Cucumber Mint Milkshake

Cucumber Mint Milkshake

 

This is one of my new favorite things.  The recipe is low in carbs and high in nutrients, protein, and flavor.  It is super easy to make.  Throw it together and blend.

Recipe:

1 cup ice

2 mint leaves

1/4 large cucumber

1 cup spinach

1 scoop vanilla whey protein

1 cup 30 calorie almond milk or skim milk–the whey protein adds substance

1 squeeze of a lemon (about 1/2 to 1 tsp)

1/4 T ground cinnamon (velvet finish)

1/8 tsp ground ginger

1 packet truvia or a stevia leaf (optional)

Your going to love it!

Tawnie Goodwin

 

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Sugar-Free Roasted Cinnamon Nuts

Nuts Over Cinnamon

I am “Nuts Over Cinnamon!”  Cinnamon is known to be a good blood sugar stabilizer and I use it on almost everything sweet.  I always love the smell of the cinnamon nuts at the mall but they can be loaded with sugar.  I paired a sugar substitute with cinnamon and nuts for a quick snack that won’t kill your healthy ambitions.  Additionally, nuts have protein, are high in good fats, and digest slowly.  Below is my Sugar-Free Roasted Cinnamon Nut recipe:

Ingredients:

3 C Nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, or walnuts)

1 Egg White

1/2 tsp Salt

1 and 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/8 C Baking Splenda

Baking Instructions:

Coat a baking sheet or pan with cooking spray.  I place aluminum foil on top of the pan for easy cleaning.  Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour.  Stir every 15 minutes.

Lemon Basil Garlic Salad Dressing

My Favorite!
This dressing is one of my favorites because it is low in sodium and rich in good fats and flavor.

1 T EVOO, 1 T Lemon Juice, 1 clove minced Garlic, 1 tsp dried Basil (or 1 T fresh), 1/8 tsp ground Black Pepper, Dash of Salt if you prefer.

Mix the ingredients and let them set for at least an hour.  This recipe is for one person.  Double it accordingly and enjoy!

Tawnie Goodwin