Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Strawberry Smoothie from Knowgluten.me (976x600)

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Strawberry Smoothie

I crave sugar. If you were to hear that out loud it would be “I crrrraaaaaavvvvvvvvveeee sugar”. But I’m trying to cut back. Way back. Or at least eat only natural sugars in very reduced amounts. I’m eating apples instead of ice cream. I’ve replaced some of the sweeter fruits and vegetables like carrots in my fresh juice with more neutral choices like cucumbers. Continue reading

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Smoothie

Three year olds seem to have a sixth sense. When you’ve had little sleep and have a lot to do, they absolutely need your undivided attention all day. Welcome to my morning. So far I’ve played princesses and blocks, starred in a play with lots of sword fighting and a bear in which everyone dies at the end, and made three year old’s breakfast. Laundry, dishes, and my breakfast lunch are on the back burner for now. (I’m sneaking in this quick post while we peruse the PBS kids website). Luckily I’ve got half a can of pumpkin in the fridge from the grain free pumpkin muffins I made yesterday and that means Pumpkin Smoothies!! I love smoothies, they’re quick to make, healthy and let me “eat” breakfast on the move. They’re an absolute must for me because I often don’t have time to prepare a gluten free meal for myself.  Continue reading