Tasty Tuesday- Kid Pleaser

This is your chance to please any kid (your inner child counts too) you have in your world!!

This yummy smoothie is perfect for breakfast or any time you need a tasty treat!

Here’s the magic:

2-3 cups almond milk

1 banana

3-4 dates (pitted)

2 oranges

1 cup of frozen mango

1 tbs chia seeds

Blend and enjoy!

Open in April…

April is here! Already?! Yup it’s here! Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and spring has finally decided to show up for us down here in the south. And I am here for it!! Yass!!

I looked up the word April in my study time and found that it is derived from the Latin word aperire which means “to open”, referring to the opening of flowers. That meaning seems so perfect for right now.

To be open, to be exposed, to be free. You can take that in so many directions. I feel that right now is the absolute divine time to be open. Not only in the natural, as we can see in the flowers, but also in our soul and spirit. We can open ourselves up to new opportunities, new experiences, new relationships, even new exercise regimens. This month I challenge you to open yourself up to something new. Try a new:

  • Fitness routine
  • Meditation practice
  • Book in the Bible
  • Location

I have decided to start a more consistent meditation practice. I am committing to 10 minutes daily. I believe this commitment will help open my mind to a whole new side of me!

What will you start this month?

Open your soul and spirit to receive something new, something fresh. This season of opening is very personal, but we know that one of the best ways to help ourself is to help others. Visit your local homeless shelter, retirement home, or school to volunteer your time. Expose others to something new.

Most important open yourself to receive more of God. Get alone with Him and be still. Let Him pour into you like never before.

I pray that this month you’re exposed to new opportunities, new experiences, and a new side of our loving Father. Let love pour in and out of you like never before.

Happy April!

Wonderfully Created1,

Patrice

Tasty Tuesday- LatteTime

Today’s recipe comes from the amazing Virpi Mikkonen from Vanelja πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

CONFESSION: I honestly chose this because it looked so pretty, I just had to try it!

Blueberry Latte

1-2 Tbs blueberries

1.5 cups oat milk (or any vegan milk)

1/3 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla powder

Blend all ingredients. Warm mixture in saucepan. Taste and add more spices if needed. Honey or coconut syrup can be added.

Let me know if you try this!!!

Enjoy 😊

Wonderfully Created1

Patrice

Tasty Tuesday- Smoothie Time

This is probably one of my “go-to” smoothies. It is packed with iron, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants. It’s simple. It’s tasty. It’s filling. What more can you ask for?!

Here’s the magic:

2-3 cups almond milk

1 cup spinach

1 cup frozen mix berries ( if you want fresh fruit, use a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries)

1tbs chia seeds

Agave or honey for taste

Blend and enjoy 😊

Wonderfully Created1,

Patrice

Tasty Tuesday -Beet It!

Ok so here’s another beet smoothie recipe. I really want to like this nutritious root!!! This smoothie is super simple and tasty. I will admit my kids did not approve this one. But it could be because they tasted several other sweeter smoothies before this one (or they just didn’t like it). I did however like this one better then the previous smoothie πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

Here’s the magic:

1/2 cup chopped beets

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

2 whole apples chopped

2-3 cups of water

Agave for taste

Blend and enjoy 😊

Give it a try and let me know how you like it!!

Wonderfully Created1,

Patrice

Tasty Tuesday – Refreshing Cilantro Smoothie

Cilantro? Yes cilantro in a smoothie! Cilantro is a delicious herb that I love to cook with. But this herb is also great to throw in a blender to add some nutrients to a smoothie. Cilantro is full of amazing benefits:

  • Helps rid the body of heavy metals
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of antioxidants
  • Improves sleep

Wow right?!! Cilantro is da bomb (sorry my 90s inner teenager came out) . I’ve combined this herb with complimentary fruits and veggie to make this one delicious treat!!

Here’s the magic:

  • Cilantro
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3 cups coconut water
  • Agave for taste

Blend and enjoy! Please let me know if you give this a try or if you have another cilantro smoothie recipe.

Wonderfully Created1,

Patrice

Fitness Friday!

I often hear that people don’t have time to workout. Which may be true or we just have to learn to prioritize better. We make time for what’s important to us.

This is a simple workout that can be done anywhere and anytime….even while watching your favorite T.V. Show 😊

Do 3-4 sets for a great workout!

Wonderfully Created1,

Patrice