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My Morning Smoothie

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Ingredients:
1 banana
Frozen blueberries (prob about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cucumber
1 carrot
2 cups spinach
Small handful raw sunflower seeds
Cinnamon
Coconut water (about 1/2 cup)

BLEND
Serves 1.5 (Ben had small glass)

My little niece Ryah LOVES her morning green smoothie!!!!  (This photo was text to me this morning all the way from Alaska – LOVE)   I know hers had kale & a zest of frozen lemon. This is a GREAT way to sneak greens into your kids’ belly’s!!!

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Amy Approved Salmon & Spinach w/ Peanut Sauce

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Here is a balanced and easy salmon dinner. I baked my salmon for 25 min at 350 degrees. I squeezed fresh lemon and put fresh dill on top (dried dill is fine). The spinach dish takes 5 minutes, has a TON of nutrients and is yummy! I do have this recipe already posted but I will remind you.

Spinach w/ Peanut Ginger Sauce

8 cups organic spinach
3 tbsps organic peanut butter
2 tsps fresh grated ginger (I used powdered)
1 tsp tamari, coconut aminos or Braggs liquid aminos
1 tsp maple syrup or brown rice syrup
1/2 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsps hot water
2 tbsps chopped organic peanuts

Steam the spinach for only 2 minutes. Remove & set aside.

In bowl whisk together peanut butter, maple syrup, ginger, tamari, sesame oil & hot water. Place spinach on serving dish, drizzle sauce over top, finish w/ chopped peanuts, toss all together and serve.

When you cook spinach just a bit and add a fat source (oil, peanut butter etc) you absorb 3 times the amount of iron from the green powerhouse!

My client Kristy made this same dish and I have to say hers looks better than mine! She marinated her salmon in Soyaki (a non-high fructose corn syrup teriyaki sauce) before she baked it. Here is her dish:

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