Tuesday, January 27, 2015

'Skinny' Root Beer Float

Recently I had a taste for a root beer float, but needed to find one without the calories and sugar! I searched through my recipe collection and Pinterest, but could not come up with a suitable recipe. Shocking!  So I decided to create my own. After several failed experiments, I came up with a pretty tasty THM friendly version of a root beer float. Enjoy!



In your blender or Bullet, combine the following:

1 c. unsweetened Almond/Coconut Milk (I used unsweetened coconut/almond blend)
1/4 c. water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use whey powder, but use your favorite)
1/2 tsp. Glucomannan powder (this makes it very frothy & creamy)
2 tsp. root beer concentrate (found at Wal-Mart or most grocery stores, with the extracts)
2 tiny squirts of liquid stevia (or 1/8 tsp. stevia - to taste)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 c. ice

The longer you run the bullet/blender, the creamier your root beer float will get. Mine was SO close to tasting like ice cream, that it was a real treat!



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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Taking Back My Home Week Three

I'm working and posting a few days late on this linkup, thanks to illness and some other things that just took up the bulk of my free time this week. Despite all the extra busyness of the week,  I was happy to still get the pantry cleaned out and organized, to keep up with 34 Weeks of Clean.  

I am posting some before/after shots of my pantry cabinet. Most of my food storage is in a pantry in my basement which received a recent overhaul and happily didn't need any extra attention. Our day to day stuff is kept in a small cabinet in the kitchen, which, for some reason, gets out of control very quickly.

Not too long ago I had gone through and removed any expired food, so the project turned into more of an 'organizational' one than a deep cleaning one, although the pantry can always benefit from a little scrubdown!



While I am still working through the Declutter 365 Project I was happy that the tasks overlapped each other this week, so I was able to slowly work through both projects. Even though I'm a little behind, I am anticipating getting all caught up this coming week, and ending January in a cleaner, more organized fashion.

One big change I have implemented, after decluttering my counters, was to really work at keeping them clean, cleared off,  and polished. It has been working well and making everyone's life easier.

This week's tasks continue to be working through the kitchen cabinets and drawers, focusing on decluttering and organizing food and supplies. By the end of January, I am going to have one really functional kitchen!



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Virtual Refrigerator - Painting Lessons

My youngest loves painting and has been taking lessons with her grandma. Here is her latest work. It looks warm and inviting, especially when we are experiencing snow and freezing temps!



To enjoy other home school art work, check out the virtual refrigerator blog hop at Homeschool Coffee Break.




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