For a quick and easy breakfast, combine the following in a blender:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 c. strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 Tbl. raw almond butter

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Nutrition info per serving (whole recipe): 430 calories, 17g fat (1g saturated), 73g carbohydrate, 11g fiber, 12g protein.

 Serve as a side salad, starter or snack!

  • 4 cups strawberries, quartered (1 pound)
  • 2 Tbl thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp raw organic sugar 
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

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