Hi family, friends and fellow bloggers!
I’m excided to relaunch Ellie Bleu with new recipes, interviews, and book reviews.
Over the years I’ve flirted with plant-based nutrition. To be honest, I found it hard to fully commit. There’s a lot of prep-work involved if you want to stay clear from processed foods. Then I watched The Game Changers and saw how a plant-based diet helps elite athletes, veterans, and first responders. I started wondering if it would also aid those dealing with anxiety and PTSD. It was then when I decided to blog about my journey.
With my doctor’s thumbs-up, a few supplements, and extensive research, I’m ready to commit to my 365-day challenge. Yep. One year without dairy, meat, fish…turkey…sausage stuffing…Okay, I know its a little crazy to start this during the holiday season. I’ll need some suggestions on what to serve for family gatherings.
I got out my juicer and blender today and made a Strawberry Apple Beet Smoothie. This would be a fun one to make with little ones.
Strawberry Apple Beet Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 min
2 apples of your choice juiced *
2 beets juiced *
1 small frozen banana already peeled and cut into slices
4 frozen strawberries
3 tablespoons of hemp hearts
1. Clean and juice the apples and beets or boil them in water before blending.
2. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
*I made a huge batch of beet and apple juice. Then, I filled up ice-cube trays to have for later on. In the past, I’ve also peeled and boiled the beets and apples before blending them together.