Vegan Black Eyed Pea Dip with Avocado

Posted on February 24 by
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Ingredients

2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons hot sauce
3 cups black eyed peas rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups corn
1 red bell pepper chopped
2 green onions sliced thinly
1 ripe avocado cut into small cubes
1/2 cup cilantro roughly chopped

Instructions

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, salt, pepper and hot sauce together. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the black eyed peas, corn, bell pepper, onion and avocado. Fold gently to combine. Sprinkle with cilantro then drizzle with the dressing. Fold to combine once more and serve.

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Coffee .......

Posted on February 20 by
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A report revealed coffee could potentially reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions or relieve some symptoms.

The results support past studies that found coffee protects the neurological system, reduces cognitive decline and improves insulin sensitivity.

Coffee crops are heavily sprayed with pesticides, so seek out organic selections; consider grinding it at home and drinking it without sugar.

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Love Good Fats....

Posted on February 18 by
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As I was walking through Sprouts grocery, they were handing out samples of this new bar called "love good fats". It is a line of keto friendly bars (5 grams of net carbs) and shakes.

I tried the peanut butter chocolatey.... the taste was ok but I am not a super fan of the consistency. It felt lighter than a 3 Musketeers, so it literally can melt in your mouth. It is a great choice for keto, but for 8 grams of net carbs, I much prefer Autumns Gold grain free granola bars.

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Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Posted on February 17 by
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Ingredients

1/4 c. Organic Greek yogurt
6 Tbsp. Organic milk (or unsweetened almond or flax milk)
½ Frozen banana (or 1/2 of an avocado)
1 ½ c. Frozen raspberries
4 tsp. Dark chocolate cocoa powder
1-2 tsp. Honey (or monk fruit or stevia)
4-5 Ice cubes

Instructions

Place all ingredients, except ice cubes, into a blender.
Blend until desired consistency. Add ice cubes and process again until ice is completely crushed and blended throughout. Serve immediately.

Notes
Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups.

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