If you asked me two years ago what Kale is I would not have been able to tell you. But Kale has become one of my favorite vegetables. This easy to grow, dark green leafy nutritious superfood can eaten raw, stir fried, added to casseroles or omelets or even smoothies.
Here is Kale Smoothy recipe found on Earthhour’s Tumblr
Therese Kerr’s Berry and Kale Smoothie
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
FREEZING TIME: overnight for banana and berries
NOTE: You can use fresh berries and bananas and just add a few ice cubes to make the shake thicker and cold. Omit yoghurt and add up to 1 frozen banana for vegan.
1 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 cup yoghurt or coconut yoghurt (or use more fruit for vegan)
1 cup chopped kale or silver beet (chard) (packed)
1 cup of spinach leaves
½ frozen banana (coarsely chopped)
¼ cup each frozen blueberries and raspberries
2 heaped tbsp Vital Protein Powder (or other protein powder)
1 – 2 tbsp honey or agave syrup (to taste)
2 tsp melted coconut oil or chia oil
1 – 2 tbsp cocoa powder (add a little more honey or agave syrup if desired), ½ cup strawberries, 1 – 2 tsp chia seeds, 1 – 2 tbsp maca powder, 1 – 2 tbsp Vital Greens Powder
1. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until well combined.
2. Check to see if it needs more sweetener or liquid and blend again.
3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed up to one day.
For more incredible healthy recipes have a look at Therese’s iBook Lunchbox Solutions, for more information click here: http://theresekerr.com/books/lunchbox-solutions/
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I am middle aged, frustratingly sedentary and trying hard to stay healthy and keep the weight off. I exercise when I can and maintain a relatively healthy diet. But could I be doing more?
This arrived in my inbox this morning and I liked the idea so much that I thought I would share.
SIMPLEST TIP EVER: WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK WARM WATER & LEMON
One of the easiest health tips you’ll ever hear to radically boost your health
The Chalkboard 5.4.12
Your mind may say you have to check emails, take the dog out, get the kids out the door, that you can’t be late for work or that you just don’t have enough time to cultivate your own morning rituals. But if you can only make time for one ritual that will improve your health, let it be this: start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. It’s so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore.
Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter your experience of the day. Don’t be surprised if you begin to view mornings in a new light.
Like I said, the recipe is really simple – a cup of warm (not hot) water and the juice from half a lemon.
Please read the full article to find out what the many benefits are.
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The Derry Energy & Environmental Advisory Committee will be sponsoring a free seminar on how to save energy in the home at the Derry Public Library on Saturday, May 18th from 2:00 to 4:00. Participants will learn about simple and inexpensive home improvement projects that will save energy, save money and make you more comfortable year-round.
This seminar will be presented by Tom Minnon, who has over 35 years of experience in energy conservation and renewable energy. “Most homeowners can do several inexpensive things to save energy and money on their heating and hot water bills” says Minnon. “Up to 30% of a home’s heat loss is due to air infiltration. We’ll show homeowners how to identify those areas where infiltration is occurring and how to seal them”.
Windows are a major source of heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. Even the most energy efficient windows only have an insulating value equal to about 1” of fiberglass insulation. Applying energy saving films, adding the proper storm windows, weatherstripping and using the right drapes and blinds can have a significant impact on energy use and human comfort. This seminar will show homeowners how to improve their existing windows and what to look for in buying new windows.
Most homes’ attic insulation is way below recommended levels. Here in Southern NH, attic insulation should have an R-Value of 50 or more. That’s equivalent to about 16” of fiberglass insulation. If your home has less than that, this seminar will show you how to efficiently and effectively bring it up to standard. Minnon adds, “Just as important to adding insulation in the attic is making sure that the attic has proper ventilation. Improper or ineffective ventilation can result in mold growth in the attic and ice dams during winter”
A major source of energy use in the home is heating hot water. Adding insulation to an electric water heater, insulating hot water pipes and installing a timer can reduce the cost of heating hot water. Minnon will also show participants how to make a simple solar hot water heater that is very effective during the warmer months, resulting in savings of up to 50%.
The Derry Library is located at 64 E. Broadway. Prior registration is not required.
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