Narlee returns with another wild and unpredictable tale about the human condition. Only this time, there’s an entire country at stake.
Blurb: Depression has swept across the nation since the initiation of the Lockdown. The public has been systematically deprived of anything that brings them entertainment, or allows them to express emotion.
When an utterly hopeless Jacob Johansen receives an invitation to attend a mysterious appointment at an anonymous facility, he agrees, considering he has nothing to lose. He takes this opportunity to peel himself away from the drab repetition of the day-to-day routine he’s come to know and reignite a sense of purpose in his life.
Jacob agrees to go forward with a series of tests in which he is immersed in a dream realm that reminds him of the man he was and shows him the potential of the man he could become.
As Jacob engages in his own self-exploration, he is met with the sober realization that his own actions, decisions or avoidances could have a ripple effect, deeper than any dreamer could have fathomed.
I’m really enjoying this so far. I read Luke Narlee’s Guest Bed when it first came out and liked it so, I was excited to learn about his new book. This is definitely not like any other book I’ve read. –
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalván
Blurb: A heartwarming dog story like no other: Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, changes a former soldier’s life forever.
A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, his physical wounds and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. He wondered if he would ever recover.
Then Luis met Tuesday, a sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived among prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, and he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being–until Luis.
Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how, together, they healed each other’s souls.
-This story is quite amazing. I recently read Tuesday Tucks Me In by this author. It’s such an inspiring story about a wounded soldier who becomes best friends with his service dog named Tuesday. I haven’t gotten very far in the book yet, but so far it’s good. I’ll have a more in depth post about this story next week. –
I hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s Breakfast and a book – Please feel free to leave comments below…