Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Homemade Granola Bars {In My Kitchen}

I found the recipe for these Granola Bars from here

They were SO delicious, moist and SO easy...here are the couple of changes I made or will make in the future...

~I didn't have quick oats so I used Old Fashioned which made them not hold together as well..but still delicious :)

~Next time I will omit the 1/2 cup of brown sugar...with the honey and applesauce, the extra sweetness is just not needed

~I made mine with chocolate chips, cranberries and coconut...mmmmm!

~I also threw in a tablespoon or so of ground flax seeds and wheat germ :)

Give these a try...I think you'll love them!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A new {Favorite Thing}

I had seen these in several magazines awhile back, and had been on the lookout for them...
well, I finally tracked some down :)

EOS Lip Balms
ok...first, are they not the cutest little things??
The flavors are (pink) Summer Fruit - smells like peaches
(citron) Honeysuckle Honeydew - yum!
(light blue) Sweet Mint - can't seem to find this one :(

They have lots of great qualities..
Paraben free
Gluten free
Petrolatum free
Phthalate free
Shea butter and Vit E

I had been looking for them in the cosmetic sections of Walgreens and Rite Aid (the only two stores I know of that carry them in my area), but found out they are in the aisle with Chapstick, Carmex, etc...just FYI

Just a new summer favorite!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Green Smoothie {In My Kitchen}

I have been making a Green Smoothie almost everyday!
It is so yummy and a great way for me to get some extra greens.

Here is how I make mine:

1 fist full of kale
1/2 apple chopped
1/2 banana
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
a little water (if I have coconut water, I use that)
a little crushed ice

*I have also added a little coconut oil and sometimes flax oil*
I blend this up in my little Magic Bullet and voila!

I have also seen other recipes using spinach, cucumber and pear...so I think I might give some of those things a try too!

Let me know if you make this, or have another recipe for me to try!