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7 – Kid-friendly Smoothies or Shakes

Week 7 – Kid-friendly Smoothies or Shakes

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This week you will need

– your agave nectar

– some coconut water (can buy these in bulk now)

– frozen bananas (1/2 banana per smoothie)

 – fruit:

Red – strawberries or raspberries

Purple – Blueberries

Orange – Peaches

Ask your kids what color smoothie or shake they would like, and blend the above ingredients.

Pour & add a straw!

This is one of my favorite ways to get my fruit quota for the day.


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5 – Raw Agave Nectar

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WEEK 5 – Raw Agave Nectar

Agave nectar is a natural sweetener from the Agave cactus plant, boasting a low glycemic index.

We used the raw agave nectar week 2 and 3 to make delicious desserts.  I wanted to make an extra note on agave nectar this week, because I do believe it deserves a week of its own.

The other day, my husband used raw agave nectar as a syrup on his gluten free waffle.  He felt it was just as sweet if not sweeter than regular syrup, but no sugar crash happened after eating it.  My mom and I also tried it on her silver-dollar pancakes, and really liked the smoothness and sweetness of it.

I also added raw agave nectar to my gluten free spaghetti sauce to sweeten it a bit, and bring down the level of spiciness.  I loved the sweetness.  It was just as good as adding brown sugar to my sauce.  This nectar is a nugget of goodness.  A friend of ours uses it in his coffee even, instead of sugar, so my mom and I tried that as well in the video.

This is such a great example of a baby step towards going raw, even if you are using it randomly and not on all raw items!  I give you permission to go for it!


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4 – Raw Almond Butter

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WEEK 4 – Raw Almond Butter

Another simple, but excellent raw addition to my life is raw almond butter.

Now there is a store I have found where this is really inexpensive, so I encourage you to shop around.  Some places are really expensive, but one is almost a third of the expensive price.  You can buy it creamy or crunchy.  I love the crunchy one!  My mom loves the creamy one.

  • Buy raw almond butter – crunchy or creamy – this week.
  • Add it to your banana for breakfast or a dessert with the raw honey.

A spoonful of half almond butter (or less) and half honey (or less) on each bite of banana satisfies my sweet tooth.  And I have a very sweet tooth!  (Remember, I grew up eating lots of pastries and donuts.)

Follow Trisha’s (my mom’s) progress and mine in our 52 weeks to improve our health.


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