Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Shake up your life

Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible, all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you. Personally for me i like to stay away from burgers, cakes and anything that contains wheat and gluten. About nine years ago the doctor diagnosed me with celiac diseaseThe only treatment for celiac disease is a lifelong gluten-free diet.  Eating gluten, no matter how small the amount, can damage the intestine. A gluten-free diet means avoiding all foods that contain wheat, rye, and barley.

Despite these restrictions, people with celiac disease can eat a well-balanced diet with a variety of foods, including bread and pasta. Many gluten-free products are now made with potato, rice, soy, or bean flour. In addition, plains meat, fish, fruits and vegetables do not contain gluten, so celiacs can eat as much of these foods as they like. You can expand your range of healthy food choices and learn how to plan ahead to create and maintain a tasty, healthy diet. Unfortunately for me i tend to eat some foods with wheat in and sadly gluten is in most foods, i do tend to feel my stomach hurting shortly after and it expands and makes me look three months pregnant! I do try to do my best not to eat foods that i know are going to affect me. I have found some great shakes that contain fruit and some recipes that look good and tasty to eat. Some may contain gluten, wheat or nuts so do check them out first.

Mixed-Berry Shake


  1. In a blender, combine half of the ice cream, berries, and milk. Puree until smooth, stopping occasionally to stir with a spoon. Pour into glasses. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.


  • quart vanilla ice cream
  • 6 ounces unsweetened frozen berries (such as strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
  • 2 cups whole milk
Raw Vegan sweet kale

1 scoop Uber Greens
2 t Tocotriene powder
1 T maca powder
1 T cacao nibs
1 T bee pollen
2 cups raw spinach
10 raw almonds

3/4 cup coconut milk or 3/4 ZICO natural coconut water
1/2 T agave
15-20 ice cubs

Mango Shake


1 mango, peeled and sliced (2 cups)
1/2 fresh medium pineapple, cored, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
1 tsp organic crystallized ginger, chopped
1 cup skim milk
1 tbsp raw honey
4 to 6 ice cubes
Fresh mint, chopped, optional

Caramel Latte Shake


  • 2 cups coffee ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1/3 cup of milk, Semi skimmed
  • 3 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream


  1. Combine ice cream, milk and 2 Tbsp. caramel sauce in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Top each with whipped cream and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. caramel sauce.

Mint Shake

Emerald mint milkshake recipe

Makes 3 servings
(I just love this, it's great for St Patricks day)


  • 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick, Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick, Green Food Color
  • Whipped cream and green sprinkles (optional)


  1. Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in blender; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately. 


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