Photo Credit Goes to Amy Green of the Simply Sugar and Gluten Free Blog
A few months ago, I shared a recipe created by Amy Green who writes the Simply Sugar and Gluten Free Blog. That recipe is that of her Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Immunity Booster Cookie. What I didn’t do then was tell you a little about Amy. What inspired me about Amy was reading her story about how she struggled with her weight for a number of years and while she would manage to lose it, it never stayed away for very long. I think we can all relate with her frustration.
One day, because of a friend who had a similar issue, Amy found out that she had a type of food allergy that when she ate flour or sugar, she would get huge food cravings which always resulted in her eating too much. Although it took awhile to accept, she eventually eliminated all those foods from her diet which caused her problems and has managed to maintain a 60 pound weight loss for over 6 years. You can read her story here.
Amy definitely had to make changes in her diet, what she eats and what she cooks . One great thing that came out all of this is her blog where she shares recipes that are sugar free and gluten free. For those of you who may suffer from this same condition, are diabetic or just want to eliminate more sugar in your diet, Amy’s blog is a great resource, so you should check it out. Click here to see the original post of this recipe.
Blackberry Kefir Smoothie
1 cup store-bought plain kefir or you can make your own using a kefir starter
1/4 cup blackberries
3/4 cup frozen fruit (I used mangos, pineapples, & strawberries.)
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 teaspoonchia seeds
1/4 cup water, if needed
powdered stevia to taste (I used 1 packet.)
Put all ingredients into your blender or VitaMix in the order listed except the water. Start on low and quickly increase to high, using the tamper to push into the blades if using a VitaMix. Otherwise you might have to stop and scrape down the blender. Add a little water if needed to get your smoothie to the perfect consistency. Sweeten to taste, pour into a chilled glass, and serve. Makes 1 or 2 servings.
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