Tuesday, June 10, 2008

~A Little Love From the Kitchen~

(the clean part of my kitchen this morning.)

Now I'm no Martha Stewart...(insert 'Thank God' here.)but in an effort to put off all the things I should be doing this morning, I thought I'd come here and share a few little goodies that I've really been loving lately...

*My morning smoothie. Since I've quit drinking coffee,and started drinking this, my energy level has skyrocketed...and it's pretty simple to make...

1 cup of soy milk
1/2 cup of organic frozen blueberries
1 cup of organic baby spinach leaves
1/2 a banana
1 tbsp. of organic flaxseed powder
1 tbsp. of Greens+
1 scoop of Proteins+

Pop this all in a blender...and you're good to go. I find it keeps me full until lunch...and a couple of cups of green tea give me enough of a caffeine buzz to get by.:)

*Homemade Veggie Spray
I find it really hard to get all the produce I need organically...unless I want to drive an hour each way twice a week to get it.(Which is just not practical.) This is Sophie Uliano's recipe for Veggie Spray. It is supposed to remove a lot of pesticide residues from your produce...and of course clean it. It's super simple.
In a spray bottle mix:

1 cup of filtered water
1 cup of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of baking soda
20 drops of grapefruit seed extract
(This mixture will fizz like crazy to begin with, so I'd mix it in the sink.)

Then all you do is spray your food. Let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse.

The last thing I wanted to share was Homemade Lavender Water.I found this recipe on the internet somewhere. You can just lightly spritz your fabrics with it, or use it in your iron...(although I try to avoid mine like the plague.)

In a glass jar or spray bottle mix:

1 cup of filtered water
1 tablespoon of vodka
15-20 drops of Lavender essential oil

I'd love to here any of your new recipes or ideas that are making your life a little more lovely too...



daisies said...

i have nothing to share right now as i am taking a wee break from work and my brain is a bit mushy with numbers but i love these recipes that you shared and i will be sure to try them :)

i am a big water drinker, i drink all day long and usually splash some fresh squeezed lemon in for flavour :)

have a beautiful day and thanks for all the great tips :)

Jaime said...

I make a smoothie every morning with blueberries, strawberries and acai berry...I wonder what it would taste like if I added spinach leaves? Hmmm.

Does the veggie spray make your food smell like vinegar? I would love to buy everything organic too, but it's just too expensive, so I do what I can.

I most definitely have to try the lavender water...lavender is one of my most favourite scents...it's so calming.

These are wonderful :)

Brandi said...

I love your sharings! thank you!!!

(and the pic is gorgeous!)

julochka said...

i'm so jealous. a picture of an intact and neat and wonderful kitchen. mine is non-existent at the moment. :-( but there is light at the end of the tunnel. the new tap arrived for the kitchen sink today and the fridge, stove and dishwasher are in (but alas still at the shop)...i'll have to come back and look at yours for comfort. :-)

julochka said...

wait...forgot to mention..love the idea of using vodka in ironing...what could possibly make it more bearable, i couldn't imagine! :-)