The Covid 19 Pandemic, BLM, and now the fires. God, help us.
I made a Youtube video going into all the deets – watch it here (& I will also embed it below)! I am new (and oh so late) to the smoothie game but I really love this one and have noticed a huge change in my hunger levels and skin since incorporating these into my daily diet, especially because I have been exercising more!!
#AllergicToEverything Easy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Great for keeping your hunger levels at bay, especially when increasing your exercise routines!
- 1 handful Parsley
- 1 handful Spinach
- 1 stalk Celery
- 1 Banana 1/2 to 1 whole
- 1 chunk Ginger peeled
- 1 to 2 Tbsp Chia seeds see what I use in the notes!
- 1 to 2 tsp Matcha see what I use in the notes!
- 1 scoop Collagen powder see what I use in the notes!
- 1/2 scoop Super green powder see what I use in the notes!
- 1 to 2 Tbsp Peanut butter
- 1/2 dropper Stevia extract 1/2 dropper or 2 scoops of powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla – 1 tsp
- 2 tsp Turmeric
- 1 pinch Salt omit if using salted peanut butter
- 2 grinds Black pepper to activate the turmeric
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup Vanilla Almond milk, unsweetened depending on how thick you like your smoothie
- 2 handfuls Ice
- 1/2 dropper CBD oil optional
Throw everything into a blender and blend until it churns smoothly.
I drink about 1/2 of this a day and save the leftovers for the next day ;)…this works well if using an insulated cup/mug!
It’s summer. We’re still pretty much locked down. I’m back to my natural state of NOT BEING A MORNING PERSON. This is my lazy iced latte. It takes about a minute to make.
#AllergicToEverything Lazy Iced Latte
An easy way to get your morning caffine: a lazy, iced latte with almond milk.
- 1-2 tsp instant coffee
- 1-2 scoops stevia extract powder or 4 drops liquid, or sweetener of choice
- 1 inch hot water
- ice enough to fill your glass
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any milk
- 1 splash or dash vanilla or cinnamon optional
- 1 splash half and half optional, if you're feeling indulgent
Get out a tall glass. Add the instant coffee and stevia. Pour about an inch of hot water into the glass. Mix with a knife if your glass is tall and skinny 😉
Add enough ice to the mixture to fill the glass. Pour over milk of choice until glass is full. Stir it up.
Add a splash of half and half or vanilla or cinnamon to jazz it up if you like!
Move to the couch.
Adding a splash of half and half gives this quick latte recipe a rich feel. Same thing with flavorings – vanilla, cinnamon, ginger – add whatever you like.
If you are going to do yoga, btw – this is my current fav. Julia Marie will kick your ass but it feels good. I’m doing this 30 day challenge for the second time and it’s still A CHALLENGE. Exercise is definitely part of staying sane these days.
There is nothing like a Sunday morning and homemade biscuits. This is my first official batch but I have to say, they hit the spot. Not as good as my dear friend, Alisha, makes them but it was my first shot and I am happy!!
#AllergicToEverything Sunday Biscuits
Gluten-free, corn-free sunday morning Biscuits.
- 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
- 3 tbsp butter cubed and cold
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder corn-free
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk +1 tsp white vinegar (optional, makes it into buttermilk)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Wisk together flour, salt, baking powder. Add in cubed, cold butter. Use pasty blender to mix it until coarse. Knead with your hands about 10 times.
Sprinkle a little flour on your cutting board and roll out the dough to desired thickness (they will not rise). Cut out your buscuits and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. This recipe makes 4.
Bake 15-20 minutes, keep an eye on them and pull them out when just getting golden.
Serve warm with butter or jam, or make a breakfast sammy!
If your butter gets to warm the biscuits will not turn out as well. You can pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking – or just work fast 😉
The weather has been back and forth on the east coast and the change in climate kills my skin. Here are two easy face masks you can make with ingredients from your pantry! They are both hydrating and soothing for inflamed skin.
#AllergicToEverything Brighten & Moisturize Face Mask
A facemask that brightens and moisturizes stressed out skin.
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix honey, cinnamon, and lemon juice in a small dish. Put on face and leave for 10-20 minutes. Wash off with a warm towel!
#AllergicToEverything Soothe & Calm Face Mask
An easy face mask to sooth and calm irritated skin.
- 2 tbsp greek yogurt
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
Mix the yogurt, honey, and turmeric in a small bowl. Put on face and let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes. Remove with a warm washcloth.
I was on a Zoom with my childhood friend’s soon-to-be-hubby and he suggested a couple of recipes. He owns an ayurvedic catering company in LA and I’m constantly battling inflammation with my autoimmune issues. I have found Turmeric, also known as Haldi, to make a difference in my diet. It’s Sunday, so I thought, why not. Haldi Pani, Turmeric Water.
The trick, JJ says, it is to drink it warm. Not hot, warm.
#AllergicToEverything Haldi Pani
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water), an antiinflamitory and immune boosting coayurvedic ncoction.
- 1 cup warm water I used my electric kettle and let it cool
- t tsp turmeric
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 grind fresh ground black pepper
Boil water, stir in the turmeric, lemon juice, pepper. Let it cool until warm.
Drink when warm (not hot)!