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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Smoothie, Hummus and Pattern

Yes, it has been a long time, a little over a year to be exact. With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Ravelry we have all had different outlets to share our daily joys and accomplishments. Keeping up a blog is a lot of pressure! Are the photos pretty enough? Am I boring? You know, people want useful things like, how to make something completely amazing using next to nothing?!

(Warning!: all my low sodium recipes have ingredients with lots of potassium. Potassium is not good for those with kidney issues. I need a lot of potassium in my diet so my recipes reflect it)
Smoothie? Yes please. We purchased the NutriBullet 900 pro and we are loving it. We have made Low sodium bean dips, hummus, smoothies, and almond pie crust with this little power house. Here is my favorite smoothie so far:
1 packed cup kale leaves
1 navel orange (take peel off),
1 banana,
4 strawberries,
2 or 3 dates (pits removed)
as much milk as you desire. (i don't put too much) if you want to up that protein (if your watching your waistline use almond milk)

Hummus? yup here is the recipe!
.25 cup whole roasted seasme seeds (160mgs)
2 Tblsp olive oil
1 can garbanzo beans drained (no salt added or organic has lower sodium as well)(400mgs)
2 garlic cloves
2 Tblsp dried parsley
.25 tsp coarse kosher salt (420mgs)
Fresh lemon
hot water as needed

1.Place sesame seeds in nutribullet first and keep pulsing as fine as desired, watch out because it will begin to turn wet.
2.then add all other ingridents.
3.if too thick add hot water by the tablespoon until smooth

4 servings (245mgs, I know that is not phenomenal, but it beats store brands and restaurants, and thats with the kosher salt added. you don't have to add that)

Pattern? Not to be misleading, but I am working on a free knit pattern right now, so you will have to wait a little bit longer. My next post will have the "pretty pictures" and a link to the PDF for the free pattern.